Wednesday, June 22, 2011

FABBY: Sofia's Dishes by Me

 Here it is my very fav dishes I made for my daughter Sofia when she got married. The borders are imitating the native men's embroidery cuffs and the women's blouses collars and of course, the roses, everything is embroidered on their apparel.
 I love this pretty rooster on the sugar bowl, since it was hand made, every piece was different and so was the decorations.
 The oil and vinegar decanters. The napkin rings.  She has lots of serving pieces, tea cups and everything you can imagin, it's very difficult to show in a table setting everything!
She has a set of three of these serving platters, large, med. and small...this one is the medium.  I love it!
 The butter dish with the lid... can also be used for cheese.
 The entire table with the French wine glasses.  The center piece is Italian, it was a gift from an Italian friend from NY., now she owns it!
 The tureen and the dessert bowl.
Little  expresso cups with a small pitcher.
 The three pieces I used, the dinner plate and the plate for the onion soup bowl with an onion in the can put it in the oven with the soup and bring it directly to the table.
 A close up of the hand made onion and the  pitcher.
 The beautiful dinner can see the  work on it, it really looks like the embroidery they do here on the clothing.
 The plates.

 I had to take a photo of Sofia's gorgeous, vintage hutch from Holland...I love this piece and the wood  carvings on it!
 Victoria's cake in the corner.  She has beautiful ginger jars too, she collects them, European and Oriental, she must have at least a dozen of them, all over the house. Bellow the foot of the hutch.
This china is really my very favorite of the ones I used to design at my husband's ceramic co.  The borders imitate embroidery of the men's cuffs on their shirts and the collars,  of the women's blouses and of course the embroidery of the roses. I made this one when Sofia got married, just for her!  Hope you like this tablescape I did at my daughter Sofia's town- house, now that we where there for Victoria's b'day bash and Father's Day.  Thanks in advance for your lovely visits.               Love, Fabby
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Aledia said...

Fabby! These are amazing I just LOVE the colors and the design! What a beautiful table setting. I hope you are doing well, Have a great night! (hugs) Aledia~

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Fabby,beautiful tablescape oh my God she has a lot nice pcs.
have nice time we your family!

Poppy said...

Wow, beautiful collection of china! I love the colors and the design on them... each and every piece looks gorgeous. And I love Sofia's gorgeous hutch... such a lovely piece! Thanks for sharing with us.Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Barbara F. said...

Fabby, now I know why that is your name - you are fabulous! The dishes are beautiful and to be cherished as a family heirloom. xo,

NYCLQ said...

FABULOUS FABBY!! The pattern and the colors of the dinnerware are SOO pretty! And so is the beautiful piece from Holland!! Love the pitcher, platter and O&V decanters!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ I greatly appreciate the visit! enJOY the rest of your week!

:D Lynda

Marigene said...

I can see why those dishes are your favorites, they are stunning, so beautiful.
Have a wonderful week, Fabby.

carolinajewel said...

That china is fabulous! No wonder it is your favorite! I love how the border really looked like drawn work embroidery and the tablecloth went with it so well. I can't believe all the different pieces - onion soups, different platters, etc. Gorgeous!

Dianne said...

Fabby, That pattern is beautiful. You are such a talented designer and it shows not just in the dishes you designed, but in your tables and your lovely home. Dianne

Entertaining Women said...

I've always enjoyed painting the tole style roses...such fun to double-load the brush to achieve the shading. Your designs are gorgeous. I particularly like the finial handles on the different lidded pieces. Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs. Cherry Kay

Lizabeth said...

Just beautiful! Your design is so lovely! You had great vision! She's lucky to have this heritgage! The cabinet from Holland is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning table as always!The china collection is great. Beautiful shots!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

xinex said...

