Monday, October 3, 2011

FABBY: Tea in the Bedroom

   We are in the process of  painting our dining, living rooms, the den and the foyer... from a pale yellow to a soft, mother of pearl, a stylish new shade hubby and I chose.  

We are also changing our window treatment, or curtains from 18 years ago to modern draperies custom made Hunter Douglas proudly made in the USA.  We are so lucky since we have distributors right here in Cuenca-Ecuador, so we decided on them, this will collect very little dust than the regular, all fabric classic cloth draperies and we are going to love the more modern look too.  

We are very happy with this new change as it was long overdue... the paint job and  the new window treatment.

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 Here is this small corner of our bedroom where I'm visiting with you and having afternoon tea with some "dulce de leche" squares.
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 My dearest dad is keeping me company, he past away in 1996, I was very close to him, I was the apple of his eyes, (only girl). 
I'm having tea in my Royal Albert's Oct. birthday cup,  my Oriental teapot with Chai-tea on top of my Italian evening shawl with ostrich feathers fringes in the ends.
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 Great book I'm reading, it's NYT best seller, by Bethany Frankel, A Place of Yes... about finding your truth, act on it, and everything about your business and owning it!  I recommend it, it is fabulous!
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 This mosaic with pictures of my dear family at left, I love looking at!  In the upper picture I'm with my Mil at left and mother at right, when we brought my baby grand home from the hospital, now Cayetana is 4 1/2 !
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 I was thinking you'd get a kick out of looking at my "treasure chest"!  I keep mostly my fake jewelry here, lots of earrings, neckleases, bracelets,  and other knick-knacks. 

At left a pic of my mother with me in 1953.
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 The beautiful 3 string pearl neckleas is from the collection of Jacqueline Kennedy, it's Majolica, along with the ring.  That pretty wide mother of pearl bracelet was my Bil's present.
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 The pretty bowl with lattice top was made at our former Ceramic Co., we gave that as favors, it's a custom here to remember my daughter Alexandra's First Communion. 
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 The silver bracelet is from Italy.  I love the pearl ring! In the drawer of the chest I keep the pearl necklaces, white and silver pearls and others.
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 In the upper pic at left is me when I was 20 in Central Park in the early 70's.  My husband Alejandro and me in the middle picture, in Galapagos.  At left a portrait of my husband our daughter Alexandra painted, she's such an artistic this girl, she's a professional photographer too.
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           Thank you so much for your sweet comments, as you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties!


Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at:
Lady Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday at:
Sandy for Tea Time Tuesday at:
Wanda Lee and Pam for their Tea Things Parties at:
Martha and Terry for Tea Cup Tuesday at:
Trish Tea Party Tuesday at:
Bunnie's Blog Hop Wednesday at:
Miss Spencer's Teacup Thursday's at:
Home Sweet Home at:
Show and Tell Friday at:
The Charm of Home at:


martinealison said...

Un moment intime que vous nous faites partager généreusement ma chère Fabb...
Je viendrais bien vous rejoindre pour une tasse de thé avec ma propre tasse "may" que je possède (avec le muguet!)...
Gros bisous et courage avec les travaux en cours.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Fabby! I read "A Place of Yes" and enjoyed it as well. Happy TTT.

Susan and Bentley

xinex said...

Don't tell me you collect Jackie Kennedy jewelry too, Fabby. LOL! Because I do! Is that another thing we have in common? Your dulce de leche sounds so delicious. Great memories around the spot where you are having tea. Your baby picture is so cute. How old were you there? If you have a chance, come check out my front porch fall decor too. It's the post before the tea table....Christine

Deanna said...

Fabby, May you have a sweet day!
Lovely place to have some quiet time and tea.

God bless,

deborah said...

I found you on BNOP. Your post reminded me of a dear friend of mine from New Zealand. While she was living here in the states we would sit in our back yards drink tea and talk for hours! Thank you from the fond memories!

jeanetteann said...

