Sunday, February 5, 2012

FABBY: Bavarian Valentines Tea Party

  This Valentine's tea party was inspired by my new find, a vintage Bavaria, Made in US-Zone, Germany.  I found out they made Bavarian porcelain like this from 1946 thru 1948, while Americans were stationed in that zone after WWII.  Anyway, I loved this adorable tea set and hope you like it too.
I also baked a heart shaped Carrot Cake we all love and shared with four friends and later with hubby...who didn't even noticed that the tea set I was serving him in.. was new!
 Here is my tea party and in front stage my new find, this pretty Bavarian tea set.  Everything on top of a pure linen, embroidered tablecloth, made in the Philippines...the kind that it's difficult to iron, lol..
 At left the antique, sterling silver Samovar that belonged to my MIL. The heart shaped Carrot Cake.
 I am loving my new Bavarian tea set, which is different for me, as I'm always drawn to pink flowers and the pattern on them has a pale BLUE flower and small ones in AQUA.  I'm joining Blue Monday at Sally's as she will love this pattern.
This Carrot cake recipe and Cream-cheese frosting is from my Better Homes & Gardens-New Cook Book...(that's how the title reads, my book is very old!)

The darling teacups have flowers inside them as well. Love the gold lace pattern on the edges of the teacups.

I love this Capodimonte porcelain candy tray with the two little "puttinos" playing a harp and the other a flute.

 A high shot.  You can see the embroidery on the tablecloth much better. The shadow made the silver Samovar dark, but I did shine it, even though I hate to do so.

 The tea set has a gold lace like in all the pieces, including the teacups. I place them in the stands from three of my small cloches, so they can occupy center stage in this tea tablescape.
My mother's silver tea spoons from her First Communion, way back in 1937, when she was seven years old. Mother gave me a dozen of them.

So here you have it, my Valentines tea party with my new antique Bavarian-Germany, tea set with six cups and saucers.  Thank you my sweet friends for your visits and lovely, wonderful and kind comments you always leave me. 
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Tanya@takesix said...

Hi Fabby! Your tea party is beautiful. I would love to share a piece of that delicious cake with you. Your new china is so pretty. Have a super week!

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, this is a gorgeous table again! I love your pretty tea set. It has a lot of pieces which is so nice. The cake looks yummy too! I hope you have a wonderful week. Blessings, Pamela

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh how I wish I was there for some cake. I would let me eat cake any time day or night. Beautiful, fun table as usual. Richard and Sissy Dog Kisses. My Old Historic House.

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh My Fabby. I do want some cake. i would love it anytime somebody, any body said, "let them eat cake." Sounds good to me. Another fun and beautiful post. Happy Valentines day in advance. Richard and Sissy kisses, My Old Historic House.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful, as always. Love how you have displayed the tea service. And the cake looks so delicious!

Jocelyn @

Rosetta said...

E' bellissima e dolcissima la tua tavola di SanValentino!Baci,Rosetta

Linda Chapman said...

Everything is beautiful....INCLUDING that cake!! Yum!!!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH,Fabby! That is an absolutely beautiful antique set! Everything is just gorgeous and so romantic looking! xo Diana

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
this table is really "fabbylous". I love how you have set the pretty teapot, sugar and creamer on a pedestrial. Like a Bavarian king, queen and princess. And the Capodimonte dish is very cute. Oh Fabby, you always make so nice tables. I am sure the cake is delocious and would so like to join this party.
Best greetings, Johanna

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, I wish I could come to your lovely tea party! Everything is so beautiful. What a gorgeous tea set too! You have the most beautiful things and nobody does a better job at setting a pretty table than you! OH, that cake! It looks so good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful! I wish I had been there. The cake looks divine! You always have the most beautiful linens and serving pieces.

Hope all is well in your world ~ I've missed you!


Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks for stopping by this evening! I love your tea set ... and what a beautiful table you've set. I'd like a bite of that cake!

Marigene said...

What a beautiful tea set. That cake looks yummy, too!

On Crooked Creek said...

This is an elegant tablescape! I agree, your tea set is beautiful, indeed! Silver is often times difficult to photograph. Your tea pot, creamer and saucer on copotes is stunning! Thank you for sharing this lovely Valentine's Tea Party with us!

Sharing Shadymont said...


Thanks for your visit. Your table is gorgeous. I will have a a slice of that cake with a cuppa, please!

Have a wonderful week.

Mom Walds Place said...

Yours is the most tasteful Valentine Tea Party yet this year. Your new set is truly lovely. Surely your guests felt very special.

Ellen said...

Oh Fabby, I'm madly in love with your new tea set! I love everything about it. The delicate flowers, the flowers inside the tea cups. I think the way you have displayed it is brilliant. I agree with everyone else, I want a piece of that delicious looking cake.

Cindy said...

