Monday, August 19, 2013

FABBY: Nephew's Fall Luncheon

Hello sweet friends!

    Our nephew David came for Summer vacation from the "Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida;" where he studies 'Business Administration' and he's been there for the last two years, he's got two more to go. He is a terrific tennis player, for which he got a 60% scholarship and is a very smart intelligent and handsome young man...we are very proud of him...can you tell?

I did a luncheon for him and my table is looking like Fall weather, as right now we're in the late 50's and early 60's; although this china has lots of birds and bright colors, the transition to Fall is subtle. I chose a china made at our past company, because David likes it; with lots of oranges, blues, pinks and yellow flowers and finally with burnt orange chargers, etc. I usually set my Thanksgiving large table with this set. Anyway, this would be my first Summer-Fall table for 2013; after I just recently made a totally Summer, 'beachy tablescape,' before this one,hehehe..

This set of dishes contains 350 pieces and was designed by me back at our 'past ceramic company.' The inspiration came from the indigenous babies wrapping blankets, which are hand embroidered with flowers and birds.  Here is the link if you'd like to see ALL the pieces together. 

These dishes are mine, as Alejandro has his own set. I love the juice pitcher, as young David doesn't drink because he is a tennis player as well.

The dishes are entirely hand decorated in a manner to resemble 'embroidery' as you can see in the flowers. This bowl with handles is for the rice.

The flatware is Reed and Barton, and I bought it in Florida on our vacation last June on sale in Bloomingdale's, Orlando. Here are some of the many serving pieces it has. We also had steak and so I used the steak knives that came with the set of twelve.

The burnt-orange chargers with a Fall reticulated design around it, I bought them on sale after last C'mas for $1.50 each. The doilies were made by mother... so not to scratch the surface of the charger with the friction the dinner plates make, while we's actually a custom from around here to place a doily between the charger and dinner plate.

The cute birds' design and flowers make this china very versatile for any season for the ones that don' want to let go of Summer!

The teacup and saucer for offee or tea with dessert after lunch.

I designed the handle of the teacup with a blue flower in the branch with leaves. The small bowl at your right is for the hot sauce and notice it has a little red chili-pepper on it.

Deep salad plates, almost like bowls.. in the back.

Our vintage Dutch chairs and French velvet orange upholstery go perfect for the Fall season and with this setting, as it even has brownish-green leaves in the material.
Alejandro posing very proud with his nephew David, who's been here on vacation from 'Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.'  David is studying Business Ad. there and he's got two more years to go. He won a 60% scholarship because he's also a very achieved and skilled tennis player. 

The linen tablecloth has pale orange stripes.

Thank you lovely friends for your visits and generous comments, as you always make my day!

Thank you to the wonderful and gracious hostesses for their great parties.


I'm joining:

Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife
Kathleen for Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekathleen
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at Our Home at,  http://ourhomeawayfromhome
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it at,  http://kathewithane
Martha for Tea Cups, Poodles and Firsts' for Fall at,  http://marthasfavorites
Brag About it Tuesday Linky Party at,  http://bebetsy
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftime
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://rosechintzcottage
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife
Bernideen for Tea in the Garden at,  http://bernideensteatimeblog
Sherry for Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome
Paula and Patty for What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants
Wordless Wednesday at,  http://createwithjoy
Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday at,  http://cozylittlehouse
Cottage Style Party at,  http://lavendergardencottage
Home(work)Wednesday at,  http://theevrydayhome
Ricky Jill for My Happy List at,  http://artandhome
What We Accomplished Wednesday at,  http://greenwillowpond
Riverton Housewives Round up at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton
Homemaking Party at,  http://hopeineveryseason
Wildly Original Linky Party at,  http://igottacreate
Sherry for Open House Party at  http://nominimalisthere
Terri for It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://shareyourcupofmrsolson
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://adelightsomelife
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,  http://lambertslately
Richela for Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace
Sherry for Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage
Suzann for Bloglovin' Hop Time at,  http://simplyvintageous
The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://craftberrybush
Jenn for Fabulously Creative Party at,  http://jenniferrizzo
Cindy for Show and Tell Friday at,  http://myromantichome
Natasha for Serenety Saturday at,  http://serenetyyou
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://rosechintzcottage
Aimee for Share Your Creativity at,  http://itsoverflowingandbarnesandnoodles
Saturday Show Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik
Ann for Blitzed on Pinterest Link Party at,  http://onsuttonplace

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.



Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You have the most beautiful dinnerware designs. Blessings!

Jojo said...

Your dinnerware is more than's personal! You are the only Blogger I know who can claim the design and production of their dishes in addition to all the other table setting accouterments. You are amazing, the dish pattern gorgeous and David is adorable. Enjoy your family time!

Vel Criste said...

That dinnerware is almost too good to eat in! I think though the oranges and blue dominate, the flowers and birds can still evoke some 'summer'! I guess I just don't want to let go of summer Fabby dear hahaha! And I agree with you on David - a real handsome young man!

xinex said...

Your table is beautiful as usual, Fabby. I just love your dinnerware. I know I have said that before.i love all tHe details and colors. Your nephew is so handsome!...Christine

Sarah said...

Your fall luncheon table is so inviting, Fabby. The colors are bright and cheerful. Each time I see your tables set with your family designed and produced pottery, I marvel at the beauty and creativity.

Rettabug said...

Oooooo, pretty, pretty, PRETTY!! What gorgeous, happy colors, Fabby. I swore last year that I was going to do a blue & orange table this year. I love that combo!

Alejandro is one handsome guy & it sounds like he will make someone a very nice husband someday. Do you think he is too old for Ms. C.?? LOL

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
You can be proud of this young nephew and for sure he enjoyed his special lunch with you both! Funny that we have been to Flagler College in St. Augustine so many times, as a tourist. It is such wonderful architecture, like being back in the Old Spain.
And being seated on the antique Dutch chairs... You make the world go round!
Love your beautiful chargers and how clever for cushioning them with a doily in-between. One can tell that you do treasure your good pieces!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful table you set for your handsome nephew. I can see why you are proud of him. Your dinnerware is so gorgeous! You don't miss a thing when you set a table, Fabby- xo Diana

Mimi said...

I know I have not been by to visit in ages....I have had alot of computer issues. I am going to get some professional help now as I cannot be away from blogging anymore!!!I miss it so much.
YOUR tablescape is gorgeous. I think for your luncheon with your very handsome nephew it is perfect. I bet you are happy to have him visit. Enjoy your last days of will soon --well not soon is HOT here but it will be Autumn soon and that is my favorite season.
Hugs 2 U,

Art and Sand said...

Those dishes are absolutely beautiful.

Diane said...

Love it, love it!! What a bright table for a such a happy occasion! David is a very handsome young man who certainly seems to be a wonderful person - no wonder, you are proud! I always love seeing your dinnerware and I really like your choices of chargers and tablecloth. Another great table, Fabby!

Suzan Sweatman said...

What an artist you are Fabby - those dishes are ART!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE them - they may just be my favorite yet ( all 350 pieces :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, what a lovely gesture for your nephew! The table setting is gorgeous! Your dinnerware is absolutely did a fabulous job with the design!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love the design that you happy and bright! Gorgeous table Fabby...hugs, Penny

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Your tables are always fabulous (it must have something to do with your name). But with this table you share your artistic genius. The color and detail on your dishes is amazing. I love addition of the handles on the rice bowl and the detail on the pitcher.
Hugs, Dawna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

He is indeed a handsome gentleman, and wow, another fabulous tablescape too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Laurie Ritchey said...

Fabby, I've never "met" one of your china patterns that I didn't love, and this one is no exception. So many gorgeous details, and such bright, happy colors. Your nephew is such a handsome young man. I know he felt that he was treated royally when he visited your beautiful home. laurie

Martha's Favorites said...

Fabby: As usual, amazing dinnerware. Everything you have is so unique and beautiful. Always a pleasure to visit. Blessings, Martha

Karren Haller said...

This is my first visit to your blog:::: WOW what a fab table, I love these dishes beautiful designs, I admire them greatly!! I would love to sit at your table for a meal, how fun!!

Please stop by Create Positive Change WW
Happy Wordless Wednesday!!

Babs Richman said...

Your china pattern is so pretty. I always love seeing it, and your tablescapes. I know you're thrilled that your nephew is visiting you.

Bernideen said...


