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Friday, May 13, 2011

FABBY: My Mother's Day Gift

My dearest hubby gave me a perfume, J.Lo's latest, very sweet and nice for everyday...well, I thought it was nice of him, so after I thanked him, my daughters, grandgirls and even my mom, we proceeded to exchanged gifts, they were all so beautiful!  I see my hubby come out of the guest bedroom with a kind of huge box, beautifully wrapped, as he came straight to me, I said to myself...ok, this is it!  It most certainly was!  He had to go on business a couple of weeks before mom's day to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where they have the most incredible antique shops and he had fallen in love with this German, vintage, Urn, hand painted, or decorated, with beautiful roses; it says in back Germany and 4 numbers...whatever, it's gorgeous and he thought I'd love it in my new French marble table, when there's no flowers... and yeah, it does look perfect there!
 Here she is!...isn't she a total beauty?!  You can see the hand decorated pink roses and leaves.  My hubby knows everything about and appreciates the beauty of European and oriental porcelain, ceramic and pottery, as he owned a Ceramic and porcelain Co. for 30 years.
 I used the vintage French table in the foyer, where the urn is going to be always and for this table setting...but just for the photographs, as we'll have tea at our round table at our  breakfast room.
 Here she is again, along with my silver tea set and my Mil's cups, and plates, and yummy sweets. The pretty ceramic basket with the bread was made at our past, ceramic factory, the flowers in the handle were made by hand too.
 The platter has ""churros", a Spanish sweet for tea; I have a little machine to make it.  Some strawberry home made marmalade and butter.  The sweet bread in the ceramic basket  has all color dragees or lozenges, my grandgirls loved them and lick them off, lol..  they're from the local bakery.
 This silver cake spatula was my Mil's and it has her initials engraved.  You can see the bread better with the dragees, or lozenges...how does one call them anyway?
 The urn and the bread basket with hand made pink florets.
 The silver tea set and in the background a three tier English silver plated stand with some cookies and sweets.
 The vintage glass bowl, where the marmalade is, was my Mil's.
 A side view of the table setting.
 A clear view of the sweet bread, that my granddaughter Cayetana, four, loves to lick the lozenges! hahahaaa...
I invited to have an afternoon tea with me a couple of Sils, hubby and me, just to celebrate my new porcelain Urn, without the lid I could arrange some fresh flowers too, I think, do you?
I will be participating at the following parties:
Pink Saturday at:  http://howsweetthesound.blogspot.com/
Favorite Things Saturday
Happy to Design at meme:  Sunday Favorites
  Seasonal Sundays at: http://thetablescaper  Metamorphosis Monday at: http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/blogspot.com
Table Top Tuesday.
Thanking all the nice hostesses for this great parties and all of you, my dear blog friends, in advance,  for all your lovely visits, as I appreciate them so very much.
Love and hugs.
FABBY

66 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Fabby, What an exquisite urn! This post is filled with such beautiful treasures. Such a flair you have for presentation. Thank you for sharing and I wish you a nice weekend.

Holly said...

This is so exquisite!! YOur husband did good!! Your pictures look like they are from a magazine. Beautiful post!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Barbara F. said...

Fabby, your tea looked so lovely and the sweets look so delicious! Especially the churros! The urn is beautiful and yes, it would be a fabulous vase too. xo,

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

That Urn is so pretty...your husband does have a good eye for beauty. I have to say that your table looks amazing and yes the urn does set it off.
HPS
Michelle

Marydon said...

Oh, Fabby, your urn is absolutely breathtaking. What a beauty ... your table setting is awesome, elegant & so inviting.

Have a beautiful PINK weekend.
TTFN ~
Marydon

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afternoon tea said...

The urn is exquisite. It matches all your other beautiful items. I love looking at your pictures, very inspirational.
AT

LDH said...

Dear Fabby,

Your table setting is so lovely and the urn is beyond gorgeous! A very thoughtful and loving gift from your husband!

Sounds like you all had a very special Mother's Day!

So nice stopping by to visit with you!

Kindly, Lorraine

Marlis said...

Fabby, that is one beautiful piece. Your husband has excellent taste and knows his stuff, that is for sure. Your marble topped table.. well that is fabulous too. And all the heirlooms that you get to use along their journey are fabulous.. You are so blessed.

A Few Pennies said...

How beautiful! Your tablescape is lovely.

Olivia said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous urn! Pretty rose teacups too! Happy Pink Saturday.
Hugs,
Olivia

suesueb said...

What a wonderful gift! It is so gorgeous and how fabulous that your husband knows you so well. Your table is also gorgeous and the food looks delicious. Hope you have a beautiful pink saturday!

Atelier de Charo said...

