Tuesday, May 15, 2012

FABBY: Mother's Day present and Real Tablescape

 Here are a couple of new pics I just added to this post right now, so you can see how Alejandro hunged the middle, pear shaped prism longer, as it wasn't before, because a couple of crystal balls in the chain had fallen. We were so lucky the sales person recuperated them from the antique shop.
The center, pear shaped prism has two beautiful faceted sides, which is why it looks better longer!

Hi my darling friends, hope you had a great Mother's Day, along with your dear family and that you were very appreciated as you deserve to be..all of you!.. lovely and wonderful mothers from blog land.

I want to also share with you, my dearest blog friends, that my wonderful son in law, Sofia's husband and father of my two little grandgirls is going to have a "spine" operation in one of the Miami's Spine Institutes, by the Director Surgeon, Amar D. Rajadhyaksha, because he's got a problem with a crooked spine, which he was born with, the Dr. says..and it's been bothering him ONLY for the past year to this date! He started to feel pain since he was 37, last year, therefore, he had a couple of visits to different surgeons and institutes and decided this was the best Dr., as Sofia and her hubby know older patients that are doing wonderful after been operated by him. The surgery will take place next Thursday, May 24th. I am appealing to your generosity of heart to send some prayers for Giancarlo, in the hope that our Lord, Jesus Christ will bless him and his surgeon so that everything will turn out smoothly and without any problem, as we expect.  Thank you from the buttom of my heart.


We will be driving for 3-4 hours, this coming Friday morning, May 18th., to spend three weeks in Guayaquil-Ecuador taking care of our two little grand-girls with Alejandro. I will be posting and visiting you from my daughter's house after this last post. Please excuse me, as I will take a little longer answering your wonderful and generous comments, but I will be over to your blogs!

 Here is my Mother's Day gift from my wonderful hubby Alejandro.  It's an antique, circa 1920's, Marie Therese style, with many faceted and polished hand cut crystal, as every prism is different than the other. Since these pictures,  Alejandro made the hanging "single prism longer" as a couple of round crystals had fallen, we were so lucky they could find them later on at the antique shop!

 I have this beautiful Belgium tablecloth since my eldest daughter Alexandra made her First Communion... years ago. The Czech crystal urn with white flowers. I didn't want to take away attention, or front stage to the chandelier, so I did a white table for ten, eight good friends and us... with my white  Noritake dishes. The white vintage hounds I borrowed from my dog collection.
A shot from above. The white lotus porcelain bowls are for chili sauce that men love with their meals around this parts.
I used a plain blue tablecloth under the Belgium lace one, so to appreciate the lace work better.
The place set, ready for my Shrimp Quiche as entree. Main dish was turkey with wild rice, chef's salad and my mother's great stuffing. For dessert I made an Argentinian Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. I think is a Spanish tradition as all Latin Americans have had many a Dulce de Leche recipes from always... my grandma Stella's "dulce" was the best, made from scratch, as it was my Mil's and my own mother's. Now there are plenty ready made in the market... so I don't think it is only an Argentinian dessert.
 I also placed my vintage white porcelain hounds figurines from my dog collection.

The etched stems are hand cut crystal from the Czech Republic.
I never thought I'll ever have a "gorgeous girl" like this chandy hanging above my dinner table... any time soon, or EVER!...of course, my "four girls" are the most gorgeous!! Two daughters and two grand-girls, God has gifted me with.

 I also arranged white roses for the foyer's vintage, French table. The chandy in the dining room  looks too gorgeous from here!

We hosted a dinner party for eight real good friends last Friday, before Mother's Day weekend. But I'm also sharing my stunning Mother's Day gift I received from my wonderful hubby, Alejandro. Actually, I never thought I will be replacing my Italian Brass chandy ... EVER! I loved our past chandy, as it really was beautiful, it had a porcelain, gold body, which broke in many pieces when we moved to this house, so hubby just put it together without the body, so of course it got smaller for our big table. Therefore, hubby went shopping to the Antique European store for "something" to give me, (he knows best what I like) and he saw it and fell in love with this, 12 light, antique, circa 1920's Italian, Marie Therese style chandelier, with many faceted and polished hand cut crystal, as every prism is different than the other. He really took me to see if I liked it!! LOL!..and of course, I'm not that dumb!..I fell head over hills in love with it too!! Hope you liked it too.