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those dishes are amazing. I can imagine how proud you are to have dishes you designed.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your table is wonderful, Fabby, and very suitable for such a handsome young man! A nice way to celebrate his achievements. Thanks for coming to tea.


Carole said...

Fabby, for some reason this lovely setting made me think of France - lovely colours!

OrangeHeroMama said...

WOW!!! LOVE the designs on the dinnerware!!! WONDERFUL!

Donna Wilkes said...

Your china design is simply gorgeous. I love the look of the stylized flowers and birds. The colors are beautiful.

Cristina Garay said...

I love your designer touches on this dinnerware, all those little details are so pretty! Your handsome nephew sure enjoyed your beautiful table!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

A most beautiful pattern with the prettiest colors! You sure are gifted in design. The table is lovely. Such a special time with your nephew.

Jolene said...

Some day I am going to own a china set!!! I think it is awesome you designed one of your sets! It does have the embroidery look to it too! I love the table setting. I love the traditions you have shared. David is attractive and I love reading the love and pride you have in him.

Ann Krucek said...

Wow! Your designing talents are quite impressive!! Your pattern is wonderful, it must be so heartwarming to use these dishes for someone you love so dearly.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Beautiful table setting Fabby, just love the colors and pattern.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous china! This table is beautiful! We visited Flagler College when we were in Jacksonville for the Antiques Roadshow.Lovely campus in historical St. Augustine! How wonderful to attend there...Thanks for yet another lovely table.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Thank you for your second visit sweet Fabby.I was busy for the last two three days visiting relatives.I am fine.thank you.You are a great creator. love your designs and the set.Hope you had lovely time.your nephew looks handsome.Best wishes to him.Love and hugs Sujatha...:):)

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautifully coordinated table. I like the orange chargers and the idea of a doily between it and the plate - thanks for sharing this tip. said...

How absolutely stunning Fabby! What a dream to own your own china company and design for it~ I love the whimsical, colorful pattern and the fun details in the handle and with the pepper. I'm sure you had a wonderful time with your nephew!

Sandra Lee said...

The dinnerware is very pretty and I love the idea of a doily between the charger and the plate.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

David is very handsome! My duaghter's friend Jessie goes to Flagler, and her dad is a professor there!

Your table is so pretty. I love your upholstery! And your chargers really accent the gorgeous pottery. I want to put together a tablescape tomorrow if I have time. I haven't "played" in my house in several weeks!!!

Thanks for linking-up, my dear. It does make us happy to visit with family.

Ricki Jill

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Fabby, I always love seeing your own dishes! I enjoyed the older post too--I would love some of those dishes with the animals and that was so interesting about the "Panama" hats! Congrats to your handsome nephew. I hope he is enjoying college. Linda

Jennie @ Got My Reservations said...

What a lovely tribute to a deserving young man -- and your table is beautiful.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Fabby, your table setting is so pretty. Yes fall will soon be here and so will the holidays. Take care.
Julie from

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

A beautiful table setting with very pretty dishes! Your nephew is talented and handsome. If you lived closer I'd want to introduce him to my beautiful daughter lol! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh is that pottery ever beautiful! you have quite the eye...detail doesn't escape! love that tea cup...and everything that goes with it!!

Kitty M said...

Aww Fabby I hope you and your family have had a fabulous summer - where has the time gone?

Your table looks beautiful. My dad and his wife live in an area of the UK called the potteries. It is in Staffordshire and is of course well known for the pottery industry. I must send you some photos but I have recently bought six beautiful ceramic plates from the late 1800's. They are decorated with scenes of little fairies and pixies playing with animals. I keep meaning to contact the pottery museum to find out a little more about them.

I hope you had a lovely day and wow David looks like Enrique Iglesias - does he have an older brother please that you could send to England lol! :-) xxx

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Beautiful dishes! I love Flagler College!

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Fabby,

What a gorgeous table setting you've made for your nephew. All those designs.. they are so beautiful! What an amazing gift you've got!

Ann K said...

Hi, Fabby! I just realized that the the stoneware design is the same one that's in your header photo! I love the colors and design!! I reminds me of the Italian Magelica pottery! So glad you enjoyed some time with your nephew, too. He seems like a very nice young man!!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage (
p.s.- I'm one of those who is not ready for summer to be over, yet! Hopefully we will continue to have some really nice weather here in Indiana!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh Fabby I love the dishes, they look so beautiful all to gether with the orange charger, so striking...Love the blue and orange...Phyllis

Diann said...

