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Sunday, February 27, 2011

My 36th. Anniversary China.

Our 36th. Wedding Anniversary was last Friday, February 25th.  We were married in Las Nevada in Vegas in 1975, as I was living in Westwood, L.A. at the time and my fiancee Alejandro Crespo came all the way from Ecuador to marry me.  A year later we got married by the Catholic  Religion.  We've been so very blessed by our Lord  with lots of happiness. Few years later our wonderful daughter Alexandra came and one year after our dearest daughter Sofia was born, she has given us our adorable and beautiful granddaughters, Victoria and Cayetana.

My dear husband,  ( I don't know where he got the idea I love china?!) OK...heheheee...he sure knows!  He surprised me with this beautiful set of china for 8, from THUN the Onion Pattern, made in the Czech Republic.  It's absolutely gorgeous, I'm crazy about it, it's the pattern in blue and white and it's perfect because I don't have any in this colours in my collection, which is of 15 set of dishes with this new one.

The center piece is a MEISSEN, 2 tier compote I bought a few years ago at an auction, as you know, it has the Onion pattern too.  I love using it with fruit like here and in the middle of an arrangement of flowers from the super market. The ceramic napkin rings, with the little butterfly on top, were made in my husband's ceramic factory he had for 30 years.

The crochet tablecloth is a real treasure, a jewel I would say,  my MIL left my husband as it was made for her mother, my MIL would have been 90, so the tablecloth must be an antique by now.....it's in perfect conditions, I just washed it by hand so you can see it in my table scape today.

Thank you all for your visits, I'm always thrilled when you do; as you  know you're so very welcomed.

Thank you to our gracious hostesses for the great parties too.
Love ya'll





The three tier centerpiece is  Meissen and I arranged it with yellow flowers and some fruit.



I really love these china, specially cause it goes with my Blue and White Meissen piece.

I'm smitten with my new dishes from my sweet Alejandro.



I was so lucky my dear Mil left this hand crocheted, lovely White tablecloth, to him!  I have a special love for crochet because mother and grandmother was both, very talented in this field.
The stemware is Mexican hand blown from several years ago.



The napkin rings with butterflies were also made at our former Ceramic Factory.



The chargers in cobalt blue were made in our past Ceramic Factory.



I am joining Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper


LOVE,
FABBY

47 comments:

Donnie said...

Happy Anniversary. That is a lovely table and the memories are, as they say, priceless. Beautiful post.

dlmsliceofpie said...

Oh ... this is beautiful and the fact that your husband loves your desire for china is really special. The tablecloth is incredible ... just love it with this china pattern. Thanks for visiting my site ... and following. Now I've found you and I'll follow back! Love having new friends from all around the world!

lvroftiques said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! So nice to "meet" you Fabby! Beautiful tablescape! And indeed beautiful dining room too! Isn't it wonderful having a husband who gets it? *winks* Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Now I'm following yours too, and look forward to many visits to Equador! Vanna

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your Hubby! My Hubby and I will be married 36years on March 15th!!!I LOVE your dishes, just look at those wonderful little hearts on them. Your table is GORGEOUS! My FAVORITE thing is your centerpiece, it is stunning!
Thank you so much for sharing...
Hugs to you,
Donna

Miva said...

HOLA FABBY
YO DE NUEVO! ESTE MANTEL LO HIZO TU MAMI?, ES MUY BONITO, UNA MESA ELEGANTE Y DELICADA!!
UN BESO
MIVA

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Fabby...

Welcome my friend, to the Sunday Favorites repost party! It's such a pleasure to have you join in with the fun! I do apologize, I am just now getting around to all the party participants lovely posts. I didn't realize that the link you submitted for the party wasn't working correctly until just a few minutes ago. I corrected it...hope that is okay!

Wow...36 years! Happy Anniversary, my friend! What a blessing!!! Ohh my goodness...what a sweet husband you have! This gift of china is sooo awesome and it's absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the "Blue Onion" pattern! It is such a classic and elegant pattern and it sets a fabulous table! Your anniversary table just turned out beautiful...it was such a treat to see it! I also love the three tiered Meissen tray...FABULOUS!!! It goes perfectly with your new china! Everything was perfect...from your new china place settings...right down to that lovely lace tablecloth! What a precious treasure to have!!!

I sooo enjoyed this lovely post, my friend! I hope that you will join us for the Sunday Favorites party again! It's so very nice to meet you, Fabby!

Warmest Anniversary Wishes...

Chari @Happy To Design

Martha said...

What beautiful china and a beautiful table!

Happy Anniversary!

Deanna said...

HaPpY Anniversary to you!
I've been married 36 years also. Wonderful!!!

What a pretty table you've created. Everything looks lovely.
Gorgeous tablecloth.

