Monday, April 29, 2013

FABBY: New Crochet-Tablecloth

Hello sweet friends!

Alejandro and I are alone again with only our company, although taking care of children is not easy, it's so fulfilling, specially this time we have noticed how our darlings have grown up and mature somewhat. We had a great time together and did so many things they liked. The little girls cried so much when we took them and their mother to the airport, we all ended up crying, lol...

This tablescape is inspired on my new, lovely crocheted small round tablecloth. I'm very excited with it, as in a way it's an unexpected find, as I had forgotten about it for soo long! I will explain! "I was fixing the guest rooms for the girls's visit.. so I looked around closets, looking for bed linens and found some small carton boxes I have there and came across this small round tablecloth, 'half way done,' and with extra yarn; because I had a cleaning girl twelve years ago, who was crocheting it for me and than one good day she decided to emigrate to the USA and left it unfinished. Than, after I found it a friend told me of a lady that would finish it for me; I contacted her and she just delivered it, all finished beautifully, last Friday. I can't believe how lovely it turned out, I love it! Hope you like it too. Here goes..

The pattern is very pretty, with three light shades as, 'white, ivory and beige'...I liked it when I saw the lovely pattern on a magazine twelve years ago.  I'm so excited cause I just found it half way done and forgotten about it's existence until now! The lady that finished it for me just delivered it last Friday, all beautifully terminated!

She did a wonderful job! I might have her make me another larger one in the future. I have a soft spot for hand crocheted tablecloths, as I have always seen them in my family for ever!

The pattern is of small stars in three light shades, I saw the pattern in some magazine twelve years ago and it caught my eye. The shades go from 'white, ivory to beige'.

My mother crochets beautifully, and I own many lovely things from her and my grandmother, as well....but unfortunately, my mom has back problems, otherwise she would have finished it for me. Funny, I never learned to crochet from mother; not that she didn't try to teach me, I just didn't like it; I preferred to learn from her.. hand embroidery and sewing, like the women on my dad's side! Mother learned to do almost everything, from cooking, embroidering, crocheting, sweater kneading, cloths sewing, etc... she's a lady of many talents.

The antique ivory china with flowers was my dear Mil's from her wedding. I used the ivory lace-reticulated chargers to keep a soft and feminine table. The flatware is also ivory.

The dinner plate
Dinner plate and salad plate.

The stack of dishes, with charger, dinner, salad and soup plates.

Here you can appreciate the three shades of the small stars.
The French crystal stems were my Mil's as well.

I love my indoor greens, although the plant in the flowered pot has lovely small red flowers, when in season, but I'm sure it'll bloom soon enough.

I love the stars in the table topper.

I also used as centerpiece this pretty vintage, French young soldier I bought a few years ago, holding a bowl with lid.  The antique shop owner called it the "antique marmalade bowl," ha!

I hope you liked my new hand-crochet tablecloth, as like I explained before, it was so unexpected, like a new find for me!

Thank you so much lovely friends for your comments, as they always make my day!

Thank you to the wonderful ladies who host such fabulous parties!


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Barbara F. said...

Love the crocheted cloth, I do love stars, too. Happy you found someone to finish it for you. Another gorgeous table, Fabby. xo

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Oh my goodness, what a treasure! Your tablescape is just gorgeous Fabby! hugs, Penny

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
I am so glad you had such a fine time with your family. It is sad to let them go home though. Hopefully you can have them visit again soon.
Your new tablecloth is lovely! It looks lovely on the pink. And your table setting with the vintage china and French glasses....oh my! Just beautiful!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Fabby! What a find!! Isn't it wonderful to find things we've forgotten about?! And what a beautiful piece it is--and made by two sets of hands. Lovely story. Your table is beautiful; the china is perfect for the topper, and the crystal is gorgeous! Carinos siempre, Fabby. ~Zuni

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Fabby,
Il y avait un petit bout de temps que je n'étais pas allez te visiter...

