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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

FABBY: A Table for an Autumn Dinner


Hello sweet friends!

        To continue with my "Autumn" decorations around the house, now I decorated my wooden bread dough bowl, for the centerpiece for a light dinner of Cream of Pumpkin and Cheese  Soup and Garlic Bread. For dessert, some Tea with Pumpkin Pound Cake. I did mention our dinners are light around here and lunch much more hardier.

This table is set for six and we can all sit whatever we like and serve ourselves soup from the white tureen mother gifted me many years ago...with garlic bread and for dessert pumpkin cake with tea or coffee.

Here it is, I hope you like it.


A very casual Fall dinner table scape and my dining table centerpiece wood bowl.

The orange cloth I kept from all the decorations from my daughter Sofia's wedding many years ago. There's also an eggplant color one I love.

I arranged my wooden dough bowl with more white gourds I painted, some orange pumpkins, pine cones, Indian corn and walnuts in their shells. Underneath it I used some dry hay, or thatch, to make it look more rustic.

At your right is the tureen for the Pumpkin Cheese Soup. The crocheted table runner was made by my mother.

The pumpkin cream and cheese soup, which in real life is a bit more orange looking.
The recipe is at the end of this post.

At your left side there's a tray for tea and the teacups.



The tray in back ready for tea. These dishes are Chinese vintage, they're bone-china, the ones you can see through them, lol!

The Pumpkin Pound Cake from great cooking blog: Mary at 'One Perfect Bite.' 

http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/2013/10/pumpkin-pound-cake.html?showComment=1381231150778#.UlYeumyHfIV


I painted the White gourds, as there are no White pumpkins or anything like this around here....only in orange with greens and yellows. I love red or colored indian corn.



This side is set for serving soup.

 I did a little tweaking adding some more blue and white transfer ware on top of the artwork, which is blue, as well. I love my new acquisitions; the country couple in the carriage pulled by a horse and it's vintage Dutch Delft's Blauw; along with the pretty vintage English one with the vessel...these two are my fav ones for now.

The left side display has English, Dutch, Japanese and some plates made here, back at our Ceramic Co., Monte Turi.


Down in the wall, the pretty center pink plate is French, flanked by two Bavarian ones from my Mil, and they do remind me of her, so I added them to my Wall display, too.

I love bread bowls all decorated for Autumn, or even with just fruits and veggies in the kitchen, all year round. I also added some faux ivy greenery.

The pretty crocheted runner was made by my mother around 25 years ago. She made a set with a big tablecloth, the tray doily and even a bread basket doily as well. 

The Pumpkin Pound Cake and Cream of Pumpkin and Cheese Soup.
 
Thank you so much sweet friends for your wonderful comments, you always make my day!

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

LOVE,
FABBY




Cream of Pumpkin and Cheese Soup


2 cups of mashed cooked Pumpkin, or canned
4cups water
2 medium potatoes
1/2 onion, cubed
garlic, salt, pepper to taste
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon of Olive oil
1/2 Cup grated fresh cheese, or your choice
1 teaspoon of fresh parsley

Preparation:

In a medium pot place Olive oil, onion, garlic and pepper to taste. Once the onion is transparent add the water and boil to add potatoes peeled and cubed.
Once potatoes are cooked incorporate pumpkin puree, let it cook for 10 minutes. Now add milk, let it get cool and blend.

Pour it in the pot again, heat it hot and add the cheese cubes and parsley to serve.

This recipe yields 6.

The PUMPKIN POUND CAKE recipe is from my friend's great cooking blog:  "ONE PERFECT BITE." 

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Riverton Housewives Round up at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton.blogspot.com
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Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
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56 comments:

Rosetta said...

Cara Fabby,mi piace molto questa tua tavola autunnale!Buon autunno!Rosetta

Pamela Gordon said...

The china on your fall table is so pretty and a perfect complement to the beautiful bowl of autumn gourds and corn in your centrepiece. It looks gorgeous. Have a wonderful day. Pam

Vel Criste said...

It's really chilly here now and that soup seems so yummy and perfect! Love what you did with the dough bowl Fabby and your tea set and carraige transferware plate are all divine!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

You have created another beautiful fall table Fabby! I love your mothers table runner...so special...and that soup looks yummy! Soup is my favorite food in the fall....hugs, Penny

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabby, such a gorgeous tablescape. I love the beautiful orange and the soup sounds delicious. Always so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Fabby
Estuve un poco ausente porque no me sentía bien, te vine a visitar y me he sorprendido con tus bellas imágenes de tu familia. Preciosa. Me gustaron mucho, tan elegantes...

