Friday, July 20, 2012


I wanted to start my partying Destination at Let's Dish, Cuisine Kathleen's with my Chinese from Beijing, lol!!  Unfortunately I didn't have Internet for almost three days and so I'm very late to everything and to every party as well..I can't wait to visit some of the wonderful destinations at the party! Anyway, here is mine, hope you like it!
 I fixed my Chinese tablescape with my set of Oriental dishes for eight I bought many years back, almost 30, in Bloomingdale's, NY City.
 The dishes are mix and match as you see them here. I used gold place mats, red chargers and the Chinese dishes that are one of my very fav.
 The soup bowls came with their own lid, which they can also be used on the side with the different sauces Chinese food has and for the deep fried veggies to dunk them in the sauces..  snacks, or spring rolls, etc.
 We love to use these dishes when we have Chinese take out!..this way we can enjoy the things we have, instead later on the kids will, or might not even like them as we do...
 Here is the other bowl without the lid so you can see  how it looks.

  I bought this elephant tea set, also several years ago and it came with eight elephant teacups and saucers, two elephant teapots and five decorative little elephants. The girl figurine is a pair with the other pretty one, they are both "holding birds in their hands"(lol) and they both have dangling bracelets...from four years ago.
 Here is the other lady with a bird and dangling bracelets. The wooden Chinese tea chest was my Mil's.
 My friend Francy said that classic Chinese sign in the dinner plate means "LONG LIFE" in Chinese..isn't it great! Thanks Francy.
 The elephant teapot with a little boy on top of the lid..along with the elephant teacup and saucer..they're so cute!
 Hubby and I know how to use the Chinese sticks, so I didn't set any other flatware on this one.
 I used Chinese fans for under the flower vase.
The hand decorated Chinese Secretary in the background .
Oops!..the little boy just came down from the elephant..

 The mud Foo-dog under a cloche in the Chinese Secretary top.

The row of little elephants came with the tea set.
 The little elephant train also came with the tea set. Aren't the fingers on the girl exquisite?!
I did my Chinese tablescape in my vintage French table in the foyer.

Your visits are one of the BEST things that happen to me in my days, so thanks a million for dropping by! Also thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at your fabulous parties, I so enjoy linking too!  

Have a great, safe and cool weekend all of you!


Let's Dish at,  Cuisine Kathleen for her Destination Day
Tablescape Thursday at,  Between Naps on the Porch
Thrifty Things Thursday at,  The Thrifty Groove
Centerpiece Wednesday at,  The Style Sisters
Feather Your Nest Friday at,  The French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at,  My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday at,  The Picket Fence
Home Sweet Home at,  The Charm of Home
Weekend Wrap Up Party at, Taber Tots and Jello
Saturday Spotlight at,  The Rose Garden in Malevik
Seasonal Sunday at,  The Tablescaper
Over Flowing with Creativity at,  It's Overflowing
French Party on Monday at,  Le Chateau des Fleurs
Sunday Showcase Party at,  Under the Table and Dreaming


Priscilla said...

What a pretty setting for an Asian meal. A bit out of the usual, and such fun to try something different.

kitty said...

Fabby, you always set such a pretty table! How nice that you've had those pretty dishes for 30 years. Your figurines are just darling and I love the tea set and the fans. You sure make Chinese take-out so very special.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Very nicely done, my friend! Hope you are well. Take care :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Rebecca said...

That sure is a colorful and interesting table! You're the champion at table-scaping in my opinion, Fabby. I couldn't BEGIN to come up with the detailed arrangements that you put together. I'm always amazed.

Hope you've been well. Have a safe and happy weekend.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What beautiful pieces you have! The table looks amazing. And I couldn't help drooling over that gorgeous secretary I spy in the background, too. FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing.

Norma2 said...