Wow, those dishes are just stunning! And what a great thrifty find in the chargers! this table looks just beautiful Fabby! thank you for sharing at TTF.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These dishes are so intricate and beautiful! I had no idea that you designed these! How talented you are my friend! WOW! And what a happy luncheon! Enjoy this special time! Sweet hugs, Diane

Scribbler said...

Lovely table as always -- you are so talented in your pottery designs. Your nephew is movie-star handsome! I predict a trail of female admirers!

Mona said...

Your dishes are amazingly beautiful!!! I am in love with them..and to think that you designed I am off to see the post you gave a link to so i can see more of these gorgeous dishes...
and your nephew is so handsome...
Love, Mona

Maria said...

I love those dishes, they are so beautiful!!! Love the fun colors and patterns, just beautiful!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a handsome young man and definitely one to be proud of! The dinnerware is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at TTF.

Lulu said...

With those wonderful colorful dishes, you could do table after table and make each one different. What fun that would be!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Fabby, such a gorgeous table and to think you designed these yourself. Such a talented woman you are to have these outstanding dishes in such beautiful colors. How proud your husband must be to have his nephew visiting and you have set this wonderful table for him.

Anonymous said...

That looks wonderful. I love the decor, a bit folklore.
The chairs sure look Dutch ; )
You must be so proud of your nephew !!
Have a wonderful day !!

Pat@BPM said...

What an incredible table. Those dishes are absolutely amazing, Fabby!

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love the dishes wonderful!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Fabby. Those dishes are a work of art. The colors are just beautiful and what a lovely table you have set. How nice that you get to enjoy your nephew's company. And by the way, two very handsome men..

Have a great weekend..

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So precious, Fabby! Hugs Pernilla

Ivy and Elephants said...

A gorgeous set and a beautiful table setting to welcome your handsome nephew. Love that it is created by your family.

Jemma said...

This is not only beautiful dinnerware, but your story is equally so!
Such a treat for the heart and mind-
Warm Hugs,

Jeanne Baney said...

I love those dishes. I can't even explain how much. Those orange chargers set them off beautifully. What a gorgeous table!

Mary Callan said...

Really beautiful dinnerware - David is pretty cute too!
Mary x

Jann Olson said...

Fabby, you did a wonderful job designing this dinnerware. It truly is beautiful! Very versatile and it works perfect for Fall. I love how the orange chargers accent the orange in them. So nice that your nephew was able to come visit. Very handsome and accomplished! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Anonymous said...

I love your tables, but I'm protesting fall!!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi dear Fab,
Am back once again and hope to hang with you again. I am just too busy with our hot summer.

Hope to see you once again.

Hugs from D´Box,
/CC girl

Micupoftea said...

I'm sure David had a lovely time and appreciated your efforts to make him welcome! Gorgeous colors and lovely dishes :)

Maria C said...

Oh, Fabby, what a great table! The tablecloth is perfect with the dishes! A lovely table for a lovely young man!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a handsome young man! Your tablescape is amazing as always! I am delighted that you shared your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,

Diane Writes said...

Hi Fabby! So vibrant, colorful and alive! The table looks very inviting. But I was more impressed when you said that you were the one who designed the entire ceramic line. It definitely means everything is personally handcrafted and designed by you. You cannot find another equally the same set. It's Fabby's signature table. By the way, is it the same plates in your header?

Thank you for linking up. See you again on Sunday :) Have a great week ahead.

Melissa said...

Ooooo I love the fun colors!!!!! And the birds are so cute on the dishes!

Melissa @ Shabby Love

Melissa said...

Ooooo I love the fun colors!!!!! And the birds are so cute on the dishes!

Melissa @ Shabby Love

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

He sounds like quite a talented and gifted young man - love the very festive tablescape you set in his honor! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Jeanne Baney said...

I saw this post again over at Diane Writes, her Beautiful Sunday party. It was a pleasure to come back and visit and see the dishes but I was also noticing this time how handsome your family men are!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, Fabby, so colorful.

Laurel Stephens said...

I think your china is stunning, and you are so talented! Thank you for the tip about the doily on the charger. What a great idea and a wonderful reason for me to begin collecting vintage doilies!