My Love for Transferware

My Love for Transferware
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SWEET AND KIND VISITS, YOU ALWAYS MAKE MY DAY!

Monday, July 21, 2014

FABBY: Tea is Served in the Kitchen


Hello sweet friends!

       I'm starting this Monday by inviting you to have some tea in my kitchen, my fave place and where we spend most of our days, eating, cooking, baking, watching the news, or enjoying the view out the windows... so why not invite you too for tea! 

I can serve you coffee, tea and some goodies, whatever you prefer. I can make you little sandwiches too! (my wishful thinking, pretend).

I hope you like my tea setting for you... so please, come inside!



What made me invite you for tea is that I've tweaking a little, so now my coffee station is by the TV, in front of our breakfast nook. Before I had cook books and my cookie jar.

I chose for you my antique Mil's teacups from her wedding china and are under the cloche.

Some goodies in my ¿Lady Carlyle' tier and some cheese in that small covered stand.


Now I'm keeping the cookbooks of the moment here, next to the cooktop.
The one at your left was written by my dear Mil and the other I bought from the volunteers for Cancer Society. Next is my Cookie jar I have forever and this is where the coffee station was. 

Our kitchen is not big, but not small either and I love to spend time here, it's really very comfortable and warm, I think.
The door you see here leads to the laundry room.

People here have the custom to serve on warm days, some cold fruit sherbet before tea, or even ice-cream...whatever you prefer!


Some of you might remember my Chinese teapot collection I keep in the window.

Coffee is ready in the back if you rather.


I love this little pantry for my everyday use as I have a big one in the laundry room as well. The 'slit' pantry contains all the things I need for baking.


Thank you so much sweet and kind friends for coming over for tea, you always make my day!

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:




















A Return to Loveliness at,  http://www.adelightsomelife.com
Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://www.thededicatedhouse.com
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://www.marthasfavorites.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://www.antiquesandteacups.info
Friends Sharing Tea at,  http://blog.bernideens.com
Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://www.astrollthrulife.net
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME at,  http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,  http://www.kathewithane.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
Home Sweet Garden at,  http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com







 



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FABBY: My New Finds


Hello sweet friends!

    The friends that have followed me lately know Alejandro bought a beautiful vintage French table for our breakfast room.

While we were there, one of the sales person informed me there was another container coming from Europe the following week and that I might want to see the transferware dishes and many gorgeous things they were bringing in.

So you know... my curiosity was beyond me! 
 
Here I'm sharing what I bought recently!

I specially love, love the cobalt blue I'talian-Murano,' cut glass compote with pedestal.

Funny, cause we made a bet as who would win the 'Soccer WC' and so I lost the bet choosing Argentina, however, I had to buy the bowl instead of getting it as a present from Mr. Living, lol!

I also bought two lovely blue and white dinner transferware plates to add to my collection and a 'Dutch-Delft' blue and white bowl for flower arranging. You know how I love white with blue!

Ok, with that said, here you have my latest treasures.


Isn't this cobalt blue, "Murano-Italy" cut glass compote just gorgeous!
I didn't even mind paying for it myself, lol!

I'm displaying this pretty 'Murano lady' on my formal dining table for now, which is Italian style too.
I would probably try it on my foyer's antique 'French white marble top table' in the near future as well.

I also fell hard for this lovely 'Hand decorated, Delft-Holland' bowl for flower arranging, or even fruit.

The transferware plate on the back of the teacup and saucer is another find and it's, 'The Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977, Staffordshire, England.'

...and the other transferware plate is 'Asiatic Pheasant, Wedgwood-England.'


My new vignette decoration on the antique English buffet.


I hope you liked my new finds.

Thanks for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day.

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

What's it Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Riverton Housewives Roundup at,  http://www.housewivesofriverton.com
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://www.adelightsomelife.com
It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Create it Thursday at,  http://www.lambertslately.com

Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Tablescape Thursday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch.net
Grace at Home at,  http://www.impartinggrace.com
Before and After Wednesday at,  http://www.thededicatedhouse.com
Say G'Day linky party at,  http://www.natashainoz.com
The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://www.craftberrybush.com
Show and Tell Friday at,  http://romantichome.blogspot.com
Saturday Show Off at,  http://malevikrosetradgard.blogspot.com
From the Farm Blog Hop at,  http://www.sunnysimplelife.com
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com
Silver Pennies Sunday at,  http://www.findingsilverpennies.com
Sunday Show Off at, http://www.twiggstudios.com
BLUE Monday at,  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Amaze Me Monday at,  www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
The Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://www.bystephanielynn.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://www.createwithjoy.com
Show and Share party at,  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
















 

Friday, July 11, 2014

FABBY: Sea Inspired Dinner Table


Hello sweet friends!

       I've been looking and enjoying such pretty table scape's for Summer by the sea and I am so very inspired too, even though here it's chilly, even cold sometimes; but now that children are on their school vacation the families go to the beach resorts.

