Thursday, May 24, 2012

FABBY: Fun Tablescape at Sofia's

  We just received wonderful news from Sofia about her husband, as most of you know our Sil is undergoing a spine operation right now at Miami's Spine Hospital. Latest news from the Vascular Dr., who just made an exit from the operating room, explained to Sofie that so far everything is coming out perfectly and he's job is finished...we just have to wait two hours more so the surgeon can give her the final news on the operation outcome. God is good.

Up date on Giancarlo's operation:  Everything came out perfectly as expected, he's in the recuperating room and Sofia will see him tomorrow finally. We are so happy for her too, as she was so worried and alone there...wish I was with her too and made myself two, in order to be a mom as well, lol... Thank you to OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!!

Here is a tablescape I made at Sofia's dining room, where we are taking care of our granddaughters, Victoria 7 and Cayetana 5.  The dishes displayed here were made at Monte Turi, our past Ceramic Co. designed by me, specially for Victoria, eight years ago and some of the big pieces (not shown here), have an inscription in the back that they were made by her grandparents.. specially for her.

 The buffet in the back ground is an antique and the dining set is an Art Deco style, a gift we gave her for her college graduation. Sofia is a professional gardenscaper. She just reupholstered them with this lovely red.
 The dishes were made at hubby's past ceramic co. and they were designed by me, with the inspiration on the Indigenous people of Ecuador's attire, which was my job back then, at our factory. Hubby owned it for 30 years.
 Sofia has a beautiful, vintage looking, silver plated tray I love, which inspired me to make the centerpiece with the teacups, plates, teapot with roos, creamer with teaspoons and marmalade bowl with a strawberry on the lid... with leaf feet as well.
 The dinner plate's design is orange with the decoration simulating an embroidery doily with flowers and humminbird. You can see that the design on the lovely flowers look like they were embroidered with thread. The artist from our company, Luis Leon, was wonderful, he interpreted everything I would imagine!!
 The salad plate in a smaller version of the dinner plate and also with a hummingbird..I love this bird! The flatware is modern Italian in stainless and teak wood.
 The soup bowl is adorable as it has three feet, in the shape of leaves.
 You can see part of the leaf feet the soup bowls have. Sofia serves pasta, cereal, soup of course, etc., in them as well.
 I love the silver, vintage looking tray as centerpiece. I also used one of her cloches to place the teacups and cake plates.
 The sherbets for fresh fruit salad, walnuts, coconut flakes and yogurt.
 The sherbets at front stage. They also follow the doily idea design. I little duck on top of this napkin ring.
 A side view of the place setting. Here you can see better the leaf feet on the bowls. The glass chargers are a goldish, caramel color and are Italian. She has glassware to match, except I couldn't find them, she also has cartons and she's getting like me! Therefore, I used clear wine goblets and water caramel glasses to sort of match the chargers.
I love this silver tray!
I almost forgot to show you this gorgeous, brass antique clock, turn of the last century that our Sil, Giancarlo inherited from his grandfather's family. I love how the young woman is drinking water from the fountain, which has a whimsical face on the top, sort of like Alice in Wonderland kind of whimsy. This fabulous clock was made in New York City at the very early years of the 1900's.
 I'm going to be joining Let's Dish and Tablescape Thursday today. Please check many other fun and great parties too. Hope to see you there, my friends.
I just made the tablescape for six, although the table is for eight, but it could seat ten even.

 Little bowl with a red chili pepper...guess what it's!! The napkin rings have little birds on top.
Thank you so much for all your prayers for our Sil's operation and good wishes for a prompt convalescence. I am always in debted with you all, generous, kind and sweet friends.

Thank you also for your kind and lovely visits as they always make my day and my life so exciting!
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  1. This is just so beautiful, made even more so by your words and the history.

  2. Beautiful table setting and I hope everything going to be good. Have a nice time.


  3. You are so talented -- are you still doing any design work?

    Hope all is well with your SIL.


  5. Fabby, You always do a stunning job at tablescaping!
    Enjoyed seeing this one.
    Like the colors of the chairs.
    Sweet blessings to you,

  6. What beautiful patterns and colors you "imagined"!

    The clock is quite impressive. Your SIL is blessed to have inherited it!