God bless,
d

xinex said...

Happy Anniversary, Fabby! You are indeed blessed! What a wonderful hubby to know what you like and this set is gorgeous. Everything on the table is wonderful, so elegant. I love the colors. The crocheted tablecloth is very pretty. You'r so lucky to have it, it's a treasure...Christine

Beverly said...

Happy Anniversary.. good to see your husband was so thoughtful to what your love. The china is beautiful. Thank you for the advice on the my print.. so nice to meet you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Anniversary!!! And Oh Wow! I love your anniversary china. It is beautiful! What an amazing gift. Lovely table.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy anniversary, Fabby! And what a wonderful gift your husband gave you...gorgeous china! The tablecloth is a real treasure! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

bj said...

Happiest Anniversary, dear new friend.
O, my, your table is just stunning. I love your dishes so much.
Thanks so much for following..I'm following you back..maybe we will meet in the middle for a cup of coffee and a piece of pie. :))
xo bj

Modern Country Lady said...

Hello and welcome to Modern Country Lady and thank you for becoming my latest follower.Have a great day today.Beautiful tablescape, you are very talented!!

laxsupermom said...

The new china is just lovely! What a thoughtful husband you have! That tablecloth is gorgeous, and I love the story behind it, too. I love being able to use those passed down things and thinking about who owned them before. Thanks for sharing.

Meredith said...

Thanks for visiting! I love your new china and your tablecloth is beautiful. I have a couple pieces in a pattern similar to yours. I just love blue and white!

Sherry said...

This is just beautiful! I love this china. Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful blessing 36 years. I will be back again. Teens hoggin the internet. Ugh!
Sherry

CIELO said...

Fabby.... FELICIDADES!! y Muchos dias de gozo y felicidad! Muy linda tu mesa, muy linda tu bajilla, muy lindo tu mantel y todo lo que toca tu amoroso corazon... te mando un beso grandotote!

Cielo

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for your nice comment. Where I live in NE, many of are Czech decent and this type of dishware is very popular....and oh, so pretty! I crochet and am very impressed by your tablecloth.

Blessings!
Gail

Lori said...

Your china almost looks like Blue Danube, a pattern that my mother has. What a gem that tabelcloth is! You can tell it has been well cared for. Happy Anniversary to you too! Maybe next year I'll ask for china and not be so sore from snow skiing! Lori

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love this whole table! The colors are gorgeous and the tablecloth divine!

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

Well first let me say Happy Anniversary! Your table is beautiful! That is a veautiful china pattern. Your centepiece turned out lovely, the yellow flowers look great with the rich blue in the china. That's a beautiful tablecloth, looks like a treasure to me!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice compliment!

Entertaining Women said...

Aren't family treasures just always the very best! You know how special all of our vintage family linens are to me, so you can imagine how much I appreciate your gorgeous tablecloth...and the napkin rings...little jewels to testiify to your husband's talent. Lovely. If we lived closer we could do a really big party with our Blue Onion. It's so pretty, and the tiered centerpiece will become more and more priceless as the years roll by. Thank you for sharing your design and for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

Johanna said...

Hello Fabby,
Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. This tableset is so lovely with your wonderful Meissen center piece and the handcrochet tablecloth. Did you know that the Onion pattern was one of the very first in Meissen? I really love it on your table.
Greetings, Johanna

we three dogs and me said...

Oh what a beautiful table. What a sweet hubby you have. those dishes are so pretty and I love your center piece. Feb 26 would have been 63 years On Feb 26. Miss him

Pat said...

I love the china Fabby! Your table is gorgeous.

Happy 36th anniversary!

Tricia said...

What a sweet husband, to give you more dishes -- especially when you already had 14 sets! LOL! Happy anniversary. Your table looks beautiful, and that tablecloth is truly a treasure. Thank you for showing us that, especially!

Marlis said...

Happy Anniversary.. We had our 36th last year in December! It's a great feeling isn't it. Your tablecloth is stunning. I mean stunning. I love that you treasure this. And your blue onion pattern, well my mom had some and so this whole table takes me back home. Fabby your table is absolutely stunning. thank you for sharing this. And for dropping in with your very kind comments.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy Anniversary -- what a wonderful gift for this celebration. Thanks for letting us enjoy it as well on your lovely table.

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! The dishes are fabulous, and such a pretty table!
Happy Anniversary!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful tablescape, Fabby! I'm stopping by to thank you for your visit the other day. Thanks for having tea with me and I'd love to have you join me again soon. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Happy Anniversary! Your table looks so fabulous...the dishes are gorgeous!! Blue & white dishes are one of my favourites! Angie xo

Babs said...

