Thursday, July 28, 2011

FABBY: Antique Brass Candlesticks

OK, here we go, I'm doing what I love the most. ...Tablescaping!!  That's why I'm using my dear mil's antique, church candlesticks, she gave me a long time ago, I don't remember when; my husband thinks that they might be French because of the "fleur de lys" in the foot of each...what do you think?  I used a pretty brass fruit bowl with pedestal for the  flowers as a centerpiece, they go well together even empty. I also used my mil's 71 yr. old china, because it goes well with the place mats... you've seen before in another post!
 The two candlesticks and flower centerpiece.
 I love this tiny silver salt bowl with tiniest spoon!  Vintage, from a great aunt.
  Silver-plated tray and salt and pepper shakers.  
 A few vintage things like the clock, that was my fil's.  The porcelain pieces are also vintage.
 The placemats also came with a round doily, here with the cups ready for coffee after dinner.
 My mil's china  with the roses, which pairs well with the rose chintz of the placemats.
 My reticulated chargers that go with so many dishes.
 Here is the "fleur de lys" in the foot of the candlestick.
 One of the two big platters.   My mil's initials are engraved in the serving silver piece.
 The stemware is French, we inherited from my mil too.

 In this photo you can appreciate the placemats...I'm so glad mother gave them to me!  Bellow, the entire tablescape with my Italian brass lamp fixture.
I also want to show you my pretty, English chintz placemats, my mom just gave me, a one time gift from a friend that used to work in Fortunoff's, NYC, the beautiful store that now has shot it's doors...what a shame!   You can use both sides as the other side comes in stripes in the color of the roses of the chintz's, for a more casual table.  I hope you like this couple of elements I haven't used before in my tablescapes.
Thanking all of you, my dear friends in advance for all your wonderful visits and lovely comments.
Thanks once more to the lovely hostesses of the great parties for having me.  I will be linking to the following parties, I hope you do too and join the fun!
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Throwback Thursday at:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at:
Feathered Nest Friday at:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at:
Home sweet Home at:
Show and Tell Friday at:
Open House Friday at:
Pink Saturday at:
A Few of my Favorite Things Saturday at:
Sunday Favorites at:
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  1. Delicata e romantica questa tavola!Mi piacciono le fantasie con le rose,i candelabri e l'orologio al muro.Baci,Rosetta

  2. Fabby, Gorgeous! The candlesticks are stunning and work beautifully with your chandelier. I love your placemats, too, and of course your silver. I guess I'm old fashioned, but I love seeing polished silver. :)
    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful treasures.

  3. Fabby, your dining room is gorgeous and your tablescape is stunning. Such lovely placemats and the china and crystal is beautiful. I love the chandelier and the candlesticks and floral bowl. I really like brass or gold and I am so glad it is making a huge comeback. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

  4. Fabby,

    Gorgeous items! Love the candlesticks, the placemats, the it all! Great post!


  5. Fabby everything is just gorgeous! The candlesticks are beautiful and add such elegance to the table.

    Jocelyn @

  6. Very elegant...I love the quilted placemats, they really give the table an extra special touch....I have a few sets of those myself...I can never resist quilted ones when I run across them...It's nice that they are reversible too :) Thanks for sharing your table ideas

  7. Fabby, I love flowered dishes and yours are so pretty. Also, the placemats are beautiful and a perfect match to the dishes. The candlesticks and chandelier are very beautiful. A lovely table! Blessings, Pamela

  8. Ma chère Fabby, Je ne saurais vous dire si vos bougeoirs sont français... J'ai bien peur que non. Le haut en forme d'étoile ne correspond pas vraiment à ce que l'on peut voir chez nous. En revanche, peut-être un peu plus anglais.
    Très jolie publication. Vous avez une jolie maison décorée avec beaucoup de goût, avec un style très "british" (anglais pour les français!)

  9. Oh, kiddo, I just might sell one of my kids for a set of those white chargers! Wow -- they are spectacular.

    Gorgeous table ... and I love the old brass, too. I recently found a whole box of old brass candlesticks in our cellar. I think some polishing is in my future.

    Your settings are beautiful!

  10. Such gorgeous things - too many to list but I'll try! Those candlesticks and the chargers are just gorgeous! As is the whole table and room! So nice to have your in law's things and be able to use them!

  11. I just love brass candlesticks,never seem to have enough. I think your chandelier is TDF for also. Pop by soon. Richard from My Old Historic House

  12. Oh Fabby My friend, you have excelled yourself. Mind you I always think that. lol

    The brass candlesticks are so gorgeous, and the china....oooh and the silver....oooh and the placemats......Oh flip I could go on and on. You know that I am your biggest fan. I spend ages dissecting your tables and vignettes.

