Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FABBY: Christmas Eve Tablescape 2012

Merry Christmas to you all!

Although the tragic events in the Conn. elementary school has casted a shadow on many of us and our holiday season, still.. we need to focus and honor the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ and our children, these be grand kids or our own..and why not, wish all the little ones in the world a very blessed Christmas.

I was hopping I would do my table for Christmas Eve 2012 table scape with the rest of my English red transferware, but as some of you who follow me know...I bought a beautiful tea set with cake plates for 12 settings. I was hopping the dinner wear would come from Europe by this time so I can use it for the holidays; but it didn't, so I mixed it with my beautiful Lynn's Fine China with the holy and I have 16 place settings, as I bought two complete boxes for 8 place settings, plus all the serving pieces. I love the holy pattern. 18 years ago when I acquired it I had a father, a brother with family, who now doesn't live here, a grandmother and a Fil and Mil; so I had lots of guests for C'mas day, so that prompted me to buy the two sets.. still, some day each my daughters can have 8 settings. 

The tablecloth is gorgeous, as it was love at first sight a few years ago and I had to have it! 
I love to use as centerpiece, like the tea set in a tray, flanked by two small fresh flower arrangements and gold candles, with gold chargers to accentuate the gold embroidery in the tablecloth.
The embroidery in this tablecloth is lovely.
My mother gave me one wooden nutcracker for my birthday, which is in October..and the other nutcracker for the Christmas following...this was around 7 or 8 years ago.
The place setting with Turkish gold glass chargers.
The small flower arrangement and one  of the two English teapots.
The pretty holy pattern in the Lynns Fine China dinner plate. The napkins are a perfect match with the dinner plates and I have them for longer time than the dishes.
The dinner plate and on top the red English transfer ware.
The red transferware teacup and saucer. I love to mix and match dishes.
 The brass candle sticks are Italian from twenty years ago and they're also holding a gold candle, each next to a small fresh flower arrangement.
 I used three stems in each place setting. The clear ones for champagne and water are Bormiolli Rocco and the amber wine glasses are Mario Santini. I didn't use my green and red glassware here, so to accentuate the gold embroidery in the tablecloth, instead.
Check some small wreaths on the antique Italian Arte Nouveau chandelier, from the early 1920's...my idea is to dress her up a little with the holiday motif, even though she doesn't need any more dressing up, with all the hand cut crystal prisms and glitter it has.

Lovely two tone roses.

A view from the foyer, to the formal dining room. The porcelain Santa is German and the two tier in blue and white is German Meissen...from several years ago, I bought it in a great antique shop in the capital.

I wish you and your dear families a Christmas filled with love, respect and happiness and may each and everyone of you be blessed by Baby Jesus, this Christmas, the new year and always!
Thanks for your sweet and generous visits and also for sharing such beautiful holiday decorations, recipes and ideas...you're all such inspiration to me!!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for the fun and great parties they  host every week. May you have a happy and blessed Christmas and year 2013.


Between Naps On the PorchI will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at,  Between Naps on the Porch.
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Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekathleen.blohspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday at,  http://atthestylesisters.blogspot.com
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Centerpiece Wednesday at,  http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
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  1. Merry Christmas to you too, Fabby! Very pretty table setting!

  2. Beautiful table Fabby, I am trying to tell what you china is. Love it, your table is so ready for Christmas. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you.

  3. I love your traditional red and green themed table. So pretty and so very festive.

  4. Hi Fabby,Beautiful tablescape oh my God, I loved
    have blessing Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  5. L'heure sonne... Les couleurs de fête s'invitent chez toi ma chère Fabby, alors je suis presque là tout près et admiratrice de ce merveilleux spectacle que je savoure...

    Je te souhaite de très joyeuses fêtes... avec de gros gros bisous...

  6. Dearest Fabby,
    You have a gorgeous table setting for Christmas! What a beautiful embroidery on the tablecloth. Love also your tiny wreath from greens on the bobèches of your chandelier!
    Lovely table and you will be able to celebrate the reason of the season; the birth of Christ!
    Hugs to you and wishing you and your loved ones a very meaningful and Merry Christmas!

  7. The tablecoloth is so beautiful, and the mix of the transferware with the Christmas dish work so well together. I LOVE your chandelier! Joni

  8. Just gorgeous. I love everyting about your table and that blue and white two tiered Meissen is amazing!

  9. Merry Christmas Fabby! You have outdone yourself. I love your gold flatware. The china is beautiful. Your table is so festive!

