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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

FABBY: A January 2013 Winter Tablescape

Hello sweet friends!

Here is my contribution for the Winter Tablescapes challenge at Cuisine Kathleen's for Let's Dish, a fun and always exciting meme she hostess every Wednesday night. I used my sixteen place setting Lynn's Fine China, specially because it has small blue rose buds and I love blue, white and silver for a winter table. This china with the little blue buds, prompted me to use my cobalt blue chargers made at our past company. The table setting has white porcelain dogs from my dog collection, silver birds, some sterling silver elements, mercury glass candle sticks and votives, as well as Bohemian crystal candle holders.





The tablecloth was re purposed late in 2011, after I replaced my dining room and living room draperies with Hunter Douglass shades. I used it here, for my winter tablescape, because it's silver with soft blue lines..to continue with the slight touches of blue and of course, the silver.

 Here you can see a little of the silver tablecloth, with blue and gold pale stripes, criss crossing it all over.


 The salad bowl is part of the two bowls, two platters and two teasets I have because I have two sets of eight, thus the sixteen place settings. Bought them many years ago and it was my main set of china for when I had many guests. In the backdrop a silver butter dish my dad gave me for a long ago birthday and I treasure it so.
The sterling napkin ring in this head of the table was my Mil's and her initials, EC are engraved..sorry the glare doesn't let you see it clearly. At least you can see the little blue rose buds in the dishes, along with some pink ones, as well.
and...in the other head of the dinner table is my Fil's sterling napkin ring, with his initials AC, engraved as well.
 
The hand etched stem ware is Bohemian Crystal.
The teacups are in the classic English shape and one of the two tea set at your right.
The chandalier is an antique Italian, Marie Therese from early 1920's, Alejandro bought last year at the European Antique Shop and I totally love it. He surprised me with this gift!!
 I decorated this Winter Tablescape with six tall candle sticks; four Bohemian crystal ones, two mercury glass ones and two mercury glass votives...so really, eight candle holders. I love lots of candles, somehow it's always so romantic!
 I arranged my centerpiece with some snowed up pine cones that I have from a tree I had in my past home's garden...and in my vintage large blue and white English bowl, which I love and always keep it on my dinner table to enjoy. Again, using more touches of blue. You can see the tablecloth is of a silver damask, with pale blue lines along with some light gold ones too.
 The set has two teasets like the one at your left. A vintage sterling silver tray from my Mil's, which was a present to my husband, for a very long ago birthday...with the salt and pepper shakers and an antique sterling cellar ...at your right.
By candle light only...so romantic!
 The votive, lighted next to the porcelain French dogs. The other napkin rings are silver, to continue with the winter look.
...so here you have it, my Winter Tablescape. I hope you liked it, as I don't have just the right winter accessories, like I enjoy in some of your great table settings, cause you see, there's no winter here, as we know it in the Unites States...actually it's like a warm and sometimes colder spring and only in the high Andean mountains you can see lots of snow.

Thank you my dear friends for your kind and generous comments you leave me, they always make my day!!

Thanking the wonderful hostesses for having me at their great and fun parties each week and for featuring me sometimes too, you forever honor me!

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Courtney for Feather Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Rustic Restorations Weekend Linky Party at,  http://homespunhappenings.blogspot.com
Shine on Fridays at,  http://oneartsymama.blogspot.com
Ticked Pink at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at,  http://hibiscushouse.blogspot.com
Jann for Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://haveadailycupofmrs.olson.blogspot.com
Inspiration Friday at,  http://atthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Friday at,  http://myromantichome.blogspot.com
Simple and Sweet Friday at,  http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Sallys for Blue Monday at,  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Marty for Table Top Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Beautiful Sunday at,  http://ilivetowriteIwritetolive.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal.blogspot.com
Overflowing with Creativity at,  http://itsoverflowing.blogspot.com
Sunny Simple Sunday at,  http://sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
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Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at, Between Naps on the
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57 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Make sure and put my name by one of those place settings, Fabby. Absolutely beautiful, as always- I want to sit, eat, enjoy and converse! xo Diana

Entertaining Women said...

You've created the perfect table for an elegant winter evening. Everything is perfect no matter the temperatures! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Fabby...but it's blue and white. Your table is lovely and reminiscent of a starry night with snow on the ground. Thanks for linking to Thursday Tea Things And Talk.
Ruth

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table, Fabby. Your china is very lovely. The cute white dogs look very regal sitting there. xo

Sarah said...

Fabby, you always set a stunningly beautiful table. I'd love to spend a cold winter evening enjoying the ambiance of this table along with good food and great conversation.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh it's just beautiful Fabby!
I just love the porcelain dogs - what a pretty addition!
XXX

Dining Delight said...