Hola Fabby, esa urna es una verdadera joya, preciosa!
Qué tal regalo!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Fabby~ what a gorgeous setting! Your pictures are beautiful and those dishes are so pretty! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Rosetta said...

Adoro le tazze e il portadolci,molto belle le posate!Happy weekend,Rosetta

Rettabug said...

Oh my Fabby....your Mothers Day gift is FABULOUS!! What a wonderfully thoughtful gift from a guy who knows his stuff! It looks BEAUTIFUL with all your other lovely treasures. I'm jealous!!!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my goodness the urn is beautiful!!!!! Your breakfast table is also a real beauty. Enjoy your time together with such delcious treats. Thank you for sharing it with us!

xinex said...

Oh Fabby, what an absolutely sweet husband you have and with great taste too! I love the urn. European urns are just so exquisite. It looks so pretty with all your gorgeous tableware....Christine

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Lucky girl you are to have a hubby with such wonderful taste! Your table is lovely.

Richard Cottrell said...

What a beautiful urn. What a nice and loving husband. I love the roses, they are my favorite. I bet you deserve it! Richard at My Old Historic House

Amanda said...

Wow that is really beautiful, what a wonderful gift, such a thoughtful hubby :)

Betty said...

Just Fantastic!!! I love your blog and I will be a new follower after I write this comment. I love Churros. I have had them in Mexico. Your home is beauttiful.
Bless you,
Betty

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, your husband has a keen eye for antiques and beautiful things. I love this gorgeous urn and I also think it would look fabulous with some flowers in it. Have a great day!

CJ said...

What a gorgeous urn! Your husband is a rock star! Love the tea table, silver, MIL's initialed server, et. al. What a beautiful post. Thanks also for visiting my site. I'll visit yours often! ~CJ

dlmsliceofpie said...

What a beautiful post ... and a fantastic gift! Your tables are beautiful ... as always. Thanks for sharing ... and for visiting me.

Sarah said...

So pretty! What a great gift!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Janet said...

what a beautiful and thoughtful gift from your husband!!! It looks just perfect on your table! Janet

Lorraine said...

Wow... everything is absolutely beautiful.
You write perfect English.
Please visit my blog too!
Big Hug from New York.
Lorraine

SavannahGranny said...

Oh Fabby, The German Urn is breathtakingly beautiful. I had gasp at the beauty of it. So sweet of hubby to bring it home to you. Yes, he does have great knowledge and great taste.
I enjoyed looking at you tea party. Each element is exquisite. I can just see the baby licking the bread. So cute. Aren't we so glad that they are spontaneous. Such pure fun.
Thanks for you visit and thoughtful comments.
Have a great week. Ginger

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous urn!!! You have one special husband. I also love that three tier server, just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Maria said...

Fabiola, thank you for stopping by my blog! One of the things I love about blogging is connecting with such interesting people from all over the globe. Your granddaughters are beautiful and I love their names, especially Cayetana's. It reminds me of Menotti's opera, Goya - Goya called the Duchess of Alba, Cayetana. Encantada de conocerte!

Dolores said...

Your husband is so thoughtful and has such good taste in beautiful dishes....
Your table and the urn are fabulous!
The sweets look delicious!!!

Cindy said...

Fabby, your hubby did good! What a beautiful urn! Your table is beautiful, like always and your food looks YUMMY...fabulous!!! :)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Fabby,

Love the urn and your silver on the table is so lovely!!! Your hubby did good. Thanks for stopping by Shadymont. Have a great Sunday!

Maria said...

Fabby: I got your second note. Both my parents are Cuban and I was born in Cuba. I came to the U.S. when I was eleven years old and lived in Astoria for the first two years of our lives in America. Isn't that a coincidence?! I'll see you in blogland! I'm looking forward to more of your posts!

Babs said...

Fabby, You DID have a happy Mother's Day. The exquisite urn is the star of your table. Your husband has excellent taste... but then you already knew that..:) Have a happy Sunday,
Babs

Dianne said...

Fabby,
Your husband has great taste. How sweet of him to give you something that is so beautiful. Dianne

shopannies said...

oh it looks like you made out pretty well for mothers day love your beautiful collection of goodies

Sunny Simple Life said...

How very lovely and elegant your table is and your urn is just beautiful.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fabby, You sure set a beautiful table and all the goodies are making me hungry. And that vase he gave you is just gorgeous. Love the pink roses. Hope you are having a sweet day. xo Lynn

Scribbler said...

Aren't you the lucky woman! My Sweet Husband has finally decided that he does better with a gift card! That way his purchase doesn't get returned. ;-)

Your piece is absolutely exquisite.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Fabby the urn is stunning. What a wonderful gift. I am sure you will always treasure it. It really is beautiful. Your tablescape is stunning also and all the wonderful yummies to enjoy. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

My...ohhh my!!! I have fallen in love with your beautiful antique German urn, Fabby! What a dear, sweet husband you have...to gift you with this gorgeous urn for Mother's Day! Your honey certainly does have great taste! Your urn looks fabulous on your pretty marble top table...it's perfect! Ohhh...and what a lovely and sweet tea that you prepared! Mmmm...everything looks sooo yummy! I haven't had charros for such a long time...they sound delicious!