 Anyway, this setting is dedicated to all of you my friends who are enjoying Summer time.

I've used my 'Multiple Choice' dishes with fishes in soft pastel colors and shells in every shape and form in the beautiful antique French bowl, for this theme table.

Having said that, here goes.

The four dinner plates are 'Limoges' from the dishes mother gifted me years ago. The soup bowls, or pasta bowls and salad plates with pastel fishes are 'Multiple Choice.'

The beautiful antique from the last turn of the century, 'French Art Nouveau' centerpiece bowl was my Mil's and she left Alejandro because it has the same initials as his grandparents and ours now.



I also used in this 'sea table setting' my 'German-Bavarian,' antique teaset, and as you can see here it has the same turquoise flowers as the Limoges and the antique French centerpiece bowl.



This is a vintage 'English' teapot I bought three years ago and as you can appreciate it in the pic it has vessels at sea.

The other side of the teapot has soldiers landing.





The 'Limoges' dinner plate; as I love turquoise, it reminds me of the sea. 


The antique French centerpiece bowl is decorated with natural shells I brought from our vacation last May.


The monogram here with Alejandro's grandparents on his dad's side, it was CA, just like ours is now. Therefore, my Mil left it to us, besides been a beautiful family heirloom. We were so lucky!

The cocktail etched stems here are antique 'French' and are part of a big set we have of many styles that were my Mil's ...and the etched wine glasses in the center are ours and are 'Venetian.'



And here is our antique French breakfast table, newly acquired a week ago by sweet Mr. Living, who fell in love with the beautiful carvings on it!

Thank you so much sweet ladies 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:

Anything BLUE Friday at,  http://www.thededicatedhouse.com
Say G'Day Linky Party at,  http://www.natashainoz.com
Saturday Blog Linky Party at,  http://www.google.com
Saturday Show Off at,  http://maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.com
 Saturday Sparks Linky Party at,  http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Welcome to Fridays Unfolded at,  http://www.nancherrow.com
The Chain Linky CLIMB at,  http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://www.thededicatedhouse.com
Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://www.astrollthrulife.net
Tuesdays at our Home at,  http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
BLUE Monday at,  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com

From the Farm Blog Hop at,  http://www.sunnysimplelife.com
Social Media Mixer at,  http://sewcraftyangelblogspot.com
Sunday Show Off Linky Party at,  http://www.twiggstudios.com
Silver Pennies Sunday at,  http://www.findingsilverpennies.com
Amaze Me Monday at,  http://www.dwellings-yourheartofthehome
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com

Masterpiece Monday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch.net
Monday Fun Day at,  http://www.creativelylivingblog.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://www.createwithjoy.com
Show and Share Party at,  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com.com
A Return to Loveliness at,  http://www.adelightsomelife.com
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://www.marthasfavorites.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://www.antiquesandteacups.com
Friends Sharing Tea at,  http://blog.bernideens.com
Les Cahteaudesfleurs at,  http://www.lechateaudesfleurs.com
Mix it up Monday at,  http://www.flourmewithlove.com
Tuesdays at Our Home at,  http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Garden at,  http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com
The SCOOP at,  http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com
You're Gonna Love it at,  http://www.kathewithane.com
Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
Wow Us Wednesday at,  http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://jannolson.blogspot.com























 










Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FABBY: WE HAVE A WINNER!



Hello sweet friends!

    I'm sorry I didn't come earlier as I was so busy, but now I would love to thank all the ladies that joined me and sweet Kathryn from the great 'The Dedicated House' who sponsored my giveaway and who announced it on 'MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY.'

Thank you so much dear Kathryn!

I am very grateful to all the sweet and kind ladies that joined my giveaway and celebrated three years of bloggiversary with me.

The winner is lovely CANDY STEFAN, from PLUM CREEK PLACE, she has a wonderful blog who always shares the most amazing tablescapes and a lot more.

I will send them as soon as I find a box to fit them nicely so they don't crease, as they're hand woven... so they can arrive safely to your hands, Candy.


 
Have a great day lovely friends!
 
 
LOVE,
FABBY



Monday, July 7, 2014

FABBY: June's Rosary Gathering Tea


Hello sweet friends!

As you all know by now that I host a 'Rosary Gathering' prayer with some special ladies, every last Wednesday of each month.

We're about ten, sometimes more and after prayers we have a very simple tea, with bread, cheese, home made jams and sometimes something different cause someone brings it, or I make.

Here is my last Rosary tea party for June.


I used for the June's Rosary this lovely Belgium lace tablecloth I bought so many years ago for my daughter Alexandra's First Communion. Underneath it is a pink topper to give the setting a little color.
The teacups and saucers are Italian Tognana.

