Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Guest Rooms ' Reveal Part I '


Hello sweet friends !

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving 2016.

Finally I got to "Reveal the Guest Rooms; Part 1" for now, as there would be to much pictures to bore you with. Therefore, Part II of the Reveal will be the "Bathroom and Walking Closet" from this kind of 'suit' we had done for our girls Alexandra and Sofia when they lived at home.

Although there are a couple of things 'missing here yet,' such as some pictures on the wall and specially, my Mil's antique mirror and bed headboard that was hers when she was young.

Meanwhile, our DD Sofia came to 'inaugurate' it, two weeks ago with her family and didn't recognize her old room... so cute ! 

These two bedrooms are separated with a half wall for our daughters, before Sofia left when she got married and Alexandra right after, to be on her own and now married as well, mother of our latest grand-girl, baby Maxima
 
Alexandra and her family will be coming to spend Christmas with us and will be staying here, in the new rooms too.

Ok, that said ! Here is the reveal with some touches of Christmas as well.



This side of the rooms was my daughter Alexandra's domain, lol..
I placed the queen size bed here and for the time been it's without the antique mirror on the wall and the antique 'brass and mother of pearl' headboard that was my Mil's, which I will have it placed when someone helps me, hehe

We replaced the wall to wall carpeting with wooden floors and we love it !

The girls had great built-ins in their two rooms for books and desk areas, now they're ALL mine, lol..

I am enjoying ALL the storage space I have just for me now... and believe me, every space is full, or at least, not empty !

All this wall fixture cabinets, or built ins, where full with books and encyclopedias I had to give away. No use for them anymore with Internet !

We painted all these fixtures off-white as the rooms.

The before pics are at the end of this post, so NOT to scare you...hahaha..

A little fridge you see where the chair was for Alex's desk; a friend of ours gave us as a gift three years ago, so now when my grandgirls Victoria and Cayetana were here I stored chocolate bars and some sodas for them and they commented that it was like 'hotel amenities'...hehehee

In front of the bed, at your left again, there's another built-in cabinet that was filled with books and magazines and girls things, even some Barbie dolls still, etc.

The door you see next to the cabinet is of the 'walking closet'... that will be Reveal 2, along with the bathroom, which is my fav.

From here you can see Sofia's side separated by a half wall, this way the girls had they're privacy but were together at the same token.

This side of the room is not so wide, therefore, I placed a twin bed here for the grand-girls. I also want to buy next, a sofa-bed, as the 'new-girls' are growing fast.


More pretty and ample storage for me, lol..



All the way by the window, I want to place a sofa bed for more guests.

You are all welcome to come and visit me, I'd love to have you !

Sofia also had book shelves and a desk for her homework and home studies in her side of her room, as well.


This picture gives you an idea how we separated the two rooms with a half wall for our own daughters, but also kept each others side private.

The window treatment was also replaced from draperies to Hunter Douglas shades.
 
Last year I 'recycled' the chintz from the curtains into a lovely 'tablecloth' some of you might remember.

This is my desk corner. I'm so happy to have this little nook to work and enjoy just for me in the new room. 



I almost forgot to take pics of the before look, but here is just how we cleared it for the reno; still, I hated it !



 




 
I leave you with my collection of Oriental teapots for the "Guest Rooms Reveal Part I."
Next, for the "Reveal Part II" I will share the bathroom and walking closet, which I'm totally loving !

Thank you 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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Thursday, November 24, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2016 TO YOU ALL.


Hello sweet friends!

Wishing you a wonderful and very HAPPY THANKSGIVING today my friends.


LOVE,
FABBY

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Baby Maxima is ONE Today !


Hello sweet friends !

   Time does fly and our sweet baby Maxima is One year old today !

I can't believe it's a year since we were in Miami, awaiting the birth of our dear Alexandra's first child, along with daughter Sofia, Alejandro and me, at "Mercy Hospital, Miami."

Although they're still in Madrid, where they reside most of the year, baby and her parents will soon come to spend Christmas with us and we can't wait !!

Here are some cute photos of her today. 

