Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FABBY: Beach-Theme Tablescape

Hello sweet friend!

       The days are nice and warm lately in my neck of the woods, as it was in the early 50's before, in the southern hemisphere, of course. Now it's in the late 70's and very sunny, which I'm loving it!

My 'Beach Theme' tablescape is inspired in our good weather, plus, summer vacation is almost over around here too, since children will start school September the second. I am not ready yet for Fall decor, I will start next month.
I am using this setting for mother in our alabaster breakfast table; as I'll be cooking sea food we all like for today, Wednesday, which is when she comes to spend the day with us. Anyhoo, here is my 'beachy-Andean' setting, lol!

I used my cane chargers with square dinner plates and my fav Multiple Choice fish plates.

At left are my natural shells for 'Coquile St. Jacques' a favorite of Mr. Living.

The centerpiece flowers are done inside the sea-food tureen. The tureen was made at our past 'ceramic Factory,' specially for Fish Escabeche. The natural 'Ecuadorian Spondylus Shell' with shell pedestal at's for the hot sauce. 

A little fish bowl salt cellar. I love the enamel sailboat napkin rings I bought several years ago. 

White square dinner plate and fish salad, or entree plate.

With a green square plate.

With yellow square plate. All the square plates were also from our past factory.
The Ceviche sherbet with fish, seahorse and sea-scallops hand decorated....from our factory as well.
A close up of the cute sherbets in a sea theme and hand decorated.

The tureen is all hand decorated, as well.

We love beer in these tall glasses with our sea food.

The natural Ecuadorian Spondylus shell' bowl for hot sauce in the back with a shell spoon.

The tureen is hand decorated at our former ceramic company. Here you can see the lid with fish handle.


The beer tall pitcher and tall beer glasses are a set that Alejandro's brothers gave him several years ago for his birthday.

I really like this tall beer pitcher.

The view from my breakfast room window. The Andean mountains in the foreground. The river at right. We are in a 14th. floor Pt. House.

Natural shell for 'Coquille St. Jacques.' 


Thank you so much for coming by lovely friends and for the wonderful comments, as you always make my day!

Thank you so much gracious hostesses for your great parties as well.


I will be joining the following parties:

Kathleen for Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekathleen
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch
Deborah for What We Accomplished Wednesday at,  http://greenwillowpond
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife
Sherry for Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere
Sarah for Homemaking Party at,  http://hopeineveryseason
Terri for It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess
Dana for Two Girls and a Party at,  http://thissillygirlslife
Centerpiece Party at,  http://thestylesisters
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,  http://lambertslately
Suzanne for Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady
Lindsey for Show and Share at,  http://southernlovely
Christina for Wildly Original Link Party at,  http://igottacreate
Jody and Stan for Simple and Sweet Friday at,  http://rootedinthyme
Richella for Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace
Debra for Be Inspired at,  http://commonground
Courtney for Feather Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove
Ladies Only Blog Share Linky party at,  http://mommifried
Bloglovin and Hometalk Blog Hop at,  http://lifeonlakeshoredrive
Holly for Tickled Pink at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre
Lucy for Tickled Pink at,  http://craftberrybush
Jenn for Fabulously Creative Friday at,  http://jenniferizzo
Show and Tell Friday at,  http://myromantichome
Frugal Friday at,  http://shabbynest
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse
Laurie for Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal
Aimee for Share Your Creativity at,  http://itsoverflowing
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper
Ann for Blintz on Pinterest at,  http://onsuttonplace
Donna for Party Junk 200 at,  http://funkyjunkinteriors
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage
Saturday Show Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik
Mackenzie for Saturday Show and Tell at,  http://cheeriosandlattes
Natasha for Serenity Saturday at,  http://serenityyou
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party at,  http://lifeinlashoredrive
Silver Pennies Sundat at,  http://findingsilverpennies
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,  http://dwellingstheheartofyourhome
Kaysi for Motivate Me Monday at,  http://keepingitsimple
Stephanie Lynn for The Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://stephanielynn

How Sweet the Sound I will be joining Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

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



  1. I think the menu is as wonderful as your tablescape Fabby! Love escabeche!!!!! I don't know if your version is same as ours -lots of tomatoes and onions! Share it when you can please! I love the centerpiece, perfect for your meal as well as the touch of shells and starfish!! Perfect meal for the perfect mom I think! Enjoy!

  2. So colorful and so beautiful, Fabby. I love your shell items. I always drool over the ceramic pieces that you made in your factory. I wish they would offer them on Ebay, lol....Christine

  3. Dearest Fabby,
    You are a master at Table Settings and you could fill the void for another sequal of NY City Soho's Peri Wolfman's 'The Perfect Setting':
    She's one of my favorite writers with such class.
    LOVE your 'Ecuadorian Spondylus Shell' and other natural shells for serving your delicious lunch in.
    Your Mother will have a great time with you, with fabulous look from the top floor(s) of your Penthouse.
    Hugs to you and thanks for your always amazing posts. Never boring and always beautiful!

