Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FABBY: Mother's Tea Party

   Hi my friends!
I just sneaked at my 82 year old mother's house just to take some pics as she's having a tea party tomorrow with her school friends, lol!  Anyhow, she had set her table already with the set of dishes in blue and white, which were a gift from us several years ago for Mother's Day and they were also designed by me at  our former Ceramic Co. We also gave my MIL a set too, but now I have a multi color. The blue and white design came from the indigenous people from the northern region of Ecuador's apparel, like blouses, skirts and even men's shirts. 
 I also took  photos of some parts of mother's home. Hope you like my post of Mother's Tea Party.  Thank you for your lovely visits, I just love it when you come over and I so appreciate it very much.

Thank you lovely ladies that host the terrific parties I can't wait to link to every week... and for having me.

She had paired the blue and white dishes, with a pink linen and rose-pink roses, this enables me to join Beverly's great Pink Saturday Party.  The dishes were made back at our Ceramic Co.
Mother is going to serve ice-cream topped with walnuts in the sherbets and later cake, small sandwiches, cookies and other sweets.  If you like there's a little bit of history about this design...not much, on the beginning of this post. 

The beautiful runner was made by mother several years ago and she also made a larger one for me, as my dining table is a bit larger than her beautiful Queen Ann dining set.
Behind the curtains there's a balcony with a great view.
My mother likes putting some grapes and berries in the bowl you see here, with two handles. You can see that it's a sieve as well, for small fruit, difficult for drying individually, so the water that's left just drips all by itself in the under plate.
I love her china cabinet, it's so beautiful. The open door at the right side of the photo leads to her kitchen.
Mother in her pretty living room...I kind of forced her to pose, lol!
This beautiful antique piece is Meissen and the cherub on the carriage is the handle of the lid.
This is another beautiful antique piece and it's a Volksted Porcelain-Germany.
I asked my mother to lend me the dinner plate so you can see it, as she wasn't using it except as serving pieces for her tea party tomorrow, so here it is.
In the salad plate mother will be serving her guests, cake and other yummy things.
In the cute sherbet she's going to serve them ice-cream with walnut garnishing. The teacups are a little bigger than the standard cups, for hot chocolate or coffee, as well.

My mother's kitchen is quite large and comfortable. She does entertain her friends a lot, sometimes she has high teas for up to 18 ladies. I usually give her a hand when there is to many guests.
She has a beautiful view from her 4th. floor apartment.

In the peninsula is were her great-grands have Christmas and Mother's Day lunch, as she always makes a wonderful luncheon for us.  Hope you liked my post on Mother's Tea Party.
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Priscilla said...

I have a soft spot for blue china. Her's is absolutely beautiful.

Debbie said...

Your mom is an inspiration and I want to be just like her! I want to be having fun with friends and graciously entertaining when I'm her age.

It's all really beautiful, too. I love the flowers and those awesome dishes. In fact, I all the pictures of her home.

Oliva said...

Beautiful! I love your mother's blue & white dishes! I am sure she and her friends are going to have a great time!

Mom Wald said...

Although your green set was lovely, I am afraid that this one has to be new favorite. Blue and white is a favorite of mine. What a lucky mother.

Sonia said...

Hi Fabby!
Your Mother's home is fabulous! Love the blue and white table she has set for her teaparty! Great dishes and your Mom is so pretty sitting on her couch!! Thanks for sharing!
Miss Bloomers

Designs By Pinky said...

I hope I can still be entertaining my friends when I am her age. That is wonderful and probably what keeps her young. She has some BEAUTIFUL pieces! Thanks so much for sharing her tea party and her apt. XO, Pinky

Karen said...

Truly beautiful... as is your mother!! Love the pictures.
Ladybug Creek

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tea set...just stunning!! That's so cute that your mother was having a tea party with her school friends:D

Cindy said...

Pretty! Love the blue and white dishes and the porcelain pieces are fantastic! How sweet your grandma is "posing"!
XO Cindy

xinex said...

