Saturday, March 2, 2013

FABBY: I Love my Anniversary Gifts!

Hello sweet friends, hope you are having a great weekend!

Alejandro asked me what I wanted for our 38th. Anniversary, which was February 25th. The friends that have followed me lately, in post before this one, I featured a tablescape I designed for both of us. I usually got perfume in the past, but I guess now hubby wanted me to get the present myself! Just the day before, they called me from the European Antique shop, to inform me that a couple of containers came in with beautiful things from Europe. I need to explain any further, NO!! I headed straight to that shop and here is what I got from my sweet hubby. I gave him a perfume he loves...just in case you think it's only one way, lol!

The first piece I got is this beautiful antique from the 20's; French Opaline flower vase; hand decorated, like they were in those days. The pretty plate hand decorated too, was from my Mil and it's English, Oetzmann & Co., London. I love it that it has pink flowers and looks so pretty next to my new hand decorated vase.

A closer shot of the beautiful hand designed pattern of the white antique French Opaline vase, I'm crazy about!

My second gift is this gorgeous three tier Royal Albert, Lady Carlyle, which of course, I couldn't NOT bring it home with me...wouldn't you?!
Look how beautiful it is! I have dishes in pink from my Mil and a Bavarian complete tea set. I can't wait to make a tea party with these together!

The pretty crochet runner was made by my mother, along with a tablecloth in the same pattern.
The last, but not least are these lovely crystal, vintage glasses from green and red. Unfortunately, there's only seven of them, but I bought them anyhow!

The liquor canister with yellow in it, was a gift from my Mil to Alejandro and it's an antique with six little glasses too, (not shown). The brown one is a beautiful etched decanter Bohemian, Czech..a gift from his cousins' for Alejandro's 40th. birthday party.
The white lace like is embossed in the glass...aren't they pretty?

This folding, antique X chair I bought myself, a little over three years ago and I wanted to share it with you, as we just received a book on antiques from hubby's old aunt, "The Pleasure of Antiques"...where I just saw the same chair and here is a little story of it.

"This chair appeared early in the history of European Furniture, in the 14th.-15th. centuries, as we know from paintings and manuscripts, although few survived. Originally designed to fold, they evolved into the type shown here with a fixed back. This one, in the book, is said to have belonged to Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98), the Italian preacher and reformer".
My X shaped folding chair, with wolves heads at the finials and which forms part of my mostly ornamental collection of chairs.


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  1. Hi Fabby, You lucky girl! What beautiful gifts you have received. Gorgeous colors and you have an amazing eye for style. Happy Anniversary!! ...and many more!


  2. I loved this post! That savonarola chair is so beautiful and that CHEST and all those jewel toned glasses! I want to come visit!



  3. Fabby, as we say in the South, you "really racked-up!" GREAT and LOVELY anniversary presents. I don't blame you for buying the glasses...I would have bought them, too, regardless of the odd number!


  4. What exquisite and beautiful things you have! I love my every visit to you! Happy Anniversary!

  5. Oh, my, all of your gifts are so beautiful. I think you definitely found some totally amazing treasures. I especially love the three tiered server, it is stunning. Thanks tons for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Dearest Fabby,
    You got some precious new gifts for your 38th anniversary. Hope you can store it all!
    Have a great weekend together and many more years of happy collecting.

  7. What fun to be able to shop for your own girts - lol!! What a great hubby!
    I love your beautiful vase and your Lady Carlyle server. I have always adored that pattern. Also, what an interesting chair!! Thanks for the history lesson.

  8. HAPPY Anniversary to you and your sweet husband. Sounds like a generous man- love your gifts, as well as the chair. ENjoy the month of March :)

  9. What beautiful gifts, and happy anniversary. The glasses are gorgeous. xo

  10. Oh- You made out like a bandit, girl! Wow- I absolutely LOVE that vase. The colors are spectacular and they just pop out at you. Your other pieces are lovely, too, the tiered stand and your glasses. What a wonderful anniversary you had...and you deserve it- xo Diana

  11. You received some beautiful gifts from your dear hubby. I really like the 3 tiered sweet server. Blessings, Pamela

  12. Who's a happy lady today? Great gifts. Would love to choose a little cake from the beautiful tiered plates at your tea party.
    Always such pretty things at FABBY'S house!
    Happy Anniversary.

  13. I would have been thrilled with the perfume but these gifts are over the top!!! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!

  14. Such lovely treasures to get for your anniversary! My favorite? the three tiered server...hugs, Penny


  15. Such gorgeous gifts Fabby.They all found a nice place in your beautiful home.Have a great week ahead...Hugs....sujatha:):)

  16. What a wonderful gift-gifts. I have been on the hunt for Lady Carlyle cup and saucers-so wow. What a treasure. All the other items are beautiful too, the glasses so pretty, vase, but that three tier-oh my...

  17. Hello Preciousa Mia,
    What an awesome gifts you'd received.

    How I wish I receive like them? So is our 24th church wedding anniversary. Civil one was Feb 25th. It is crazy how years passed by so quickly.

    38th yrs is heavenly fantastic. I can't believe we keep our love with our preciousos §:-)

    Hope you had a wonderful celebration.

