Monday, July 23, 2012

FABBY: Cloche Party at Marty's Place

I love collecting cloches, as everything inside them looks fabulous and take a different light to it, even if they are the same old things from around the house. Therefore, there's nothing that makes me happier, than to join a Summer Cloche Party and since the Lady of Cloches, Marty is having one and has invited us to her place at,  A Stroll Thru Life, I'm terribly excited to link up and visit as many as I can..hope all of them!  Let me not waste any more of your time and post mine!


 I gathered MOST of my cloche collection in the formal dinner table for a tea with  a yummy cake I made from: Pinterest. The recipe is long, but easy and really delicious!
 The dishes are Alejandro's favorite pattern that I designed at our past Ceramic Co., inspired in the Ecuadorian indigenous women's embroidered blouses.. and I called this pattern Carnations, as that's what the flower in the original embroidered blouses are. The design in the finials of the cups and saucers, along with the other pieces and plates is what goes in the collar and cuffs of the blouses. A cute basket under a cloche hold the napkins and cake forks. 
 The "Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake" under my widest cloche. The small cloche comes from a set of four with four tiny spoons I won last year at "Marty's Cloche Party" too and the gift came from dearest "Chie at Chubby and Chieque". I use them with marmalade and butter.
 A fresh cheese that we love around here, it's almost like a country cheese. The "Alfajores with Dulce de Leche" filling are totally yummy! I didn't make them, but when I do, I will post a recipe.
 The other pastries under the cloche are called, "Quesadillas" and are sweet and filled with cheese, we love them for tea parties, along with the alfajores..they're both Ecuadorian pastries. The teacups are under my tallest cloche.
The blue sherbets are under a medium size cloche ready for a little cool ice-cream too.
Everything is set for tea with cake and please come on over!

 The silver spoons are in the creamer, under a cloche as well.
The Alfajores with Dulce de Leche filling.
I have some more cloches I haven't used today, but I don't have a wire one..if I can't find one here, I'll have one made one of these days, there are great artisans here in Cuenca.

 The tea napkins and cake forks are in the basket under the cloche.
Welcome to my kitchen nook, where we can have another piece of cake and relax, talking for hours on end! This pretty vintage hand embroidered table topper belonged to hubby's grandmother and I have it for so long, because my dear Mil gifted me with it so many years ago, I can't remember when..
Oh goodness, I should turn the TV off as I just heard that awful news about the movie house shooting! God bless the families of the victims and my heart goes out to them. How terribly sad to hear this happen again.
 These beautiful teacups are Polish, a gift from my daughter Alexandra last October for my birthday.
 All my eggs on ONE
The fruit bowl with a mother-bird feeding her birdie, is also under a wide cloche. This fruit bowl was also made at our former Ceramic Co., Monte Turi.

In this yellow plate I served a piece of the cake, where you can see pieces of the apples and pecans inside it.
Thank you very much to dear Marty for having me at her wonderful CLOCHE PARTY AT A STROLL THRU LIFE. I hope you join the party too as I can't wait to visit you all.

Thank you lovely hostesses for the wonderful and fun parties I will be joining with my cloches.

Thanks my sweet and wonderful friends for dropping by my place, you know you make my day, EVERY TIME!! 

Let's Dish at,  Cuisine Kathleen

Table Top Tuesday "Summer Cloche Party" at,  A Stroll Thru Life
On the Menu Monday at,  Stone Gable
Mix it Up Monday at,  Flour Me with Love
A Return to Loveliness at,  A Delightsome Life 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  Coastal Charm 
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at,  Kathe with an E
Bunny Hop Wednesday at,  Bunny Jean Decor and More
White Wednesday at,  The Faded Charm 
Primp your Stuff Wednesday at,  PRIMP 
Open House Party at,  No Minimalist Here 
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
It's a Party at,  Creative Princess 
Teacup Thursdays at,    Antiques and Teacups
Vintage Thingie Thursdays at,  Colorado Lady
Thrifty Things Friday at,  The Thrifty Groove 
Home Sweet Home at,  The Charm of Home


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful cloche vignettes Fabby!

I love the view from your window. Gorgeous!

Babs said...

