Saturday, November 26, 2011

FABBY: First Christmas Table 2011

Victoria decorating her cookies, she does a great job as she's such a little artist.
Cayetana is decorating her cookies too and she's taking her job so seriously...she cracks me up, lol!  Cayetana was my elf 2 years ago and now she'll be 5 in January 26th.....for the ones that saw my last post, where I show my 2010 Christmas?!

I made this casual tablescape inspired on my grandgirls's ginger cookies and they came out so cute!  The mugs and sherbets with pedestal were made at our former Ceramic Co., I copied the design from a Christmas fabric!   The tabletopper has been mine for  30 years, it looks old fashion...well?  My daughters were so little and they loved it, and now my grankids also chose this one, so I'm glad I've kept it for so long!

Look at these great cookies, aren't they?! The pretty red glasses are vintage from my mil too...and maybe for a little eggnog!
 The cute angels and gold stars on the tablecloth.
 The teapots were made at our past Ceramic Co. in the design of my formal Christmas dinnerware as it didn't come with teapots. I will make a formal Christmas dinner table with that china later on. 
 My breakfast room buffet with the German Christmas carousel, a present from hubby several years ago.
 My mil's vintage French mirror with a wreath.  That's a cook book in back and it's called: Christmas From The Heart of the Home by:  Susan Branch... and it was a Christmas gift several years ago from my friend Stephanie, I always love to display it here come the Christmas season to check on the recipes for the Holiday season. 
 My lidded cheese plate  was a birthday present from mother's years ago. I love the little bear with a dress on which I bought several years ago. Most of my C'mas decorations I have kept them for many years, some already have memories.
My  Mil's antique in an Art Deco style English buffet, which was part of a four piece set of dining room furniture from her parents.  This is where I display my favorite things for the use of everyday through the Holidays  Season.

The pretty white linen napkin is beautifully hand-embroidered with a Christmas motif.  Here is a close up of the napkin.

 Our breakfast room it's  all ready for the Christmas holidays.  I'm not the cluttered kind, but I love to change everything into Christmas items I can use, see and enjoy everyday until January 6th. which is the Three Kings Day and after this date I usually start to put away my Christmas decor and back to normal.
 A better shot of our breakfast room. The door you see, next to another tea set,  leads to the kitchen.
This platter with cloche is for a dip and chips, or cheese dip and crackers and for the holidays I display cookies, chocolates and Christmas candy in it too.  The platter was also made at our former Ceramic Co.  My flowers are on a Bohemian crystal vase and I loved the red leaves!

I made this runner around 25 years ago when I used to sew and embroider, now I'm a blogger grandma! goes along with a big tablecloth I also made and embroidered for my formal dining table; I used them for many years in our Christmas day gatherings at my former house, where I used to have my father, my Fil and Mil and  my grandmother Stella, all passed away now, just wonderful memories.
My grandgirls Victoria 7 and Cayetana almost 5 in  January; are visiting us for a week as their parents went to Miami for a medical check up because my son in law has some back problems.  My daughter Sofia just made black Friday too and did some Christmas shopping, how great!  Well,  their little girls in the meantime are baking  ginger cookies with grandma and grandpa and so that inspired me to make a casual tablescape to later have some tea and cocoa with their cookies, along with hubby and the girls....we'll also have a little eggnog  in the vintage red glasses from their great-grandma.   I hope you like the first casual Christmas  table I created for  the girls and for us in 2011.

Thanking you my darlings in advance for your wonderful visits and generous comments.   I will also be joining some terrific parties and I'm thanking the lovely hostesses who welcome us every week!

Lots of hugs to you all,

                        HAPPY HOLIDAY DECKING TO ALL !

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  1. Everything is so beautiful, Fabby, especially your little granddaughters. xo

  2. Hi Fabby! The smiles on your beautiful granddaughters say it all...happy to be with grandma! Yummy cookies!
    Your tablescape is lovely and so special because it was shared with your granddaughters. I especially like your tablecloth. They're so hard to find anything like it nowadays. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful china with us and its history. XOXOX

  3. Fabby- Everything is SOOO pretty. It is like I am visiting an old friend. My best friend here had a ceramic shop for many,many years. She made many beautiful pieces like you did..and from there went into making porcelain dolls. I have 3 or 4 of them that she gifted me with.

    Your little girls are just so the look of determination on the face of the 4 year old "painting" her cookie!

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana

  4. Oh Fabby, this is the sweetest post. :) Your ice cream bowls and mugs are so cute, and I love your old-fashioned tablecloth! Those are the best. Your porcelain dogs look so cute with the red bows. Your buffet looks just gorgeous!! I'm so impressed that you made that tablerunner. How clever you are! Everything looks so magical and festive; I can't wait to start decorating here.