Always.. thank you my darlings for your generous and wonderful comments I receive from you, every time!

I will be joining some great parties, so thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for having me.

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  1. My Dear Fabby,
    I will be keeping your son in law in my thoughts and prayers! I also pray that you will have safe travelling.

    What a stunning Mothers Day gift, it is absolutely beautiful!! Your tablescape is so pretty as well. I love the hint of blue under the lace... Have a wonderful evening!

    God Bless,
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  2. Fabby, I am sure everything will go smoothly. Sending prayers to you and your family, for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for Giancarlo.

    Your Mother's day table is just beautiful. xo

  3. Fabby, Your chandelier is gorgeous! What a lovely gift. I trust all goes well with your SIL.
    Mary Alice

  4. What a wonderful chandelier! And the table setting is stunning. I pray your travel and time spent with your granddaughters is sweet and full of joy for all of you.

    I also am praying for Giancarlo. He will be in good hands - The Great Healer and a good doctor and surgeons.

  5. I will pray that the surgery goes well for your son in law and that you have safe travel too.

    Your Mother's Day gift is so beautiful! Lovely table too :)

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your son-in-law, Fabby. Of course you have my prayers and hope for his speedy recovery! I will check in on you to see how everyone is holding up next week. Meanwhile, I think you got one of the best Mother's Day gifts ever!!!!!!!!! Have your husband to contact my husband to arrange for gift giving lessons! :-) It's beautiful! So glad you and your friends were able to enjoy a nice evening under the sparkle of its light. Travel safe on that long drive, and have fun with the grandchildren. Talk to you soon!

  7. Hi Fabby, I am sending prayers for everything to go smoothly for Giancarlo. Your chandelier is beautiful, and your husband is remarkable. Your Mother's day table is just gorgeous. xxxooo Debbie

  8. Prayers will be sent for your SIL, Fabby! Your Mother's Day gift is stunning. It's just so sparkly and looks so well above your table.

  9. All I can say is WOW on the chandelier! What a fabulous gift and what excellent taste he has!! Your table looked lovely and I'm glad your mother's day was great!
    My prayers and thoughts are with you, your daughter, grandchildren, and your son in-law at this time. I'm sure they will do a great job and he will be feeling better in no time.
    Hugs, Liz

  10. Me alegro que hayas pasado un hermoso día. Fabby, me gustó muchísimo tu araña y en cuanto la vi me pregunté:¿cómo se limpiará?
    Beso para vos
    Todo saldrá bien

  11. My gosh, Fabby- That is the most beautiful chandelier I think I have ever seen anywhere! What a gift...I think that man likes you!;>) He did good....very, very good. It is perfect with your size table and the settings you are showing. Just gorgeous!

    I will be praying for your son-in-law. What a beautiful family they are-your daughter, sil and beautiful grand daughters. I will pray that God holds him in the palm of his hand. Would you like me to do a call to prayer for him on my blog on Sunday? I would be happy to do that for you. I have to give a couple of updates on people that have been prayed for. Let me know.

    My littlest grandson got blessed on Mother's Day. If you get a chance pop by my blog and see the baptismal gown I made for my four children. He is #14 to be baptized in it. xo Diana

  12. Oh, so beautiful! Thanks so much for being a part of my 100th Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Tout d'abord ma chère Fabby, je te souhaite une joyeuse fête des mamans... En France nous célébrerons cet évènement le 3 juin prochain.
    Ensuite je tiens à te témoigner toutes mes pensées et mon affection profonde et te dire que je penserai fort à toi en ce jour particulier afin que tout ce passe pour le mieux pour ton gendre. Que ce mauvais moment devienne vite un mauvais souvenir et qu'il ait un prompt rétablissement.
    Je suis émerveillée par la splendeur de ta table... La nappe en dentelle apporte une touche très délicate. Ton lustre est éclatant. Tout est prodigieux et féerique.
    gros bisous à toi... je te souhaite du bon temps avec tes petits-enfants.