    Hoping to hear his recovery is right on schedule...

  7. What a wonderful setting, mi amiga preciousa.

    Your daughter's home is absolutely FAB. Love the chairs and the table. I am drooling so much.

    Hope your SIL is in the best of everything now. Keep in touch and keep us posted.

    Enjoy your stay with the sweeties.

    Beso mucho,

  8. I am glad the news from the hospital is good. Those dishes are so gorgeous! I just love the color and design. Your centerpiece looks so wonderful with the dishes and tray.

  9. These dishes are just beautiful, Fabby! They are certainly works of art. How special for your grandchild to have a set of dishes made especially for her! I hope your SIL is doing well!

  10. Fabby, I'm happy to hear the news is good.
    This table is fabulous as always. It's such fun to see your colorful designs. I know Victoria is pleased and honored to know this pattern was designed just for her.

  11. What a beautiful set of china...happy to hear your son-in-law's surgery is going well.

  12. Hi Fabby. You did a beautiful job setting your daughter's table with that gorgeous china! I love the pattern on it. I am happy your son-in-law is doing well and hope you will update us when all is done. Take care! Hugs, Pamela

  13. Fabby, this is another amazing set of dishes. I love that it belongs to your granddaughter. She is going to love that it comes from you. The leaf feet and the doily look are really fabulous. You have a great talent. I'm so glad you share it with us. have a blessed weekend, xo marlis

  14. As soon as I saw your post, Fabby, I ran right over, knowing the news must be good about your son-in-law if you'd been playing house with a tablescape. God IS good! Now to your table--these dishes are BEAUTIFUL!! What an artist you are to create such beautiful patterns! And what a precious gift to Victoria! Wow! I also love the centerpiece you created. Blessings and prayers for a speedy and full recovery, amiga lejana. ~Zuni

  15. I love that colourful table, everything is so gorgeous here. Stunning tablescape as always.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  16. Oh Fabby, you are such a ood dish designer. Those are just lovely, beautiful pattern! Your granddaughter is so lucky to have a set made just or her. The tray is gorgeous, beautiful shape and edging. I am glad you SIL is doing fine. We just to back from Atlanta last night and I have not visited for a while....Christine

  17. Beautiful dinnerware. I love the scalloped design on the dinner plate. Praise the Lord that the surgery went well. Thanks for letting us know and for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  18. I'm so happy the operation was successful. I wish him a speedy and pain-free recovery.

    The table is beautiful. How lucky little Victoria is, to have an instant heirloom designed and made by her loving and talented grandparents.

  19. Dear Fabby,
    I am happy, that everything turned out well with your SIL.
    Whow, this is another wonderful dish design. I love those happy colors and designs. I am sure your granddaughter is very proud to have this. Thank you for sharing your special designs with us.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  20. Fabby, the tray is gorgeous, and how beautiful it looks with the dishes you designed. What a beautiful pattern on the dishes. Let's Dish!xxoo Debbie

  21. I am so happy your SIL is doing so well!!I love art deco. Sofia has great taste! The table looks amazing! It looks like her mom taught her well! Have a great weekend Fabby!

  22. Fabby - Your husband's factory must have been like Ali Baba's cave - filled with treasures! I love the design on these dishes. You are so very, very talented. Good news on your SIL's surgery. We'll continue to pray for a speedy recovery! Hugs!

  23. Thanks for posting the wonderful news about your SIL!

    The table is just gorgeous, the ceramics-outstanding! Just amazing that you designed them! Love visiting your blog. Pam

  24. This is certainly your "season of invalids". I'm glad the reports are favorable.
    You are a great comfort to your family, I'm sure, with your caring for the girls.
    All the best

  25. Hi Fabby, It was such a pleasure to find you had visited my blog and left such a precious comment on my son's birthday. Thank you my dear. Such wonderful news on your SIL's surgery. I will add him to my prayer list for a perfect recovery too. Yes, God is good! What a lovely, lovely tablescape this is. Such a beautiful pattern you designed. What a talened lady you are and sounds like you and your hubby made quite a team with your former business. Delightful. Thinking of your daughter, too, and glad the hardest wait, during surgery, is over for her and they now look forward to better, healtier days ahead, together. Blessings and again, thank you for the lovely visit.