    P.S. Your granddaughters are precious.

  5. Adorable children:) What a stunning table!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. The cookies turned out wonderfully! The girls are obviously enjoying the creative process. Your table is charming--the colors bright and cheerful.

    I think I'd better hurry to catch up! I'm inspired by my visit to you.

  7. Fabby love your table and the tablecloth is so pretty. Pretty & festive. Pat

  8. Fabbby, I love this---I know that it is so much fun to have your granddaughters there--nothing makes a house feel more like Christmas!

  9. Fabby,
    I am STILL decorating but I had to drop by and thank you for all of your kind comments!
    I always smile when I see you have visited!
    I LOVE this sweet table setting. Don't you think it would go well in my Kitchen if I had room for a table???I definitely think so....
    Everything is so darling and I adore the tablecloth!! But most precious are those sweet little girls, angels themselves!

    And your buffet looks charming. I am such a sucker for the traditional Christmas colors of red and green. I love that you hung the wreath on your mirror. I do that in the Living Room.

    Truly a festive room and so enchanting!!


  10. Ma chère Fabby, tu as des petites filles si belles et attentionnée par ce qu'elles créent... Elles savent de qu'y tenir!...
    Merci de partager avec nous d'aussi belles photos de ton intérieur magnifiquement décoré...
    J'aime particulièrement le petit ours et la pomme mis sous cloche.
    Le miroir avec la couronne est une riche idée!
    Je te fais de gros bisous.

  11. You have a beautiful Christmas table. I like the wreath hanging on the mirror! I'm a new follower, please stop by for a visit when you have a chance.

  12. So pretty and festive! I love your tablescape. I've been looking for a Christmas teapot and I love yours'! Also, the addition of the dogs on the table - I love it! Thanks for visiting me. I'm happy you enjoyed my post about vintage Christmas cards!

  13. Hi Fabby
    I just tried (and failed!) to leave a comment so here I am once more.
    Your table is delightful, perfect for afternoon tea with two lovely and talented (future bakers?) grand daughters.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  14. Your home looks festive and pretty, it really says Christmas.

  15. Everything looks beautiful, Fabby! Especially those grandkids, you must be so proud! And you know what? Your home is so gorgeous, yet just by the expressions on the girls' faces, one can see that you have a relaxed, truly giving home and lived-in home, letting the girls enjoy themselves, even with all of your beautiful stuff! That shows why your grandkids love you so much. Thanks for sharing your day with them, and please tell them they did a fantastic job on those cookies!!

  16. Fabby, I always enjoy visiting your home and seeing all your beautiful dishes and decorations. I love the vintage table cloth and the ice cream bowls and mugs. Very festive! I'm sure your beautiful granddaughters enjoyed their visit. Blessings and hugs, Pamela

  17. Your decorations are so pretty Fabby! I love the looks on your Granddaughters' faces too!

    Enjoy the season!


  18. Dear Fabby,
    Christmas with children is so special, isn't it? Both girls look so cute while decorating cookies. I can see that for Cayetana it is a serious job to decorate her cookies. She will get a good ceramic painter, too. Your ceramics are unbelievable pretty. I just love every pattern and so surely the Christmas pattern, too.
    Have a great Advent time. Best greetings,

  19. Hi pretty Fabby! Oh, what gorgeous little granddaughters you have! What a treat to have them with you decorating cookies! :)
    I loved seeing your last years Christmas decorating - just gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. Your granddaughters are adorable helpers. The rich colors in your Christmas decor is so inviting.

  21. Wow a post with christmas all ready! I have started working on it today. Your grandaughters are so cute, how lucky to be making cookies with them..that is the best.

  22. Hi Fabby, Everything looks so pretty! I love the cloches...they look so cute. Your whole dining room looks so festive & ready for the holiday season.

  23. Everything is so wonderful! Love the doggies on the table~so many great ideas - Jennifer

  24. Hi Fabby,
    How festive everything is! I love your red stemware. What a wonderful treasure from you mil! I have a collection of redware I found when vacationing in Virginia. Whenever I find a piece at a thrift store I must buy it. My house does seem very full at Christmas. The only plus is that when I put it all away it feels quite clean and uncluttered. Fun times with your beautiful granddaughters. Happy holidays to you!

  25. I love the dishes and the cloth, so perfectly Christmas and festive.
    How cute the girls are making cookies. We are blessed!

