Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Eclectic Tablescape for a High Tea Party


Hello sweet friends !

My best friend's 93 year old mother is going back from to the capital of Ecuador, Quito, where she's from. Olga's been here for six months spending time with her daughter, but it is time for her to return and spend another long period of time with her other children.

We see her very often, along with my mom at tea parties, ladies get togethers and of course, my every month Rosary prayers, which she comes along. We are going to miss this lovely and sweet lady.

I prepared a high tea table for ten friends along with Olga, the guest of honor.
My table is very eclectic, as I decided to use different teacups and saucers along with my happy bird plates and yellow lemon ones.

You can see the different tea cups in the pictures I'm sharing.


The little lady up front with the orange blouse and my friend Myriam with the purple turtle neck. My mother in the back between them.
The younger ones are Olga's granddaughters. The others are friends.
You know me, at the beginning at your left side.

I used some of my bird plates and lemon ones, plus different teacups in order to achieve the 'eclectic style' tea table, which was fun to set for me.
The tablecloth is an antique European silk brocade that was gifted to us by dear Mil.

The lemon plates. This is my place setting with my 'Royal Albert October' cup.

I baked an angel food cake type with farm eggs, so it comes out very yellow and it is served with 'clotted-cream.'
Hot chocolate and tea, or as they wished. Chicken and egg finger sandwiches, sugar cookies and small 'empanadas.'
Wish I could have taken pics of the food, but I didn't have time, with serving and sittings them in their places, etc.

I was lucky to win this pretty "Colclough, England" teacup giveaway from lovely blog "The Beautiful Matters," from pretty Deborah Montgomery in 2014.

My place setting with my "Royal Albert," October teacup and lemon plate.



Brown sugar fudge kind with sugar cookies and the cluttered cream to eat with the Angel cake, as is the custom here. 


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

I will party here:

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Home Sweet Home
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Simple Sunday
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Amaze Me Monday
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th. of July and Good News !


Hello sweet friends !

It's amazing how fast we are already celebrating the 4th. of July !

Wishing you all a very and wonderful happy 4th. of July week. 
I always wish the best for the USA and may God bless America.

The good news is that our daughter Sofia is pregnant with a "boy !" 

We are very excited with hubby, as we only have two girls as most of you know and they at the same token have three daughters between them. 
Sofia and Sil are very happy with the news, although they wished for whatever God wished for them. Sofia and Giancarlo have the two girls, so now she's starting to take out the crib, changing table and a shelf from the daughters and we are so happy they kept it, as we gave them this set.
The entire family is elated with the 'boy news' and he is schedule for December.

  Here is my table setting 2018 in honor of the good ol'USA.  



I brought the star tablecloth from Madrid thinking of the 4th. of July.

Blue and red transferware plates as the phocal point. I also found several years ago the red, white and blue enamel napkin rings.



Liberty Blue and different scenery plates for this 4th. celeb. Pairing up with the red transferware as well.






The blue hydrangea has grown a lot and there are two more soon to bloom. I guess eventually I will have to take her to the condo's garden, as is not an indoor plant.




An evening shot. 


" Wishing you all a wonderful 4th. of July and may God always bless America, the land of the free, because of the brave. "

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Talk of the Town
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Bernideen Tea Time, Cottage and Garden
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Vintage Charm Party
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Home Sweet Home
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Share Your Cup
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Simple Sunday Fabulous Party
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Dishing it & Digging it
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June Rosary Tea & a Clean Chandy


Hellos sweet friends !

It's that time again, the "Last Wednesday" of every month I host a Rosary prayers with ten, twelve, more or less lovely friends.

As the ones that read me know I do pray for each and everyone who wishes for us to do so.

I'd like to inform my blog friends that we have prayed for the ladies that have requested. You know who you are and I hope your families were blessed and I wish all of you lots of blessings as well.

My table spread for tea this month is done with my Mil's antique china with the teacups, dessert bowls for some ice cream I will serve this time and salad plates for the bread. 
My friends who enjoy the 'humble' tea we have after prayers. Just bread, home made jam and cheese and sometimes something extra, like today.

Ok, here you have it.


Look how pretty these 'vinyl' lace-like place mats I bought the other day for 68 cents each.

I'm decorating lately with my cloches, which I have neglected them for a good while. Here is this lovely heirloom, antique, 100 year old 'Virgin Mary.' 

Our lovely antique 100 year old, heirloom 'Virgin Mary' inside a cloche. I found the cloche several years ago just for her.

My dear Mil's antique wedding china with roses, we were so lucky to inherit it from her.

A cute French soldier marmalade bowl.



Salad plate and dessert bowl for ice cream, in this case.

I wanted to show you how my chandy shines so beautifully, even more in real life... you see, I cleaned and cleaned it, lol.. I do it two or three times a year.
White vinegar and water, equal parts.
Using a spray bottle, spray some of the mixture in a clean cloth and rub with it each crystal drop and other pieces. Covering the light bulbs with small plastic bags.
This I do so I don't have to spray on each crystal drop cause it could hit the metal parts and it'll rust it !
Anyway, it is tiring but then it makes one very happy with the results.

The crochet runner was hand made by my grandmother Stella I loved so much. She was my mother's mom and I have lovely things made by her.