Your heart shaped cake is lovely and the tea set is exquisite! I just realized they are sitting on up-turned champagne glasses. Very pretty!
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Dear Fabby, again you have given us a beautiful setting!! Wonderful and
romantic-looking for a St. Valentine's Day tea party. Your Bavarian china is lovely, and I agree, I love pink but the pale blue flowers in this tea set are so soft and pretty!I like the way you displayed the teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl atop the slender bottoms of your cloche sets!
I think inheriting your mother's First Communion celebration party spoons is so very special..what an heirloom to pass down to your family
The Capodimonte tidbet tray with the
two cherubs ties in the romantic aspect of the table, as does the flower arrangement! And your heart
shape cake looks delicious!! What a sweet tea party look you have achieved for a romantic holiday!
Thanks, as always, for sharing your beautiful things with us.
Have a happy week...Hugs, Francy

Maria Elena said...

Just gorgeous! I looove your tea set and the cake looks so good! LOL
You did an awesome job putting it together. Beautiful!

podso said...

Fabby, your new teaset looks delightful, as does your table and that heart cake. Would love to have been at your tea party! Have a good week!


SmilingSally said...

Love your blue flowers on the china!

Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

Lesa said...

So pretty! What a lucky and lovely find! Happy Blue Monday!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Congratulations on finding that beautiful tea set. Every item on your table is a treasure, including the cake!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

now this is something to LOVE - I love the stands for the teapot cream and neat - definitely adds a touch of whimsy and elegance.



Kim, USA said...

I so love your Bavarian tea set!

What A Sky

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow....from your Mother's 1st Communion back in the 30s?!??!! Amazing! They are beautiful spoons, and you really got yourself a beautiful treasure! You did a really great job on the cake, too! Very pretty all around!

Designing Domesticity said...

Love your Valentine's Day party. Beautiful. That cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, liz

Red Rose Alley said...

Valentines and tea time - two of my favorite things. Your Valentine table is so pretty. I love the angel candy dish. I can't believe we only have a week until Valentines Day. It is such a special day of love. That cake looks delightful! Have a wonderful week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Sue said...

Your tea party setting is so very pretty with the new china set, Fabby! I think it's fabulous that you have your mom's special teaspoons. Was it customary to give silver for that sacrament? Gee, I never got anything that good! I love a nice moist carrot cake- I'm sure yours was delish. ~Sue

Dreamgoddess said...

How gorgeous! Your tea set is fabulous and the table is decorated so beautifully.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful job Fabby, I am ready to come over for some of the cake!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your china has a beautiful pattern. Very nice for Valentines day. You've set it all up very nicely!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your tea table is wonderful, maybe it's the new teacups? Your carrot cake looks delicious and a nice treat for tea.

Gina said...

This is so pretty, Fabby! Your tea set is beautiful.

xinex said...

As usual, everything is so beautiful, dear Fabby. I love your new tea set, pretty colors! Isn't that funny that our hubbies most of the time so not even notice our new stuff. I think it's because we hve so much, lol. You know what else I really like? You sterling server, how exquisite! And the tray with putti, I can only dream of having one too. I hate ironing, don't you? But your tablecloth is pretty. Did you know I am originally from the Phil? The carrot cake is yummy! I haven't been visiting cause I am starting to pack and just been playing with the babies....Christine

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

oh, Fabby, this is so pretty. The first thing I noticed was the tablecloth--the ones from the Philippines are wonderful, aren't they? but that tea set is gorgeous too! No wonder you couldn't pass it up! Thanks for sharing this lovely table.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, yet another gorgeous table!! You always have such fabulous settings!! The cake is adorable!! Enjoy your new pretties!!! They're beautiful.

Diann said...

This is such a lovely tea table Fabby! What a pretty teapot and cup set! And the food looks so yummy!

Joy said...

How pretty everything looks! I bet the heart shape cake was delicious.
Happy Blue Monday!

Dolores said...

My favorite kind of cake......yummy!

The dishes and table are so beautiful......and I I love the sweet candy dish.
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I love your table and I love your Capodimonte candy dish. Such a special table. Pat

Debbie said...

Oh Fabby! Now, THIS is what I call a tea party. I really love it. I love the set to begin with, but the way you have it on the little pedestals just makes it all the more lovely.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh Fabby! What a lovely Valentine table! And I LOVE your new teaset! So elegant! And blue favorite! Thanks for shring your fabulous tablescape and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your table is lovely with your new Bavarian tea set! How pretty it is with the golden lace accents! The teacups are especially sweet.
Your cake looks delicious and the spoons are wonderful. Nice to see your Capodimonte piece too. I don't often see that any more. Thank you for sharing this with us. And Fabby, please change the 'y' in sandi to 'i' as the link doesn't work. Have a fabulous week, dear lady.


Pat said...

Fabby, this is such a beautiful table, and what strikes me is all the different heights and the balance. I too, love the little flowers in the cups of your new tea set.

kitty said...

So pretty, Fabby! I love how you displayed the tea unique!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I would love to be a guest at one of your tea parties. Beautiful tablescape Fabby.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hello Fabby, thank you for showing this beautiful tea set and other wonderful things at my party. That cake looks delicious and so pretty shaped like a heart. You always show such special things- thanks.----- Shannon

Scribbler said...

