Sunday, November 17, 2013

FABBY: Tablescape Ready for Thanksgiving 2013

Hello sweet friends!

     I finally have my Thanksgiving 2013 table in the formal dining table ready, as the breakfast table it's not ready yet and will be set for five or six settings.

I inspired myself this year for giving thanks to our Lord for everything, family, friends, and our home in the Andean mountains where I feel so safe..... using my dearest Mother in Law's antique china as it's ivory trimmed with gold and lovely pink roses with splashes of blue and proudly made in the United-States more than 70 years ago.....along with her lovely hand crocheted tablecloth and antique French Art Nuovo centerpiece bowl, arranged with some gourds.

Here you have it... I hope you like it.

I remembered when my dear Mil would set her lovely tables with this hand made crochet tablecloth I always covet it and I was so lucky I inherited it from her!

I selected two chargers to anchor the stack. The first one is brown to stand out the reticulated ivory charger, as the tablecloth is ivory too and the china is of the same hues.

I used pine cones as name holders with a small card with a turkey printed on.

I love this oil hurricanes that were a gift from my sweet niece, as she had them as centerpieces for her wedding and she had bought many for her tables, therefore, she gifted mother, (her grandma) and me with one each and now I have them both, lol!
I will also be decorating them for C'mas as well.

My house it's also 'beginning to look like Christmas!' Some 'bling in the chandy.'

I love the aqua-blue in the antique French bowl against the orange and green of the gourds.

The china set has two of these big turkey platters and many other serving pieces too; as originally it was for 24 place settings and I say this cause some pieces are broken or non existing, but all in all I have at least 16 complete place settings, which is huge!

My in laws had a huge home at one time and entertained lots of people at once...course, she had other lovely dishes too.

I may be changing the bows into red, gold and green ribbons for C'mas.

I used my Polish pink and purple water glasses, paired with the Mexican hand blown for wine.

 Alejandro's own place setting. The breakfast table in the background will soon be set too. I'm thinking of setting it with a Christmas touch, I'm not sure, even if it will be for Tksgiving!

I used to admire this hand crochet tablecloth so much and now I'm so lucky to own it..(sigh)

My house is "beginning to look like Christmas." The tree is done, which for me is the tough part of all! I will be sharing the C'mas Holiday decor around the house after celebrating Tksgiving, or along with it, lol!

I love these oil hurricane, I'm so glad mother gave me hers too, lol!

Tea or coffee station for after Tksgiving dinner.

While I was at my daughter's for the First Communion of a friend's g'boy, I bought this gorgeous white Portuguese pitcher.

My Mil left Alejandro this lovely antique piece that was bought in France in the past early century and was engraved with their initials and they coincidental are our initials as well, C.A. This piece came from Alejandro's father side of the family.

Thank you so much wonderful friends for your sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.


I will be joining:

Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Stephanie for The Sunday Showcase Party at,

Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Kristi for Mop it up Monday at,
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,
Judy for Creative Monday Blog Hop at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,
Sally for BLUE Monday at,
Kaysi for Motivate Me Monday at,

Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Danielle for Silver Pennies Sunday at,
Inspire Me Monday at,
Nita for Mod Mix Monday at,
Lisa for Mix it up Monday at,
Ivonne for The Scoop at,

Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,
Paula for What's It Wednesday at,
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
Sandy for Tea Time Tuesday at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
Judy for Wordless Wednesday at,
Danielle for Woedless Wednesday at,
What we Accomlished Wednesday at,
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,
Kathleen for Let's Dish at,
Centerpiece Wednesday at,
Kim for Wow Us Wednesday at
Debi and Charly for Wednesdays Adorned from Above at,

Treasure Hunt Tuesday at,
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,
Open House Party at,
Share Your Cup Thursday at,
Christina for Wildly Original Linky Party at,
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,
Richella for Grace at Home at,
Debra for Be Inspired at,
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday at,
Thrifty Things Friday at,
Lisa for Everyday Vintage Linky Party at,
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,


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

Savvy Southern Style


  1. So delicate and pretty - a beautiful tablescape and the lace tablecloth is stunning! I can see why you coveted it :)

  2. Oh Fabby, this is so beautiful. I love that gorgeous alce tablecloth, it truly is a special treasure and so pretty. Your china is the perfect choice and I adore the use of the oil lanterns as part of the centerpiece. Everything is just stunning. Hugs, marty

  3. Fabby I love how you have combined pastels with autumn colors--it looks FABulous! I agree with you on that tablecloth. What a treasure!

