Wednesday, June 13, 2012

FABBY: Father's Day Table with Doggies

We came back two days ago from staying with our granddaughters for almost a month, as our Sil had to have an intervention in his spine and, of course, along with daughter Sofia had to make the trip to the Miami Spine Center. Thank God, our Lord,  and the many prayers from the family, friends and all of you dearest blog friends.. for which I'm forever grateful. His operation was a total success and the entire family is elated!!
I'm sorry too that I have taken so long in answering your wonderful, kind and generous comments and good wishes..but now that I'm back home, I will make it up!!

                                                  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

 Spanish tablecloth.
 Vintage dogs from my Doggies collection. Italian Bormiolli Rocco stemware.
 More doggies. The candle sticks are Bohemian crystal. At your left, (you can hardly see), but there is Alejandro's sterling napkin ring, with his initials monogrammed as my in laws had one for each of them, the seven kids and the two of them. We have his parents and of course, hubby's.
 These two dogs are German..I think it says Godoel-W. Germany. I have porcelain, bronze, new and vintage dog collection, maybe around 23, so far.
 Turkish, hand painted in gold crystal chargers.
 The place setting with the soup bowl and dinner plate. The small, sterling cup and saucer is a baby set from Alejandro when he was small and it's monogrammed with his initials too.
 The salad plate with the teacup and saucer with gold edging and black stitches.The black pieces have gold stitching like, can make it up clearly in the photos, but it shadows a little.
 I love to use this glass lacy-susan for teas with sweets, or for many other uses, like now with the doggies and silver things that were hubby's. We keep it in this breakfast table with the everyday things, along with medicine and

 Yellow roses for sweet and loving Alejandro, the father of my two precious and beautiful daughters.

 My Mil's English buffet in the back drop.
 Here is the antique Belgium buffet in the background.
A shot from the foyer...the tablescape in the background on our breakfast table.
 The buffet all set with champagne and Italian Bormiolli Rocco flutes to cheer with the fathers.
I love this organza table topper, with Richelieu, machine made cut work and  scalloped edges.
Our daughter Sofia cannot make the trip with her husband and our daughter Alexandra is going to Europe on Monday.. so we won't have children for Father's Day 2012...therefore, I made a table for four, a couple of good friends, Alejandro and me. Hope you like it.
My dearest father, whom I was so close to and the apple of his eyes. I lost him by a heart attack to the myocardium in 1996. I miss you every day daddy!
Have a happy Father's Day my friends, along with your families, hubbies and fathers, if you are so lucky to still have them. I lost daddy in 1996 and I still miss him so much, there's always so much I want to tell hm and share with him..oh well, that's life.

Thanking you all so much in advance wonderful friends for all your generous comments when you visit my house...they always make my day!!
Thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for the fun and great parties I will be joining with my FD's 2012 tablescape.

Let's Dish at, Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at, Between Naps On The Porch 
Vintage Thingies Thursday at, Colorado Lady
Open House Party at, No Minimalist Here
It's a Party at, The Creative Princess
Wednesday Bunny Hop Party at,  Bunny Jean Decor and More
White Wednesday at, Faded Charm
Riverton Housewives Round Up at,  The Real Housewives of Riverton 
Home Sweet Home at, The Charm of Home 
Thrifty Things Friday at, The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday at, The Picket Fence 
Grace at Home at, Imparting Grace 
Addicts (not so) Anonymous at, Addicted to Decorating
Beverly's Pink Saturday at, How Sweet the Sound
Seasonal Sunday at,  The Tablescaper
Think of These Things Friday at,  With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart
Over Flowing with Creativity at,  It's Overflowing 
Sunny Simple Sunday at,  Sunny Simple Life 
Sunday Showcase Party at,  Under the Table and Dreaming 
Savour the Summer Tea Party at, Rose Chintz Cottage
Table Top Tuesday at,  A Stroll Thru Life
Mod Mix Monday at,  Mod Vintage Life 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  Coastal Charm


Linda Chapman said...

