Wednesday, September 7, 2011

FABBY: "Some Favorites"

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 The Chinese Secretary, all closed up.  (please disregard the ugly wires from the phone and lamp)

 I love the top of it and the oriental scenes with children and the big bird cage.
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 The peach tree and cage.  Children playing with a foo dog!
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 I love the brass hinges in the doors.
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 In all the drawers I keep some of my tablecloth stash, doilies and some vintage lace and family heirlooms.
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 Some of my dog collection....they're so cute!
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 Inside the doors I have oriental things from our travels, heirlooms and gifts...I have a weakness for oriental things!!.....naaa!, you haven't noticed!! lol
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 A picture of my baby daughters.  In the slits I keep our personal engraved cards, thank you cards, journals, Chinese stamps and coins in albums, that were a present to my husband several years ago...
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 I also keep a portrait, oil painting of my  granddaughters when they were small; from a local artist.
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 Here is the second piece of furniture I love is our Italian buffet!
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 These ovals are made of a very special wooden tree root, I don't remember what the name is.  They have a bronze frame to them.
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 I love the bronze granddaughter Cayetana when she was 1 1/2, it seems the angels were at her height, so she used to kiss them!,!
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 In the right hand side it has drawers where I keep some silverware, some napkins and  napkin rings.
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 In the middle section I have two sets of china and some other pieces.
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 In the left hand side I keep my lace, or reticulated china and some of my mil's French stems.
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 The upper part of the buffet has a hutch, where I keep some crystal, silver, vintage tea set, etc.; it has beveled glass in the doors.
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 This is what it looks like opened.
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 I like the wood work in the corners.

Thanking all the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties!
   I didn't make a tablescape this week for TT at, BNOTP, but decided to take some pics of a couple of  my favorite pieces of furniture we have.  The first one is a Chinese Secretary, acquired some 11 yrs. ago and the other is my Italian buffet that it's part of the set of our dining table and chairs...I loved this  Italian dining room so much when I saw it 20 years ago in the imports furniture store; that hubby gave it to me for my birthday as a surprise, as it was more expensive than the Chippendale we had already  picked out and thought they were going to deliver, sooo imagine my surprise!!   I just loved the bronze angels and the ovals that have a special wooden root, which I don't remember what it was,  and framed with bronze.  I'm showing you some of my stash I keep in them, too.  Anyway, here they are. 
Thank you always for your wonderful, sweet and generous comments.   I'll be also joining some parties and I thank the lovely ladies that host them every week!      Lots of hugs.          FABBY


Thanking all the lovely friends that visit me, as you always make my day!



carolinajewel said...

Love seeing all your beautiful storage furniture - especially the first Chinese piece!

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful pieces! I love that you husband surprised you with the more luxurious suite because he recognized how much you liked it. That makes me smile. Thank you for sharing your lovely hutch and chinoiserie cabinet. Cherry Kay

Donnie said...

Those are such beautiful pieces. The portrait of the grands is really great also. I'm sure that storage really comes in handy. Have a great day.

C. Joy said...

Don't worry about wires - necessary hazards of modern life. The Chinese hutch is beautiful. Have to go find my coffee, see you next time.

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

from Chile

Lorraine said...

Everything is very, very beautiful and classic.

Kathe said...

Wow! Lovely pieces of furniture to store your lovely dishes and other collections in. Love the painting of your grandchildren. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi !So glad you came by to visit me.
I love your pretty !
Your doggie collection is just the cutest.Thank you for following me,I get so excited when I get a new one.I joined up on your followers too !

Divine Theatre said...

Love, love, LOVE!!!!!!!
You own some beautiful things but you are more blessed than most to have sucha beautiful, loving family!

Dianne said...

Hi Fabby,
That Italian buffet is amazing. It certainly hides a wealth of china! Thank you for showing us your beautiful furniture. Dianne

xinex said...

Love your chinoserie secretary, Fabby. Of course, I love the Italian buffet too. Funny how we like the same things, both Aisan and European. I knew I love your furniture the very first time I saw your tablescape, I could see your lovely furniture in the background. You have a very sweet husband...Christine

Diann said...

Your cabinets are gorgeous Fabby! And all the treasures within them are stunning!

The French Hutch said...

Fabby, Your furniture is beautiful. I love the Chinese chinoserie with the oriental scenes. Wow, your buffet is wonderful and what storage space for all your beautiful china and serving pieces. Thanks for taking us into your lovely home.

