Friday, August 26, 2011

FABBY: Pink Carnations

 I took this pictures in the day time, there's was not much sun light, though. This tablecloth is vintage hand crocheted and embroidered  with pink roses in two tones.  The dishes were made and hand decorated with pink carnations with cobalt blue. 

 A night view with candles.  The pedestal bowls are for the "shrimp ceviche" I'm serving for lunch tomorrow, it's set for four, us, my mother and her childhood friend from Sacred Heart School.

 The dinner plate with the napkins so similar to the tablecloth, but I bought them several years ago.

 I love the embroidery with the roses.
 Here is a better view of the embroidery.  I covered with the pink the table legs of the table in our kitchen nook as they're not that pretty.
The embroidery is cross stich.
 The cups for tea and  Granola cookies after lunch. The large, yellow fruit is a "babaco", a tropical fruit that grows here,  very delicious!
 The stems are hand blown in Mexico.
 The pink flower vase, in the background, is Japanese, I have it many year ago.
 The juice pitcher will contain blueberry juice tomorrow, my mother's fave.

 This German vintage, hand decorated, recipe holder, with pink flowers in the grapevines and windmill, a find I love from a few years ago.
 My Granola cookies in a vintage platter with pink roses from my Mil's china.
 The embroidered sides of the tablecloth.
 A vintage plate that my mil gave me very many years ago for one bithday it says in the back: Manufactured in France for, OETZMANN & CO. Hampstead Road London.  Very interesting?!
 I love the design of the plate, I keep it in hanging in plate wall.
I got home from visiting my daughter Alexandra from the capital, Quito, where she lives...we were shopping for a vintage dining room and we found a beautiful one, it wasn't delivered yet, so I couldn't take any pictures.  We're very happy!, the queen Ann table has brass feet and all the chairs have arms and apholstered in blue leather, just great!  Since I'm home now, I made a new  tablescape for Pink Saturday and it's with my hubby's favorite dishes from our past Ceramic Co., the one we used to call, "Pink Carnations," this design is usually found in the  embroidered blouses of the native indian women.  Tomorrow we're having a luncheon with  mother and a friend of hers from school and so I  will be serving "shrimp ceviche,"  following it, as main course, pot roast with rice...a mix of American food and Ecuadorian, lol!...we're having,  "babaco" pie which is a delicious tropical fruit that grows here, it's in one of the pics with the tea cups.
Thank you so very much in advance, again,  for all your fabulous and generous visits my friends, I love you all and may God bless you and be safe from the hurricane and anything dangerous, my prayers are with you.  I will also be joining some terrific parties and I thank all the lovely ladies that host them every week.                               FABBY


  1. Oh Fabby, I love your Pink Carnations dishes. The dinner plate is fabulous! And your table is elegant and enchanting. I'd love to join you with all it's pink goodness :-)

    Jocelyn @

  2. Hi, Fabby. I'm visiting from Pink Saturday. Your dishes are gorgeous!

  3. Oh, Fabby, so pretty and shrimp ceviche--yum!!!

  4. Your pink carnation dishes are just girgeous. I love them and they set th table so cheerful and happy. Happy pink Saturday

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE your post! Very pretty. And that vintage tablecloth is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy pink saturday!

  6. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I am in love with your embroidered tablecloth and when you are through with it, please mail to me :) Thanks for sharing your gorgeous table with us for Pink Saturday!


  7. Your table scape is beautiful. I especially like the vintage cross stitched table cloth.

  8. Lovely table setting, as have such a talent for making everything look so appealing!!
    I love the embroidered tablecloth. And
    think of the work that went into making it! A treasure! I also love the "carnation" plates and the pink candles. All in all, a beautiful table
    ready for a luncheon!
    Thanks, as always, for sharing...
    Have a fun week, Fabby....Francy

  9. I love this china. I like colorful china, no dull white stuff for me. Thanks for stopping by and petting my dogs. Richard from My Old Historic house.

  10. I love this china. I like colorful china, no dull white stuff for me. Thanks for stopping by and petting my dogs. Richard from My Old Historic house.

  11. Beautiful table...the dishes go so nicely with the gorgeous table linens.
    Have a great weekend, Fabby!

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Beautiful Fabby.
    I love your gorgeous vintage tablecloth with your Dishes. You did a Beautiful job putting this all together for you dinner party so sweet. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape with my Rooster. Have a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane

  13. Fabby, Your pottery is gorgeous. Such a lovely table setting. I think the colors in the tablecloth are lovely with your pottery. I'm sure your Mother and her friend will enjoy such a special table you've prepared. Beautiful candlelight photos. Thank you for your thoughtful words for all those affected by Hurricane Irene.
    Hope your having a great weekend

    The French Hutch

  14. HI Fabby. How are you? I love this table set in front of that gorgeous view, even though it's cloudy. The table cloth is very pretty and I really love the dishes! They match really well. Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, Pamela

  15. Fabby, this table is beautiful. I love the tablecloth is exquisite. The handwork is just so beautiful and detailed.
    I think it is so awesome that your Mom is still enjoying visits with her school friend.
    Thank you for sharing you beautiful collections of of china and linens.
    Hug to you Mama and friend, Ginger

  16. Oh Fabby, you are right, I am drooling over your beautiful tablecloth..Did you make this one? The cross stitch is so pretty and the colors so fabulous.. Love the design. And it goes perfectly with the dishes.. another most gorgeous set. The little compotes are perfect for ceviche!! which reminds I need to fix that again.. It's a lovely table for your mom and her friend.. Fabby, I hope it brings many blessings cause it's gorgeous. xo marlis

  17. What a gorgeous tablescape, Fabby. You have so many exquisite things. Your china set is beautiful and I love your German recipe holder, so pretty. The food sounds delicious. Do you make your ceviche hot? Some time when you have time, Can I have a recipe please? Thanks for asking me over. I would LOVE to be physical guest someday, lol....Christibe

  18. Your dishes have such a pretty design and I love the colors. Your stemware compliments your pottery perfectly. Like your fruit centerpiece. To me, there is nothing better than nature's bounty on our tables as the focal point.