Thank you for sharing your mother's home with us, Fabby. It's lovely! Your mom is a beautiful lady, just like you and you both have the tablescaping skills. Love the blue and white dishes you gave her, reminds me of blue onion. I have a very similar Meissen piece....Christine

Linda Chapman said...

What a charming post and what a MOST charming Mother you have! The table is lovely and I am certain your mother and her friends will be sitting around it enjoying each other immensely!

82 and still entertaining! I am 63 and I want to be like YOR mom when I 'grow up!'

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Fabby, this was so fun to see your mother's beautiful place and her beautiful dishes. I am so glad you showed them individually as they are so beautiful and you need to see the salad plate's design too. What a wonderful woman and so cute to get to see her! Tell her thanks for posing!

Farah said...

Hi Fabby ... you have your creativity from your mother, it looks so beautiful ... I never imagine Pink with blue.... it looks so nice and just a touch of serenity.... very lovely looking table...
Your Mom is so cute Fabby....
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
now I know from where you inherited your sense for decoration and style. Your mothers has set the table as beautiful as you always do. The colorful ceramic is always a special eye candy for me. Equador is certainly very colorful and pretty. You catched all this in your designs masterly. Thank your mother and you for sharing this wonderful table.
Best greetings, Johanna

Diane said...

What treasures you have shown in this blog, but the greatest is your mother. She is lovely!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Fabby your Mom's tea party looks so lovely. I love blue and white. It is always so classic. And her home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn @

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful post Fabby. The china is very pretty. It's lovely that your mother still has tea parties and entertains her friends. Hugs, Pamela

Elna said...

Very nice table setting and beautiful roses.


The French Hutch said...

hi Fabby,
Your Mom is so lovely and what a treat today to see her lovely home. The tablescape is beautiful. The blue and white really pops on the pink tablecloth. The pattern on the tea set is so lovely. What beautiful pieces, I love the antique Missen with the cherub on top. Thanks to your mom for letting us visit.

The French Hutch

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin', your mothers tablesettin' and her home are almost as beautiful as she is!

She and her friends are gonna have a blast and a half!!! Better keep an eye one 'em, those school buddies might get into mischief. Heeehehehe!

This Ozark Farm Chick popped in to say 'howdy' and got to meet your beautiful Mom. My mama is 82, too!

From the happy hills and hollers of the storm torn Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a blessed and beautiful day!!!

The ladies are gonna have fun. :o)

All the Pretty Dishes said...

How Pretty! I love the dishes you designed!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Fabby,
Another inspiring post, this time featured by your mother's beautiful home. I immediately recognized the Queen Anne style furniture from the chairs, as there are similaar ones at my parents':)
The china is beautiful and I loved that special treat of the Meissen and Volkstedt pieces.
Thanks for sharing it all.
All the best for your mother and you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Fabby...well, I am still here today!!! Thank goodness!
I so enjoyed seeing everything set up for your mother's tea party with her school friends. The blue and white china you made for her is
stunning, such pretty figures on it. I liked her using it with a pale pink tablecloth and rosy/pink makes for delicate look, doesn't it?
I see where you inherited your own skills at tablescapes and decorating in general. Her apartment is lovely, and I could see some of the view through the sheers...beautiful.
I am only seven years younger than
your mother!! (she is pretty like you are!) and I have school friends
from sixty years ago, and we still are very close and love to get together, too, to celebrate our birthdays, special occasions, or just BECAUSE!! I think it is wonderful she still does that, too. Keeps you young!!
Thank you once again for sharing a
part of yourself, in the form of your mother's place today, with us, everything is gorgeous, as usual. You have a rich inheritance and family.....
Have a happy weekend!!
Hugs to you, sweet friend, Francy

Sarah said...

Fabby, thanks for sharing your mom's tea party. What an inspiration to be hosting a lovely party for friends. I hope I'm still doing this in my 80s. She has a beautiful home. ~ Sarah

Marigene said...