Happy Birthday sweet baby Maxima on your No. 1 year !

Baby Maxima at 1 year old today. She went with her parents to "Oviedo, Asturias" to spend a few days and celebrate her little birthday.

For the friends that don't know, my daughter Alexandra and her family live in Madrid, Spain.

Alexandra is a professional photographer and wanted to take some special pics in the cute Strawberry custom, but it looks like sometimes she likes it, and other times NOT...lol






Today in Oviedo, Asturias.

Happy birthday to our sweet angel Maxima !

 
Here they are celebrating baby Maxima's No. 1 birthday today !

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

LOVE,
FABBY

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Harvest Thanksgiving Table


Hello sweet friends !

I finally received my newly  lacquered guest room night-tables and chairs. Next post I promise I'll be sharing all the remodel and reveal to you. It has taken longer then I had anticipated.

Here is my Thanksgiving fresh harvest table setting, I don't know if I will have to do another when the date comes, if that will be the case, I will also share it with you.

I used my Country Spanish china, along with a check throw that has the very same coloring of the plates. I spread it on top of an orange under cloth, along with some orange touches.

Now that the elections are over, we need to come together and pray for the new president elect of the USA, so he can do the best for the country that has elected him.

I always feel I have so much to thank the Lord, specially for my family and friends... and you too, my bloggy dear friends. May God bless you all.

                                     HAPPY THANKSGIVING SEASON !

On top of the under orange cloth I spread a throw that it was a perfect match with my Country dishes.
Under the plates I used my surfside chargers top of the plaid throw that matched perfectly my country china.


A pinecone holds a leaf I used as name cards for each setting.

The Lotus flower shape orange candle holders are one of my favorites and I have them for maybe twenty years and use them most of the time come Fall and Thanksgiving because of their warm glass color.


The amber stems are Italian

The fresh harvest centerpiece in a slanted fashion I made inside the surfside tray that goes with the chargers.

The long yellow veg here is a pumpkin, not a papaya, just in case, lol..
I will cook and freeze for a pumpkin pie.

Under the plaid throw I spreader a burnt orange cloth I have repurposed with tulle and another plum one that was among other pretty things in my DD Sofia's wedding sweets and desserts table.

A bottle of wine to cheer for a wonderful Thanksgiving, for the ending of this special year and may God bless the new elected president of the United States too, regardless whether he was our choice or not.

Orange glass napkin rings.

The little turkey S & P shakers look vintage, but are not.


The plaid throw has fringes, as you can see.


Thank you for your sweet 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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Sunday, November 6, 2016

October Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

I haven't been able to host my monthly Rosary prayers for a couple of months, with my ten sweet friends because all the remodeling we've been doing, so they were held at mother's house twice.

I was so lucky that I had fixed the flowers and cleaned the house by the last Wednesday of October because my birthday luncheon was the Friday of the same week, (as some of you know from my last post); therefore, all I had to do is set the table for ten ladies with my Mil's gorgeous hand crocheted tablecloth and my beloved English red transferware for tea time.

The Rosary tea is held every last Wednesday of the month to pray for world peace, for the ill, for people that are going thru hard times, our families and friends and I can have requests from you as well. I will be very happy to oblige, as I have done it in the past.


I still cannot believe my Mil left us this gorgeous crochet tablecloth I've always admired in her lovely settings and beautiful house.

My beloved Red English transferware, a set for twelve place settings for tea time, plus two teapots, creamers and sugar bowl and three serving pieces.

I said at the beginning of this post that I was lucky to have fixed flowers and all cause the same week, on Friday I was gonna host my 'own birthday luncheon,' lol..

The crystal and mercury glass pedestal candle holders are something I just gifted myself...hehehe..


The figurine of two young country girls making sausages was hand sculptured by an artist at our past Ceramic Co.

The other figurine is an Ecuadorian indigenous girl making potato dumplings, also hand made at our former Ceramic Co. Monte Turi.

I thought they were cute in for the luncheon as well, that's why they're displayed in my birthday setting on my last post again.

The same arrangement done on my old German crystal basket from many, many years ago.





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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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