Wednesday, December 28, 2011

FABBY: New Year's Eve Table

The liquor station with antique etched glasses that were from my Fil's family. My Meissen two tier with some faux and fresh fruit.

The candle holders are Bohemian from the Chzech Republic, I usually keep them in my dining table and they're four, 2 tall and 2 shorter ones. I  love the Hutschenreuther rectangular platter at your left  that came with eight butter dishes for each place setting and I set each one with a small, silver plated butter spatula.
I've used this antique hand cut crystal "champagne"glasses from my Fil's family, for shrimp cocktail. They are from a set of many size big and small, like the ones in the buffet for spirits... for before and after dinner.
I used another tablecloth for this tablescape made out of my dining room drapery panels...the friends that have been following me will remember that I changed my window treatment of our living and dining rooms, back in October to Hunter Douglas shades; you can see them here, in the background window.  I used this tablecloth mainly cause it's silvery with a little pale blue and gold line pattern in it, this enabled me to use my blue and white dishes.  I used some of my silver elements like my two mercury glass votives, you can see one at the left corner of the table.
I used silver balls as place cards.

You know about the silver cover, which I used as my centerpiece in front stage! I am so happy because I never had one in sterling silver before, except in stainless steel for my buffet servings; but non as elegant and classy like this one, lol!   I recieved more presents from him too, my two daughters and mother....and that would be another post.
The set of stems I used in this table setting are Italian, Bormiolli Rocco and the flutes are part of them.  We acquired them  several years ago. The ice bucket with the champagne it's also sterling silver, I could never read what it says in the back, except that it has like a crown and some letters.
The napkin rings are silver plated and I like the lacy look they have.
The champagne stems with the silver ball  inside them,  are antique from a set that belonged to my Fil's family and I often use them with shrimp cocktail.  The wine and water stems are from the Italian Bormiolli Rocco set, as the champagne flutes.
 I am very happy with my "new tablecloth" made out of my dining room drapery panels and the material is of a fine brocade and it washes very nicely. Up front my cute German ceramic santa on my French vintage table.
The silver mercury glass votive. I placed them juxta-posed from each other and I used my small pewter bread plates underneath. I have a set of 12 of each, chargers and bread plates as there's wonderful things made of pewter in Ecuador, relatively good priced.
 I haven't used the French hurricanes from my daughter Sofia's wedding reception in a long time as they were in storage and we have around 40 as some broke, we used them in each 44 round tables and ten bigger ones that were used in the buffet tables and all around the ball room with flower arrangements, in the cake and sweets station, the coffee and the spirits's station as well.
 My inspiration for this tablescape is the New Year 2012 and my gorgeous English silver fowl cover that my wonderful hubby just gifted me this Christmas.  I want to thank every one of you for all the inspiration I received this year 2011, that's almost over; for your never ending talent in tablescaping, decorating, vignette making, cooking recipes... and so much more and for been so kind and generous in sharing it with us....and for your lovely and generous comments and your visits of encouregment, for which I am for ever grateful, therefore, I can only wish for you, all my dear blog  friends only the very best and I mean:  good health, prosperity and lots of happiness for the new year that's about to open it's doors to us.  Once again, a thousand thanks and God bless you all.

Finally, I want to thank the lovely and gracious hostesses that have let me link to their wonderful and great parties, which they share with us every week with the only unselfish purpose for us to show-off our tablescapes, vignettes, recipes and decorations.  May your New Year 2012 be filled with good health, prosperity and happiness.  Thank you very much. 



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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Fabby, everything is so beautiful!! Such an elegant table. Your creative touches really adds so much to the table. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Jocelyn @

martinealison said...

L'argent me semble être une note de très bon goût pour une table de nouvel an... Une pureté qui fait aussi honneur à Dame Hiver.
Comme à l'ordinaire, tout est très délicieusement bien pensé et délicatement bien placé.
Une très joli vaisselle trône dans une atmosphère de fête...
Je te félicite pour l'ensemble des photos que tu nous fais généreusement partager...
A l'aube de cette nouvelle année 2012, je te renouvelle mes voeux afin que tout soit possible y compris le bonheur.
Gros bisous ma chère Fabby.

