SEA INSPIRED VIGNETTE

SEA INSPIRED VIGNETTE

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three Reasons for this Post


Hello sweet friends!

I just baked this delicious 'New York Style Crumb Cake,' from 'Living the Gourmet;' to take to my friend who's only sibling, her dear sister, died of a series of strokes produced by blood clots in her brain. She was only 73. 

I also did a small setting for 'Memorial Day 2016,' as I remember we used to go back to school right after it, but now kids go back earlier, right?

I will also not be able to post anything for three weeks.. or four, as we are remodeling the two guest rooms that are separated with a half wall because in the past it was the girls rooms.

I will be around, visiting and joining parties with this small post, just the same.

My house for the moment looks like a storage room or a garage with boxes all over the living and family rooms. Since I sort of kept the rooms for guests and a "little storage" too, lol.. Besides my DDs don't live near us, we always wanted to rebuild it completely with wooden floors, new bathroom area, etc.
 
The time has finally come and I am very excited, as we picked some pretty things, specially for the new bathroom remodel.

Such modern things for the BATH in the market, so the shopping was so much fun.
 
I don't particular care for the mess and all the work we've been doing moving the stuff and furniture; but I guess that's how it goes before the 'great reveal.'

So, the Cake, the Memorial Tablescape and our guest rooms and bath remodeling would be my three reasons for this post.

Scroll down so you can see a few Before pics of the guest rooms and bathroom too.

'Memorial Day' setting and 'New York Style Crumb Cake.'


Is this little 'shell-bunny' a real cutie? I found him in the folklore tents at the beach, just like two years ago when I bought the 'shell-rooster.'

I had no time to look for more stuff, as I would have liked, cause my Sil Sergio was parked wrong and waiting impatiently.

This cake was really delish, trust me, as it was my first time baking it.


Visiting with my two dearest daughters, I also picked up these four red star and blue mugs stripe, as I thought they'd be pretty for patriotic tables.

I'm loving my new shell-bunny! 

In the back window sill you can see the 'shell-roos' I bought two years ago on our beach vacation. Up front my new find, the cute 'shell-bunny.'

 

Here are one side of the bedroom that was my daughter's Alexandra.
At your left, by that little TV is where you went to our daughter Sofia's bedroom.

This wooden shelves and desk where for the girls school work and books and I have them in both rooms.

I'm painting white just like the entire rooms. 
 

Part of the girls bathroom, that will be remodel completely.

I can't wait to have it all pretty to decorate and to share it with you!

In the meantime, see you in three weeks, but will be around visiting blog land.

Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me each week.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be partying here:

Share Your Style
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Thoughts of Home on Thursday
www.decortoadore.net

Home Sweet Home
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Weekend Linky Party
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Simple & Sweet Friday
http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com

Share Your Cup
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

Wildly Original
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

Creative Ways Party
www.posedperfection.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com















 







Friday, August 12, 2016

Sea Inspired Luncheon Table

 
Hello dear friends!

Just got back from our 14 day visit to our DD Alexandra who came from Spain with her baby Maxima and husband for a short visit. Along with dear DD Sofie and her family, who live in the city of Guayaquil three hours away too. 
We have enjoyed some amazing time together!

We went to the beach, we had great sea food and in all we spent some awesome time together... a super vacation, along with Mr. Living, of course, lol..

I'm making a luncheon for four and my inspiration was definitely the Sea, the beautiful Sea. I'm serving Shrimp ceviche in the shell bowls, Fish Escabeche which is like a fish stew and it's wonderful, a favorite of all.
Served with rice and salad.

Hope you are all having a great summer and that you also got a chance to hit the beach sometime.

That said, here it is.

 
 
Two plate settings are formed like this one starting with a straw placemat, a 'Surfside' charger, Big white dinner plate, Enoch Wedgwood smaller dinner plate, porcelain lemon salad plates and finished off with a shell shaped bowl for 'Shrimp-Ceviche.'
 
 

 
I arranged the side buffet with all white and my Meissen teapot with vessels along with other Noritake white pieces.




After lunch we will have coffee or tea with dessert.

 

Always blue and white. 

I also placed on the center of the bare table a blue striped runner, to set the other two places.

Mother of Pearl serving spoon. 




 

 

I love shells and their lovely shapes.
 
I brought some this time from the beach too and here is my centerpiece all done up on my small wooden bowl.

Up front blue fish S&P shakers.

 



At your right that pretty 'Spondylus' shell with pedestal is for the hot sauce and a 'Mother of Pearl' spoon.


Hope you liked my Sea inspired tablescape for our luncheon tomorrow.

