Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016

Monday, April 25, 2011

FABBY: I Call it Carnations.

My mother, who's 81 and very well, thank you.....spends every wednesday with us, so the three of us have lunch together and than we go shopping, mom and me, that is, maybe to the antique, European shop we love!  Than we go to a cafeteria for some tea, or coffee and some sweets, or not.  I've set up this table for  three  with one of  my designs, I used to call "Carnations", I made it at my hubby's former "Ceramic factory", we had up to three years ago, for some of you who didn't see some of my past posts with other chinas by us.  This one, carnations, was inspired in the embroidered beautiful blouses, native women wear and yes, they embroider, "carnations" in a very deep pink, like the color of this pretty flower, in real life...in ceramics it comes out like this.
 I bought this all cotton linen tablecloth for this china on sale for $14, as the finials have the same colors of the carnations in the plates.  I also love the fringes!
 Here you can see the dessert bowl with scallops and the napkin rings with a little chirpping birdie...this are also made by us.
 The goblets I used are Mexican, hand blown.  The soup bowl.
 The chargers are Mexican pewter.  Dinner plate, salad plate and soup bowl.  In the center is a meat platter service and the tureen.
 The cups with a basket with almond Biscotti. The bigger basket is with fruit and a juice pitcher. The shape designs were Spanish originally.  This dishes were made out of "terracota", look inside the cups and the basket handles, you can see the terracota color.
 Here is home made bread, my mom's recipe which she calls: Golden Bread.  We're going to stay home this Wednesday for coffee and marmolade and the bread!
 The whole set of dishes.  The meat platter with scallops.
 The soup tureen with a little dish for chili sauce my hubby loves....I haven't gotten into it at all, yet!
 Great close up of the beautiful, big scalloped platter.

 The entire tablescape.
 This is the dinner plate, the idea was to make it look like a doily in the center with the carnation desig and framed by cobalt blue.
 The salad plate is big enough to hold an antree, a piece of cake, or a pasta primavera, salad.
 The pewter charger, the dinner plate, the salad plate and the soup bowl.  The dessert bowl.  I use it for "shrimp and fish" ceviche too.
 I have 16 place settings of this pattern and many more service pieces....lots more!
Hope you like this design too.  We had about 14 patterns, hand made and hand decorated..... all inspired in the native indians's wear.
I want to thank my following hostesses for letting me participate in this great parties:
Marty, at Table Top Tuesday, at:  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
White Wensday at:  http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
 Susan'sTablescape Thursdays at:  betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
I'll probably check more parties I haven't seeing before.  Thank you in advance my friends for all your wonderful visits, I so appreciate them.
Lots of hugs.


Pegasuslegend said...

How heart warming to see such beautiful biscotti, marmalades, and wonderful china... this is just a beautiful home feeling of what a home is all about and your picture truly captures every moment in time and present!

Marigene said...

Your dishes are beautiful...great colors. How many sets do you own that you have designed? I sure wish I could find some...
You are so fortunate to have your mother to go shopping with every week. Cherish the time you have with her.
Have a great week, Fabby!

martinealison said...

Une vaisselle remplie de soleil... Bises

Priscilla said...

How wonderful that your mother is well and able to enjoy spending time with you.
This china is so pretty.

Komali Nunna said...

Your china is absolutely beautiful. You must be very talented lady to come up with the pattern like that. How wonderful to have your mother around to go to shopping. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing your beautiful dishes.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very beautiful crockery Fabby... you set the whole scene in such an artistic way... love the colours and combinations... Its one of my favourite...

Concetta said...

Dear Fabby,

Your collection is simply amazing!
Thank you for sharing! I wish I could go to lunch and shopping with you and your mother!!
Have a blessed day!

Pat said...

You must be so proud of your china. What a beautiful legacy. My mom is 89 and I know how fortunate we are to have our moms. Thank you for sharing, and want to see more of your collections!


Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, those dishes are gorgeous! I think it is wonderful that you and your mother enjoy tea and shopping every week. I miss those times with my mother who passed in 1993. You are blessed to still have your mother and to be able to enjoy tea together. Have a wonderful day! Pamela

Becky said...

Oh Fabby!!! These dishes are my favorite so far!!!! I love the colors!! They would look beautiful in my house! ;) The scalloped platter and the dinner plates are my favorites!! Beautiful!! ((HUGS))

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Beautiful dishes and table linens. Love the colors. Sounds like you and your mom have a great time together - that's wonderful! Linda

Suzie said...

those pewter chargers are stunning!

Terri said...

Your have designed some fabulous dishes! The colors are vibrant and the pattern, gorgeous!
The whole table is beautiful.
Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday!

Sherrie said...

beautiful table! Your dishes are gorgeous!

Snap said...

glorious!!! marvelous that you can design these wonderful dishes. and you are so lucky to have your Mother. happy tea day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Fabby,
Your dishes are wonderful! I love the scalloped platter. I used to do ceramics years ago and I miss it. I had made my mother some very nice pieces. How nice that you get to spend Wednesdays for tea with your mother! Thanks for stopping by and joining me for Tea Time.


Willow said...

I have never seen so many beautiful things. You are the lucky one.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Fabby, what absolutely gorgeous dishes these are! Love the vibrant and deep colors. And how sweet that you have a day to spend with your mom, so glad you've come by to say Hello! Have a wonderful week, hugs Debra

Karie's Chic Creations said...

How beautiful. . The dished are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet message. Hugs, Karie

cmoh said...

I've always loved the bright vibrant colors used to paint these types of dishes. Waht a lovely collection you have!

Diann said...

Just gorgeous!! That is stunning dinnerware. So beautiful! I love the colors and the wonderful design!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, it looks SO welcoming and summery. What beautiful colours.

And the food looks extremely scrummy.

Now I'm wishing I was there with you scoffing the lot!!!


Designs on 47th Street said...

First of all, I think it is so nice that you spend Wednesdays with your mother. What a special treat for both of you. I love the table you have set with the tablecloth and such gorgeous dishes. The colors are so striking!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such beautiful dishes and the tablescape is gorgeous. Love the biscotti, breads and jams. Beautifully done and so inviting. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Johanna said...

Dear Fabby,
this dishes are unbelievable happy and beautiful. I love the scalloped edges of the plates and the tureen. So beautiful! The whole tablesetting is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this beauty.
Greetings, Johanna

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE all your dishes!!!

Liz- said...

Fabby I love the rich colors in this set! The design is so attractive! Combined with the white and red tablecloth it's really a great combination. My mother is 88 and still doing well too.

afternoon tea said...

The dishes are wonderful! And a wonderful setting too. I must go look through your other posts to see if there is more of your own china.


Linda said...

Oh what a lovely way to spend a day with your Mother. Your dishes are so beautiful and I love all the colours.

Dolores said...

It's so wonderful that you and your mom can spend this precious time together!!!!

Your dishes are gorgeous, I love the design and the vivid colors!!!!


Babs said...

Fabby, It's so wonderful that you and your mother have a special day each week for just the three of you to share. Treasure each day together. My mom passed away almost 5 years ago and I miss her so much.
Your carnation dishes are so pretty with the deep rose and cobalt blue colors. Adorable little bird napkin rings, too.
Your mother's Golden Bread sounds delicious with marmalade. Mmmmm.
Thanks for sharing your very special tablesetting.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Fabby, Your table is so pretty and I love the gorgeous china. It's wonderful that you and your mom get to spend this time together. I would love for you to join my Open House party sometimes.

Mica said...

wow it is lovely...You really pulled off the prints with the checks...how lovely this setting is on the eye.thanks for sharing.

classic • casual • home said...

Such a festive table. Your mother must be very proud of you.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Such an amazing table once again, the colars of the china are so beautiful, wonderful setting.

Thank you for sharing.

carolinajewel said...

I am beyond impressed! That china is gorgeous!!!!

Meredith said...

oh my goodness. This is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had a set of these dishes and all those serving pieces! Just stunning. I love the details and I was totally thinking it looked like a doily before I read your post. The colors are amazing. you are so talented. That tureen and scalloped plate are just beautiful!

The Tablescaper said...

What unbelieveable dishes. I can't believe that you made them. Such magnificent color and detail.

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

This set is fantabulous, Fabby! Sorry I have not come sooner but I am traveling in Houston to accompany a friend and been busy shopping. We are driving home today. I love your tureen and the ruffling on the plates. Such a pretty set! I also love the bird napkin rings, so pretty! Are the plates made in your hubby's factory still in circulation? I sure would love to find some I can buy to own and then I can say that I know the one who designed this

Marlis said...

Maybe after I quit drooling and oohing and aahing I might be able to say something intelligent. I love this set best of all, I think. but I say that every time. I love anything handmade, ethnic, and beautiful. This china all of that and more. The designs are lovely and the shapes, well they just touch my heart. Every piece is so lovely. The base of the tureen just made my eyes pop! Your tablecloth is perfect. I love the fringe and the colors and the plaid. You set the prettiest tables. Have fun with your family, it's the most important thing you can do. Bless you Fabby for sharing this with us.

Kathleen said...

Fabby, thanks for reminding me to follow! I looked for it in your sidebar, and didn't realize it was all the way at the bottom!
I will add you to my sidebar too. I have to do some changes there. They all disappeared one time, and I have to eliminate the description so I can fit them all.
I love the cloth, the fringe is so pretty, and the dishes are gorgeous. So colorful!
How many sets do you have? I would imagine a set of everything your company made!

Maria Andrade said...

Hell Fabby!
Here I write in English, although I think you can also understand written Portuguese. I fully understood your Spanish in my blog, thank you again for the visit and the nice comment.
This service of yours is fabulous, so lively in those beautiful colours and nice shapes!
But I had a look at your other posts and I just loved your house, your pieces of furniture and specially your cream lace dinner service. It's a real beauty that I envy you! :)
Your mother is about the age of my parents (and fortunately they are also still well) so we must be about the same age!!!
So distant, but so close in many aspects...

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I just discovered your blog, and I am now your newest Follower. :) And oh my goodness...this set of yours is just out-of-this-world GORGEOUS. And the fact that you designed it and manufactured it in your factory is SO impressive! I love the scalloped dessert dishes and the little napkin holders and that big scalloped serving dish the most! Just absolutely beautiful, you should be so proud. I will be back to visit soon.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

P.S. I think it is wonderful that you are close with your Mother... my Mother lived with my son and I. She passed away five years ago, but she was a treasure, as I am sure your Mother is.

Jacqueline said...

What gorgeous dinnerware! I especially love the pieces that are scalloped! That serving platter in the center of the table is wonderful. What pretty scalloped bowls too. The colors and designs are just gorgeous. Such a beautiful table.

I am so jealous of your tradition with your mother. I lost mine 20 years ago in January, I was just a young mother. Enjoy!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love your wonderful china set. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

Martha said...

What beautiful dishes! Such beautiful flowers on them -- and you made them yourself -- wonderful!

Brandi said...

So beautiful Fabby! Such a blessing to have your mother with you to spend your days together. I bet she really enjoys shopping and having lunch with you!

At The Picket Fence said...

What an absolutely lovely tablescape and the chine you created is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!

Sherry said...

Your dishes are absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe that you designed and made them. Just a beautiful table with such pretty colors and patterns. Thanks for linking it up! Would you please put a link back to the Home Sweet Home party in your post. Thanks! The inlinkz site asks that we ask you to do this so everyone can find the party.

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, this is such a beautiful table and what a joy to be able to share it with your mom. It is a true blessing.
The china is so fantastic and to have it come from your own company is just wonderful. Did you have an influence is the design process? I love the beautiful ruffled edges. It is just so awesome. Thanks you so much for sharing with us.
I read down and saw your Easter poem. It is beautiful. God bless you, Ginger

Mary Ellen said...

Oh that is a truly lovely set of dishes and how special that it came from your factory!!

How wonderful to be able to spend every Wednesday with you mother! I am blessed with a wonderful mother also though we don't live near so no weekly dinners for us.

bee blessed

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The dishes are just beautiful, I love that great platter! Also love the tablecloth-enjoy:@)

The enchanted home said...

I love this table..so alive, colorful and so bountiful. The dishes are exquisite!! New to your blog and will be back for sure. Please visit me too..have a newish blog about the building of my new home and my passion for decor and design!

Lynn said...

This is a stunning china pattern that you have designed. I so love the vibrancy, the scalloped plate, the pewter chargers, well let's be honest, I just love all of it! What a lovely table you have created. Someone else asked how many set of dishes you have that you designed? I would love to see more. Think I need to come back this week and go thru older posts. Fascinating Fabby. Yes, you are blessed to have your mom to do lunch and shopping with. Give her a hug for me on Mother's Day. Blessings from my heart. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my blog.

Karen said...

I love your tablescapes!! The dishes are fabulous. Did you do some earlier for St. Patrick's Day that had some clover in it?
Thanks for your visit!
Ladybug Creek

Cindy said...

Beautiful dishes Fabby, the colors are so vivid and bright! Just love your tablescape!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

What a gorgeous pattern!!

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a gorgeous setting Fabby! I love the dishes- the colors are amazing and wonderful patterns too! Such a wonderful treasure to spend time with your mother every week! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

J'ai tout simplement said...

Olá! fabby, a sua decoração de messa está muito bonita, você tem bom gosto.. Abrç!