Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FABBY: Red & Gold Valentine's Table

 My Valentine's table scape with gold place-mats, an after C'mas sale for $2.50 each. Noritake dinner plate, Oriental plate with a gold sign...bought a complete set for eight at Bloomingdale's, NY around 1982. The Polish teacups, with gold and birds, were a birthday gift from my daughter, last Oct. 2011.
 The natural sea shells for the Coquille St. Jacques. Floating candle hearts on a crystal Bohemian heart dish.
 The golden Polish teacup is paired with the gold place mats, gold brass napkin rings and the dishes have gold finials as well. I love red with gold together.
 I love this complete set for eight Oriental dishes with a classic Chinese sign, or signal...I always wonder what that meant...does anyone?
This cute Lucite pair of doves kissing, just perfect for lovers day!
 The flower vase is an antique Art Nuoveu, it was from my FIL's family. The Chzech-Bohemian heart dish has also raised little heart scrolls in the finial....I know you can't see it cause I placed water with floating candles, but it also has raised birds scrolls kissing in the base of it.
The red stems are from my C'mas stash and are Italian.
 The place setting with the natural sea shells for making Coquille de St. Jacques.
Champagne and chocolates anyone?
 Happy Valentines to all of you lovely couples and good friends.
I'm joining Tablescape Thursdays at, Between Naps on the Porch.
 The kissing lucite doves, are from my C'mas tree ornaments and purposely I left them out from the storage cartons thinking it'll be a great lil' touch for Valentines.
Our breakfast table top is alabaster, a softer marble stone.
   HAPPY VALENTINES my sweet friends!  Here is a simple, gold and red, but romantic Valentines table scape for hubby and me. I will make a nice dinner if we don't do anything and my idea for an entree will be Coquille de St. Jacques on a natural sea shells.  Ok, here goes... hope you like it.
Thank you in advance for your wonderful and very appreciated visits.
Thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at your terrific and fun parties!

HAPPY VALENTINES and lots of love to you all.

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Feather your Nest Friday at:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at:
Home Sweet Home at:
Show and Tell Friday at:
Inspiration Friday at:
Open House  Friday at:
Potpourri Friday at:
Fridays Unfold at:
Beverly's Pink Saturday at:
Saturday Show Off at:
Seasonal Sunday at:
Just Something I Whipped up at:


Barbara F. said...

Fabby, what a beautiful table. I love the doves, the floating candles, and the Polish cups and saucers are very beautiful. Happy Valentine's day to you! xo

Betty said...

Hi Fabby,
Wow!!! Just beautiful. I love a Valentine Tablescape. The tea cups are beautiful and I love the gold place mats. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and your beautiful treasures.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Good Morning Chicka Bonita,

How's everything? WOw... this is a fabulous setting for 2. Very romantic. As usual, I drool again with all your beautiful treasures.

Have a happy Thursday.

Me & hubby is going to meet our Lil Missy today. We're leaving in 10 mins. It takes us 6 hrs. And on Saturday we will visit freezing Copenhagen,

Johanna said...

Dear Fabby,
thats a wonderful Velentins Table. I am sure your hubby will feel very special that day. Hopefully he has some roses or something else for you. You paired the china, crystal and decoration perfect. The kissing doves are too cute. Wish you a wonderful day.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rebecca said...

Another beautiful 'scape, Fabby. I'm astounded by the quantity (AND quality) of your pieces!

Pamela Gordon said...

Good morning Fabby! Your Valentine table for two is beautiful! Have a wonderful day my friend! Blessings, Pamela

Priscilla said...

How romantic!

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Fabby. I loved your Valentine Day tablescape!! It is just
beautiful...the china, crystal stems, the floating candles, and flowers...
just lovely. The little lucite kissing doves are the finishing touch! I am sure your hubby will think everything is gorgeous and love the side table of chocolates and wine.
I have a daughter-in-law who is from Beijing, China and lived there until she married my son...maybe she can find your blog from my directions and look at that plate and maybe tell us what the symbol means!! She is very flunent in English, but spoke Chinese at home. My son cannot speak Chinese so he says it is funny to visit them...his wife has to interpet for all of them!!! She and my son live in Boston now...I will let you know...
Have a happy weekend....Hugs, Francy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So beautiful and so romantic. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Richard Cottrell said...