    /CC girl

  18. Muy bonito todo lo que nos has mostrado y felicitaciones por tus 38 años de pareja.

  19. You have such beautiful things! Happy anniversary! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.

  20. Fabby,
    What exquisite Anniversary gifts, dear friend!!!
    I can almost visualize your upcoming tablescape!!! What a fun piece for entertaining!!!
    Have a marvelous week ahead!!!

  21. Beautiful gifts, Fabby. Your chair is so unique. Enjoyed reading about it. '-)

  22. Everything is so beautiful!


  23. Happy Anniversary! Great gifts. Look forward to posts with your new pieces.

  24. Wow, such lovely gifts! All so pretty and your chair is amazing! Happy Anniversary!!!

  25. Such wonderful gifts.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  26. Happy Anniversary. Fabby!
    You have the prettiest and most unusual treasures in your home. It's like a museum, truly.

    This X chair is stunning!
    Such a work of art.

    Thanks so much for sharing it at Favorites on the First!


  27. Hi Fabby! First of all - Happy Anniversary! Oh, what beautiful gifts your hubby has bestowed upon you! Just gorgeous!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shleia ;)

  28. ♫♫ Lucky Dog, Lucky Dog ♫♫
    What GORGEOUS anniversary presents, Fabby! Happy Belated Anniversary...38 is pretty special these days.

    I ADORE & COVET your Royal Albert, Lady Carlyle tiered tray!!!!!!! I have seen many photos of that china on Pinterest & my ♥ skips a beat each time. Such beautiful treasures you have. Thank you for sharing them with us.


  29. Wonderful! I especially love the Lady Carlyle tiered server. That is such a wonderful pattern. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  30. Hi Fabby,
    Happy Anniversary to your both. Your gifts are amazing beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

    Sorry, my caps lock was on...I will close.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Cindy

  32. Gorgeous gifts that you got. Happy Anniversary to you both!
    Love the three tier server, pinks are always pretty. Great etched glasses too, I've never seen anything like them before.
    That chair is amazing!
    Visiting you from Met Monday~~Drop by for a visit when you can.

  33. This is better than Santa Claus! Love all your loot! I have always had a lust for Lady Carlyle, but have resisted, even the time I found an older vintage set while we were traveling once. How many times did I kick myself for not shipping them home? I have lost count!

  34. You have a fabulous collection of everything! I like the anniversary gifts you bought- all wonderful choices. That cabinet your liquor pieces are on looks like it's made for a king and queen!

  35. Ma chère Fabby bonjour ,
    Il est très tôt ce matin, le sommeil ne venant pas, je me rends sur votre blog... et quelle merveilleuse nouvelle j'apprends ! Avec du retard et je vous prie de m'en excuser, je vous souhaite à vous et votre époux un très joyeux anniversaire de mariage. Je suis certaine que ce fut une journée exceptionnelle qui confirma également que votre engagement était profond et exceptionnel.
    Je suis très admirative devant vos photos qui nous montrent à chaque fois des trésors incroyables...
    je crois que je vais m'inviter à prendre une tasse de thé s'il est servi dans ces jolies tasses ! Je me charge évidemment des petits gâteaux qui viendront garnir ce ravissant plateau à trois étages...

    Encore une fois JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE avec de gros bisous.

  36. WONDER you love your anniversary gifts...they are every single one AWESOME. Just beautiful and I could never pick a favorite..I love them all.
    Happy Belated Anniversary...:))

  37. Mr. A sure must love his Fabby! What a treasure trove of gifts. My favorite was the pink tiered stand. I can just imagine dainty cakes on it.

  38. Fabby,

    You made out like a bandit! Love the vase! Beautiful chair! And the three tier dish.....No way could you leave it! Everything looks wonderful!

  39. Oh Happy Anniversary! Sometimes it's even more fun to buy our gifts our selves isn't it?!

    Many more happy years...

  40. Hi Fabby!
    Thanks for visiting me at Little Homestead on the Hill :) I have another blog, The Self Sufficient HomeAcre, where I host The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

    I just shared a post today with a fun way to find parties, you will find a link to my hops there! Please stop by and check it out at:

  41. Fabby:
    I am loving all your tea things! The 3 tiered Afternoon Tea Tray is lovely! I am so pleased that you linked to Friends Sharing Tea!

  42. Fabby, all those things look great but I think my fave is the plate you have in your header! Hope life is treating you well. Cheers

  43. Goodness such beautiful treasures! Love the vase!

  44. Happy Anniversary to you and Alejandro, Fabby! Good idea for you to buy the presents. You can't go wrong doing it that way. Lately, John has been letting me pick too. It makes it easier for them and we love what we get, lol! Your presents are stunning! I love the glasses especially and the multi tired server. Good choices!...Christine

  45. What amazing gifts you received. I am not sure which piece I think is the best. How very lucky you are.

  46. What unique and wonderful chairs, Fabby! And how thoughtful of your husband to let you select your anniversary gifts...

    You have so many beautiful treasures.

  47. "Carnation" just MAY be my favorite pattern. I ♥ the shapes, undulated edging, colors - EVERYthing about it.

    The happiness in your heart on this special occasion spills out all over your table! Belated Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.

    (I like the way you point out the details of your table & treasures--for instance, the jade on the small, stirring spoon....)

  48. Gorgeous gifts! I just love the beautiful vase.

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