Wednesday, August 7, 2013

FABBY: Our Everyday China

Hello sweet friends!

     Our everyday china is a mix of orange and white dinner plates I had for over two years, which I bought for 'fall' and to match my vintage Chinese dishes, which has small dinner plates and lots of orange flowers. 

 Than to my surprise I found salad dishes just recently, in four colors and with flowers. The other day I was in my favorite home store and saw 'soup plates,' as they weren't soup bowls, which I didn't want. The soup plates also came in the four colors as the salad plates, with very thinned stripes in the brim of the plates... and paired with the orange dinner plates, I created my everyday dishes which we're enjoying lately; as for the past five years we've been using a lovely Spanish country style dishes and I was bored with them know how it is, lol!

Hope you like them too!

I thought my pretty blue and white cotton tablecloth would look perfect as a back drop for my everyday mixed and matched dishes. This high pic shows all the colors at it's best!

I liked for this setting my soft blue and white cotton long and round tablecloth.

More than two years ago I bought the orange and white plates, which also came in four colors, just like the soup plates and the salad plates; except I wanted them to match my vintage orange Chinese dishes, so I have eight of them and everything else too. The antique china has small dinner plates, almost like salad ones, that's why I invested in the orange dinner plates, which were not expensive and niether were the new plates.

Pewter chargers, orange dinner plate, yellow soup plate and yellow salad plate.

Here the orange with the pale green soup plate and pale green salad plate.

Orange with the blues, the yellows and the oranges. In the back of the centerpiece is the pale green set.

The blues and blue butterfly napkin ring, which I have in different colors to match each color of the plates.

The flowers are in a kitchen container for spoons and other utensils. This container in blue with doves was made back at our Ceramic Co.

The 'kitchen utensil container' is hand decorated by us in our former factory. This was one of the patterns I designed for a complete set of dishes too.

The thin stripes in the soup plate.

We've been using these dishes for everyday just for the past two weeks and we love them! I enjoy change, as I get bored otherwise...specially with things I see or use on a daily basis.

Thank you wonderful ladies for visiting me, as you always make my day!

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


I will be joining this week:

Kathleen for Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekathleen
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at,  http://betwennapsontheporch
Be Inspired at,  http://commonground
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome
Diann for Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage
Blog Lovin' Hop at,  http://simplyvintageous
The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://craftberrybush
'Final' Festive Friday Fiesta Linky party at,  http://thehomegirl
Jennifer for Fabulously Creative Friday at,  http://jenniferrizzo
Holly for Tickled Pink at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre
Kathyn for Anything Blue Friday at,  http://thededicatedhouse
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse
Aimee for Share Your Creativity at,  http://itsoverflowing
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper
Diane for Beautiful Sunday at,  http://dianewantstowrite
A Bouquett of Talent Linky Party at,  http://lifeonlakeshoredrive
AMAZE ME MONDAY at,  http://dwellingstheheartofyourhome

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



  1. Beautiful and very colorful, Fabby. How nice that you found matching pieces on different occasions. They all look so pretty together and I love your tablecloth...Christine

  2. Fabby, your new plates and soup plates are perfect with the orange plates. We like the idea of a soup plate too. Love the stripes on the rims! Your table is full of delights, and as I've said many time before, absolutely love the view out your windows. '-)

  3. Let's just call this table FESTIVE FABBY! Lovely!

  4. Fabby,
    Your everyday dishes are so elegant! I just love that tablecloth and the orange together. So vibrant and cheerful! Your view is gorgeous..what a wonderful table to enjoy!
    Miss Bloomers

  5. Hi Fabby,

    You are so talented, your tables never disappoint! Your blue and white tablecloth is so pretty; I love the way it drapes so nicely on your table. My favorite things are your very pretty soup plates and the darling butterfly napkin rings. I can never resist pretty napkin rings. :)

    Visiting from "Let's Dish" -- have a wonderful week Fabby!


  6. Fabby, you do have the most gorgeous table linens around! This cloth and napkins are stunning! I love that you were able to match everything so beautifully. the mix and match set really came together beautifully. The vase is gorgeous too. I love soup plates because you can use them for more than soup!! xo marlis

  7. What a pretty tablescape! All the pieces go together so well.


  8. Hi Fabby, I like the mix and matching of the like colours for your everyday dishes. They look pretty enough for summer and fall which makes them so versatile. I hope you are enjoying your 'winter' there. Blessings, Pamela

  9. Even your everyday China is fabulous fabby! we should all try to do that so that every meal will always be special, just like you always do it!

  10. I love this tablescape! At home, they would be our special china :) The vibrant colors paired up with that beautiful tablecloth...Amazing!