    I wish I lived closer, I would invite myself over and insist that you lay a table just for me, so that I could just sit and wonder at it!

    Well done another triumph!!

    Best wishes Jo

  13. Such a beautiful table setting Miss Fabby!!! The candlesticks are wonderful, and I'll bet you can use them for so many wonderful tablescapes! It is so good to get back to Tablescape Thursday and your beautiful tables! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  14. Dear Fabby,

    Everything is just beautiful, the setting and the tabe look wonderful.

    Loved the candle sticks and other silverware aswell.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lots of Love,
    Karin Şen Cankan

  15. Fabby, what a beautiful table set with your new placemats - and how wonderful that you have so many lovely family treasures to use. That little salt cellar and spoon just makes me smile. So glad you shared!

  16. I love everything and anything chintzy so those place-mats are a big hit with me! I do love your whole tablescape though-gorgeous as usual!

    Hope you have had a great week and best wishes for a fabulous weekend!

  17. Beautiful table-scape, with flowered dishes, quilted placemats, polished silver, stunning candlesticks all very well displayed and photographed. Have a super duper Friday.

  18. Hi Fabby,
    Now this is simply gorgeous. I love your candlesticks and your beautiful dishes. The charges are so pretty and lacy. Love those.
    The silver is stunning. I just love how you put everything together. So inviting. When is dinner?
    Blessings to you,
    Celestina Marie xo

  19. Morning, Fabby! Oh, those are beautiful candlesticks and look so pretty with all of your lovely things. Your silver is gorgeous! You have everything! :) Your table is so pretty and I always appreciate you popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. Oh Fabby, what TREASURES you have inherited!!!!!!! The candlesticks are gorgeous!!!! How did your MIL get them from a church? I bet that is a great story! The dishes remind me so much of my Grandmother's china that my son now has. So many dinner were eaten off those dishes!!!! So many holidays. Yoour table looks just beautiful!!! XO, Pinky

  21. Those candlesticks are fabulous and are the perfect addition to your beautiful tablescape! I love the china and placemats. You have such a beautiful dining room, too.

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  22. What a beautiful setting! I love the chintz place setting!

  23. Oh Fabby! You know how much I love and appreciate your things. Just like you said, we have similar tastes. Gorgeous, my firend, everything on the table is. Love the china, the pattern, color, love the candlesticks and all the silver pieces. I would love to go to your house and just oooh and aaah at everything I lok at.....Christine

  24. The candlesticks are wonderful and so up high their candlelight should shed some nice light on your table. And I love your MIL's dishes! And I have now caught up on your new kitchen ...I am just stunned at how organized it is with everything thought of! How I would love to have drawers rather than cupboards below. Thanks for the glimpse of your breakfast nook and the view out your window. When I see your place I feel like I am back in the apt we stayed in in Quito, way up high with some of the same gorgeous wood! Have a great wekeend and thanks for the birthday wishes!

  25. Fabby, such an elegant table you have set. I just love all of your silver and those charges are just beautiful. Such wonderful treasures you have.
    Marianne :)

  26. Hi Fabby,
    Your table is beautiful, your very old china is so lovely and looks so nice with the place mats. Very nice tablescape!
    Hugs, Cindy

  27. Ola Fabbyme encanta tu casa y tus muebles son tan elegante y clasico tienes muy buen gusto tu tablesacape es precioso y elegante muy lido tu arreglo foral los candelabros esta precioso u bonito regalo de familia.
    Dios te cuide

  28. Such a beautiful table. I love those candlestick holders and all of the touches of color. I'm thrilled that you'll be bringing this post to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  29. Love, love, love those chargers! They are absolutely beautiful.

  30. Your tablescape is beautiful! I love the candlesticks.

  31. You set the most beautiful table here. I love all your silver and antique. So gorgeous.

  32. Fabulous table... love the brass candlesticks... beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday.. thanks for stopping by French Lique! Dixie

  33. Everything on your table is gorgeous! I love the candlesticks and the china. Beautiful placemats and flowers. It all blends into a lovely tablescape. Thank you for your sweet visit too.

  34. Just beautiful table Fabby! and those candlesticks are gorgeous!! thank you for joining TTF andhave a fun weekend!

  35. So pretty & so very elegant! You've made a beautiful table.

  36. Fabby, those placemats are fabulous.. really wonderful. I love chintz. The candlesticks are really pretty too. Oh gosh, so many pretty things, this table turned out beautiful. As all yours do. That tiny salt cellar stole my heart! Many blessings, xo marlis

  37. Wow! fantastic! I love everything!!

    you're invite to my party Step by step on tuesday!