Cette nappe crochetée est un véritable bijou... Il n'est pas facile de trouver quelqu'un qui veuille bien continuer le travail entrepris par quelqu'un. Le résultat est extraordinaire.
L'ensemble de ton service de table est en accord parfait avec elle.
Délicatesse et finesse se conjuguent...
Je suis heureuse que tu aies pu profiter de tes petits-enfants... De merveilleux moments à mettre dans la boîte à bons souvenirs.
Gros bisous à toi.

Miss Kitty said...

I love your newly-finished crocheted tablecloth! So much work went into having it available for your gorgeous dishes and flatware to be displayed on top of. I like that you can see whatever color tablecloth is underneath the crocheted one. Thanks for sharing your new treasure with us.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Beautiful Fabby - what a lovely surprise to come across something you had forgotten you had!!!

Teresa said...

No first things first. Need to say this: your statue inside the cloche just gave me the final push for Mother's Day Tablescape, next Sunday. THANK YOU!!!!
(I was completely clueless and suddenly ;) you provided the inspiration)

I always find funny how tired grandparents are when grandchildren leave their care... and how grandchildren return tired to their parents because grandparents are bottomless wells of energy and fun ideas ahahahah

Now the first ;). I love the cloth. I love to crochet and crochet cloths and details. I'm so glad you managed to have it done.

And is the perfect accent for the tablescape created. Love it!!!In love, absolutely in love with your ivory lace-reticulated chargers. They are awesome!!! Amazing!

Thank you for sharing this Beauty!

Diane said...

I need to get out my crochet hooks!! O.K., whom am I kidding. I would never take the time to finish something that large - it is gorgeous!! Your tablescape is beautiful and I have fallen in love with that soldier - oh, my!! I know you are missing those adorable little girls - it is hard, when our precious grandchildren leave!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hello Fabby, How nice that you were able to have your tablecloth finished. It looks so pretty with the 3 shades of white and the star pattern. I love the vintage china on your table with it's pretty flowers on a cream background. I hope you have a beautiful week. Hugs, Pamela

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful. I love the lace ivory chargers on your table too! Gorgeous crochet!!! Just beautiful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your crochet tablecloth is stunning and your tablescape is gorgeous. You have such beautiful china and crystal. Thanks tons for joining Insprie Me. Hugs, Marty

Bernideen said...

Your table is darling - I love crochet too! Beautiful dishes as well and thank you for joining in at "Friends Sharing Tea"!

Maria A. said...

Hi Fabby,
Your crocheted tablecloth is beautiful and what an elegant table it makes! I love these crochet works.
Thanks for sharing another gorgeous tablescape.

Anonymous said...

Love your tablecloth and it was so very good you found someone to finish it so beautifully! I love how you have set the table, all the beautiful crystal and the plates are so very pretty. I enjoyed the visit with your beautiful grand-daughters as well. I imagine the house is too quiet now that they have returned home. So happy they could visit with us all! Patty/BC

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your tablecloth is gorgeous! I love crochet and wish I had learned how. You have set a lovely table. Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your week.


xinex said...

The tablecloth is so pretty, Fabby.your antique plates are beautiful too. My favorite is the soldier with a bowl in the cloche...Christine

La Tea Dah said...

Such a beautiful tablecloth! And I love your tablesetting. It looks very inviting and I would enjoy having tea time together there.

Gracious Hospitality
PS: I arrived via Bernideen

Miva said...


Cindy said...

What a wonderful think to find something like that half done! It is really beautiful in it's finished state, I love it over top the pink cloth. It shows off your lovely china very nicely, I love the chargers, they are beautiful, too!
Hugs, Cindy

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Fabby: Love the table you set today. Your French Soldier is beautiful. Thanks so much for always sharing your treasures with us each week. Blessings, Martha

Dolores said...

Wow, I'm amazed that you had someone who could finish off the amazingly beautiful crocheted table covering. It's so delicate and beautiful.

I'm re-learning how to crochet.... I'm making a cream colored afghan for my favorite niece.... it's very relaxing and something I needed to do.

Your table is lovely!!!!

Jolene said...

