Thursday, August 18, 2011

FABBY: Pink with Silver

The Spanish, organza tablecloth on top of a pink plain one.
I used my glass lazy-susan to put a few silver things with some porcelain things.

The wine is faux-rose.
This porcelain small house is a box for mints,  with  pink roses and doves on the roof.
This cute little hand made basket with a pink rose was made at our former Ceramic Co. and we gave it as favors at our daughter Alexandra's First Communion.
I used my pewter chargers with a doily specially  crochetted by my mother to be used on chargers.
The Italian Tognana, dinner plate...this china is one of my very fav, I love the design with the pink roses, too.
With the salad plate.
I used the sherbit vintage, Vianese glasses that belonged to my husband's grandmother, instead of the soup bowls.
The etched stems are Bohemian from the Czech Republic.  Pink napkin ring from our past Ceramic Co.
The buffet in the background, set for after dinner coffee, or tea.
The cutout pretty tablecloth.
The buffet's ready for after dinner coffee, or tea with sterling tea pots...the one in the center and the small tea pot at left and the tray in the stand,  are vintage from my mil's wedding. The tea pot at right is from our personal tea set, bought in NY in the early  80's
The glass lazy-susan is really great, we use it everyday, with our daly things.  The silver sugar bowl with a vintage silver sugar spoon. The small cloche with a vintage silver bell, that was used to ring the maid to come clear the table.
The buffet with the Tognana cups.
The cups with a pink rose as well.
I love this Italian vintage porcelain tray with little "putinos", playing the harp and the other, the flute, with some chocolates for after dinner.

I love this vintage English buffet that belonged to my husband's grandfather, with the old fashion big keys.  We keep it in our informal dining room side, along with our round table, which is adjacent to the formal dining room, this way we can use it when we have more guests for dinner.
This sterling bowl is an antique turn of the past century, it belonged to my mil's great aunt.  I've use it before with small buns for dinner.
The full tablecloths.   Bellow is a Turkish chair, with wolves at the end of the arms; I usually keep it next to the round table and now it's holding my mil's, pink "poncho-shawl." I love unusual chairs
     I always loved pink with silver since I saw a shepherd's tunic at a little girl when I was in grade school,  it was pink with silver piping and silver sash and I just remember thinking it was gorgeous and how lucky that girl was to be wearing such pretty tunic!   I made a tablescape, with one of very favorite china sets, my Italian Tognana with pink flowers, too...  remembering how pretty pink with silver was!   Hope you like it as I do.   Thank you so much in advance my friends for your kind and sweet notes you always leave me.   Thanking the lovely ladies that host the great parties I will be joining.         Lots of hugs.                 FABBY

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Rosetta said...

Bella tovaglia!E bella tavola elegante apparecchiata!Baci,Rosetta

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Fabby, your Pink with silver is gorgeous! So elegant.

Jocelyn @

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Fabby!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Fabby,
What a wonderful table!
Your creativity and good taste are remarkable.
I loved every single piece and the descriptions you make.

Suzie said...


Love, love, love the pewter chargers!

Priscilla said...

Lovely and very romantic.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful! I'm so over the top with silver right now, your table stole my heart. I'm trying to pick up a few more pieces when I, love, love it.
hugs ~lynne~

Chubby N Chieque said...

Dear Fab,
I am so sorry to tell you that I am still enjoying the last summer days in Europe.

I will be coming home on the 16th of Sept and I let you know that I don't forget your gifts.

Pls bear with me, k? Hope your enjoying your summer too.

Hugs & enjoy your w/end.

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, you have the most beautiful tablescapes! Your china and silver are gorgeous and I love that table cloth overlay. The Turkish chair reminded me that there was a similar one in my grandmother's house. Very unusual. A lovely post Fabby. I hope you have a great weekend! Pamela

Dolores said...

I'm putting on my finest frocks and headed your way, to sit at your beautiful and elegant table. Everything is so pretty!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabby your tables are always simply gorgeous!

Beautiful pink table!

LV said...

What a stunning table setting. Fit for any king.

xinex said...

