Sunday, August 11, 2013

FABBY: New Cookbook Folding-Wood Stand

Hello sweet friends!

       Last Friday afternoon I went to pick up a "Folding Wood, Cook book Holder:" You see, I always had one I loved in clear Lucite for around 18 years and suddenly it gave up and broke in half, couldn't use it in any way anymore and I was really heart broken. Book stands are so practical when you're following a recipe and you want your book wide open. Anyway, to make the story short, Alejandro said; 'have one made' at the same place where we had our wooden kitchen cabinets custom made, this way they can match the same color of the wood.

I didn't wait to long to go to the shop after hubby's suggestion, although I didn't have a stand for almost a year since the old one broke, though!

I took a copy of the model I wanted made in wood from Internet and explained to the manager of the shop what I wanted. He agreed to make me one to match the wooden cabinets. Anyhow, here it is, so you can see for yourself...I'm elated with it, I even made home made bread for the weekend, just to use my French Bread cookbook wide opened in the stand, lol!

Here is my new 'Folding Wood, book holder stand! Didn't they do a marvelous job?!

Here is the original picture of the copy I took to the shop's manager. I even like mine better!

Here it is doing it's work beautifully by holding my French Bread Baking book.

Didn't my bread come out cute! In the small pic of the book, you can see a little of the bread's recipe I made.

My dearest Mil gave us the two teacups with the green lid when we were just married in 1975 and she said it was for us, 'love birds!'

When you take off the lids, this is what you see...a sieve for the tea bag, also in ceramic.

After the tea is made, you take the sieves off the teacups and rest them in the lids to drip, as in the photo.

We love our tea with honey and at left is an adorable 'honeycomb container' with a bee in the lid, which I designed back at our past Ceramic Co.

We also love bread with cheese and 'blackberry' home made jam; which I also made last week with Splenda. The Green and White pieces were also made at our past company.

We are going to watch a movie in the den this afternoon, so we're taking our tea, bread, cheese and jam, there...all ready in the plates that you see here.

I am soo excited with my new, Wood book holder, as it's so much prettier than the Lucite I had before! I have to hand it to my hubby for the idea!

Here you have it, my Wood-cook book stand and our small buffet setting for tea time.

Thank you lovely friends for your wonderful comments, as you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for the cool and great parties they host each week.


I will be joining:

Stephanie for The Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://bystephanielynn
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage
Mix It Up Monday at,  http://flourmewithlove
Mop It Up Monday at,  http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://createwithjoy
Motivate Me Monday at,  http://keepingitsimple
Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://rosechintzcottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorite
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://artfullaffirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups
Kathryn for Make It Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://coastalcharm
Nita for Mod Mix Monday at,  http://modvintagelife
Bernideen for Tea at The Garden on Tuesday at,  http://bernideensteatimeblog
The Scoop Linky Party at,  http://thefarmhouseporch
Paula and Patty for What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftime
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it at,  http://kathewithane
Make, Bake, Create at,  http://hopeineveryseason
Home (work) Wednesday Linky Party at,  http://theeverydayhome
Kim for Wow Us Wednesday at,  http://savvysouthernstyle
Debi and Charly for Adorned from Above Blog Hop at,  http://adornedfromabove
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,  http://dwellingstheheartofyourhome

 I will be joining Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.



  1. After seeing that bread I am hungry! Great little stand, and sturdy for many years of use to come!

  2. Dearest Fabby,
    Wow, you can thank Alejandro for that idea and the manager of the kitchen shop made it very practical + elegant with the arched top and the two swiveled holders.
    You are over the moon with it; one can tell and rightly so. I do also have a lucite one... still in one piece...
    What a clever set of teacups with sieve and using the lid as drip tray! Also your honey jar with cute insect is a gem. You could easily write a book with all your lovely pieces being styled and photographed the way you present it.
    Hugs to you,

  3. I do love the top curve on yours Fabby! Super match for your beautiful Kitchen! I'm sure this one will last far longer than your old acrylic one! Love it!

  4. Beautiful post!!! WHAT movie????

  5. We have a saying in my country that says "worse the amendment than the sonnet" but if there's a contradiction to the saying it is your stand - the result is so much more precious than the suggestion you took. But then you have a wise husband and wonderful knowledge of the best craftmanship ;).
    Well done!

  6. Hi Fabby! Oh, I love your recipe book holder and they did do a beautiful job on it. I've never had one but can see how nice it would be to have one. Your bread looks delicious and I've never seen tea cups like this. I love them. Thank you so much for popping in to see me with your sweet comments.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. The bread looks delicious! Your cookbook stand is so handy and I love the teacups! Blessings, Tammy

  8. Your new book holder is gorgeous and I really love those teacups too, how wonderful and unusual are they. Such a beautiful setting, and wow, that bread looks amazing. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. That's a beautifully crafted bookstand, and the bread you made looks delicious. Blessings!

