Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FABBY: Pasta Dinner Tablescape

Hello sweet friends
I'll start by thanking all the sweet friends that sent me nice wishes for my new year of life; I appreciate it very much, you're all so kind.

We'll be having a small dinner with a couple of friends and we'll have an entree, maybe some chicken Marsala I love, spaghetti with pesto and salad; each in it's own plate as Italians serve their food like that. Here is my tablescape with a big bowl for the pasta and six individual bowls for each place..I bought this Italian set, several years ago on some Italian festival where they had great things from Italy in that store..course, I did buy a few things more for cooking Italian, as really, it's my fav kinda food, as growing up in Astoria-Queens, in an Irish-Italian it's turned Greek. I acquired the taste from my best friend, Ann Graci, when I used to go many a Sunday to spend the day at her house, eating at her huge table, filled with great food and lots of family...but don't get me wrong, I love cooking and eating almost all foods, there's not much I don't like, lol..

Ok, here goes my table for a pasta dinner and tonight I will be joining Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen and many other terrific parties, like Tablescape Thursday at, Between Naps on the Porch too. Thank you so much wonderful and generous hostesses for having me." target="_blank">" border="0" alt="Smiling Sally" />
The place set with cobalt blue ceramic chargers, from our past ceramic co., reticulated dinner plate and the spaghetti Italian bowl with a cute design inside it.

The white demitasse cups and saucers were my dad's, as he loved his small expresso coffee after dinner. The teapot and sugar bowl are from my silver tea set.

The glasses I used are from my Bormiolli Rocco set and the red steams are also Italian, but from my C'mas stash.

The big serving bowl also came with the six individual spaghetti bowls.

My dear Mil gave my husband for one of his birthdays this gorgeous Italian, yellow crystal, antique decanter with six small glasses. I like to serve water in it, it's just so beautiful.

Here is a delicious Italian bread hubby makes a lot for dinner, or for any reason. This recipe was given to my Mil as her father had an Italian family of farmers that worked in his farm long ago, in the 50's and 60's.
This artisan bread is great with Italian pasta and of course, some Tavola red wine. The napkin rings are silver fall leaves from a set of eight, so I used a different one for each plaid red napkin.

Thanking you in advance my sweet friends for the lovely and generous comments you always leave me.
Italian Bread Recipe
2 cups flour
2 ml. water
1 teaspoon dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix all the ingredients in your Kitchen Aid, or other mixer. Let it stand for 12 hours, in a covered bowl in a warm place.
Flour the table and knead it to form the dough into a loaf shape and place it in a loaf pan as well. Bake at 450F in a previously hot oven, for 15 minutes.
I love this bread as it doesn't have any grease, no butter or eggs, so it is very light indeed!
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 The Country Homemaker Hop at,  Hibiscus House Blogs
Home and Garden Thursday at,  A Delightsome Life
Open House Party at,  No Minimalist Here
It's a Party at, A Creative Princess
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  Colorado Lady
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  Share your Cup with Mrs. Olson
Grace at Home at,  Imparting Grace
Vintage Inspiration Friday at,  Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at,  The Charm of Home
Share your Creations at,  Kristen's Creations
Tea Cup Thursday at,  Miss Spenser's Blog
Inspiration Friday at,  The Picket Fence
Feathern Nest Friday at,  French Country Cottage
Simple and Sweet Fridays at,  Rooted in Thyme
Foodie Friday at,  Rattleridge Farm
Seasonal Sunday at,  The Tablescaper
Sunday Funday Bloh Hop at,  WTFab
Honoring Breast Cancer Awarnest month at Beverly's
Pink Saturday at,  How Sweet the Sound


  1. Your table is beautiful and perfect with the alabaster showing. A delicious bread to make a perfect Italian meal :)

  2. What a cute table and delicious sounding menu. Love the bread recipe - I am going to try it. xo

  3. Your tablescape looks so Italian! I love the pasta bowls and the leaf napkin rings! Hugs, Penny

  4. Fabby, your pasta dishes are darling. Thanks for the bread recipe. It looks delicious....Sarah

  5. Fabby, your table and menu is so cozy and warming. The bread sounds delicious and I thank you for sharing the recipe. Blessings, Pamela

  6. What a fabulous Italian dinner table, Fabby. Those pasta bowls are so cute. I have some but never used them. I should start cause you inspired me...Christine

  7. Ma chère Fabby,
    Je peste contre blogger ces derniers jours car j'ai manqué tes dernières publications. Je ne pouvais pas obtenir ma liste de lecture. je cliquais désespérément !... Les caprices sans doute de l'informatique !
    Ouf! aujourd'hui, je peux te visiter et prendre du temps pour tout voir !
    Déjà je te souhaite un très joyeux anniversaire ma chère !
    Je m'aperçois que nous avons les mêmes tasses à thé, seulement moi c'est le mois de "mai". Elle est décorée de fleurs de muguet...
    Ta dernière publication est également très délicate et subtile comme toujours. Les petits plats dans les grands... et cette touche très flatteuse que celle de cette mignardise pour accompagner un bon petit café ! Je t'attribue une étoile supplémentaire ma chère amie...
    La cerise sur le gâteau aussi avec ta recette du pain... Un très joli partage.
    Gros bisous à toi

  8. Going to have to try that bread. Your recipe looks wonderful. I love how inviting your table is set. The pasta dishes are darling and the cobalt chargers wonderful. A very pretty table.. xo marlis

  9. What a fun pasta dinner set, Fabby! It makes a meal more special when eating from pretty serving pieces, doesn't it? The bread sounds delish, too!! I'll have to give it a try as I love making bread.

