Sunday, August 7, 2011

FABBY: New and Old

The Thai lamp was in the dining room before. 
 This is what the antique dresser, that was my hubby's grandparents, looked before.
 This is what it looks now with the gorgeous hand sculpted, Foo Dog couple, NEW adquisitions.
 Here you can see the female foo dog holding the baby.  (Sofia with the grands, left, we at right))
 You can appreciate in the male foo dog's very intriquete work.
 The beautiful wood work of the antique Spanish dresser.
 The girl at the left is my daughter Alexandra.
 A small chinese wooden box that was my mil's...sorry all the glare.

 This is what it looks like as you come in from the foyer now, with the vintage Italian table and the dresser in the background.
 The dresser is flanked by two French chairs I love, they're small, but  so confortable, too.
 Another NEW adquisition.  This modern, very etherial lamp I bought at my daughter Sofia's store at  50% off!   They have gorgeous lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, chandies, etc.
 The discs in the lamp are glass.  A painting of my granddaughters when they were very young.
 The floor lamp next to the chinese chinoserie, or desk, which is in the wall in front of the dresser.
 A lot of people have asked me about this chair...well, it was my mil's, it's an Scandinavian vintage chair, that later we had apholstered with (real, oops!) leopard skin.  I don't wear my fur coats any more, by the way... but the chair is here, as a piece of art,  I love her.
 We painted her black, it was natural wood originally.
 The mantel vignette before.
 The mantel now, with my hubby's grandparents, antique, art nuvou, French porcelain, flower vase, it has his grandparents initials engraved and they're just like ours, CA, that's why she left us.
 My beloved mil, Eulalia, she passed away 2 1/2 yrs. ago at 88, she's here with my hubby, Alejandro...(Alex to me)
 Bellow, the pretty NEW rice picker, Thai figure; she stands now in a turn of the past 20th. century, alcanfor chinese, hand decorated trunk, where my hubby's grandmother kept her linens and lace.
My hubby and I , while visiting our daughter two weeks ago, we went into this great store where they have gorgeous decorating things, trendy and classic and we both fell in love with this two hand sculptured, marvelous Foo Dogs aaand they were on sale with 40% off, so they followed us home!  Hope you like our modern touch with the floor lamp too.  I also hope you like the before and after vignette changes.  Thank you for your wonderful visits, I'm always thrilled  to hear from you.
I will also be joining the following terrific parties and thanking the lovely hostesses; I hope you join too.       Lots of love.                                    FABBY

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabby, your home is gorgeous and you have such beautiful treasures and antiques. It is always a feast for the eyes to see your pictures. Hugs, Marty

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Fabby your home it so beautiful youhave so many fine pcs bery nice hause I loved.

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, your home is so lovely with so many beautiful furnishings. I love the antique dresser in the foyer with it's beautiful patina. Your display on top is very nice. You mentioned the real leopard on the chair. My grandmother had a real female lion skin with head and also a leopard one on the living room floor. As small children we were always facinated with them and loved to touch their teeth and eyeballs!! I don't know what became of them or who actually killed them. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us. Pamela

Rettabug said...

Oh my....*big sigh*...Fabby, you have such a WONDERFUL home with so many special items, its hard to know where to start! I love it all, & I especially love the fact that you treasure the old, family heirlooms that you've been chosen to care for.
Just gorgeous!


Oh & I liked your pasta table, too!

Richard Cottrell said...

Fab. as usual Fabby. I love seeing your beautiful treasures.Richard from My Old Historic house.

xinex said...

I love what you did, Fabby. Your furniture are so exquisite, I just love them sll! Your newly bought items are really pretty and you know which one I like the most? The art nouveau pot, but only second to your lovely pictures!...Christine

Sharing Shadymont said...


Thanks for stopping by Shadymont and leaving your nice comments. Your home is lovely as always!!



⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Fabby you have such elegant beautiful taste. Thank you for sharing with my newbie party. I did NOT see my link, please add it to the rest, thank you.

Kathysue said...

