Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FABBY: A Winner and Tablescape!

   THE WINNER OF MY FIRST  "blogaversary giveaway" is Jacqueline of PURPLE CHOCOLATE HOME!!   Thank you all dear friends for coming by and signing up and specially to the ladies that followed me, although it wasn't a must.  Dear Beverly, from Pink Saturday has just announced the winner, for which I'm so terribly happy for you Jacqueline.  Please Jacqueline send me via mail your address so I can next week send you your gift.  Thank you. 
A thousand thanks dear Beverly for helping me out  announcing it at Pink Saturday with my first giveaway. 

  I was inspired to do this tablescape for January with my beautiful  German vintage, hand decorated in pink roses, urn; some of you might remember hubby gave me for Mother's Day 2011.  
 And here you have it... my January 2012 table with my Spanish organza lace tablecloth, I used a pink one underneath it.  This urn is vintage German and hand decorated with pretty pink roses.
 I used my pink Polish water goblets, paired with my Mil's French wine ones.
 I used in this table my cobalt blue chargers because my Mil's antique china has pink and blue flowers in the pattern as you can see it here, on the dinner plate.

The napkin rings I used today are white ones with a blue butterfly on top. They were made by us too.
 I also used my  tea set on my tablescape as it blended nicely with the china and I kind of like to mix chinas a little.
My buffet is decorated for a while, liable to change, with my Christmas presents.  The two big and great cloches are my daughter's I just loved them, as I never had ones as big as this two.  I placed my Chinese figurine ladies holding a bird, they are also part of the things I love....and in the center, hubby's gift, the beautiful silver, fowl cover dome.
The pretty oriental lamp with the dragon is an antique, as once it was a vase that was my Mil's wedding present.  My husband had it made into a lamp at our Ceramic co., since we did make ceramic and porcelain lamps back then also.
The buffet arrangement is done on top of my mother's, hand crochet runner, which is part of a set with a tablecloth for 12, a larger runner for the dinner table, a mat for the bread basket and a tray mat.  She crocheted for me about 25 years ago, I think.
 Those cute little flower vases were made at our past ceramic co. and the flowers were formed by hand. People bought them for girl Christenings, for First Communion, favors.
 A shot from the top so you can appreciate the lace center of the tablecloth.  Had I been tall enough you could probably see the four place settings, lol...
I made this tablescape with my Mil's antique china that I love, using my cobalt blue chargers, that were made at our former ceramic co.  This two elements are my main inspiration for my first January, pink and blue "regular" tablescape...although I did the one with the Three Kings, but that one was still a Christmas holiday table.

Thank you to the wonderful friends for your lovely, kind and generous comments, I do appreciate them so much, and to the gracious ladies that host such fab and fun parties, too.


Here are some of the parties I will be linking to:

What's it Wednesday  at:
Tablescape Thursday at:
Vintage Thingies Thursday at:
Open House Party at:
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at:
Miss Spencer's Tea Cup Thursday at:
It's a Party at:
Feather your Nest Friday at:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at:
Home Sweet Home Friday at:
Pinterest Feature Friday at:
Pot Pourri Friday at:
Friday Unfold at:
Inspiration Friday at:  http://thepicketfence.blogspotcom/
Beverly's Pink Saturday at:
Seasonal Sunday at:
Sally for Blue Monday at:
Masterpiece Monday at:
Show Off your Cottage Monday at:
Tabletop Tuesday at:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at:
Knick of Time Tuesday at:
Trish for Tea Party Tuesday at:


  1. Your glassware is stunning and your china is just beautiful! Happy New Year!!

  2. Beautiful... i love your colour pallet and those blue chargers are perfect, adds that wow of unexpected colour! Your buffet looks stunning, displaying your wonderful new treasures! Happy Tablscape Thursday..xo HHL

  3. Ma chère Fabby, tu continues à m'étonner chaque fois que je visite ton blog.
    Lorsque j'aperçois l'avant dernière photo, je crains pour toi!... Attention de ne pas chuter!
    Tu nous montres de belles chinoiseries sous cloches... et une table si raffinement bien présentée. tes invités ont terriblement de la chance.
    Je te fais de gros bisous, à très bientôt.