  4. Hi Fabby! Oh, honey! Your table is so beautiful! The centerpiece is most gorgeous. Love your dishes, glasses and accessories. How nice to have the lovely crocheted tablecloth. It looks beautiful on your table. Hope you're doing well. I know you've been so busy!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Fabby, how beautiful! From the gorgeous crocheted tablecloth to the aqua centerpiece bowl, you have done a wonderful job of putting this table together. I love your touches of pink and lavender in the glasses. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Always beautiful. Your tablescapes are so unique.

  7. Fabby, You are the queen of table settings. I love the two chargers. So sweet that you have your MIL table cloth, because you will cherish it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  8. FABBY, another awesome job! Everything looks great. Oh that tablecloth is so beautiful. Many years ago my twin and I crocheted a tablecloth. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday and have a wonderful week.

  9. Hi Fabby, I love the thanksgiving table setting! It's so beautiful everything and the tablecloth is just wonderful and I love the hurricane lamps! I do hope you enjoy your thanksgiving and wow you are so organized with your tree already done. I will be doing that the weekend after thanksgiving! Take care and enjoy. Julie

  10. Those oil lamps look so fun on your table. I can tell you are very organized and have everything planned out! Lovely!

  11. Fabby I love your non-traditional colours for your Thanksgiving table. It looks so pretty. The centrepiece of that gorgeous aqua bowl really sets it all off. It's fabulous!

  12. I love it! My college age daughter, whose a student of architecture at Texas A&M, as well as my priest and his wife, are coming over for Thanksgiving next week. I'll be trying out some of your ideas for my tablescaping. I can't wait. Blessings, amiga mia!

  13. Fabby- It is stunning-as always. I really love that tablecloth-she must have loved you much to have passed it along to you. I am sure she knew that you would treasure it.

    I love that you have such a broad array of pieces to choose from and that you have so much fun putting together a beautiful table. Blessings- xo Diana

  14. Fabby, your table is gorgeous!! I love how you incorporated your vintage pieces on your Thanksgiving table. Such a great time to remember those special people and give thanks they are or have been in your lives. Enjoy your time together!!!

  15. That what Thanksgiving would look like on the first years in most Homes - heirlooms well kept for special occasions, the simple touches one brings to celebrate Thankfulness and Blessings with their loved ones.
    I'd seen the the antique French aqua-blue bowl in your Christmas-past post and absolutely loved it.
    The lanterns were the final touch that will take your guests through a wonderful memory trip that will make them feel safe, blessed and thankful for having had the forefathers that cared, wanted and dreamt what you (we) now live and enjoy.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  16. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape for Thanksgiving is Gorgeous with your Beautiful china. I also love your dinning room sweetie. I am hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.

  17. Hello Fabby,

    I put your photo in for you.

    Your tablesetting is fabulous--just like your name. I'll bet your husband is proud to see you honor his mother.

    That blue dish in the center makes me drool.

    I've used pine cones for name cards too! (Great minds . . . )

    Happy Blue Monday!

  18. What a beautiful table with your MIL's china and crocheted tablecloth. The pink and purple goblets are a lovely addition. The pine cones are very cute as name tags. Have a great week!


  19. Oh Fabby, this table is too sweet for words! I do adore the lovely crochet table cloth, it makes everything airy and more beautiful! the sentimentality adds more to it! I love the pastels all around, a very unique table for thanksgiving dear! I hope you'll have an equally fabulous one!

