Monday, April 1, 2013

FABBY: My lamps for Alyson's "Favorites on the First"

Hello Alyson and sweet friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, along with your dear families. I did, as in a predominantly Catholic country we have a long weekend, starting from Good Friday.
I'm so happy to be here, partying with all of you, along with dear Alyson, from the Polohouse, who always hostesses her interesting and exciting meme, "Favorites on the First"..just like it says.."every first of the month." This First of April the party theme is, our favorite lamps, so, for my contribution I have posted some of my favorites.. I hope you like them too! May you all have a wonderful month of April and may it brings you pleasant surprises, only!      

                                                      Let's par-tay!!

This is a quite modern floor lamp I liked immediately at the store, some few years ago and I decided to place her next to the Belgium antique buffet; that we purchased a year ago in March 2012..and flanked also by my fav table lamp, the Italian Kartell you will see in the following pic.

Here is my Kartell Bourghie, Italian Design; which is my favorite table lamp around the house...but it doesn't mean I don't love my other ones too.. had I not, I would have replaced them long ago!

A close up of the modern, minimalist type floor lamp, with glass slits forming the circle shade.

Here you have them, flanking the antique buffet piece from the 1940's, as I love to mix old with new; a little eclecticism is always very interesting and fun.
This coconut tree lamp is another one I like a lot, with it's woven shade.

The light coming through the woven shade it's very pretty, soft and warm.
In my living room, in each end table, I have oriental lamps, which I'm very partial to. I love the scenery in this particular one.

This oriental antique lamp with the Samurais was from my Mil. Originally it was a flower vase, but Alejandro made it into a lamp, back when he had the ceramic company, as he also made ceramic lamps. Look Alyson!.. the vintage French jockey boy, bronze figurine.. which always reminds me of your Polohouse!
Another pretty vintage oriental, flower vase from my Mil, which Alejandro turned it into a table lamp, as well.. and it has a dragon..I love this one too and I have it at the end table, next to our yellow couches in our family room.

This is a floor lamp that's in our den and I like it cause it has a marble top to it and it matches another small, half moon end table in the living room.
Here is our beautiful hand painted stained glass, skylight we had done to order for our kitchen ceiling, when we totally remodeled it, three years ago. In the evening, the light reflecting through it, it's simply lovely; with all those bright colors.. and turned off, it's just as pretty, as it't in the photo day shot, here.

I saw part of the design in a House Beautiful magazine, but I decided to add my touch to it and thus the hummingbirds and the frame. The artist in the shop really interpreted our wishes very well and made us very happy with the end result.
The most gorgeous lady in our house, is our antique from the 20's, Marie Therese Italian,  chandy, that hubby purchased at the antique European shop last year. She is so regal, as every crystal facet is hand cut as they were back than, since no one piece is similar to the next. I understand the modern ones are machine made standardized size and shape. This was a real surprise to me from Alejandro, because I never thought we'll be replacing our previous, also Italian brass chandy any time soon..or ever!!

Ok, here you have some of my favorite lamps around our house. Thank you so much Alyson for the great party! Hope to see you there, my friends on the "Favorites on the First"!

 Thank you for you sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day!

Thank you so much, lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at your great parties.


Marty for Table Top Tuesday at,
Show me What you Got Linky Party at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,

 I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Oh Fabby, all of your lamps are stunning, I love the gorgeous one on your buffet and your chandelier is exquisite. Thanks for joining TTT too. Hugs, Marty

  2. Love your MIL oriental lamp, wish my MIL had such nice taste.

  3. Great lamps Fabby! I love the floor lamp in your first photo.

  4. Fabby, all your lamps and chandy are gorgeous. My favorite is your stained glass. It is drop dead gorgeous!

  5. Dearest Fabby,
    Enjoyed your fabulous lamps AND the Delft blue vase and the antique Belgian buffet...
    So we are moving forward into the regular week after Easter. May your day be blessed and always sunny.

  6. All of your lamps are very elegant and so beautiful, especially the Italian chandelier, it is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    You have such a lovely and elegant style.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  7. Hi Fabby, you do have a wonderful collection, but my favorite is the chandelier. It is just stunning! Thanks for sharing. Dianne

  8. Beautiful lighting Fabby! All so pretty and each unique...your chandelier is GORGEOUS!!!

  9. Fabulous lamps Fabby! Your hubby did great picking out the beautiful chandy! I love what you did with the stained glass skylight in your kitchen. Wow!! xo Debbie

  10. Love all your lamps, Fabby. my favorite of course is the dining room chandy, it is just so elegant. Love the oriental ones too...Christine

  11. You have so many interesting, unique, and beautiful lamps, Fabby.
    Mary Alice

  12. Hi Fabby!

    What great lighting you have!
    I am crazy for your silver neoclassic lamp on your buffet. That is just gorgeous. Your Italian chandelier is stunning, and the stained glass fixture you had made for the kitchen ceiling is just so "Fabby-lous"! What a terrific and unique addition.