In June the town of Cuenca celebrates 'Corpus Christy' and all over the town's square there are these delish cookies and are a must have this season.
Here I have them in the rectangular platter.

The pretty pink cyclamen came from my kitchen sill.

A close up of the Italian-Tognana teacups and saucers...and of the lace tablecloth.

Dogs knife rests at right.


Rustic brown French bread. The squares servings in back are pieces of cheese ready.

Corpus Christy sweets; the town's custom in June.

The two flower platters were made at our former Ceramic factory.

I'm so glad I remembered this lovely Belgium tablecloth for this tea table.

The plain teapot at your right was made at our past ceramic factory.



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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

A Return to Loveliness at,  http://www.adelightsome.com
Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://www.thededicatedmonday.com
Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://www.astrollthrulife.net
Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://www.marthasfavorites.com
Tuesdays Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com
Friends Sharing Tea at,  http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com

Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,  http://www.kathewithane.com
Home Sweet Garden Party at,  http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com
Tuesdays at our Home at,  http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
THE SCOOP at,  http://www.stonegable.com

Back to Basics at,  http://www.blogger.com
Wordless Wednesday at,  http://www.createwithjoy.com
Limoges for Tea Time at,  http://www.marthasfavorites.com
Wake up Wednesday at,  http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Wow Us Wednesday at,  http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net

What we Accomplished Wednesday at,  http://www.greenwillowpond.com
What's it Wednesday at,  http://www.blogger.com

Riverton Housewives Round up at,  http://www.housewivesofriverton.com
Make Bake Create at,  http://www.hopeineveryseason.com
It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog at,  http://blogbernideens.com
Wildly Original Linky Party at,  http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
Show and Share Party at,  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://www.craftberrybush.com
Foodie Friday at,  http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com
PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com






















 




Sunday, July 6, 2014

FABBY: New Antique French Round Table


Hello sweet friends!

     Last Tuesday Mr. Living went shopping and bought a beautiful round dining table for our breakfast area.

The friends that follow me know that I had a gorgeous, 'alabaster table top' on my previous breakfast table, but now our daughter Alexandra has such a table.   Hold on! I'll tell you the story behind the new table, lol!

You see, our pug Ben that died four years ago chewed on the 'simple legs' of our round 22 yr. old breakfast table when he was a puppy and he died at almost 13 years of age, so you can imagine for how long I had it like this, lol!

 Alejandro kept on telling me that I should look around for an antique round table with gorgeous legs, to fit the alabaster on top of the new table. Being that I am such an 'obedient wife,' I've been looking around for the last two years, to no avail.

I always found them not to be Alejandro's taste, or the foyer kind, or too big to fit the alabaster top, etc. I didn't care because on my subconscious it reminded me of Ben, our sweet pug.

One good day, last Tuesday, the sales lady from the European Antique shop called me and informed me she had two gorgeous arrivals, of antique French tables.

 I called Mr. Living and told him to go and see them himself and he bought it to my surprise!

He had loved it immediately, but it turned out to be two inches larger than the old one, so that's how he had the idea to give Alexandra the alabaster table and 'both parties' are so happy now; our DD and us ...and since I'm one of those people that likes change most of the time, even if it was 'forced upon me' heheheee... I loved the idea!

Hope you like it too.

Here she is, the 'antique French' solid oak, round table with hand carved accents Alejandro purchased it himself and she was also pretty good priced for what it is!

Look how grate the vintage Dutch chairs look next to the elegant table...I love it!

I love the wavy edges on the table and of course, the beautiful hand carved bottom that caught Alejandro's eye and made him decide on buying it, even if it was 2 inches larger than the previous, therefore, the alabaster top was too small for it now.


A closer shot at the lovely hand carved details.


Cannot compare this, to what we have now. We send the table to get fixed so we can give it to our daughter, though; as all chewed up by our puppy several years ago, it was simply awful...I was used to it, though...hehehe...

We are also very happy that the vintage Dutch chairs, which have lovely legs now look perfect next to the French table.


We loved the finish on the 'oak table top' too and it's in perfect state. Not as gorgeous as an 'alabaster top'...but we're so happy that our sweet daughter Alex owns it now after we have enjoyed it for 22 years.

Thank you so much 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

I will be joining:

Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://www.thededicatedmonday.com
Metamorphosis Monday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch.net
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://www.blogger.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://www.createwithjoy.com
Amaze Me Monday at,  http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
Mix it up Monday at,  http://www.flourmewithlove.com
The Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://www.bystephanielynn.com
Show and Share Party at,  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
A Return to Loveliness at,  http://www.adelightsomelife.com
Home Sweet Garden Party at,  http://creativecountrymom'sgarde.blogspot.com
Tuesdays at our Home at,  http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
Riverton Housewives Round Up at,  http://www.housewivesofriverton.com
The Homemaking Party at,  http://www.hoeineveryseason.com
Grace at Home at,  http://www.impartinggrace.com