I am so ashamed! I had no idea about your Sil and your needs. I guess I have been too long involved in my own drama with my daughter and her birthing quadruplets. Thank YOU for recent comments and prayer for mine and please know I am now praying for YOU and yours!

"God turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends."
Job 42:10

Dolores said...

I don't like your table .... I absolutely love, love it very much, it's gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful table cloth, your doggie collection, all your beautiful dishes...and the yellow roses...Wow!

Its so good to hear your SIL's surgery was successful, what a blessing. And what a blessing you are to your beautiful family on staying with the girls.

Happy father's day to your husband.

Debbie said...

Thanking and praising with you for the success of the surgery!

I love this table so much because you managed to make it elegant and pretty yet masculine at the same time. That's quite a task, but you did it.

Happy Father's Day from my home to yours.

chubskulit said...

Hi Fabby, I love the roses in your table. I hope that your SIL is now in full recovery.

Thanks for joining Color Connection last week. The linky is now up for this week, hope you'd join the fun again.

martinealison said...

Je suis très heureuse d'avoir des nouvelles excellentes de ton gendre... A présent la rééducation est essentielle pour lui. Il lui faudra encore beaucoup de patience ainsi que pour vous tous...

Ta table de fête est superbe... Il sera bon de partager cette journée particulière avec vos amis puisque les enfants ne peuvent pas se joindre à vous.
J'aime la petite note canine parcimonieusement éparpillée... Une pièce avec une merveilleuse atmosphère.
Je vous souhaite à tous une excellente journée.
Gros bisous à toi ma chère Fabby.

Priscilla said...

Such good news.
I love the color scheme of your table.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Fabby. I'm so glad all is well with your son-in-law and that you are back home now. What a beautiful table setting. I love the dark china and the table cloth is exquisite. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings, Pamela

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful table. I also didn't know about your SIL. Glad to see you. What a lovely table. My hubby is going to be out of town for Father's Day and my father is long since gone. I think your dogs are perfect. I love your sideboard too. The roses are so beautiful. Have a wonderful time together! Hugs!Jacqueline

NanaDiana said...

Fabby- I think your table is just beautiful- You ALWAYS do such a wonderful job- It is like something you would see in a magazine.

I am so glad that your SIL's recovery is going so well-God has blessed your family- xo Diana

Entertaining Women said...

I was interested to see that your stemware is made by the same company, Bormioli of Italy, that produced the new glass chargers that I've been enjoying. Small world. Did you tell us who made the gorgeous china? Reminds me of the Coalport Athlone, but I wasn't certain. A gorgeous table amidst the marvelous setting of your beautiful home. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

SO thrilled to know Giancarlo is doing well!!! The Lord is truly with him! Glad to see you back here, too, and in such good spirits. The table you have set is lovely, and I am really trippin' over those chargers! So opulent!!! Great napkin fold, too! I hope you have a chance to take a breather and relax just a bit this weekend. Take care of yourself!

xinex said...

Oh Fabby, I lvoe the organza table cloth. How do you keep it so crisp? Do you iron it? Beautiful tablescape as usual. I laughed when you mentioned about medicine and vitamins. I keep my pills under the lazy susan in the kitchen, lol! Glad your SIL's OR is a success and glad you are back....Christine

Marlis said...

Fabby, this is a most fabulous table. I love that china. It's so elegant. The gold stitching on the pieces is probably my favorite part. You have the best linens! That is another fabulous tablecloth. Your table is just wonderful. Fabby, I am so delighted that everything turned out well for your SIL. have a blessed week. xo marlis

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love the dogs on the table. I didn't even think of doing a Father's Day table. Great idea.

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! I'm so glad to hear your SIL's surgery went well. Pray he heals swiftly! I know your daughter appreciated you helping her out and I know you enjoyed the time with your little grands!
Your table is so gorgeous, as always.
Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my little felties.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

Nice table setting! I love yellow! New follower here and visiting through Color Connection. =)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I am so relieved that your grandson's operation on his spine was succesful. I am praising our Lord right along with you. I pray that he continues to recover back to full health!

Your table is beautiful and elegant with a splash of doggie fun! Your dishes and accents are truly magnificent!
So glad you are back!