    Yes, you know I love that little jockey sculpture! I had spied him the minute I scrolled down to that photo.

    Thanks for sharing Fabby

  13. I thought about joining the "lamp" party, but I counted my lamps and I have exactly 4 lamps in our entire house. I know it is small, but when I see all your wonderful lamps, it makes me realize how tiny our little cottage is.

  14. Fabby, fun to see your favorite lamps. Your sky light is incredible! So is the chandy.........Sarah

  15. Fabby- You have some absolutely beautiful lamps and lights. I just adore that first Oriental lamp-oh my!!! And your chandelier is, of course, so fabulous. I remember when you got it! Hope you have a wonderful week- xo Diana

  16. Fabby, as ususual, you have FABulous things in your home to share with us! You do a wonderful job of mixing the old and the new to make your home such an interesting place to "visit". Thanks for taking us on a lighting tour of your home. Love your lamps but the skylight is my fav.

  17. Should change the name of the Blog into "Fabulous Living".
    All so precious and gorgeous. I'm still in awe over your kitchen's Art Déco Skylight :wonder:.

    I love lamps' lighting. You know when tv passes those "famous" interviews with princes and princesses? I'm always delighted with the lamp lighted behind them, soothing and "homeling" (just invented the word) the atmosphere... well, most of the times don't ask me what they said as I took all the time noticing the details - the pictures, the silver frames, the lighting... same with this post - I delighted myself with the pictures then had to start over and read what you said along with them.

    Fabulous Living, Thank you for sharing! Blessings Dear Friend, that inspiration and great taste always surround you in a Life of Health and Love.


  18. I enjoyed looking at all your beautiful lamps --- and the sky light is just exquisite! I'm sure it adds such warmth to your kitchen. And I am quite taken with the more contemporary lamp. It's pretty!

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  20. Fabby,
    Oh, my goodness...what beautiful lamps you have , dear friend!!!
    Your chandelier is exquisite!!!
    I love, LOVE, L O V E your Italian lamp!!!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely array of lamps with us!

  21. Beautiful Fabby! I love the palm tree lamp!

  22. I love each one better than the last! Beautiful, as always, my friend!



  23. Dearest Fabby. I love all your beautiful lighting. Each piece takes my breath. My favorites are the lovely buffet lamp and the awesome chandelier. It is beyond beautiful. I am still drooling.
    Love to all, Ginger

  24. Such wonderful collection of lamps you have Fabby! No wonder they are your favorites:)I like the coconut tree lamp:)


  25. Beautiful post.Always exclusive lamps with soft yellow lights make the room have a lovely home...Thank you Fabby ...Love..sujatha...:):)

  26. Fabby, you certainly do have a unique collection of lamps in your beautiful home. Of course, I am wild about that stunning chandelier! Oh, it is gorgeous!! Thanks for the tour.

  27. Fabby, that stained glass skylight is just beautiful - one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. It must be great seeing the interplay of light and colours it brings into the room. Thanks for showing it to us.

  28. Wow, your chandy is so gorgeous. love your lighting. Such a great way to show off your favs. xo Linda

  29. Such beautiful lamps you are sharing with us Fabby. Your chandy is just gorgeous too.

  30. What a fabulous collection and assortment of lovely lamps. Never saw so many beauties in one place.

  31. So pretty. Your home has so many lovely things going on. :) That ceiling is amazing.

    Have a great weekend!


  32. Hi Fabby! Oh my! You have beautiful lamps! Your stained glass ceiling is just gorgeous!! Your chandy is too! You just have such a beautiful home.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  33. Hi lovely lady.
    I also enjoyed looking at all your beautiful lamps you have on this post.! But your sky light is just Gorgeous! I'm sure it adds such warmth to your Kitchen. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new tablescape. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful week.
    XXOO Diane

  34. The thing that grabbed my attention in this post was that pretty picture on the wall of the daisies. I am always drawn to daisies.

  35. That's a brilliant creation! Who's idea was that? This is the best example of maximizing the use of skylight. Yours is passageway for natural light and a wonderful décor. With that skylight, I'm sure that your kitchen will never have dark days.

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