  26. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tablescape Fabby. The dishes are gorgeous.

  27. Ma chère Fabby je suis heureuse d'apprendre que l'intervention chirurgicale de ton gendre se soit bien déroulée. Je sais que tout n'est pas terminé, il va lui falloir encore beaucoup de patience pour retrouver sa pleine forme. Ta fille aura encore besoin de toi et c'est formidable que tu sois disponible pour elle et les enfants...Je m'aperçois par cette très belle publication que tu reproduis à la perfection tes talents dans un cadre différent... Une table très accueillante où la note de bon goût est toujours présente.
    Je te fais de gros bisous. Je te souhaite à toi et à toute ta famille un excellent week-end. Tous mes voeux de prompt rétablissement à ton gendre.

  28. I am so happy to hear your son is doing well. I will have them in my prayers...
    Your table is "GORGEOUS"! Your ceramics are my VERY VERY FAVORITE! Just when I think I have a pattern favorite YOU SHOW ME MORE. (((YOU ARE SO TALENTED)))!!!
    Love and Big Squishy Hugs to you,

  29. Such good news about your son in law!

    It's so special for your granddaughter to have dishes designed by you and for her. They are so beautiful and they look so beautiful with the red chairs.... and very happy looking table.

    Love the clock!

  30. Dear Fabby..I am so happy to hear
    your SIL's surgery went well. I am sorry your daughter has to be alone
    in a strange place, but I am sure the hospital is wonderful to both of them....
    I love your grand-daughters' names
    They are lovely!!
    And the tablescape...well, you have another gorgeous one!! The dishes are so pretty, a touch of whimsey maybe, for a young lady, but certainly to go smoothly into adulthood. How nice to inherit some
    thing so very special from her grandparents.
    Everything on the table caught my eye!! I think the hummingbirds are
    so darling!! And the footed bowls!
    The tray is really beautiful, too. I especially love the shape of it!
    Also, loving Art Deco like I do, I
    find the dining furniture a treasure, the red chairs. And the clock...what a fantastic antique...the whole thing
    is an art of wonder!!
    Thank you always for sharing your home, and your daughter's, with us.
    I always look forward to your new posts and I think my comments are too long! LOL
    But I did want to tell you MY hubby had open heart surgery last Wednesday..four by-passes. He did remarkably well and is now in the therapy part of hospital for re-hab
    so he can come home next Tuesday. Yes, GOD is GOOD to us and we thank HIM for all of our guys' recoveries.
    Much love, Francy

  31. Oh wow, Francy, I didn't know about your hubby, I am so happy the surgery turned out great!! I will pray for him for a prompt recovery! My Sil is in a lot of pain, but it's normal and he's well. They're going to make him walk today, at least some steps. Thank you as always for your love, sweet and generous comments. Wihing you both a lovely holiday weekend.
    Luv ya,

  32. Fabby,
    Praise the Lord, indeed!!! Such good news about your son~in~law! I know that your daughter would have loved to have you by her side during this operation...but know that her mind is at rest concerning her children! Your tablescape is lovely!

  33. Good news from the hospital! That's just awesome. You've done a beautiful table there Fabby, simply gorgeous. Love the dishes.

  34. What a wonderful tablescape - and what a wonderful design. You're so talented!

    Happy Pink Saturday and hugs from the UK.

  35. So thankful that your SIL is doing well. Prayers that he has a full recovery, Fabby.

    Those dishes just about made me pee my pants. :) They are just breathtaking. I know she must love them to pieces.
    Beautiful table.
    xo bj

  36. What beautiful dishes. Thank you for sharing. Happy Memorial Day weekend and Pink Saturday.

  37. Stunning room, vintage, Asian, and contemporary. How amazing to have dishes that you designed. Also, love the flatware. All together a loving, and lovely table. Thanks for sharing. Happy Memorial Weekend. ~CJ

  38. How beautiful, fabby! That soup bowl is amazing. When I first read it I thought you said it was 3 feet! That would be a lot of soup!
    Speedy recovery to your sil!