  10. Merry Christmas Fabby!

    Your tablescape is gorgeous. I love your beautiful tablecloth.


  11. Fabby,
    What a lovely tablescape, dear friend!!! I agree that your tablecloth should take center stage! Each accessory adds to the overall elegance! EnJOY your Christmas with family gathered around your table!!!

  12. FABBY.. All this is just gorgeous and I love your English transfer ware and Turkish chargers! The colors are so festive and warm. Your nutcrackers are darling;) I have a few myself!

    Happy Holidays!


  13. Fabby- You certainly have the RIGHT NAME...because everything looks FABULOUS! Your red transferware is gorgeous. I have a few pieces and think when I pass some things along to my son I will pick up a full set. I just love it. Your pattern is beautiful. That tablecloth is certainly a work of art, too. I just love it.
    Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your dear family, Fabby! xo Diana
    ps. That chandelier? Outta this world!!!!

  14. Love that tablecloth! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

  15. Fabby, your tablecloth is stunning! WOW! I love red transferware! Your teapot is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  16. You are right, Fabby. Your tablecloth is gorgeous! I also love your transferware and Lynn's dinner plates. Actually, I love everything! I can't wait to see the new ones you just bought...Christine

  17. The tablecloth is such a work of art, Fabby! What a lovely table you've set with all your pretty things. Merry Christmas!!

  18. Oh so Lovely! I am glad you mixed the different red tansferware china with the Christmas china for I love the creative place settings. Your tablecloth is so spectacular and so are your beautiful Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!


  19. Your tablecloth is the star Fabby. Everything is just lovely! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas dear friend :-)

  20. Fabby, I am in love with your Meissen piece. I know of all the pieces, I have to pick that. Love all of your dishes.. totally a most gorgeous table. I just love the transferware with the Christmas dishes. And the embroidery on the tablecloth is just exquisite. I would have had to have that come home too. I wish you the merriest of Christmases with many blessings this season and the next year, too.

  21. Such a lovely Christmas tablescape! I love your transferware and it goes so well with your Christmas dishes. So beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  22. I hope you and your family have a wonderful dinner on this fabulous tablesetting. The tablecloth is to die for!

  23. Fabby, your table is absolutely elegant. Fit for any King or Queen! We all have had such pain for the tragedy in CT. I too feel that we must not let it forget about the true meaning of Christmas. No matter how glim, we must not lose hope. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around all of those who are suffering. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas sweetie! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  24. The satan embroidered tablecloth is so regal....magnificent. I really like the pairing of the Christmas plates with the transferware. I'll have to give that a try. I also like the small wreaths around each candle in the chandelier...another idea going into my book. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  25. Fabby,
    Just breath taking!!

    Thanks so much for your visits!!

    I am playing catch up so I am going to spend a bit of time with you..


  26. Wow! All I can say is stunning and elegant, love it!
    Merry Christmas Fabby,

  27. Hi Fabby,
    this table is another prove of your wonderful taste. It looks elegant and cheerful and I would love to dine there. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas time.
    Best greetings,

  28. Oh Fabby, your tablecloth is gorgeous. My daughter was looking at your pictures with me and she saw your chandelier and said, "Wow! Now that's what I call a chandelier! :)

  29. Your table looks beautiful, Fabby. I love both the transferware and the holly china.

  30. Amazing!! And I'm super jealous of your gorgeous chandelier!

  31. Gracias Faby por contarte entre mis amigas virtuales. Te deseo que pases unas felices fiestas en compañía de tu hermosa familia.

  32. Very beautiful and elegant table, Fabby.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  33. OMG...your table and the 2 tier is to die for, mi preciousa amiga.

    I been drooling while browsing. You do rocks with your treasures and I also wonder where you keepsake all your dear treasures.

    Hope you all have a blessed Christmas.

    More blessings,
    /CC girl

  34. Your table looks incredible. If my christmas table looks half as festive and beautiful as yours, I'd be super happy.
    Looks like it's all set for your guests to have an amazing time while still remembering the real meaning of christmas.
    Merry christmas!

