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Sunday, May 19, 2013

FABBY: Delft Imari Bowl with Orchid


Hello sweet friends!

I always wanted to share this beautiful Delft Imari-hand decorated bowl with handles, and since I have a beautiful orchid with lots of blooms, that I'm so proud it's doing well in my coffee table, I took advantage to show off both of them, lol..

 The Delft Imari bowl is 100% handpainted in Holland..it's how it says exactly in the back of the bowl. Alejandro can recognize hand work decorations in porcelain or ceramic as that was his business for many years, so he likes this piece very much too.  I bought it a few years ago because it has the coloring of our Travertino marble coffee table, which is like a burnt-orange, or even terracotta in color, along with some blues and gold decorations in the bowl. Ok, here it is, hope you like it.


You can see why I love the Dutch Imari bowl from Holland on my coffee table; where I'm so thrilled how my orchid is growing so happily inside it, too!
The area-rug in the living room is Chinese Silk-Aubusson.

The bronze dogs at your left are French antiques and so is the boy from the early last century, French as well.

Here you can probably notice how nicely the coloring of the Imari bowl goes with the marble color of the coffee table.

I love the hand decor in oranges, blues and gold of this bowl with the handles.

I'm so happy how my orchid is blooming so beautifully here. I've decided I'm going to have a collection of indoor orchids now, as my dining room it's also naturally lighted, perfect for orchids.

Alejandro has a quite famous uncle artist, who passed away a couple of years ago at 100 years of age in Spain and the oil painting of the calla here is his. I will some day make a post about him; but right now I want to share Alejandro's own oil painting work he finished a couple of weeks ago and is waiting to dry thoroughly so I can frame it. I personally love what he did and he also gifted it to me.

I love it because it's painted by my Mr. Living..oh well, I'm so delighted with his gift to me, besides the fact that I love flower paintings, specially.





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31 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Fabby, Your Delft Imari Bowl is lovely and the orchid sits beautifully inside. I love the orange, blue and gold colours as they are so vibrant.
The Delft Imari is similar in colour to a Mason's Mandalay bowl which I have.
I have a few pieces of blue Delft which I bought in Holland many years ago.... I do have a love of blue and white.
What a talented husband and such a lovely gift. I really like the painting with the flowers, it is so lovely.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

debra @ homespun said...

The bowl is stunning and I have heard that it is difficult to grow orchids / this one must love you and the atmosphere! :) The paintings are wonderful...so much talent in your family ! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Your bowl is so pretty and the orchid looks perfectly happy sitting inside. The painting is so nice too. I hope you've had a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda Nortje said...

Love the bowl and the orchid is lovely !

Linda
With A Blast

Susan said...

Very lovely vase and orchid, Fabby. Thanks for sharing your nice photos. Susan

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Wow, that is a Dutch treat indeed! LOVE your Delft Imari bowl and also your gorgeous looking orchids in it. The Imari design is originally Japanese but since the Dutch were the only country allowed to do business in the 1600s it is obvious that they started to produce their Delft Imari. We have a book about that 400 years of friendship between Japan and The Netherlands. That is a very special trade bond.
Hugs to you and enjoy your 2nd Pentecost + your new painting gift. Those genes do run in the family!
Mariette

Sissym said...

Fabby,

Everything is so beautiful, very tasteful. I enjoyed the bowl and the orchid is perfect!

Kisses

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I just so you got featured at Amaze Me Monday as well! This bowl is stunning and I can't believe how beautiful your orchid is. I'm not very good with orchids. By the way, I just noticed your floor and it's gorgeous.

anastasia anezinis said...

Your livingroom looks great!The bowl sits good with interior and your orchids are amazing there!good choice!
hugs
http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr

Pamela Gordon said...

Hello dear Fabby. Your Imari bowl is gorgeous! It looks very nice on the marble table as it has that burnt orange colour in it like the table. Alejandro's painting is beautiful! What a special gift for you. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Pamela

Linda said...