Qué detalle interesante es ponerle tapa al recipiente para la sopa.
Mis cariños Fabby en el Día del Amigo, vos virtualmente lo sos.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Fabby! I wondered where you were yesterday! Ramon has put me on a "rationed" use of the computer because he says I spend WAY too much time on here. He says it's "tough love." Ha! I'm using my time on the computer tonight to check up on people I missed yesterday on "Let's Dish!" and "Tablescape Thursday." I am so glad to see you here today!!! I am a big, big fan of beautifully done Asian-inspired tablescapes, and this one is a beauty!!! I didn't know the lids with those bowls were for sauces! I have seen those at a local market and couldn't figure out what the lids were for other than to keep the food warm. Thank you for letting us know that!!!!! That's such a good thing! I like how you used 2 different patterns but unified everything with your choice of placemats, chargers, and other elements. Very nice! Love the Foo dog, too! I used to be afraid of those for some weird reason (I'm strange!), but now I love them!!! I also really like the elephants! I have a collection of blue & white elephants that I bought a couple of years ago but have yet to use for anything. I like how yours look like a Mother and her babies. I also love your very pretty lady figurines. Very classic!!! Well, I'd better go now. I only have another 30 minutes of computer time left for today. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

As usual, a beautiful table with many beautiful elements, in a beautiful room - and beautiful pictures of family in the background.
I like the fans as part of the centerpiece, too. Very, very nice. Worth the wait!

Sarah said...

Fabby, this is wonderful. I love the addition of the figures, especially the elephant train. Beautiful Asian feel. Glad you are back online.

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful dishes, Fabby. With the gold mats and red chargers they really pop. The figurines are also very beautiful. Stunning table. xo

Linda Chapman said...

Ooooooooooohhhhhhhh!!!! You are SO amazing!!!

Betty Stapleton said...

Gee I don't think I can remember everything to comment on it. I loved it all and looked at it twice. The dishes are gorgeous, like the lids on the bowls. The girls are exquisite like you said about their fingers-all of them are. The elephent teapot and cups and the little ones are so cute. That Chinese secretary though is out of this world. You have exquisite items-amazing. Definitely thank you for sharing...

Entertaining Women said...

I've always love Oriental elements of design, and you have assembled a wonderful collection. The elephant tea set is so unique. I'm always on the lookout for lidded rice bowls to work with my different Asian patterns. I'm quite drawn to them. Thanks of inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Laura said...

I LOVE this table. I love Chinese inspired pieces. Those covered bowls are so unique! You are truly amazing. Martha Stewart has nothing on you Fabby! Have a good weekend!

Jojo said...

Fabby, your table is fabulous. I love all ove beautiful details that you've brought together. That elephant cup is adorable.

Anonymous said...

The Chinese character on the plates is "Long Life", not "Love". Beautiful tablescape.


Was that your comment Francy? I do hope it's you! Sorry, you're right, I have such bad memory sometimes, and I love it that says "Long Life" even better. How are you? How's your husband doing? Hope all is well at home with you and yours.

Isabel - Las Delicias de Isabel said...

Muchas gracias por tu visita, por tus palabras y por quedarte de seguidora. Ya me tienes por aqui a mi tambien para no perderme nada. Un beso guapa :)

Zaa said...

OMG What a lovely s display of Chinese red... and I love those fans under the floral bowl... Fabulous table details... and I love your chinese lacquered cabinet...Thanks for sharing ...Hugs

Daffodil Hill said...

Love those beautiful picture frames!

Cathy said...

Great job on the destination table I think you always have such unusal tables.

xinex said...

Beautiful Asian table, Fabby. I hope those Chinese figures too but in different positions. I have always been fascinated by their details . Your asian cabinet is perfect for a backdrop...Christine

Tanya@takesix said...

Thank you for my trip to Beijing, Fabby! Your dishes are beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathleen said...

Well, that was worth waiting for! A perfect table, so many interesting elements! Can't wait to eat!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Desire Empire said...

A beautiful oriental table. Love all the blue and white.

Dianne said...

Hi Fabby, Who wouldn't enjoy take-out on this amazing table. I love your bowls, but the elephant tea pots and the elephant train stole my heart. Perfect! Dianne

The Tablescaper said...

Love your destination table! So vibrant and full of detail. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

What a great collection of dishes and accessories. I would have liked to have you close by to borrow from last month when we had a Thai dinner. Fabby, I always appreciate haring from you.

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, how lovely. Love your Asian inspired table - so beautiful!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Betty Stapleton said...

Hi Fabby I would love to follow you, but don't see where at the end of your post. I don't miss you you anyway, but tell me where it is. I am still new to this and could be staring right at it. Thank you for your kind comments, nothing compared to your place, yours is amazing.

Mary said...

Fabby~ What a wonderful table and destination! Your elephant tea set is adorable, so many unique pieces and I love your figurines as part of the table!

Robin said...

