Saturday, September 8, 2012

FABBY: Our Buffet has Fallen

Hello dear friends!

Our English buffet has fallen for sure, although our crazy weather in our neck of the woods is gotten warmer and sunny just like spring, as it should be around here, in the southern hemisphere. For almost a month we've been having cold fall weather, as you know it in the US.

I've been admiring beautiful tiers decorated for fall from my blog friends and from Pinterest, so I got inspired to do one in my silver three tier I had forgotten I had and it's a rectangular shaped one for some restaurants...the type that waiters carry to bring desserts to your table to choose from.

 The antique English buffet came from my Mil's parents and from her, we have it now to take care of. This is our breakfast area. The tureen with a chicken and chicks on the lid, is part of the dishes I'm displaying in the buffet.
The runner is a brown crushed velvet with tassels at both ends. I usually use it on my Thanksgiving table.
 I used this three tier stand to make my fall arrangement, it's also standing on a lazy-Susan plate, I use for making flower arrangements and for cake I used it for decorating this tier too.

 With small pumpkins, cute gourds, Indian corn and some dry leaves and flowers...and some fresh fruit.

I like the oil hurricane, I forgot I had!
 I love this hurricane oil lamp, that was used at my niece's wedding, as part of her reception's dinner tables centerpieces.. she than gave us aunts, one each.... the bottom of the lamp is with oil and if you touch the top of the wick as it exits the top of the burner and it looks moist, the lamp is ready to be lit.  The mud duck is Chinese.
 The brown transferware plate is, Maestricht, Old Bridge, from Holland.
 I used my special, hand made and hand decorated tea set, from our former Ceramic Co., Monte Turi and designed by me, inspired in the indigenous people's apparel. The lids in the creamer and sugar bowl have a little duckling in each.

We will be visiting our daughter Alexandra for her birthday next week, so I will be slowly dropping by to visit you all too...but I definitely will! 

I'm thanking you all in advance, sweet friends, for all the wonderful and kind comments you always leave me.. they so make my day!

Thanking all the lovely and gracious hostesses for the terrific parties, as I will be joining the fun.


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Cristina Garay said...

Fabby, that's a beautiful piece of furniture! I love how nice the whole vignette is nicely framed with those moldings on the wall! I'm also in the whole Fall mood!

Dolores said...

Oh Fabby, that is by far the most beautiful fall ... buffet arrangement I've ever seen. Everything about it is gorgeous!!
Enjoy your family!!!

Sarah said...

Fabby, what a beautiful "fallen" centerpiece.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your square tiered tray Fabby, I've only seen round! Nice shape to the lantern too-enjoy:@)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Fabby, the tiered server with the fall fruits and veggies are so, so pretty! I love it! Your buffet has fallen indeed, LOL!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, this is such a wonderful vignette! I just always love seeing your amazing pottery! Your tiered display is wonderful! You always do a fabulous job!

Rebecca said...

I really like the bright "fall-ish" colors you've combined in your usual bold & beautiful manner.

I hope to be delving into the basket that holds our autumn decorations to figure out a new mantel arrangement. I'll return here to get some inspiration!

The tiered tray is unusual and perfect for your vignette..

NanaDiana said...

Fabby- How very, very beautiful. You have such a wonderful eye and you have the beautiful pieces to work with, too. Absolutely lovely, as always! xo Diana

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, Fall looks so good in your beautiful home! I love your tiered piece filled with Fall things and those pieces of pottery are fabulous with the little animals as the handles. You've got everything looking so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designs By Pinky said...

Fabby, this is just exquisite! The tea service is stunning and I love that duck too! Have fun with your family. XO, pinky

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,

You scared me with your title as I thought your buffet had collapsed with lots of china ware on it...
Thank goodness; that's not the case!
What a surprise to find here a piece from my Province of Limburg, from the Capital City of Maestricht. Old language, it is called Maastricht now, where the Treaty of Maastricht was held for the European Communion.
From the same collection I got the blue transfer ware, Boerenhoeve, from my Mother in law.
Hugs to you,

Sharing Shadymont said...