  35. Fabby, your table setting is gorgeous!!
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas,
    Mary Alice

  36. http://www.rubylane.com/item/6041-PS121106/Double-Tiered-Meissen-Blue-Onion..WOW, what a piece you have!

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  38. Wow...it is so festive ...and that red transfer ware is perfect for the occasion...:)

  39. I love your mix of china-it all looks so beautiful!

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.


  40. Hi Fabby, Your table is beautiful. Love both the holly china and the transferware and they certainly pair together well! I like to decorate my chandelier too, but yours is FABULOUS! Merry Christmas! Linda (your neighbor at Let's Dish!)

  41. I'm rather late to posting a table this week, but I LOVE your table. It's full of so much festivity! Merry Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

  42. Hi, Fabby! I love those Turkish chargers!!! The rippled effect on them is so cool!!! I would love to just come and take that chandelier right out of the ceiling. I would haul it back to Missouri on my back if I had to! It is SO pretty! I'm sorry your dishes haven't yet come in from Europe. I guess it's just this time of year is so busy with shipping. But at least you'll have them for something fabulous next year!!! Meanwhile, the table you put together here is great for celebrating with your family! I like that tablecloth...it really works with everything else you have on the table. Merry Christmas, young lady, and I hope you get everything on your list! :-)


  43. What a beautiful table.love your table cloth.everything looks just awesome.Merry X'mas to you and your family...love...sujatha.:):):)

  44. So beautiful Fabby. That tablecloth is super fabulous! I want one!! Your dishes look great. I like the little wreaths up on the chandelier- very nice! Your nutcrackers look great under the cloche's. Looks like you're all ready for the holidays.
    Have a very Merry Christmas,

  45. Everything is just gorgeous Fabby!Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  46. Oh man that is gorgeous! It looks soooo inviting and cozy! LOVE IT! GREATTTT job!
    I wish I had a couple tablecloths I could use like that. Might have to get out my stash and see.

  47. Always a delight to see your table setting!

    My PINK
    Happy Holidays!

  48. Your pictures and table look fantastic!!
    I pray that you and your family have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  49. Fabby, your table is beautiful. You have the most beautiful china. Red and green is always a welcome sight for Traditional Christmas.. Merry Christmas my sweet friend. XO Linda

  50. So beautiful! You have such elegant linens, gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas, Fabby!

  51. I can see why you fell in love with the tablecloth which is a perfect backdrop for your beautiful transfer ware. I have such a fondness for it and have dishes that would mix perfectly with yours.

  52. What a beautiful post Fabby. When I first started blogging you gave me advice to make my pictures bigger. Can you do yours. They are so beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. God bless

  53. Wow, wow, wow, Fabby--You have outdone yourself with this glorious Christmas Eve Tablescape! All so gorgeous. I love those English red and white teapots in the center, and the lovely embroidered tablecloth especially. Merriest of Christmases to you and your family, Fabby!

  54. Gorgeous and elegant - exactly what I expect to see from you and your talents! Merry Christmas!

  55. Happy Holidays, Fabby! Yet another stunning table setting :) Hope you and your family have a fantastic and magical Christmas! Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ Hugs ~Pernilla

  56. I stopped by again to read about your gorgeous China and get all the details. So beautiful, just love the table setting and your chanty. The tablecloth is just perfect, love it. Merry Christmas Fabby.

  57. Fabby, your Christmas Eve table look gorgeous. I like the patterns mixed, but I know you are eager to receive the rest of the dinner ware. We are hosting Christmas Eve, but I've yet to set my table. Perhaps I'll work on it this evening. My theme will be chocolate Santas, or at least that is what I've been designing in my mind.
    All the best dear friend. Happy Holidays.......Sarah

  58. Dear Fabby,
    Marry Christmas to you and your family! I love love your festive table.

  59. Fabby, Your table is beautiful, I love your dinnerware and your gorgeous roses and tablecloth.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and have a wonderful new year!!!
    HUgs, Cindy

  60. Fabby this table is so gorgeous. You have so many beautiful dishes and are great at making tables capes! I also saw your recent post at your daughter's beautiful home. I wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas! Blessings and hugs, Pamela

  61. What beautiful English china!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Loved seeing this at the special link party supporting Sandy Hook last week. Hope you'll come to The Humble Brag link party today to see some features from last week and link up some more cool projects. We also give away FREE AD SPACE every week! Happy Friday!



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