I'm glad you told us what room this was set up in as I was trying to guess. What a wonderful table and all your Asian dishes and accessories (the fans!)look perfect on it. I can smell the eggrolls right now! Those dinner dishes are just beautiful and obviously this is a theme just made for your house.

Robin Flies South

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

So glad your internet is back so you can join in the parties! We're always glad to see you, late or not. :)

Your collections are nothing short of amazing, and you are so talented at creating these tables!! I love these Chinese dishes and the bowls with lids are just lovely. That elephant tea set is so unique, and I LOVE the little elephant train. Your MIL's wooden tea chest is a real treasure. The girl figurines with the birds are so delicate and detailed.

Thanks for sharing your destination table with us, Fabby. I hope you have a great week!



Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Hi Fabby, this was worth the wait! Very well done. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Bonnie said...

Wow! Even my soup would taste good in those beautiful bowls! You have everything to make this destination fabulous. Your kids have to like it. Not everyone has such great pieces.

You set a very special table. I would be honored to be your guest.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby, you set a very stylish and elegant 'Chinese' themed table!
Couldn't be better done.
Love the elephant cups and teapots. Also your beautiful secretaire, well, I use the French wording for it. It is so elegant!
You have great taste and what a treasure for having the black lacquered tea chest from your Mother-in-law.
Have a great week ahead.
Love to you,


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What pretty pieces you have, and you have used them beautifully. I love those figurines, and the elephant tea set is so unique. Your secretary is also gorgeous. laurie

Dolores said...

Since I have 4 Chinese grandchildren, I'm always partial to anything Chinese. The colors are so bright ....your dishes and the ceramic dolls are beautiful.. Your table is gorgeous!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Fabby...glad you got hooked up! A great setting...especially becaus it also incorporates blue and white! East met west in a lovely fashion on your table. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Stacy Curran said...

You are amazing! I can't believe how talented you are!

Snap said...

Fabby, I love your East meets West tablescape. The elephant teapot and the other elephants marching across the table make me smile. Wonderful color! Happy Tea Day!!!

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

Again, another beautiful tablescape!!

Thanks so much for your visit to A Debbie-Dabble Christmas for the Christmas in July celebration!!


Tricia said...

How gorgeous, Fabby! I love the sparkle those gold placemats add to the wonderful Chinese dishes. The covered soup bowls are SO pretty! Thank you for visiting my table -- I'm late returning the favor, as I was out of town for a few days.

Anonymous said...

Hello dear Fabby....first, no, that was not me who left the comment about the translation of the word on the plate...I will always sign my name to my comments as Francy.....
Second, I was really thrilled to see your post this time with the destination Beijing because one of my lovely daughters-in-law is from Beijing!! She has taught me a lot of the customs and foods from there
and her mother gifted me with a beautiful pashimira shawl for when Penny and my son visited us last Labor Day weekend...too pretty and special to use so I hung it over my small server in the dining room and dispalyed an antique Asian tea set one of my uncles brought to my grandmother before WWII, I, too, use Asian china in the dining room.
Your collection of china and all the accessories are really lovely and I especially loved the little elephant tea set...charming!! I like your figurines and the pretty bowls, the elephant train and, well, everything you used!!
Each time you make a tablescape it is simply beautiful, you always have just the right "eye" for the theme and you have such an array of gorgeous things to choose from to display.....
Thank you once again for a most colorful tablescape and a glimpse of your home.
Also, thank you for inquiring about my hubby, he is doing well since his surgery and returned to work today after a little over two months. He did amazingly well, and I appreciate your asking about him.
Wishing you a happy week...
Big hugs to a special lady!!
Love from Francy
Another of my "long-winded" comments! LOL


Oh wow Francy! So happy to hear from you honey and all the good news about hubby and all you tell me about your Chinese family. Oh, and a wish I have is to go to Beijing and maybe I will next year, as hubby has to go on business there. Thanks tons for all the wonderful comments and compliments sweet francy. Have a wonderful and blessed week yourself too!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is just great, you did a wonderful job! "Fabby's Fabulous Destination!" I love the row of the little elephants!


Crystal Grandeur said...

such a beautiful and grand setting.i call this a dream have lovely collection of everything.thanks for this dream post and welcome to colourful India.Sujatha:):)

LDH said...

So beautiful to have a tea party with the lovely cloches! Everything is arranged just right and in a very pleasing and inviting way. It's all gorgeous, Fabby!