Fabby, Your tables are deliciously beautiful with all the wonderful desserts under the cloches. I love the view from your breakfast table. What a perfect place for breakfast and your apple cream cheese cake looks sooo good. Yum!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet friend...

Ohhh my...what a beautiful way to display your cloches, dear friend! Your tea party under glass is magnificent...I love it! Ohhh...and you know that I love that pattern of dishes that you designed! They're gorgeous! I think it would be great fun to be able to design patterns for dishware, etc.! All of your lovely pastries have my mouth watering...they sound so good! I just have to tell you that I think that doing a tea party under glass is just the neatest and most unique idea! You are such a creative and talented lady, my dear!!!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea party and cloches with us today...this was such a treat! Ohhh yes...and by the way...I love your Polish teacups with the little birds!

Well dear friend, I just had to come over to say hello and see how you're doing. I just read your sweet note that you left for me! Thanks so much for coming by! It seems like ages since we have visited. My summer has been so full and I can't seem to find the time for my blogging. I have missed you, dear friend!

Love ya,

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore the beautiful way you display your cloches. And the pattern of the dishes you designed is fabulous. Then, of course, you serve us up a beautiful tea party with apple bundt cake! What more could we ask for!?!

Isabelle Thornton said...

I love your cloches!!! Thanks so much for linking to the French party on Monday.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, such beautiful desserts, everything looks like a fabulous display in a really expensive sweet shop. Love it all and the Polish pottery is stunning. I get a kick out of all those eggs too. You do have such beautiful cloches. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Fabby, I love those colorful teacups stacked under glass. Just beautifully done. Olive

Diann said...

Oh, Fabby! All your cloches and tea things look beautiful! So gorgeous displays.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Fabby, I LOVE your tea things under the cloches! Your special pieces look fabulous under glass! You do have a lot of cloches! I have a few too but you have outnumbered me. LOL. Thank you for joining my tea party and I hope you will stop by to see my cloches too.


Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Fabby!
I love your cloches especially the tall one with the teacups and the one with the eggs.

NanaDiana said...

OMGOODNESS! You always, always set such a pretty table and this one is no exception. The china you designed is just beautiful. What fun you must have had when you owned that company. I hope you have many, many different sets of the dishes that you designed/made.

Your food looks wonderful, too. I would LOVE to be able to sit at your table and enjoy a moment in time with you and experience your culture.

Blessings to you, sweet Fabby- xo Diana

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a wonderful tea party, I love your dishes especially the ruffled cake plate!

Norma2 said...

Fabby me encantan tus campanas, por aquí creo que nunca se han usado, salvo en los negocios de productos alimenticios para ponerlos al reguardo de moscas o polvo.
¿Tus alfajores son con la receta argentina? Por supuesto que son muy populares por aquí.
Beso y gracias por tu amorosa compañía.

Kathe said...

Oh my goodness Fabby what beautiful displays you created with your cloches! And the food looks so tasty! Thank you so much for sharing your treasures at my party!

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, you have quite a collection of cloches! You have used them beautifully for this lovely tea table you have set. I love your carnation china and the meaning behind it. The cake looks so delicious. Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Pamela

martinealison said...

Ma chère Fabby,
Je suis très heureuse de pouvoir encore une fois venir te visiter avant mon départ. Je ne rentrerai qu'à la mi-septembre, après mes différentes expositions. Je ne sais pas si l'occasion me permettra de pouvoir me connecter via les blogs entre temps... Mais promis, je ne t'oublierai pas et reviendrai régulièrement admirer tes publications sitôt rentrée.

Pour clore mes visites, je suis comblée avec ces magnifiques photos mettant en valeur l'ensemble de tes jolies cloches.
Je trouve que c'est un peu "la cerise sur le gâteau" que de présenter l'instant agréable du thé de cette manière.
J'ai toujours beaucoup apprécié dans tes précédentes publications de pouvoir apercevoir tes cloches. Elles sont vraiment ravissante et elles ont l'art de mettre en valeur les choses.
Je peux te dire aussi que l'ensemble de tes "gâteries" attise mon regard et je laisse échapper un humm! de "que cela me semble délicieux!"... Alors j'arrive!...