I love seeing a table set for many guests and enjoyed seeing all those place settings of your beautiful china. The pine cones in the bowl make the perfect centerpiece!

DD

Crystal Grandeur said...



Fabulous wintery setting Fabby.The selection of colors goes well with the theme.the dogs are so cute.everything looks classy....love..sujatha

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks very pretty Fabby. I like that you repurposed your former drapes into the table cloth. The china is pretty and I love the blue and white bowl for the centerpiece. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Pamela

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Fabby, this lovely tablescape should be in Veranda magazine. It's so elegant, yet I love the simplicity of your centerpiece. So pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabby, this is absolutely stunning. I love the china, so beautiful and your crystal is stunning also. So elegant and so lovely. Hugs, marty

Teresa said...

Well, I'm going to that party to say THAT's NOT a Winter Tablescapes. That's one of the most elegant Tablescapes - and for ALL Seasons - I've seen lately. :swoon:

I'm so in love with the dogs' figures you added for whimsy.

It reminds me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night". With Precious Biscuit Dogs. Doesn't get MUCH BETTER than that.

Wow!!! Big Wow, Fabby!

Thank you for sharing!

On Crooked Creek said...

Fabby,
Oh, dear friend, this is exquisite!!!
I love your china with the blue (and pink) rosebuds!
Your tablecloth is amazing with the blue and silver criss cross!!!
Dramatic candlelight sets such an intimate mood.
We have the cold weather, here on the Prairie...but no SNOW!!!
Thank you for sharing your Winter Tablescape!
Fondly,
Pat

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Leave it to you for the most gorgeous combinations of fabric, silver, china and crystal. LOVE the tablecloth and also the way you put those pleated 'volants' on the side. You sure do have a knack for arranging all pretty things and it must have been a pleasure for your Mother-in-law for seeing a daughter-in-law develop the very same passion as she had. You inherited some very fine pieces!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Tricia said...

What an elegant table! I really love that pretty china pattern, and how wonderful that you have a nice sized set of it! I always enjoy learning the "back story" of the beautiful items you include on your tables!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Fabby! Your china is beautiful and the entire tablescape should be in a magazine!

Jacqueline said...

FAbby, this is such a lovely table and certainly evokes a winter wonderland. Everything is so elegant, even the dogs standing at attention ready for an elegant service. I especially love the shots with your beautiful chandelier. It looks like icicles.

The HOME GIRL said...

This is really beautiful, Fabby! I love the gold flatware and the dishes, and I LOVE that gorgeous Chandelier!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table!!! =D

Norma2 said...

Hola Fabby sabés que me gusta mucho tu blog, pero a veces no tengo la posibilidad de traducirte, por eso te pido que a la derecha coloques Translate (traductor)como el que tengo en mi blog y que lo tienen todos los blog para facilitar entender si te visitan seguidores que no conocen el idioma.Si no sabes cómo ponerlo te lo explico.
Besoss

LV said...

Not sure I would know what to do at a table this elegant. Very nice job.

Linda Primmer said...

Dear Fabby, you have the most awesome set of china ever. I so envy you. You have set another fabulous table. So elegant and fit for a queen. Love the white dogs. XO Linda

Chubby Chieque said...

My dear preciousa amiga,

Quetal mi amo? How's everything, a tu esposa guapo y nietas/hijas? Hope everyone is in the best of everything.

OMG... winter? You're talking winter, dearie? I am not tired of our winter. It become colder in each day. Imagine wirh -22 deg below zero? That's killing my nerves §:-)

You know that everything you share on your table, I always love and drool. So, beautiful and elegante.

You take care and hope to hear you soon. I just have the time to blogstroll when I am alone at home while GH is on his OT.

LUV yah, amiga.
/CC girl

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Silver, white, and blue are some of my favorite Winter tablescape colors! Your china is beautiful, and I love the repurposed tablecloth. It's the perfect foundation for your table. (You already knew that, didn't you?) Everything about this table is elegant and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely. I love your winter setting so elegant. And those French dogs are the perfect tabletop hosts. Thanks for stopping by!

Dianne said...

Hi Fabby,
Your dining table is beautiful and the chandelier really caught my eye. Blue and white really capture the winter theme. I don't think I would mind not having winter at all. Dianne

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Fabby, Your formal table is so elegant, and the candlelight shot is beautiful. I always enjoy seeing your amazing collections. Linda

Alycia Nichols said...

Beautiful job, Fabby! It amazes me how nicely those of you who don't experience the teeth-chattering cold like we do here in the Midwest, U.S.A. can so easily imagine it well enough to put together a tablescape that conveys all things wintry! Because we here in the middle of the country go through the 4 seasons every year, it's sometimes hard to remember that many others around the world don't! You did a wonderful job, and I LOVE the dogs...what a great touch! They're so unexpected. I think that's what makes them so perfect for this!!!! Have a great weekend there in the warmth!