I am so in love with your table topper, Fabby. So exquisite! And so is your china and your silver and the ceramic pieces. Love the Turkish chair too, looks like that is another one we have in common, love of occasional chairs especially unique ones. AJ was 8 in the pictures. Thanks for stopping by!....Christine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Fabby! Oh my goodness, your table is simply gorgeous! I love your pink and silver. The organza table topper is lovely. Funny, I was going to invite you to join me for Tea Time when I noticed you have my link on your post already. The link should read- in order for it to work.
I am so happy that you plan to join me. It will be a lovely post for my tea friends to visit. Thanks for sharing. Your table really is exquisite! Enjoy your weekend.


My Cozy Casita said...

ola Fabby que mesa tan elegante tu mantel de olgasa es una bellesa tienes una casa muy linda y elegante me encanta tus mueble y tu pocelana muy sofisticada ere una damamuy clasica y elegante te deceo un bonito fin de semana en union de tu linda family God bless you and you family.


quintessence said...

Love the table set-up! How adorable are the porcelain house and hand-made basket. The silver chargers are perfect for the table! Have a great weekend.

Bill said...

Hi Fabby,

It's all very beautiful! I love the way you've combined pink and silver so cleverly. I also loved everything you shared in your previous post about your recent finds. The blues in that one were just as pleasing to the eye as the pinks in today's table.

You have so many special treasures in your home. I particularly enjoy seeing how you use family heirlooms and combine them with charming items from your former ceramics company.

Wishing you the best of weekends!


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

Fabby that is often do you get that one? your pink post is so very sweet. Have a great weekend.

Stacy Curran said...

Some of the silver pieces remind me of ones my grandmother gave me that are in the backs of my cabinets now...treasured but not used enough. You've inspired me to pull them out, so thank you :)

bj said...

Omygoodness, Fabby...what gorgeous pinks you have here.
You have some of the most beautiful things...I love every one of them.
xoxo bj

Lynn said...

Pink with silver is stunning. The organza cut work cloth is beautiful as are the silver chargers. Those are my favorite items, but each item has been lovingly placed to create a beautiful tablescape.

Dianne said...

Fabby, I love this table setting. The china would be one of my favorites too and those pewter chargers are wonderful. You have so many beautiful pieces. Dianne

Riet said...

What a beautiful tablescape. I love the pink and silver.
Happy pink Saturday

Ginger said...

Oh how beautiful your blog is. Thank you for stopping by to visit me. Hope to see you again

podso said...

I am very partial to pink and silver too ...and our tablescape is lovely. Also really like the blue treasures you found, and how you savor pieces from the past --- there is something special about surrounding yourself with pieces that are part of your family history! Hopefully our children will also enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, Fabby....this one took my breath away!! Silver and pink are such a gorgeous combination and your
table is simply "over-the-top"!! I love the round cut-out top table
cover and the way you draped the pink one....your flowers are lovely.
All of the china, silver, porcelain,
and crystal are is the buffet, ready for tea....I would
love to be a guest for one of YOUR dinners!!
I think you always have one of the prettiest blogs and the "eye-candy" is fantastic!!!
Thanks for sharing this...Francy

classic • casual • home said...

Such an elegant table! Love the charming basket. I would be nervous washing the dishes---not wanting to break anything!


Thank you for your always so generous and lovely visits, I appereciate them very much... Annonimous Francy, I wish I could write you directly to a blog and get to know you better, but if it's not how you want it, I'm answering you via my blog. Have a great weekend. FABBY

Pat said...

Your table setting is beautiful - you need to celebrate!

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
such a pretty table in pink. The combination with silver looks gorgeous. You always make such pretty tables.
Best greetings, Johanna

ImSoVintage said...

Pretty in Pink describes it all.
Happy to be a new follower from Vintage Inspiration Friday.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Fabby, I adore your pink table and the family heirlooms are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous table at my party this week.

Light and Voices said...

Elegant tablescape.
Joyce M

LDH said...

Oh, Fabby, this table setting is just beautiful! I love the organza tablecloth on top of a pink one! Elegant and lovely! Lots of attention to detail makes everything just perfect!

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby and there you've set another pretty table! Love the pink and your silver is so beautiful! How special to have the crochet from your mother! I love crochet! :)
Those are just the sweetest little napkin holders too.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marlis said...