  14. Hi Fabby, I will pray for your son-in-law as he goes for surgery next week. I love your beautiful new chandelier! It is stunning over your dining table. All the best to you as you look after your sweet granddaughters. Hugs, Pamela

  15. Hola Fabby, primero mis oraciones par tu llerno y fe en nuestro senor ante todo estara bien, yo te ofrecos mis atencione si ellos necesitan de una persona aqui en Miami ya que es donde yo bibo les brindo mi hogar de todo corazon.
    Espero que el dia de las madre fuera tan bello como tu lo mereces
    muy bonito regalo de parte de tu esposo como ciempre tu casa es preciosa Dios los cuide siempre
    pudes cponerte encontacto por mi Email.

  16. Hi Fabby!

    What a wonderful husband you have! He certainly knows what makes you happy and I am sure you do the same for him. Your table is pure and simple elegance and showcases your beautiful chandelier.

    I will pray that your dear son in law's surgery goes well. Enjoy you grandchildren :)

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  17. Such an elegant dining room and you set the table beautifully. How exciting that your husband shops for you on Mother's Day!! I absolutely LOVE the chandelier. It is stunning!

    I'm gearing up for my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 8th and would love for you to join us. Stop by and read all about it!

    Big TX Hugs,

  18. Hi Fabby,
    Wonderful chandelier!
    And apart from everything else, all so beautiful, I love the two rows of blue and white plates on the wall.
    I wish all the best for your SIL and all your family.

  19. Lovely pictures and thank you for sharing.


  20. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers day Fabby! It looks like you did. What a great husband! That chandelier is gorgeous! So elegant. It completes that room beautifully! You have a beautiful home. My thoughts and prayers are with your son in law. May he have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

  21. Dear Fabby,
    I'm praying for successful surgery for your son in law and safe travels?

    Your daughter and her family are absolutely gorgeous.

    I wouldn't have imagined your dining room being any more beautiful, but your new chandelier puts it over the top....Wow!
    Hugs and prayers,

  22. VERY Sparkly!
    All best wishes for your son-in-law.


  24. Fabby your table is so gorgeous!! And the chandelier is amazing. Praying that your son in law's surgery will be successful and he will have a very speedy and complete recovery.

    Jocelyn @

  25. You are one lucky lady! The chandelier is gorgeous!Beautiful table,love the dogs Thanks for sharing your beautiful Home Joann

  26. The chandy is gorgeous, Fabby. How sweet of Alejandro to spot and buy it for you. It is just so becoming of your beautiful dining room. So sorry about your son in law, will iniclude him in my prayers. Hopefully, he will never have any pain after the surgery. Your tablescape is just darling as usual. I love the Belgian lace tablecloth, another gorgeous item I am drooling over, lol...Christine

  27. Fabby,
    First, and upmost, my prayers will be coming your way!!!
    Your chandelier IS gorgeous! Your husband ~ a wise man, indeed!!! What a lovely tablescape! The intricate lace of your tablecloth is breathtaking! Your china combined with the simplicity of fresh flowers and white hounds is exquisite! I'm sure your guests were pleased to feast at such a lovely table. The photo of the entry and the chandelier is stunning!

  28. Prayers are on the way. Beautiful tablescape, as always.

  29. Will keep your son in law in my thoughts and prayer Fabby.

    The chandelier is amazing! Your table beautiful!

  30. All the best to your son-in-law. It sounds like he will be in excellent hands.

    Your husband is a real peach to find something like that chandelier that he knew you would love!

  31. Fabby, your new chandelier is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful gift from your hubby. I will have your family in my prayers. Hope everything goes well with your SIL's surgery. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Mother's Day table with Share Your Cup.

  32. Hola mi chicka bonita...

    Que elegante! I am always drooling everytime I am in your place.

    What's for dinner, Mum?

    Hope you enjoy your vacay with your lovelies.

    Beso Mas... and take care.

  33. BTW, pressed to quick...

    I supposed to write about your SIL. Hope he will be recovering so soon. We know HE always listen when we are in need. Keep us posted and we will keep our prayers and wish for the best.

    GB you all...

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  36. Something is wrong here! I got a couple of lunches out for Mother's Day and you got that fabulous chandelier????? Wow - is that some gift!! Your table is set beautifully. I do love all of the white, especially, those dogs. I wish your son-in-law the best. It sounds like he will be in very capable hands!