Thanks so much for your visit and comment. You have been busy. Love the tiered tray!

kitty said...

Fabby, I love your rectangular tiered stand. It looks so pretty all decorated for Fall. Your tea set is exquisite and I'm loving the duck and the brown transferware plate. Have fun celebrating your daughter's birthday.

Tricia said...

Fabby, your buffet arrangement is getting me in the mood for fall, even though it's still really hot here in Texas! I love the dishes you've included, especially that gorgeous tureen -- really spectacular!

Elna said...

Lovely autumn colors. I want to see more of the painting *smile*.


Leslie said...

I love the tiered serving dish... the pumpkins are perfect on it!! I cant wait to decorate!!! Have a great new week!

Priscilla said...

OK, you really got me with this composition! I love it and I love Autumn!

Anonymous said...

Your fall arrangement is wonderful.
I like the tiered look of it. Looks like you are ready for the season.
Pat from Topiary Rose & Pat's Pink Apron.

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Fabby,
I love your hand decorated tea set, exquisite. Your tiered serving dish is lovely and says...Fall is here! Beautiful you got me in the mood to go pull some more pumpkins out. =) Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

Carol said...

I love your fall decorated buffet! The kerosene light is the perfect mood setter for autumn!


Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

This looks terrific! I can't wait to welcome fall to our home. I, too, have been admiring the tiered serving pieces decorated for the season. I'm planning to do the same thing here when I start my fall fluffing. Your addition of the leaves and dried flowers is sooo pretty.

Enjoy your visit with your daughter, Fabby!



Snap said...

Fabby, your buffet is fabulous ... what a grand piece of furniture! You've made it ready for fall. Gorgeous!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your buffet is a work of art! Just perfect for Fall! Hugs!

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
Mariette's comment made me laughing, because that was exactly my first thought. But my English is not so good and therefore I midunderstood your title in thee beginning. But when I saw your decoration, I knew what you meant. Your fall decoration is wonderful. And the colorful china is so nice with all the pumpkins. Thank you for sharing this fabulous decoration.
Best greetings, Johanna

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a festive fall decoration. LOVE that hurricane lamp!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Fabby! Thank you for linking up in my Beautiful Sunday series. New visitors and link ups really make me happy.

You have a gorgeous home. I live in a country that hosts only two season. But as I see fall inspired pictures among my blog friends, I'm beginning to feel the spirit of Christmas, my favorite time of the year.

Please send my birthday wishes to Alexandra. Have a great week!

xinex said...

I am glad you told me about your post, Fabby, it's fabulous as usual. The rectangular 3 tier server is so unusual and you accessorized it beautifully. And of course I am always lusting over your dishes that you dedigned. John would love them too cause he loves ducks....Christine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful vignette as always!!

I love Fall and I am just about finished with decorting my Living Room for Fall....


Cindy said...

Hi Fabby,
Your buffet is beautiful with all of your wonderful fall colours. I love the dishes that you designed, they're perfect for fall, too. The tiered dish is perfect for the fall display. Everything is beautiful!
Hugs, Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Fabby,
Your Autumn tablescape is perfect for this time of year! And I too got a bit of a fright because I thought your tiered piece had fallen! I should have known! I fixed your link for you today as it wasn't working. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your week. It's always a pleasure to have you.


On Crooked Creek said...

Absolutely lovely, dear friend!!! Your buffet is definitely ready for Fall! Adore the fruits, gourds, pumpkins and Indian Corn!!! Your potttery pieces are stunning! The vivid hues in the pieces are traditional Fall hues, indeed!!! I love your plaid tablecloth on the breakfast table!!! Have a safe trip to visit your daughter!

Anonymous said...

Dear Fabby....I thought your buffet had collasped also when I read your first sentence!! And I went, "Oh, NO!" because I wondered if it collapsed from maybe all the things you put on it!! LOL I am so happy it was a play on words!!`
But you are correct, the buffet has "fallen" and is just lovely with everything you used. The china
is of course gorgeous and I think your tiered centerpiece is great! You are so clever to lift it higher with your pedestal. All of the fruit and veggies, and pumpkins are so pretty in the arrangement and I love the mud duck and transferware. You have out-done yourself again with this exquisite fall arrangement. Thank you for sharing it with us.
I am sorry I am behind in leaving comments on the past three or so posts, but I had to rest my wrists because of carpal tunnel problems. I write too much! LOL..I am better today!
Have a happy week...
Hugs and love from Francy

Laurie Ritchey said...

