Monday, February 13, 2012


Hi my sweet friends!  I'm back home from almost a week of visiting our grandgirls at our daughter Sofia and SIL's new house.  This trip will be a next post, right now all I want is to wish everyone of you a HAPPY VALENTINE'S filled with lots of love! 
Tomorrow we'll be having dinner by candle light, the two of us in this table, with some Chinese take out hubby loves!  The soup bowls are perfect for some wanton soup with veggies.  We'll see about the rest of the menu, lol...
 I did my third Valentine's table for February 14, 2012...on my vintage French, with Carrara marble top table, in the foyer, or receiver and flanked by our two French stripped chairs.

 The red stems are vintage and they belonged to my MIL.
My red chargers with vintage doilies from Belgium.

 The dinner plate is from my fine china set. I like to mix and match colors like red and black.
 The red plate is from a set of four dinner and mug plates...they're made in Ecuador.
The heart soup bowls I bought while visiting my daughter Sofia and found them for $1,45 at her supermarket.
I love this table for tomorrow, Valentine's Day, as we will be having chinese take out, which we simply love!
I high shot, so you can see the red bows design inside the soup bowls. These heart soup bowls are simple, but cute and perfect! I saw some heart shape dinner plates which I bought for my grandgirls...I didn't like the idea that they were pink, with checks and dots and wouldn't have matched my reds, or these bowls for that matter.
This antique, transparent, bone china tea set is from after WWI. I have six teacups and saucers and two teapots, one big and one small and a sugar bowl, which have dragon handles.
I love to mix black and red, it's so dramatic and romantic too.  The antique Chinese tea set has lots of red as well.
On your left corner you can see the smaller teapot.
The pretty hand painted platter was made by us at our former Ceramic Co.
I'm also using my pair of vintage French couple, wearing blue hats.
Anyway, here goes my Valentine's tablescape which I also dedicate to all of you my dearest blog friends. May you have a wonderful lovers day, filled with lots of love!

Happy Valentine's to the wonderful hostesses and thank you so much for having me, as well.

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  1. Los tazones en forma de corazón me encantaron.
    Beso Fabby y que pases un día lleno de amor.

  2. Oh my I so love your tea set! Happy Valentines day!


  3. Hi Fabby!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you!
    I'm sure your meal will be wonderful on that lovely table setting! The tea set is fabulous! Love your cute white heart shaped bowls!
    Have a lovely day!

  4. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Jocelyn @

  5. Fabby, such a pretty table, as always! I wish you and your hubby a very Happy Valentine's Day!! Be sure to pop over and get in on my new giveaway! **hugs**

  6. Simply over the top GORGEOUS, Fabby! And the furniture......sigh!!! Happy VDAY!

  7. How beautiful it all is, you worked so hard at all of that lovely tablescape.
    xx jeanetteann

  8. Your tea table looks festive Fabby and I like your new heart-shaped soup bowls; they'd be fun to use anytime.
    Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy your Chinese food.

  9. Oh my, what a lovely tablescape. Your china and accessories are just amazing. The tea set is stunning. Sorry you are having problems linking up. I don't know why. Hugs, Marty

  10. Happy Valentine's Day!! Your table looks absolutely fabulous!! Your teapots are to simply gorgeous... and the heart shaped bowls what a perfect find..xo Blessings HHL

  11. Hi Fabby...

    Your table looks wonderful. Thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane and leaving such a lovely comment! Happy Valentine's day!

  12. Hi Fabby,
    beautiful table. You have so wonderful china, crystal and sculptures. It is always a delight to see.
    Happy Valentines Day, Johanna

  13. Love your new Valentine Day tablescape!! The reds and black mixed together are really eye-catching, and the red goblets from your MIL are beautiful. Your tea set is gorgeous, too. You always have an "eye" to mix and mingle your things to look just perfect!
    I love the heart-shaped bowls, too...what a find!! You will enjoy them for so many things, I know!
    We love Chinese take-out food, too. We probably have it once a week! I never get tired of it!
    I hope you have a happy and romantic dinner tonight with your "special one"...Happy Valentine's Day to you both...
    Hugs from Francy

  14. As always, thank you for your lovely and generous comments. Happy Valentine's Francine, enjoy this special day of LOVE!