It is all beautiful INDEED!! I especially love the painting your husband did for you. It is an amazing piece! Thank you for sharing his talent with us. I will be looking forward to the post about his famous Uncle artist!!
Happy Monday!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Just beautiful. I wish I could grow orchids and your knowledge of china is amazing. Beautiful Delft Inmari Bowl. The artwork is fabulous and your Mr. Living had indeed inherited the talent. Thanks for sharing this!
Dolly

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a lovely bowl, and the orchid is gorgeous! Your whole room is beautiful, Fabby! Have a great week :)
xo, Andrea

Chubby Chieque said...

That's so beautiful.

Your treasures absolutely fit in your sorrounding. Calm ambiance of elegance, indeed!

I have such Chinese rugs (1 big, 3 small & a round one). Unfortunately, the round one was forgotten outside and the color destroyed by rain.

Happy week, gorgeous Fabby & hugs to you both.

Beso mucho.
/CC girl

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabby, your bowl and orchid are both so beautiful and looks stunning sitting on your marble coffee table. Gorgeous. Such a lovely painting also. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie said...

I adore orchids, Fabby. Yours is stunning in the gorgeous Imari bowl. Love all your antiques and lovely art.

SmilingSally said...

You have great taste in decorating, Fabby. I love, love, love your table and your Delft Imari bowl. Thanks for playing.

Happy Blue Monday!

Dolores said...

Wow, what a beautiful bowl and your orchid is gorgeous.
I had a beautiful orchid for 2 years and it died a few months ago..... I was so sad to see it go. I need to buy another one. They're so delicate and it gave me so much pleasure looking at it.

I love the flower paintings...... beautiful!!

Hugs!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hi Fabby!
Pretty orchid in a beautiful Imari bowl. Your home is gorgeous.
Beautiful shots as always!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Greetings from Singapore...

Tea in Texas said...

Fabulous Imari bowl and your coffee table color is the perfect hue for it. I love your antique sculptures with the bowl in the center. Your husband is a very talented painter and the family has many artists. His uncle's painting is beautiful, too. I know you love him for creating this special gift.

Pam

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Fabby. Imari is a favorite of mine! I love it! Your pot is beautiful! I am back from my restorative break. Thanks so much for your kind wishes when I was gone. I have a new address for my blog and Tuesday Cuppa Tea…www.antiquesandteacups.info.
Ruth

Jolene said...

Oh my Goodness! You have a beautiful home. It looks like it should be featured in a magazine or a show. Simply stunning and breath taking.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Fabby! I love how the Delft Imari bowl looks in your living room. It looks so pretty with the coffee table! Your treasures are always so elegant and pretty...just like you!

Thanks for linking-up to My Happy List!

xo,
RJ

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your orchid is beautiful and so is the Imari bowl! It looks lovely sitting on your marble coffee table. Lovely paintings too. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Angela Betlewicz said...

Gorgeous! I love orchids! Thanks for linking up at HickoryTrail


Angela

Kathe said...

Your orchid is perfect in that beautiful bowl Fabby! I too love the handles. You are so lucky to have a painting from Mr. Living. Mr. B owes me one as the one he did for me a few years ago, his mother loved so much we gave it to her LOL! Thank you so much for sharing your art and decor at the party this week. I am featuring it on my Facebook page as well as pinning to my You're Gonna Love It board on Pinterest!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow Fabby- I love both paintings. You are surrounded with talent including yourself! Love the bowl and orchid. I've never kept one going, I just toss them when their done flowering! I know shameful!

Felicity W said...

Dear Fabby,
Please share the story and paintings of the uncle.
I like the orange calla lilies so much. There is something special about the color.

Thanks

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous Delft bowl and your orchid is the perfect accent for it...so pretty! I've had no luck with orchids I am sad to say...just not luck at all with them! Your oils are so pretty I can't wait to see your post about your calla oil and your hubbies...wow, just love it, such a treasure!
Thanks soooo much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday Fabby!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Fabby, that's an exquisite bowl - beautiful in its design and it goes perfectly with the orchid. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Dolly Sarrio said...

Hi Fabby!
Please come on over to The Creative Blog Hop You are our Featured Blogger this week...Always love the beauty you share with us!

Dolly
http://dollysdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-creative-blog-hop-14.html