Happy Tea Time Tuesday, Your bedroom looks like a lovely place to take tea x

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

As far as I am concerned you have joined the REAL tea party...I love your little setting. It's sweet. Looks like a lovely area to escape to.
I had to smile at the photo of you and your Mother. I was a Junior in high school the year your photo was taken.
October is my birthday month. 75 in a few days. Hard to believe. It's a gorgeous month to be born in, don't you think?

Maria Andrade said...

Hello Fabby,
Your bedroom is certainly a very peaceful and nice place to stay in.
You are surrounded by beautiful objects and family memories so... enjoy your tea here!
Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Hi Fabby, what a beautiful space to have some quiet time! I could so enjoy a cup of tea and good book in your space. Thanks for the tip on the book, I'll have to look for it.

Have a wonderful day,

Jojo said...

Your photo at 20 is beautiful and the painting of you husband by you daughter is fabulous. My grand girls love to come over and get in my costume jewelry. For a minute, I was feeling like the girls as we peeked in your treasure box!

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Sue said...

Fabby, You have such an assortment of beautiful things throughout your home! How wonderful to have such cherished memories of your dad. I haven't enjoyed dulce de leche in many years- since I lived in New Mexico! Your wall, with your photographs and art, is a nice touch. The photo of you in NY is gorgeous! Hope you really enjoyed your tea!
~ Sue

Rebecca said...

What fun having this view of another part of your home! I wish you sanity and peace as you wait for the finished product and look forward to seeing it :)

Richard Cottrell said...

Your bed room looks very much a retreat, I am so glad you have invited me in for a peak. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Rosetta said...

C'è tanto amore e famiglia nel tuo post!Come eri bella!!!Baci,Rosetta

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Fabby,
What a sweet spot to have a quiet tea. The dulce de leche looks yummy. The October teacup is lovely and my favourite tea at the moment is chai.
You are surrounded by wonderful photos and memories there. You have some very lovely jewelery too. I too like JK jewelery. I love the wide bracelet from your BIL.
Thank you for joining me for tea today and hope your week is lovely.


S said...

My first visit to your blog and I'm invited into your bedroom - what an open being you are. It looks like quite a lovely retreat - thanks for sharing.

Snap said...

Fabby, thank you for having me for tea. Loved seeing all your treasure and precious photos of your lovely family. Happy tea day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, your bedroom is beautiful. Love the little seating area, such a great place to sit and relax with a cup of tea. Love your jewelry box. Wow, such pretty things. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Nancy said...

Love the jewelry box with all the lovely spilly things inside. Hope you get all the work done soon.

Johanna said...

Hello Fabby,
the Tea at your bed room was fabulous. Isn't that nice to have the company of so many lovely persons. How nice to have a peek in your jewelry chest. I loved to play with the jewelry of my mother when I was child. Those pictures reminded me a lot. Thank you so much for sharing this tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna
P.S. I am curious how your new rooms turne out. said...

I so drooled over the Dulce de Leche squares. I remember the long bars my mother would buy and would pinch little pieces to nibble on. Thanks for the recommendation on the book, I think Bethenny has been quite successful with all her hard work recently.

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
Thank you so much for sharing your bedroom tea with us. I see you have a memory corner there where you have your delicious tea. Lovely.
Soon all the painting will be done and you will be able to go back to your other rooms, looking so chic!
How fun!

Lizabeth said...

Hello Fabby!
I love your corner! The jewelry all spread out reminds me of when I was little and my Mom would do that. She would change her jewelry for every outfit! We loved rummaging through it- it was predominately costume jewelry but we didn't care! I can't wait to see your new painted rooms! You've been very busy this year with lots of improvements!

Gypsy Heart said...

I so wish I could join you! Your tea and the dessert both sound delish. You have some beautiful jewelry. I will be anxious to see your redecorated rooms...I'm sure it will all be so lovely.

You live in a wonderful country! I'm so happy to know you and I appreciate your stopping by.


Gypsy Heart said...

I so wish I could join you! Your tea and the dessert both sound delish. You have some beautiful jewelry. I will be anxious to see your redecorated rooms...I'm sure it will all be so lovely.