  15. Hi lovely chicka Mia,

    You said, mine is chic and yours is fab.

    I adore your chinese teaset. Sooo me.
    I drool with your sallad bowls. That's my style...

    HOpe you and your DH enjoyed together the Heart Day.

    Wish we could sit and chat at my box while having our palatable dinner and tea at your place. How cool is it, right?

    GB dear lovely friend and always take care.

    /chie 4evah

  16. Hi Fabby,
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    And thanks for sharing another gorgeous table, full of beauties!

  17. Gorgeous furniture and a lovely Valentines table, Fabby! I hope you enjoy your Chinese.
    Happy Valentines Day and thank you for joining me for tea.


  18. Beautiful tea set, Fabby. Love your red/balck/white table.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  19. Very pretty, hope you enjoyed your romantic Chinese dinner! Love the tea set.

  20. That is quite the dramatic tea set. Perfect for a romantic Chinese dinner. Hubby is so lucky.

  21. Hi lovely lady.
    Wow your Tablescape is beautiful. You also have a wonderful set of china, crystal and sculptures. I all ways like coming over to see you sweet lady. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day with your Hubby and family.
    XXOO Diane

  22. Hi Fabby!

    Thank you so much for you Valentine wish to all of us!

    Your table setting is lovely and I think those little bowls with the red bows, although not expensive, are charming!

    sounds like you are going to have an fun and easy Valentine's Dinner... with your Valentine!

    Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  23. Oh so lovely Fabby... Love the tea set.....Have a Wonderful Valentine's Day and evening. Hugs, Linda

  24. Hello Fabby!

    What a lovely intimate setting, your table is so pretty and perfect for a Chinese dinner (one of our favorites as well).

    Happy Valentines Day!

  25. I love your French busts! Beautiful and romantic table as usual. I hope you had a nice and intimate Valentine's dinner, Fabby! Who wouldn't, with a setting ike this? Love that marble table of yours!...Christine

  26. Your table for two is so lovely. I adore those cute little bowls. Your other 2 tables were fantastic as well, especially the Bavarian Valentine's Day Tea Party -- loved that!

  27. I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday on Valentine's Day.

    Your tablescape and dishes are (as always) beautiful!!!

  28. Perfect table for a Chinese Valentine meal. I really love those white heart soup bowls. Don't you just love finding goodies like that?

  29. Hi Fabby! What a beautiful tea set! I love your Valentine's Tea party too!
    Now it is on to the next holiday! :)

  30. What fun it would have been, to see you at this table. Just a little mouse. Beautiful as usual. I love the chairs and table. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  31. Fabby, your table is beautiful for Valentine's. What a gorgeous marble top table! I'm sure your dinner was wonderful!

  32. Hi darling, what an incredible table. I adore the heart shaped bowls. Your tea set is so unique and beautiful. I hope you had one of the most romantic dinners ever
    hugs ~lynne~

  33. Lovely table. I think take out is the perfect solution for Valentine's Day. No one has to cook and you don't need to deal with restaurant lines.

    - The Tablescaper

  34. Hi there, I just wanted to come back by and thank you for your sweet comments on my Sugar Plum. She is a shih tzu. Both of my girls are shih tzus. I love them and think they are adorable and very important, they don't shed. She is feeling a bit better tonight. She started eating and you could tell she felt like playing, but changed her mind.

  35. First, let me say I got my tea box yesterday! How beautiful. It was so fun to have the doorbell ring and have the mailman hand me a package all the way from Ecuador! I love it and my hubby was so impressed!

    Beautiful table. Your table is so luxurious and your marble floor too. I love the heart bowls you got. What a beautiful tea set. Hope you had a wonderful Valentines.

  36. You do have the most beautiful things! Exquisite tea set and so appropriate for your planned Chinese feast.

    I always love to see what you do. Hope you had a wonderful evening.

  37. Hi, Fabby. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. What a beautiful tea set!

  38. I had an Oriental Valentines table, and you had Chinese takeout...great minds think alike! LOL. I adore the teaser...Moriagi? Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  39. Oh Fabby, it's beautiful! You have one lucky husband!! I hope you had a wonderful night!

