Friday, December 8, 2017

Pretty Pastel Pink Christmas Table


Hello sweet friends !

I hope your Christmas Season is off to a wonderful start. Ours is fine, as I will not be shopping, since we are going to NYC and Miami soon, therefore, I promised I will bring my C'mas gifts from our trip.

I created a PINK Christmas table for a change, as I heard a friend say that it will be a 'challenge' to have a different holiday spread, besides the classic colors, or even the glitz kind. It prompted me to meet the challenge and create this table using pinks, lilacs, the antique, pink rose china from my belloved Mil, "Czech-Bohemian" wine stems, my lace tablecloth with a pink topper under it... etc.

Even Mr. Living loved it and for been PINK (not his favorite) it's a surprise !

Here goes, you can see for yourself.


I started spreading a pink topper and my lace tablecloth on top as canvas for my Pink table creation.
The centerpiece is arranged with white pinecones and gold tree ornaments.
The chargers are my 'Natchtmann-Dancing Stars,' Bavarian crystal; because I didn't want to put anything that will take away from the softness of the pastel colors. 
The china is an antique heirloom from dear MIL and has pink roses and I layered it with my 'red-pinkish' hues in the transfer-ware dishes.
 

In this image you can see I paired my pink and purple "Czech-Bohemian" wine stems, with the pink and purple water glasses as well.




The dark-pink pretty Orchid plant I won at a 'plant exchange' a month ago. Since it's quite tall I couldn't use it as a centerpiece.

Isn't my pink orchid lovely?

The candles in the table lamp are pink, the evening light makes them look orangey.

I kept the balance with my dear 'gold reindeer' juxtaposed with the pink orchid.

My dear Mil's heirloom lovely china, with pink roses must be more then 70 years old and it was made in the USA.




The wine stem in pink is "Czech-Bohemian" paired with a pink water glass which I've had them for a very long time.

I placed in the table, as Christmas element my Italian porcelain toy horse I bought so many years ago and it's one of my favorite holiday pieces I own.



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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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November Rosary, Christmas Table and Cake


Hello sweet friends !

As most of the friends that follow me know I have a rosary prayer with ten friends every month, here at my home and we pray for peace, the sick, the ailing and the countries of the world in the hope there are no wars ahead.

We prayed for dear blog friends that have their husbands ill, that may the Lord Jesus Christ heal them soon, however, nothing is impossible for Him!
 Dear friends we have obliged your request for prayers, as you know by now who you are.

I fixed the dinner table for my friends for a little humble tea with bread, jam and cheese, but this time I baked a delish lemon cake for a change and of course I decorated the dining room and table for Christmas already. There are lots of photos... sorry.

We are planning to go to my hometown NYC to meet our daughter Alexandra, Sergio and baby Maxima at the end of December; we will be there a couple of weeks and then we will go to sunny Miami for another couple of weeks, therefore, I'm happy my dining area is Christmasy already.

Hope you are all in the holiday mood now that Thanksgiving is behind.

Happy Holiday Season.

I was so happy to create my first Christmas table for my friends Rosary prayers and thus to use my Lynns Holiday china.
I usually set the table for eight, then as they come and are more then I procede to add places as needed, otherwise we just stay at eight as it was today.

At your far left the best 'Lemon Cake' ever!

The center cloche contains a small Nativity scene to remember what Christmas it's all about. I had to turn all the lights off because the glare in the cloche  was very strong and you could hardly see what was inside it, actually.

I baked the pretty cake in my favorite 'Heritage Nordic Ware' bundt pan.



A close up of my little Nativity with the 'Holy Family.'




The cute little napkin rings were crisscross embroidered by my mother's friend who gifted me a few months ago because she wanted me to make a table using them, for my blog friends, come Christmas... wasn't she thoughtful and cute?

 I will show her photos of this table, she will be very happy to see them in action hehehe.

I used a lot of greenery for my centerpiece.



My friend's loved the Lemon Cake too.

The breakfast area is done up for the Christmas Holiday as well.



Our heirloom English buffet done up with some of my favorite Christmas things.

 
 
In this other buffet I didn't move anything of the regular décor, just added my skinny wooden angel and my St. Patrick's Cathedral, which by the way, I forgot to buy batteries and it's beautiful all lit up... shocks!


In the kitchen my plate rack it's in the Holiday mode too.


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

Thanking the lovely hostesses who have me at their great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Our Thanksgiving Table is Set

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Hello sweet friends !