How pretty everything looks. I love the rectangular tierd piece and how you've decorated it, but as always, your tea set is my favorite. Such vibrant colors, and I love the rooster on top. laurie

Tea in Texas said...

You always have beautful arrangements but I love this one on your buffet. The 3 tiered server is perfect to display your fall accessories. The lantern is lovely with the tied ribbon.
Have fun with your daughter!

Thanks, Pam

Babs said...

Fabby, you are definitely ready for Fall with the beautiful dishes and the "harvest" of pumpkins and fruits. Your hurricane lamp works perfectly with the look.
Have a great week,


Thank you so much Francy for your lovely and generous comments. I'm sorry you were having problems with your wrists with carpal goodness, it must be somewhat painful?! Hope you get better soon my friend and please take care. Have a blessed week.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your fall decor is. Looks like you are all ready for autumn no matter what the weather does! Love the beautiful colors of fall.

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby your fallen buffet is so beautiful. First of all I love the buffet, it is so lovely. I love everything that was produced in your ceramics company. I would have loved to have "helped you clean out the warehouse".
You three tiered arrangement is so awesome. The little thingie on the top green with dots. I like it. I love all the pumpkins and all the gourds.
Thank you for sharing. Blessings,Ginger

Infuse With Liz said...

Hello Fabby!
Beautiful! You made a beautiful display on the buffet! I kept looking for something that had fallen! Duh..I finally caught on! :-)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Your fall tiered tray is the best I've seen, even mine! Love it. I have an oil lamp collection and I have never lit even one of them. Nice touch.

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
Yes, Pinterest is so inspiring! You have done a fabulous job creating your tiered trays! They look gorgeous in the fall style you have made.
The dishes you are using are so very vibrant! Works of art!

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Fabby~
Oh my, you have created a lovely Autumn vignette! GREAT colors and a charming collection of pumpkins and squash. It looks inviting. Have a fun time celebrating the birthday :)

Crystal Grandeur said...

Hi Fabby

Nice fall presentation.i am learning more about your harvest celebration of this time of the year.we celebrate our harvest and thanks giving festival in January. the arranged fruits on the three tiered tray very beautiful.tureen with chicken lid is a lovely piece.:):)thx

My Cozy Casita said...

Ola Fabby, thank you so much for your comments on my fall arrangement your are so nice and lovely person. god bless you and yours.
I love your buffet with all the veggies and fruits beautiful vignette.

Kathe said...

Just too beautiful for words Fabby! I have never seen a square tray and now of course, I want one!! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I will be featuring your Fallen Buffet on my Facebook page ♥

Judy Bigg said...

Wow Fabby, everything is perfect. Love the buffet and the vignette. So much detail, so many beautiful elements. Also I like that your background is now white.

Judy Bigg said...

Wow Fabby, everything is perfect. Love the buffet and the vignette. So much detail, so many beautiful elements. Also I like that your background is now white.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Fabby,
Your buffet arrangement is beautiful!

Laura said...

Gorgeous as usual Fabby. I have a two tiered plate and I may just borrow your idea! I never would have thought about that. Have a great week!

Jody and Stan said...

Fabby, Your buffet is gorgeous! I love how you decorated it with all your beautiful things. Fall is definitely at your home. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's so beautiful and really really got me to thinking about how it's time to change out my seashells for pumpkins and gourds. :)

Entertaining Women said...

An abundant harvest is definitely holding court on your buffet. I like the fruit mixed in with the traditional pumpkins and squash. Very pretty. Thanks you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Bernideen said...