  4. Your tablescapes is lovely. The pinks are beautiful!

  5. Hi, Fabby. The china is beautiful, but the urn and the tablecloth...OMG...absolutely gorgeous!! The tablecloth caught my eye immediately--fine linens are one of my weaknesses. thanks for sharing. ~Zuni

  6. Your table is sooo beautiful!
    It is just stunning!
    Thank you for uplifting my night!
    I enjoyed it!

  7. Fabby, Breathtaking as usual. I love the tablecloth and the beautiful design. Your cloches were such a lovely gift and you have displayed so tastefully with the figurines. My heart jumped at first sight of the crochet runner. I knew your Mom made it even before I got to that narrative.
    Blessings sweet friend, Ginger

  8. Fabby,your table setting is beautiful.
    You know I had never heard of chargers before(I live in Australia) until I saw them on one of the bloggers Christmas table.
    I searched high and low to find some. I went to every shop I could think of,to no avail. Then on the way home Hubby said we should have one last look in our local K Mart. Low and behold I got 6 gold ones for $2 each.
    Strange that they even had them,when noone else had heard of them,even their other stores. Anyway,I am very happy to now have some chargers thanks to my overseas blogger friends. Now all my friends and family want some.
    xx jeanetteann

  9. Oh Fabby...what glorious gifts you've shared with us today! That Spanish organza lace tablecloth is TDF & I love how you can change the look/color by whatever you place beneath it. The cutwork on it is fabulous! So is your tea have so many gorgeous items, Lady! Love seeing them,

  10. Admiring the beautiful crochet runner your mother makes me want to learn how to crochet!!!

    Your dishes and table are so gorgeous!! Lovely cloches!!!

  11. Amazingly beautiful table, Fabby. The
    tableware and colors are fabulous!

  12. It never would have occurred to me to use the cobalt chargers with the delicate pink patterns!

    I'm SO glad you showed this beautiful table & buffet arrangements.

    Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week ღ

  13. Fabby, this is one of the prettiest tables I have ever seen. I love the blue accents on it, too. The urn is such a statement piece, and i love the organza overlay. Stunning, Fabby! :D

  14. Once again fabulous china. I love the urn is amazing.. and the little vases darling.. I am loving this table set up.. it's a piece of art with the gorgeous pieces.. xo marlis

  15. Just beautiful -- everything.

    You had me at pink, but the linens are also exquisite. I always love to see what you show us next. Seeing your tables is like looking through the windows at a fine shop -- always so much to devour with the eyes.


  16. This is such a pretty, feminine, quiet setting, Fabby. I love it! I am so partial to the color pink, and when I see gorgeous pieces like that urn your husband so thoughtfully selected for you, it just makes me melt! Happy 1-Year Blog Anniversary, sweetie pumpkin!

  17. Adoro la tua tavola !mi piacciono molto i piatti ed i bicchieri rosa.Baci,Rosetta

  18. Oh my Fabby. I love the urn, I remember when you got it. It is so special and what a fun centerpiece. Beautiful as usual. Richard from my Old Historic House.

  19. Muy bonita vajilla!!
    Fabby ¿tenés un traductor en esta página?, yo no lo encuentro y me sería útil Hoy el de Google no quiso funcionar.
    Beso y aquí estaré en la próxima entrada

  20. Not joining anything for a meme this week coz I am just to busy with all the packings and all those stuffs.

    Then, we are leaving tomorrow to drive lil Missy to south of Sweden. A 7hrs ride from the capital city.

    But, I am wandering around in blogosphere, though. Just for my pass time b4 I carry more boxes.

    Everything is adorable, dear Fabby. Lovely.

    Have a happy w/end.

    Beso mucho chicka mia,

  21. A beautiful table . That tablecloth steals the show. Are they still available?

  22. Hi Fabby,
    what a wonderful table. I love the beautiful urn and the whole china is so pretty. You have truly a wonderful house.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  23. Oh how lovely!

    I love all the layers.

    I especially love you made that lamp out of a treasured family heirloom, that is truly special.

    Thanks so much for visiting me so I could easily find you and this beautiful tablescaped you shared with us today.

  24. A lovely pink table! I love the mix of antique and vintage with such elegance!

  25. What an enchaanting tablescape for today! The organza tablecloth caught my eye first...exquisite!! It lends the perfect background for the pretty china and stemware, and that urn is beautiful!! I like the way you blended the teaset with your MIL's china....very lovely together.
    Those tall, big cloches are just wonderful!! I like the figurine of the Chinese lady in one (I have a very special Chinese daughter-in-law from Beijing!!) and of course, that gorgeous fowl cover your husband gifted you with...lovely side table.
    You always have the prettiest table settings and I enjoy looking at them over and over!!
    Thanks for sharing this one. It looks
    so "happy" for January, which can be so drab and dreary around here!!
    Have a happy week-end coming up!
    Hugs, Francy

  26. Fabby, what a glorious table! The urn makes the perfect centerpiece, especially with that pretty floral china. And I adore your pink goblets! The tablecloth is simply stunning -- SO gorgeous!