Beautiful cheery paired with the pink linens.

Norma2 said...

Felicitaciones por tener una mamá tan guapa. La presentación de la mesa me gustó mucho porque me encanta la cerámica azul y blanca, pero lo que me llamó la atención fueron las perforaciones del bowl¿Es para escurrir el agua de la fruta?
Beso Fabby y es un placer para la vista recorrer tus entradas.
Cariños desde Argentina

Meredith said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning. What a beautiful gift!!

Entertaining Women said...

I see where you learned your entertaining skills! I love the blue and white pattern, and if God looked kindly on coveting, I'd covet the large bowl with the sieve. Since He doesn't look kindly on coveting, I've decided that I'll be thrilled for your mom to have such a marvelous piece to use when entertaining. I'm so glad that you were able to share her party with us. Thanks! Cherry Kay

Nezzy said...

Oh this is just as pretty the second time around sweetie!

I just wanted to thank ya for visitin' with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride.

I try to get a new post up 'bout every seven to ten days. I'm runnin' behind here....MIL health issues.

God bless and in the word of that wacky old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear!!!" :o)

classic • casual • home said...

Love a tea party...and such a lovely table! You have a cute mama.

Marydon said...

Wow! Mother's runner is gorgeous & her table setting is so inviting. The roses just make the blues pop, Fabby. Beautiful.

I hope you will pop by to help us bring 'angel love' for a young girl who is sick.

Thank you.
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~

On Crooked Creek said...

What a lovely tablescape for your Mother's Tea Party! I love how the pink truly accents the blue & white china! Your Mother's kitchen is awesome! Have a wonderful Tea, dear friend and celebrate every day you have with your Mother!

Elaine said...

Why am I not surprised that your mother would have such wonderful and elegant taste? Those dishes are so bright and cheerful, and her table is sweet and inviting!

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Fabby, your mom blue china is so beautiful and her house so beautiful she look nice and pretty God bless her

Marlis said...

Fabby, this china is outstanding. You have a beautiful eye for design. I really like this blue china. Your mother is a very beautiful lady and her wonderful taste is seen in her lovely home. xo marlis

Pondside said...

I've come over from Jacqueline's Purple Chocolate Home. What a lovely blog - beautiful table settings and gentle style. I look forward to coming back to visit again.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful, Fabby!
I LOVE the figurines!!
And her blue and white dishes are to die for!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!


Maria said...

Fabby, this might be my favorite post of all the wonderful tables you have shown us! I love the blue/white combination AND I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your design! You are so talented! Your mom is a lovely lady! So beautiful! What was on the menu? I bet your mom had some awesome food as well!

Sandy said...

Hello... Your story with your Mom touched my heart. How lovely that your Mother can have teas with her childhood friends. We should all be so lucky. I love that. Her home is beautiful and you are a special daughter for sharing this with us.
I'm your newest follower, please accept this invite to come visit and follow me...I'd love to meet and greet you when you get a chance.

Have a funfilled weekend...

Tanya@takesix said...

Fabby I would be absolutely financially broke if I had ever visited your ceramic company. I love every pattern that you show us. Another beautiful table!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I love it that at 82 years of age your Mom still loves to entertain in style! Please let her know that many of us here in blog land applaud her!!!! She keeps a lovely home, and she obviously has a wonderful sense of style. It is quite apparent where YOUR sense of style comes from! I hope the event was a successful and happy one all around!

Poppy said...

Your mom is so beautiful and graceful,Fabby:) I hope when I'm her age I'm still able to entertain like her! She has a beautiful house and I love the views from her rooms. The blue and white china pattern is so exquisite and I love it! Beautiful inspiring post! Thanks for letting us take a peek.Hope your mom had a fine time visiting her friends:) Happy weekend to you!~Poppy

Babs said...