Holly Lefevre said...

So pretty! I love the unexpected touch of cobalt. You have such a lovely environment for your beautiful designs!

Marcia said...

That's gorgeous. Understated elegance!

Marigene said...

Oh Fabby, what a beautiful table, anything blue and white is always high on my list...and that chandelier is gorgeous.

Bernideen said...

Verynlovely table for January - or anytime!

Shelia said...

HI Fabby! Oh, your table is just gorgeous! The dishes are gorgeous and I love those little white dogs. I wish a Happy Birthday with to your hubby! You'll have to show us the cake you bake.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laurie Ritchey said...

That china pattern is so pretty. What a great idea to recycle the window treatment for a beautiful tablecloth. Love the addition of all of the candles. They make the table so romantic, and those porcelain dogs are wonderful. Have a great weekend. laurie

Tammy said...

Very elegant! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

lulumusing said...

Your table is, as always, lovely, but what really strikes me is how perfect your chandelier is for a winter tablescape. Somehow the glistening crystal drops remind me of snowflakes.

Rosetta said...

La tua tavola è elegantissima!bella tovaglia e stoviglie,deliziosi i cagnolini!Baci,Rosetta

Divine Theatre said...

It's set for absolute Royalty!

xo

Andie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, your table is incredible, from the chandy dripping eye candy onto your beautiful candlesticks. I fell in love with your serving bowl and the sweet dogs.. just gorgeous.
hugs ~lynne ~

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very elegant but fun with the dog figurines included in the tablescape. I caught a few glimpses of that beautiful chandelier too.

kitty said...

Dear Fabby, your tablescape is so elegant, as always. Your china is sooo pretty and I love your treasured pieces from your Father, and the engraved pieces of your MiL and FIL. What a joy to use them. Happy Sunday to you!!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

This table is so very elegant!!! I never cease to be amazed at all the gorgeous things you have! I do love the dishes with the little blue rosebuds, and your blue and white English bowl with the snowy pinecones. Your Bohemian etched crystal is stunning, as are all your sterling pieces. I also love the colors in your tablecloth; they're perfect for a wintry table.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. We've haven't visited in awhile, since I didn't get to do many tablescapes in 2012. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Denise

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Like it?? NO! I LOVE it, Fabby!!The china is beautiful, and I could hardly wait to see the chargers--they're fabulous, as are the sterling pieces! All lovely. And yes, there's a place reserved just for you so we can share our hot chocolate--there's always a spot for you! ~Zuni

Rosemary and Thyme said...

So so pretty Fabby. Very elegant and refined. I love the white dogs.. Nice touch.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

So many pretty touches in your lovely winter tablescape, Fabby, and I was completely enchanted with your white porcelain dogs--love them!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Fabby! Thank you for linking up in my Beautiful Sunday series.

You have a lovely table setting. Everything looks so special. It's even better than dining in a 5-star hotel. Wish I could have myself invited haha

Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

Fabby - you and I have already discussed how we do not have winters, but you have done a beautiful job of creating an icy tablescape. Everything is gorgeous, as always, but I really love the pine cones in the blue bowl. They look as though they have been dusted with the first winter snow. Wish I could see the real thing - lol!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bowl of pinecones gives your table some rustic charm among the elegant china and beautiful decor. I love the photo that brings the chandelier into the photo! Enjoy your day, my friend!

xinex said...

I love your winter table, Fabby. The plates and bowls are lovely, such dainty flowers. This so exquisite and elegant!...Christine

Babs said...

Your winter table is so elegant, and I absolutely love your chandelier! What a stunning piece. Lovely, as always, Fabby.
Hugs,
Babs

Leisa said...

Beautiful Winter Tablescape! I especially love your gorgeous French Dogs! Thank you for sharing!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the winter table, especially the cute doggies. And silver makes me swoon!
THanks for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Patti

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gorgeous table! Love the doggies.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Patti

Jody and Stan said...

Fabby, Another gorgeous tablescape. Everything is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. You inspire all of us to set an elegant table. Thank You!

Jody

Jann Olson said...

Hi Fabby, I love your Winter table! It would fit perfectly in here with our 18 inches of new snow we got yesterday. Crazy, and it's still snowing! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Jody and Stan said...

Fabby, Congrats! You've been featured at Simple & Sweet Fridays for this inspiring post. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Jody

Kathleen said...

It is beautiful, Fabby, the china is lovely.
I know you don't have winter there, so thanks for taking part anyway!

Orlando Designs said...

very elegant!