Wednesday, July 11, 2012

FABBY: Tablescape with Meissen Centerpiece

Hi my darling friends! How are you all? Hope you are all doing well and enjoying summer weather and maybe heading to the beach on weekends too!

I made a tablescape on my alabaster, round breakfast table inspired on the beautiful  quilted place mats mother gifted me a couple of years ago, as she also received the six of them from a friend of hers for her 80th. birthday gift and they're a set of six with a round doily like..but she thought I'd use them more, I'm so lucky she thought that way, lol...of course I didn't argue...hehehehee..
I'm also using my beautiful Meissen bowl as a centerpiece, as everything has lots of pinks, including my antique dishes from my Mil.

 The tablescape for tonight was inspired on my quilted chintz, place mats..a gift from mother and my second inspiration was this beautiful Meissen bowl with the three girls playing hide and seek..they look like they're two in some pics, but here you can see they're three, two brown haired and one with fair hair.
 Vintage Meissen bowl,  I used as the of my very fav things around the house.
 I shot I took of the Meissen bowl, standing on a chair, you can see how pretty the inside of  it is. I love to serve chocolate bomboms on it for guests.
The clear pink water goblets are Polish and the clear wine glasses are hand blown in Mexico.

 I arranged on my antique Belgium buffet the teacups, teapot, water pitcher, salad plates and sugar bowl.

The napkin rings are brass and they're from India and I like them as a touch of gold. I used pink linen napkins, to pop up all the pinks in the place settings and tablescape.
 Another angle of our breakfast table and buffet. Some of you who follow me know we bought this beauty last March, I think...

Here's a peak of the formal dining room.
 The quilted chintz place mats I simply love. They're also reversible, and the other side is pretty in stripes too.
The reticulated chargers go very well with the place mats, as neither are stark white, but of a soft creamy color.
 The dishes are also a soft creamy color.
 The place setting.
 The teacups and in the background's tier, a cute vintage silver teapot that was my Mil's, along with some small and large vintage silver pieces.
Hope you like this simple, but feminine pink tablescape, the type I love the most.

Thank you all so much for your wonderful, kind and generous visits which leave a smile on my face EVERY TIME!!

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Few of my Favorite Things Saturday at,  Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie
Say G'day Saturday Party at,  Natasha in Oz
Seasonal Sunday at,  The Tablescaper  
Make it Pretty Monday at,  The Dedicated House 
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Every piece is so beautiful Fabby. I love your table.

Jocelyn @

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Fabby, Your table and buffet are beautiful!! You always set the prettiest tables. Thanks for joining the Open House Party this week.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful as always Fabby. The china is so pretty on your new placemats and match perfectly. Blessings, Pamela

SavannahGranny said...

Oh Fabby, I love this table. The centerpiece is to die for. I think it is the prettiest thing I have seen in a long time. It is exquisite! The placemats are so nice. You are right they go so well with the china and I dearly love the chargers. They are so gorgeous. How do you get those overhead shot? Do you get up on a ladder?

Cindy said...

Hello dear Fabby,
I love all of your beautiful china and silver, it's all so pretty and sets such a pretty table.
The lacey chargers really set off the china nicely. And I adore the place mats.
Have a good week.
Hugs, cindy

Entertaining Women said...

The centerpiece is a treasure, and your design is classic and elegant. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

We really do think alike, don't we, Fabby? Wouldn't you know we would both use the same colors and used some Meissen accessories. You know I love your centerpiece cause I have 2 candy dishes with those same 2 girls holding up the dish. Your table is very pretty and so is your buffet set up. I am fine, busy again. I guess it is an aadvantage being married to a doctor, he gave me meds right away and the bug went away instantly. The store is moving so I have been moving my 2 booths and have to finish tomorrow cause I am going on a trip on Friday....Christine

Jojo said...

I love that your tablescape is feminine, beautiful and diverse! So man countries represented.

Marlis said...

Fabby, this is stunning. I love the placemats, I'm glad you have them as they are so perfect with this setting. The Meissen piece is gorgeous. Omg, really a masterpiece. I would love to spend time sitting there with you getting to know one another.. be blessed, xo marlis

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Your Meissen bowl is absolutely gorgeous. Your lovely china and chargers look great with those pretty placemats. The pink napkins and stemware are the perfect complement. And of course your furniture and decor is beautiful. Such a pretty room and pretty table.

allisamazing said...

What a beautiful tablescape. I love the quilted placemats and the dishes are gorgeous!

Sarah said...

More beautiful dishes, Fabby. Your buffet is just as pretty as the table. Thanks for sharing all this beauty!

martinealison said...

Ma chère Fabby c'est toujours une grande fête pour moi que d'ouvrir la page de ton blog et d'y découvrir de véritables merveilles.
Ta belle-maman a bien eu raison de t'offrir ces magnifiques sets de table et tu les as utilisé à bon escient. Cette table est simplement adorable et engageante. je m'imagine aisément là, assise et à contempler...
Tout est raffinement et subtilité dans la recherche. Bravo ! Les assiettes festonnées de dentelle est un ravissement également...
Je te fais de gros bisous et te souhaite une très agréable fin de semaine.