  40. Wow! I love how you layer everything together for a beautiful table.

  41. What a gorgeous table, with those beautiful legs, to use for your pretty tablescape.

  42. Hi Fabby! Your tablescape is beautiful, and those chairs sure look comfy. My hubby loves Chinese food too! I hope you had a wonderful Valentines day.

  43. What a fabulous table! Those little bows in the heart bowls are so cute! And the tea set made my heart go pitter patter! Gorgeous!

  44. Very nice there Fabby! Looks like you had a very nice evening. I do love the table beautiful for a foyer!!!

    Have a great weekend.

  45. Hey, Fabby! I am so incredibly late getting around to your neat post! I am so sorry. It has been the week from you-know-where around here!!! I think Chinese takeout is the perfect meal for a Valentine's Day dinner. In the movies, you always see couples sharing Chinese takeout. It must be the food of love! :-) You KNOW I love your tea set!!!!!!!!! I was in a store yesterday admiring the Chinese offerings and wishing I had the $$$ to buy them! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend, darlin'!

  46. Beautiful! You have so many beautiful dishes1 I love them all! joann

  47. Hi Fabby! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. The Chinese take out sounds wonderful, and best of all no cooking for you on a special day. I've never seen heart bowls like the ones you showed, but they are adorable. Thanks for sharing your wonderful table, and thanks for visiting my new kitchen blog earlier this week.

  48. Stunning and so elegant, Fabby! Your girls are beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  49. Dear Fabby, thank you for dropping by my blog.
    For sure, please come and join our Bible study group!
    I love your Valentine table with the beautiful dishes.
    It is gorgeous!

  50. Your granddaughters are so pretty, Fabby. I know I have said that before but it's the truth...Christine

  51. Sorry to be late to the Valentine party. I'm struggling computer-wise.

    I love your romantic table for two. Those big valentine bowls give it so much presence.

    My favorite treasure is the gorgeous tea set. Wow. I love that!

  52. Is there anything more precious than little grand-daughters?? Yours
    are beautiful and I know you enjoyed every minute of your week at your daughter's home, visiting with her and your SIL, and getting to SPOIL the girls just a wee bit!!
    Don't get me wrong, grandsons are just as precious and I have two of them, but they grew up and are in their mid-thirties now!! I have four grand-daughters and a great-
    grand-daughter, and they are younger than the boys....cousins...
    so more receptive to spoiling and hugs and such...LOL
    Have a HAPPY PINK SATURDAY, and I hope your Valentine dinner with your "special guy" was lovely!
    Hugs, Francy

  53. So pretty, Fabby! I love those heart bowls from the supermarket!!

  54. Happy Pink Saturday Fabby Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. I love seeing your gorgeous table setting. Your tea pots with the dragons, exquisite.

    I love your place settings as well. Fit for a Queen and King. Love your striped chairs as well.

    Those little heart bowls were the element of surprise. How precious they look atop each place setting.

    Love Chinese take out as well. We have a favorite little place here in Phoenix that we love.

    Have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Can't wait to read about your trip. I am your newest follower and so enjoyed my visit today. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

  55. Delightful!! Your little girls are lovely.

    My PINK, have a blessed Sunday!

  56. Your Valentine table is gorgeous Fabby. I have missed visiting, over the past couple of weeks.

    J is home and I am getting back into browsing my favorite blogs!
    Thanks so much for stopping by while I have been away.

  57. Hi Fabby,

    What a pretty Valentine's table! I really love those twisted candle tapers. Your black and white china dinner plates are so elegant, and the antique Belgian lace doilies are wonderful!

    Happy Seasonal Sunday to you!


  58. What beautiful treasures you have (including your granddaughters!) and they come together to create such a sweet table! Your tea set is just gorgeous!

  59. Fabby, your tables are always perfect and this one is awesome. I love the antique tea set. I just adore the
    dragon spouts and handles. The white heart bowls with the red bows are just the right touch to your elegantly designed table. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Ginger

  60. Just beautiful Fabby! Everything looks so pretty! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!


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