Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FABBY: Dinner Party for our Nephew

Our darling, tall, handsome and wonderful nephew came for a two week visit, to his parents, my brother Joe and his wife, Lourdes, who is hubby's sister..YES, I'm married to Alejandro and my brother is married to his sister!  Therefore, we both share the joy of having this wonderful and handsome boy as "our" nephew, who will be graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston next year, with a career in Music Engineering...we are so proud. 

Last night I made a quick dinner in Daniel's honor, with eight members of our family and that's why the table is in my blue and white onion dishes, silver tablecloth, chargers and candle holders.  I was so lucky that the centerpiece it's still so fresh and pretty, from my last table scape, five days ago. I mentioned last week that, weather around my neck of the woods is like Fall right now.

I thought it was a masculine table for our nephew, in blue and white, with silver.

 In Oct., or Nov. 2011 we changed our window treatment, from draperies to Hunter Douglas shades and so I had made a tablecloth from the dining room curtains and here it is.
 I had this tablecloth from a fine fabric made out of our dining room draperies. It has very soft gold and blue cris-cross lines running  thru it and the background of the thick satin, is silvery.
 For the silver accent I used my pewter chargers and bread plates to match, as you can see the table topper is silvery too.
The tablecloth cost me to re-purpose it from the curtains only $8, that the seamstress charged me for making it.
 I had this kind of wide pleats made all around it, cause the curtain material wasn't wide enough for the dinner table.
 After five days and the centerpiece it's still fresh and pretty in my galvanized vase. Mercury glass candle holders for more silver touches.
 Blue butterfly napkin ring, made at our former Ceramic Co.

Lots of blue for our dear nephew Daniel.
 In the back drop a tea station.
I hope you liked it.

Thank you so much my lovely friends for all the wonderful comments you always leave me.

Thanks gracious and lovely hostesses for having me at your terrific parties each week.

Tablescape Thursday at,  Between Naps on the Porch
Let's Dish at,  Cuisine Kathleen
Wow Us Wednesday at,  Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday at,  Ivy and Elephants
It's a Party at,  A Creative Princess
Vntage Thingie Thursday at,  Colorado Lady
Share your Cup Thursday at,  Share you Cup with Mrs. OlsonI's
Inspiration Friday at,  the Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at,  A Potpourri Life
Home Sweet Home at,  The Charm of Home
Seasonal Sunday at,  The Tablescaper
Show and Tell Friday at,  Mt Romantic Home
Fresh Cut Fridays at,  Rose Vignettes


  1. Beautiful tablescape,like always. I love how the tablecloth turned out. In my family my sister is married to my husband's brother. :)

  2. Fabby,
    I, too, have a "double cousin"!!! My dad and his brother also married sisters!!! We always had the best time at family gatherings! Your nephew is one fortunate young man to have such great support of his family! What a lovely tablescape in his honor! I enlarged some of the photos to get a closer look at the fabric on your tablecloth! Exquisite! I adore the butterflies for napkin rings as they pick up the hues in the floral arrangement! "Every occasion of life is reason to celebrate." My mission statement is quite fitting for your family's celebration!!!

  3. What a delicious dinner party! I LOVE your tablecloth and the fact that it can live on in a new way! It's perfect with your blue&white(which I always love). Blue looks SO beautiful with silver, "BUT" doesn't it "REALLY make a statement with GOLD"!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it!!!
    But I have to confess, My VERY VERY VERY favorite of all your dishes "ARE YOUR OWN CREATIONS"! They make me "MELT" every time I see them!
    I'm still learning my new computer AND I have to figure out HOW TO get my photos "up and running". I hope to be back with a post soon...
    Big Squishy Hugs to you,

  4. Fabby, what a lovely blue and white tablesetting!! You always have some of the most beautiful dinnerware and glassware! I am sure your nephew loved it!

  5. Wow...... the contrasting colors really caught my eye. I love blue and white....... the table scape is gorgeous!!!
    You're so smart and inventive to use the beautiful material from the curtains for the table covering..... it's so pretty!!!

  6. What a lucky nephew! It is just gorgeous- You do the most beautiful tables, Fabby- Just gorgeous! xo Diana

  7. Oh wee --- it this pretty! I love that fabulous pleated tablecloth!

  8. Dearest Fabby,

    That is special such a double family relation; double close one could claim!
    Your table is set so nice again and it must certainly be cool for keeping your flowers that long fresh!
    Enjoy whatever you do in your elegant home.
    Hugs to you,

  9. How delicious! I love the blue and white table setting.
    Love the table cloth. Of course, I am thinking of Scarlet O'Hara the whole time!! Smart recycling there!
    I know you enjoyed having your nephew with you.