  20. Your tables are always so colorful and bright, Fabby! And so many unexpected elements to delight the eye! Your cloth is beautiful, and I love the turkey place cards!

  21. This is a table filled with love and memories which makes it really special for Thanksgiving! The dishes are wonderful and so is that big centerpiece bowl! Love the mix of colors and how cozy this table feels- perfect for the big turkey day!

  22. Gorgeous, Fabby! The crocheted cloth is breathtaking and really sets the stage for your beautiful dishes. That monogramed aqua bowl is stunning! How wonderful to have such family treasures. I love the way you used the hurricanes, and they look so pretty with the pink and lavender stemware. laurie

  23. Oh Fabby, the crocheted tablecloth is absolutely stunning. I'm coveting it right now. I love your pretty dishes and I especially love the oil lamps on your table. Beautiful job!

  24. Dearest Fabby,
    What a lovely table setting and that finely hand crocheted tablecloth makes for an extraordinary presentation. How many hundreds, if not thousand hours of fine work are put into it.
    Those pine cones make wonderful place card holders. And as always, your coffee station is so much European, LOVE it and we would feel right at home with that.
    Hugs to you,

  25. Just beautiful! I love the centrepiece bowl! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing your beautiful table!

  26. Fabby, your tablecloth is amazing. It is so beautiful. You have lovely accessories that each have a sweet story. Your antique french bowl is exquisite. I think your table is so classy and has personality and shows your creative and sentimental flair that endears us all to you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  27. I am loving the Portuguese pitcher and the French lily catch my heart.

    Just wishing to join with you, bonita mia.

    TY for sharing and the thoughts with my family who are survivors of the World's strongest Typhoon, ever.

    Greetings from Stockholm & GB.
    /CC girl

  28. Bonsoir ma chère Fabby,

    Je suis toujours sublimée par tes billets et tes décors de table.
    Cette merveilleuse nappe crochetée a une valeur sentimentale inestimable... et quelle merveille !
    Elle est l'écrin d'une bien belle vaisselle. Tout est magnifiquement bien disposé avec une telle délicatesse et tout est si harmonieux.
    Une belle table de fête.
    J'aime les petites pommes de pin utilisées comme porte-nom.

    Je te fais de gros gros bisous.

  29. Divina esa mesa, con esas piñas y ese mantel de ganchillo tan especial.
    Un beso!!

  30. What a splendid table, Fabby. Your accessories are lovely in that they each have a story behind them. I adore your lace table cloth! What a treasure! Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and have a wonderful week.


  31. Fabby, Your mother in laws hand crocheted tablecloth adds so much beauty to this lovely thanksgiving table. The blue bowl will always be my favorite piece from your many beautiful pieces of china. The flatware, the wine glasses, and the beautiful "proudly made in America" dinnerware all contribute to the charm and beauty of this table. Bravo! And of course, I still love your dining room too!!!


  32. You're table looks gorgeous! Everyone who dines at your house is lucky.

    Come on over and link up:

  33. Hi Fabby: I am like you, love to have Christmas ready early. Your table looks amazing. I expected nothing less. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  34. The tablecloth is stunning, a real treasure to have inherited. The table is nice all set for thanksgiving and I like the ambience the hurricane lamps offer.

  35. Every single thing is just wonderful!

  36. Beautiful, Fabby. You are ahead of me. I'm working on our tables this weekend. Played around with serving ideas tonight. Lots to do before next week.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  37. Beautiful pictures :) thanks for sharing ....

  38. The tablecloth is gorgeous and the settings are beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
    My entry is

  39. Your table is just beautiful ! Love the 2 charger idea ! Hope you have a fabulous time with your family !

  40. Simply beautiful Fabby! The lace tablecloth is stunning...actually everything is! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  41. Very beautiful, Fabby! Love the plate chargers especially. We just got back home from Europe at 1 AM. I am so tired and so much to do but I managed to create a small tablescape, lol....Christine

  42. How pretty those colors are and that tablecloth is to die for! Love your pretty lanterns...they'll be beautiful for all seasons.