My In Laws antique wedding china hasn't some pieces left as teapots and sugar bowls, long time broken, I imagine, but complete for 12 place settings and serving pieces, indeed.

The other day I ran into a store window and saw this darling teapot with roses and I remembered my Mil's china with the pink roses and asked for the price and it was $10, so very cheap, of course I thought it was a fabulous haul ! 


Thank you so much dear friends for the sweet comments, you always make my day !

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

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The SCOOP
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MMM#439 Block Party
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Home Sweet Home
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Share Your Cup
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Simple Sunday Fabulous Party
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New vignettes for Summer


Hello sweet friends !

I was tweaking a little around the living room coffee table and the breakfast room buffet.

By Summer 'decor,' I mean just some shells here and there, I don't go all the way with the transformation... not even close. Therefore, this is no tour, I will not bore you.

I still need to do something on the mantel and our den's coffee table too... I mean something new, cause of course it's decorated.

Ok, this is it.

                           HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER !
I arranged the living room coffee table mainly with an Oriental plant and planter in blue and white and surrounded it with a 'Dutch Delft' ginger jar, doggies and shells., for the 'Summer' touch.








I love our French foyer table Mr. Living bought a few years ago.

We use it sometimes to set it for six places. The friends that follow me have seen it in my past posts.

Sometimes some of you ask me what the floor is and yes, it is marble. 
I love, love this floor, it's very easy to maintain and it shines when I use the 'shining machine' on it. I also spread, 'Quick-Shine, Multi Use Floor Cleaner' and it just shines you can see your reflection on it !


Here I just added my two Oriental figurines I love on  this antique heirloom piece from hubby's grandparents.



I also baked a 'Coffee and Chocolate Cake' in between and it was for the lady that comes and cleans my house every week; see, her young daughter did her 'First Communion' last Saturday and she chose her favorite, Chocolate cake, so I oblique !


This one is as antique piece from hubby's grandparents too and it's in the breakfast area, so I had fun doing my cloches again, it's been quite a while since I arranged anything inside them.
One does have shells, hihihi...for the 'Summer tiny' touch !



This is it !  I said I will not take much of your time, lol..

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

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


and for so many FEATURES I was 'honored' lately by the generous and supportive hostesses with my last tablescapes. 

Thanks a ton wonderful ladies !

AMAZE ME MONDAY

FRIDAYS FEATURES LINKY PARTY

"ANYTHING GOES" PINK SATURDAY

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME

LOVE,
FABBY


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Home and Garden Thursday Party
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Share Your Cup
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Saturday Sparks
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Simple Sunday
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Dishing it & Digging it
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The SCOOP
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Creative Mondays Link Up
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sea Inspired Father's Day Table


Hello sweet friends !

Oh my, Father's Day is just around the corner, how time just flies !

This table is set for seven, so one upper place is with some serving pieces of my mother's Limoges beautiful china she gifted me several years ago. I paired it with my MIL's antique dinner plates cause I wanted to be sort of manly, not so very matched, I mean. 

Here I also placed as centerpiece the gorgeous French 'Art Nouveau' piece that was from my Father in law's home, so who knows how old it is ! The great part is that it matches perfectly with the aqua color of the Limoges dishes.

This tablescape is also my 'Summer' collaboration, taking advantage of all the seashells here.

Wishing all the FATHERS in your families a wonderful and blessed Sunday.

                                    " HAPPY FATHER'S DAY "


My "FATHER'S DAY 2018," Sea inspired Summer tablescape for this Sunday celebration.
I used my 'surfside' chargers for this setting, to enhance this mainly aqua Sea Summer table for 'Father's Day.'

 The sea inspiration came specially from the antique French piece Art Nuovo in 'aqua' with all the seashells, besides the fact that it matches perfectly the 'aqua' on the 'French-Limoges' dishes my mom gave me several years ago...and the placemats.

I paired it with my Mil's antique dinner plate so not to do a 'matchy-matchy' manly table spread.

This gorgeous antique centerpiece came from my FIL's family and it's French Art Nuovo or earlier. 

Hubby's mother left it to us because the initials are like ours, "C-A."

I spread natural seashells all around the table. The 'Spondylus' bowl is for the hot sauce.

The natural seashell is for the delish 'Coquille St. Jackes,' which is always a favorite of Mr. Living... and all of us, of course.

Serving pieces from the Limoges china mother gifted us.
A shell and wood serving spoon.
The Spanish wine is a "Mar de Frades" which is perfect as it means the "Sea of Frades."

The stems are 'Mexican hand blown' from many years ago.

Up front a shell shaped spoon for the entrance, the 'Coquille St Jacques.'

The friends that visited my last post, where I explained how I made these placemats and runner from material left over from the 'Toile' dining chairs and I lined them with this pretty brocade which fortunately has aqua in the pattern; perfect for the aqua "Limoge" china and antique French heirloom centerpiece ! 









The coffee station was set with my special WWII, 'German-Bavaria'  tea, or coffee set in this case.






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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

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Grace at Home
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Share Your Cup
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Saturday Sparks
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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The Fabulous Party
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Amaze Me Monday
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Dishing it & Digging it Link Party
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Tuesday Cuppa Tea
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The SCOOP
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Dishing it & Digging it
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