Diane said...

Fabby! What a gorgeous, international table!! All those little details of the doggies and the sterling pieces. I know your husband will feel very special celebrating Father's Day surrounded by some of his childhood treasures! Thank you for sharing this!

anne said...

I love the way you arranged your table, so amazing and I am glad that your family survived those trials in life and your SIL is okay now. Visiting from Color Connection. Mine is here thanks.

Anne’s Sweet Life

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I'm so glad to read the surgery was a success!! Your table is incredible, love the dog collection and the beautiful yellow roses set off your glorious china pieces.
hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I'm so glad to read the surgery was a success!! Your table is incredible, love the dog collection and the beautiful yellow roses set off your glorious china pieces.
hugs ~lynne~

On Crooked Creek said...

Gorgeous tablescape! Regal! Your canine collection is too cute!!! Enjoy your time together!
P.S. So glad to hear your son~in~law and daughter are back in their own home and he is doing well!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape is gorgeous !! You did a lovely job putting this all together for Father's Day.
XXOO Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape for Father's Day is Gorgeous!!! You did a beautiful job putting this all together..
XXOO Diane

SavannahGranny said...

Sweet Fabby, First that is such a beautiful tribute to
Alejandro and you Father.
The Table you have set is exquisite. I think the items of Alejandro's was such a thoughtful idea to incorporate in the setting. May you have a wonderful day with your sweetheart.
Today is Bob's and my 54th anniversary. We celebrated quietly and went out for dinner . We are home now getting ready to watch Wallenda walk a tight rope across the Niagra Falls.
That's how you celebrate 54 years. At least we are still breathing. LOL
Blessings, Ginger

Sarah said...

Fabby, this is one of my favorites. I love every detail here and the colors too. Sorry that you SIL is still dealing with the health issue. I enjoyed seeing the post with your grands. Know that I'm thinking of you.

Kathleen said...

This is beautiful, Fabby, the china is gorgeous! You have some wonderful linens, I love this cloth!
Sorry dh doesn't get to spend the day with his girls and gkids. My dh will get to have his son and 4 gkids with him, a blessing!
Thanks so much for linking at Let's Dish!

eJoops said...

So beautiful!

PINK, hope you'd come and see. Have a great weekend.

Nancy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog again. I love the picture of your father. I also miss mine very much. All of your decorations are so lovely. I totally am fascinated by the dogs. What a nice collection. said...

So happy your sil's surgery was successful! LOVE your puppy dogs!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Fabby! Oh, your father was a handsome man. I took lost my father in 1996 and being an only child, I was certainly a daddy's girl. Love your pretty tables and those little dogs are just so sweet.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful table Fabby, for Father's Day. Your China is lovely. As always, you set the most gorgeous tables. Hope your SIL improved and such a good Grandmother you are to go stay with your daughter and family.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful table Fabby, for Father's Day. Your China is lovely. As always, you set the most gorgeous tables. Hope your SIL improved and such a good Grandmother you are to go stay with your daughter and family.

Karen said...

So very glad to know that the surgery was successful.Prayers of thanks!
Your tablesetting is gorgeous ... as usual. So very talented and your decorating is superb and so "straight from the heart".
I miss my father too... it will be four years in October. Thank goodness for so many happy memories and sons who have inherited some of his wonderful traits.
Happy Father's Day to your dear husband!
Ladybug Creek

The Tablescaper said...

Such a great tribute to your Dad. Perfect for Father's Day. Wonderful as always to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

Such an elegant table with the dogs being a perfect touch of whimsy. Wonderful as always to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear Fabby,

It is so nice to meet you and thank you for coming to visit me!

Your tablescape idea with the DOGGIES is just charming and wonderful! I see you have my favorite canine companion, the FOX TERRIER!! What a darling display of your love for dogs! What a beautiful home you have and I too lost my daddy 25 years ago to cancer, and I miss him dearly. He was so creative. Oh dear, I am going to cry, for today, on Fathers' Day, my mother died and then daddy passed away two weeks later......daddies are so special.

Have a lovely celebration of LIFE.


Mary said...