  43. Hola, Fabby. What a beautiful table, especially set with that beautiful tablecloth. You must be expecting a lot of family if you still have another table to go--those are the best gatherings, aren't they? I wish you and your beautiful family a special day with much for which you are thankful. Carinos a todos, ~Zuni

  44. What a blessing to inherit all those pretties! The tablecloth is gorgeous and the cream colored china is perfect with it. A few of us were all thinking white and soft colors for our 'scapes this time! Love it!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  45. Fabby, the table is wonderful. Of course you know I am going to love those beautiful goblets. The crocheted tablecloth just overwhelms me that someone could hand crochet something that huge and that perfectly. You were certainly fortunate to inherit it. The aqua serving bowl is gorgeous too. I am certain your Thanksgiving dinner will be wonderful!

  46. I loved the aqua Christmas table setting! What fabulous plates. My daughter who had the aqua wedding would be so enchanted with those and with your aqua centerpiece again, it was just perfect!

  47. Everything looks beautiful and ready to go! Thanks for sharing...

  48. I am not sure if I would know how to eat at a table this pretty. You are one awesome lady when it comes to decorating.

  49. Oh Fabby, you're the queen of beautiful tablescapes! Every time I'm setting my table you come to mind. I only wish to have the vast china collection you have, it's all beautiful! I love the tablecloth and that blue center dish, awesome!

  50. Hi, Fabby! I think it's great that you have at least 16 place settings of that china after all these many years!!! There are few who could lay such a claim since there are a lot of mishaps that go on over the years. Your table is so pretty and has the touch of nostalgia for which we all strive this time of year. Thank you for sharing it, and I wish you and your family a wonderful, safe and loving Thanksgiving!!!!!

  51. I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said about your gorgeous Thanksgiving table in the 50 comments above me, lol...ditto to all of them! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Fabby, family, and friends...hugs, Penny

  52. You really do set the most beautiful table. I love the turquoise that you worked into the color scheme. Enjoy the weekend my friend!

  53. Fabby, that is one beautiful tablecloth! The centerpiece bowl is soooo pretty. Your tables are always so nicely put together.
    Have a great week.

  54. Such a beautiful table, I enjoyed looking at all the vintage dishes and glassware. Can't believe you have your tree up already!

  55. Gorgeous settings. I want to come for dinner.
    My WW entry is here:
    Come by and vote for us?

  56. I would be afraid to eat their all so beautiful and love the bowl. I love antiques it kinda reminds me of majolica. It's my favorite thanks for sharing you have such an eye for beauty happy holidays.

  57. What a beautiful table! The china is gorgeous and you have made such a special holiday even better ! Thanks for linking to TTF!

  58. Fabby, you always set such a gorgeous table. I absolutely love that aqua blue French container you have used for the centerpiece! The tablecloth is truly a treasure as is the vintage china. I will be using my china that my MIL gave about 30 years ago for our Thanksgiving meal this year. It too has rose. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  59. So pretty! I LOVE your chandelier too! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  60. Very pretty..
    Happy Pink Saturday!! Being thankful for the wonderful things God has done in my life...I have lived days without Him and I have lived days with Him...I, by far prefer the later...It is so nice to see the daily normalness of our lives....

  61. I would love to sit down to such a beautiful table for Thanksgiving. Those purple and pink glasses and the white Portugese pitcher are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

  62. Absolutely gorgeous, Fabby. The tablecloth is so special.
    Stopping by via Beverly's Pink Saturday.

  63. Fabby,
    It's gorgeous. Beautiful table. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  64. Congratulations on being featured at this week's Everyday Vintage party at Helene's Legacy! I apologize, I meant to email you earlier to let you know, but the day got away from me :) Thanks for coming to the party and sharing your beautiful tablescape!


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