  10. Precioso recibimiento para tu sobrino, él habrá quedado encantado.

  11. Fabby, what a fortunate young man to have you as his aunt. I'm sure he felt very special and honored to be sitting at this gorgeous table. Love those silver chargers.

  12. Simply stunning, Fabby! Love all the blue :) You should link up this post to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday! www.smilingsally.blogspot.com
    Hugs Pernilla x

  13. Omg Fabby! You are scaring me. How can we think so much alike? Using both silver as part of our tablescapes and create both tables for our nephews, that is really too much of a coincidence. But I do not have a brother or sister married to John's sibling, lol. The closest I can get to that is that John and I have the same birthday and his brother and mine have the same birthday too....Christine

  14. I love every bit of this table, Fabby. Gorgeous blue and white!!

  15. I know you're so proud of your nephew, Fabby!! What a wonderful table you set in his honor. I love that you still get to enjoy your old drapes by repurposing them into a "new" tablecloth. What a great idea.

  16. OOOOO how pretty! What a fab table setting. Love the blue and white.

  17. OOOO how pretty! Love the blue and white tablesetting. Your dining room is gorgeous.

  18. Oh, my, Fabby! This is a beautiful table. Love the blue and white and I'm sure your nephew will love it!
    Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you're having a great week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. I am sure the young man was very pleased with this table setting. You did him proud.

  20. What an exquisite setting for your nephew, Fabby. He must be thrilled you set such a lovely dinner for him. Your details are just marvelous.

    Have a great weekend!

    GIVEAWAY ends 9/9


  21. How sweet of you to honor this young man. I always, always love to see blue and white tablescapes and the tablecloth is perfect.

  22. What a lovely tablescape. I love the blue and white china with silver accent. Your idea to reuse the draperies as a tablecloth was great. I imagine everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.

  23. Oh My goodness! I hope Nephew loved it! This is a gorgeous table. Fit for a prince. :)


  24. Your table looks lovely, dear Fabby. I love the silver and blue, you're right, it's very masculine. How wonderful that you and your hubby could entertain your nephew.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, cindy

  25. This is a gorgeous tablescape, Fabby--I love the blue and white and silver. Your tablecloth is just beautiful as well. I bet your nephew was thrilled!

  26. Talk about repurposing, having a table covering made from your drapes is terrific. Love your blues.

  27. I know y'all are so proud of your nephew. What a lovely table in his honor! Your centerpiece is so pretty!

  28. Such a beautiful setting. And, you're so good at it:)

    Visiting from Color Connection- hope you can stop by..



  29. dear Fabby...woaw....dinner in the blue surroundings.just awesome.the entire room is so lovely and gives a impression that it's from a Holly wood film setting.the credit goes to you.thank you for your lovely share and indeed very inspiring:):):)

  30. Just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking to "Open House".

  31. very creative as always:)from color connection

  32. Fabby what a beautiful table for your nephew. i bet he appreciated all the special touches. Related to you, he would be that kind of a guy.

    I also enjoyed the pics of your dining room. I can see what it would be a favorite, for, among other things, think of the memories that fill that room, of all your special dinners! But I still remember your pantry ... I even told my husband all about it. I must go back to your archives and have another look ! :-) Hope you are having a sweet weekend!

  33. Hello Fabby-
    Your table turned out fabulous! Love your tablecloth too! Your floral arrangements is beautiful!

  34. Fabby you are always hosting the most wonderful dinner parties. I am sure that your nephew loved it. What a wonderful idea to recycle your draperies. Sure did make a lovely tablecloth. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  35. Fabby...this tablescape to host a dinner in honor of your nephew is really beautiful. Your choice of blue is indeed masculine enough for a young man! The onion dishes are so pretty and everything looks great on your beautiful re-cycled tablecloth!
    Your centerpiece is wonderful, complimenting the mercury glass candle-holders and the pewter chargers. Everything is perfect! I am sure it was quite a celebration
    for everyone.
    Thank you, as always, for sharing your special party tables with us. I always enjoy seeing what you have made each week.
    Hoping your week will be a great one....Hugs and love, Francy

  36. Your blue and white table is beautiful! And the tablecloth for 8 dollars is wonderful! You couldn't get a button on for 8 here!

  37. Dear Fabby, your table is gorgeous! Your nephew must have been so thrilled! Love the blue and white. How talented you are to make the tablecloth. Always a pleasure to see your gorgeous tables.

  38. How gorgeous Fabby!! You set such a beautiful table!Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  39. VERY elegant.
    Do you live in a mountainous area?
    Love, Lorraine

  40. So elegant!

    Thanks for linking up with Color Connection last week. The link is up now, I am excited to what color you are sharing this week.


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