Tu mesa de hoy es una verdadera maravilla, las tazas de té y el centro; me encanta tu lámpara y toda tu casa. No tengo palabras para expresar mi admiración. Es como vivir en un sueño cuando todo era tan etéreo, tan romántico, existían otros valores que añoro...

Un beso amiga
Te felicito por tanta belleza interna que se transmite...

Abrazos

Kathy Moreland said...

Fabby,
Your table looks beautiful! I love the color of the tablecloth, and the dough bowl filled with Fall items is gorgeous! What a wonderful job you did on this! Your food looks YUMMY too! Have a great week!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table, beautiful meal. Thanks for this lovely and yummy post. xo

Norma2 said...

Hola Fabby! una mesa para recibir al otoño, con los colores de él y una sopa para los fríos que se avecinan.
Beso
hoy desde mi blog de nutrición
http://siempreseraprimavera.blogspot.com

Betty said...

You are amazing. I love your beautiful home and the fall tablescape is beautiful. The tea set looks wonderful in the tray. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Fabby, it's so elegant and pretty the way that you set a table and I love the fall decorations in the middle of the table! Enjoy the rest of the week. I saw this at share you cup.
Julie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The wooden bowl is perfect for all of your Fall goodies. And I love to see how you put together a tray. You always make everything look so elegant my friend! Sweet hugs!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love this fall table Fabby. The center piece is spectacular and your tea cups and flatware are gorgeous. Everything coordinates beautifully. I have to give that pumpkin bread recipe a try.

I tried to leave a comment of your granddaughter's communion post but it was giving problems. But I just wanted to say that everything looked magnificent. Your daughter and granddaughter are gorgeous. Todo estaba super fino.

Enjoy your week Fabby.

Hugs amiga,

Janet

Jacqueline said...

Fabby the oranges are so pretty, what a gorgeous china. You must have the most unique collections of all of the tablescapers out there! Your centerpiece is a real showstopper too! Enjoy fall!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a fabulous looking table! I would have loved to join you. Hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

xinex said...

The crocheted table runner is exquisite, Fabby. Your mom is very talented. I love your table, such warm colors and the centerpiece is beautiful. Love your tea set too. Everything looks so good including the food...Christine

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous table! Love the centerpiece!

tablescapesbybev said...

Love it! Your tea set is beautiful.

Susan said...

Everything looks fabulous, as always, Fabby. I would love to dine at your table!Festive! Susan

Laurie Ritchey said...

Fabby, I love the way the gorgeous crocheted runner shows up on that orange tablecloth. Such beautiful soup bowls. Your dough bowl arrangement is beautiful too. Such an elegant setting. laurie

Lulu said...

I love how you have used the colors and textures of fall to create a perfect and lovely table.

Dining Delight said...

I'm visiting as your "linky neighbour" from Be Inspired and love your centerpiece! You've done a wonderful job filling your wooden bowl with all things fall. That soup sounds delish and a pumpkin flavoured item for dessert too - I'd be in heaven! Love the pumpkin stuff!

DD

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You always set such a magnificent table Fabby...I so love the centerpiece of Fall ... and the china is exquisite!!!

Melody Brown said...

OOOOOOOOOO! You can almost smell the pumpkin. everything looks beautiful

Ivy and Elephants said...

So beautiful, Fabby. But that soup has me drooling! It looks soooo delicious. Thanks for sharing, I just love soup!
Hugs,
Patti

Maria said...

How beautiful! I love the centerpiece filled with all those autumn beauties! Lovely!

Candy S said...

The crocheted table runner that your mother made is precious. You did a wonderful job of arranging your fall centerpiece in that marvelous dough bowl. Fabby, as usual your home looks lovely. I love your china hutches (I have a bad case of china cabinet envy), and your chandelier is so beautiful. Thank you for having us over to enjoy looking at this beautiful tablescape. Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy your tea and pumpkin pound cake.....Candy

Jeannie Marie said...

