Tuesday, January 28, 2014

FABBY: Chinese New Year Tablescape

Hello sweet friends!

I just got back from our three hour trip to visit Sofia and her family. We specially went to celebrate Cayetana's and my dearest Alejandro's birthday which is today.

My inspiration for this table is Sofia's gift that I received this past C'mas, and are eight gorgeous place mats with pagodas, roses with green branches, so it was perfect for an Oriental table scape, better to think of a Chinese NYear 2014.

Today is also my dearest Alejandro's birthday which we celebrated with his three Darling girls and Sil.

Ok, here is my Chinese New Year setting for 2014.

I used as a centerpiece among flowers a lovely ceramic, cinnabar red sculpture of a Chinese rice harvester girl that was a gift from my dear sister in law for a birthday several years ago.

My dear daughter Sofia gifted me with eight gorgeous place mats with an oriental motif as pagodas and flowers, which inspired me to make a 'Chinese New Year 2014' tablescape.

They are reversible.

I forgot what this sign 'exactly' meant, but I think it was a 'Happy Home' or something in this order.

I bought this set for eight with lots of mix and match pieces at Macy's NYC, more than 30 years ago.

My borther's wife, my dear Sil also gave me the adorable Chinese teapot you see here.

The mud Foo-Dog was also bought that much ago in NYCity's China Town.

Chinese teapot in red I blught for less tan $7 while shopping this holidays past and I like them for green tea.

Happy Birthday today to my wonderful and handsome husband, Alejandro. Many blessings to you my Darling!

We're going out to dinner tonight with my Sil and brother Joe to celeb.

I love the ceramic, red cinnabar sculpture of a Chinese 'rice harvester girl,' that was given to me several years ago by one of my dearest Sils.

Hubby gifted me three years ago these two Foo-dogs here. This one is the male one with a ball.

and here is the female Foo-dog holding a baby Foo, lol! I have a special love for them as they remind me of Ben, our beloved Pug that died three years ago.

I sat this table in honour of the Chinese New Year, January 31, 2014 in my breakfast alabaster table.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visits, you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties.

I will be joining:

Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Paula & Patty for What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Rednesday at,  http://brownginghamcreations.blogspot.com
Gotta Create at Wildly Original Link Party at,  http://gottacreate.blogspot.com
Wake up Wednesday at,  http://godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Deborah for What We Accomplished Wednesday at,  http://greenwillowpond.blogspot.com
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,  http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday at,  http://stylesisters.blogspot.com
Debi and Charly for Wednesday's Adorned from Above Link Party at,  http://adornedfromabove.blogspot.com

Party on the Porch at,  http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com
Riverton Housewives Round Up at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton.blogspot.com
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://artfullaffirmations.blogspot.com
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorites.blogspot.com
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea at,  http://bernideensteatime blog.blogspot.com
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com

Christina for Wildly Original Linky Party at,  http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Lesly for Create it Thursday at,  http://labertslately.blogspot.com
Jenn for Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson at,  http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Richella for Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace.blogspot.com
Pamela for Treasure Hunt Thursday at,  http://myfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com
Sherry for Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Debra for Be Inspired at,  http://commonground.blogspot.com
Crystal for Ladies Only Blog Share at,  http://mommifried.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://craftberrybush.blogspot.com

Kathryn for Anything BLUE Friday at,  http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Jennifer for Fabulously Creative Friday at,  http://www.jenniferrizzo.com
Farm Blog Hop at,  http://www.sunnysimplelife.com
Cindy for Show and Tell at,  http://myromantichome.blogspot.com
Holly for Tickled Pink Times two at,  http://504mainbyhollylefevre.blogspot.com
Party Time at,  http://junkingjoe.blogspot.com
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Alama for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Valkommen for Saturday Show Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik.blogspot.com
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse.blogspot.com

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

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  1. Your new placemats are just gorgeous Fabby! What beautiful gifts from your handsome husband...and happy belated birthday to him as well! Hugs, Penny

  2. Fabby, Your table is GORGEOUS! I love those placemats that your dd gifted you with. They are beautiful. And the sculptured piece of the harvester girl is an amazing piece of art, too.