  11. Love the china, Fabby. Everything looks very elegante, including the chairs! And I even love the night view from the window. Fabuloso! Susan

  12. You always have such beautiful table settings, Fabby. I think your view over the city is just spectacular, too. You make every meal so special- xo Diana

  13. This so beautiful. I love your orange and blue color scheme. Gorgeous, as usual!

  14. I love the orange, one of my favorite colors and it is so pretty with your gray linens. Beautiful tablescape as usual. Hugs, marty

  15. Fabby, I love your everyday dishes, and that tablecloth -- simply stunning! I love orange with blue, and this table really shows why. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Fabby, I love the orange colors with the blue tablecloth and the napkins. The napkin rings are so cute too. xoxo,Susie


  17. Beautiful table by you Fabby.Love the pretty flower holder in the middle.The colorful collections are wonderful.Orange and the blue team up and hugs...sujatha...:):):)

  18. That is a delightful table setting. You have made some great finds!

  19. It all makes a pretty and colorful combination. That is one gorgeous cloth! And I like the way it all even coordinates in your room!

  20. Oh Fabby, I love all the color together, those orange plates are just wonderful with those soup plates and the strip on all looks so inviting, especially by the window with that amazing view...thanks for sharing...

  21. "An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.
    Sarah Ban Breathnach "

    Your everyday life is as striking, vibrant, generous, loving as are your exceptional moments: birthdays, tea parties, entertaining the little ones...

    This is not what you create. It never is. It is who you are.

    Thank you for sharing,

  22. I do love your new dishes!! So colorful and festive!

  23. I wish I could give you an EXTRA BIG hug right now! As much as I love your pretty dishes and beautiful table...I always love the view from your window. When you show the view...I stay here on your blog for awhile! Sweet hugs!

  24. Hello dear Fabby,
    I love your new every day dishes and I love the different colours and how they all meld together so nicely. I love to mix and match, too.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs, Cindy

  25. What a wonderful table. I love all the colors and patterns! Thanks for sharing with us at TTF each week!


  26. Beautiful, Fabby! I am a big fan of orange and blue paired together. Gorgeous alstroemeria.
    Have a wonderful week...

  27. Dearest Fabby,
    Guess that at your table one never gets bored! You keep reinventing yourself in fabulous ways. Those soup plates were a great find!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  28. Just the perfect touch of orange to still keep the color story soft and inviting with the luscious blues. Well done! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  29. Fabby,

    The mix of colors is great and I especially love the stripes on the soup plates! Thanks for sharing this at the Inspiration Gallery!


  30. What a bright and cheerful table! I just recently bought some orange plates - I had never had any previously. Yours are so much more awesome, though. I love the striped pieces so much! Also, you were so smart in the way that you mixed all of the colors together, including the tablecloth. Wow (seems like I write that often, about your tables - lol!)!

  31. So colorful Fabby, and I agree, it's boring to use the same plates over and over, it's so much more fun to change it up! I almost missed those gorgeous pewter chargers, now those I could use everyday and never grow tired of them!

  32. Hi dear FAbby! Oh, your table looks beautiful! I love you're pretty dishes and the mix of colors looks so pretty. The little container for your flowers is just darling!
    You do have the prettiest dishes of anyone in Blogland.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  33. Good morning Fabby! You have such lovely table settings and the window overlooking your view..what a GORGEOUS view to have during any meal of the day! WOW! Very happy post and THANK YOU ever so much for your visit last night! Anita

  34. Gorgeous. Simple and elegant!

  35. Fabby, What a wonderfully colorful table. I love the stripes mixed with your orange. I am beginning to recognize things from your ceramics factory. You are so talented and I know you had so much fun designing and then seeing the finished product.
    Have any of your designs made it to Ebay. What mark would we look for on the back. As I was typing this, I thought, once someone had these lovely ceramics they probably wouldn't part with them.
    I am always playing catch up so I am on to the last post. Love to you and Alejandro.

  36. Hi Fabby, Thank you for sharing your pretty table at the Open House party! I love your new dishes and the view from the table is amazing.

  37. Gee, Fabby! Even everyday is special at your house! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your table.

  38. Hi Fabby! A colorful and lively setting this time :) I love how each color combination is complementing with each other. Very inviting and festive

    But I'm actually more interested with the transparent spoon and fork/ Is that made of glass? :)

  39. I like the orange/blue combination, Fabby! (I do it myself around here - just don't have all the layers of wonderfulness that YOU do....)

    Have a wonderful week ♥

  40. Fabby, I love seeing the cheerfulness of orange in everyday living. It's a beautiful color for every season.

  41. Love your mix of the soft blue tablecloth and napkins with your orange dishes. The utensil holder is beautiful with the arrangement of flowers. I would love sitting at the table and gazing out your windows. Such a beautiful view.

  42. One word...GORGEOUS! The tablescape is yummy! :-) Great job!

  43. Oh, it is so beautiful, Fabby! I love that color mix, and the centerpiece vessel is just lovely. This is certainly a "happy" setting!

  44. So pretty, Fabby. Those linens are just gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  45. You put the FAB in Fabulous Fabby!!! Love this post and LOVE this beautiful setting! TFS...hugs...

  46. I love your dishes Fabby, so bright and cheerful! Your linens as well as napkin rings, love those butterflies, make it perfect! So happy you found more pieces to go with your everyday china.
    Always a pleasure having you share at Amaze Me Monday, hope you'll hop back over...


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