Fabby, you have some amazing antiques and so many special pieces that carry memories. I love a home filled with memories and pieces that are loved. Thank you for your visits to my blog and for inviting me to your blog, xo kathysue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your foo dogs are awesome. I don't believe I've ever seen any in person. The lamp is so unique..what a treasure. I'm totally in love with the blue vase you had on the mantel. Made my heart skip a beat....hugs ~lynne~

mercy said...

Fabby, the addition of the foo dogs fit in so wonderfully with all of your other treasures.

Dolores said...

Flabby, I love your before and also your after sure is fun to move things around, and add some new items.

I love the Foo dogs intricate and colorful. Your home is so beautiful.."thanks for my Sunday tour!!!

Princesa Nadie said...

Tienes una casa muy bonita
Hoy 8 de agosto celebro mi 19 aniversario de bodas, quizás no me exprese bien
Un abrazxo

afternoon tea said...

Your home is wonderful, Fabby. I like your new treasures. I still wear my fur coat, especially when the temperatures hit -30C or lower.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful home! Thanks for the lovely tour.

Cindy said...

Hi Fabby,
Your entry way is gorgeous! What a pleasure it must be to walk into your home.
It is so nice to see photos of your beautiful home! Your floors are just amazing!! Your furniture is lovely and so very glamorous.
Everything is lovely and so elegant!
Hugs, Cindy

Emily said...

Fabby, Your home is stunning!. I think I'm going to have to do the tour again, maybe more than once so I don't miss anything. Your so fortunate your MIL gifted you with so many lovely things. I love the foyer, the spanish dresser is awesome, and I love the sunflowers above. The color is gorgeous. Loved seeing the family photos too.......thanks for the tour.

The French Hutch

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, your home is so beautiful and your furniture pieces are gorgeous. You have lots of pretty treasures too. Now, I'm not afraid of Foo dogs, I'm not afraid of Foo dogs! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

Fabby, your foo dogs are stunning. wow. I love how you rearranged the beautiful dresser. I love seeing your great decorating style.. All so very lovely! xo marlis

Erin of said...

Hi Fellow new blogger! I found you at the newbie party and am enjoying perusing your site!

I would love for you to link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

I am a new follower!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Fabby, you have a beautiful home!Wonderful treasures!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

You have such fantastic things, Fabby!! Or I should say: FABBY has FABULOUS things! :)
And what I loved seeing the best were the photos of your beautiful family in all of the frames. AND, I liked seeing YOU and your hubby - you are both very handsome and gorgeous people!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to your lovely blog! You have lovely taste, and your foyer is stunning. I am your newest follower :D

Ricki Jill

PS Your blog's header is the cutest thing!

Summer said...

So nice that you use and cherish your inlaws furnishings. I just loved the French aqua long monogrammed vase.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. simply fabulous.. Loved seeing your treasures.. That chair is a heart stealer for sure!! Loved your new lamp.. and the thai lamp.. Very pretty.. The dog.. extremely intricate work! Stunner!! Loved how you've placed so many photographs around the house... GORGEOUS!!

Thank you for dropping by at Colours Dekor.. I was away on holiday and am doing catch up now!! Thanks!

Pie said...

You have a beautiful home and pretty collection.

My Blue Monday is here.

Gypsy Heart said...

Very beautiful!

Gypsy Heart said...

Very beautiful!

SavannahGranny said...

I always love visiting your beautiful home. The Foo dogs a wonderful. You have a beautiful spirit that enhances all the treasures you have collected. Hugs, Ginger

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

So many goodies! It's hard to catch them all. Isn't it fun to move things around? It's almost like becoming reacquainted with things. I love doing it to freshen things up a bit, but it just serves to confuse my husband. ;-)

Lizabeth said...

You have some gorgeous pieces of furniture and art! I'm amazed at the high gloss finish on the wood too, it's just perfect looking! I like how you did the looks great!

Kathy said...

Hello Fabby,
You have some beautiful treasures! The furniture has such gorgeous detail! Love the changes and your new lamp!

Desiree said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your home is beautiful. Your have so many elegant and special things. I can't wait to go through more of your posts. I bet it's really fun shopping with you. I'm your newest follower.