Cathy said...

What a remarkable table I think you deserve a big A++++. I am going to steal (borrow) you placecard idea. Hope to have my table posted tomorrow.
HaPPy nEw YeAr!!! Stay safe.


Entertaining Women said...

The fowl cover is magnificent! I know that you must be so thrilled. I love that you used the drapes as a tablecloth. I'm always looking at estate sales for drapery panels that can be used as table linens, too. Such a great idea. I'm looking forward to 2012...Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Nina said...

So, so, lovely! Compliments!
Happy Holidays!

Rebecca said...

Everything about your room and table is gorgeous! (Of course, as far as I'm concerned, the blue & white onion pattern is THE best.) The two-tier is marvelous; the English silver fowl cover is beautiful.

I would love to have seen the ball room at your daughter's wedding. The French hurricanes fit your New Year's Eve table perfectly.

Happiest of New Years to you, Fabby!

Maria said...

Oh, Fabby! This is definitely one of the most beautiful tables I've seen you put together - and you have put together some really beautiful tablescapes. This one is my favorite. Love the blue/white china and the silver tones of the whole thing. Just lovely! Happy New Year!

Tricia said...

Fabby, what a stunning table! I love the elegant color scheme, and the silver covered dish from your husband is exquisite! My favorite touch is the silver ornament in the crystal sherbets. Festive!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a gorgeous table. That looks like the setting for such a special dinner. Love all the silver pieces.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your New Year's Eve tablescape is Gorgeous for your dinner party sweet lady.
Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.
XXOO Diane

Babs said...

Fabby, Your table is absolutely stunning! I love your new fowl cover from your hubby. It's perfect for a centerpiece. Great idea to use your curtain panels for a table cover. So smart!
Wishing a healthy and happy New Year for you and your family!

Cindy said...

You set such a beautiful and elegant table. Everything looks so perfect! And your fowl cover is gorgeous! What a sweet husband to add to your table ware.
Hugs, Cindy

Marigene said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love the blue, white and silver theme. The fowl cover is gorgeous...what a wonderful gift.
Happy New Year, Fabby!

Linda said...

What can I say about all the beauty of this table and of your house? You've become a master at scaping the table and the placement of your dishes, the coziness and warmth, the after dinner drink station. Your collections are beautiful, everything.
I'm slowly getting into tablescaping again, but haven't posted any in quite a while. Hopefully I'll get my "spark" back.
Thanks for sharing all your loveliness in 2011.

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful table setting! Enjoy the New Years, Laura

Diann said...

Just beautiful Fabby! Blue, white and silver is probably my all time favorite combination of colors for tablescapes. It always has an elegant, fresh and pretty look! Thank you for joining TTF last week. I hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2011

Queenie said...

I love your blue and white transferware Fabby...your table looks gorgeous :)
Happy New Year!
Big hugs,

xinex said...

Hi Fabby! Girlfriend, I think this is one of my favorites of your tablescapes. I looked at it from my i phone but could not appreciate it as much so I had to go on my laptop to enjoy it even more. It's simply magnificent! I love your pewter chargers. I think I have only 2 of them and your hubby's Christmas present is fabulous! He sure has great taste, after all, he picked you for a wife. I have not seen my Christmas present from John yet but I got a set of hammered copper cookware to hang on my new pot rack. Back to your tablescape. I love every details, the colors you put together, the blue and white dishes, tablecloth, centerpiece, everything! Thanks also for your nice comment on my granddaughter's post. I just love her to death. She is so perfect and so precious!I hope you all have a Happy New Year!...Christine

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh My Fabby, Everything looks so brite and clean and the silver so shiney. I love it. Drop by and see my new house.Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jan said...

A very elegant tablescape!

Marlis said...

Fabby, your husband has excellent taste! (well, he chose you right? LOL).. that is a beautiful piece of silver. Your table is stunning. I love your blue and white.. always so very very pretty. Fabby, it's been a wonderful year visiting you and having you visit. Wishing you warmth, good cheer and many, many blessings in the new year.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, Fabby! I love your gift, it is stunning. Everything looks very festive and the silver fowl cover, which I have never heard of, steals the show!
Happy 2012 live from NY!