Rosetta said...

Molto belli i piatti e le tazze!Tavola romantica!Baci,Rosetta

Bev C said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I just love this
always catches my eye right away!
The placemats are lovely and set off your lovely chargers and the antique china so well. And your Meissen centerpiece is gorgeous, the little girls holding up the top piece are so whimscal and add a playful touch along with the pinks! Everything looks just perfect together!! You always have
just the right "eye" to pull every
thing together!!
Thank you as always for showing us a part of your home. I love to find a new tablescape on your page!
Have a happy weekend coming up.
Big hugs and love, Francy

On Crooked Creek said...

Gorgeous tablescape all decked out in pink, dear friend! I love how you've set the buffet for addition serving pieces, allowing the table to be for fellowhip freely flowing!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful table! Lovely summer colours and gorgeous photos as always. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Richard Cottrell said...

The centerpiece is divine. i love that Meissen, they knew what they were a doing, didn't they. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Priscilla said...

Oh, how I wish I could just jump on a plane and fly down to have tea with you. Your tables always look so inviting.

Chubby Chieque said...

Mi Amorata...

Que elegante y romantica lamesa. Aww... I been drooling every piece (again?).

Goodness, when will you stop showing me with all your beautiful treasure? Whaaa....

Hope you have a great day and of course a wonderful pre-week-end, mi preciousa amiga mia.


South Shore Decorating Blog said...

You do amazing tablescapes! I'm always so impressed!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hello Fabby: What a lovely tablescape--I particularly like your pink water goblets--gorgeous! Take care--have a wonderful weekend.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful table Fabby, I love all the pink. Such a feminine table with the soft colors and wonderful centerpiece. The placemats are so very pretty and the sideboard is perfect with the silver pieces. So lovely Fabby.

Dolores said...

Fabby, you're such a dear and sweet friend.... I feel as though I've known you for many years. Thanks for always being here for me!!

Your table-scape looks gorgeous!!!

Brandi said...

Your china is gorgeous. Beautiful table settings Fabby!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a pretty tablescape. I think I have a couple of the same bowls. Love the soft pink colors. Everything goes so well together. Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

This is just gorgeous! LOVE the inspirational placemats, and the dishes work perfectly!

Marcia@Frugalhomekeeping said...

That is breathtakingly beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your ideas. Now I want to go put some pink china on my sideboard; inspiring!

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, Thank you for your sweet comments. I treasure your visits and I trust your judgement and taste. Therefore your kind comments are special.
Love to You, Ginger

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
that is another sooo pretty tablescape. The placemats are gorgeous and the Meissen center piece is to die for.
Best greetings, Johanna

Mom of A and a said...

looks very inviting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a lovely table, Fabby! Love your placemats and china. Happy Pinks and have a delightful weekend.


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Fabby! Your Meissen is wonderful! It does go well with the quilted placemats. Lovely! Happy PS!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Polka Dot Pink
Have a great weekend.

Laura said...

That table is absolutely gorgeous Fabby. Magazine worthy. Those placemats are just beautiful. The center piece is perfect. Have a great weekend!

Sonia said...

Hi Fabby,
Oh I just love your tablescape! Starting with those pretty! The china is beautiful and I love your collection on your buffet! Just such an elegant table! Always a treat to visit your blog!
Miss Bloomers

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Fabby. The placemats are lovely and you could use several colors with them.

Betty Stapleton said...

What a beautiful tablescape, from the placemats up. So, so pretty. All the silver pieces are gorgeous too,but I really love the Meissen piece, what a great collection. Thank you for sharing...

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Your dining room is beautiful! The tablescape and buffet are set with loveliness. I found you at Seasonal Sundays.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Fabby, your table is splendid! Just perfect. Love your placemats as well. Thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Don't forget the Make it Pretty Monday party goes live tomorrow at 8am CST. Hope to see your prettiness there. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your sideboard looks so beautifully elegant, Fabby! I love the placemats and your beautiful china pieces.

Shelia said...

Hi pretty Fabby! Oh, another gorgeous table with pretty dishes! The placemats are so beautiful too. I love your sideboard and all your pretties on it. You always set up such elegant tables.
Thanks for popping in to see me and your sweet comments about my little Glitter houses.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carole said...

This is just so beautiful. I also linked up to Stone Gable's linky party - with fried chicken. Have a good week.

Snap said...

Fabby, your tables are always so lovely. The Meisses centerpiece is gorgeous. Happy Tea Day!

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous centerpiece. Yes, I just love your buffet. Your room is always so fun to see and your table is beautiful. I just love your pale pink glassware too. Have a wonderful day!

Kathe said...

Such a beautiful centerpiece Fabby! And the placemats are perfect. Your mother was right to give them to you. I love your buffet and how you styled it! Thanks so much for linking up at my party! I love it!