As you know from my last post, we had an 'early' Thanksgiving for 24 here at home, specially cause our dear Alexandra, Sergio and baby Maxima were here from Spain.

This is our small Thanksgiving table set for four, my mom and maybe someone else.

It's a warm and simple tablescape, all ready for the big day tomorrow.

Wishing each one of you and your families the best Thanksgiving 2017 and may God keep blessings you and your families thru the end of this year.

I'm excited to join Give Thanks Tablescape Blog at, Katherines Corner  https://katherinescorner.com/2017/11/22/give-thanks-tablescape-blog-tour/

                HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU.

Here is our small Thanksgiving table for four.


I used the dinner plate from my green china and my sunflower plates for the entree.





Some mercury glass pumpkins displayed in the buffet.


 


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

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DEAR FRIENDS, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cayetana's First Communion & Early Thanksgiving


Hello sweet friends!

After an almost week and a half of intense social life, guests at home; we are now left quietly at our house again.

Let me start by saying Cayetana's First Communion was fabulous, my daughter Sofia did a magnificent job doing the flowers, some of the food and all the garden décor. We went to Sofia's house the Wednesday before Saturday Oct. 28 to help in all we could.

I also baked a couple of two walnut-leyer cakes, a great recipe that was Alejandro's granny and a family heirloom.

I also hosted a "sort of an early Thanksgiving" because we had our daughter, baby Max and her hubby Sergio here from Madrid and our daughter Sofia who lives three hours away from our home, in another town. The grandgirls, all our siblings, my mother, cousins, etc. Therefore, we were 22 guests, besides the older grandgirls. 

So, not happy celebrating an early November 1st.Thanksgiving at our home, our SIL Sergio's mother had a 'very early,' Sunday Nov. 5th. Christmas as well with all their family, us, daughter Sofia and her family, etc. Holliday turkey and Virginia ham and everything else... in her beautiful house fully decorated for the Hollidays in red and green. It was amazing! There are no pics of this celeb because it would be a no end situation for you...and me ! heheheee

So yes, you are ready to sit down and look at a ton of pics as it is.  But you don't have to if you get bore, mind you, lol...

I guess you know I am pooped !

Cayetana flanked by her dear parents, Sofia & Giancarlo; after the ceremony of the FC.

Cayetana next to the sweets and dessert table.

Right outside the chapel, yours truly, Cayetana and Evelyn, her other grandma.

Baby Maxima, who is almost to be the "terrible twos"... with her mom; she yanked her shoes and pigtail bows off, lol.. She's gotten so tall !

DD Alexandra, her husband Sergio, who is Cayetana's Godfather with Betty the Godmother Sofia's best friend in blue.

Another pretty picture at home with her parents.

Like I explained at the beginning of this post, we celebrated a very early Thanksgiving 2017, November 1st. because my two daughters and families could be here; along with our siblings, friends, our cousins, and the girls.
 
I fixed three tables for 22 sitting down guests.

I started with dear Mil's antique silk brocade gold tablecloth, gold glass Turkish chargers, and my white rimmed in gold Noritake china.


The gourds and little pumpkins are dried real ones I spray-painted in gold last year so to keep my gold setting for ten guests.






When I have more guests then I just go along and set the foyer tale, my formal table and breakfast round table. The 'foyer' table which is more like a receiver, but all three tables are so close by that guest are kind of together.

Here I chose my black and white 'Multiple Choice' china for six guests.

 

 

This table came out in silver, so all three are different.

I love 'Cyclamen' flower pots for centerpieces lately, as they last more then six months in my kitchen window sill and they are so cheerful that they make me happy to look at them when I'm cooking.

I started this spread with my German crystal chargers and the black, white and gray two chinas I mixed and matched.

In this picture you can see the antique French marble top 'Foyer' table I use for dinner parties when we are too many.

I just place six chairs, as there is plenty of space and I'm ready to go.

Last but not least the breakfast round table was set for six as well and I used my Onion china.
The girls, Victoria and Cayetana were having some food before the luncheon... I guess they were hungry already, lol..

Then later they joined us for the rest of the Thanksgiving luncheon.





Poor Cayetana fell from a chair at school and hurt her chin and had three stitches, my goodness!


Sorry there were to many photos, but still, these were just a few.
We even celebrated an early Christmas at our Sil Sergio's mom's house because her only son and his family were here from Madrid and she wanted to take advantage too.

I never had such great and happy time in life... as of lately !
Three celebrations, FC, Tksgiving and C'mas !

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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