Friday, August 17, 2012

FABBY: Ceiling Medallion and A Little Chef

We're staying with our daughter's Sofia's and Sil Giancarlo's girls again, as they had to return to Miami for our Sil's check up after his almost THREE months, spine operation! Yep, it's almost three months since the operation...goodness, time just disappears before us. He's got to undergo a couple of exams still, before we know how everything is coming along, exactly.

Since I am been a  "mother" once more, yesterday I took Cayetana, five, to her Children's Cooking class where she made from scratch pizza, so I'll share some pictures from my "little chef" too. 

After Alejandro gave me for last Mother's Day this gorgeous antique Italian chandy, named after France's queen Marie Therese. After it was up, I realized I didn't placed in the ceiling a "medallion", as they look great and perfect with one, smack in the middle of any kind of chandy..I did have to have one made to order, as it just bothered me soo much.. and placed it AFTER the chandy was up! Therefore, the artisans that hand made it, also installed it. They had to cut a circle and than in half, than preceded to sand it down and they glued it on the ceiling with more plaster, paint it white again, sand it down again...SO, you can imagine the thin dust that came from this work, and so they finally finished it, very perfectly too, except there was a lot of fine and thin dust, which I had to clean the entire house from it, just the day before we came to stay with our two grandgirls..can you imagine! Anyway, it was worth the trouble, I love how it looks, it's like crowning the beautiful chandelier and I finally felt satisfied. Hope you like it too.


 Look how beautiful the French style medallion looks in the ceiling. This is the style we chose as I didn't want more ostentatious ones that I saw in the shop. They are hand carved in plaster, it seems like around here this art hasn't died yet, as I understand you can find them faux made, in plastic or rubber, as many moldings as just paint them and that's it!
 A close up of the plaster medallion.
 This is the BEFORE of the ceiling, looking plain, what a change, that's why I decided the chandy needed a crowning, like Marie Therese (queen of France), which is the style name of this 1020's chandelier and I was right..I love it now!
Now on to Cayetana, my Little Chef, she's wearing a white sweater and white apron and chef's  hat... (first from right, in back row), in a pizza cooking class with a few little chefs getting ready outside to go to the class.
 Here are these cuties, which made the pizza dough from scratch, but when they started I didn't have my camera, until hubby came with it and took at least some.
 Placing the sauce in the baked pie.
 Now, she's eating her pizza with cheese and ham...she said it was the best ever!!
Here is my little girl looking so satisfied!
Couldn't help it and had to have a picture taken with my adorable "little chef!"

Thanks for your lovely and kind visits sweet friends, as they always make my day!!

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Elaine said...

Wow, you were so right about the medallion! It's just beautiful and looks made to order! I just love that they have cooking classes for children. She really looks like she is enjoying herself!

Norma2 said...

¿Por qué actualmente a los niños les encanta cocinar? Creo que en otra época esto no se daba. Quizás sea por la proliferación en tv de los programas de cocina.
Soy una enamorada de las arañas, la tuya es preciosa.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, that medallion is just gorgeous! What a fun time to spend with your granddaughter...and you are looking fabulous, my friend!

NanaDiana said...

Your little chef is adorable...a very pretty child...and YOU? You are a beautiful woman. You are a good grandmother to stay with the kids. I certainly hope your son-in-law gets good news from his check up. That is a big surgery he had.

I LOVE your medallion above the chandy. It just finishes it off and connects it to the ceiling. That is certainly a show-stopper- gorgeous chandelier- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Fabby, darling photo of you and our little chef. What a cute idea for a children's cooking class. Thanks for sharing this.
Beautiful chandy, and the medallion does add the finishing touch.
~ Sarah

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,

Hope all goes well with the check-up and additional tests. That's the most important thing here.
Your chandelier got the icing on the cake so to speak. So this is the real thing; hand carved plaster. My Grandpa used to do things like that... that's an Old World craft and now you find most are fake, looking like the old ones.
So cute that she enjoyed eating her own baked pizza as being the best ever!
Hugs to you,

Susie Jefferson said...

Chandeliers and chefs - what could be more perfect? Love your post.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and what an adorable little girl. Have a nice weekend.


Laura said...

That medallion is just perfect. It does not take away from the beauty of the chandelier. The little chef is a little doll. What a fun class for her. There are some good genes in your family Fabby. You look beautiful. I hope your SIL's exams all go well. Have a great weekend.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabby your little chef is so cute!

The medallion is perfect.

Marina said...

Cute little chef! :)

Crystal Grandeur said...

wonderful to see all the tiny chefs.innocence and the smile on their face makes us feel so happy and nothing can be compared to.the chandelier looks awesome.i liked and enjoyed your other previous posts too.thank you for the shares.hugs.

Dolores said...

I'm so glad you posted a picture of beautiful you and your beautiful granddaughter.
Praying your son in law has good results from his doctor visit.
Isn't it amazing how a medallion can show off the beautiful chandelier even more.
Happy weekend to you my sweet friend!

