Monday, April 11, 2011

FABBY: My Daughter Alexandra's China Design

Hello my friends, I have missed you!  We went to visit my daughter Alexandra who lives in Quito- Ecuador, so I haven't open my blog to visit you.  The idea was to go, and see how Alexandra has decorated her beautiful apartment that's in a building very high on a heel with a view to die for!  She took some photos, she's also a profesional photographer... of the view from all her windows at night.  The church at your right, all lit up, is Guapulo, a 400 year old colonial church.  Quito is full of Colonial churches, houses, buildings, lots of Republican and Colonial Arquitechture, therefore, it's Patrimony of Humanity.  Someday when I go to the old city I will take lots of photos to show you all.
 Guapulo, the Colonial Church at your right. You can appreciate how high is her view from her apartment, it's like a gorgeous "live artwork".
 Night view from her apartment window.
 The whole table.
 Dinner plate.
 Salad plate.
 With the consomee or cream bowl with two handles.
 The tablecloth, it's not, it's an Indian batik scarf that Alexandra had and it was big enough to serve the purpose, plus it's pink!
 The center piece is a toureen with 4 handles, designed in Colonial times by the Spaniards.
 Cute salt and pepper shakers.
 Alexandra bought this stunning antique cupboard and buffet,  it was originally in a Meditation Temple, or Ashram in India.
 You can see the rest of her gorgeous china with at least 150 pieces and 14 place sets.  We can also appreciate the hand carving in the wood of the buffet.
 The very modern silver lamp in the background is from the Italian company Kartell, designed by Phillip Stark.
 Her kitchen with her new adquisition, that great American made "butcher block" we shopped, along with her German pots. Take a look at the ceiling, it's like a blackboard, she changes what she wants to write using white or colour chalk.  She's the artistic kind.
 Butcher block with home made bread my hubby makes with no eggs and no fat, really great!
 Cup and saucer.
As you can see I could not pass by the chace to make a small tablescape for three on Alexandra's French vintage  small table.  Alexandra always loved to take pictures since she was a young girl, so one day she went to the shopping area here in Cuenca and took pictures of the dandle skirts native women wear, all embroidery all around the buttom of such and she brought me this design she saw on a green skirt that went with a pink one with scallops as the women wear always two, one embroidered and the other scalloped in a this is what our tablewear vertion turn out.  Hope you like this one too.
I thank our hostess, Marty, for Table Top Tuesday.


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a view! I love Alexandra's kitchen, and the chalkboard ceiling. The stove certainly caught my eye! Love Alexandra's china design. You are a very talented family!! Thankyou for sharing your art with us!

Brandi said...

Your daughter has the most gorgeous views! Such a beautiful city to live in! I adore her kitchen and table settings! The chalkboard ceiling is so unique!

Suzie said...

That view would command way too much of my attention---I would never get anything done!!!

Komali Nunna said...

What a gorgeous view from your daughter's apartment! Very cute china too. I love her china cabinet. I am from India. I don't own a piece like that.

xinex said...

Oh Fabby! The view is so spectacular and the photographs are just stunning! I love the dinner set, so unusual and so beautiful, each and every one of the pieces. Looks like your daughter inherited your tablescaping talent and your love for beautiful dishes and furniture. I love the cabinet she bought from India, love the wood carving....Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness. I love her whole apartment. The view is unreal. Her dishes are exquisite. Such a beautiful tablescape. I so love her kitchen and painting the ceiling with the vines and flowers is genius. Stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sheila said...

Great view...and beautiful china...I love the shawl as the tablecloth...

Becky said...

OH wow!! This china is sooo beautiful!! Pink & Green are two of my favorite colors together! So pretty! I love batik, as well! OH!! And your daughter's kitchen!! I love it! What a wonderful idea for the chalkboard ceiling! Too clever! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! What gorgeous pictures! And your daughter's china setting is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Fabby,what a view your daughter has ,I love her kitchen and her chine, beutiful table scape!!!

martinealison said...

Je me suis agréablement promenée dans votre blog... j'y reviendrai!
Les photos que vous avez publiées de chez votre filles sont superbes.
J'apprécie aussi particulièrement la cuisine... et la belle vaisselle.
Gros bisous

Denise said...

Hi Fabby,

I just looked at your current tablescape. Your daughter's dishes are so pretty! The colors are so pretty; I especially love the tureen being used as the centerpiece. What a great dish! The dishes in your posts always have such creative and unique designs. You have a wonderful collection. And last, but not least, that is a breathtaking view from your daughter's apartment. I've never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and see my tablescape if you have a chance. I FINALLY got another one done.