Thank you so much for joining in with the Sunday Favorites party this week! And...thank you so much for the lovely note that you left for me! I always enjoy your visits, dear friend!

Have a super Sunday!
Chari

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Now that is one gorgeous table!!
And boy does your hubby treat you right!
Great tablescape, you are very good at them!
Hugs,
Cindy

John said...

How precious your day was!

Kathleen said...

What beautiful gifts, post worthy for sure! I love churros!
Thanks so much for your kind words!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

Your antique German urn is GORGEOUS!! What a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Your table set for tea is just beautiful -- love the dishes and the silver tea set. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your sweet comments about the Wilmington house tour. I'm very glad you enjoyed it!

Hugs,

Denise

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

What a sweet, sweet & thoughtful gift from your hubby. The urn is stunningly beautiful!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh My Goodness! What a gorgeous urn! Aren't you the lucky one? That is so beautiful. Love the post. And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Oh, yes, it is wonderful to collect! You are my kind of person. Have a great time finding your treasures. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous and so inviting!
Thanks for saying hi!
Xo

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Fabby Beautiful china with glittering silveries... its absolutely pretty... the pattern on china is so beautiful... I wish I can go for a tablescape...
Hope you like to visit and love to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Pat said...

What a gorgeous Mother's Day gift, Fabby. It's beautiful sitting there in the middle of your beautiful table.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! What a wonderful husband! Your silver set is so nice, too!

So many possibilities!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Fabby, everything is just beautiful!! The urn is so pretty and your silver pieces are beautiful! The dessert looks yummy too:) Have a great week, Martina

vignette design said...

Your new urn is so gorgeous. How lucky your husband knows just what to buy! I love how you incorporated it into your lovely table setting. Such lovely silver pieces so lovingly displayed! ~Delores

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This urn is a beauty! so wonderful to have a husband who knows about such things. The whole table looked lovely by the way!

lvroftiques said...

Fabby your lidded urn is gorgeous!! Your hubby did GREAT!! And I LOVE your marble table! ...AND everything on it! Soooo beautiful in every way! *sighs* Is Ecuador a great place for antiquing? Because you have such lovely pieces. If so, I NEED to put it on my "must go" list *winks* Vanna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Fabby, it is so nice to meet you. Your new urn is gorgeous! what a beauty. Your table is rich and inviting. You definetly have a gift of putting it together.
hugs ~lynne~

Liz- said...

You always put together such nice table settings! I love what your husband bought! I'm jealous! My husband never would take the risk and buy something like that for me! He really knows you and obviously has good taste!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love coming over to see your Beautiful posts ~~~ All your pictures are like looking at a lovely Magazine !!! I miss your lovely comments on my Tablescapes sweet lady. I Hope you and your lovely family have a Great Week.
XXOO
Diane

podso said...

Such a beautiful table Fabby! And your husband has a great eye for beauty...the urn is perfect.

Diane said...

OMGosh, you are a lucky woman. That urn is gorgeous. Your hubby did good Ü

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie. Drop by again anytime Ÿ

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby, Ia am a bit late with my visit but hopefully some cookies and one cup of tea is still left. At least this beautiful urn will be there to see the beauty with my own eyes. Isn't your hubby a real sweetheart? But I guess, you are a sweetheart, too, and deserved well such a luxury gift. The wonderful urn is a real treasure for every tablesetting and looks without flowers just perfect. Thank you for sharing this delight.
Best greetings, Johanna

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Fabby,

What a beautiful gift from your husband, exquisity urn, love the gorgeous details and color on it and it's handpainted too!! love the tea table too, yummy food and gorgeous teacups and silver teaset, everything looks beautiful!! I know i should add exercise to my daily routine coz i'm in need of losing weight and i dont even have children though still trying :) sigh well i guess i should go on a diet soon as i feel myself getting heavier and heavier! thank you for dropping by and leave a lovely comment, cross stitch is my obsession lately :)

Terri said...

Fabby, your mother's day tea setting is gorgeous, and your new urn is really beautiful and romantic! What an amazing gift! I am so glad you had such a great day.
Hugs,
Terri

Dawn said...

Ok OK enough photos already I am SO HUNGRY now ;0) the urn is yum and if you have had a factory I would expect him to know a bit about china/pottery etc

Love Dawn xx

Diann said...

Oh, everything is so gorgeous! that urn is beatufiul! what a lovely gift!!