  26. Your home is so beautiful, I love that vintage tablecloth. I'm sure your grandkids had a fantastic visit with Fabby!

  27. Your grand daughters are lovely, Fabby, you must have had so much fun with them making the Ginger Bread cookies.
    Your breakfast room is beautiful! I love the antiques and the decorations are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Cindy

  28. Making and decorating cookies is such a fun activity and a wonderful childhood memory for me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas tablescape, Fabby. ~ Sarah

  29. Oh your table is beautiful...and such sweet little girls. Looks like a fun time!

  30. A very pretty table. And I love the tablecloth!

  31. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Christmas Tablescape is Beautiful, I love your set of gorgeous dishes with your tablecloth. You did a great job putting this all together. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas Tablescape Fabby! looks like your granddaughters had a great time with you making cookies sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane

  32. So beautiful. You have so many beautiful things, but I think I like the individual footed sherbets are amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Your decorations and tablescape are beautiful. The cookies and children are adorable.


  34. Oh Fabby, Those little girls are just so precious... and what great little cooks!
    Thanks for sharing them and this sweet Christmas table! So festive and full of Christmas cheer!

  35. Fabby,
    Well your granddaughters are adorable!! I love how much fun they are having..those cookies are wonderful. Your tablecloth reminds me of the old vintage one I have from my Grandma...I pull it out each year and set a table with it. Your table is the details you have added and especially the centerpiece of those handmade cookies! Have a great Christmas season!
    Miss Bloomers

  36. So beautiful ~ and the granddaughters are just little dolls!

  37. What a fun time for your granddaughters!! They are precious! Memories in the making!

  38. Everything looks great and the girls are gorgeous.

  39. Fabby, I love the table. Everything about it (especially the cookies)!!!

    I think the shape of those little mugs are so adorable. But not as adorable as your granddaughters! What lovely young ladies. You can tell how happy they are to be with you in your kitchen. Such precious memories!!!

    Ricki Jill

  40. Oh my goodness, your little bakers are adorable!! The cookies look delicous and are the crowning touch on your beautiful table.. I adore all the dogs on the table.. will have to remember to try this.. hugs ~lynne~

  41. Everything looks fabulous, Fabby! Great job!! I love everything, it looks like the girls had fun making cookies :)

  42. Hi, Fabby!
    Saw your comment on another blog and came on over. Well, I am your newest follower! Everything is so nice and I also especially like the vintage tablecloth! It looks wonderful!

    Take care.
    Cheryl's Christmas Chattels

  43. Hi Fabby! I have not had time to visit cause I have been so busy in Florida. I miss you! Your grandkids are s beautiful and they did a great job on the cookies. I love your Christmas ceramics, very festive and so perfect for the tablecloth. The runner you made is gorgeous! You are a woman with many talents!...Christine

  44. Christmas all through the house! Looks like such fun, and I would love to have one of those cookies! I love those old tablecloths.

  45. Looking for blue. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

  46. How beautiful, Fabby! Your table and all the decorations are just amazing!
    And your girls are so lovely!
    Very helpful, they seem, creating Christmas magic!

  47. This is absolutely beautiful, Fabby! Wonderful!

  48. THis was a sure treat to view your photos and enjoy the writing about your granddaughters and cookie fun! Your home and decor is always so inspiring and stunning, my mouth usually drops to the floor! I noticed my link is wrong fyi - it is Have a WONDERFUL week and thank you so much for linking up.

  49. Fabby your grand daughters are simply gorgeous. You are truly in the holiday spirit. Your tablescapes are amazing. My eyes are on those fabulous looking cookies. I think I can smell them from here. Please share your delicious cookies, I mean blog with us at our linky party launch at

  50. Fabby,
    Your grandgirls look to be having a wonderful time! So cute! Everything is beautiful! Lovely table for Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  51. So beautiful! Beautiful grand kids! Thanks for sharing your lovely home and family.

  52. Fabby, Love those compotes - what a pretty table you set! Love the mirror and the buffet too and your granddaughters did a good job! What cuties!

  53. Fabby, your reds are so nice! Everything looks very festive. Your granddaughters are so cute and their cookies turned out well. Love the apples in their cloches! The carousel is wonderful. What a great post! Thanks for sharing it with us and have a fabulous week with your girls.


  54. So pretty --- I know your grandgirls loved the special setting for their cookies.

  55. Fabby,your post is just beautiful. Everything you touch turns in to something beautiful.Love the vintage tablecloth, my Dad recently gave me a vintage cloth that had belonged to my Mom. I can remember Mom using it on the table so this year I have made a vintage tablescape at my house. I don't have it posted yet. Hope you are participating in the Christmas Blogger Block Party starting December 5. I have a link to it on my sidebar if you haven't read about the party.

  56. Hi, Fabby! Nothing like babies to make the holidays brighter! Great post. The cookies are beautiful and so is your fun table for them! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  57. OMG, Fabby My first time to see your Christmas treasures. I drool again §:-(

    ANd the 2 gorgeous angles are make my heart beats fast. Congrats to have them.

