Sunday, September 9, 2018

My Thanksgiving "at Heart" Table for my Family


Hello sweet friends !

Most of you know I had my two daughters and three grandgirls, who live away from us, one in the other side of the pond in Spain and the other three hours drive from us.

What I wanted to explain was that while I was shopping for Baby Shower stuff for my daughter Sofia's, I also ran across this gorgeous, inexpensive dinnerware, in an 'Autumnal-botanic' pattern I loved immediately and of course, I couldn't help but get it and take it home with me to join my dish collection, lol..

 Therefore, I used it in the table settings when our girls, grands and SILs were here to sort of feel like an early, (at heart) 'Thanksgiving' because we were 'all together' for a change and it was such a blessing for Alejandro and me.

I arranged the flower centerpiece on my "Dutch-Imari," hand decorated bowl because of all the orange hues and I thought it blended beautifully with my new Fall china.

With that said...here is my 'Thanksgiving at Heart' table setting !



I never had a 'real' china for the 'Autumnal season' and we loved this ceramic one I ran into while shopping for the Baby shower. 
Not expensive either... at all !
In the back it says, 'HomeLife.'



Isn't the pattern just so perfect ? I couldn't believe it when I saw it !

You see here in Ecuador, there are no four seasons as in The USA, perse, although here in the Andes mountains is coldish, sometimes like Spring and sometimes like Fall; so it was a surprise I ran into a 'real' Fall china !

It even has little acorns and a butterfly !



The centerpiece was arranged on my  beautiful "Delft-Imari, 100% Hand Decorated, Holland" (in back) bowl. I surrounded it with little pumpkins and gourds I painted, (after I dried natural ones) in white and some in gold.
  
I discovered the bowl had so many shades and hues for Fall and found it perfect for my family table setting and they enjoyed it too.


I could probably use it with blue dishes as well.

I'm so happy we were eight just perfect for this setting. 





I used my pure Egyptian cotton linen and open hand work tablecloth hubby gifted me so many years ago. I love the contrast of the oranges in the dishes against the crispy white.

As you can see, here is my first Fall in the dining room. I need to do the other buffet in the formal dining room, as a table setting comes and goes.


It's very difficult to take pics of my plate rack, as it is behind the two doors leading to and out of the kitchen. The fridge is in front, so it makes it practically impossible to take a 'complete' front shot of it !

I decided to use the new Fall china on an everyday basis till after Thanksgiving in November. 

I could pair it sometimes with my orange rim dinner plates, as you see here.

Thank you ladies so much for your kind comments, as you always make my day !

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

LOVE,
FABBY


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Make it Pretty Monday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOUSE
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Amaze Me Monday
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Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party
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Keeping it Simple WWW Block Party
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Busy Monday
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Inspire Me Monday
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Inspiration Monday
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The SCOOP
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Creative Mondays Link up
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Celebrate Your Story
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Talk of the Town
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Tablescape Thursday
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Share Your Style
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Share Your Cup
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Kitchen and TFT Link up
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Fantastic Friday
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Welcome September !


Hello sweet friends !

Well, here we are in September walking into Fall... very amazing how the months seem to slip from under us.

I hope you had a lovely "Labor Day" as well. I remember right after LD we children went back to school in Sept.

I love Fall even though we don't have four seasons as in the USA, but just the same, weather here is like Autumn, very crispy and cool, so I can start decorating a little for the season, starting from the easiest pieces, my buffets.

Welcome September dear friends and may you have a wonderful month and may you receive many blessings.



Cloches with mercury pumpkins.

Got out my antique pewter Dutch tea set with tray to sort of pair my silver fowl cover.

Some transferware plates under glass too.




Thank you for your kind comments dear friends, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Before and After Link up
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Wednesday Link Up
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Simple Sunday-The Fabulous Party
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Monday, August 27, 2018

Baby Shower for Sofia & Another Great News !


Hello sweet friends !

I promised to show some pics from the Baby Shower of DD Sofia I hosted for 50 ladies, family and friends for upcoming baby Alonso's birth, in December.

Most pics are while I was fixing the sweets table with the granddaughters and Sofia. 

The table centerpieces with plants to represent the grow of the baby as a plant does.

The other "great news" is that DD Alex is also pregnant... who knows, maybe we will have another boy in this family ! We are feeling very blessed !

Anyway, with that said, here are some pics.  When the guests came I was to busy to take photos, but there are some DD Sofia shot, but the decor is what's pretty. It was also held at a beautiful tea house by the river.





Victoria, my oldest granddaughter 14, Alexandra in hot pink, little Maxima her daughter, Sofia the pregnant girl and her youngest for now, Cayetana.
We also have another great news! Our Alexandra here in hot pink is also pregnat, this is such a blessing, God is good with us !

We decorated the table for the "sweets" with the goodies, plus all I brought like the white three tier, the silver three tier as well and the gorgeous cake my friend made for us.



Blue Hydrangeas as the centerpiece.

The beautiful cake

Cayetana in one of the tables for ten with a flower plant in a baby box as centerpieces.

Here I am in my working cloths, working away, lol..