    Happy birthday to your VERY HANDSOME distinguished looking husband. You make a beautiful couple together.

    Have fun at dinner tonight. I know you will...and just enjoy it all. Love to you- Diana

  3. Fabby the FABULOUS has done it again! Looks wonderful!

  4. Fabby, You have such a variety and beautiful decorations and dinnerware. I love all the Chinese decorations. Each picture I saw, I thought, "Oh, this is my favorite one." Happy Belated Birthday to you husband and enjoy your night out.

  5. Fabby, your table is very striking with the red, white and green. The placemats are very pretty. Happy Birthday to you dear husband. Blessings, Pamela


  6. Lovely lovely lovely.A table with Asian touch so beautiful.I would love to have a bowl of hot soup from this wonderful table.The napkin rings the mats the dishes all are so pretty.Happy birth day to your husband.Have fun and laughter tonight with your near and dear ones.with lots of love sujatha...:):)

  7. Fabby, your table is delightful. Love the pretty linens and all the special Chinese pieces. You've been hiding that fabulous alabaster table. What a gorgeous piece!
    Happy Birthday to Alejandro and Happy Year of the Horse!

  8. Hello Fabby- Oh my! Your husband is handsome and so is your wonderful table. I think this is my fav tablescape you've ever done. LOVE the dishes, Foo Dogs, and especially the place mats. Wow- gorgeous.

  9. Hello dear Fabby, happy birthday to your sweet hubby. And I'm impressed with the way you put things together, naturally flowing. I like the Chinese rice harvester.

    Enjoy your dinner with your family.



  10. You have such talent to always create a beautiful table. The placemats were such a lovely gift and you have taken them as an inspiration for your table. Happy birthday to your husband too.

  11. Dear Fabby, What a beautiful table setting for the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  12. Hi Fabby,
    Your table is very colourful and festive for the occasion. I love those gorgeous place mats! Happy Birthday to your hubby! Thank you for coming to tea.


  13. Such a beautiful table setting! My favorite pics were the ones from above the table! In my mind I can just 'SEE' you perching on a chair standing on yout tip toes!! Well done!

  14. Oh, Fabby...this is beautiful! You have really put your finger right on the pulse of Chinese New Year with all its pageantry and bright color! I love those dishes. I also really admire the red rice girl used in your centerpiece. Such a beautiful piece!! I love it that the Mama foo dog has a baby with her. That's so cute!

    Alejandro is a silver fox!!! He should be a model in some of those tuxedo commercials!!! You guys are a beautiful couple. Happy Birthday to Alejandro!

  15. Beautiful table setting Fabby and Happy Birthday to your husband.


  16. Fabby: Your table is beautiful. I am always amazed at all the china you own. Happy Birthday to hubby and the others. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  17. Wow what a great collection of dishes and accents! Those placemats are wonderful- and I love how they are reversible. Your husband really is quite handsome- very regal! You two are a very attractive couple! I hope he had a wonderful birthday!

  18. What a perfect Asian table, Fabby. I love your cinnabar Chinese figure. She is quite tall too. The plates are perfectly Asain and how nice of your daughter to give you those beautiful placemats....Christine

  19. Your tablescapes are always exquisite, and I love them all. This one is so stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  20. Love your table setting. Wishing you and hubby the best birthday celebration ever and many more.

  21. OMGosh your table is fabulous, makes me hungry for Chinese food LOL
    It all looks so great

  22. Happy birthday to your handsome hubby! Your tablescape is amazing. I have to wonder...do you have a entire room to store all your wonderful dishes? I can't believe how many beautiful tablescapes you have come up with! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

  23. First of all, Happy birthday to your very handsome husband. Secondly, You have set yet another beautiful tablescape. Your plates are stunning. And the beautiful rice harvester girl is stunning. Everything is beautiful as always.