  37. Hi Fabby,

    I will be praying for your son in law.

    Your chandelier is gorgeous!!


  38. Dear Fabby,,,first of all, I hope
    everything goes well for your SIL's
    back surgery on the 22nd. I am sure
    he will be in excellent hands and well taken care of..keep us posted.
    Your Mother;s Day gift of that "over-the-top" gorgeous chandy
    is breath-taking! It looks so very
    exquisite over your beautifully set table. What a thoughtful, loving husband you have!!
    The whole table is lovely almost all in white, with the pretty lace tablecloth over the blue one..shows it off so well....and I
    always like seeing your porcelain dog collection when you use some.
    Your daughter is beautiful and has a lovely family!! I know you will have fun keeping them for a few days!!
    Prayers are being said for your SIL and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Have a good weekend...Love, Francy

  39. What a lovely table...wow, that chandy sure is beautiful! Hope your son-in-law finds relief and a speedy recovery.

  40. Thank you Francy for your lovely comments on my chandy. I specially thank you and all the other ladies for sending prayers for our dear SIL.
    God bless you good hearted ladies. I love you all.

  41. Fabby.. your table is fabulous.. Love the gorgeous tablecloth.. it's a work of art. I love the dishes and the sweet porcelain dogs. Lots of prayers for your son in law!
    Your mother's day gift is spectacular. I've never seen a chandelier this pretty. What a lovely gift. sorry wasn't here earlier,, had some internet issues. have a wonderful weekend, xo marlis

  42. Hello Fabby, what a wonderful husband you have to find that amazing chandy! It's more than beautiful, and your table and home are heavenly! I'll be saying prayers for your son-in-law for a successful surgery and complete healing from his back problems. Thank you for your always sweet and generous comments, Fabby. you are a precious lady!!

  43. Sending prayers for your son-in-law Fabby. Your Mother's Day gift is just fabulous, so beautiful. Your tablescape is beautiful too, love the blue cloth under the lace.

  44. Stupende fotografie! Una buona giornata e felice fine settimana....ciao

  45. The table is exquisite as always!!...Loved seeing the picture of the family!!! Safe travels and prayers Fabby!

  46. What a beautiful table. I just love the lace tablecloth!

  47. Oh Fabby, seriously beautiful and elegant! Everything is so pretty and I bet it was a wonderful day for all! Thank you for sharing this with us this week at TTF. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  48. I absolutely ADORE your tablescape setting. I love every thing on top of your table!

    These kind of post is always inspiring and I wanna thank you for sharing this fabulous table.

  49. Fabby, may God keep his hand on your son in law and give you all his peace!


  50. Magnificent chandie & decor, Fabby. May your sil be held in His healing hands, guiding the surgeons hands.

    TTFN ~
    Have a great eve ~

  51. Your table with it's Belgian lace is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your porcelain hounds, too. :)

  52. Thanks for visiting me! I am trying to get around to visiting more tablescapes from Tablescape Thursday and I had to stop by and see yours; what a sensational chandelier!! Wow!! What a great find and a great gift! I love your table; there's just something so simply elegant about a white table with beautiful china. The Belgian lace tablecloth adds the perfect tough. Love it!

  53. Beautiful table, Fabby, the lace cloth is so pretty.
    Enjoy your new chandy, my mom had one with all the crystals. Not fun to clean!
    Have a wonderful time with your family!

  54. Fabby I have prayed for your SIL and trust that his surgery goes very, very well, and that you enjoy the time in Guayaquil with your grand girls! Your chandelier is gorgeous! How thrilled you must be!

  55. Thanks for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday!

    Mangoes shadow
    Have a great week ahead.

  56. That chandelier is ravishingly beautiful!!! What a wonderful Mother's Day gift! But then I saw the tablecloth and for a minute I forgot all about the chandelier! Oh, Fabby! Everything is so lovely!

    I will pray for your son's speedy recovery! ¡Que Dios lo bendiga!

  57. Well, your tablescape is lovely but I barely noticed because I couldn't take my eyes off that gorgeous chandelier! Oh my...what a wonderful gift! It is stunning!

    I will certainly keep your son-in-law in my prayers. I hope all goes well and he has a timely recovery.

