Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Happy Valentines and Lots of Love !


Hello sweet friends !

So I finally could come up to make a Valentines table setting for Mr. Living and me.

I used a couple of settings for us two of my mom's old, not complete everyday china from when I was just a kid back in Astoria-Queens, NY.
I thought it is a cute romantic pink floral just for this special Love Day.

The china is Bavaria, Germany. There's a sign but nothing more.

Wishing you my dear friends a wonderful and romantic Valentines, even if it is with your kids, grandkids, or friends.



I baked our favorite Chocolate Cake with Red Fruit topping. Actually it's with chocolate too.
I baked it on my 'heart Wilton' cake pan.

I found this adorable flatware with hearts in them, very inexpensive. It had no knife but I will use a stake knife for the meat. At your right there's the cake fork and coffee spoon too. So cute !

This dishes were my mother's from when I was a kid. It's Bavaria, Germany incomplete set, it  was our everyday china and it brings me memories from when back.

I set it for Valentine's dinner at our beloved antique French foyer table.







Nothing like Chocolate Cake for dessert to celebrate Valentine's !








Have a great Valentine's dear friends.  Thank you for visiting me, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties and for featuring me most of the times.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:


Vintage Charm Home
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Keep in Touch
www.letsaddsprinkles.com

Talk of the Town
www.knickoftime.net

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Wonderful Wednesday
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

Beautifully Made Linky Party
www.acrosstheblvd.com

Creative Muster Party
www.flusterbuster.com

Come to the Wednesday Blog Hop
www.ducksnarow.com

Waste Not Wednesday
www.fairieandfauna.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Fridays Features Linky Party
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

Fridays Favorites
http://pennyspassion.blogspot.com

Saturday Sparks
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

Home Matters Linky party
www.modernonmonticello.com

Flaunt it Fridays
www.chiconashoestringdecoratingblog.com

Funtastic Friday
http://buildingourhive.blogspot.com

Farmhouse Friday
www.thepaintedhinge.com

Love Your Creativity Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com

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

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Inspire Me Monday
www.create-with-joy.com

You're the Star
www.eclecticredbarn.com

Handmade Monday
www.someoftheirstories.com

Little Cottage Link Party
www.lovemylittlecottage.com

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog hop
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

February Inspiration at all About Home
www.commonground-do.com





Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Some January Vignettes 2020


Hello sweet friends !

I started arranging some vignettes for January here and there. 
I have no time for much lately with mother whose health has been declining somewhat.

Here they are. 

I also received this Christmas past, two adorable 'gold faceted bunnies' from my best friend and to cheer me up they're displayed on the dinner table to remind me of Spring.

Hope your 2020 is of to a good start.



Marble on marble styling for a little tea and cake on our Foyer antique French marble table.



The Faceted gold ceramic bunnies was a gift from my best friend this past Christmas.

White ironstone soup tureens and at center my 'Friendly Village' favorite tureen.

Blue and white January vignette. More blue and white, my forever favorite combo.

Family room styled tray for January 2020

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses as well.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

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

iNSPIRE mE tUESDAY
http://astrollthrulife.net


All About Home Linky Party
www.commonground-do.com

God's Growing Garden
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Keep in Touch
www.letsaddsprinkles.com

Talk of the Town
www.knickoftime.net

Busy Monday
www.apinchofjoy.com

Wonderful Wednesday Blog hop
www.eclecticredbarn.com

Some January Vignettes for 2020
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Tuesday Turn About Link Party
www.blueskyathome.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Beautifully Made Link Party
www.acrosstheblvd.com

Creative Muster Party
www.flusterbuster.com

Oh my Heartsy Girl Wonderful Wednesday
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

Party in Your PJs
http://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com

Waste Not Wednesday
www.fairiesandfauna.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Friday Features Linky Party
www.ohmyheatsygirl.com

Thursday Favorites
www.eclecticredbarn.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Share Your Style
www.frenchethereal.net

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Funtastic Friday
http://buildingourhive.blogspot.com

Farmhouse Friday
www.thepaintedginge.com

Saturday Sparks linky party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

Home Matters Linky Party
www.modernonmonticello.com

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Snickerdoodle, Create, Bake, Make, Link Party
www.acrosstheblvd.com 










Sunday, January 5, 2020

A Winter Luncheon for my Cousins


Hello sweet friends !

Like the title of my post says, my dear cousin Silvana came from Tampa, along with her fiance Joe Ciaccio to meet the family who live here in Ecuador. She also came along with our other cousin Pollyanna from Guayaquil and so I invited them at home along with my brother Joe, Julio and Stephanie from NJ and my best friend. 

I arranged my luncheon table for eight in a Winter-January motif with my Portuguese Magnolia china I brought from Madrid a year and half ago, to keep some green, but mostly white to resemble a little bit of a 'Winter wonderland.'

With that said !

             Wishing you all a wonderful 2020 !



I started this 'snowy Winter tablescape' with a centerpiece using my Friendly Village soup tureen and platter.

A glass German charger with bread plates to match. A magnolia china with a little green and Venetian stemware.







Someone asked me about the 'Gold Flatware' and I will share the brand and it's "Flatasy."
I remember I asked a bloggy friend some time ago, about her gold flatware, so I can look for it when I went to Miami and she never gave it to me.
Thank goodness I got on line right in Miami, instead of looking for it and found just the one I liked !