Cette publication est vraiment une merveilleuse publication.
Ma chère Fabby, je ne t'oublie pas. Je reviendrai très vite.
Gros gros bisous.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Lots of great cloches! Even the eggs looked great in a cloche! Beautiful dishes that you designed!

Lady of the Woods said...

these are all beautiful and especially all together! even the tiny ones! lovely!

Liz said...

Hi Fabby! Your pottery is amazing!And they look even prettier under you cloches. What a lovely tea! I'll have my cake and tea now...please :)


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an amazing collection of cloches Fabby! And I love your kitchen nook. I always feel like I could pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of tea with you. Beautiful!

Jocelyn @

Aledia said...

Dear Fabby,
I'm sitting here tonight with my Mom and we viewed your post together and just ooh-ed and awe-ed over your gorgeous post! We love all your cloches and your pretty dishes.

My Mom also has a tea set like your polish bird one only hers is blue, I will have to do a post with it so you can see it.

Thank You for stopping by dear friend and I wish you a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful displays you have with such a nice collection of cloches!


CAS said...

Fabulous collection of cloches, beautiful dishes, & a yummy-looking dessert -- really, does it get any better than that, I don't think so! Thanks so much, Fabby, for sharing your wonderful collection & lovely setting for tea.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,

Lovely Cloche parade! But I wonder how you remove the one that's over the eggs... would be tricky.
Have a wonderful remainder of the week and indulge on all your yummy bakings.
Love to you,

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These are all lovely! Your tea party under the cloches is beautiful; I love your china! You have so many cloches that are displayed perfectly! I'm amazed! Thank you for sharing such great ideas!

Betty Stapleton said...

Hi Fabby
What a gorgeous bunch of cloches, they are beautiful and everything inside them. I love the dishes that you designed-brilliant and beautiful both. I really enjoyed seeing them all thank you for sharing...

Chubby Chieque said...

Hola mi preciousa Amorata mia,

OMG... look all the clochés! They are all great lookings with your cakes, macaroons and everything yummy.

Honestly, how I wish I could visit you and I definitely will ask you if I can bring your designed ceramic set. I am drooling of them..Waaahhh! They are so adorable *wink
Hope you have a great day and enjoy the rest of your blissful week.

Hugs from Latvia's capital city Riga, where I am having an R&R

Elna said...

Wow so many you have and I see a delicious cake in one of them. Lovely.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, what a collection of cloches you have! Your first pictures make quite a statement with all the cloches displayed together. So very pretty with your lovely china. Such a nice variety of things you display, too!

allisamazing said...

What a fabulous teaparty under cloches! You have such a wonderful collection and I love how you have everything displayed!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh goodness, Fabby! What a wonderful idea to use your cloches for a tea party! I love it! The cloches are all so lovely! I like the idea of the one with the eggs inside! You did a "fabby" job on this!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment! Have a great week.

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Fabby,
What delightful tablescapes!
So many beautiful cloches and china!
I specially loved those tea cups with birds on your breakfast table... and the view, of course.
Thanks for sharing it all.
Hugs from Portugal

Paula said...

What a wonderful display you created. The pastries look divine and your dish pattern is so pretty.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how I love that pretty ceramic pattern! The entire tea table just looks so colorful and beautiful, and yum, that cake looks delicious. Your kitchen table with the heirloom cloth looks so inviting, and those tea cups are beautiful. Love your clever "All my eggs in one cloche". laurie

Linda said...

So you're a designer and a fab cook. It all looks so lovely and inviting and is making my sweet tooth scream.
The view our your window is awesome. How lucky you are to take that all in.

Shelia said...

HI pretty Fabby! Oh, my goodness, I just want to come over to your house. Look at all of your cloches! Love what you've poked under them too.
Thanks so much for popping in to see mine.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dolores said...

You, your home, your dishes and cloches are so gorgeous!!!
I have one cloche, I need to buy more.
Love you my sweet friend!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

GORGEOUS cloche collection, Fabby!

Sarah said...

Fabby, what a collection. Everything looks delicious and extra special under the cloche.

Celestina Marie said...

Hello Beautiful Lady,
Love your cloche display Fabby. What a wonderful table and the cake looks so delicious. I also love the cobalt blue and your inside treasures are wonderful.
Thank you for sharing. I wish I could come right over and sit with you at this table. We would chat the day away. LOL

Big hugs, Celestina Marie

podso said...

