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Monday, August 1, 2011

FABBY: Pasta Time!

 The layers of plates:  as chargers I used my country, Spanish dinner plates.
 The tablescape...
 Had to take a pic of my mil's plant with the blooms...she's so pretty!
 My hubby decorated this bowl at his former ceramic co.  I love it for the parmesan cheese.
 The wine and the Italian spirits for before, during and after the pasta dinner.
 The plant with so many blooms and some buds that will bloom all this week.  The pretty planter was hand decorated  at our former ceramic. co.
 The Bialetti Crusimallo, coffee pot, ready to make expresso, we have great coffee around here.
 Here's how the tablescape for four  looks on top of my alabaster, round table top. I used the hand made placemats, they have the same colors as the spaghetti bowls.
 The red stems are Italian, I use them a lot at Christmas time with  similars in green. I layered the plates with my red Corona plates I use for everyday Christmas time, along with green ones.
 My cute lace pitcher with flowers.
 The pasta serving  bowl.
 The place set with the individual spaghetti bowl. The napkins are linen, made in India.
 The cute demitass cups and saucers were my dad's, he loved his expresso in them...they're the hotel kind, made in the USA.....my husband and me love them too.
 My mil gave my hubby for one of his birthdays, this Peruvian set of eight, vintage, small silver and jade, expresso  spoons,  aren't they so cute!
  Hi there my friends!  I just got out my Italian set of six spaghetti bowls and serving big bowl,  I bought around 15 yrs. ago...to make some spaghetti with shrimp for tomorrow night, for our friends at the tenth floor, we're at the Pt. house, at the 14th. floor.  Julio is my hubby's friend and his wife, Stephanie, my best friend for 30 yrs.,  she's  American.  We'll be having  pasta with  Italian salad, similar to the Greek, lots of Italian parmesan cheese, expresso with biscotti,  Italian wine and spirits for before, during and after dinner... and lots of fun!  Hope you like it and you all can come over, too!!   Thank you for your lovely visits and I will be joining the following fun parties, thanks to the great hostesses for having me, I'm very honored!

Table Top Tuesday at :  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
White Wednesday at:  http://fadedcharm.blogspot.com/
Wow Us Wednesday at:  http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Tablescape Thursday at:  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Vintage Thingie Thursday at:  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/
Feathered Nest Friday at:  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Foodie Friday at:  http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
Show and Tell Friday at:  http://myromantichome.blogspot.com/
Inspiration Friday at:  http://thepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Open House Friday at:  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/
Sunday Favorites at:  http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/
Seasonal Sundays at:  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/

64 comments:

xinex said...

Oh Fabby, your expresso spoons are so precious, so beautiful! I also love your placemats, but of course I love everything else....Christine

Sherry said...

Beautiful table setting! Thanks for linking to HSH!
Sherry

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Fabby, your table looks great! I love those little spoons and the demitasse cups and saucers. I'm sure you'll have a great meal and a good time with friends.

Jo said...

Gorgeous!...and the pasta dinner sounds soooo good!
~Jo

Shelia said...

Morning, Fabby! Oh, you've set another beautiful table and love your pasta dishes! ;) You always make your tables the best!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Beautiful for your pasta party !!!!
You know I love to layer my plates also, your spaghetti bowls are so sweet. you did a wonderful job putting your tablescape together sweet lady.
I hope you have a great week with your family.

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my new Tablescape.

XXOO Diane

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Fabby, your pasta time table looks very nice. I love the two blooming plants nearby and the espresso spoons are very pretty. I hope you have a lovely week. ~ Pamela

Richard Cottrell said...

What fun dishes for serving and eating pasta. I wish I was close so I could have a bowl. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Anonymous said...

I just love your blogs!! Your table setting are absolutely "over-
the-top"....each one is different and stunning!!
This pasta table setting looks so inviting...wish I were one of the guests! I love anything with pasta!
Your ceramic wares are lovely and I love the little spoons! And the gorgeous plants! Well, everything!!
Thanks again for sharing!!
Francy

Dolores said...

Fabby, your table looks beautiful. You have so many unusual and beautiful pieces and you know how to put everything together to make it so inviting.

Your meal sounds wonderful with friends/relatives..... what a blessing. Enjoy!

Babs said...

Fabby, Wow, your pasta supper is definitely upscale from how my pasta suppers are. :) Your setting is so colorful and I love the after dinner drinks table alongside. Your MIL's plant looks so tropical. Do you know the name of it?
As always you set an impressive table, Fabby.
Hugs,
Babs

Dianne said...