You live in a wonderful country! I'm so happy to know you and I appreciate your stopping by.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I too love a cup of tea--your treasure box looks like it is filled with all kind of fun!

Maggie said...

Visiting you on my bunny hop this week and stopped to say Hi.
Great post

Geneva said...

Thank you for sharing your little corner of the world! It's lovely! With all your beautiful things and personal touches it's easy to see why you enjoy having tea there.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabby, thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos. Tea in your bedroom, absolutely lovely!

Looking forward to seeing the changes, you are making.

Karen said...

Beautiful memories surround you it looks so warm and comforting. I've heard that Betheney's book is s good read, may have to give it a try. Thanks for visiting.

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful corner of your world.

- The Tablescaper

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I haven't read the book, it looks so interesting, going on the list of books to get. I love all your family pictures, keeps them close to your heart. How exciting for you to be redecorating, I know you're going to have lots to share with us. What a lovley post my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

Chubby N Chieque said...

More than enjoying, Fab!

Hope your having a good time alone. I love being alone, sometimes.

Take care and enjoy!

Have a nice day.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Fabby!

What a delightful teatime respite in your bedroom. Everything from your jewelery, to your photos, special books and Dulce de Leche make this tea post simply charming and very warmly inviting!

Thanks so much for joining us for tea once again this week!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Jacqueline said...

It is so hard when you are painting, it is like moving! Glad you have a place to hide out and find a little restful time. I loved your sharing of this wonderful spot with all of the lovely jewelry and photography.

Hope the painting wraps up soon!

SavannahGranny said...

Sweet Fabby, You are such a beauty. No wonder sweet hubby took you away from NYC. I so enjoyed seeing the family pictures and looking at you treasure box. It is so much fun dressing up and wearing all the sparkles. I love your evening shawl as well.
Don't work to hard moving things around. Remember you will be cleaning and polishing everything going back in place. Probably why we do redecoration so seldom. LOL. Love to you, Ginger

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Fabby,

Lovely place for a tea and you got so many lovely momentos to look at. Guess we are the same age! Love to you,


P.S. Indeed the Christofle is silver plated but they used a superior quality that lasts a century!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am in AWE of your treasure chest! I love vintage jewelry but I need to get a jewelry box to display it! I love yours...just perfect! I would smile every time I walk in the room! ♥

Kathleen said...

Hi Fabby!
Love that pic of you in NY!

We are about to start painting too, I dread the mess!
Have a great weekend!

Dolores said...

Oh how exciting to make changes....... the new color and window coverings sounds lovely.

I love your personal treasures..... the pictures are beautiful..... and the picture of you is gorgeous!!!

Happy weekend sweet friend!

Olga said...

Hi, I just found your blog through "Show of your cottage Monday link party". Your crocheted heirlooms got my attention. They all are so beautiful! But the set of tablecloth that your grandmother made and tablerunner and doilies that your mom crochet especially caught my eye.
My mom and I crochet a bedspread using the same pattern; the crocheted squares are connected together a bit differently forming a bit different overall pattern. You can see it here:

Honey at 2805 said...

Your jewerly chest is overflowing with beautiful things! So nice of you to have invited us in for a peak at them and to have tea with you!

Thanks so much for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated.

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Fabby, thanks for the stroll down Memory Lane via your jewelry case. I loved it. I'm you newest follower and hope you follow me.


Babs said...

The corner of your bedroom is so perfect for a way to have tea, relax and share family photos. I'm sure you'll be glad when all the redecorating is finished. Can't wait to see it all.
Have a great week,

Marlis said...

Loved the glimpse in your bedroom. Happy that you are redoing your home, it will make you smile.. I love your jewelry box with all the faux jewelry and the pictures of your family.. so precious. Your teacup is quite lovely.. xo marlis

Karin Şen Cankan said...

The place perfect to be alone and yet not alone with your loved ones.

Love the jewelry pictures too

Karin Şen Cankan