THINKING of VALENTINE'S DAY

THINKING of VALENTINE'S DAY
Thinking of Valentine's Day

Friday, January 23, 2015

FABBY: Luncheon for my Nephew with, Blue and Red Transferware


Hello sweet friends!

My life is non-stop lately, what a January!

I'm back home with my DD Alexandra, as the ones that follow me know I was caring for her after her appendicitis intervention; so now she's at our home, so I can send her back to her home, very well mended, lol.

I thought I was gonna find my C'mas home all over the place to store myself, but sweet Mr. Living hired a girl that comes to clean the house sometimes and she put it all away storing as I would because thank goodness, she knows where I keep the holiday stash. This was HUGE help!

Our nephew is here from NY too, so I invited him and did another luncheon with the family, using my red and blue transferware, as my guest of honor is male I thought the blue and white would be perfect for him.

My dinnerware for 12 is of blue and white transferware and the salad plates in red.
I also have in the red and white 12 teacups, 2 teapots, 2 creamers, a sugar bowl, 2 small and big
 salad bowls, along with a platter and cake plates.
 
I love to mix my two favorite ones!

As you can see I have some more blue and whites on the wall.
I'm so happy to see my house back to normal !





Look ma...no more Christmas!!!




My sweet mother gave me for Christmas the gorgeous Oriental teapot at your right in the tray.

A close up of the Oriental teapot I'm loving right now.




You can see in this pic the foyer and part of the living room, all back to normal and I'm loving it! Thank you so much my dearest Mr. Living!


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

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

                                                       LOVE,
                                                      FABBY

I will be joining this week:

Anything BLUE Friday    www.thededicatedhouse.com
Saturday Show Off    http://maleviksresentradgard.blogspot.com
BLUE Monday    http://smilingsallyblogspot.com
Inspire Me Tuesday   www.astrollthrulife.net
Make it Pretty Monday   www.thededicatedhouse.com
The Chain Link CLIMB    http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
PINK Saturday    http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Brag About it    www.vmg206.com
Saturday Sparks    http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
DIY Showcase    www.vmg206.com

The Bouquet of Talent Link Party    www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com
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Friday, January 16, 2015

FABBY: My Past Valentine's Tablescapes

 
Hello sweet friends!

How are you dearest friends?  I hope the new year is coming along smooth. Mine it's been busy with guests from NY; my very sweet cousin I grew up with, as I shared in my last post.

As of now I've almost been a week at my DD Alexandra's house playing nurse and everything else cause she had an intervention done, an appendicitis operation.

Therefore, I'm busy again and Alejandro is alone back home and hopefully I can go back home and take Alex to my house to recuperate.

I wanted to inspire myself for a 2015 Valentines table, but I hadn't much ideas, so I'm posting some pics from my tables past to see what I can do now and not repeat myself...lol

Here they are:


My very first Valentine's Table when I was just blogging, was of an Oriental style for 2011 

2011

2012

2012

2012

Valentine's Tea Party tablescape with Heart Carrot Cake. 2012

Antique Barbarian Tea set for Valentine's Day, 2012

2012



I had just gotten this Polish china from mother, it was hers for nearly fifty years. 2013

2013

2014

2014

2014

Ok, here you have them; just some tablescapes I created for Valentine's Day in the past.

Thank you for visiting me dear friends, you know you make my day, always!

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

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Simple Saturday Blog Hop   www.sunnysimplelife.com
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Tuesdays at our Home   http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
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Centerpiece Wednesday   http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com

Tablescape Thursday   http://betweennapsontheporch.net
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A Ray of Sunshine Tea Time   http://sadymyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
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Mix it up Monday   www.flourmewithlove.com
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Tuesday Cuppa Tea   www.antiquesandteacups.com
Chain Linky CLIMB   www.godsgrowinggarde.com
The SCOOP Link Party   http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com

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Tuesdays with a Twist   www.godsgrowinggarde.com
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Vintage Inspiration Party   http://knickoftime.net
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Centerpiece Wednesday   http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
Share Your Cup Thursday   http://jannolson.blogspot.com 
Creative Ways Linky Party   www.posedperfection.com
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Friday, January 9, 2015

FABBY: Blue and White for Winter in January


Hello sweet friends!

My week has been so very busy, hosting Three Kings Day tea party and today I had a luncheon with my dearest cousins, mother, Alejandro and me.
 
My cousin Silvana lives in Tampa, Flo. and is here visiting us. She is from NY originally like me, so we grew up together with another lovely cousin back in Tampa.

Such fond memories from my aunt, uncle and our childhood. We had a great time reminiscing wonderful bygone days.

I did a luncheon with my cousin, who is from here, such a lovely girl... mother and Alejandro and of course, my special guest from Tampa. 

Even though my C'mas décor it's still at present, because I haven't had a minute this week to put anything away, except for cooking and baking nonstop. I created a 'Winter- January' setting with my blue and white Onion dishes for my cousins' luncheon.

With that said; here is my 'January-Winter 2015' tablescape for a luncheon.


I always love the crispness of white linens with a blue and white china... as it does remind me of Winter time.