  24. very colorful, and so many great touches. Love those new placemats, the dogs, the plates, everything! Happy birthday to your husband too!

  25. Love this bright, cheery table! You've done it wonderfully, and the placemats are great.

  26. Dearest Fabby,
    Oh my, we have been having a terrible time with the Internet, it is on/off constantly and nearly impossible to visit blogs or leave comments. I have been copying my comments before hitting the publish button... lesson learned.
    We both are very busy and I hardly can keep up.
    Glad you had such a lovely Birthday with Mr. handsome; Alejandro is a very steady personality and he will age gracefully and in style.
    LOVE your Chinese table setting; amazing what all you got but these Macy's pieces are sure pretty.
    Hugs to you,

  27. Another stunning table dear Fabby! I love the place mats so much! Wishing your husband a very happy birthday. Thank you for linking to TTF.

  28. I had to check out your post because I'm going to have a Chinese New Years Party too. Check out my posts one and two starting here:


  29. What an amazing tablescape for Chinese New Year! Love the Foo Dogs and the pretty pagoda place mats.
    Happy Birthday,Alejandro! Hope it's the best ever.

  30. I Love Chinece Culture and Costumes. And I love the way you honored it with your setting.
    I'm in a hurry - lately I seem to always be in a hurry sorry - and just stopped to wish Alejandro a belated Happy Birthday and join you in wishing upon him many blessings of Health, Love and Joy... if for no other reason so he can keep making my friend feel a very lucky girl for sharing her life with such a wonderful being.
    Love you both and so envious of those placemats. So glad they are at your place as I know they'll come out againg - coming up with roses, I guess, as it is a favorite of yours.
    Happy Chinese New Year,

  31. Fabby, what a pretty and fun table! And so many wonderful items were gifted to you! A big Happy Birthday to your hubby. Thank you for sharing at TTF and I am featuring your lovely table at TTG FB page today! https://www.facebook.com/thethriftygroove

  32. Fabby, your Chinese New Year table is incredible, as always!! Isn't it nice to decorate with gifts you've received from loved ones? So many happy memories! Happy birthday to your wonderful husband!

  33. Happy Birthday to your husband!

    Your table setting is lovely!

    Linh @ blushology.net

  34. Gung Hay Fat Choy, Fabby! Your table is lovely and very festive - perfect for a Chinese New Year celebration anywhere!

  35. Fabby,
    YOU, dear friend, have such exquisite taste!!!
    Love the Chinese New Year Tablescape you've set!!!
    Happy Birthday to you sweet husband!!!

  36. you have such excellent taste just love the tablescape. Thanks for sharing visiting from thrifty grove have a great day

  37. Beautiful! Your table design is so creative! I love what you've done! Visiting from LOBS!

  38. Fabulous table!! I was thinking of doing a Chinese New Year Table - but I have absolutely nothing that even remotely looks like it is from China. You have received some great gifts that pull together for a wonderful New Year Celebration. Happy Birthday to your deer husband! Hope you had a nice time.

  39. Belated Happy Birthday to Alejandro! And what perfect timing too for Chinese New Year! your daughters know you too well! Tell him he's still quite a looker and that his birthday adds just more of that
    knowing look' in him! CHEERS! Table, as always - perfecto!

  40. Belated Happy Birthday to Alejandro! And what perfect timing too for Chinese New Year! your daughters know you too well! Tell him he's still quite a looker and that his birthday adds just more of that
    knowing look' in him! CHEERS! Table, as always - perfecto!

  41. Fabby, you had so many wonderful things for a Chinese New Year tablescape. Love the placemats! Happy belated to your sweetheart. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  42. What a celebration! Wish I was there!

    - The Tablescaper

  43. This is a different look for you Fabby but, it's beautiful. Love all of the colors and oriental patterns.

  44. Fantastic tablescape! LOVE the decor, the placemats and the dishes! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  45. Absolutely AMAZING Tablescape as usual my friend!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Wonderful gifts from your fabulous hubby! Blessings! hugs...


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