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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FABBY: Easter Table for Six


Hello sweet friends!

   My Easter 2014 table for six is inspired in a small dinner party I had last night with Alejandro's two brothers and their wives; to reciprocate them for inviting us to their home for this last Valentine's.

I had never used my English blue and white transferware dishes I've been collecting lately, with them and so they loved the table in their honor...and of course the food.

I'm inspired now so this will be perfect for this Easter Sunday coming, as I added some more bunnies to it as well.

                May our Lord Jesus Christ our Savior bless each and everyone of you and your families and may you have a very happy EASTER SUNDAY 2014.


Here you have it...my 2014 Easter table setting.


A Lladró rabbit at your left and at your right a couple of ceramic boxes with rabbits sitting on top.


The couple of ceramic boxes with rabbits sitting on top are so cute.


The Lladró bunny.


I'm kind of liking the two hand decorated Dutch-Delft flower vases, 'with flowers,' since the last time I posted a tea table I had NEVER put flowers in them before...very strange of me!








This pretty reticulated fruit bowl is Polish and it has the famous Onion pattern.


Again I used the triangle linen my mom gifted me and so in this place setting I didn't use a placemat.


On the part with the bear table I used this pretty gold placemats, to enhance the blue in the charger.



I just added this bouquet of stunning red roses my Bil and his wife sent me thanking me for the dinner party. They are from his professional Rose Farm-Altaflor.



Antique crystal water pitcher.








 

HE has risen...our LORD JESUS CHRIST  has risen to save us and guide us by the correct path. Many blessings to you and yours my lovely friends.






Blue glass rhinestones napkin rings I bought last year while I was in Orlando with the G'girls. 




Blue water goblet and German purple wine glasses.


In the side buffet is my red English tea service, all set for dessert and tea after dinner.


I'm specially using my collection of the blue transferware, as I haven't share them with my 'in laws siblings' and they liked them very much and brought Alejandro and his brothers memories of their grandparents as they owned a set for 24 place settings.

I have no clue as what happened to them...I should ask!



Thank you so much for visiting me as you always make my day!

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

LOVE
FABBY

I will be joining:

Susan for Tablescape Thursday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Riverton Housewives Roundup at,  http://www.therealhousewivesofriverton.com
Paula What's It Wednesday at,  http://www.ivyandelephants.com
Share your Cup Thursday at,  http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Anything Blue Friday at,  http://www.thededicatedhouse.com
BLUE Monday at,  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Richella for Grace at Home at,  http://www.impartinggrace.com
Sarah for The Homemaking Party at,  http://www.hopeineveryseason.com
Be Inspired at,  http://www.commonground.com
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Shabbilicious Friday Linky Party at,  http://shabbyartboutique.com
Jenn for Fabulously Creative Linky Party at,  http://www.jenniferrizzo.com
The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://www.craftberrybush.com







Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.



 

Be

Sunday, April 13, 2014


                              HAPPY PALM SUNDAY TO YOU, MY SWEET FRIENDS AND MANY BLESSINGS FOR THE HOLIEST OF WEEKS.





When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”  The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Easter/Amazing-Bible-Verses-About-Palm-Sunday.aspx?p=2#9BMPOLx81fmtwE8E.99
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”  The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Easter/Amazing-Bible-Verses-About-Palm-Sunday.aspx?p=2#9BMPOLx81fmtwE8E.99
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”  The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Easter/Amazing-Bible-Verses-About-Palm-Sunday.aspx?p=2#9BMPOLx81fmtwE8E.99

Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair.


Palm Sunday’s Thought; Life is full of ups and downs. Glorify God during the ups and fully trust in Him during the downs.

BLESSINGS,
FABBY



When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”  The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Easter/Amazing-Bible-Verses-About-Palm-Sunday.aspx?p=2#9BMPOLx81fmtwE8E.99

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FABBY: Welcome to my Living Room


Hello sweet friends!


Welcome to my living room, have a seat please.

"Aubusson Oriental hand made silk rug."