Fabby, this is so very elegant. I too love pink and silver. Your china is so pretty and the silver is amazing. Your furniture just makes me sing with joy it's so pretty. How great to put the doilies on the chargers. I have some too and love them, especially if I use clear glass plates! You must be so proud of your mom's handwork. it's gorgeous. xo marlis

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

Fabby ... I love this table and love the story about the tunic. Isn't it amazing what triggers our tablescape themes?? Thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit.

Snap said...

Pink and silver .... just gorgeous!!! Wonderful tablescape. So elegant. Have a great week.

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh Ms. Fabby! You are surely Divine.I am sorry I missed your post. I have been trying to watch dashboard and catch every one I care for and love, and I have missed you. my love to your Mother and your table is lush. Thanks for stopping by and have the pinkest Day ever. Richard

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
How did I miss your Beautiful Tablescape with your pink and silver. This is gorgeous sweet lady and so Romantic for Two!!! I hope you had a great weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Faye said...

I love your table and silver...beautiful!

Janet said...

what a beautiful tablescape. Love the crystal. So very pretty!!!!!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

This is all so pretty! I love all the pink and silver elements on your table. The pink cut-work tablecloth is so elegant; I love the Italian dishes, the etched crystal stems, and the pink ceramic napkin rings. All your sterling pieces are wonderful, too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Na...I didn't like this one....Oh ok, I'm telling lies! I just read all the comments and wanted to be different. lol

It is of course amazing! I wish I could find a gorgeous organza tablecloth like that. Fabby, you are one clever girl. That is why I shall continue to let you be my best friend.

I've been so busy lately that I haven't managed to get any posts done. I had 4 for dinner on saturday and nine for dinner sunday. That's a lot of tablescaping and cooking, so no time for blogging. Isn't it amazing how guilty you feel when you don't get any done? Silly really! Anyway, my love, Once again you inspire me, so I'll go and get busy!

Lovely, lovely table



Hi Annonimous Jo...wish I knew who sends me this great notes, besides making my day, by making me laugh so much! Please send a blog I could follow and be your best friend for real...ok, if you don't want to, I'm glad you had so many tables and food to cook, wish I could have seen it!! Lots of hugs. FABBY

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful table. Pink is my favorite color so it's no wonder your table setting appealed to me. The little porcelain basket is precious. Shannon

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I just popped over to yours and your tables are beautiful! You have some really wonderful things and treasures!

Annesphamily said...

Fabby you are F A B U LO U S ! I love the dining area in your lovely home. Thanks for sharing with us. HPS! ANne

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

My pal Fabby has another beautiful post, showing a pretty pink table and all of her gorgeous things!! Oh, how I love all of your silver items. My favorite is your MIL's coffee urn on your buffet -- love it!

Designs By Pinky said...

Fabby, I love your PINK and silver table! The overlay on your tablecloth is gorgeous too! You have so many beautiful tresures! XO, Pinky

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Beautiful! You even matched the wine to the tablecloth. The flowers are lovely as well -- Alstromeria are among my favorites.

Astoria Girl said...

Lovely tablescapes!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Fabby...

Ohhh...I love pink and silver paired together as well, sweet friend! Your table is gorgeous!!! The beautiful table linens actually captured my attention first...I love the organza cloth...very pretty! Fabby, the china is lovely! And...I just adore the pewter chargers! What a great use a beautiful doily on save from scratching! Well dearest friend, I loved everything...getting to see all of your pretties on the table...and the buffet! I love the vase with the three girls that you have on the buffet! Ohhh...and I also wanted to mention a little something about how very beautiful your stemware is! Soooo exquisite!

Thank you so much for sharing this GORGEOUS table with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week! This was such a always!

Love ya,

Sharing Shadymont said...


So very pretty!


Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Thank you for joining me for tea this week. As always I LOVE to see what you are sharing. This is fantastic!! You have the most elegant home and wares, it always humbles me!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Fabby: I love your table today. I too love the pink and silver. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

Donna said...

I love all the pink ... just beautiful! You have some gorgeous treasures!
Thank you for visiting my blog!

Terri said...

Oh Fabby! I have never seen more gorgeous table decorations! You are really talented! The tea cups are pretty with their wild flowers.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It is always my pleasure to visit your beautiful space. What a lovely pink post. The table looks so pretty. Gorgeous setting.Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh Fabby OMG... what a delicacy is looking in this Pink and silver.... grace, decent oh its fab Fabby... its one of my fav tablscape I am sure perfect colour ...
hope you like to visit again for a pretty pincushion

we three dogs and me said...

