Monday, December 10, 2018

Presenting Baby Lorenzo


Hello sweet friends !

Last Wednesday, December 5th., we had the blessing to receive our first grandson Lorenzo from our dear daughter Sofia.

This sweet angel came as our family "Christmas gift !" 
Our dear daughter Sofia and baby are both well, she was natural birth, a fast and easy delivery, thank goodness. 

We are very thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for this gift of life and I wanted to share it with you my dear bloggie friends.

Here are a few pictures of that day and two days later our daughter went home with her bundle of joy.



I'm proud to present to you dear friends our new baby Lorenzo Crespo-Patino.

 Lorenzo is our first baby grandson, as we have three granddaughters and two daughters and to top it all, the in laws are so excited too, because our SIL Giancarlo is their only son and they have four daughters with grandsons as well, but Lorenzo is the only grand who will carry their third generation last name as well ! 

You can imagine our both families excitement with this baby boy !

Yours truly, the proud grandmama, lol..

Baby Lorenzo came to this world weighing a 'whopping' 6 1/2 pounds and 50 centimeters, lol..

I might add that he was almost 15 days early from his due date, which was around the 20th of December.

This is our den's mantel, all done up for Christmas with the four grandchildren stockings now. 
Starting from your left is baby Lorenzo's, our new grand boy, Máxima 3, Cayetana 11 and Victoria, our eldest 14.

We need to add to the mantel a picture of the baby too !

Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and many blessings for the New
 Year 2019.


Dearest daughter Sofia leaving the hospital two days later with the family's "Christmas gift," her very own adorable 'little angel.'

We all feel very blessed, specially our Sofia, SIL Giancarlo and the big sisters Victoria and Cayetana.

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

We will join this parties:


Weekend Link Up
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J
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Amaze Me Monday
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Inspire Me Monday
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOUSE
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All Things Christmas Link Party
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Happy Holidays Link Party
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Tuesday with a Twist
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Grace at Home
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Share Your Style
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Vintage Charm Party
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November Rosary Tea & Christmas Decking.


Hello sweet friends !

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your dear families.

We just got back today from visiting our daughter Sofia, hubby and her two girls which are growing up so fast ! 

This table is from my monthly Rosary prayers and humble tea. I'm finished with my 'Christmas' decor, except for a Xmas tree, and that is because I haven't one, I gave it away two C'mas ago, because I needed a new one, but didn't spend the holidays at home for the last two years, nor we will this year.

This December we are expecting 'baby Alonso' (our first grandson and baby boy) from dear daughter Sofia, who will be born around the 20th. of December on. 

Posting today my Holiday table setting for the Rosary of November, plus the Christmas 'mood' is at home for sure now ! 

"HAPPY CHRISTMAS SEASON 2018 EVERYONE !"



The first thing I love to take out is our Christmas china to use all the way to mid-January.



I also baked a "Pumpkin Cake" for the Rosary Tea.











Even if I may say so myself, this cake was really good !  
"PUMPKIN CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING" 

This cake is from blogger Maria. Here is the link to her post about it, if you would  like to make it.
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/pumpkin-bundt-cake/
I also decked the buffets on the breakfast and formal dining room.
These dishes were made and hand decorated at our own ceramic factory.





To the other buffet with my white soup tureens I didn't move much, except I just added a bowl with some gold and white pine nuts and a Xmas platter, plus my gold reindeer and tall angel.

I added this year two more 'nutcrackers' to my small collection.

My new addition to my small collection of nutcrackers are the one in the toy horse and the tallest one in green.



I love my "St. Patrick's Cathedral" all lit up.
In real person it's so much prettier and you can see all the way inside to the altar !




Thank you so much for your kind comments, they always make my day !

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

Happy Christmas Holiday.
LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here :


Make it Pretty Monday
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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The SCOOP Link Party
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Vintage Charm Party
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Grace at Home
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Share Your Style Link Party
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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
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Tablescape Thursday
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Home Sweet Home
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Simple Sunday
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Dishing it & Digging it
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Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

My Plaid Thanksgiving Table for 2018.


Hello sweet friends !

I wanted to share my spread for our 'Thanksgiving 2018' for eight people.

I used a pretty plaid throw I had for a long time and forgot about it and the colors are perfect for my transferware dishes. Actually I bought two throws from a friend to support a 'Hospice' for old and poor people.

I hope you like it too, as hubby loved the throw idea, maybe cause it's a bit masculine because of the plaid. 

The important thing is to thank God for all the graces we have received this year..... in our case for the baby grandson that will be born around the 20th. of December, so we will all go to spend Christmas at Miami where our daughter will be delivering; along with the entire family and even infant boy Lorenzo, as I hope he is born a bit before Christmas, since daughter Sofia gives birth naturally, who knows !

I wish all of you and your families a wonderful and  "Happy Thanksgiving" coming up and many blessings.



I baked this 'Walnut Carrot Cake' for my mother, who is having a Bible reading at her home with her friends.

For Thanksgiving, I like Pumpkin Pie. 

I just found this tartan throw while shopping at home. I thought it would be perfect for my Thanksgiving 2018 tablescape; since I've never used a plaid throw such as this one as table topper.

