Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FABBY:Tea in the Living Room

   Hi my darlings!
I made a small table for Alejandro and me in our living room's marble coffee table, I once posted last year about how I had it made, copying it from an Architectural Digest issue where French writer Francoise Sagan's apartment in the Paris left bank.. had this coffee table. So I decided we should have some tea with English scones, Granola cookies and Fudge brownies I just made, as I will be hosting mother's fifteen school friends' annual tea on my house this Friday coming. Hope you like it.

 The tea set is an Oriental antique from WWI era, that came from an antique English shop. It is paper thin bone china you can see thru the's hubby's favorite so I served him in it. It has eight teacups, plates and the tea set.
At left, the tea chest with a big variety of teas...I love teas and there are great ones around here and of course, the English ones as well.

 The living room's coffee table ready for tea. The opened silver lid of the tea chest.

 The family room in the background.
 English Scones, recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens, new baking book. Fudge brownies and Granola cookies. I will continue the cooking tomorrow, lol..
The marble coffee table I copied and had a replica made from an Architectural Digest 1992 issue, where French writer, Francoise Sagan had the original and I fell in love with it, and this is around 20 years ago..time flies but I still love her every time I see her and I always get so many compliments when people see it.
 Our marble coffee table in full view. The carpet is 100% wool pile, hand made Chinese Mandarin aubussom.
 The tea set has dragon handles in the big teapot, (in the background), a small one up front, along with the sugar bowl. The lids have a "pagoda" shape to them as well.
 I love my two Oriental Chippendale chairs in our living room.

 The place set has a beautiful design if you like Oriental motifs as I do.

Another angle of our house you haven't seen. The entrance door at your deep right and as you come inside, you will go into the foyer which divides the living room and the formal dining room.

I will make a post of the tea for my mother's fifteen school friends on Friday. The menu will be: as an entree, I will serve Eggplant Parmigiana, in the living room. Than they will be served in the dining tables, my hubby's grandma's Walnut Cake with ice-cream, the cookies you saw in this post and strawberry thumbnail cookies, which I'll make tomorrow...small chicken and egg salad sandwiches. Flavour teas, or regular English tea, they will have a choice from my tea chest.

Thank you my sweet and generous friends for your always appreciated visits and comments as you do make my day.. and week!!

I also want to thank the wonderful and gracious hostesses that always make me feel so very welcomed at their fun and great parties, as most of you are such kind ladies you always acknowledge my joining your Link's which make me feel invited, which I look forward to do so!!  


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jeanetteann said...

Lovely Lovely table setting. You do such a lovely table. Hope it will all be a success for your mum. xx

Entertaining Women said...

The antique tea set is glorious! I used antique Imari chargers this week...great minds think alike. I could sit and visit over the delicious looking scones and brownies the whole afternoon. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

classic • casual • home said...

Looks like a fun time and so delicious!

xinex said...

You have a beautiful home, Fabby. What an exquisite tea set! The setting is very pretty and those pastries and scones look very tempting. So nice of you to host tea for your mom's friends...Christine

chubskulit said...

Thanks for joining Color Connection last week, hope you can join again this week. The linky is up now.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Your tea set is absolutely beautiful. You've set another stunning table, with your beautiful home in the background. One day we will see YOU in Architectural Digest!

Shoumi said...

Elegant Settings !!


pembrokeshire lass said...

I hopped over from Share Your Cup as I was attracted by your unusual! I tried to join your followers, so I could see what happens on Friday, but couldn't find it....I'll have to keep looking! Joan

Elna said...

Lovely china and the cookies look so tasty. Have a nice day.


Laura said...

That tea set is amazing! I love the coffee table too. I am sure you make a great hostess Fabby! I am sure your moms friends will love it. Enjoy your week!

Jewel Sauls said...

Gorgeous - that tea set had me drooling! Then the scones and treats really had me drooling! Fabulous Fabby!!!

Linda said...

Wow, Fabby, you have the gorgeous dishes and tea sets. looks like a wonderful way to enjoy the day.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I LOVE your tea chest. And I am ready to pull up a chair and enjoy the savory scones and brownies. I take one lump and no cream, thank you :-)

Jocelyn @

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful setting, Fabby! The tea set is just gorgeous! Have a great time on Friday!

martinealison said...

L'heure du thé est un moment très précieux pour moi. J'aime ce rituel et je ne pourrais pas boire du thé dans des tasses épaisses ou le genre gobelet en plastique ! Je ne veux pas être snob, mais je pense qu'un thé est tellement meilleur pris dans des tasses fines.
La sous-tasse a aussi son importance... Ce serait en somme comme boire du champagne dans un verre ordinaire !
Vos petits gâteaux me paraissent succulents. Je pense que je vais m'inviter !...
Merci toutefois pour cette invitation virtuelle qui me permet de découvrir de belles pièces de collection. Je suis en admiration devant ce petit coin qui pourrait se nommer la "Thérie" semblable au nom de ma campagne (voir ma dernière publication.
Je t'envoie toute mon amitié et mon affection.