I used this pretty white organza cut work tablecloth on top of a blue and white one... not a very elaborate table for this luncheon.

The blue and white Onion pattern dishes are ever so pretty and such a classic.
They are from many different places in Europe as: Germany, the Czech-Republic, as mine are, although I have some pieces to go with this china that are 'Hutschenreuther.' 
There are made in English and Holland as well.
No matter where they come from, I love them!

Here we are: me at your left end, my dearest cousin Silvana from Tampa, originally from NY like me. My cousin Polianna, the redhead, who lives here, but in Guayaquil-Ecuador; where my DD Sofia and my grandgirls live....and sitting is my dear sweet mother.
Alejandro is taking the shots, as usual he hates to show up in the pics, lol!


Here you can appreciate the two table toppers been used in this Winter tablescape. (look at my mom's half body in the back, hehe)

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

Thanking the wonderful hostesses for having me at their great parties.
I specially would like to thank and so show my appreciation to the generous hostesses who feature me at their lovely parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining this week:

SATURDAY SHOW OFF
BLUE Monday
Chain Linky CLIMB
Saturday Sparks Linky Party
Show and Tell Saturday
A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
DIY SHOWCASE PARTY
Snickerdoodle Sunday
The Sunday Showcase
Inspire Me Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Monday Link Party
The SCOOP:
Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict
Ivonne from Stone Gable
Suzy from Worthing Court
Make it Pretty Monday
You're Gonna Love it Link Party
Wow us Wednesday
BLUE Monday  



 










Monday, January 5, 2015

FABBY: Tea Table for "Three Kings Day 2015"


Hello sweet friends!

    Ok, we are starting the first complete week of January and tomorrow is "Three Kings Day Epiphany"  and the Spaniards celebrate their Christmas and children receive gifts and grown ups have dinner...and of course exchange gifts as well; like our C'mas Eve and tomorrow it's like C'mas Day for them as some other countries, like Cuba.

Therefore, I am celebrating too with a tea party I'm having for my friends but actually some are my mother's school friends, that are so sweet and wonderful.

Always wishing you have a wonderful new year 2015, my friends.

I will not have time tomorrow, I'm always so busy to take pics, but here is my table with just the cake. Hope I can add some more food photos tomorrow, which is "Three Kings Day Epiphany."

Ok here it is, my house is still with the Christmas décor for "THREE KINGS DAY 2015" celebration.



Some of you have probably seen this pretty satin embroidered tablecloth every C'mas since I'm blogging three years and more.
I bought it several years ago.



The centerpiece has two bird nests, one big and one small.
Therefore, I placed Baby Jesus in the bigger nest with the Three Kings surrounding it.
 

The Citrus, Coconut and Cranberriy Cake, decorated with orange icing, some coconut flakes and cherries.


The tablecloth is cream color, so I used my cream reticulated dinner plates as chargers in order to blend the C'mas dishes that are very white.

If you wish the recipe for the cake you can go here:
 
http://fabbysliving.blogspot.com/2014/12/fabby-tea-time-and-cake.html


The teaset you see been used for this tea party was made and hand decorated back at our former Ceramic Co.



Mother told me that when she was a child the custom in Latin American countries were that Christmas, gift giving and celebrating was like in Spain; the 6th. of January, "Three Kings Day."

She also explained that she never knew how or when it became to be C'mas Eve and C'mas Day as we know it now; because she was still a young a girl in the late 30's when the change happened.




Vintage Italian glasses and water pitcher from our former factory.

I came back to add some more food photos to my Kings table...that is besides the cake.
 
Martha Stewart's C'mas cookies, which are really deli. The cocottes, at your left,  in the little bowls are spinach soufflés as antrees.

 Fudge Brownies, white Divinity Candy and Ham, Brie with Honey-mustard sandwiches all the way in the back and of course the C'mas cake shown in other photos here.

I finally could add some food cause they wanted me to take pics of my lovely table, but my guests didn't want to appear on the pics; they're not like my grand-girls, lol!



Thank you so much sweet friends for your kind and lovely comments, as you always make my day.

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

A special thanks to the hostesses that have honored me by featuring my post at their great parties... and what a great start!

January 5th, 2015:    Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday
January 7th., 2015:  
Jody and Stan for Simple and Sweet Fridays

Happy and blessed New Year 2015, once more to you all.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining this week:

First Tea Time- Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Inspire Me Tuesday
Isabelle Thornston
Show and Share
Make it Pretty Monday
A Return to Loveliness

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Confessions of a Plate Addict
Stone Gable
Worthing Court
You're Gonna Love it
VMG206: Brag About It
Inspire Me Monday
Tuesdays with a Twist

Tasty Tuesday
Totally Talented Tuesdays
Try a New Recipe Tuesday
Tasty Tuesdays
What We Accomplished Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Wake up Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Creative Ways Linky Party

Wildly Original Linky Party
Tablescape Thursday   http://betweennapsontheporch.net
Home and Garden Thursday
Create it Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
What's it Wednesday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Grace at Home
Home Sweet Home
The Foodie Friday and Everything else Party
The Weekend Blog Hop
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