  39. SUCH great news to hear that Giancarlo's operation was a success!!! I am thrilled for your family and relieved right along with you. Please extend our best wishes as he continues to make his recovery. As for your table, dear Fabby, it is exquisite. You really have a wonderful imagination, and it shows through in the design of those dishes. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was the blouses of women in South America and Mexico. Beautiful interpretation! I'll bet you really miss that china company sometimes when you get an idea for something fabulous!!!

  40. What a stunning tablescape and dish collection. As always, your table looks sophisticated and stylish-you are so clever!

    Best wishes and happy weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

  41. What gorgeous dishes! The pattern is so vibrant, you did an amazing job on the design. It is wonderful that you have enough to pass to the family. They must be so proud!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  42. Such a sensational entry for Pink Birthday!

    Please come and link at my Color Connection meme through my PINKentry, hope you'll join the fun!

  43. My Dear Fabby,

    Praying for a full and quick recovery for your son in law. It's so nice that you can be there to help your daughter and spend time with your granddaughters.

    These dishes are stunningly beautiful, you have a great talent and the antique clock is just beautiful!!

    Thank You for stopping by earlier this week and for leaving me a sweet comment. I do hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

    Love and Hugs
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  44. HI Fabby! Oh, that's wonderful news about your SIL and I will be praying for his speedy recovery!
    What a blessing you can stay at your dauthers and keep the girls.
    Now her dining room is beautiful, she has great taste like her mother! :) The table setting is gorgeous and those dishes. The dishes you all made at your factory are just so wonderful. I love this set.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  45. Truly beautiful dinnerware. Wow wow wow You DO have a "fabby" style, Fabby. Congratulations. Hope all remains well with your daughter's husband. God bless him and all your family. Susan

  46. So glad to hear the good news about your SIL. I hope he makes a complete recovery. Your table is beautiful as always!

    Jocelyn @

  47. This is my first time here and I am so grateful to hear that the surgery for you SIL has gone well. What a blessing! And what a fabulous designer you are. Your dishes just take my breath away. Absolutely gorgeous. You are so very very talented indeed. So glad to have found you and am going to follow you. Came over from Sunday Showcase. May the Lords choicest blessings be with you and your dear family at this time.


  48. Fabby, your china is beautiful! How nice to have some of your personally designed china!! You are a very talented lady!

  49. Hi Fabby,
    Your china is so pretty and whimsical. It's a real treasure! I love those red chairs!
    Thank you for updating us on your SIL's condition. God bless him!
    Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your week.


  50. Fabby - I have been out of town and missed this post somehow. Wow, wow and wow!! I have never seen a family with so many treasures and this china is unbelievable with all of those tiny details like the leaf feet and the little pepper. What a lucky little girl Victoria is to know that some of the pieces were made just for her. Obviously, your daughter inherited your exquisite taste and it was wonderful to read that your son-in-law is doing well.

  51. Hi Fabby! I am so glad to hear that Sil is recovering well. Your table scape is just gorgeous and the dishes you designed at your factory are beautiful. You are very talented. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

  52. Fabby, the table setting is gorgeous; and the leaf feet on the bowls stunning! I hope all continues to go well with your SIL. Take care.

  53. Your artwork, aka China pattern, is stunning! I love the feet detail.
    I am so happy to hear your SIL is recovering nicely! Soon he will be home :) Thank you for sharing this at the party this week! I always love seeing you ♥

  54. First off I am glad to hear good news! And second, these dishes are so stunning! I love them. So unique and beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with all of us at TTF. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  55. First off I am glad to hear good news! And second, these dishes are so stunning! I love them. So unique and beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with all of us at TTF. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  56. So glad things went well with the surgery.Love the pattern of these plates. Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  57. My prayers for the surgery and a speedy recovery, what a gorgeous set of dishes to be cherished forever. Thank you for sharing...

  58. Hi Fabby!

    Such great news about your SIL! I hope his recovery is fast and with no complications.

    Those dishes are the prettiest ones yet! I love how the little bird is not so obvious and you have to look for it. All those colors are wonderful. You are one talented lady! How lucky of Sofie to have received those beautiful dishes... and it is so special that you designed them for her!

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  59. Oh.My. That is an awesome set of china! I am in love with the rooster teapot :)


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