  27. Oh my gush that urn is stunning. It's like a woman with so much beauty! ^_^ And speaking of Spanish organza we have plenty of that in my native country Philippines. Hope I can visit Philippines this year because I will buy all the color of this beautiful cloth ^_^ Thanks for the visit and happy weekend!

    Kim, USA

  28. Fabby-What a treat to come here and see this- Everything looks just gorgeous. You did a wonderful job with the whole setting- xo Diana

  29. A truly outstanding table setting.

  30. Your table is stunning as usual! What beautiful china and stemware! The buffet is lovely too!

    Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

  31. Very beautiful, dear Fabby. I love that everything has a story, someone in your family gave it to you or made it. The antique China is lovely. Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  32. Hi Fabby. What a beautiful table! Love the pink glasses, the floral dishes and your silver serving piece from you husband is gorgeous! He has great're a lucky girl!

  33. How pretty! Love the pink cloth with the sheer overlay and your clochs. This all is quite delightful.

  34. Fabby,
    What a beautiful tablescape!!
    Pure Victorian style heaven!!

    THanks for stopping by as often as you do!!


  35. Hi Fabby,

    Your tablescape is gorgeous!!!

    I love your cloches.


  36. Wow wow they are so pretty i am speechless....Just visiting from PS!

  37. Thank you for visiting my blog, which led me to yours! Oh my goodness, you have so many beautiful things! The urn is absolutely gorgeous.

  38. Hi Fabby, Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous!. The organza tablecloth is so dainty and shows up beautifully with the cloth underneath. The urn is decorated with such lovely hand painted detail and of course I love the pink. All of your stems and accessories are lovely paired with the china. Lovely.
    Happy Pink and wishing you all the best in 2012.

    The French Hutch

  39. Your beautiful tablescape represents a treasure trove of vintage family jewels. The urn is magnificent, and of course you know that I adore lovely linens. The cutwork topper and the crochet piece from your mom are so special. You've created a gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

  40. Congrats to Jacqueline for winning your wonderful giveaway, Fabby. How lucky can she be! Your urn is exquisite, so magnificent! And your whole tablescape is stunning. Love the roses and do you know I have similar Asian figures? Your tablecloth is very pretty..Christine

  41. Oh man, Fabby -- I haven't been blogging a lot lately, and so I missed your giveaway, I don't even know what the giveaway was, but I'm sure it was great!!! LOL! But congrats to the winner! And, of course, your tablescape is FABulous, just like you, Fabby. ;)

  42. I've been out of town so I'm trying to get caught up in reading. Happy Belated Bloggaversary to you!

    I love this table. My favorite part of all is the way you chose those cobalt chargers to bring out the pop of blue among all the pale pink. It's all just beautiful!

  43. Happy Pink Saturday, I love your table everything looks fantastic. I really like your choice of color on the chargers it make the china pattern and colors pop. I'm one of your new followers. Have a great week. Warmly, Linda

  44. Beautiful pink table cover and all the pink stuffs.

    Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share-hope you can stop by:)

  45. Hello Fabby,
    I love your tablescape and buffet settings. They all the more lovely because some of the pieces were gifts from your family.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  46. Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.

    My PINK is here. Please come and see.

  47. Oh, Fabby! Your table is so beautiful! Anyone sitting there would feel very special!!
    Happy Pink Saturday to you!

  48. Hi Fabby,
    That table is fabulous! Thanks so much for linking, you've made us all green with envy!
    See you next week!

  49. Fabby, congratulations on your awesome giveaway. Have you heard from Jacqueline yet?

    Your table is gorgeous! You have so many pretty things.

  50. Beautiful! I love all of the china with roses :)

  51. Thank you soooo much! I was out of town for Miss America all week and just catching up!!!! I sent you my address by email.

    Your table looks straight out of a high end antique store with all of your exquisite pieces. The glassware is just fabulous. I love the silver fowl dome too. what a piece. Great gifts from the girls, those cloches are huge!

    Thank you again!

  52. Congratulations to Jacqueline!

    I love your cobalt blue chargers. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

  53. Beautiful tablescape! Love the glassware too. Happy Blue Monday :)

  54. Everything is decorated so beautifully! You create such gorgeous table settings!

  55. So happy to have found your blog. I'm a new follower, so I can see more of your beautiful ideas. Stop by anytime, Lori

  56. The word is "exquisite."

  57. Just beautiful love your tablecloth and china. Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever. Just found your beautiful blog and have enjoyed looking around everything is so lovely. I'm now following so we can keep in touch, if you ever find a spare minute I hope you visit me sometime follow back if you like. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012.

    Always Wendy

  58. Oh my Fabby, I would have been in rose heaven. How gorgeous~


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