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Fabby,
Oh, your little chef is too cute for words, what a fun experience! =) I also must say, it is so nice to see your beautiful face. I really like that medallion, exquisite!

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend! XO ~Liz

On Crooked Creek said...

What a precious memory for you and your granddaughter "The Little Chef"! I adore how you're planting seeds for future possibilities in her life by allowing her to experience, first had, the art of cooking! Loved all the photos of the children...especially the one at the end with her beautiful Grandmother!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Stopped by from Sunny Simple! Your grand daughter is adorable and you are much too young looking to be a grandmother. Wow!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Love the medallion! It made such a difference and is just the perfect finishing touch! Your granddaughter is adorable, too!


Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

That is a GORGEOUS chandelier and GORGEOUS medallion. Wow!! That was a good decision to add the medallion; it makes all the difference. Your granddaughter is darling, such a cute "Little Chef." :) I bet you're a really fun grandmother. You look so pretty in this picture!

I'm visiting from Seasonal Sundays --hope you have a great weekend.


Dianne said...

The medallion really makes that chandy perfect! How wonderful to spend such special time with your granddaughter. She is a doll and you look amazing. Thanks for your visit. Dianne

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

The medallion is perfect! And, the little chef is so cute! Love her eyes! Very soulful. 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

The Tablescaper said...

The medallion looks great! Looks like you had a lot of fun with the little ones. Wonderful to have you with us at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

chubskulit said...

Always a delight to see these gorgeous pink! Catching up with Pink Saturday.

Your comment is always a treat for me!
Have a blessed weekend.

chubskulit said...

That is awesome! Catching up with Pink Saturday.

Your comment is always a treat for me!
Have a blessed weekend.

xinex said...

I love the medallion, Fabby. Your stunning chandy showed even more. Look at thos cute little chef! Awww, so precious. You look great, Fabby, you are making me jealous everytime you show me a picture cause you lose wieght and I gain it, lol.Cayetana is so pretty also, lilke grandma, like granddaughter!...Christine

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Looks like you had a fab time with your granddaughter, the next MasterChef :) Aaah, the medallion is perfect!! It looks amazing.
~Pernilla xx

Olive Cooper said...

Your grandkiddo is adorable making pizza. Your chandy and medallion look beautiful.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hello Fabby!
Your granddaughter is so sweet in her chefs hat. The pictures are adorable. Have a great weekend.

Sharing Shadymont said...


Thanks so much for your visit! I love the medallion! It just makes the chandy even more beautiful. Your little chef is beautiful! She reminds me of you!

Have a great week!

Chubby Chieque said...

What a a pretty chef! I guess I need her on our crayfish bday party as my assistant. That would be fun working with her. 2 cuties in the kitchen and both chef. I wonder, where we both ended. Maybe, we both hide under the stairs where our groceries stocks are and munching all the goodies §:-)

Muchas gracias mi exquisita amiga mia for dropping by in Stockholm. It makes my day.

Sorry, if I did not visit you this past few weeks. It's just too bz here.

Hope to see you again, soon. Miz Yah prettilicious Fab!


AshTreeCottage said...

Just look at that precious little chef. What a cutie!

Susan and Bentley

piccolaceleste said...

ciao il lampadario e belissimo come tutto il resto... un bacio alla bimba a presto lu..

Pegasuslegend said...

very special post and the kids are adorable here!

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Your chandy is beautiful and I love your medallion. We have a medallion in our dining room too.
Oh, your little chef is adorable. How sweet.
Thank you for popping in to see my canisters.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Babs said...

Fabby, Your "little chef" is beautiful and she looks like she's having so much fun in the cooking class. What a fun way to learn about food and how to prepare it. Love your new chandelier medallion, too. It really is the crowning touch.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The medallion makes the chandelier pop! Great choice! Your granddaughter is precious, and learning to cook at five!

Anonymous said...

You do find fun things to do with your grams. How lucky they are and what great memories you are creating for them.

chateau chic said...

Fabby, the medallion is the finishing touch to your gorgeous chandelier. And your little chef is adorable!
Mary Alice

Jann Olson said...

Fabby, yes the medallion is the icing on the cake. Just perfect with your chandy. Little chef is a doll. She will be a great cook just like grandma! I think that the cooking class is such a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Brandi said...

Good times! I bet your granddaughters love spending time with you while their parents are away.

Judy Haughton-James said...

What beautiful pictures! That medallion looks great. Little chef and the other little ones certainly looked so professional and clearly enjoyed making and eating pizza. Really lovely! Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday and have a wonderful week.

Debbiedoo's said...

LOVE the medallion Fabby! Great chande too. So nice to see you link up to my party again!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The medallion looks like the perfect finishing touch and it's so great to see little kids cooking! I think everyone should learn how to cook:@)

Infuse With Liz said...

The medallion does give it that finished look! Great job on that!
Your granddaughter is so cute! That's pretty neat that she took a cooking class at such a young age! Nothing like getting hands on experience to encourage a person to learn how to cook/bake etc.! She's so cute and you are so beautiful!

Marydon said...

I apologize for being absent for too long.