  4. I agree with Vel - the menu sounds incredible - I'd love to see the food too LOL
    But your tablescape - as always - is fab, Fabby !!!!!!
    And that view isn't too shabby either!

  5. What a pretty setting, Fabby! Love your dinnerware and the entire tablescape! Beautiful!

  6. How beautiful!! I love getting to SEE your window view!!

    How wonderful you get to spend Wednesdays with your mother! It reminds me of Fridays with mine!!

    Still hot in Texas but I am counting the days to getting my fall decorations down!!

  7. Your tablescape is simply gorgeous! I just want to sit and be part of your dinner company. The view from your place is awesome!

  8. Hola, Fabby. What a pretty, pretty table! I bet your mom loved it--que linda! The dishes are so unique and interesting, and those seafood sherbets and the natural shell bowls are just perfect! I hope you enjoyed your time with your mother at this lovely setting, Fabby. ~Zuni

  9. Fabby, this is a delightful table. It's always a treat to see YOUR dishes. And there is that view again. '-)
    Penthouse living at its best!

  10. The tureen is fabulous! I love how the flowers pick up the colors in it, all of your pottery is just gorgeous.

    I love all things "beachy" and this is the perfect tablescape and view!

  11. Those pieces you made in your former factory are just exquisite, especially the tureen.

    And of course that view -- I would feel like I died and went to heaven!

  12. Gorgeous, love your tablescape!

  13. Fabby, your alabaster table is to die for, and I love the fun tablescape!

    Lovely view from your suite. Thank you for sharing it with us today!


  14. You create the most beautiful tables. I love the fish dishes and all of your small details. So pretty and perfect for summer!

  15. Fun and festive, Fabby! It's nice to see the view from your window too :) Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla


  16. Hi Fabby This is a sweet table created by you near your high rise building your marble table.The dishes are beautiful and the shell bowls are unique.Hope you had a great and hugs..Sujatha..:):)

  17. Beautiful table! I love all of your shells and other "beachy" elements...

  18. That looks fantastic !!
    I love the beach theme.
    Have a great day.

  19. Fabby - some day you must do an entire post on the different china pieces that the factory made. I cannot get enough of your pieces!! Love this table - I am at the beach now and your table captures the feeling of being here so well. Love those cute fish plates and all of the additional details. Wow - another home run!!

  20. Oh dear Fabby.....that centerpiece is beautiful and gorgeous and colorful.. I LOVE it! and I love your fish plates and I love your view! as you can see, I am just full of love for your table....beautiful job..also, I would love to come and eat with you..
    Love, Mona

  21. Fabby, That is a really sweet seafood table setting. I love the square plates. You do have a fabulous view. It would so nice to have coffee and sit at that window. Blessings. xoxo,Susie

  22. Hi Fabby so glad you stopped by. I live on the great St Lawrence River in upper New york. We don't have all the beautiful shells so my posts are about our river.I love all the unique dishes and can almost smell the sea. I have never seen the novel tea cups.I don't know much about your country but I am going to google it.

  23. This is just "Fabby-ulous"! Every detail is just perfect, and I love the combination of the wonderful colors and the seashell theme. Love it.

  24. Perfect summer table! Happy VTT! Have a great week.

  25. Hi Fabby! I like coastal style so of course I love your pretty table. You have a beautiful view to enjoy while having dinner. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  26. I love beachy tables! What a fun one you have created! Thanks for linking up at TTF this week.


  27. Your table is most definitely ready for the beach! very nice.


  28. Fabby, I love this table. Oh heck, I love all your tables.
    Being allowed to run loose in your ceramics factory would be like a kid in the "Chocolate Factory".
    I think I have seen the tureen before, I love the fish handle on top.The square plates I don't think I have seen. They are such beautiful colors and the little sherbet cup...just adorable.
    Love to your, Ginger

  29. I love your colorful table! The salt cellars are my favorite!

  30. Fabby - It wouldn't be summer unless we put together a beachy table, right? While I tend to go very pale with the beachy palette, like colors that have been washed out by the sun, you went for bolder pastels, like the ones we see in the Caribbean. My sister loved your table! The pilsner glasses are perfect to enjoy an icy-cold cerveza! Enjoy the summer, mi amiga!

  31. Oh Fabby, you are so sweet and such a dear friend, even though we've never met in person...God is good to give us all kinds of friends.

    Your alabaster table and all the dishes and ceramics are so colorful and beautiful.

    Your view from your window is breath taking! I can't imagine seeing that gorgeous view every day.