  10. Oh, Fabby, I think this is one of your sweetest posts!! The bookstand is absolutely gorgeous, and I was going to call it a masterpiece, but I think your bread is the masterpiece! :) And the sweet tea mugs from your MIL, that you still have after so many years, are precious! What a fun and sweet post!

    Thank you for visiting me on our front porch...the rain was lovely that day! ~Zuni

  11. Your cookbook holder is really nice, and you're right it is much nicer than the inspiration photo.
    Your bread is also very nice and so delicious looking.
    You've created a really nice vignette with the pretty tea cups and jam holder.
    Have a good week!!!

  12. Your photos are wonderful and your! Deb

  13. Your book holder is beautiful, Fabby. The wood is fabulous. It is pretty and functional and love your ceramic pieces too, The bread looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by, my friend!...Christine

  14. The book stand is so nice for your cookbooks. The darling cups with the tea strainer are marvelous to make tea and how kind of your MIL to share with the 'LOVE BIRDS"! Your making jam for your bread sounds delicious for I also love blackberries! Thanks for sharing!


  15. The book stand is so nice for your cookbooks. The darling cups with the tea strainer are marvelous to make tea and how kind of your MIL to share with the 'LOVE BIRDS"! Your making jam for your bread sounds delicious for I also love blackberries! Thanks for sharing!


  16. Fabby, What fun all this is! Love the cookbook stand, and your tea ~ bread vignette is perfect. I would so enjoy being a guest at your beautiful home. Darling tea cups and the colors are gorgeous! Happy Monday! xxL

  17. Hi Fabby,
    the cookbook stand is a great addition and your rbead turned out fabulous. I love the smell of fresh bread.
    Best greetins, Johanna

  18. Your loaf of homemade bread looks wonderful, Fabby! I like bread with cheese too and homemade jam, all the better. Those are dandy cups and of course so is your new book stand! Thanks for joining me for tea.


  19. The cookbook stand is very handy. Your bread looks fabulous - and the sweet mugs of tea as well! So glad you linked to Tea In The Garden!!

  20. Hi Fabby! What a lovely post. Love those tea cups with the sieves. Always perfect! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  21. What a delicious looking bread, Fabby! Yum :) I love making my own bread too. Oh, yes... the book stand is lovely! Have a Happy Tuesday, my friend :) Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  22. Nothing better than hot home made bread....and yours looks yummy! What a great recipe book holder...I need one of those! Have a great week Fabby...hugs, Penny

  23. What a fabulous idea, having one made! It is beautiful, and I bet much sturdier than your old lucite one! I love all the photos of different vignettes you used to show it off, I wish I had a slice of your bread :)

  24. Lovely vignette Fabby. I just love that bee very cute! Your bread looks delightful and would go well with a nice cup of tea. Thank you dear Fabby for being so sweet and supportive. xoxo Linda

  25. Fabby, Your cookbook stand is beautiful. What a great idea to have one made to match your cabinets. As always, I love all of the ceramic pieces produced by your company, and those tea mugs are so cleverly made. Each part is so useful. laurie

  26. Hi Fabby, I do love your custom made cookbook holder. What smart thinking of hubby! The bread looks so good and I bet was delicious! Have a wonderful week.

  27. The books stand is beautiful, Fabby and I absolutely love those tea cups. Never saw any like them before.

  28. Hi Fabby! Thanks for popping in to see my mantel. Fall will be here before we know it so I don't want to rush it! ;) It probably is my favorite season too.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. What a lovely cookbook stand! And I LOVE the teacups! I've never seen any like those before! Everything looks wonderful!

  30. What a lovely cookbook stand! And I LOVE the teacups! I've never seen any like those before! Everything looks wonderful!

  31. Your book stand is a work of art. It almost looks like it could hold music, too, or anything else you need propped open. Your tea and bread look delicious.

  32. What a lovely spread you have prepared for yourselves. I love the teacups. So handy! Your book stand is a treasure.

  33. Your cookbook stand is perfect. Alejandro is a genius! I love it, Fabby! You have some wonderful snacks for movie time. Impressive! What did y'all watch? Oh, and your little honeypot is so cute. I love the bee on top!

    Thanks for supporting My Happy List, Fabby. It means so much to me!!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Ricki Jill

  34. Like that folding wood stand. Looks very elegant.

  35. Fabby this is beautiful! What a marvelous idea to have one made - it is a treasure! I am so delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  36. I love your cookbook holder.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Back to the Basics for Tuesdays with a Twist!
    Come on over and share your new posts.


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