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.
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 trimming...so this is what our tablewear vertion turn out. Hope you like this one too.
I thank our hostess, Marty, for Table Top Tuesday.