Meredith said...

oh my that is so pretty! What a fun set of dishes for a beautiful place to dine in!!!

Farica said...

Fabby, It's GORGEOUS!!! I'm so glad I came over here. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog as well. It has been nice to meet so many people through Debbie's party!!!

A Hint of Home said...

Those are such pretty dishes and what adorable salt and pepper shakers.
She has a fantastic kitchen and what a unique idea for the ceiling!

Dolores said...

Oh my gosh Fabby..... your daughter's apartment is fabulous and the view is to die for!
Everything looks beautiful!!!!!

Entertaining Women said...

Marvelous design for Alexandra's china...and the scarf is the perfect anchor for the luscious dishes. Don't you just adore that she enjoys the art of gracious entertaining just like you do! Thank you for sharing her apartment and the beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely China! The Indian pink scarf is from India!
I heart anything colouful, bold and Indian :)


Susan Hawthorne said...

Your daughter lives in a enchanting place. You and she obviously share a great talent for display! I love her choice of the buffet- wonderful carving detail.

swedecollection said...

Fabby, Wow! Alexandra's china design is just incredible. She is very talented to be able to do that. How amazing. And, that ceiling! I would never have thought of doing that. How creative. She has a lovely home. Glad you were able to have a nice visit. Summer

Tricia said...

What a breathtaking view your daughter has from her apartment! I know you had fun "playing" with her gorgeous dishes. The table looks so fresh and spring-y, in pinks and greens.

Scribbler said...

Thank you for the visit, as always. It is such a pleasure to come to your blog and be transported to such an exotic place. Your daughter's home is stunning, and I love the ceiling in her wonderful kitchen. Such talent in your family!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my goodness Fabby! I am amazed at these pictures of your daughter's home and the gorgeous view she has! The dishes are so beautiful and colourful, and she has an awesome kitchen. I love the ceiling! So creative. Beautiful post today! Blessings, Pamela

Tanya@takesix said...

What an absolutely beautiful set of dishes. So unique!! That chalkboard ceiling is awesome too. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lana said...

I love Alexandra's china and kitchen@!!! Wonderful!!!
We just moved to Italy and love all the Mediterranean colors!!!

Sharon Haynie said...

Such a darling table and a beautiful home. Your daughter is lucky to live in such a beautiful area of the world. the pinks are to die for-my grand-daughter would love it! Thanks For sharing!

Marigene said...

Wow, that is some view your daughter has! Her kitchen is fabulous with the chalkboard ceiling.
The table is beautiful...china is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your daughter's home with us.

Tess said...

How beautiful that night view is!!! The table is gorgeous...the colors are just amazing!!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. First I want to say how much I love your colorful header. Your daughter's apartment and view is stunning. The table setting is fabulous! I adore the lovely dishes! Her kitchen is so beautiful too, and her ceiling is very unique! Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Hola Fabby
Qué vajilla tan hermosa! Felicidades a tu hija por su bello departamento y su asombrosa cocina!


Sunny Simple Life said...

The lights look like lava flowing thru the hills. Beautiful dishes!!

Kathleen said...

Those dishes are gorgeous, what a view dd has!

Marlis said...

Oh Fabby, your daughter is quite lucky to have that view. Exquisite and so close to the sky! I love her kitchen ceiling.. what a great idea. And I love the dishes. The colors are lovely and the designs are so very beautiful.

Kelsey said...

Oh my I LOVE all your dishes on your blog! I love love love love to coolect dishes! It was my favorite hobby until gardening! I want to start joining in the tablescape parties too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

NYCLQ said...

OMG!!! I'm in LOVE with the chalboard ceiling!! That is too FABULOUS!!! and the pink & green dishes are pretty too - But hat ceiling!!! I love it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog xo

:D Lynda

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful China so lovely.
I can just think of the tablescapes I could do !!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Easter Tablescape you are so sweet. I hope you and your lovely family have a Great Easter.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

As I was ill I missed so many posts but trying to cathc-up I would really be sad if I had missed this post, I even took note to comment, Firstly what a great view and the photos are just perfect! I love Alexandra's china design did I understand right did she design them? İts just beautiful.

And the kitchen th chalkboard ceiling just perfect.

Thank you for sharing your.

And your right about how the talent chatches up when your little and you grow bigger it is a great talent she has just like her mummy.

Lots of Love
Karin Şen Cankan