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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