Fabby, Love the colorful table. Yum, pasta.... Dianne

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Fabby,
You always set such beautiful, colorful tables! And you have so precious things!
I loved to see your set of Peruvian coffee spoons, 'cause I once bought one in an antiques fair but didn't know it was Peruvian and silver, although I suspected it had a jade handle.
Thanks for sharing

Lorraine said...

Oh Fabby, you are FAB !!
Love,
Lorraine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabby, this is so pretty and such a wonderful setting to share with friends. All of your dishes and accessories are lovely. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Fabby,
It is all so totally beautiful!!! WOW!!!
XO
Cindy

Debbie said...

I have always wanted a fun set of bowls to set a pretty pasta table since we eat it so much. I love yours. They are the exact color family that I'd like. I love the table, and I really love those expresso spoons, too.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tablescape.

we three dogs and me said...

Love all the red and white. Pasta love love it. My daughter married an Italian so she makes the best pasta dishes. Very unique spoons.

Gina said...

So pretty! I love your pasta bowls.

Marlis said...

Fabby, wow. When is dinner. Your espresso spoons are beautiful! real works of art. I love your past bowls and you are right they are perfect on those placemats. Such a pretty table. Beautiful plants! xo marlis

Maria said...

What a gorgeous pop of red! What is the liqueur in the middle? I can see the Amaretto and the Frangelico but I couldn't see what was in the middle. I need to know you see, because I'm copying this at my next dinner party! This table is wonderful!

Entertaining Women said...

Viva Italiano! You've set a wonderful, festive tablescape for an evening with your friends. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Fabby, your spaghetti bowls make me smile! They are so "friendly" and set the most delightful table for a casual dinner with friends. I hope you have a wonderful evening together.

Jacqueline said...

Ooh, spaghetti with shrimp sounds like my kind of dish and I would love having it in those fun pasta dishes. What a beautiful gift - the espresso spoons. I am so glad you shared them with us!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love all of the dishes, the spoons, wine glasses, etc. I can only imagine how wonderful your dinner was! I'm really a lover of good coffee too.

I have a dear friend in Atlanta, GA, and friends of her's are moving to Eucador. Sounds like such a warm and inviting place to be!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to getting to know you.

xo
Pat

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful table, Fabby. I love the pasta bowls.

The espresso spoons are exquisite!

Martha said...

A very pretty table and I love those pasta dishes but I really covet those espresso spoons!

Nayana said...

wow..Fabby. those spoons are so beautiful and I love white lace pitcher and everthing else too specially plant and planter and that ceramic bowl too..lol..great table setting.

Thanks for stopping by at my place.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Fabby!!! This is so cool for a pasta night in! Everything just has a relaxed, comfortable look about it that would make people feel special...like family. It's wonderful! The demitasse spoons from your mother-in-law are fabulous! She really does have marvelous taste! Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday. Itw as wonderful, as always, to hear from you. I hope you have a great weekend!

LDH said...

Looks beautiful, Fabby!

On Crooked Creek said...

Fabby,
Pasta is one of my favorite meals! I'm Irish Italian, but was never allowed to follow my Italian roots as a youth. Now, I can't seem to get enough of the culture! This is such a meaningful post, as one other thing I have found is that of love of friends and family...another Italian trait! Fondly,
Pat
p.s. Thank you for your sweet comment and visit On Crooked Creek!

tammylovesdishes said...

Fabby, I just love those darling espresso spoons. They are gorgeous!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

What a fabulous table setting! My invitation must have gotten lost in the mail! Lol! Thank you so much for linking up!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Fabby,

I will come to your doorstep one day and say please please Fabby show me your lovely dishes and then have dinner at your wonderful table.

I looked over and over again, everything looks so great I even closed my eyes had meal at the table and drank coffee and had myself a Amaretto Disaronno next to it.

Such beautiflly set table loved everything.

Thank you for sharing.

Lots of Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Oh, yum! Everything looks so pretty. I just love those espresso spoons. What a treasure!

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, Oh, where do you keep it all? You have the loveliest and most extensive collection around. The pasta set and accessories are to die for.
Oh, by the way, the friends on the 10th floor called. They regretfully have to cancel. My plane arrives momentarily. Can you pick me up at the airport. I ill just make dinner. LOL
Have a great weekend, Ginger

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How wonderful -- we love pasta around here so your meal would suit us to a tea. Love your pretty little spoons. I've never had expresso -- the only times I've been offered a sample was in the evening and I was afraid I would be up all night!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

fab table setting- no pun intended! beautiful..

