Sunday, March 22, 2020

English Tea While in "Quarantine:"


Hello sweet friends !

Yes, I mean it ! 

We are in "self imposed quarantine" keeping indoors and not going out for any reason.

Here, in our town, Cuenca-Ecuador, everyone is and since Mr. Living and I are over 65, might as well be very careful.

While indoors I decided I will set a 'Tea Time Afternoon' for the two of us, but added two more places for the blog pictures.

I also baked for my daughter Alexandra, Sergio and our Maxima 4, who lve in the building in front of ours... a 'Walnut Carrot Cake' we all love. 

Of course there's also mother, who now is living in the floor under ours, plus her caretaker, so I don't eat, gobble the entire cake by myself, lol...

Please keep safe, calm and pray a lot this 'pandemic' is over soon and some country finds a cure.

Ok, with that said.



This table was assembled as follows :

1- Layers of lace under cloth and on top a small one crocheted by my sweet mom for a small coffee table she had. Finally... 
2- Quilted placemats gifted to me by my daughter Sofia for Christmas a few years ago.
3- China by "Wawel made in Poland" and was a gift by my mom several years ago. This china was also from the 60's and saw it around while growing up too.





I love the tin with 'Queen Elizabeth II...' young and now.
'English Breakfast Tea.'


Here I took out the  small cake plate so to admire the pretty dinner plate. All are rimmed with silver for a change.

I chose daughter Sofia's quilted placemats because they have an 'Oriental motif' with light blue "Pagodas" and thought perfect to pick up the dainty blue flowers from the 'Wawel' china made in Poland. 

My dearest dad, while washing it, had broken the original teapot that was adorable and so my mother used this tall one that blends nicely with the tea set and teacups and saucers.

I love the shape of the teacups, sugar bowl and creamer, so you can just imagine how beautiful the teapot must've been.

Homemade jam

'Walnut Carrot Cake' was baked to eat with some delish English tea.









Little pops of Spring-Easter here.


Thank you for coming to visit me and for your sweet comments, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely ladies that host such terrific parties too.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day !


Hello sweet friends !

When I was growing up in Astoria-Queens, NY it was an Irish and Italian neighborhood mostly and of course the Irish friends celebrated St. Patrick's Day, not only wearing green, but in the Irish pubs, the food etc.

Then some other days the Italians were celebrating St. Gennaro's Day and so I grew up wearing green and wearing buttons of "Kiss me I'm Irish." 
  
 Some other times we were celebrating St. Gennaro's and another Saint, I forget which name, lol...right in the neighborhood near my house, where they closed the street and there were great things to do and wonderful Italian food as well. Anyway, what I want to explain is that St. Pat's Day is very familiar to me and it brings me so many memories from my school days and even "my first bo" at 14 was Irish and his name was Bobby Riley, lol...

Wishing you dear Irish friends and everyone else too, as it is almost an all American festivity.


This is a complete dinner china, hand decorated back at our own Ceramic Co. inspired in the embroidered cloths of the indigenous Ecuadorian men's shirts and cuffs with 'Shamrocks' therefore is my St. Pat's celebration china.
Here I used another green dinner plate so the shamrock salad plate will be at centerstage.

Here I combined the shamrock dinner plate with another pattern in green soup bowl.

In this image I placed the teacups and saucers as well.






Luck of the Irish !

Another combo using some pieces from my reticulated creamware.


Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone !

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Anticipating Spring with Blue-White, Fruits & Flowers


Hello sweet friends !

I've been having some wonderful visits and guests at home. My daughter from Madrid, her husband and Maxima four and baby Leonela 4 months old are here and so was my daughter Sofia, Victoria 15 and Cayetana 13, the teenagers... plus baby Alonso 1 and 3 months old.  So you can just imagine !

I haven't been able to look at my blog one day till now that daughter Sofia went back home with her brood, lol...

My dear mom is doing better and last year she gave me these pretty blue and white placemats she had and never used. So they inspired me to make an 'anticipated blue and white Spring tablescape.' 


Wishing you all dear friends very safe days ahead,  what with this "Corona Virus" situation around the world, all we can do is pray for all of us and our families, as well as the rest of the world and the countries most affected.

May God bless us all !


I arranged this table with my Blue Danube-Onion china, Hutschenreuther in blue and white, because of the blue and white placemats mother gifted me.

As I explained at the beginning of this little post, that my sweet mom gave me this beautiful blue and white placemats for six place setting, therefore this table is arranged for six as well.
Last December mother was 90 and while I was taking out a tablecloth for her luncheon, I came across the placemats to which I said how pretty they were. Mother without hesitation just gave them to me and claimed she will never use anything like that anymore. 

The salad bowl that belongs to my Onion china, hubby's favorite china and one of my fav as well.


Here you can appreciate the lovely blue and white placemats that were my inspiration for this "anticipated Spring table."



The two tier piece with the fruit is Meissen. One of my precious things I own.









I brought out the cute napkin rings because of the butterflies for the blue Spring setting.

I also arranged one of the buffets in pink tones for Spring too.


I'm loving my two gold faceted bunnies, gift of my best friend last Christmas.

We always need a coffee station for after dinner.

I arranged the coffee setting in this particular corner since it is all blue and white wall plates and big planter.


With that said. I'm so happy to have made this table, I was so enthused been that I love tablescaping and it's accessories.

Wishing you all dear friends very safe days ahead,  what with this "Corona Virus" situation around all the world, all we can do is pray for all of us and our families, as well as the rest of the world and the countries most affected.

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for your great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Happy Valentines and Lots of Love !


Hello sweet friends !

So I finally could come up to make a Valentines table setting for Mr. Living and me.

I used a couple of settings for us two of my mom's old, not complete everyday china from when I was just a kid back in Astoria-Queens, NY.
I thought it is a cute romantic pink floral just for this special Love Day.

The china is Bavaria, Germany. There's a sign but nothing more.

Wishing you my dear friends a wonderful and romantic Valentines, even if it is with your kids, grandkids, or friends.



I baked our favorite Chocolate Cake with Red Fruit topping. Actually it's with chocolate too.
I baked it on my 'heart Wilton' cake pan.

I found this adorable flatware with hearts in them, very inexpensive. It had no knife but I will use a stake knife for the meat. At your right there's the cake fork and coffee spoon too. So cute !

This dishes were my mother's from when I was a kid. It's Bavaria, Germany incomplete set, it  was our everyday china and it brings me memories from when back.

I set it for Valentine's dinner at our beloved antique French foyer table.







Nothing like Chocolate Cake for dessert to celebrate Valentine's !








Have a great Valentine's dear friends.  Thank you for visiting me, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties and for featuring me most of the times.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Some January Vignettes 2020


Hello sweet friends !

I started arranging some vignettes for January here and there. 
I have no time for much lately with mother whose health has been declining somewhat.

Here they are. 

I also received this Christmas past, two adorable 'gold faceted bunnies' from my best friend and to cheer me up they're displayed on the dinner table to remind me of Spring.

Hope your 2020 is of to a good start.



Marble on marble styling for a little tea and cake on our Foyer antique French marble table.



The Faceted gold ceramic bunnies was a gift from my best friend this past Christmas.

White ironstone soup tureens and at center my 'Friendly Village' favorite tureen.

Blue and white January vignette. More blue and white, my forever favorite combo.

Family room styled tray for January 2020

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses as well.

LOVE,
FABBY

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