  58. Hi Fabby,
    oh my, today your SIL had the surgery. I hope everything went well and he will recover and loose the pain.
    Your house looks like a castle. All is so luxury and beautiful. I fell in love with that chandy from the first moment, I saw it. Who would not? And your table cloth, the china - everything, is beautiful and so special. Thank you for shairng this outstanding design with us.
    best greetings, Johanna

  59. Fabby, your new chandy is exquisite! How lovely it must be to sit and have dinner with a million sparkles reflecting themselves from above! Gorgeous gift from your hubby!
    Of course I will be glad to pray for your dear son-in-law. God bless him! Thank you for joining me for tea.


  60. Fabby, the chandelier is breathtaking! What a beautiful gift from your husband. Now your tablescapes with sparkle from love. A treasure to enjoy each and every day.
    I'm so sorry to hear of your SIL's back problems. I keep him and your family in my prayers.

    The French Hutch

  61. The tablecloth and chia is beautiful, as is the chandelier. Prayers for your son-in-law's recovery.

  62. Hi Fabby Wish you a safest journey and your son in law will be in my prayers...May God give him health and quick recovery...Wish him all the best...
    Great gift Fabby, simply stunning and the table is as gorgeous as yours are always...
    With Love

  63. Fabby, the chandelier is drop down dead gorgeous! Your hubby has very good taste. I hope all goes well with your SL surgery - prayers to you and your family. Take care.

  64. Hello sweet lady...

    I just read your sweet note and came right over! How are you doing, dear friend! I do apologize for being so late to get by for a visit. I am doing much better now but still have a bit of recuperating to do. On that note...I will definitely be praying for your son-in-law! May the Lord bless and watch over him...and guide the hands of the surgeon!!! Sending lots of prayer his way...and to his family as well.

    Ohhh my goodness, Fabby...your Mother's Day gift from your husband is FABULOUS!!! I love, love, LOVE your chandelier...it's sooo gorgeous and looks sooo perfect in your home! What a wonderful gift! Your Mother's Day table was beautiful, dear friend! I love an all white table! The Belgium table linens are lovely! You have the prettiest table linens, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous table with us...as well as your new gift!

    Have a wonderfully sweet week, my friend!

    Love ya,

  65. I know I have already commented on this post, Fabby, but I just wanted to tell you again how much I love that new chandelier!!!!

  66. Hi Fabby. Your chandy is gorgeous and so is your table! The lace is so pretty! I will keep your family and your son in law in my prayers.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  67. Thank you for linking to Think on These Things, Fabby. I am praying for Giancarlo's surgery on the 24th.

  68. Hi Fabby,
    Your chandy is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful gift from your husband. Your table setting is stunning. My prayers go out to your Son-in-law for a speedy recovery.

  69. Your chandelier took my breath away! Beautiful!

  70. Stunning! What a lovely room!

  71. Dear Fabby, Giancarlo has my prayers and thoughts. I wish him well.
    Your table is gorgeous and the chandelier is so elegant. What a lovely present. Your husband did well. XO Linda

  72. Oh, Fabby, I'm glad I read this post before your son-in-law's surgery tomorrow. I will hold good thoughts for his surgeon and his quick recovery. Your new chandelier is gorgeous! I know you will smile every time you see it for months and months. The table you set really matches it in elegance!

  73. Fabby - I pray that your son-in-law's surgery goes smoothly tomorrow. I will keep him thoughtfully in my prayers. Your Mother's Day table is fabulous! And oh my goodness - that chandelier just takes my breath away!!!

  74. The most important thing first, Fabby--your whole family is in my prayers, as his surgery will be tomorrow. Your mother's day gift was quite the beautiful gift! No wonder you jumped at the chance! lol Blessings to Giancarlo and your whole family. ~Zuni

  75. gorgeous table~and that chandelier! magnificent! Angie

  76. What a gorgeous display of everything you shared.

  77. Hi darling, prayers for your son in law. What an absolute stunning room. I'm so glad you were able to save all the pieces, it is over the top!!! Your beautiful tablescape is only enhanced by all the beauty surrounding it.... Speedy recovery time for your Son in Law.. hugs ~lynne~

  78. Fabby, The chandy is soooo gorgeous! What a beautiful Mothers day gift. Sending good thoughts and prayers for your son in law.


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