Karen

lulumusing said...

Your table sets the tone for an evening of laughter and fun with friends! I would love to be there to share the pasta.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a inviting table setting. What time did you say dinner was?

xo,
Danielle

Eileen said...

What a lovely, festive table! I love the red. And the calla lilies are just beautiful.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Oh Fabby, You made me sooooo HUNGRY!!!

Now I remember who made me long to go out and buy ornate brass stuff, it was YOU!!! Thanks for making me see brass in a whole new way again!!!

Loving my new brass passion!

~~Wendy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A pretty table Fabby, I'm sure the pasta was great! I love your special expresso spoons, they are beautiful-enjoy:@)

Aledia said...

I totally do not remember if I have already commented on your tablescape yet??? lol...

Anyway! I LOVE your pasta bowls and I like the stemware as well.

Puts me in the mood for some pasta and garlic bread!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
(hugs)
Aledia

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Fabby! Thank you for joining the Open House party this week and sharing your beautiful table. I love the alabaster table top and your tablescape is lovely.
Hugs,
Sherry

The enchanted home said...

What a beautiful and inviting table....so pretty. The spoons are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Lovely table, and I really like those espresso spoons. Great table!
Beth

bj said...

I love your pretty spoons..I actually love everything about this beautiful setting.

Wanted to say that when I clicked on your MY WEBPAGE (on your profile) it brought up a page saying NO FOUND..thought you might want to ck that.
xoxo bj

The Tablescaper said...

Love those jade and silver spoons!

- The Tablescaper

Natasha in Oz said...

Gorgeousness everywhere here Fabby! Your tablescapes are always fabulous!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Fabby,
Oh I want to come over for dinner.
Your table and pieces are fabulous. You set such an awesome table. Being Italian I can so relate to the dinner you describe with your friends. What an amazing time you will have. The colors are so festive and inviting.

Thank you for stopping by, your anniversary wishes and giveaway entry. Good luck sweet friend and blessings always.

XO Celestina Marie

Sarah said...

Oh, I wish I were there to eat this fabulous meal. ;-)
Another lovely table setting, Fabby.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Fabby...

My friend, you have set another beautiful table!!! Mmm...the shrimp pasta and salad sounds sooo good right now. I should go eat I guess! Hehe! I would have loved sharing this beautiful table with you, your husband, and dear friends! I bet ya'll had a wonderful evening of fellowship! The pasta dish set is sooo cute with the picture of the little carts and tomatoes! The red plates look fabulous as well! Everything is wonderful, dear friend...with this lovely table and all the beautiful flowers!!! Love your jade handled expresso spoons...sooo pretty!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely table with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week, Fabby! I loved it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love ya,
Chari

The Tablescaper said...

It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Divine Theatre said...

It is so lovely.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post about Shenanigan and comment. I miss her so much my heart aches.
Thank you for the comfort you gave.

Jo said...

ok Fabby I just want to say that as usual you have set a really lovely table....But I have to ask.....what's with all the nutty liquors? Ameretti (almond)and Frangelico (hazlenut). Is it a sign of your true self? In England we call someone who is coinsidered a bit mad ..a bit nutty, lol. I am completely nutty, or at least that's what my children call me all the time.

Anyhoo, the table is so colourful and I love the red.

I hope that you and your friends had a wonderful evening.

fondest wishes Jo

Snap said...

What fun bowls for the pasta! Such a fun table. Have a great week!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

How inviting. A very special table and I love the spoons. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Fabby... what a wonderful table love your cheese bowl very much... lace pitcher is a thing to love... And the spoons are gorgeously cute...
Now I am back from my vacations and in blogging world too…
A little post to share some of my moments of vacation... hope you like to visit and enjoy it...
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

At The Picket Fence said...

So lovely! You have such beautiful pieces and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Atelier de Charo said...

Siempre creando mesas divinas, un verdadero placer compartir la mesa contingo!

Hermosa tu vajilla mi querida Fabby!

Besos
Charo

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my gosh.. your hubby had a ceramic co. Really!! wow!! wow!! I totally love love that bowl.. its gorgeous!! Love how your table looks.. so so inviting!!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wonderful!