Oh how I wish you had not stopped making dishes, Fabby. You are so talented and creative. I think these are one of my favorites. I really love the colors and the pattern. Thank you for sharing them with us. And I agree with you, the cabinet is gorgeous!...Christine

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh My Goodness! I have a NEW SET OF DISHES to "DREAM" about! "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these"! They would be my very favorite...I SO want that sugar bowl(AHHHHH!) It's gorgeous!!! You are "SO Very Creative"! Thank you for sharing this with us... Now I'm on my way back to study each and every piece.
Big Hugs to you,

jo said...

Fabby you never cease to amaze me. You are such a talented lady. Your daughter is one lucky girl and I am very envious. She has been given such a wonderful present from you. I'm sure that she will get great pleasure from handing down the set to one of her daughters.

I can see why you love this set the most, the colours are beautiful.

Maria said...

I have just one word for you: Talented! This china is beautiful! You did an amazing job!

Pegasuslegend said...

this is gorgeous lovely settings!

HHL said...

This is truly a beautiful setting and that you designed it for your daughter priceless!!! The bunny cake was adorable .... thanks visiting from TT BNOTP ...xo HHL

A Toile Tale said... MADE these dishes?????????? Oh, Lordy, these sure are special. They're beautiful, they're unique and they're used here in a very lovely way. Thank you for sharing this very special table.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Light and Voices said...

Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. Such memories. You made the dishes for the tablescape. Very nice.
Joyce M

Diann said...

This dish set is just gorgeous Fabby! The designs and colors are so beautiful. The whole table looks stunning!

Dolores said...

Oh my goodness, how lucky your daughter is to have this fabulous/gorgeous china, and to have so many beautiful and interesting pieces. Best of all it's made by her mom. What treasures!

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh Fabby, I love those dishes. They are about the cutest I have seen. Very sweet and some what country, I could use them and be very happy. Sorry I have missed you, caught up now. Thanks for stopping by. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Susan said...

This is a beautiful tablescape!

marlis said...

FAbby. this table is so maazing. I love the turquoise and the lace.. wow it's fabulous. I say every one you have done is my favorite because each setting shows off your talent and your great eye for design. Many blessings, marlis

The Polka Dot Closet said...

These pieces are gorgeous! They remind me a little of Majolica. What a fabulous gift to your daughter. Thank you for your comment on Casey, I guess the story did go international, everyone passionately agrees with you!


Extra! Extra! Blog All About It said...

Beautiful! So very talented. She is one blessed girl!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


Patricia Torres said...

Oh my gosh.. what lovely tablescapes... Fabby!! you are super talented.. I'm following you now!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Fabby, these dishes are absolutely beautiful! No wonder they are your favorites. You set a truly lovely table with these pieces. I know your daughter must love them, too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Fabby this has to be the most beautiful set of dishes I have ever seen! So unique and stunning! What a treasure and heritage to pass down in the family. Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful tablescape.

Jocelyn @

Babs said...

Fabby, Love Sofia's dishes and I love the history about them. How special that you made them just for her. A treasure to use and love.
Fabby, you create so much beauty. Do you find you still look at things and still get ideas for designs?
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to come here and say THANK YOU for the comment.
I have now looked around in your blog and I see a lot of love to people and things around you.

Here in Sweden is a big day today and tomorrow.
It´s Midsummerseve now and many people celebrate with friends and family.
Me... I`m not in the mood right now. Just taking it easy.
Started working again some months ago after cancertreatment, so I haven´t recovered to the fullest yet.
I hope you forgive if I spell wrong.
I have put a translate button to my blog now, but it turns out quite funny sometimes...

Take care and the table setting was beautiful!!

Glad midsommar!

Jorgelina said...

Happy pink saturday!

LV said...

I am in awe at the talent you have. I have never seen such beautiful dishes and all hand made. Amazing. Thank you for sharing so many pretty things. I appreciate your visit and being one of my followers.

Annesphamily said...

This is just wonderful! I am drooling! What a terrific table you set here! Enjoy the family! HPS! Anne

Keetha Broyles said...

Love all your color!

Lynn said...