I will be joining Alyson at the THE POLO HOUSE Link up Challenge: "DECORATING WITH ORIENTAL RUGS"
    I did some small tweaking in my living room to freshen it up for Spring...not that it's so Spring like, either is it great, but I'm one that loves the dining room because that's where I get to do what I love the most, which are dishes, therefore, tablescaping...so I tend to neglect my living room, I always think of it in terms of 'guests' only, lol!

Now I changed the small things in the coffee table and the 'four end tables' I have around it.

Here it is, I always hope you like it my friends!


I copied this great marble coffee table from an 'Architectural Digest' Magazine of Interior Design from an article they had on Francoise Sagan's apartment in the Paris's west bank... the famous French writer.
I fell for it hard and Alejandro had it reproduced for me!

The French bronze boy is an antique, turn of the last century, is marked and all, as are the bronze dogs at your right.

I love this pretty reticulated dishes I recently acquired for candy. I keep them with chocolates and Candy, took them out so you can appreciate the pretty lace in them.

Vintage French bombé end table at your right.

The fabric of the upholstery in the two couches is an Italian pure silk brocade.

I placed the fringes on the couches and also the tassels, myself; several years ago.

At left a vintage French girl with sheep, vintage porcelain dogs and a small Oriental jar.

The left vintage French Bombé end table with an antique lamp that was from my Mil's wedding more than 70 years ago.

Here is an antique, turn of the last century, French bronze figure of a jockey boy, German made dogs and a vintage French boy playing the flute.

Another vintage small and pretty end table next to this comfy chair.
I won the tiny table as my Mil had two of this antique things, so me and another Sil won the other; after she died.

I just came back to explain that the small Oriental screen, on top of the small end table that looks like it's painted; no,no, Nanette, as our friend Shelia would say... is made of 'white Chinese lacquer' and embossed 'jade figurines' and it is from the 1960's.

The pretty Cala in a basket painting was made by Alejandro's quite famous uncle who was an artist in Washington DC and Madrid. We have three lovely paintings from Luis Crespo Ordoñez.
Some of you know me by now; so back then I also decided that this small space needed a little side table too, therefore, I asked Alejandro if he can have one ordered in the same 'travertino marble' to match the coffee table and with the same lines as the coffee table and he immediately obliged!

Both tables in the travertino marble were made here in Cuenca-Ecuador, as there are great marbles in this area of the country.
Please disregard the lamp cord, but, don't know how to hide it for the moment.

 With this one you've seen all four end tables I have around the living room.


The Art Nouveau bronze mirror, with mother of pearl was Alejandro's grandma... easily over 100 years old!
 
 

As you go to your right, passing by my grandma's antique black Viennese cane chair and the Antique Oriental 'canphor trunk,' ... is the door out...but I don't want you to go yet !

I reupholstered the chair at your right about a year and a half ago, with this pretty check fabric in pale green and yellow, to blend it with the couches and Chippendale chairs.
 
Before it was of a lovely green Italian silk fabric which our beloved 'Pug Ben' ruined it sleeping and scratching it, lol!

I love the Oriental Chippendale chairs! Alejandro gave them to me for my 40th. birthday, along with the dining room set.

The foyer in the background and the dining room in the foreground.

Thank you for coming wonderful friends, your visits always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great Parties!

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
It's a Party at, http://acreativeprincess.bogspot.com
Paula for What's it Wednesday at,  http://www.ivyandelephants.com
Tickled Pink at,  http://www.504main.com
The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://craftberrybush.blogspot.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Fabulously Creative Linky Party at,  http://www.jenniferrizzo.com
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Thursdays Favorite Things at,  http://katherinescorner.blogspot.com

Debra for Be Inspired at,  http://www.commonground.com
Ladies Only Blog share at,  http://www.mommiefried.com
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Let's Connect Social Media Round Up at,  http://www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://www.craftberrybush.com
Show and Tell Friday at,  http://romantichome.blogspot.com
Lorie for Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com
Natasha for Say G'Day Saturday at,  http://www.natashainoz.com
Saturday Show Off at,  http://malevikrosegarden.blogspot.com
Suzanne for Saturday Sparks at,  http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Natasha for Serenity Saturday at,  http://www.serenityyou.com

Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Linky party at,  http://www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://www.thededicatedhouse.com
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Share your Creativity at,  http://www.itsoverflowing.com
Barb for The SCOOP at,  http://www.theeverydayhome.com
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,  http://www.kathewithane.com








Between Naps On the Porch I will be joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.