Cindy said...

Thank you for stopping by my corner of the web and leaving a sweet comment.

I love your tablescape. I'm a bit jealous of your new fowl cover! What a great centerpiece for this tablescape.

I look forward to reading your blog!

Linda said...

This is a really beautiful tablescape, Fabby...I would love to dine here! Your guests will feel very special!

LV said...

You truly have been blessed with a lovely home filled with many treasures.

Honey at 2805 said...

I would dearly love to have dinner at one of your fabulous dreamy tables!

What a pleasure it has been getting to know you this year!

Thank you for being a friend to me and 2805 and for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

Sue said...

Fabby, You have the most beautiful things! The blue china would definitely be a favorite of mine. Your husband's gift to you must be very special to you. :-) So frugal and smart to use the drapery panels as the tablecloth! wishing you a wonderful new year to come, too!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so lovely and festive, just gorgeous!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Tess said...


What a gorgeous way to start the New Year!!! Everything on your sparkly table is just beautiful. LOVE the silver piece in the center of the table!!

Have a great New Year! Looking forward to your wonderful posts for 2012

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...


Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Greetings from Australia♥

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Fabby,
What a gorgeous table, as you know blue and white is my favorite!Looks like a magazine spread. We'd love to have you share it at "What's It Wednesday" as well. We'd love to have you!
Wishing you the very best that the new year has to offer!
Hugs and happiness,

Johanna said...

Dear Fabby,
I really love this table. To use the shades fabric for the table cloth is one of your best ideas. I lvoe how it matches with the chairs. That makes a wonderful harmonic look. And you really know how to entertain with china, silver and crystal. I have never seen such an elegant table with the blue onion china. Thats more than perfect. And I know you will serve a glorious menue, too. What a blessing to sit on this table.
Wish you a gorgeous New Years eve and a prosperous New Year with luck, fun and health.Hugs and greetings, Johanna

Coloradolady said...

So pretty~ I wish I had a knack for setting a elegant table like this, but my attempts fall short. Happy VTT

Cindy said...

What a beautiful Dining Room! I love the blue china. I especially adore the tray next to the dining table with the Champagne on it, how clever. Happy New Year! XO Cindy

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

How lovely! I love the frosty look of this table, so wintry and elegant. Happy New Year to you and yours, Fabby. I look forward to seeing what your blog will hold in 2012.

Stacy Curran said...

OMG Fabby, that is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks for your sweet comment today :)

Alycia Nichols said...

Beautiful post, Fabby! Your kind words as well as your lovely table make this a great post to close 2011. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas, and I love the silver fowl cover!!! Your husband either has very good taste or knows how to take a hint! ;-) I like the way you did the napkins this time, too. Very nice with the pretty napkin rings. I know you and your family will celebrate the new year in style. Enjoy! Thank you so much for visiting my blog this morning, too. I appreciate it! I have (again!) been sick, so I have been in bed since Tuesday evening. I didn't even post on Susan's Tablescape Thursday this week!!! I'm feeling better today, thanks to my husband who prescribed the right meds for me right away. I hope to be feeling better by New Year's Day, but we have already cancelled the party for our house on New Year's Eve. I'm just not up to it all. Oh, well...there's always next year! Have a wonderful and safe weekend, Fabby!

Anonymous said...

Fabby! Feliz 2012 para você e a sua família, são os meus sinceros votos. Abraço!

Mrs. White said...

Your table is absolutely elegant!

I am so inspired! Thank you for sharing!

~Country Lady~ said...

That is a perfectly elegant New Year's tablescape. I especially love the silver centerpiece. Your blue and white china is fabulous. Happy New Year.

Lynn said...

Happy New Year Fabby. What a stunning tablescape this is. The silver just gives it such elegance. That is a beautiful gift from your husband and yes, it does just set the table off perfectly. May you be abundantly blessed in 2012 as you have blessed others bloggers by your beautiful blog.

Hibiscus House said...

Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi! you have outdone yourself the table is so beautiful. I love your center piece it is wonderful. Happy New Year! Pat

Velva said...