In the tables, in each place there was an 'entree' served, which was two chicken Cannellonis, a crudite salad and breadsticks. 

After this dish was served, the cake was brought for each lady as well and at the end everyone got up to serve themselves plates of sweets and were served coffee or tea.

 The big sisters were very excited about all this, they helped fix the sweets tables as well and placed each box with the plant in each table for a centerpiece, along with me.

Thank you so much for your kind comments dear friends, you always make my day !

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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Tea in the Garden
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Vintage Charm Party
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Share Your Cup
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Grace at Home
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Tablescape Thursday
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Rosary and Buffet Vignettes


Hello sweet friends !

  I hope all is well with you, I haven't been around for a few weeks, but I have Hosted my monthly Rosary prayers one week earlier today and I spread my table with the set of china from our past Ceramic Co. that Mr. Living owned.

I decided on hosting a "Baby Shower" for our daughter Sofia taking advantage that our daughter Alexandra and fam. is coming to stay with us for a vacay all the way from Madrid. 

I will post the Shower next week.

In the meantime I revamp my breakfast area's buffets to make a slow transition from Summer to Fall. 

With that said, here goes.


Here I gathered all my white tureens, teapots and other dishes for a change, to start my transition to Fall. 
Some of you might remember I forever switched my silver and sterling collection here, along with blue and white ginger jars, etc.

There's always something magical about all-white.

Here, in the other buffet, along with my two cloches I displayed my silver 'fowl cover,' ready to be set for Thanksgiving... I know, I know, it sounds far away, but nothing is a long time now, as time flies away and we are after all in the middle of August, amazing !

My lovely (love it !) silver meat cover was a gift for Christmas from hubby several years ago.

August Rosary tea tablescape.
I used here my china tea set from my set of dinnerware for twelve places, which was hand made and hand decorated at our former Ceramic Co.

The crochet table topper was hubby's grandmother's, as well as the embroidered little tea napkins.



The decoration are hand made and are carnations.
This china is Alejandro's favorite, so I always refer to it as, "hubby's china."




Thank you dear friends for your sweet comments, you always make my day !

Thanking you lovely hostesses for having me at your great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Metamorphosis Monday
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The SCOOP
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Talk of the Town
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Vintage Charm Party
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

As usual I host a Rosary ministry every las Wednesday of every month and so here is the July Tea Table.

Now, most of you know I offer to pray for you too, along with my friends. You don't have to specify for what if you wish not to, our job is to pray for you. Therefore, feel free. 

Many blessings to each of you.

The Onion pattern china is my second blue and white dishes I have, only next to the blue and white transferware.
Here it is for this July's Rosary tea table.

The two flower vases are "Dutch Delft."



This china was a gift from dear Mr. Living some eight years ago for our Anniversary #35.
The china is complete for eight place settings plus a platter, salad bowl and a long platter for sweets, I guess... except for a 'teapot' it had broken, so we got a discount from the store.
  
Meanwhile, I found this gorgeous blue and white Bavaria-Germany, "Indisch Blau" tea pot, while visiting the European antique shop. 



I also placed for this table two cute Oriental tea pots on a blue and white Onion rectangular platter from the china here.





Thank you so much for your kind comments dear friends, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at your great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Home and Garden Thursday
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Grace at Home
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Home Sweet Home
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Saturday Sparks
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Amaze Me Monday
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Fun with Roos, Chick and Sunflowers


Hello sweet friends !

I saw, while driving by a flower shop, exhibiting some gorgeous sunflowers at the entrance of the shop and so I decided to stop and bring them home to brighten my dining area and thus another tablescape came up using my cute and cheerful sunflower plates and for more cuteness I added my 'shell' roos and chick; the last one I just bought while at the beach resort, a couple of weeks ago, where my daughter Sofia has a gorgeous apartment.

With that said, here is my spread with the sunflowers and birds.


My happy Summer tablescape with the sunflowers, I fell in love when I saw them from my car window. My shell Roos and Chick.
I just found the cute hen at the beach resort we went two weeks ago, to daughter Sofia's gorgeous beach apartment.
The roos was found four years ago at the beach resort as well.


Sunflower salad plates and my lovely sunflowers also.





As a flower vase I used my blue and white Oriental ginger jar.

Sunflower napkin rings.

More shells on my Summer buffet.

The other, side table with some 'blue and white,' I adore all year round.



The blue and white dinner plates came from my Onion china, plus the little bread plates. 



I used a cobalt blue ceramic charger we made back at our own Ceramic company; because I wanted to use the blue and white Onion, forever classic and beautiful dinner plates. 

The pretty white doilies, or placemats, are actually vinyl, just gorgeous as they sure look like 'real' lace.

I also have an adorable bunny made out of tiny shells made by the local people and I think they are very talented.
You should see all the gorgeous things they make, besides shell jewelry as well.






Thank you dear friends for your kind comments, you always make my day !

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Home and Garden Thursday
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Vintage Charm Party
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Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Tablescape Thursday
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Talk of the Town
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Home Sweet Home
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Saturday Sparks
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Amaze Me Monday
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Bernideen's Tea Time in the Garden
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