Thank you for stopping by blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I just love your tablescape and the dishes you made for your daughter. Such happy dishes. The colors, design just make me smile when I think of a family sitting around the table enjoying the meal and each other and the beautiful dishes. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Fabby the dishes are so beautiful and colorful!! Makes for a gorgeous table!

Susie Jefferson said...

Absolutely beautiful - you are SO talented. A whole dinner service - my goodness, what a labour of love.

Happy Pink Saturday, and hugs from the UK!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful... but, I especially love the chanelier!
Love, Lorraine

Marydon said...

You made these, Fabby?!! How stunning! You are one talented lady & your daughter is one very blessed girl to have her treasures hand created by hermother.

Have a beautiful PS week~

Anonymous said...

Fabby...this sure takes me back to when I got married in 1955..a very young 18 and we were Navy people then...I LOVED the pinks of that decade and longed for them, but never could afford them at that
You brought back a lot of memories with the Melmac dishes and other objects....I enjoying looking at everything and how beautifully you arranged the table.
Quite the "eye candy". Thank you for sharing.....I always love to see your blogs!!
I am happy to tell you I now have
a LOT of pink in my house, and I collect lots of objects in that a little late,, but I have my dream pink now!! And my hubby does not mind one bit!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Fabby! I am speachless! Words just don't express the handmade beauty and love that went into all this gorgeous dinnerware. YOur design and colors are so uplifting and beautiful!
YOur daughter must be thrilled!

Tnank you so much for supporting ON THE MENU MONDAY! I am a little nervous and very excited. YOu are so sweet to be there with me on the very first party! Bless your heart!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said... gosh over the top gorgeous pottery! Love all of it! Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

afternoon tea said...

I love that pattern. Especially the soup bowls, and the dinner plates, ok, I like all of it. :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Fabby, These dishes are beautiful and you are so talented! The napkin rings and onion topped soup bowls are especially interesting! I'm sure your daughter must love them. Linda

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Fabby...

Ohhh my goodness, Girlfriend...I just stand in awe!!! The dishes that you designed and created for Sofie are magnicent!!! Truly!!! I love that you brought the embroidery of the native clothing of your country into the design on the dishware! It really does look like embroidery, my friend! Sooo very pretty! And...I love all the colors that you used as well! I really like all the covered pots and bowls...the cute handles just steal my heart away!!!

Ohhh my, your Sofie is a very special lady indeed! To receive such a special gift...handcrafted by her very own mama! These will definitely be "heirloom" dishes...passed down to the daughters!!! Fabby, thank you sooo very much for sharing this fabulous set of dishes with us...this was such a delight!!! Also, thank you for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites this week! So happy to have you, dear friend!

Love ya,

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I know I've said this before, but I am IN AWE of the dishes that you make. Gorgeous! And that hutch! Wow!

Linda said...

Okay. Those dishes you created are killing me! You are a fabulous Fabby designer. And I love the concept of taking the designs from emboridered clothing. Love Love the soup bowl with lids. I have some Polish dishes with lids for soup and they are wonderful. The colors you've used on those dishes are so happy. When I see designs such as yours it makes me smile. Such a happy setting. What a talent you are and your daughter is a lucky girl.


Rettabug said...

Oh my word....these dishes are FABULOUS!! No wonder that is your nickname, Sweetie! Such fine attention to detail. I loved seeing them in your DD's vintage chest...soooo special.
Thanks for sharing a peek at all her pretty things.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Fabby! This is the most beautiful dinnerware I have ever seen. I can see why they are your favorite. Your daughter's hutch is fabulous.

Kathleen said...

Those dishes are Fabby lous! :)
What a lucky daughter you have!

Anonymous said...

Hey Fabby, I'm back, just drooling over the pie,save me a slice!

lvroftiques said...

OMG!! They are TDF!! I've rarely seen a set I've loved more!! Your lucky lucky daughter!! The hutch is gorgy too...but those dishes....*SWOONS* Vanna

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Fabby, what a treasure you gave your daughter -- and her future generations! Your china design is remarkable, and I love where you got your inspiration. Such a beautiful table!