Monday, April 10, 2017

He has Risen - Easter Setting


Hello sweet friends!

This is Holy Week and I set up a table for Rosary and for Easter Sunday coming up.

Here is what we used to do Easter Sunday when we were kids, my two brothers and I:
 We always went to the city, (Manhattan) for Mass at ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, to watch the Easter parade, to see the Rockets Spring Show and have a late lunch, with our parents. For us kids it was always a treat when dad took us to 'the city' as New Yorkers call it. Dad drove us there and enjoyed it too. Such great memories I treasure dearly.

As many of you know I lived in Astoria-Queens.

Besides the fact that the custom in NY was that we had to wear a brand new outfit for Easter Sunday and my mom and me wore hats. She looked like a blond beautiful Jacqueline Kennedy in her pillbox style hat and her channel type suit, the style of the moment.

The custom here in Ecuador is, to have a special 'hardy harvest soup,' with grains and Cod stew, which you also add to the soup in a small portion.  Really delish, although I'm not crazy about grains, but it is quite yummy. 

There are small hand pies to go along with it, plantain chips, hard boil eggs; all these things you can add to the soup if you wish and these would be the only meal.
Dessert is usually 'Rice Pudding.'

Now, here is my table setting for this Easter Sunday and for the Rosary there after, the following Wednesday.


HE HAS RISEN TO THE FATHER'S SIDE TO REIGN FOR ETERNITY FOR US, HIS CHILDREN.
             
ALLELUJAH !


MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES THIS EASTER SUNDAY.




I know you're probably thinking... those same teacups again!!
Well, you see, I only had four of them, it so happened I could never use them much cause I have more then that for the rosary and for other teas with friends.
My question for you is:  I could never order four more teacups and dessert plates because these dishes come with the store's name in the back, therefore I have no reference for them. But just now they brought in more in the store, so I did buy four more pieces, but I still want to know...So if anyone knows, or has, please let me know the brand.     Thank you in advance !



HE HAS RISEN...ALLELUJAH !

The centerpiece inside my clotch I created it religious for an Easter luncheon.

I mixed and matched with yellow and green dinner plates, for a Spring pastel look, along with pink napkins, where I placed in each a small bird's nest with tiny quarrel eggs, lol..

The water glasses are pink and lilac. The one stems come in various colors even black.







I used my old big Canon camera and the pics came out sort of darkish, it seems.
I lent my daughter Sofia my new small Canon camera for her trip to Europe with her family. 


Bird nests on top of each napkin.





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

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

HAPPY ESTER TO YOU ALL !

LOVE,
FABBY

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Share Your Cup
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

March - Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

As always, every last Wednesday of the month I host Rosary prayers, here at home... and we pray for this country, Ecuador, the USA and for peace in the world.

 Special prayers are been said for sick family members, or friends that wish for us to do so.
As well as for personal problems without having to specify them so that God can give it special attention and blessings. 

Please feel free to do so, I will certainly oblige.

Tea time is very humble, with just bread, cheese and marmalade; but as you know me by now, I like to set a table to make it look special and like I took the time for our special time of the month.

Blessings dear friends.


I haven't used my Elephant Indian table topper since last year maybe.

 
The teacups and saucers are Tognana from Italy.


My red cyclamen from my kitchen window sill and elephants that were my Mil's.






Since the teacups and saucers had no teaset, I decided to use my Oriental square teapot I have for several years and it carries a good amount of tea, as I never know how many will come. This time we were twelve.



Thank you for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day !
 
Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Inspire Me Tuesday
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring is in the house - Plate Rack and Table



Hello sweet friends !

I created a Spring table with a pretty tea set, teacups and saucers, plus dessert plates I bought around four years ago.

Some friends have asked me in the past about the brand, but unfortunately the lovely home store we have here has it made just for the store, so I don't know. I heard they might be made in Sri-Lanka or Philippines. Anyway, that's it, I fell in love with it, whatever it is.

I am very excited after Spring cleaning somewhat, to also be decorating the home a little for the Spring-Easter season as well.

I am also practicing my Lent challenge, every year I 'fast'... by abstaining from one or two things I love, as not drinking coffee and not eating sweets... which I love both. Specially the coffee situation, it's tough come breakfast, lol..

Ok, here goes a Spring table and my kitchen French country plate rack, Mr. Living had made for me one year ago this month. I enjoy changing the rack seasonally. Now it's in pink for Easter.



I picked up all my cyclamen from my window sill in the kitchen and gathered them on a tray as centerpiece. I placed a shell bunny in the front, in the back my two cute bunnies and on the other side an antique shepherd boy.

On this side a small antique French shepherd boy my Fil gifted me very many years ago.


The shell bunny I picked up last Summer at an open market at the beach.

Opposed to the shell bunny you find my funny bunnies and Easter eggs in a nest.

I love this tea china, the pattern is so cute and dainty with little pink roses and gold.

My DD Sofia gave me for my birthday the teaset some six years ago and then around three years ago it came back with tea cups and saucers, along with cake plates, so I bought myself six teacups and cake plates.


I have very good luck with my cyclamen I keep in the kitchen window sill. Specially I guess it's because they receive a lot of the morning sun.

They last ones lasted 4-6 months, although I had one that was alive for more then a year!

 



The plate rack embellished for Spring.



 



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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Entertaining at Home again !


Hello sweet friends!

I haven't been around lately as this month has been a busy one for us. Our DD Alexandra got married the First of March in Miami in a very small ceremony at the apartment of our SIL's mother.

We also have been in the mood for entertaining lately at home.  Last Friday I did a luncheon with 17 very close friends from hubby's youth, their wives, plus two siblings and their spouses.

Again I had to make two sitting tables to fit the 17. Thank goodness our formal dinner table is very large and very wide, which helps a whole lot.
 
Our breakfast round table is an 'enabler' in this case and there you can sit six people very well.

I hope I don't bore you with my tablescapes, as I see the readers and hostesses are interested in other things much more so.




Here I'm sharing a picture of my dearest daughter Alexandra and Sergio at their civil wedding in Miami.

They had a very small reception right in the beautiful apartment of our SIL Sergio's mother with some friends and cousins.
It was beautiful they told us, we are so happy for this lovely couple.
 
They are the parents of our little Maxima. They also live in Madrid.


So lets get back to our luncheon at home.

The formal dining table held 11 guests and this is the setting I did using our antique china from my dear Mother in Law, on top of her gorgeous hand crocheted tablecloth.

The cyclamen flower pots are perfect to give it a little Spring touch.

The flatware is Reed & Barton, but I used a round spoon specially for the 'Cream of Mushroom,' a delicious French recipe I do.

Lately the cyclamen plants are growing so beautifully at my kitchen's window sill, so instead of making any arrangements I just placed them smack in the middle of the two tables, for a little Spring feel.


Our breakfast table was fixed for six guests. Again I used another of my cyclamen flower plant for the Spring look, plus my green china to celeb St. Pat's month.




My indoor plants are really radiant in this corner of the breakfast room and right in front of them, in the corner, I have a gathering of some more that are just as pretty.


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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

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The Scoop
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Tablescape Thursday
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Grace at Home
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Foodie Friday and Everything else
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Anything goes Pink Saturday
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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A Bouquet of Talent
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