The French Hutch

Honey at 2805 said...

The pieces are just gorgeous, especially filled with all that beautiful china and silver. My heart is beating really, really fast!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made for a more successful party. I appreciate you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Fabby, what beautiful furniture. I LOVE your sideboard. And what a beautiful place to store your china. Love it all.

Jocelyn @

Cass @ That Old House said...

I have chinoiserie secretary envy...what an amazing piece of furniture.

Love the story of your husband surprising you with the other dining room set. How lovely.

You sure have some wonderful storage in the hutch -- lucky girl!

and guess what? We ALL have wires all over our houses!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Oh, those are beautiful pieces of furniture! And beautiful family portraits, too!!!

I love all of your china/crystal/linens, too!@!!!



Marlis said...

Your pieces are so pretty Fabby. Exquisite really, I love how you have room to store all your pretties. Thanks for sharing. I especially love the story of the cherubs and your sweet grand! xo marlis

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Enjoyed looking at your beautiful furniture, had a great time touring thank you for sharing.

Karin Şen Cankan

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Fabby,

Thanks for your visit and comment! Those ovals in that marvelous piece of furniture look like burl wood. Very rare and with a beautiful grain.
All of your furniture, including collections are magazine material!
Did you follow me by clicking the button on my side bar with Google Friend Connect? Check if you did so as I don't want to loose you for having a chance to win my International Giveaway!
Love to you,


Richard Cottrell said...

What can I say, but, FAB. Thanks for sharing, Richard from My Old Historic House.

The Barnett Family said...

Your china is sooo organized! Love the oil painting of your grandchildren...priceless treasure! Thanks for stopping by!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have some beautiful furniture and collections. Love the dogs. They seem to be all the rage these days.

Alycia Nichols said...

What beautiful furniture and furnishings you have in your home, Fabby! It's a good thing you have plenty of storage for all those gorgeous treasures!!! I am scared to show where mine are all stored. I think people would faint. Maybe someday I'll get up the nerve! :-) I hope you have been having a good week and that your weekend is a restful one. Take good care!

Dolores said...

Your Chinese hutch is so beautiful, and of course I'm partial to Chinese, with my 4 Chinese grandchildren.

I love your dog collection too.

You have a great family!!!

Susan said...

Oh my, your furniture is absolutely exquisite. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Susan from

Anonymous said...

Fabby, I always enjoy your blogs so much! This one with pictures of your exquisite furniture is so very
nice...I love the Chinese hutch and
the china cabinet...such detailed pieces....I know you must have been
thrilled speechless when your hubby
surprised you with the Italian furniture you REALLY loved instead of the one you had picked out...I'd
have been over-whelmed!!
You have so many beautiful objects
and china, crystal, etc. It is such
a pleasure just to look at everything!!
Thanks for sharing a part of your home with us......
Have a fun weekend, Francy

S said...

What wonderful pieces you have - such treasures - no wonder they are your favorites! And the hutch full of sparkle is just wonderful.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Fabby...your furniture is absolutely gorgeous!!! You have such treasures! Love your dog collection, sweet!!!

Ellen said...

you have some beautiful pieces of furniture. I just love the picture of your grand daughters on the wall. They are super sweet. Love the design on the inside of the doors on chinese piece.

Ellen said...

Thank you for stopping by, and also for following me, I am your newest follower. Thank you for your kind words on my blog header. Just put that up today.

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, this is like a a tour through a show house. The secretary is so exquisite. The detail is impressive. I can just see your sweet grandbaby kissing the angelson the sideboard. Such a loving gesture by your husband. I would love to have seen you when the delivery came. It is also beautifully detailed and there is an abundance of storage. I enjoyed looking at your pretty treasures. Thank you for sharing these beautifully unique pieces.
have a great weekend, Ginger

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your favorites, Fabby. It's always a treat to see your lovely home.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Thanks so much for linking this up with Favorites on the First party today Fabby!

I always wondered where you stored your seemingly endless supply of stemware and dishes! And I should have know you would have grand old pieces to store them in.

So perfect your name is Fabby,
since your blog just represents all that is FABulous!

Anonymous said...

Gli ovali del buffet italiano,forse sono in"RADICA DI NOCE"ok?
Beautiful pieces!
Kisses dall'Italia