Your soup recipe is wonderful. Perfect for that beautiful fall table. You never fail to amaze!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Fabby, I just LOVE the table setting, so elegant! The centerpiece is perfect for Thanksgiving! I love the lace table runner and thanks for sharing this recipe for pumpkin soup! I would love to give this a try for the holidays. Take care and have a great weekend.
Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

So many lovely details at your table - and don't let me walk around the room ahahah - that one could spend the all Autumn and enjoy.
I love the crochet made by your Mum's blessed hands. And it gives a wonderful touch to the tablescape you created.
I love this season but you give it a happy and cheerful touch. Orange doesn't look the same in your home and other homes.
I like the quietedess that Fall invites us to but since I still don't have it - they're saying next week - I love to see your creation as a happy transition.
Inspiring!
Teresa (in love with your blue china)

Jane said...

Thanks for linking up to Frugalicious Friday! Hope you'll link back to me soon ;) Gorgeous table setting, thanks for sharing! Jane FF

Chubby Chieque said...

GReat harvest in a great home. That matters.

I love (as always) your treasures. Your everyday dishes, formal and the vintages.

TY for the soup. Pumpkin is in a list for weekend soup.

Happy weekend, beautiful friend.

Beso,
/CC girl

Dolly Sarrio said...

Beautiful all of it and I love the special touches of things made by your Mom.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful table! Your Fall colors are so stunning. Thanks for sharing all this beauty with us at TTF!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such a pretty and inviting Fall table! Your centerpiece is beautiful with all the gourds...Thank you for the recipe. I love soups and this one sounds really yummy!
♥ Jil

podso said...

I love your centerpiece, and the whole table! Beautiful. I'm so glad you posted the recipe for the soup, it sounds delicious!

Bonnie said...

Your table and great looking food is so pretty for fall. I love your dough board with autumn decor. Your tea set is beautiful.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Fabby, I loved this. Your centerpiece is a work of art. Everything looks so warm and welcoming. Have a great weekend.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

This is absolutely beautiful and I am going to have a look at that pound cake recipe. Sounds delicious and yours certainly looks delicious! : )

Pattie T. said...

Gorgeous table! I love the colors, and the centerpiece is stunning.

Cristina Garay said...

Como siempre, muy lindo! Ese set de te es nuevo para mi, con esos colores es perfecto para otoño ;) Lo que tambien me encanta es the soup tureen, estoy tratando de conseguir una en todos los mercados de pulga a los q voy, pero no he tenido suerte todavia. Hoy estaba pensando en ti, mientras editaba unas fotos de un tablescape que mañana tengo en el blog. Nada como los tuyos, pero ahi voy aprendiendo poco a poco ;)

Oliva Ohlson said...

Lovely fall tablescape! I love your crochet table runner so much, that I might be copying the pattern, and you'll be seeing it soon my table!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Fabby! Thank you so much for linking up.

Your tablescape never fail to amaze me. You can beat those table arrangements in 5-star hotels. The burst of colors and your dainty dinnerware are the best.

Have a great week ahead!

PS I love your new photo on the sidebar. :)

Ginger Knox said...

Your fall dinner table is so pretty, love the tablecloth and you bread bowl. Your soup recipe sounds so good. Wish I were for some of that warm soup. Love to you, ginger

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful and bountiful table.

- The tablescaper

Lady of the Manor said...

Your table is gorgeous, as usual, Fabby!! I'm especially loving the crocheted table runner and dollies! I do a little crocheting but could never make anything so beautiful as your mother has! What a treasure you have!! I am also going to give your soup recipe a try soon!

Jann Olson said...

Fabby, what a gorgeous table. I love the arrangement you created in the dough bowl! I have a black one and it is one of my favorite décor pieces. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Http://whatmeeganmakes.com said...

I love your fall tablescape. Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two!!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

A beautiful table Fabby! Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Gorgeous tablescape Fabby - lovely china and colors - reflecting the bounty of autumn! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Michelle Nahom said...

What a great looking table setting and that soup recipe sounds good too! Visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

A table set for a King!!!! : ) LOVE it!!! hugs...

Danielle said...

Fabby, your table looks gorgeous. So does that pumpkin pound cake! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

Kathleen said...

Love the centerpiece, great idea to paint the gourds white. The china is beautiful!

The enchanted home said...

Fabby your tablescape looks amazing! I love how festive and elegant it is...great job!

Pat Cantwell said...

Fabby,
I adore your wooden dough bowl filled with Autumnal Fanfare for your centerpiece. Your mother's lace table runner sets the centerpiece as the "star " of your tablescape, dear friend!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat