Saturday, April 2, 2011

FABBY: In Honour of my MIL

 This goblets are hand cut in the Chzeck Republic-Bohemian.

     My Mil's pretty dishes.
 Here are some of  the serving pieces, there are 3 of each showing here.
 I fell in love with this French boy holding the bowl with lid as it is Limoges, it's my new find.   I just did a little shopping at the Antique European shop we have localy and he was $45, I couldn't resist him, he's vintage in perfect condition!
 The crochet tablecloth was also my Mil's.

 The blue cobalt chargers were made in our past ceramic factory and they go well with the plates it's because it has some blue flowers in it if you can see closer.
 Here's my boy again!
 A very close up of my boy!
 For herves tea or coffee after lunch.
 I thought this lace napkins, I bought many years ago could go well with the tablecloth, it had the look and color.  I have a couple of tablecloth's size of sheet material I made for a background to match the chinas I use... I also made a blue one too.
 I used  colourful bouquet to give it a spring feeling to the whole lunch.
 The turn of this pretty French girl now, she's also a new find, she was $22...she's perfect to arrange little pink roses like this.
 The center piece is a pretty cut glass crystal basket from the Chezch Rep., I have it many years... I wanted to keep the table  simple and fresh for the lunch.
    Yesterday we hosted a lunch for seven at the table because it was one of the Friday's of this Lent season as there is a custon in this part of the world to have a soup, as a main dish, made out of various fresh grains and bacalah fish, which is quite delicious and it's usually acompanied by an antree of a "tamale" made of "yuca", which is a tuberculous like potato and for dessert  yougur with fresh fruit.  It is on this note, that I decided to share with you my Mil's china made in the USA-The Padden City Pottery, that she got for her wedding in 1940 it has had almost 70 years of loving use and it's still going strong!   That's why I'd like to honour her because she liked to use this set for 24 for the "Fanesca soup" occation as she always had lots of  family, having seven children of her own.  There's probably sixteen places left intact as some were broken and chipped, but the serving pieces are perfect for which I'm so lucky and happy to own it.  Thank you Lali
I'm thanking the hostess of Pink Saturday at The Aiken House.
Love Fabby


Renegades said...

I love the boy and the dishes are so pretty.

Renegades said...

I love the boy and the dishes are so very pretty.

Rosetta said...

La tua tavola è dolce eromantica!Bello il contenitore con i fiori!Ciao,Rosetta

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table you set with so many of your treasures from your mil. That little boy and the other little girl are great additions too. What a sweet way to honor your mil with such a lovely meal and traditions.

xinex said...

I love your Lmoges boy and the girl flower vase too, Fabby. The cobalt blue chargers are really nice and so are your crystal stemware and the dinnerware. I also love the table linens. I guess I love everything on the table, lol...Christine

Johanna said...

Hello Fabby,
the crystal goblets of your MIL are so pretty. I hadn't resist this boy, too, it looks really wonderful and was a bargain. As usual you made a wonderful table. Your guests surely enjoyed that dinner.
Greetings, Johanna

My Cozy Casita said...

Ola Fabby, buenos dias es tan marabillosa tu mesa y tu casa que me encantari poderte bisita y mirar tantos bonito detalle en tu hermosa casa, siento no aber difrutado de el bacalado con llucas y tamale me encanta no puedo esperar mudarme para Miami en Mayo para difrutar de ese tipo de comida
aqui se hace difil consequir esa comida el California pero bueno almenos tu y tu familia la difrutaron y eso me da recompesa, recibes un fuerte abraso lleno de bendiciones amiga.

Sarah said...

Fabby, your table is a lovely tribute to your MIL and her beautiful dishes. Great little finds with the pretty jardiniere and the mustard pot. ~ Sarah

Becky said...

How beautiful, Fabby!!! I am in love with the tablecloth and those blue chargers!! I love the custom of the soup for Lent. How wonderful!

Babs said...

Fabby, I love your little French boy! What a find! Your MIL's dishes have a beautiful floral pattern and the crystal is a gorgeous shape and proportion. Love that. Have a great weekend.

Dolores said...

How wonderful that you have your MIL's beautiful dishes, they're so delicate looking.

Your new purchases are the boy.

Sure looks like a beautiful table...!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful dishes! Love your new find, he's such a nice piece! Hope your weekend is wonderful, Cindy

Emily said...

hi Fabby, How lucky to have your MIL's beautiful china set, I'm sure she would approve the beautiful table. The colors of the china and flowers, make a for beautiful Spring lunch tablescape. I'm in love with your French Boy, he is quite the charmer. Lovely...........

The French Hutch

Entertaining Women said...

Hi, Fabby! You know how much I adore using family treasures and honoring loved ones. The china is so lovely. The little blue touches and the charger also capture the magnificent lavender hues of the horizon outside your window. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design and for stopping for a visit. Cherry Kay

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Fabby, your MIL's dishes are very pretty and you have a lovely table set. The boy and the girl dishes are sweet. Thank you for your comment on my post. Yes, the dishes are Corelle's Butterfly gold pattern. We got them on our honeymoon almost 34 years ago and use them every day. They just don't break! :-) Have a great day! Blessings, Pamela

podso said...

Hi Fabby,

What a fabulous table! It is all so beautiful. I like the dark charger plates with the lighter china. And the French boy has such clearly painted features! It's nice you can remember your MIL by using her things!

Dear Sweet Home said...

What a sweet honor to your MIL. It all looks beautiful.

Marigene said...

There is no better way to honor your mother-in-law than by setting a beautiful table with her wedding dishes.

Rettabug said...

Fabby, you are SO lucky to have such heirloom treasures left in your care! The entire scene is so elegant, with your gorgeous table & chairs & that view out the window. How special!!

I'm in total love of the little French girl with the pink roses! Just perfect!

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Fabby thanks so much for stopping by!! Your tablescape looks beautiful!! What a nice custom you have. My mom is Slovak and she still follows her families traditions on Easter and Christmas Eve, I love that! Enjoy your week, Martina

Liz- said...

I love both of your new finds! The french girl with the roses is so nice! Those are a beautiful china set of your MIL's...very very pretty! Sounds like you had a wonderful meal planned!

SavannahGranny said...

I love the little boy and the little girl. You got some extremely fantastic deals.
You MIL had such beautiful things. I am so glad that you can share them in her honor.
Thanks for your visit. I can't walk without a walker as of yet. Broke a bone in my foot and tore a ligament. It will heal but all my projects are on hold. I can not do tablescapes because I can't carry my china and accessories about. Thanks again for visiting. Ginger

Jacqueline said...

Such a pretty table. All of the china and crystal are gorgeous (as are the dining room chairs - just yummy!) Your flowers are wonderful. Aren't they just the finishing touch. I love fresh flowers and your arrangements were great.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your tablescape is stunning, and I love the little French boy and French girl. How nice that so many things on this table belonged to your MIL. You have used it beautifully. laurie

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Your Tablescape is just Beautiful sweet lady. I love your dishes can I have them just having fun with you !!!

Thanks so much for your sweet and lovely comments on my Tablescapes. so sweet of you.
I hope you have a nice Evening !!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there, Fabby! I've been out sick for awhile, so I'm just now catching up with my favorite blogs! The luncheon with your MIL's china is so pretty. I love the way you used the gorgeous pink roses in the various vessels to complement the china's design. Very pretty! It is always so nice to set a table in honor of loved ones. I also saw that gorgeous table you recently bought!!! Wow!!! I hope you are having a good week so far. I'll see you on Tablescape Thursday!

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful tribute to your MIL. How wonderful that you enjoy her things. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Miva said...


we three dogs and me said...

What a beautiful home you have .Fabulous dishes. Your daughters dishes are so colorful and different. Loved your post. Thanks for stopping by.