You are so ready, I am running late. I just got around to posting Candlemas Day. So have a happy one and have some cake. Richard from My Old Historic House. PS. Love the table setting.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, for heaven's sake, Fabby...those dishes with the Chinese symbol are SO, SO, SO fabulous!!! Oh, my gosh...why have you not created a Chinese New Year tablescape with those??? They are magnificent!!! I have no idea what the symbol is, but I'm sure it means something nice. :-) Your teacups are the ultimate! The design on them is so pretty!!! They look so delicate, too. I love to sip coffee or tea from a delicate cup! Beautiful, Miss Fabby!

Marigene said...

Very romantic table, Fabby! The Oriental plates are very pretty. Have a great weekend.

By Nela said...

Gracias por tu visita. Tu blog es encantador, me ha gustado mucho. Saludos. Manoli

Sweetladyelaine said...

Beautiful and romantic! I just love it! Thank you for sharing...
Blessings My Friend,

My Cozy Casita said...

Ola Fabby que linda mesa de Valentine como siempre elegante y sofisticada tienes muy bonito gusto todo quedo precioso y acojedor.

Jo's This and That said...

Fabby,You have a beautiful home! Love your table and dishes,Have a great week end! Thanks for sharing Joann

Dianne said...

Hi Fabby, Beautiful table. Those doves are adorable. Pefect for your romatic table.

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, I just love the little doves. They are so sweet. The tableseting is so romantic. Love the beautiful teacups, they are a treasure. The placemats were a deal.
Oh, I bought some lillies the other day. They were from Equador. A company called Ezmarellda. I think that was the spelling. Do you know that company?
Hugs, Ginger

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Hello Fabby!
Very beautiful, elegant and romantic!
Those bird tea cups are lovely what a great choice your daughter made! You have such beautiful china! I love the table and the gold placemats look wonderful on it. The doves are so sweet!! Your floral arrangement is so pretty- I love fuji mums and they look fabulous with the roses! Happy Valentines Day to you (I still haven't done my table for it)

Marlis said...

Love your beautiful red and gold. It's so elegant and yet so inviting. I love your polish cups. It's all so very pretty! xo marlis

xinex said...

How beautiful and romantic, Fabby! I hope I get to set a romantic table too after I get home. The china is a wonderful. I am so sorry your mom is sick. I pray that she is much better now. You are such a good daughter taking good care of her....Christine

Diann said...

Everything just looks so pretty Fabby! Love all the red and gold! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a pretty tablescape, Fabby. The Polish cup with the bird is beautiful! Thanks for joining my party this week. Hugs, Sherry

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow your tablescape for two is so Beautiful. Those doves on your wine glass's are adorable. Pefect for your romatic table.I would like to thank you for your comment on my Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week.
XXOO Diane

Jacqueline said...

Fabby, this is just lovely! Of course the stone table itself is just outstanding and really sets off the gold and red. What a pretty combination. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Scribbler said...

You do have some of the niftiest things! The teacups are just fabulous, and I really like those rockin' red-stemmed glasses!


Entertaining Women said...

The gold and red is so elegant and classically beautiful. I adore the shape of the crystal vase. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your romantic evening. Cherry Kay

Honey at 2805 said...

Your table is gorgeous, Fabby. The little love birds (doves) are just perfect for Valentines.

Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

Cottage and Broome said...

Fabby, Love your valentines table setting, so pretty. I really love the tea cup with the bird on it, a really special piece. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Beautiful, Fabby! I like the pattern of the cups and saucers. There are so many pretty elements in the entire design of the table. Have a wonderful weekend, friend.---

Dolores said...

Oh Fabby, your Valentine table is so gorgeous and romantic looking!!!!!
You have so many beautiful and interesting pieces.

Suzy said...

Fabby - This is the perfect table for two lovebirds! Very romantic. Your teacups are awesome!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Fabby, what a festive and beautiful table setting for Valentine's Day!

Greetings from Australia♥

Mom Walds Place said...

Your pair of Polish teacups are exquisite!

Brandi said...

Love is in the air! I can feel it! Beautiful table setting Fabby! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!

Karen said...

