Tuesday, May 21, 2013

FABBY: Memorial Day Celebration Table

Hello sweet friends!

I'm cooking away right now, as I'm having all of Alejandro's siblings and their partners to celebrate their birthdays. You see, we take turns in different houses to celebrate one or more birthdays, depending on when they fall; so we have three siblings to celebrate and we'll be hostessing this time...isn't it fun! Therefore, my Memorial tablescape is rather simple, but I used a set of summer Multiple Choice fish plates, to give the scape a little twist; which are so pretty and I have used them before for crab patties, or even just for a summer crab salad, etc. 

I will be specially joining Let's Dish at http://cuisinekathleen for her Memorial Day challenge party, Wednesday night. Hope to see you all there to celebrate this very special 'patriotic weekend.' 

I just added this MEMORIAL DAY image. My heart goes out to the people in Oklahoma.

May our Lord give strength to the people in Oklahoma who are undergoing struggles with the tornade. Prayers are going their way.

The cobalt blue chargers were made at our former ceramic company. I used my Corona red salad plates, along with my 'Multiple Choice' fish entree plates. White lace table topper and as a runner, an American flag. Some people don't like to use the flag in anything else but...this is just for a little while, for a Patriotic Tablescape and I am not going to use it as a 'real runner.'

Each plate has four types of fishes and the name is written on top of each one. The fish theme is because this long weekend some men might want to go fishing, right?

 I have the blue glasses since we got married in 1975. We bought 24 for a party and now I have eight left, ha!

The napkin rings are red, white and blue enamel.

Cute red, white and blue small fish butter dishes.
The vignette in the antique English buffet is also blue. I'm glad I re-decorated it last week.

The fish named in each plate are: Redeye Bass, Spotted Bass, King Carp, and Perch...it's so funny, but I just learned this, lol..

Wishing you a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend and I hope you all have lovely, sunny weather, no matter where you are! "God Bless America today and always!"

Thank you sweet friends for all the comments you leave me, as you always make my day!

Thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at your great parties each week.


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Debi and Charly for Adorned from Above Wednesday at,  http://adornedfromabove.blogspot.com
Home (work) Wednesday at,  http://everydayhome.blogspot.com
Paula What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
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Roverton Housewives Roundup at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton.blogspot.com
Cottage Style Party at,  http://lavendergardenparty.blogspot.com
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://haveadailycupofmrsolson.blogspot.com
Wildly Original Linky Party at,  http://Igottacreate.blogspot.com
Homemaking Party at,  http://hopeineveryseason.blogspot.com
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
Debra for Be Inspired at,  http://commonground.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Fabulously Creative Linky Party at,  http://jenniferrizzo.blogspot.com
It's Party Time at,  http://simplyvinageous.blogspot.com
Happy Thursday at,  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
 Feathered Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Tickled Pink at  http://504mainbyhollylefevre.blogspot.com
Dolly for The Creative Blog Hop at,  htt://dollysdesigns.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Shine on Fridays at,  http://oneartsymama.blogspot.com
Festive Friday Fiesta at,  http://thehomegirl.blogspot.com
The Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse.bogspot.com
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal.blogspot.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Diane for Beautiful Sunday at,  http://dianewrites.blogspot.com
Mop it Up Monday at,  http://ishouldbemopingthefloor.blogspot.com
You're Gonna Love it at,  http://kathewithane.blogspot.com

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

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



  1. My patriotic heart is smiling as I see the beautiful display you have created :)

  2. Fabby your Tablescape looks beautiful ;)


  3. Your table is perfect for the Memorial Day holiday Fabby. It's nice that you still celebrate it even though you live far away from there. Blessings. Pam

  4. You are going to be partying hard with all the birthdays!!!!!! You have a lot of work ahead of you, Fabby!!!

    There are so many individual elements that I just really love about this tablescape: the enamel napkin rings, for one!!! Those are really pretty! I love the way they shine! The deep cobalt color in your chargers is fantastic, and I really like the ruffled effect on the edges. The fish plates...LOVE them!!! I'm sure those come in handy for a lot of events. The vignette on the buffet works very nicely with everything on the table!

    You had 24 of those great glasses and now just have 8??!??! Fabby! Have you been juggling them??!?!?! :-)

  5. What a lovely patriotic table setting, Fabby! Your cobalt chargers are fabulous with their ruffly edges. I hope you can hang on to the final 8 glasses!! ;)
    I'm still working on my table. See you at Kathleen's!

  6. Dearest Fabby,
    What a perfect table setting for a Memorial Day! I fell in love with your enameled red-white and blue napkin rings; so precious. They would also work for Dutch and French tables...
    Thanks for always showing us things like you see in great magazines or at a Christie or Sotheby's auction.