I wish I could do such a beautiful table .I love the napkin rings and the orqanza table cloth . I loved it all.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Stunning, Fabby!!! I love the pretty overlay. Your china is pretty, too. Pink and silver is a lovely color combination!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that tablecloth overlay and beautiful napkins are so lovely as is all of your ceramics. Well done.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Fabby,
You set the most beautiful tablescapes using gorgeous treasures and antiques. I just love each and every detail in your setting. The layered tablecloth is stunning. I adore your glass lazy susan. I have not seen one like it. Very pretty! Oh my how lovely your Italian dishes are. I love pink with silver too. Your talents for amazing tables are over the top. You belong in a magzine my friend. Thank you for sharing such beauty and your creative ideas.

Have a special week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Once again, beautiful! Thanks for joining me. Please change my link to -

Have a delightful day.


High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful combination .. the pink and silver look so elegant together! You have set a beautiful table and I love the creative way you have used the lazy susie... Happy Tea Party Tuesday! xo HHL

Visiting via my other blog today..

Falling Off A High Heeled Life

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my Fabby!

What fabulous photos of your pink and silver tablescape!.., So delightfully inviting and pretty!

Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

Please feel most welcome to visit me for my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also for the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.~ YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE; many thanks!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Nancy said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love the pink and silver combination!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Fabby, This is a masterpiece! Every detail perfection and over-the-top beautiful!

Atelier de Charo said...

Esta puesta me ha encantado, sobre todo el hermoso mantel rosa, de lujo querida amiga!!!

Todo muy bien organizado y super elegante!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow Fabby, this is totally stunning. I think this is one of my favorites. I love the pink and silver. Your china and all of the crystal and serving pieces are stunning. Love that glass lazy susan. You are so lucky to have such wonderful heirlooms. The linens are both fabulous too. Thanks for sharing and joining TTT. Hugs, marty

xinex said...

I am still lusting over your embroidered table topper, Fabby, lol...Christine

JudyBug said...

I'm in love with your china! What a gorgeous pattern!!!

Sherry said...

Wow! This is very pretty! I love the china and the crystal. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

Swede said...

Love the pink. The glass lazy susan I haven't seen before. You always have so many lovely things and do a beautiful job on your tablescapes. Summer

The Tablescaper said...

So elegant and serene!

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry I've been so delayed in visiting.

- The Tablescaper

carolinajewel said...

Pink with silver is lovely and your table is a wonderful example. That china is gorgeous!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Fabby,
I realy dont know where to start.

I am in love again and again.

Love the pink organza table cloth, and the silver combination looks perfect.

Love all your beautiful accessories.

A Perfect table for two.

Karin Şen Cankan

C. Joy said...

Even the wine is 'pink' - clever. Pretty table.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there, Miss Fabby! I love the pink and silver!!! That Spanish cutwork overlay is absolutely gorgeous!!! I hope you have a good weekend. Take care!

Marigene said...

Beautiful pink and silver...I will be rethinking my opinion of pink, Fabby!

Cindy said...

Beautiful table setting, dear lady. You have such an elegant home, I love catching glimpses of it. The pink and silver really are beautiful together.
Hugs, Cindy

jeanne said...

Hi Fabby, Love your name. The table setting is fab!!! I too love the colors pink and silver. The buffet is gorgeous and I can see a meal in your home would be an event. Lovely everything.
Hugs, Jeanne

Deanna said...


Babs said...

Fabby, Your pink and silver tablescape is so very special as well as gorgeous. How wonderful that you have so many lovely family pieces. I always love family things because it brings such warm thoughts of that person.Thanks for sharing. Love your beautiful stemware.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Lovely and elegant. You have so many wonderful treasures from your past ceramic life!

Priscilla said...

Please tell us more about this fruit. I read that it was native to Equator and is like a papaya. What other things do you cook that are traditional?
As always I have enjoyed looking at your table and the beautiful dishes.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh Fabby!
Your table is just gorgeous!
I love the pattern on your dishes.
And that view out the window!
Love it!

Have never heard of that fruit you mentioned before. What does it taste like?

Have so much fun!

Mike Marti said...

That is a beautiful table setup! I really love your Lazy Susan also. You have given me so many ideas.