I used pewter chargers, orange rim plates, blue and white transferware dinner plates and soup bowls, for 'pumpkin' cream soup.

I have six complete place settings of this 'Wedgwood-Woodland' blue and white transferware, so I added different others to complete the eight places.

I have been collecting blue and white (dinnerware only) transferware, therefore I have around 14 place settings in different patterns which I find so much more prettier and fun. 

This adorable chick and roos, terracotta napkin holders were hand made at our past Ceramic Co.







The central part of the table was set with this pretty soup bowl, a made in 'Finland transferware.'

This beautiful dinner plate is 'Enoch-Wedgwood' too. "Asiatic Pheasants" is the pattern.



In this place I used 'Liberty Blue, Staffordshire.'

My beloved silver 'faul-cover' was one of my Christmas gifts from Mr. Living many years ago and it's just the perfect thing for Thanksgiving turkey celeb. 




I'm so happy I found the plaid throw in the linen closet; I must've bought it around three years ago to help out an old poor people's "Hospice" home.

Actually I bought two and gave away one.



The stemware is Mexican hand blown.




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:


Make it Pretty Monday
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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The SCOOP
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J
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Thanksgiving Table Recipes - (MMM #457 block party)
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Talk of the Town
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Wow Us Wednesday
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Vintage Charm Party
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Wonderful Wednesday
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Share Your Style
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Style Showcase 55
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Beautifully Made Link Party
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Fall into Fall - It's a Party
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Share Your Style
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Tablescape Thursday
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Share Your Style
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Grace at Home
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Home Matters Link Party
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Friday Feature Linky Party
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Fantastic Friday Link Party
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BEST OF THE WEEKEND.
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Simple Sunday - The Fabulous Party
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Happiness is Homemade
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Nifty Thrifty Sunday
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Dishing it & Digging it
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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The SCOOP
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Creative Monday Party
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Reader Tip Tuesday
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WeekendLinkUp
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

October Rosary Tea and Fall Decorations


Hello sweet friends !

Weather you like, or not Halloween, here it is over as is the month of October. It is amazing how soon Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here and thus the year 2018 will end before we realize it !

Today, the last Wednesday of the month, I hosted my monthly Rosary prayers with my friends and prayed for all of you, for all the sick people we know and don't know, for our countries, may God bless us all, He only knows all the blessings we need.

As usual I offer my friends after prayers, coffee, tea or hot chocolate with a couple of types of warm bread, cheese and home made marmalade like today; sometimes I also add some 'Dulce de Leche' for a spread on bread. It is a mostly humble tea time.

I've also been Fall decorating around the house a little, not moving much what was already there, but I have enjoyed doing it and so I wanted to share it with you.

Happy November, the month of Thanking Lord. 


I love this Egyptian piece where I gathered some Chinoiserie and a Delft cachepot or bowl with a few Indian corn.


My Oriental ladies are the cutest, ever !

The cute small console at the entrance hall to our bedroom is a heirloom piece from dear MIL and I love it cause it's so small and cute! 



The Delft cashepot is decorated with dried painted gourds I did a few years ago.
My beloved 'dough bowl' is in the background of our breakfast area, next to the formal dining room section. I explained a few times before that the idea of this breakfast area was mainly to sit more guests at large dinner parties.



In this photo you can appreciate how close the breakfast area is to the formal dining room section.



People always ask me what the floor is and wonder if it's ceramic tiles, but no it isn't, it's marble with black marble diamonds as well.


I added my elegant 'mercury glass' pumpkins and candle on a antique pewter tray and flanked by two bisque porcelain reindeers.





One end table with a mercury glass pumpkin candle holder too.


The other end table.


The 100 year old Virgin Mary a MIL's heirloom and the childs chair, which after the Rosary I rearranged it in the pic below this one.

My daughter Alexandra had this cute childs chair and when she got married and left for Madrid she didn't take it cause it's of metal and thus very heavy. 
It's funny cause her little daughter loves to sit there when she comes to visit us, so it's Maxima's chair now, lol..

The chair at your left is an antique Italian folding chair. The white basket with little pumpkins and gourds was the centerpiece of my Oct. Rosary table setting.

Some of you might remember I brought this china with the Magnolis flower from Spain last May.

The table for our October Rosary tea was set on top of my new green leaves topper, only it's square for the breakfast table, therefore, I adjusted it with some creme color placemats, as the tablecloth.

Here is the white basket centerpiece, which after the Rosary tea I took it to display it at a living room's nook.







The pretty 'pearl' napkin rings were a gift for last 'Mother's Day' from DD Sofia.




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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties and for your support by 'honoring me' with so many features !

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Tablescape Thursday
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Home Sweet Home
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Thursday Favorite Things
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Share Your Cup
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Home Matters Linky party
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Saturday Sparks No. 294
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The Homemaking Party
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BEST OF THE WEEKEND
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The Fabulous Thanksgiving party
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Amaze Me Monday
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Friendship Friday Blog Hop
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Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
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The SCOOP
http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
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Creative Mondays Link Up
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Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop
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