  7. Hello dear Fabby,
    Your patriotic table is lovely, I am also an American, but I have never done that, I should!
    Your cobalt blue chargers are beautiful and the red plate with the fish plate on top is so pretty. I love the blue glasses. You have fun putting these together don't you, you do it so well, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. Your table is wonderful, Fabby. I love those fish plates!

    The birthday celebration sounds fabulous!

  9. Very nice table setting Fabby. Very patriotic indeed.



  10. Very nice table setting Fabby, soo patriotic.

    All the best on Memorial Day!



  11. I think I will miss this week's dish challenge, Fabby. I am just way too focused on the newborn baby now. Your table is beautiful as usual. I love how you used a flag as a runner and love those plate chargers and plates....Christine

  12. Wonderful job Fabby! I love the accent with the fish too. So many people use these long holiday weekends to get away and a little fishing is just what they want! I needed those red white and blue enamal napkins rings...send them my way!! Sounds like a lot of fun with all the birthdays to celebrate! Send me some cake!! Hugs, and best wishes for a fun weekend! Liz

  13. Fabby, your patriotic table is perfect for the holiday weekend. My red, white, and blue table is a bit "fishy" too. '-)
    Happy Weekend! ~ Sarah

  14. Happy Birthday to all your celebrants...you'll have a fun houseful, I know it. Those are the best times, making memories for all.

    Your patriotic table is lovely...don't you love doing red/white & blue? I sure do! Of course, I have LOTS of both colors to play with.
    You did a great job on it AND on the Mother's Day post. BEAUTIFUL Tributes.

    Hope you have a safe & touching Memorial Day.


  15. Fabby, this is wonderful. I love those deep blue chargers!!! And the fish plates. Whether you fish or not, they are just wonderful. Love the blue and white on the buffet too. You have so much talent! Have a blessed and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. xo marlis

  16. Fabby, I love the fish plates! I enjoyed hearing about the way you celebrate birthdays and take turns hosting. Alejandro's siblings are in for a real treat at your home! Enjoy!

  17. Well, I guess 8 out of 24 on the glasses is better than none..huh? You have so many things I would love to get ahold of..one for sure is the napkin rings. Very nice table!

  18. Beautiful table, love the enamel napkin rings and gorgeous fish plates.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. You have a wonderful patriotic tablescape! I love the blue charger and the layering of the plates! Your fish plates are beautiful. Your thoughts on the tornado destruction is so thoughtful! Have a great weekend!


  20. Those tiny fish butter dishes are too cute! And I really love the blue drinking glasses, I'm on the lookout for some myself. Very nicely done. Take care, Dawn

  21. Fabby,
    What a lovely and festive patriotic table!! Charming!!


  22. Fabby, it is so sweet that you took the time out of your busy schedule to set this wonderful table. Love those blue chargers and glasses! The fish plates are quite special, too. I am sure that my husband would love to be fishing this week-end! I hope all of your celebrations go well!

  23. Such a pretty patriotic table from the white table cover, to the great use of red, white and blue. Enjoy the weekend.

  24. I am in love with your fish plates Fabby! And you are right! Men do like to use the long weekend to go fishing LOL! Those napkin rings are perfect as are your chargers! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating with family :-)

  25. I'm so glad I scrolled back to see this post. Those fish plates are so unique, and your table looks ready for a celebration. laurie

  26. Fabby, I would never have thought to use the fish plate for a Memorial Day table but they are perfect! The colors go so well. Your table is wonderful. Yes, God bless America and you and your sweet family. Prayers for all who have been affected in Oklahoma. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  27. Hi Fabby, cute idea using fish plates with your red white and blue! They'd be cute for father's day too! Happy Memorial Day, you look ready!

  28. The fish plates are an unexpected addition to a patriotic table but I really like it!! The cobalt chargers are just beautiful!

  29. Those chargers are beautiful Fabby!
    So eye catching! Wonderful patriotic tribute, and yes our prayers for those who lost so much in the tornadoes. Those poor children stuck in that school!

  30. Oh Fabby, I love your wonderful Memorial Day tablescape. How fun is this. I especially love the fish plates, those are such an unusual find. Gorgeous. Hope you are having a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

  31. Great patriotic table, Fabby. I love those fish plates...fishing is great fun in the summer!

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

    Your tablescape never fail to amuse me. You are the greatest I've seen in this area. Everything looks well planned and coordinated. Your family will surely feel so loved and special with the meals and great arrangement.

    Enjoy and have a great week!

  33. Fabby,
    So patriotic and so very beautiful! I really love it! Thanks for linking up with the blog hop! Happy Memorial Day Dear Friend!

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  35. Lovely table setting, Fabby! The fish plates are really cute :) Hugs Pernilla

  36. Beautiful, Patriotic tablescape, Fabby. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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  38. I'm working backwards this week! This is a wonderful tablescape honoring Memorial Day - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

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