    Happy TTT and hugs as ever.

  58. Everything looks so pretty! Your granddaughters are adorable!

    I like those white dogs on the table, very different!


  59. wow ! What a beautiful and special tablescape... Love the christmas themed table cloth and the crockery go well with the theme... The cookies look yummy .....And your little girls look soo cute !!

  60. There is a festival themed blog party going on at my blog :

    The party is open upto 5th Jan 2012. Hope to see you there ;-) !!

    Have a great day !

  61. What a lovely home you have Fabby, and your Christmas decorations are gorgeous. Your grandaughters are having a lovely time thanks to grandma. xx :o)

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  63. Beautiful Christmas table, Fabby and perfect for those precious little girls! Happy Tea Day!

  64. Wow, your table may be casual, but everything else is wonderfully intricate. So much eye candy. Wow.

  65. Beautiful
    Love all of the red so warm and inviting your daughters are wonderful helpers too

  66. Beautiful Fabby! The girls are so sweet, just like the cookies! The home decorated so perfectly for the holidays, totally festive.

  67. Hi Fabby, What a fun way to spend time with those darling little girls. The table is so pretty and I love your tablecloth. I'm sure the cookies were delicious. I love the sideboard decorations too. I see we have very similar taste. Look forward to seeing more Christmas decorations from you.

    The French Hutch

  68. Hi Fabby, so glad to find you and your lovely tablescapes this week. The girls sure do look like they are having loads of fun. I so love the dessert bowls and the tea pots are such a luck to have a ceramic shop. The gingerbread cookies yummy looking the red glass is a favourite of mine, thanks for sharing your Christmas Tea

  69. They are too cute! Plus your decorations are beautiful!

  70. Fabby,
    Wow! Your breakfast room is beautiful. The buffet looks terrific, as does the table. The cookies look delicious!
    Your granddaughters are beautiful. I am sure they bring you much delight and joy.

  71. Everything is so pretty and festive! I love the photos of your grandgirls making cookies, precious! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments were most appreciated!!

  72. This is lovely! Beautiful red and whites! Love the spinning candle. Adorable post, so much Christmas cheer!

  73. A wonderful post filled with so much great Christmas spirit. I think it is wonderful those pretty, precious girls enjoy playing with the dough. Just makes the cookies sweeter.

  74. Hi Fabby! I'm here. I am loving your table so cherry and festive Love!!!! How often do you change it out for Christmas? The cookies look yummy too.

    Thanks again for your kind words and for coming by.

  75. What a fun post! Happy granddaughters making cookies and a cheerful child-friendly table, vintage topper and all! LOVE the wreath on the mirror!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  76. Oh Fabby, your granddaughters are beautiful. They make fantastic cookies too. All your pictures are so lovely. The china is beautiful. Thank you for its history too. I so appreciate you coming over to visit me today. Have a beautiful, blessed Christmas season.

  77. Your Christmas table is beautiful and the cookies look yummy. I'm sure they were lots of fun to make.

  78. This looks like so much fun -- what wonderful memories you are making for your granddaughters.

    I have that book, too, and there is a wonderful breakfast dish in there (if I am remembering correctly) made with artichokes and crabmeat -- very nice for Christmas brunch.

  79. That table is absolutely gorgeous, and I especially love that tablecloth. The angels on it are SO cute!
    Happy REDnesday,

  80. Cute girls..beautiful decoration.

    Visiting for BM! Hope you can visit me too:)

  81. The girls are so beautiful, just like their mother and grandmother. What a blessing that you spend these special times with the girls, making sweet memories.

    The cookies look great and I bet they're delicious!

    Your table looks so pretty. You have so many priceless pieces. I love how you've hung the beautiful wreath with the beautiful mirror.... they really compliment one another.
    Big hugs sweet friend,

  82. Those gingerbread cookies will be the best you ever eat because they had an extra special ingredient added -- love from your lovely granddaughters. Everything is so festive. Enjoy the holidays.

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra.

  83. Everything is so's just that vintage table cloth :)
    Big hugs,

  84. I love you little granddaughters - so precious!!!

  85. Oh my fabby, this is so delightful and beautiful! You are all decked out and ready for the season.

  86. Everything is just gorgeous! Your granddaughters look like they're having a blast baking at grammy's. Love the tablescape! Thanks for sharing.

  87. The girls are truly beautiful !

  88. Beautiful table and beautiful girls! I love the teapot and tea sets!

  89. Wonderful pictures of your grandgirls making beautiful cookies. Your table is delightful!!!

  90. Such sweet little girls! Beautiful :) And their cookies are perfect on that lovely table. Wonderful memories being made.


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