Sunday, June 23, 2013

FABBY: A Summer Table Setting

Hello sweet friends!

After coming back home from our vacation in Florida with our dear family, I wanted to celebrate summer in the USA for you, since it's official now, as we just enjoyed a hot and sunny summer in Orlando and Miami; whereas in my neck of the woods it's always spring, warmer and colder, but now it's warm, with a soft sun and in the late 70's.

I decided to set a very colorful table, using my orange dinner dishes with lovely summer plates in different fresh colors I bought from the trip.  Next time I will use my new Read and Barton flatware, star plates for the 4th. of July and others.

Hope you like my summer tablescape for eight.

I decided on a blue tablecloth, opposed to a yellow one I almost picked; to remind me of the blue sea in Florida, as here in the Andean mountains there are blue skies, but not the sea.

I like my orange dinner plates, as the color goes so well for every season; now I'm using them for a summer table setting.

The ceramic vase, holding the cyclamen was made and hand decorated at our former Ceramic Co.-Monte Turi.


I love these wicker and cane chargers that I bought a couple of months ago; they are also light and fresh perfect for a summer setting.

The salad plates came in four yellow like here, and notice they have a butterfly too.

In green..

In blue...

And the last color is the orange. I love them all paired with the orange dinner plates. I bought eight of them, two in each color.

The last piece in the place settings is the Italian Bormiolli Rocco sherbets, from way back... for some fresh fruit medley, 'shrimp ceviche' or cocktail, etc. I used my ivory chunky flatware, green napkins with different color ceramic butterfly napkin-rings; which were also made by us.


The fruit plates at your left were also made back at our ceramic factory and they too have different fruit patterns hand decorated, like this one with 'sweet-tomatoes' and with a green pattern in the edges. The big platter with green decoration, at your left, was also made by us.

Here is a very summery decoration in the fruit plate.

Another with grapes and cherries.
Here is another fruit plate with peaches and grapes.

At left, another with apples and at your right with pears. There is others with bananas and babacos, a very local fruit, which I make pies with.


This is such a pretty green in the water glasses, again they'll be good come C'mas season too, I think, as here they're paired with my C'mas green wine glasses.

The centerpiece I fixed in the tray that goes well with the chargers and with my sweet cyclamen blooms I'm enjoying so much lately.

A small porcelain house with birds in the roof as a little tweak inside the cloche.

The little porcelain house has a removable roof, as it came with Candy many years ago and it was a present.

This is such a pretty large tablecloth I bought several years ago on sale for $12...I love the edge pattern with tulips.

This white ceramic bread basket with hand made flowers and gold in the edges, was also made back at our Ceramic Co.

A closer shot of the basket.

Ok, here you have it, my Summer tablescape for you. This shot is from inside the kitchen.

Thank you so much sweet friends for stopping by and always making my day!

I appreciate the wonderful parties such lovely ladies host each week.


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  1. What a beautiful and colorful table! Love all the layers and details!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. Fabby, You always set a most beautiful table! Love the sea blue and citrus colors and the pretty fruit plates. Guess you're glad to be back home where the temperature is milder. Hugs and have a great week,

  3. I love the composition of colors, the presentation of that table is impeccably perfect. It is sporty and chic at the same time.


  4. Very festive, colorfuul tablescape, Fabby. Lovely!

    I also love your chandy.

    So glad you got to travel to Florida, too!
    Hope you have a wonderful week. Susan

  5. Fabby- You just set the prettiest tables. You have such wonderful pieces to use- and something to suit every occasion. I just love this one-Happy Summer! xo Diana

  6. Dearest Fabby,
    You did arrive with all your treasures in one piece it looks like! As pretty as those new assets are, I can't get over the loveliness of your hand produced flowers on the basket for instance. So many artistic and unique pieces you produced. It must be a feast for the eye every day you eat something off your plates.
    Hugs and love,

  7. Hello Fabby~ WOW! LOVE the POPS of orange along with the green napkins and fushia colored flowers. The cane charges add wonderful texture. Nice table. Enjoy the week ahead :)

  8. Fabby, another gorgeous table! I love your orange dishes, and the fruit plates are very pretty. Well done once again!

  9. Hi Fabby,
    Very pretty table setting! The ceramic bread basket stole my heart:). The ceramic centerpiece is lovely too! The new salad plates look just beautiful. Lovely fruit plates too!I like the colour choice you've made, blue and orange. Hope you had a great vacation.

  10. Love the orange, so pretty and cheerful for summer. Your tables are always amazing and I love the pieces that came from your factory. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty


  11. Hi Fabby..Happy to see you and i could see you enjoyed your trip to the have set a colour table with all the prettiest the birdies and the beautiful flower in the middle of the table.It;s a fun table for a happy occasion...Hugs...sujatha...:):)

  12. Wonderful, so very colourful. I love the oranges !!!

  13. I love your summer table today with those pretty plates and wonderful wicker chargers and basket. Perfect for a summer time meal. It must be so nice to have those temperatures all year around there. I would love it as I'm always so cold. Have a blessed week. Hugs, Pamela

  14. Hi Fabby I'm glad you have nice time here in Florida with your lovely family, your tablescape is so beautiful I like your new plates
    very nice table!!!