Your little dumpling is a gorgeous chef, Fabby. How fun to be with her. We love doing these kinds of events with our kid-lings, also.

Love LOVE the chandie & medallion.

Have a beautiful week ~

Kathie said...

Yes, the medallion was the finishing touch! Your granddaughter is so beautiful too! Hope you'll share tomorrow at Gettin' Krafty With It!

Velva said...

Your grandaughter is adorable. I love the idea of children cooking-it's awesome.

Thank you for sharing your day with us.


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Fabby.

Your chandelier and medallion are fantastic. And, your little chef is the best.♥

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your chandelier is spectacular and I love the ceiling medallion. What a cute group of chefs! Your Grand-D is adorable! Thanks for joining me for tea.


Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

What a sweet post! I enjoyed reading it! The ceiling medallion is just gorgeous. It looks like it was worth the dust. And your little chef is adorable. What a neat class for them.

Judy Bigg said...

Fabby, love the chanty and medallion, they look perfect together. Your chef is advorable and looks so professional in her white had and apron.

The French Hutch said...

Wow, before and after with the medallion is amazing. I think it was worth all the work Fabby. It's the icing on the cake so to speak and really looks beautiful. Great photo with the little chef, how adorable. I know that was fun for all. Hope all test come back with great news on the back!
Have a great week.

The French Hutch

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

The medallion is fabulous! It makes a huge difference! I also love the cooking classes for the children! Your chef is adorable!

ImSoVintage said...

Those little faces in their chef hats are too cute for words.Your granddaughter is precious.

Alycia Nichols said...

I love that photo of you and your sweet granddaughter!!! What a fun class for the kids! Please take that chandelier down, put it in a box and send it to me right away! Better yet, hop on a plane with it and just come to visit! :-)

Deanna said...

Dear One, You are a gorgeous Granny!

Your sweet lil Granddaughter is so very pretty! The Cooking class looks wonderful for children. Aren't they cute with their hats on.

Beautiful chandy and all looks very pretty. Glamming up a ceiling is lovely.

Hope the rest of your Summer goes well,

allisamazing said...

Your little chef is so cute!

Kathe said...

The medallion is perfect and worth a little (LOL) dust! You had the right vision dear Fabby :-) And how precious is your little granddaughter? And know she's a master pizza chef! And finally, how beautiful are you? What a young grandmother you are friend! Positive thoughts being sent to your SIL!! Thank you so much for always sharing at the party each week. In my mind, it doesn't begin until you arrive ♥ I will be featuring your post on my Facebook page! Have a wonderful time with the Grands!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Lurvs the little chefs!

Popped in from Gonna Love It.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the chandy, but the pics of the children is just so precious. I love that. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My! That chandelier is gorgeous, and yes, the medallion just sets it off beautifully. How wonderful to have access to artists who create that kind of beauty. Your little chef is sooo cute, and you don't look old enough to be a grandmother. laurie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Gorgeous chandelier, and your little chef is adorable.

Natalie said...

some of these pictures are adorable!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

The chandelier and medallion are just stunning, Fabby--I love it! And your little chef is so charming--it looks like all the children are having a great time. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Anita said...

Fabby, you look gorgeous!!! The chandelier is to die for and the medallion just makes it. What a beautiful little girl...I know you are proud!!

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Thank you so much for your kind words about my mantel! Hope you've had a great day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh - I love it!!!! What charm it brings to the room! Popping over from Faded Charms party to say hello! Xoxo, tracie

bj said...

O, how beautiful it is, with it's crown. Looks amazing in your home.
That little chef is waaay too cute. And, you, my dear, look amazing.
xo bj

Margie said...

the little ones are so adorable in their aprons and little chef hats! i wish there had been a cooking class when i was that age! i hope there's a good report for your son in law!

Anonymous said...

Fabby, your chandelier was beautiful to begin with but with the medallion it just finished it off perfectly. It looks stunning on the ceiling and I know you feel so much happier with the end result.
I don't blame you! Gorgeous!!!
Your little chef is precious and what a nice class for her to be taking! I think it is nice for little girls to begin to learn cooking so that they will be able to cook meals when it becomes necessary...I could not "boil water" when I got married and we had some laughs over my failed attempts!! And some tears, too!
I know you are enjoying being a "Mamma" again to your little grand-girls. They are just so beautiful! I know they enjoy having you and your husband there with them while their parents are gone, too! I hope your SIL comes home with all good reports on his back surgery.....
Enjoy the girls!
Sending love and hugs!! Francy


Hi Francy!
I hope all is well with you and hubby..I'm sure it is, otherwise you've have told me. Thank you for your sweet comments darling! Yes, Cayetana loved the pizza cooking class and really, they did it from scratch, I just didn't have my camera at the time they mixed the dough...oh well. As always it's lots of work the little ones, but really I enjoy it so much, been a mother is so rewarding, specially if it's for 10 days ONLY!!
Hugs to you too and keep well.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Perfectly wonderful!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I think the ceiling medallion is the perfect accent to this piece! It looks amazing.....kind of like the perfect set of earrings with an outfit!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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