Fabby, Thanks for sharing your mom's lovely table setting for her friends. The china is gorgeous and I can just imagine her friends will be thrilled at her thoughtfulness, and pretty table. Please thank your mom for letting us see her lovely home. Hugs,

Lisa said...

Fabby, I just love these dishes! Kudos to your mother, where can I order these dishes? New to your blog, but I will be back
Thanks, Lisa

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Such a gorgeous blue and white table, Fabby. Thank you so much for these wonderful images of you mother's table.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


You designed that awesome china????

And I would have never EVER thought to use a soft pink tablecloth with blue and white china but it is perfect. I have only used white and a soft yellow in the past.

VERY VERY VERY well done!

Your mother is too adorable, and what a lovely tablescape!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Fabby! I posted your wonderful giveaway gift last night! Everyone loves it but they also love your handwriting! You have exquisite handwriting - I definitely agree - the most beautiful I have seen. Thank you again so much!

CAS said...

That is such a sweet and precious tablescape & beautiful room. Your Mom is lovely, too!

Cindy said...

Your MIL's home is beautiful and she sets a very pretty table. I love the pottery that your company made, so pretty!
I especially like her pretty white kitchen. She has wonderful taste.
Hugs, Cindy

Snap said...

Oh, Fabby ... I see that your decorating flare runs in the family! I love your Mother's tea tablescape. Love the blue and white. What a lovely apartment she has with some lovely collections. Thank you for the brief tour! Hugs----

Donna Patrice said...

I love blue and white - these dishes are so pretty and so is the entire table. Your mother has a lovely apartment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your mother is so pretty. How wonderful that she's setting such a pretty table and entertaining friends. Those blue dishes are gorgeous!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your mother is so pretty. How wonderful that she's setting such a pretty table and entertaining friends. Those blue dishes are gorgeous!

swedecollection said...

How wonderful your mother entertains at 82. Hope I will do that too. Glad she is in good health to enjoy life so well. Her pink linens look great with the blue. You did a wonderful job designing the ceramic set. Appreciate being able to see the dinner plate as well. Hugs to your Mom.

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Party!

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! First of all, your little mother is just beautiful and doesn't look her age. I see that beauty runs in your family! :) The blue and white china is just gorgeous and to think you designed it! How very special. Your mother's table looks gorgeous and I'm sure her lady friends will love the tea party. Her kitchen is very nice and so big. Looks like she has a very nice place to live.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

What a wonderful hostess your mother must be. I just love her home and her lovely blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore the Meissen!

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

chubskulit said...

Super fabulous!


Rebecca said...

Fabby, You are so talented! The blue design on those dishes is just beautiful!

It was very special to see your mother's home. It is clear where you got your gracious hostess skills and "eye" for beauty!

Thank you for creating this post!

Leah H. said...

Beautiful settings with the blue china ware.

Visiting for Blue Monday-hope you can stop by:)

Honey at 2805 said...

Your mother's china is beautiful! Like you, she is very talented at composing a table. And what a cute apartment! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

Dolores said...

The blue china is so beautiful, as is everything on the table.

Your mother is beautiful, just like you. She's really an inspiration!!!
Her home is so lovely!

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Jo's This and That said...

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Rettabug said...

Oh is easy to see where you got your love of pretty things! Your mother's tablescape is gorgeous as is her entire home.

I hope I'm still having tea with my friends when I'm 82!!! Please wish her well & thank her for letting you share her home with us.


Maria Elena said...

Oh, How beautiful! The dishes are gorgeous!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Fabby, everything looks great! Your Mom sounds amazing :)

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Wow, she's beautiful and so is her home and daughter! Love that china and her table is laid out beautifully!

Ellen said...

Hi Fabby, I'm just catching up with you. I've been out of town. Your mother's home is beautiful. Her table is exquisite. Those beautiful dishes just make me smile. Thanks for sharing this delightful post.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I can see you take after your Mom, everything looks lovely -- especially the dishware you gifted her with from your ceramics company!