  15. Love this tablesscape which is bursting with color, just perfect for a,summer table. I'm going to start looking for some orange to add to my dish addiction.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  16. Bonsoir ma très chère Fabby,

    Je suis extrêmement heureuse de te retrouver... Il est vrai que je suis un peu irrégulière ces jours-ci à cause de mon bébé Icarus ! Mais quel bonheur que de découvrir deux publications en une fois !
    Je comprends aussi le choix des tons orangés pour ta table... à la suite de la visite dans cette merveilleuse boutique qui est une véritable caverne d'Ali Baba !
    J'aime aussi sur ta table outre toutes les belles pièces et cette plante qui l'illumine la charmante petite cloche de verre avec la maisonnette où pourrait vivre une petite elfe.
    Et puis... j'ADORE toutes ces magnifiques photos de famille. Vous êtes tous splendides.
    Je suis certaine que ce fut des heures fascinantes et incroyables.

    Gros bisous à toi.

  17. So European in colors, Fabby ... love it all. Your every detail is gorgeous. TY for your sweet visit.

    I have joined bloglovin' & hope that you will follow me there when google makes all these changes.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~

  18. Welcome back Fabby. It looks like you had loads of fun with your family. Florida is extremely hot this time of the year. Your table is so cheerful and pretty. Love all the details.

    Have a wonderful week,


  19. Hi, your tablescape is just beautiful and I love all your china. I saw it on kathe with an e.
    Julie from

  20. Fabby, you have created a beautiful and fun summer it! Hugs, Penny

  21. Good choices of color for your summer table. Love the orange plates and your new salad plates in the four colors. The centerpieces is beautiful on your table. Bet you are tired from your trip.

  22. Great choice of colors for your summer table. Love the oranges plates and the salad plates in four colors. The centerpiece is beautiful. Bet you are tired from your trip.

  23. What a beautiful tablesetting you have, and the blue tablecloth is just blue-tiful!

    Thanks for joining in to Blue Monday, Fabby.

    PS You didn't pick your picture, so I did it for you.

  24. Fabby, I'm so glad you enjoyed your Florida vacation and have returned home safely. Your new dishes are a visual treat! I can't decide if the green or the blue salad plate is my favorite. Of course, I always enjoy seeing your wonderful collection of dishes painted in your former company. Your cyclamen adds a nice bit of texture!

  25. What a wonderful welcome summer table Fabby! I love all of the colors, like a beautiful garden :-) Oh to be just in the 70's. We are so hot and dry here and the smoke from all of the forest fires in our state make being outside unbearable. Your table refreshes me :-)

  26. Oh Fabby, what a wonderful table! The salad plates in the different colors are so pretty on top the orange plates. What I really love are the fruit plates made by your company. Great job as always, dear Fabby!!

  27. Hi Fabby! I'm loving this table! It's so bright and welcoming!

  28. beautiful and vibrant, I love it! Thank you for sharing. I'm hopping over from the Scoop hop today xo

  29. Hi Fabby, your summer tablescape is so colourful and fresh looking. I love those fruit plates, I can't find something like that here in Oz.
    thank you for leaving a comment in my blog the other day.
    I've been your follower for a while now.

    Hope you have a good week.


  30. Fabby,
    Just beautiful!! Love the colors!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your words of support and encouragement on my continuing weight loss story!! I really appreciate it!!


  31. Fabby, love this fun color combination! The orange with the blue is wonderful. The variety of colored salad plates I love! Happy summer my sweet friend!

  32. So pretty, Fabby! I love all of the colors and different layers and elements.

  33. Your table setting is beautiful, dear Fabby, the orange is perfect for summer with all of the different coloured salad plates it is very colourful and festive looking.
    Have a wonderful week!

  34. What a beautiful tablescape. I love the green and orange theme, and the chargers are a very nice touch.
    Thanks, Patty

  35. Such a cheerful table. The green glass are very pretty.

  36. Your tables are always such a wonderful mix of colors and pattern, and so successful! I love the wicker tray holding a variety of things for the centerpiece too! Thanks Fabby,

  37. Lovely, Fabby!
    Your good taste is always present, combining colours, shapes, materials...

  38. This table just screams summer sunshine!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  39. Love those pretty dishes and the chargers are just fabulous! Thanks for your sweet visit.

  40. Love those pretty dishes and the chargers are just fabulous! Thanks for your sweet visit.


  41. I stopped here to say thank you and see your chandelier once again.they look pretty.They have a unique char,...:):)

  42. What a beautiful table and so bright and sunny for summer! Thanks for linking with TTF this week.


  43. Welcome home, Fabby! Your table is lovely as always. I adore those cute plates. Love that they come in different colors. They set a festive table! Happy Summer........Sarah

  44. You have a beautiful table as usual. Pretty colors, so bright and cheerful. Love the salad plates! Enjoy your summer....,Christine

  45. Fabby, it's beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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