    I hope you!

  38. You sure know how to dress a table! Happy PS!

  39. You had me at "Fabby" What a great name! I want to pull up a chair at this lovely table!
    Thank you for stopping by!
    Kerry at

  40. What a beautifully set table! Love your placemats & china~ what wonderful family heirlooms you have!

  41. Hi Fabby...

    Oooh...gorgeous table, my friend! It's quite elegant! I love mixing gold with just sings "rich and exquisite" to me! I love your antique candleholders and the floral centerpiece! What a beautiful china pattern and it looks so pretty with your new chintz placemats! Such beautiful, soft, summery colors! Okay, I have to tell you...I just love your reticulated charger plates! What I would do for a set of those! Hehe! Well my dear friend, your table is fabulous and I'm so glad that you are sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Fabby!

  42. Fabby, This table setting is gorgeous. First of all the china is lovely with the sweet flowers and gold trim. You mil must have taken great care with her treasures.
    The candlesticks are a special touch. i love how most of you accessories have special meaning and family connections.Your entire table speaks elegance as do you.
    I still can't get over you fab kitchen and the views.
    Thank for sharing your life, Ginger :)

  43. Your tablescape is so romantic. The color of the flowers are so beautiful on the dark wood of your dining table. The candlesticks are a perfect pick for this TC. They are so elegant. Love your china and stemware. Beautiful.

    the French Hutch

  44. OH FABBY!!!!
    The ornatieness (is that a word? well I just made it a word!) of those candlesticks is to DIE FOR!! I adore anything with that much detail work...plain and simple just isn't me!
    I came for the candle holders, but left wanted your mats for sure and wouldn't mind claiming a few pieces of silver for myself!
    I love seeing you over at my blog and I have such limited time to blog hop but I had to make it over here to drool for awhile.....your kitchen is a :*~:*~dream:*~:*~I might even like to cook there (see how I said "might" ~giggle~


  45. Hi lovely lady.
    Your new Tablescapes are goreous with your beautiful China and candlesticks!!! You are so good putting this dinner party together just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with me..
    I hope you have a great week ~~
    XXOO Diane

  46. Fabby I thought we had "talked" about this before when I said something about Quayaquil (sp) but maybe I read another blog from Ecuador? Anyway, I was in Quito a long time ago, (20) but in fact today I carried to church one of the shawls I bought there! Also to Quayaquil but then on to other SA Countries. The night we arrived there was an earthquake and we found out the next morning the entire building had evacuated for the night except for us on the top floor!

  47. Fabby,

    I love the candlesticks, a beautiful compliment to the china! Thanks for sharing! I hope you can join Design Gives Back blog party the week of August 12th-18th for a story to warm your heart!HPS!-Sher

  48. Totally gorgeous table-setting, Fabby! I love all of the soft pastel colors in the china, placemats and the sparkle of the crystal...truly a beautiful table! The candlesticks and chandelier just top off the entire arrange-'ment. You always have the prettiest table-settings and have such a creative flair with simple, everyday things to the exquisite and elgnant, too!! There is always a lot of "eye-candy" in your postingsm which I enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing yet another fantastic tablescope.....I look forward to seeing more.
    Have a great week.....Francy

  49. Hello Fabby,
    thats again a wonderful tablescape. The brass candleholders are so pretty. I don't know from where they are, but they are oustanding. Just the right thing for your table. You combined wonderful china, silver and the beloved placemats. I am sure your Mil as your Mother would love this table, too.
    Wish you a wonderful week.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  50. Oh my you have inherited such lovely things. Your tablescape is divine!

  51. Fabby -
    I don't know if those candlesticks are French or not, but they sure are pretty!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  52. Your candlesticks are just amazing. So ornate and your table is lovely! Just saw your kitchen remodel, fabulous design and cabinetry. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

  53. I read that brass is the new trend metal for the coming year....yeaaaa for us! Your wonderful creamware reticulated charger plates are on my want list. They are beautiful! Of course, I love that you've honored your family by using your family treasures. They are just always the very best. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  54. How nice to have beautiful items from both mothers! Beautiful table!

  55. Hi Fabby! The candlesticks are beautiful and I love the tablescape. Thank you for sharing this pretty table at my Open House party.

  56. Fabby, Luvvvvvvvv the candlesticks and the reticulated plates. So nice that you have things from your mother-in-law that you enjoy using. Summer

  57. Your table is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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