 

Friday, April 4, 2014

FABBY: Spring with Flowers and Birdies in the Kitchen



Hello sweet friends!

           I decided to bake some chocolate scones today, but somehow they didn't come out that pretty, but they are delish! However, the 'ugly scones' inspired me to create a vignette in my breakfast nook in the kitchen and it'll stay like that for a while...without the ugly, but yummy scones, lol!

   The motif for this vignette is mostly to have tea with Mother, Alejandro, Alexandra my DD, who has been visiting us for the last two weeks from the capital and now she's leaving us Sunday and I'm missing her already!

We've been having a wonderful time with her lovely, cheery and fun company.

Ok, here it is, hope you like it!


Here you have it, ready for Mother, hubby, DD Alex and me. Tea and scones in my vintage Oriental bone china dishes. 



The pattern in this vintage bone china dishes is very springy, with pretty cheery flowers and butterflies, as you can appreciate it here.


More singing birdies here.

The ugly, but yummy scones!

Baby birdie waiting for his mama!

Look how cute and funny he is..lol!

More birdies perched on a bowl. This bowl was made at our former Ceramic Co.

Besides the large bread bowl I use in the Fall, I also have this small wooden one, where I normally keep the fresh fruit in the kitchen and it has a sparkly gold wash. 


Mama bird feeding her baby in the mouth. This bowl was hand made back at our Factory and designed by me.

At left this adorable porcelain egg tray I found recently and loved it!

I hope to see you all at Kathleen's new challenge: "BIRDS, NESTS and EGGS" at Cuisine Kathleen.



Here you have it, my Spring vignette in the kitchen nook.

I will be joining Kathleen's challenge "BIRDS, NESTS and EGGS" at http://cuisinekathleen.blogspot.com

I love the hand decorated, stained glass sky light on top; with hummingbirds and roses. In real life the colors are intense when lighted at night.

One of these days I'm gonna paint the Duncan Phyfe chairs white, or ivory!

Thank you sweet friends for visiting me, as you always make my day!

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

Beverly for PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Saturday Show Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik.blogspot.com
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse.blogspot.com
Michael for Foodie Friday at,  http://designbygollum.blogspot.com
Saturday Sparks Linky Party at,  http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
It's Overflowing at,  http://overflowingwithcreativity.blogspot.com

Say G'Day at,  http://natashainoz.blogspot.com
A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party at,  http://lakeshoredrive.blogspot.com
Show and Tell at,  http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Richella for Grace at Home No. 100!  at,  http://www.impartinggrace.com

Suzanne for Saturday Sparks Linky Party at,  http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Kathy for It's a Bouquet of Talent Linky Party at,  http://www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com
Serenity Saturday at,  http://www.serenityyou.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://www.createwithjoy.com

Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://sandimyyellowdoor.com
Bernideen for friends Sharing Tea at,  http://blog.bernideens.com
Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
Martha for TEA CUPS & BUNNIES at,  http://www.marthasfavorites.com
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,  http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Susy for THE SCOOP at,  http://www.worthingcourt.com
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,  http://www.kathewithane.com

Let's Dish "BIRDS, NEST AND EGGS" challenge at,  http://cuisinekathleen.blogspot.com
Paula for What's it Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Wordless Wednesday at,  http://www.createwithjoy.com
What We Accomplished Wednesday at,  http://www.greenwillopond.com
Wednesdays Adorned from Above at,  http://www.adornedfromabove.com
Cottage Style Party at,  http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
Angel for Wake up Wednesnay Linky Party at,  http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Sarah for The Homemaking Party at,  http://www.hopeineveryseason.com
Cathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://www.adelightsomelife.com
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,  http://www.lambertslately.com
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday at,  http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
Shabbilishious Friday Linky Party at,  http://www.shabbyartboutique.com
Kaysi for Fun Easter Projects at,  http://www.keepingitsimple.com
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://lindacoastalcharm.blogspot.com
Natasha for Say G'Day at,  http://www.natashainoz.com








Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.






I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.
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