What a treat to have a comment from you! I enjoy your blog tremendously. Your pottery is similar to Talavera and since I have lived in Mexico I have seen quite a lot of it. Yours though is especially beautiful.
Your Valentine tablescape is gorgeous. I need to get busy a do one as well. You're the inspiration I needed.
The Mexico family is well and the young lady is now 16 and doing well in school. My granddaughter just turned 8 and our grandson will turn 4 in March. Times is passing way too quickly. With so much family in Mexico as far as I am concerned we don't get there enough.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Ladybug Creek

Jann Olson said...

Very Beautiful Fabby! The red and gold looks so elegant. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

The Chinese character is "Long Life".

Anonymous said...

The Chinese character says "Long Life."


Thank you very much Francine; Long Life...I suppose it's you who told me the meaning of the Chinese character on my dishes. I've seen them on chairs, dishes of course, silk screans, wow, just great! Happy weekend and thanks again.

Anonymous said...

These dishes were made as a commemoration on the death of Chiang-Kai Chek.
fyi: I attended the service & have 2 sets of 8 of this set.


I'm so glad it was for Chiang Kai Shek's funeral, who was not comunist and made the dishes for him specially. Incredible you attended his funerals in 1975, very impressive and you also have two sets, wow! Thank you again Francy.
Happy weekend.

Shelia said...

HI Fabby! Oh, what a gorgeous table you've set! Those are just pretty tea cups and the place mats, oh and the doves and candles! Everything is just beautiful.
Even though my little grandbaby looks like a little boy (not much hair) she's a girl! I know her name throws folks off a bit. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Elaine said...

Hi Fabby!

What a lovely, elegant, and romantic table! I'm so glad you left the tabletop uncovered. It's just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your table, and your little birds are precious!

Creating Wonderful Spaces

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a lovely table! I enjoyed my visit here.

LV said...

You have done well. That is a perfect,cozy setting for two for this day of love.

Mary said...

What a beautiful red & gold Valentine's table! I adore your gold bird teacups! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So elegant, and romantic, Fabby! What a lovely table for Valentine's! xo, Andrea

Babs said...

Fabby, you set a wonderfully romantic table. Love the heart shaped bowl with the little candles and chocolates and champagne,too. It's all very beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day!

The French Hutch said...

Beautiful table Fabby. What a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day. The gold and red are gorgeous. Soooo romantic.

The French Hutch

Ellen said...

Wow, I just found your blog from "The Tablescaper" and I love it. I've had such a great time looking through it. I love all your tables. The Valentine table is sweet. I love all the candles and especially your tea cups.

Tess said...

Fabby...Great valentine's table! Love the cups with the birds!! You just can't go wrong with red and gold!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, very romantic! Love the little doves!
Here from Seasonal Sunday, stop by!

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a pretty table. The teacups are fabulous!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh...those teacups, Fabby! Is that a chickadee I spotted?! They're beautiful! Very pretty table! Thanks for sharing!

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely table. Love all of the gold!!!

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Desire Empire said...

HI Fabby

Looks great. I particularly like the oriental signs on the plate
Carolyn xx

South Bay Studio said...

How romantic you've made it. Just lovely. Kathi

Riet said...

What a beautifuk valentine's post. Love those colors.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a gorgeous Valentine table! I especially love the red stemware and shell plates. Beautiful!

kitty said...

What a romantic Valentine table for just the two of you!! xoxo

Naila Moon said...

Your table is beautiful. I love the reds and golds and the birds are a nice touch.
~Naila Moon

Ana said...

Hi Fabby,
Your Valentine's table is just so very romantic. I love the touches of gold. And how very sweet are the little kissing doves? You and your hubby are all set for a beautiful and romantic Valentine's Day dinner :-)Enjoy.

Hugs and Kisses,

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Fabby. Your romantic table for two is sure to wow your valentine. Love the gold and red theme. Last year I went with gold and brown for a chocolate twist. Not sure what I'm doing this year. LOL
Happy Valentine's Day. ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your table it's very romantic looking. The dishes are so lovely. I just love the little heart candles sparkling there. Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Gorgeous! I love red and white and the gold touches are so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing!


Melissa said...

Wow! What a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day sitting at this beautiful table. You always put together such lovely tablescapes, Fabby!