    Hope you have a good weekend!
    Hugs and love,

  32. Fabulously fishy and fun! You have a lovely collection. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

  33. Your tables are always so lovely, Fabby. The beach theme is light and pretty for summer time. I love the Starfish. Thank you for your comment today on my anniversary post. It touched my heart very much. That is truly special that you've been married 38 years, and I'm sure you had your share of hard times too. I guess it comes with the package.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Fabby.


  34. Such a beautiful table setting! I love those ceramic pieces!

  35. Fabby has a fabulous eye for decorating a beautiful home.

  36. Looks fabulous! Love all the little details that really pull it together. Thanks for linking up with us at LOBS!

  37. You set such lovely tables! Beautiful pieces, all!

  38. Your table and the view are simply exquisite!...The dishes are amazing...I just love each and every pattern...Such a joy to see your beautiful creations!!

  39. Fun table setting. Perfect for a seafood meal. Blessings, Debbie

  40. What a fun and colorful theme for a seafood meal! And that view from your home is stunning! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

  41. What a wonderful seaside table! Your tureen and sherbets are delightful!

  42. Fabby, I'm still in beach mode, too and loving your tablescape. The seafood tureen is adorable..cute fish on the lid, and little sherbets.
    The Ecuadorian Spondylus shell you used for hot sauce, and the little shell spoon add so much interest. So pretty!
    xo Babs

  43. woow. that is some great tabelsetting :)
    and do not miss...


    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  44. You know I love your table. Hopping over from Pinterest Blitz. I am pinning your table to my tablescapes board.

  45. The whole table is marvelous, but it was the fantastic fish tureen that captured my heart. I just knew that it was going to be a piece from your factory...outstanding! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  46. Beautiful tablescape!!! Love, love the dishes! What an amazing view you have from your home! Gorgeous!


  47. Thank you my dear Fabby.Like your new profile photo.You look great.Have a fab week ahead.Love and Hugs...Sujatha..:):)


  48. The bronze statue is Hindu goddesses 'Saraswathi'she is worshiped for knowledge(education.She has a instrument in her hand called Veena.It's a Indian musical instrument creates a beautiful sound when played....:):)

  49. I'm drooling over your view, Fabby!! I'm not sure you'd be able to drag me away from the table.
    So glad to see a beachy theme table setting because I'm not ready for fall yet either.
    Mary Alice

  50. Fabby,

    What a beautifully done Beach themed tablescape! Your plates are so pretty with the fish in pastels and your centrepiece is absolutely adorable!

    Thanks for sharing the fun!


  51. lovely! What a beautiful (and fun!) table setting. The colors are so bright and pretty -- and the table itself is just fabulous! Anything would be pretty on that alabaster table! Well done!! Cheers, Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!)

  52. Your beachy table is wonderful, Fabby! And thank you for adding a photo of your fabulous view! I love it.

  53. A view out your window with the mountains in the distance....I'm so in love! You have some wonderful beachy dishes, too! Love the fish and natural shell! I just want to come over and sit by the window with a glass of wine! Sweet hugs!

  54. Wow, love the color and that soup tureen is wonderful! I think that's my favorite piece!


  55. Hi Fabby! Your table is gorgeous and so is your view! The mountains are so lovely! You're so blessed to live in such a beautiful place and have the most wonderful things! :) Thanks always for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  56. love this setting- i love the tropical beachy feel! makes me wish i had a pina colada and some ceviche!

  57. Oh, I love that table setting (the starfish are such a fun touch) and love that view! :)

  58. Oh, Fabby! So many great pieces! And those fish salad plates are amazing.

    As always, wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  59. Well, Fabby, great minds think alike, huh???? LOL! I love your fishy table!!! The dishes that have come from your factory are always SO beautiful! Of course I love the shell items and those napkin rings are adorable! have a beautiful week ahead! XO, Pinky

  60. Dear Fabby, She looks wonderful. Enjoyed seeing your place.

    I wish I liked fish more....Long John Silvers is about the only way I will eat fish! Then there's fish sticks. grins.

    Your table is lovely and would be a joy to eat at.
    God bless,

  61. What a fun place to dine! There is so much to see. I love surprises like using natural shells. The attention to even the tiniest of details is evident in your teensy little fishy salt cellars. You are Fabby!

  62. Fabulous as always! Love this one

  63. Beautiful and colorful table setting! Lovely ceramics, fun starfish and shells, and we'd love to sit down and enjoy everything you've done. Thanks for sharing it.


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  64. Gorgeous table, gorgeous home, gorgeous view! Wow, wow, wow!
    I love visiting and seeing what is new on your table. I love this beachy theme...Your centerpiece is so unique, love the colors and the fish!

  65. I always love all of your tablescapes, but that view just steals my heart. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  66. Ooooh!! So many beautiful fishy pieces!! The men in my family are all fishermen, they would love those plates!! I'm with you - not ready to start fall just yet, have a few more summer tables to do!

  67. Your table is gorgeous! You always have the most inspiring post!! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

  68. What a beautiful tablescape and that view is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x


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