Fabby, Happy 36th anniversary!! Lucky you having a husband who brings you china! Beautiful blue and white pattern and what a treasure to have the tablecloth with such dear family history.
Have a great weekend.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

Happy Anniversary! We are getting ready to celebrate our 24th anniversary in a few months. Your tablescape is just beautiful. I love the Meissen centerpiece, the Blue Onion china; and you're right, the tablecloth is a jewel. It looks just great to be 90 years old! Enjoy your weekend and another happy year of marriage.

Denise

Marigene said...

Happy Anniversary! Your new dishes look lovely on your incredibly beautiful heirloom tablecloth.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, there dear Fabby! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this evening. I have been slowly but surely making my way through all the bloggers' posts on Susan's Tablescape Thursday. There were a lot again this week, so I am VERY slow. I like to look at each one very carefully and enjoy the talents displayed. It sometimes takes a whole week for me to get through them all! :-) Your table is so pretty and that tablecloth is a real gem! Amazing that it is in such good shape for its age! (I'm sure I won't look that good when I'm 91! :-) You have a wonderful and loving husband who really pays attention and who has very good taste. The dishes are beautiful! On your centerpiece...is the little boy a part of it or did you add that separately? It's very cool! Yo quisiera hablar en espanol tambien, pero no entiendo muy bien. Lo siento mucho! :-( Te deseo un gran fin de semana y muchas gracias para visitar a mi blog! Bye!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Again Fabby,

Thanks so much for becoming a follower on my blog. As you can see, I'm just getting started, but am having lots of fun. It was so nice of Bill at Affordable Accoutrements to mention yours, Joanna's, Cody's, and other blogs last week, because it gave me (and other bloggers as well) a chance to seek out and look at your blogs. It's so hard to get to view each and every one. I truly appreciate all your kind comments -- I had fun putting that table together. Interestingly enough, I just discovered recently that Olivia Hussey had an English mother and an Argentinian father. I read this online at one of her fan websites, and the person writing this said that the mix of nationalities accounted for her exotic beauty.

It's very nice to "meet" you (in the virtual world of blogging), and I'm going to sign up to be a follower on your blog. Hopefully I'll learn some things about Ecuador. By the way, the ceramic buttefly napkin rings are beautiful; how interesting that your husband had a ceramic factory!


To answer your question, my wedding anniversary falls on May 23. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful husband and soul mate. Take care and have a great weekend!

Denise

Phyllis said...

It was a special joy to see your anniversary china.....just beautiful! The table is lovely with your MIL's cloth and the centerpiece is truly gorgeous. What treasures you have, but the most important treasure is your marriage that has withstood the test of time. Happy Anniversary to both of you.

Terri said...

Hi, Fabby! Happy Anniversary to you! Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for visiting my blog. It's amazing that blogging can foster connections from so very far away..... Your dishes are gorgeous!

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

dear fabby,
thank you so much for your kinds words and becoming a follower! we are thrilled to have you! i checked out your beautiful anniversary tablescape, i think you have set it beautifully and i can appreciate your china pattern too! blue and white is always so crisp and relaxing at the same time. what a lovely gift and one i know you will enjoy for many years to come. happy anniversary and here's to the next 35!

all the best,
donna, eileen, laur

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Fabby I love your anniversary china! What a wonderful gift! Did he pick these out all by himself? Well, he is a treasure! My guess is you know that already. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I read and love everyone! Enjoy.

Diane said...

Love the blue and white dishes. Love, love the centre piece. Well done, your tablescape is beautiful!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Fabby

Sorry for being late to congrats you ... but I was not on net from last two days... A be lated but very heartly congrats to both of you... hope your day was a darling one ... very lovely table love your blus china very much...
Hope you will enjoy your visit if you can spare a little bit to see some napkin folds
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Kathleen said...

Hi Fabby,
I just read on a comment you left on someone's post that you grew up in Astoria. My dh is from Queens too.
Don't forget to join the party at my place on the 15th. Find something green! :)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Yes, that tablecloth is a jewel -- and so is your hubby! What a wonderfully thoughtful gift. Your table is just stunning!

Maria Andrade said...

Olá Fabby,
Não resisti e vim aqui mais uma vez admirar a beleza do seu serviço com o moivo "cebola". E que bonita ficou a sua mesa, com a porcelana azul e branca. a toalha de renda e tudo o resto!
Este ano também já vou celebrar o 35º aniversário de casamento.
Somos raparigas da mesma idade
Muitos parabéns e muitas felicidades!

sweet violets said...

Love that magnificent tablecloth!!! What a treasure!!! Have always loved the blue onion pattern and you have received a wonderful set...you even got soup bowls and serving pieces....lucky lady!!! Congrats on the anniversary.....