  19. Fabby, I'm going to your house ... I LOVE shrimp ceviche! I also love the tablecloth ... love embroidery and this one is just gorgeous. the pink carnation theme is well done! perfect!

  20. Hi Fabby,
    Your table is simply stunning!
    I love the pics you took, especially of the nightview!
    And that tablecloth is just amazing, I love the details~
    Thanks for your visit too, I am so trying to get caught up!

  21. Dear Fabby,
    The table is lovely, but I especially like your tablecloth!

    God bless,

  22. Your pink carnation dishes are amazing, particularly the footed ones. So glad that you're part of Seasonal Sundays as we brace for Irene.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. Stopping by from the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday and just wanted to say how lovely your table looks.
    The vintage hand embroidered tableloth is so pretty and I'm sure could tell many stories about dinners & diners it has seen in the past!
    Maggie & Normandy Life

  24. Hello sweet friend...

    Girlfriend, I must admit...that after looking at this gorgeous table...I am now wondering just how many different sets of dishes that you own? Do tell! Hehe! I just think it's awesome that you and your husband used to own a ceramic factory...I'm sure that presented the opportunity for so many beautiful dishes!

    Anyway, I just love this "Pink Carnation" dish pattern! It really is beautiful! I love the little footed bowls. Ohhh...and your embroidered tablecloth is simply gorgeous! It couldn't be any more perfect to match the Pink Carnation place settings! I love that!!!

    What a creative, talented, and sweet lady you are, Fabby! I'm sure that your mother and dear friend had a lovely time dining with you! You certainly made a very beautiful and special table for them! Your menu sounds sooo yummy too! I have never heard nor see the fruit that you mentioned! Would love to taste it!

    Well dearest friend, I am so glad that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites again this week! It's always a pleasure to have you! I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! Sounds like you and your daughter had lots of fun shopping for her dining set. Can't wait to see photos of sounds beautiful!

    Love ya,

    PS...just wanted to let you know that your link on the party wasn't working but I am going to fix it after this note.

  25. How gorgious that tablecloth is! Perfect with your pretty china as well. Thanks for your visit. Have a wonderful week.

  26. Oh...I was enjoying all the pics of the dishes and the tablecloth and then all of a sudden you posted a picture of the VIEW out the window...OH MY GOODNESS...your table setting in front of that view is beautiful together!! Lucky YOU!! Mel's Designs from the Cabin in Tennessee is a new follower of yours...Mel

  27. The dishes are beautiful. And that table cloth is amazing. If I had that view I'm not sure I would leave the table!

  28. Hi Fabby! What a lovely table! The dishes are beautiful and I'm in love with your lovely embroidered tablecloth. You have the most lovely things. That little recipe holder is so pretty!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. Fabby your dishes and lines are so very pretty. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party, always a pleasure to visit you.

  30. Lovely table and beautiful linens. Totally inviting too. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  31. Dear Fabby, What a fabulous collection of dishes you have. If we both get together, we won't be talking anything else but dishes. I love your pink carnation table. I love that table cloth. When I was young I used to do lots of cross stitch embroidery. Unfortunately I didn't save any. Your table cloth brought lots of childhood memories for me.

  32. Your table cloth is gorgeous Fabby!

    Pretty table and beautiful view!

  33. Oh Fabby, you have so many beautiful dishes.....the tablecloth is so pretty.

    The view out your window is gorgeous!!!!

  34. Hi Fabby. I had a similar cloth that went missing in a move when a box was lost~ the dishes are awsome Fabby.



  35. Lady after my own heart! Table settings are so much fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  36. What a lovely tablecloth~ gorgeous embroidery! Your dishes are beautiful~ I love the color combination of the rose & cobalt together! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments :-)

  37. Hi Fabby,
    Thank you for your visit and for your very clarifying comment about my sieve.
    You always share such beautiful pieces and this time my favourite is the tablecloth.It reminds me of embroideries made by my own mother.

  38. The dinnerware looks *perfect* with the tablecloth, Fabby. I love this post! I have a weakness for pottery, and I love the color combination in yours. You are so talented the way you put things together!

    I want to see photos of the dining set ;P

    Ricki Jill

  39. Hi Fabby,
    I am coming late, I know. Hard to get around to all my friends. But you made such a fabulous table with that pretty ceramics. It is hard to believe that you can design so many different patterns as you did. This one is really amazing. The blue ornaments remind me to moorish windows. And the flowers are soo pretty. Oh my, that is one of the prettiest patterns I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Best greetings Johanna

  40. Dear Fabby,

    Thanks for following and I follow you back already!
    Did you cross stitch and crochet the tablecloth? LOVELY

    Love to you,


  41. Everything is lovely! And is that the view out your window? Wow! It's spectacular! ♥


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