Fabby~ I adore your dog collection!! Gorgeous table, elegant without being too feminine at the same time! So glad all went well with the surgery! Happy Father's Day!

Brandi said...

I'm so happy to read that Sil is recovering well. Wishing him a happy Father's Day. I love your table settings. The yellow roses looks lovely with your black and gold plates.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Beautiful yet elegant and masculine. A perfect table for Father's Day. I am so glad of the good news of your SIL. What and answer to prayer and relief for you I am sure.

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful table Fabby! So glad to hear that your son-in-law's surgery was a success. Prayers are indeed answered. I lost my Daddy two years ago and like you, I miss him every day.

Susan and Bentley

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Fabby dear!

I just joined your site and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for coming back. Your kind comments are much appreciated and I so enjoy decorating as well as you. I am a teacher by trade, having worked nine wonderful years as a French teacher, but I am now RESIGNED from my post. I hope to pursue a career in art and design and my biggest dream is to WRITE. Please visit my Etsy shop that you can find on my side bar.....I LOVE TO WORK WITH PAPER!

Have a FABulous day! Anita

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
thats a beautiful table and I am sure everybody liked it, too. Such good news that the surgery of your SIL was a success. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table.
best greetings, Johanna

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! It is good to know you can be there knowing all is well with your family.
Love your little doggies and the yellow roses. Roses everywhere was one of the things I enjoyed about Ecuador.

Marigene said...

What a beautiful, elegant table, Fabby. I am so happy to hear your son-in-law's surgery was a complete success...what a relief to his family...wish him a speedy recovery.

Cindy said...

You have set an absolutely gorgeous table, dear Fabby, and the little dogs are adorable. I love, love, love your crystal and the tea cups! So pretty!
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Sorry, it's me again, I forgot to say "Thanks be to God" that your son-in-laws surgery was successful.
Hugs, Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So thankful that your SIL is doing well and his surgery was a success!
Your table is gorgeous, Fabby! Love the yellow roses and sweet doggies! Thank you for coming by for my party and have a wonderful week.


Cynthia said...

The table looks very pretty. I just love the tableclothe. Saw you at Coastal Charm


Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Fabby,
Your table it's gorgeous! Love those roses!

Lavender Cottage said...

Such an elegant table and sweet little china dogs.

Anonymous said...

I am a bit late getting a comment off to you about the beautiful tablescape you made to celebrate Father's Day as I have been so busy taking care of my hubby since his open-heart surgery May 16......I think the choice you made with the black and white china was a lovely one. The gold chargers show off the china so well
and your crystal is gorgeous! I love your little doggie collection and how you used the lazy-susan to put your husband's old and cherished personal things on....such a nice touch!!! The yellow roses add the finishing touch!!
I am glad you SIL and daughter are back in their home and his surgery was a success. I am sure you enjoyed being with those beautiful little grand-girls for almost a month, too!
As always, thank you for sharing your tablescape with us. I hope you are having a good week.
Big hugs and love to you, Francy

Anonymous said...

Hi, Fabby, I left one of my long comments last night but don't see it posted computer has been doing bad things to me so hopefully the comment will show up!
I loved your Father's Day tablescape and all the things you used to create it....
Love, Francy

ImSoVintage said...

What a blessing that your SIL is doing so well. I am so behind on everyone's blogs after my knee surgery, but I am happy to be catching up. Love, your table.

Cristina Garay said...

Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful!! I love the black and white china sitting on those golden chargers! The dog collection and those yellow roses are the perfect final touches for a father's day celebration!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN table.. LOVE the little doggies!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Fabby, so happy that everything went well. Glad that you arrived home safely. Your table is dog gone lovely. And no, I don't think it's gone to the dogs. lol! What a fun theme for Fathers Day. I love the beautiful yellow roses.
Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Doggies! I love them..perfect for Father's Day! Or..Mother's Day, or any day really! Sooo cute!

Diann said...

What good news. I'm so glad all is well. Your Father's Day table is so pretty. those yellow roses just make the table pop! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Lovely table, and fabulous collection of ceramic dogs. I love anything with a dog motif.