How beautiful!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful treasure! It sets off your lovely tablescape so perfectly! Thank you for sharing this!
Hugs, Nancy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Fabby,
I just love your crocheted table cloth. The soft beige is gorgeous with the white and pink. It is a treasure and looks so pretty with your beautiful table setting. Love your china and the pattern is so pretty. You always set the best tables.
I know how sad it is to say goodbye to family visiting. So nice you had a great time together.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Linda Primmer said...

Such a beautiful show stopper Fabby.
You always set a beautiful table. the pink is lovely. Treasure to admire for sure. Hugs, Linda

Susie said...

Fabby, The marmalade bowl with the solder looks perfect with the star table cloth. That is a lot of crocheting. Once we raise our own children we think we are done...but we have so much input with our grandchildren, don't we? I say once a mom , always a mom.xoxo,Susie

Carole said...

That cloth is beautiful and suits the table setting you chose so well. Cheers

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Hi Fabby,
I love the tablecloth. It came out so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above.
Have a great week.
Debi and Charly

Alycia Nichols said...

That is SO great that you found that after all this time!!! I'm especially glad that you were able to have someone finish it for you. It would have been a shame not to have this for your collection! I like the 3 shades of's almost like a 3-D effect.

You set a very pretty table to go with your gorgeous new find that I know you will treasure for many, many years to come. Maybe if you go poking around in some more closets you will find a bunch of other great stuff! I think I'm going to go look in my closets right now. Who knows what I might find??!?!!! :-) Have a great, great week, Fabby!

kitty said...

Ooh Fabby, that crocheted tablecloth is absolutely stunning! Aren't you glad it finally got finished after all these years?? The table looks so pretty with all your beautiful things.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous tablecloth. All that hand crochet work is amazing! Lovely table too, love floral china and yours is so pretty.

Marlis said...

Fabby, you know that i love the crocheted tablecloths so much. This is a gorgeous pattern with the three colors. I can just imagine how sad it is to let your family travel off. But think not of how sad that was, but how joyous the reunion will be. I love all your pretty crystal and the gorgeous plates! The jam jar is a beautiful find. Loved your table.. xo marlis

Sarah said...

Pretty table, Fabby. How special that the girls had that time with you and Alejandro.

Marigene said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful tablecloth! It is nice that you found someone that could finish it. Your china and crystal is beautiful, too. It is always fun to see what your table will be each week, Fabby.
Have a great week...

On Crooked Creek said...

Exquisite crocheted tablecloth, dear friend!!!
Love how you've place the cloth atop a pink one to accentuate the detailing!
Lovely tablescape with your china, crystal and figurine!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You had me at Pink! The crochet topper is lovely and the china fits it to perfection! Gorgeous!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Fabby, your tablecloth is fantastic! What an amazing find.....and how wonderful you found someone to finish it for you! I would love to learn how to crochet one day. I love the pattern! It complements your lovely table so well. :D

Thanks so much for linking-up to My Happy List! Your stunning tablescapes always make me happy!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ricki Jill

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh my, Fabby you've done it again!
Another gorgeous tablescape. The crystal is my favorite and the lovely table cloth, too.
Glad you were able to spend some time with your loved ones, that's always fun.

Shug said...

was wondering if your dishes are from the Homer Laughlin collection? My grandmother had the Virginia Rose collection and I have desperateley been looking for these dishes. Beautiful crocheted cover..

Jann Olson said...

Fabby, I know that you will miss your sweet girls. So happy that you got to spend time with them. The tablecloth is gorgeous and I'm so glad that you ran across it. I too prefer sewing and embroidery over crocheting. Tried it when I was younger and I did it way too tight. The woman did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Fabby, amazing find and wonderful that you were able to find someone to finish it off for you! Your tablescape is gorgeous! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Fabby, The soldier inside the cloche is wonderful and the crochet tablecloth is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pretty table at the Open House party.

Kathleen said...

Your tablecloth is lovely! The table looks so pretty, perfect for Mother's Day!
I never learned to knit or crochet from my mom eithet. She did it all too. But I was 4 th, I don't think she had time!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh goodness Fabby.. Where do I begin. I am loving everything about this table. So delicate and feminine. The plates are spectacular and the crocheted cloth is just a treasure.. Beautiful table. Happy Mother's Day Fabby.

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