Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Setting with Silk ties


Hello sweet friends !

Since we gave each other gifts for Mother's and Father's Day last month in Spain; now I created a table in honor of my husband and all the Father's in blogland using Alejandro's silk ties, along with 'newspaper' placemats, I got the newspaper idea from a local store and recreated it for my scape.

Alejandro loved the table for a change, since he rarely comments anything he is so used to me, but this table he thought it was so different and fun and he even made the knots on each tie for me.

So he did make me smile too.

Have a wonderful Father's Day with your husbands, sons, friends, etc. Blessings to all the dear dads in the world.

Ok, so much for that, here it is.

                                      HAPPY FATHER'S DAY !


White Noritake and gold rimmed china, Newspaper placemats and silk ties in honor of a great father Alejandro, my dear hubby.




I chose calla Lilly on a black flower vase for a masculine table.
The stemware is Viennese-Italian.



Champagne for six, as I arranged the table for six guests.


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

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Back from Madrid and Tablescape


Hello sweet friends!

Boy! This is the longest I've been away from you and bloggy; but I'm so happy to be back.

We spent a whole month visiting our dear Alexandra, her husband and baby Maxima who is 18 months already !

We went traveling to many places in gorgeous Spain and we had a fabulous time.

One evening my daughter Alexandra hosted a dinner party for 14 guests, including two couples that were her cousins who went on business to Madrid.
Of course I helped with the formal dining table with the setting for eight with their beautiful French china, "Raynaud Co.-Limoges, France" and our former "Ceramic Co. Monte Turi" china in her kitchen table for the remaining six guests.

Here some pictures of the table and of us in Madrid.


Hubby and me somewhere in Spain, lol..

Our sweet darling Maxima at 18 months old. We miss her so much.

All of us in Spain. Of course daughter Alexandra with her family, live in Madrid.

Royal Albert - Old Country Roses three tier cake plate was Alejandro's gift for Mother's Day and DD Alex's plate to match.
We spent MD's together in Spain and had a special and wonderful time.


Alexandra hosted a great dinner party for 14 guest, including two couples of first cousins that were in Madrid on business, so it was great.

I took my mother's or her grandmother's hand crocheted tablecloth as a heirloom for Alexandra to keep and she used it for her dinner party, as the chargers have that cut out, lace look too.

The china is "Raynaud-Limoges, France."

The place set in the formal dining dinner table was set up for 8. The kitchen table was set for 6.
Alexandra placed name places with whatever she found because the guestswere very eclectic.

The dining set furniture is English beautiful and the chairs are with a lovely red toile.


The kitchen table was set up for six with Alexandra's own china we made for her back at our Ceramic Co.-Monte Turi.


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

Thanks to the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

LOVE
FABBY

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Monday, April 10, 2017

He has Risen - Easter Setting


Hello sweet friends!

This is Holy Week and I set up a table for Rosary and for Easter Sunday coming up.

Here is what we used to do Easter Sunday when we were kids, my two brothers and I:
 We always went to the city, (Manhattan) for Mass at ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, to watch the Easter parade, to see the Rockets Spring Show and have a late lunch, with our parents. For us kids it was always a treat when dad took us to 'the city' as New Yorkers call it. Dad drove us there and enjoyed it too. Such great memories I treasure dearly.

As many of you know I lived in Astoria-Queens.

Besides the fact that the custom in NY was that we had to wear a brand new outfit for Easter Sunday and my mom and me wore hats. She looked like a blond beautiful Jacqueline Kennedy in her pillbox style hat and her channel type suit, the style of the moment.

The custom here in Ecuador is, to have a special 'hardy harvest soup,' with grains and Cod stew, which you also add to the soup in a small portion.  Really delish, although I'm not crazy about grains, but it is quite yummy. 

There are small hand pies to go along with it, plantain chips, hard boil eggs; all these things you can add to the soup if you wish and these would be the only meal.
Dessert is usually 'Rice Pudding.'

Now, here is my table setting for this Easter Sunday and for the Rosary there after, the following Wednesday.