You have quite a following here for this wonderful blog. Thank you for linking to "Tea In The Garden". Your display is lovely!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Fabby,
Your Fall Display is gorgeous and looks so inspiring with your wall art behind. The colors are perfectly gorgeous.
Love the teapot on the table too. This is such a fun time of year. I did my decorating too and now we are just waiting for the temps to cool down. They are not the 100's they were, but still hot. LOL

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I hope enjoy a wonderful time with her.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I loved hearing a bit of your romantic story. So charming.
Have a great rest of the week and Happy Fall.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful! It looks just like a magazine.


Mary said...

Fabby~ Your tiered server makes a beautiful centerpiece!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Fabby that looks absolutely beautiful!!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

How beautiful it all looks!
Thanks for sharing.

Marlis said...

OOh at first I thought I was going to read about a horrible mishap with the buffet. I'm so glad I was wrong. Your fallen centerpiece is fabulous! Another fabulous Fabby find. The dishes are spectacular as usual. You guys made the prettiest pieces. Have a good time and wish your daughter a Happy Birthday. xo marlis

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Fabby! I haven't visited your blog in a long time as I've been away a lot this summer. I'm glad you are enjoying some spring weather there. Our end of summer is coming fast but it has been a beautiful hot one here. Your sideboard looks beautiful for fall. I like the centerpiece of the 3 tiered stand and the gourds etc. You have some very beautiful china! Take care! Blessings, Pamela

Cindy said...

Fabby, I love your table and your pretty tea set! How special that you designed it yourself!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there, Fabby! Glad to hear you're going to get to go visit Alexandra next week. Have fun!!! Meanwhile, I love what you've done with your "fallen" buffet! You have such pretty things! I love the size of the 3-tiered piece!!!

Marigene said...

Such an inviting buffet...the pottery is gorgeous, Fabby!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Fabby, thank you for your nice comments on my magazine feature!

Your buffet looks so pretty. I love the tiered stand with the pumpkins. I'm so ready for fall!


Ann said...

Visiting from VTT, love the buffet Fabby. The colors are so dynamic along with the ceramics and pumpkins. The buffet is definately a piece to be cherished. Glad Fall has fallen in your home.

BeckyKay said...

I love the little bit of polka dot ribbon you've used it places!

ms.composure said...

my favorite holiday to decorate for his thanksgiving!!! def enjoy the spread that you created :-)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! So lovely Fabby! (I am so eager for Fall to arrive.)

How wonderful to have your MIL's parents gorgeous buffet and you've decorated it so lovingly and beautifully.

I adore your ceramic tea set, so charming and my favorite.

Happy VTT!

Carole said...

Very intricate buffet, Fabby. Have a good weekend. Cheers

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a great Fall tabletop display, Fabby! I should pull out my oil lamps, too. I hope you're enjoying your visit with your daughter.

Chubby Chieque said...

Hola mi preciousa amiga,

Don't be silly overthere §:-) I am not angry with you. Not in a million years. You are one of the best BFF in bloglandia.

Jst having too much at work and sometimes not have time to stroll around but letting you know that you're always in my heart no matter what.

Enjoy your week-end and see you around lovely lady.

Miss & love you Fabby,
/chie 4ever

Mimi said...

You are about to enter Spring...right??????Or is it still called fall just out of order????Are you originally from America????I love that you decorate around our seasons!!!!!I love your buffet..I think you did an outstanding job with all the pumpkins and did you find all of them???
I think you will have an amazing GREAT time with your daughter!!!
I look forward to seeing some new pics of your lovely daughter and grand kids!!
have fun
hugs and love,

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Jann Olson said...

Hi Fabby, you have outdone yourself this time sweetie! Love, love the three tiered holder all decked out for Fall! Love your beautiful dishes and runner too. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup

Diann said...

Everything is just beautiful Fabby. I love everything. You always have such lovely things!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your buffet is gorgeous Fabby!

Kathleen said...

Still warm and summer here, Fabby, because it is SUMMER till Friday! :)
Your buffet looks lovely. The tea set is wonderful!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Catherine said...

Dear Fabby, beautiful decorating...I love the fall theme. Blessings, Catherine xo

Jo's This and That 3 said...

Thanks for sharing! Beautiful post! Love your tea set I have a platter like that. Joann

Rhonda said...

Wow...I love everything! And, your tea set is gorgeous!

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