Absolutely stunning!

Happy New Year to you.


Marie Arden said...

What a sparkling and inviting table you have created! Happy New Year!

Annesphamily said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your decorating talent with us! Happy New Year!

SavvyMama said...

so elegant and beautiful...have a fabulous New Year to you!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

So elegant! I love the blue, white and silver color combination.

Ms. Burrito said...

Soo pretty!

My PINK, please come and see. Have a happy new year!

Shelia said...

Happy New Year's Eve, Fabby! Oh, another gorgeous table! I love your pretty Christmas present and your blue and white china is lovely! You've outdone yourself, most lovely one! Looking forward to another year in blogging with you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Fabby! Your table is just splendid and I love those chargers. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!

Susan and Bentley

Princesa Nadie said...

Feliz Año Nuevo
Un Abrazo

Maria Andrade said...

Olá Fabby,
Belíssima mesa!
Feliz ano novo para ti e para todos os teus.

Scribbler said...

My dear Fabby, everything is breathtaking!

Lucky are your guests to share in this most wonderful celebration at your table.

You mentioned that the pewter chargers are reasonable in Ecuador -- do you know by any chance if there is a mail order source or website where I might investigate?


Anonymous said...

What a glorious way to end this year with this beautiful silver, blue and white is perfect for a night of saying "good-bye" to 2011 and to welcome in 2012, among family and friends, memories and joy and laughter..The sterling silver fowl cover dish is exquisite and it really sets off the rest of the table....I know you were thrilled to receive such a gorgeous gift from your hubby!!! He has good taste!!
The blue and white china, and all of the stemware, candle holders, votives and flatware look so elegnant and festive!! You have done a marvelous job of creating this tablescape, Fabby....just like you do all of your others. You always seem to "take it over the top", which I love, as I enjoy seing your post and look forward to it week after week!!
Wishing you many blessings, much love, peace and hope in the New Year.....Hugs, Francy

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How gorgeous and elegant. Who wouldn't feel festive after being seated at that table. Happy New Years to you and yes that was a wonderful gift from your hubby.


Thank you Francy for all your wonderful, generous and kind comments I have received from you this year. I also want the best for you, specially lots of good health, happiness and prosperity. Many blessings for you and your family Francy!

My Cozy Casita said...

Ola, querida amigita Fabby cuanta alegria me dio tu comment yo te deceo lo mejor para ti tu linda familia que Dios y el nuevo Year les conceda lo mas deceado,tu mesa de New Year como siempre tan elegante ere una dama muy clasica y elegante tienes una casa marabillosa me facianan tus mueble y tu decoration tenemos el mismo gusto. recibes un fuerte abraso en este fin de year de una amiga en Miami.
God bless you and your.

Jennelise said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the colors and the ornaments in the glasses! Happy New Year!

podso said...

Fabby your table is beautiful! I love that repurposed and refashioned tablecloth! Wishing you a very happy 2012.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I wish I was sitting at that gorgeous table!! Have a great year and many more posts!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Fabby! Love your great colors and fun New Years Table! Wishing you all the best in 2012-enjoy:@)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

My goodness Fabby!
Leave it to you to send off the old year with a big BANG! Fabulous and stunning. Love the blue and white and silvers....! That two tiered Meissen piece is DREAMY!

Happy New Year!
Alison :)

Dolores said...

Wow, so beautiful and elegant!!!! I love your idea of using the silver balls as place cards...perfect!
Happy New Year!!!!

Marlis said...

Fabby, I really loved seeing this table again.. I've so enjoyed our friendship this past year! May all your dreams come true in 2012. Happy New Year! xo marlis

Monique said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I like you white- blue dishes, and silverware, so gorgeous :)
Have a Happy New Year!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...this is one BEAUTIFUL tablescape...HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend!!!


Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! happy New year!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Happy New Year to you too Fabby!
Love this table! The new silver cover is gorgeous! Looks like a grand table was set for bringing in the new year!
Love your ornament/placecards! Great idea and so festive! You are always a joy to visit with! Best wishes for the best in 2012!! Liz