What a lovely tea set -- Bavarian designs are so pretty.

Your cake looks delicious -- wish I could have a taste!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty set of dishes and if you table is any indication - your tea party was a total success!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a stunning tea set and a beautiful tea scape that you have put together! I really like how you displayed the tea pot, sugar and creamer on top of stemware turned upside down!! Great idea!!

Everything looks so yummy!!
Thanks so much for all of your visits!!


Terri said...

Oh Fabby, your new tea set is truly lovely! The pattern is so pretty and the whole set looks amazing on your beautifully set table. Your carrot cake looks so delicious as well.
Lucky you to find such a fine tea set.

Leah H. said...

That is so fancy! Like it very much!

Visiting for Blue Monday! Hope you can stop by:)

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful set and display. I'm so happy you brought this post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous Fabby!

I am enjoying visiting this morning. A welcome diversion.

High Heeled Life said...

Fabby .. your Valentine inspired tea is perfect ... from you lovely new tea set to the candy dish ... and that cake sounds and looks yummy... I'll take a big slice please.. xo Happy Tea time, xo HHL

Patti said...

so pretty - I love the candy dish - so lovely and I love how you have your tea set raised on stemware! Clever

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

Beautiful Fabby! Love the tablecloth. That's a real pretty new tea set you found and how you elevated the pieces. The candy tray is beautiful~ Your cake looks yummy! Happy Valentines Day! Liz

Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful tea set and I love the candy dish! And I love how you elevated the tea service! Happy Valentine's Day!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hola chicka bonita!

Been awhile. How's everything? I saw that you've been enjoying.

OMG... the teapot is to die for, Fab! I would do anything to have one, *gigles.

So sweet settings. Who's coming with me?

TY a bunch, lovely lady for inviting. Your heart cake looks yummilicious.

Happy TS...

Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
/chie mia

Aledia said...

Your new tea set is so very lovely and I just love how you elevated them on stemware!

Tea Parties are so much fun....your cake looks so delicious.


Tricia said...

What a pretty tea set! I love how you've elevated it -- lovely! Too funny about your hubby not noticing the new acquisition!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks yummy! The set is beautiful, and those little putti make my heart go pitter pat! Thanks so much for linking, see you next week!
Big hugs,

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful table display and tea cups :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Fabby,

This is so elegant! I love how you've elevated the tea set on the stands. So cute! That cake is making me very hungry!

Email me through my Etsy shop and let me know which plates you are interested in. I have several sets of 8 or more red plates right now and usually I don't. It's hard to find a complete set.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Maria Andrade said...

Hi Fabby,
I don't know why I hadn't come here yet, I just hope it's not too late :)
Your new antique tea cup is gorgeous and I specially love that acqua blue pattern.
The way you displayed the three major pieces on the cloches produces a dramatic effect and seems to leave room for other items.
But all the table is beautiful, as always, I think you're really an an artist tablescaper!
Thanks for this lovely Valentine tea.
Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

I can see why you couldn't resist this tea set. It's absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a very sweet tea party, complete with heart shaped cake! Thank you for sharing with us!

Thank goodness for husbands who don't notice every new purchase!

Creating Wonderful Spaces

Maria said...

Fabby, what a wonderful Valentine's tea! That cake looks so delicious. Carrot cake is one of my favorites. The tea cups are just beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new tea set is very pretty and I love the heart shaped cake! Happy Valentine's Day:@)

Farah said...

So Adorable... how nicely you arranged for the Tea Party...its lovely ... I am back in blogging world after a long break... And really enjoys your tea party...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Fabby,
What a grand Valentine tea party you have shared for us. I love your gorgeous tea set and it looks perfect on the pedestals to showcase them.
Oh your carrot heart cake looks so yummy. And, the beautiful tablecloth makes everything come together so lovely. Fabby you always have the best tea parties filled with beauty.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and blessings always.
XO Celestina Marie

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

Your table is just lovely, and your new tea set is definitely the star of the show. I love the gold lace trim in this beautiful Bavarian china.

Your heart-shaped carrot cake looks elegant and delicious. I bet your husband was quite impressed. :)

Thanks so much for your visit and your sweet comments. I always enjoy your visits. Happy Seasonal Sunday!


Sonia said...

Your new Bavarian tea set is gorgeous! I love anything that is Bavarian..the tea set on my header was a goodwill find and is also from Bavaria. Love the sweet blue flower pattern on your set. Your table is so the tablecloth and how you have your set elevated. The cake looks sooo good! I love carrot cake and would not have thought to make a heart shaped one! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Miss Bloomers

Audrey @ DefrumpMe said...

Wow! I LOVE everything, but the tea set is breathtaking! I love how you turned the 3 cloches upside down to create height with your table design. I love all things tea, and am delighted to visit your blog! Thanks for visiting mine and leaving your sweet comment on my Romantic Dinner Date at home post!

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