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be partying here:

Home Sweet Home
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Foodie Friday and Everything else
http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com

PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.net

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

The Weekend Blog Hop
www.clairejustineoxox.com

A Morning Cup of Joe
http://thecottagemarket.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

Sunny Saturday Blog hop
www.sunnysimplelife.com

A Bouquet of Talent
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

The Chain Linky CLIMB
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

Friday Frenzy
www.mostlyfoodandcrafts.com

Dishing it & Digging it Link party
www.rustic-refined.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

BLUE Monday
http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com

Show and Share
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com

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

Make it Pretty Monday
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Create Link Inspire
http://nap-timecreations.com

The SCOOP
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Brag About it Link Party
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Wow Us Wednesday
www,savvysouthernstyle.net

Share Your Style
www.thevintagenestblog.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Share Your Cup
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

Thoughts of Home on Thursday
www.decortoadore.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Share Your Style
www.21rosemarylane.com

Saturday Show Off
http://malevikrosentradgard.blogspot.com




































Monday, July 25, 2016

My Teacup Collection


Hello sweet friends!

I've been somewhat busy with mother going to various Dr. check ups, specially the Ophthalmologist as she's got a problem with her left eye, she hardly sees from that one. Then later for her Varicose Veins and she's going under a treatment where they place injections in her veins too.
 
She's better, but I'm still at it.

We are going on our regular three hour ride to our DD Sofia's house this Friday, to wait for the arrival from Madrid, via Miami of our DD Alex, husband and baby Maxima who is now eight months old.

I always wanted to share my teacups, as a collection, all gathered together, as I did a few months ago with my teapots.

I placed the cuties on top of my French vintage marble table in the foyer.

Most belong to my 'chinas' and maybe five are single.  I should make a point to buy them alone to really collect them.

Ok, with that said, here they are.

Here are these cuties, which 95% belong to chinas.

I said at the beginning that I should make a point to collect teacups alone, because most belong to my set of dishes and tea sets.

I think most of the friends that follow me might recognize the pottery ones made at our past Ceramic Co. because they are 'very decorated' by hand; like the one here, up front, the one behind it and the one at your left.



I wanted to share this gorgeous orchid my friend Stephanie gave me as a gift the day I made the tea for her DD Christina and Stephanie's debut as a grandma!






The table where I am displaying the teacups is a vintage French, marble top foyer table. She's flanked by hubby's grandfather's antique chest and my black Asian secretary I love.

The ones with all the decorations are from our former Ceramic Co.

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

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


LOVE,
FABBY

I will be partying here:

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Anything Goes PINK Satruday
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Metamorphosis Monday
http://berweennapsontheporch

The SCOOP
www.stonegable.com

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

BLUE Monday
http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Cooking and Crafting with J & J
www.juliescreativelifestyle.com

Dishing & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com

Create Link Inspire
http://nap-timecreations.com

Tea in the Garden
http://blog.bernideens.com

You're Gonna Love it
www.kathewithane.com

Brag About it
www.vmg206.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
www.astrollthrulife.net

Tuesday with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Tea Cup Tuesday
www.marthasfavorites.com

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
www.antiquesandteacups.net

Talk of the Town Link Party
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com

Wow Us Wednesday
www.savvysouthernstyle.net

SYS PARTY
www.thevintagenestblog.net

Share Your Cup
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

Creative Ways Link Party
www.posedperfection.com

Thoughts of Home on Thursday
www.decortoadore.com

The Chain Linky CLIMB
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
























My Teacup Collection


Hello sweet friends!

I've been somewhat busy with mother going to various Dr. check ups, specially the Ophthalmologist as she's got a problem with her left eye, she hardly sees from that one. Then later for her Varicose Veins and she's going under a treatment where they place injections in her veins too.
 
She's better, but I'm still at it.

We are going on our regular three hour ride to our DD Sofia's house this Friday, to wait for the arrival from Madrid, via Miami of our DD Alex, husband and baby Maxima who is now eight months old.

I always wanted to share my teacups, as a collection, all gathered together, as I did a few months ago with my teapots.

I placed the cuties on top of my French vintage marble table in the foyer.

Most belong to my 'chinas' and maybe five are single.  I should make a point to buy them alone to really collect them.

Ok, with that said, here they are.






I wanted to share this gorgeous orchid my friend Stephanie gave me as a gift the day I made the tea for her DD Christina and Stephanie's debut as a grandma!






The table where I am displaying the teacups is a vintage French, marble top foyer table. She's flanked by hubby's grandfather's antique chest and my black Asian secretary I love.

The ones with all the decorations are from our former Ceramic Co.

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

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


LOVE,
FABBY

I will be partying here:

Metamorphosis Monday
http://berweennapsontheporch

The SCOOP
www.stonegable.com

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

BLUE Monday
http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Cooking and Crafting with J & J
www.juliescreativelifestyle.com

Dishing & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com