Honey at 2805 said...

Fabby, you are such a wonderful artist! You always set the prettiest tables! Thank you for sharing your cute finds at Potpourri Friday!

The Tablescaper said...

I think this is my all time favorite! I love the pierced plates. Wonderful.

- The Tablescaper

Micupoftea~ said...

Oooh,ahhh! SO gorgeous. Love the pierced plates. Love the beautiful placements! Hope you can stop by for a visit this week :)

Mimi said...

THANK YOU so much for popping over and visiting me!!!I am A NEW FAN and follower now!!!
I love those placemats...Great gift from your MOM, she knew you would love them and use them!!!
I also love those plates with the cut outs....I adore them actually!!!AND that Chandelier in your pic...don't know if that's the formal dining room or kitchen....I LOVE IT!!\Great pics!!!I stand on things too!!
hugs 2 u,

Lorraine said...

as always.... gorgeous..

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You have some of the most stunning pieces I have ever seen. Love this beautiful tablescape and the wonderful silver you have on the buffet also. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Fabby: I love the beautiful table you have set for us today. It is always a pleasure to visit. That centerpiece is just stunning. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

This is so beautiful!! You have the most amazing collection of china, silver, and crystal; it's almost like visiting Replacements, LTD. :)

You are fortunate to have the Meissen bowl, as I gather Meissen is quite collectible. I can see why you love it; the girls playing hide and seek are so sweet. I love the birds-eye view. Your placemats are gorgeous, and I especially love your sweet vintage plates and bowls with pink flowers. I just can't resist pink.
You've done a lovely tablescape, as usual Fabby.

It was so great to hear from you on my Krispy Kreme post!! :) How neat that you remember having those with your mom years ago! I've missed talking with you, but I've been away from tablescaping all year due to renovations to our kitchen. I'm about to re-join the tablescaping parties (I hope).

Thanks again for your visit and have a great week!



Kathleen said...

Beautiful! The centerpiece is lovely and I love the placemats!
Look forward to seeing your Destination table tomorrow night. Where will you take us, NY, Paris, Rome?

Chubby Chieque said...

Yes! You did it again §:-)

So romantic. Your silver wares are absolutely adorable.

You know that both of us are crazy of kitchen blings, so whether they are unexpensive or skyhigh in prices, still we both adore.

Loca mojeres...

Beso todos, mi amorat di corazon Fabby

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That is so elegant!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous table with us at Tea Time. Love the pink and the pierced plates!


Sharlotte said...

Beautiful table! Your stemware,dishes, and lines are just gorgeous! You also have such a lovely home! What a view! Thank you so much for sharing!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Fabby! It is all beautiful but the chargers are my favorite thing. So fresh and you can use them with almost any tablescape. Hope you are well and having a wonderful week!

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
I think you have done an outstanding job on decorating your gorgeous alabaster table. The place mats are very romantic, and you mixed in just the right elements! What a delight to sit at your table : )

Aledia said...

How romantic and feminine your tablescape is! I love the beautiful place mats and your dishes are just lovely. That bowl centerpiece is gorgeous as well. How wonderful it would be to have dinner here...Thank You for stopping by, I always enjoy your visits! (hugs) to you and I hope you have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Linda said...

Fabby, this table is so beautiful. you have the most perfect chin and the placemats are lovely. Such a pleasure to be able to sit here and enjoy the beauty XOXO Linda

Marla and Steve said...

Your table and your home are absolutely beautiful!

Diann said...

Hi Fabby! Your table is absolutely lovely! And your buffet is also gorgeous. Everything is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. I hope to see you join us again!

Designs By Pinky said...

Hi sweetie and thank for your visit! Your table looks beautiful, I love that centerpiece bowl. It reminds me of me and my sister when we were young:):) Everytime I see vintage plates with roses on them I always think of living at my Grandmother's as a child. My son now has those plates. I love all your silver on your buffet too. Have a great day. XO, Pinky

Diann said...

Hi Fabby, I'm back to let you know that I am featuring this post in this week's TTF party! I hope you will grab the "I was featured" button for your blog!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your Meissen centerpiece is truly special. What a stunning table! Very pretty placemats, too. Your home is always so elegant and pretty, Fabby!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Fabby,
Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous table with us. The centerpiece is incredible! You are a feature this week. Please stop by and grab yourself a featured button.

chubskulit said...

I love your centerpiece.

Thank you for joining last week's Color Connection. Come and join again this week. The linky is up now.

Zaa said...

Your tables are always o elegant and graciously displayed... I'm loving your beautiful Meissen cherub bowl.... It's certainly china at it's finest while dining at your house... So pretty in pink ..Thanks for sharing ...hugs

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Even more stunning with my second viewing. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Fabby!

Thanks again for sharing at last weeks Bunny Hop. I love the pretty pinkness of this tablesetting. The Meissen dish is SO pretty! I know someone else (so do you) who also shares her Meissen at my parties :)

xoxo Bunny Jean