Ps : J'espère que la santé de ton gendre s'améliore.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful teascape for such a lovely table. The antique tea set is just gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, Fabby! Lovely set!

Diane said...

Fabby, this is lovely and we have had an opportunity to see more of your precious treasures. I can see why your husband loves this tea set. I think it is wonderful, but I have fallen in love with the figurine on the table. She is amazing! Thank you for sharing your home, once again, too!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Fabby!
Your antique tea set is quite special.
You set it up beautifully. You have an amazing collection and your furniture is the best! It's always fun to see your place an peek in! Now for those pastries!!! Yum!

Lorraine said...

Wow, that looks so beautiful and tasty... I wish I could visit your house!
Lorraine in NY

Scribbler said...

Very inviting! You are such an energetic lady to do all this baking and cooking! Looks delightful.

Great Chippendale chairs.

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful tea set! What a thoughtful choice with which to serve your husband.

I'll look forward to the photos and report of your mother's party. I know you'll be busy until then.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a nice big coffee table in the living room! I'll keep this idea in mind. I just love that you make everything so special. I would love to see a close up of your tea box. I wonder what your favorites are! Hugs!

Jacqueline said...

Stunning! Not just the tea service and food but the room too. I think I would love the tradition of tea! Have a lovely weekend my lovely friend.

Marlis said...

Fabby, you have the most beautiful sense of style. I love this teaset and so happy that you are the keeper of the treasure. Your treats look fabulous. I am sure your mother's friends will have the time of their lives. xo marlis

Nancy said...

That is a gorgeous table and set with the lovely white place mats and the China set, it truly is a wonderful atmosphere for a tea.

Dolores said...

Wishing I was sitting in your beautiful home, admiring your beautiful table and dishes (and delicacies) in person.

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Dearest Fabby,
WOW, I absolutely love that tea set. The cups are wonderful. I understand why Alejandro loves to be served in that cup.
Your home s so lovely, I enjoyed the long shots of the area.
Blessings sweet friend,

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Fabby,
What a great table you have set there, in every way. The table is gorgeous and all the tea elements blend so well together. You have so many beautiful things from all over the world and you meld them together beautifully. Have a great party!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Fabby, Your table is beautiful and I love the tea set. Thank you for linking to my party and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. said...

Beautiful! Love your tea set!! It all looks so yummy and room is so inviting and cozy!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, gosh, that's a beautiful table! That china is beyond exquisite!!!!!!! And you have been one busy little baker around there! Good luck with all the arrangements for your Mom's party! I look forward to seeing the pictures! I know it's going to be great!!!

Norma2 said...

Fabby ¡cómo no va a necesitarte tu hija para el cumpleaños de tu nieta! ¡si sabés hacer unas cosas muy ricas!

Mynnette said...

Fabulous tea set--it's absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Your arrangement of everything is just perfect, and the roses are a beautiful touch! :) Your goodies look yummy, also!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your coffee table is beautiful. I love the story behind it Fabby.

Jojo said...

Your home is lovely as is your tea service. Looking forward to pictures from the tea.

chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Happy pink Saturday.

Come and see my PINK entry, when you get a chance, thanks!

Aledia said...

What a pretty tea set and your fudge brownies look delicious, those are one of my weaknesses. :)

Thank You for stopping by and for entering my giveaway, I wish you the Best of Luck!!

Have a wonderful evening and God Bless.
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

kitty said...

Lovely tea, Fabby! I wish I could be a guest, as the food , setting and your home look so inviting!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful set! And what lovely treats! Makes me want to see the art of "tea" revived in women my age (20-30). Stopping by from Grateful Prayer...
Amanda @

Jann Olson said...

Fabby the Fabulous table setter. You always do a lovely table Fabby. I'm sure your mothers friends will be in for a wonderful time. They will be treated royally. Your brownies, cookies, and scones look yummy. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Thanks for the sweet thank you. Always love having you!

Richard Cottrell said...

Your table is beautiful as ever and the cookies look so good, I wish I had one. Thanks for stopping by. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Richard Cottrell said...

Your table is beautiful as ever and the cookies look so good, I wish I had one. Thanks for stopping by. Richard from My Old Historic House.

chateau chic said...

FAbby, Your tea setting looks so yummy and beautiful!
Mary Alice

podso said...

Fabby, such a beautiful setting! And I always enjoy a look at your marvelous tea chest! Hope you have a great time with your mom's friends.

Hmm the scones and other goodies! Have a good week my friend!

CAS said...

I would say you've outdone yourself, Fabby. I'm sure your hubby and your mother were both pleased. The marble coffee table is beautiful, as well as that lovely chandy I can see hanging in your dining room!

LDH said...

Hello Fabby! What a spectacular coffee table! The setting and the scones along with the pieces you used for serving make a very special occasion!

Thank you for sharing on Think on These Things this week :)