Fabby, your cloches were such fun to look at! You have such wonderful ideas and pretty things (and food) to put in them! My favorite, though, would be the teacups stacked up on each other under the glass! What a lively thing to behold! I also love the view out of your kitchen nook window of the busy street below!

Thanks of your kind comment on my little one! She is growing quickly!

Anonymous said... have a wonderful collection of cloches!! Everything looks so pretty under them and so many various items! I think your cake looks delicious!! And all of the serving pieces under different cloches are stunning! Your china is lovely, and I love the tea cups and saucers your daughter gifted you with on your birthday! Anything
with pretty birds catches my eye!!
What a treasure to own the lovely embroidered have gorgeous linens!!!...and putting "all of your eggs in one cloche" was very brave of you! LOL
You know the old saying!!!
Great view from your kitchen window, too.
Thank you for showing us your great collection of cloches and the prettily set table for tea. I always enjoy your tablescapes!!
Have a lovely week, dear Fabby..
Big hugs and love, Francy

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, my! What a beautiful collection you have! I so need to hop on the bandwagon and get some cloches. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Marlis said...

Fabby, I'm with Alejandro.. I love this set of dishes.. The flowers and the geometrics are just perfect together. Your set up for the party with the cloches is so beautiful. I love your tablecloth too. The cloches in the kitchen are fabulous too. OOh Fabby, once again superbe decorating! xo marlis

Little Susie Home Maker said...

The use of your cloches here is very elgent with the tea party. Love all the pastries and that wonderful cake. It is a beautiful pattern that you created, are they all hand painted? What a beautiful view yuou have from your other table. The embroidered table cloth is such a wonderful gift.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Adore the pattern you designed! Beautiful displays too... Lovely, lovely :)
~Pernilla xx

Entertaining Women said...

I love every moment of your tablescape. The cloches are stunning. I don't have very many, but you've inspired me to get busy and start collecting some. Your dinnerware is so gorgeous. I love that you designed it. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post, everything is so pretty and I adore all of your cloches. I am cloche-less and now I must have some! :)

Happy VTT!

xinex said...

Your cloches are so beautiful, Fabby. The food looks so my too and you look amazing, my friend. As for me, my diet is put off again. It is so hard to go on a diet when rtraveling. I am finally home only to pack again for Florida. Lol. thanks for your bday greetings to my mom. .....Christine

Kathy said...

Honey you had me at Cloche. I love your huge collection. They are wonderful and you can use them for so many occasions and holidays. Your kitchen nook is delightful the set of cups are lovely, I have come from Marty's party. drop by for a visit. Kathy

Sherry said...

Oh I love those little teacups! Lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

RobinfromCA said...

Your tea party looks fabulous! I love your cloches, your beautiful dishes and your view! The pastries look so delicious and everything is so inviting.

Brandi said...

Oh my Fabby, look at all of your beautiful desserts. They looks so delicious under all of your cloches.

Jann Olson said...

Oh Fabby, do you ever know how to set a beautiful table. I too am a lover of cloches. You have a wonderful collection. Your desserts all look so delicious. How beautiful are the dishes that you designed! What a talented lady you are. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

It is so well arranged and nice setting btw. I would love to eat with that presentation. =)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Cool Cloche your dishes as well *swoon!*

Atelier de Charo said...

Hola Fabby, preciosa la decoración con los "Cloche" Me encantó todo, tu cocina es preciosa amiga!

Un beso grande

andrea@townandprairie said...

What gorgeous cakes and glassware! I just love your tabletop!

Elaine said...

You have a wonderful cloche collection (I only have one!) and you have proved that everything looks better in a cloche! Your dishes are just beautiful and I love the little bird tea cups! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Fabby, your cloches look beautiful! And your china that you designed is lovely! The cake looks so delicious, too.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Pegasuslegend said...

Magnificent! love the table, dessert and that apple cake is outragously amazing! oh btw thanks so much for your support with my sons blog appreciate it!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I don't know what to comment on first! The cloches and the way you have them displayed is ingenious. Your collection of dishes and cups and saucers always amazes me, but what I find truly inspiring is the stunning view out your kitchen window.