  10. Love those pasta bowls! So cute.

  11. Hi Fabby,

    congratulation for your beautiful table and for your bread!!!!

    Congratulation, also, for your blog from Italy!!!!


  12. Wish I had been one of your friends at this meal. Great job on the setting and food.

  13. Just darling spaghetti bowls. The table says sit down and enjoy yourself with the welcoming tablescape. The bread is so appetizing and will be great with your meal.

    Thanks, Pam

  14. Italian food is one of my favorites, too! What a lovely pasta set. Those alstroemerias are gorgeous!

  15. I will definitely try that bread -- that is basically what I do for pizza crust! That kitchen aid dough hook is the best thing ever invented!

    Your table is very cute and inviting.

  16. The bread looks so delicious and sounds easy to make.

    I love Italian anything..... especially the food.

    Your table looks perfect!!

  17. Happy belated birthday!! Mine was the 15th..Oct is such a great month for a birthday!

  18. Thank you for the recipe! I am going to try this the next time that I make Spaghetti.
    Your tablescape is beautiful, I love the alabaster table under it all.
    Hugs, Cindy

  19. I ADORE those darling spaghetti pasta dishes, they are SO cute and the bread recipe looks amazing!


  20. Fabby, I love those napkin rings! So perfect for the season, as is the alstroemeria centerpiece. Enjoy this wonderful meal. I love Italian food!

  21. Dearest Fabby,

    What a lovely Italian table setting. Your bread looks so special and the recipe very appealing. I've made a note of it for trying this!
    Hugs to you,

  22. Beautiful Fabby. I am sure your guests are always honored with the care you put into your table settings. That decanter and the dishes are beautiful. Have a great weekend!

  23. Looks like a fine Italian restaurant and it makes me very hungry! :)

  24. Very nice table setting. Thanks for sharing. Joining from Shine on Fridays -

  25. Fabby . Very beautiful blue ceramic. Cute table

  26. What a lovely Fall table setting!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  27. I can just smell the bread baking! It looks delicious and your table looks very pretty! Love the napkin rings!
    ♥ Jil


  28. I would absolutely love these plates! Oh course there would be no bread left since I would eat the whole loaf! Bellissimo!

  29. Hi Fabby,
    Italian is my favorite!! Lovely table setting. love the cobalt chargers with the white bowls. Thanks for sharing your Italian bread recipe...numm nummm!! Have a wonderful weekend.


  30. I love the idea of individual dishes for the food. Your table set is so festive. What a great idea to put candy/sweetener in the cups. That looks great. Hope the event was lots of fun.

  31. Hi pretty Fabby! Oh, another lovely table setting! I love love Italian food and your dishes are perfect! You have the most perfect pieces. The bread looks so delicious and I just may try to make it. Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  32. Thanks for linking up at the WTFab party that I am cohosting this week. I really love this idea and hope you'll also come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest. Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily

  33. Hi Fabby,

    Your table looks lovely and perfect for an Italian meal. The pasta bowls and big serving bowl are so nice, and I like the way you've done your napkins and forks. The antique Italian crystal decanter is indeed gorgeous -- what a great gift!!

    The bread looks wonderful; I love Italian food, too -- just about my very favorite. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your elegant table. Have a wonderful week!


  34. Dear Fabby, I am late with my comments on your Italian night tablescape but wanted to go back to it as Italian is one of my very favorite types of food, and I love pasta!!!
    Your Italian pasta bowl and the individual dishes to serve it in are charming...I would love to find some for my table!! I like the way you used the charger and cobalt blue plate under the pasta bowl, and your stemware it lovely. The decanter and small glasses look
    great with the tablescape, too.
    Everything looks GREAT!! You always set the most wonderful tables~~ And thank you for sharing them with us, as always.
    I hope you are having a good week, and are enjoying that simply gorgeous rug, too!!
    Sending hugs and love to you,

  35. Me, again!! I also wanted to comment on the fact that your hubby makes that Italian
    looks delicious and I bet it smells and taste even better!!
    I enjoy home-made bread so much, but my expertize in making it is using a bread machine! LOL Not much talent here in the baking department, I am sorry to say..but I do make a mean cornbread!!
    The recipe looks fairly easy so maybe I could make this one and surprise everyone, including me!!
    Love, Francy

  36. Fabby, What a great looking table. Italian food is one a my favorites and this is a great seeting for such a meal..I love your the pasta dishes..

  37. Any blue is beautiful, but cobalt blue is my favorite!

    Blue, Blue, Blue!

  38. A wonderful tablescape. I used to have a pasta dish set like that. Come to think of it, I don't know where it went! LOL. Enjoy your meal.

  39. Thanks for sharing. I love those spaghetti bowls.

    I'm sorry to take so long to comment, but my computer acted up.

    I'm glad you were able to link in,

    Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

  40. A lovely tablescape! Lots of wonderful memories decorating your table. Good to see you here!

  41. Beautiful table! Seriously 54 days till Cmas!? No wonder it is on my brain!

  42. I love pasta bowls and this is a fabulous set. Wish I could join you.

  43. Love your father's sweet little white cups - the dishes are wonderful and that bread must be quite delicious! The tablescape is so very welcoming! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  44. FABBY! I want to come to dinner at your house! Those pasta bowls are absolutely darling.

    Thanks for including the bread recipe! I love recipes that involve the KitchenAid!

  45. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful pasta dinner on Simple & Sweet Fridays. The tablescape is fantastic!
    Happy Halloween!!


  46. Fabby dear you are the tablescape queen! Love the pasta dishes and that bread, oh yum! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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