HE HAS RISEN TO THE FATHER'S SIDE TO REIGN FOR ETERNITY FOR US, HIS CHILDREN.
             
ALLELUJAH !


MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES THIS EASTER SUNDAY.




I know you're probably thinking... those same teacups again!!
Well, you see, I only had four of them, it so happened I could never use them much cause I have more then that for the rosary and for other teas with friends.
My question for you is:  I could never order four more teacups and dessert plates because these dishes come with the store's name in the back, therefore I have no reference for them. But just now they brought in more in the store, so I did buy four more pieces, but I still want to know...So if anyone knows, or has, please let me know the brand.     Thank you in advance !



HE HAS RISEN...ALLELUJAH !

The centerpiece inside my clotch I created it religious for an Easter luncheon.

I mixed and matched with yellow and green dinner plates, for a Spring pastel look, along with pink napkins, where I placed in each a small bird's nest with tiny quarrel eggs, lol..

The water glasses are pink and lilac. The one stems come in various colors even black.







I used my old big Canon camera and the pics came out sort of darkish, it seems.
I lent my daughter Sofia my new small Canon camera for her trip to Europe with her family. 


Bird nests on top of each napkin.





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

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

HAPPY ESTER TO YOU ALL !

LOVE,
FABBY

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

March - Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

As always, every last Wednesday of the month I host Rosary prayers, here at home... and we pray for this country, Ecuador, the USA and for peace in the world.

 Special prayers are been said for sick family members, or friends that wish for us to do so.
As well as for personal problems without having to specify them so that God can give it special attention and blessings. 

Please feel free to do so, I will certainly oblige.

Tea time is very humble, with just bread, cheese and marmalade; but as you know me by now, I like to set a table to make it look special and like I took the time for our special time of the month.

Blessings dear friends.


I haven't used my Elephant Indian table topper since last year maybe.

 
The teacups and saucers are Tognana from Italy.


My red cyclamen from my kitchen window sill and elephants that were my Mil's.






Since the teacups and saucers had no teaset, I decided to use my Oriental square teapot I have for several years and it carries a good amount of tea, as I never know how many will come. This time we were twelve.



Thank you for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day !
 
Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring is in the house - Plate Rack and Table



Hello sweet friends !

I created a Spring table with a pretty tea set, teacups and saucers, plus dessert plates I bought around four years ago.

Some friends have asked me in the past about the brand, but unfortunately the lovely home store we have here has it made just for the store, so I don't know. I heard they might be made in Sri-Lanka or Philippines. Anyway, that's it, I fell in love with it, whatever it is.

I am very excited after Spring cleaning somewhat, to also be decorating the home a little for the Spring-Easter season as well.

I am also practicing my Lent challenge, every year I 'fast'... by abstaining from one or two things I love, as not drinking coffee and not eating sweets... which I love both. Specially the coffee situation, it's tough come breakfast, lol..

Ok, here goes a Spring table and my kitchen French country plate rack, Mr. Living had made for me one year ago this month. I enjoy changing the rack seasonally. Now it's in pink for Easter.



I picked up all my cyclamen from my window sill in the kitchen and gathered them on a tray as centerpiece. I placed a shell bunny in the front, in the back my two cute bunnies and on the other side an antique shepherd boy.

On this side a small antique French shepherd boy my Fil gifted me very many years ago.


The shell bunny I picked up last Summer at an open market at the beach.

Opposed to the shell bunny you find my funny bunnies and Easter eggs in a nest.

I love this tea china, the pattern is so cute and dainty with little pink roses and gold.

My DD Sofia gave me for my birthday the teaset some six years ago and then around three years ago it came back with tea cups and saucers, along with cake plates, so I bought myself six teacups and cake plates.


I have very good luck with my cyclamen I keep in the kitchen window sill. Specially I guess it's because they receive a lot of the morning sun.

They last ones lasted 4-6 months, although I had one that was alive for more then a year!

 



The plate rack embellished for Spring.



 



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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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