I placed my 'Friendly Village' large serving platter under the soup tureen, because it didn't come with a base plate.

The pearl napkin holders were a gift from my daughter Sofia a couple of years ago.





White linen embroidery table topper as a canvas for this 'Winter Tablescape.'







Love, love this magnolia pattern china !






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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:


Funtastic Friday
www.lovemylittlecottage.com 

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party
www.acrosstheblivd.com

Love Your Creativity Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com

Busy Monday
www.apinchofjoy.com

Happiness is Homemade
www.eclecticredbarn.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Handmade Monday
www.sumoftheirstories.com

Inspire Me Monday
www.create-with-joy.com

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

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

You're the Star Linky Party
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

All About Home Link Party
www.commonground-do.com

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Talk of the Town
www.knickoftime.net

Keep in Touch
www.lestaddsprinkles.com

Wonderful Wednesday Blog hop
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

Beautifully Made Link Party
www.acrosstheblvd.com

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
www.ducksinarow.com

Waste Not Wednesday
www.faeriesandfauna.com

Share Your Style
www.frenchethereal.net

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Saturday Sparks Linky Party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Friday Features Linky Party
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

Friday Favorites
http://pennyspassion.blogspot.com

Flaunt it Fridays
www.chiconashoestringdecoratingblog.com

Farmhouse Friday
www.thepaintedhinge.com

Home Matters Linky Party
www.modernonmomticello.com

Love Your Creativity
www.lifeandlinda.com

















Friday, December 20, 2019

A Little Christmas Tea Time


Hello sweet friends !

I had a little tea time yesterday at home because of the delicious cake my friend sent me as a gift. She makes the best cakes, ever, she's a very talented baker and sells them from home to people that order them.

The dishes I used were made at our past Ceramic Co. I found a pretty Christmas design in a cloth and had it copied by hand by our artist decorated.

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas dear friends.



Tea set and cup made back at our former  Ceramic Co., Monte Turi.












I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous new year. May God bless you and your families.

Thank you for visiting me, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely party hostesses as well.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:


Are You Asking me to Step in ?
Christmas 2019 Link up
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Saturday Sparks
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Best of the Weekend
www.calypsointhecountry.com

Love Your Creativity Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com

Snickerdoodle, Create, Bake, Make, Link Party
www.acrosstheblvd.com

Over the Moon Link Party
www.eclecticredbarn.com

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

MMM #510 Block Party
www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com

Love Your Creativity Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com




Monday, December 16, 2019

Nutcrackers, Kugelkopf and Fruitcake Luncheon Table


Hello sweet friends !

I had so much fun creating this table for a luncheon today. I have a collection of Nutcrackers that started several years ago when my mom gave me an adorable, chubby one with drums for my birthday in Oct., I immediately bought a tall one and then the rest is history.

I also added a German traditional 'Incense Smoker' hubby also gifted me on a birthday many years ago.

I was in the mood for some baking such as a 'German Kugelkopf' bread and a small fruit cake.

The 'German Kugelkopf' recipe came out of the Nordic Ware bundt mold I bought a few years ago.  It is very delish. I usually leave the raisins in Kirsch liquor the day before, or any other nice liquor of choice and I add walnuts too, in order to make it more festive.

Without much ado, here is my fun tablescape for this Christmas holiday.



I been meaning to create a Christmas tablescape with my Nutcracker collection and it's finally done for a luncheon for eight.



It all started with the chubby Nutcracker my dear mom gifted me for my birthday one Oct. several years ago.

Then I bought the tall one at your left and then the others here and there thru the years and now I own 9, plus a German Incense Smoker Alejandro gave me.



The Fruit Cake at your left.







My homemade Fruit cake. I mentioned I was in the mood for baking.

'German Kugelkopf bread' recipe that came from the 'Nordic Ware' bundt pan, but I left the raisins in 'Kirsch liquor' from the day before and add some walnuts as well to make more the bread more festive.




Alejandro warmes his piece of bread and adds butter and marmalade like any other bread and it is great too !





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:


All About Home Link Party
www.commonground-do.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com


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

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net


Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Busy Monday 396
www.apinchofjoy.com

Creative Mondays Link Up
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Little Cottage Link Party
www.lovemylittlecottage.com

Inspire Me Monday
www.create-with-joy.com

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
www.loulougirls.com

Wonderful Wednesday Link Party
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

Keeping it Simple
www.flusterbuster.com

Talk of the Town
www.knickoftime.net

Waste not Wednesday
www.salvagesisterandmister.com

Party In Your PJ's
http://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com

Vintage Charm Party
http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsonlife.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Thursday Favorite Things
www.eclecticredbar.com

Creative Inspiration Party
www.stacyembracingchange.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Home Matters Linky Party
www.lifewithlorelai.com

Saturday Sparks
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

Are You Asking Me to Step In ?
Christmas 2019 Link Up
www.clairejustine.oxox.com

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Best of the Weekend
www.calypsointhecountry.com

Love Your Creativity Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com

Snicerdoodle, Make, Bake, Create, Link Party
www.acrosstheblvd.com

Over the Moon Linky Party
www.eclecticredbarn.com