Sunday, December 8, 2013

FABBY: "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"

Hello sweet friends:

    "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas...just like the ones I used to know." 

It is for real, I always dream of a White Christmas, even after so many happy years living here in Cuenca-Ecuador you'd think I'm already used to not having snow this time of year, but no, I still long for it, specially now.
How I wish it was snowing out my window come Christmas, and I would have wonderful memories of my sweet house and childhood back in my home town in Astoria, Queens-NY. 

Since it is not possible, my table for this C'mas Eve is going to be all White, I've decided and here is the 'sample'...although the table for the younger ones will be for sure with the traditional colors of this beautiful holiday, the birth of our "Lord Jesus Christ," which in the "Christian World" we are celebrating and what the meaning of Christmas is all about. 

Here is my White table, I hope you like it.

I had a cute and old woven basket I painted in White chalk paint, along with some pine cones from the gardens of our building, so to resemble snow.

I used my "White Scapes-Noritake" dishes.

I had fun painting the basket and arranging it with fresh greens and pinecones. I love the smell all over the house.

I was inspired by these crackled white chargers I found at a pretty home goods store, as they resemble snow flakes, I think.
The flatware is Reed and Barton bought in Bloomingdale's-Orlando last June.

The greens in the basket are pine and cypress and they smell so like Christmas time in NYC and of the fresh tree dad, my brother Joe and me would go buy it to decorate it with mother later on.
I must add that living by the Andean mountains you could find all these lovely fresh greens with traditional C'mas scent!

The hand etched short stem crystal ware are from Venice-Italy

A little 'green bling' in the chandy to make it more festive.

I always value and appreciate your wonderful comments my friends, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious ladies for the great parties they host each week.

I will be joining:

Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Lisa for Mix it Up Monday at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Cindy for Amaze Me Mondays at,
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Kaysi for Motivate Me Monday at,
Kristi for Inspiration Monday at,
Nita for Mod Mix Monday at,
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
Celebrate the Season Christmas Tea Time at,
Martha for Tea Time Tuesday at,
Ma. Elena for TUESDAY'S AT OUR HOME at,

Tea Time Tuesday at,
Debby for The Scoop at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
Kathe for Your Gonna Love it Tuesday at,
Patty and Paula for What's it Tuesdat at,

Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,
Sarah for Make, Bake, Create at,
Centerpiece Wednesday at,
Wednesday's Adorned from Above at,
Deb for Garden Style Party at,
Judy for Wordless Wednesday at,
Open House Party at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,
Riverton Housewives Roundup at,
Wildly Original Linky Party at,
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,
Feathered Nest Friday at,
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,
Saturday Show Off at,
All Things C'mas Link Party at,

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



  1. Molto elegante e sobria questa tavola!Baci,Rosetta

  2. Beautiful! My mother always loved white on white, and still has a beautiful set of white china that I hope to get someday. Blessings, amiga mia!

  3. Simple class and elegance. Just beautiful. So happy you get the fresh scent of pine even if you do not get the snow!!

  4. Fabby, as usual, your tablescape is fabulous! I love the white on white elegance for Christmas. The chargers are so very pretty, perfect for your white table. Your dining room is elegant to begin with and your white on white choices will add another layer of holiday elegance for this celebration of the birth of the Christ child. Have a wonderful week Fabby.


  5. Your table looks beautiful for a white Christmas dinner, Fabby. I like your white basket of greens in the centre. I hope we have a white Christmas here too but may not again this year. Have a lovely week. Pamela

  6. Definitely love this subdued elegance your set Fabby! We have tons of snow right now, but not very happy like the kids are, a lot of shoveling for us! hahaha! but I must admit, it is very pretty to look at!

  7. Hello Fabby! Oh, my! Your home is gorgeous...what a treat to see it. Love the centerpiece with fresh greens. The crackle chargers are so elegant and perfect with the dishes. The dining room is inviting and festive. Have a great week :)

  8. If there's a time that calls - demands - The White is this one.

    I know it might seem off but always comes to my mind "After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands." - Revelation 7

    Wishing you a Blessed and Blessiful Holidays Dear Friend.

    Teresa (really in love with your chargers and their somehow cracled look - oh to live inside one of your storage rooms would be a wonder LOL)

  9. Fabby,
    Your elegant tablescape has me yearning for a White Christmas this year, too, dear friend!!! . . .and here on the Prairie, it is quite possible!
    The twinkling lights on the chandelier beneath your header is mesmerizing!!!

  10. Gorgeous table, Fabby! Love the white china! You can't wrong with the elegance of white. Your table is beautiful, as always!

  11. Your "White Christmas" table is lovely. The white dishes look very pretty against the dark of the your table. I wouldn't mind sending you some of our snow. We have a foot of it already and it is only going to pile up more as the Winter wears on. :)
    Hugs, Cindy

  12. Gorgeous! Love the white elegance, the crackled chargers are awesome, what a great starting point!

  13. Your table looks beautiful, Fabby! I love the white with pops of green. Makes an elegant table setting.
    Mary Alice

  14. Really beautiful, Fabby, but I wouldn't expect less from you. Love the crackle plates. Pretty setting,...Christine

  15. Very Elegant! Your white and gold china is perfect to use and a lovely way to celebrate Christmas, Your white crackled charger plate has a great memory of snow. The centerpiece of greenery and pine cones is lovely in the white baskets.
    Enjoy your Christmas table for is is a wonderful place to celebrate and dine.


  16. Your cream and white table is lovely and snow can be interpreted to be represented in many ways.
    We went to Florida one year for Christmas but without snow it just wasn't the same as our snowy landscape in southern Ontario.

  17. Hi Fabby,
    Noritake is very elegant china. And with your white chairs and the table decoration the whole tbale is very elegant. I love it. Have a great Christmas time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  18. Beautiful and elegant table, Fabby. Your chandelier is gorgeous, too.

  19. Fabby, your Noritake china is so elegant and perfect for a White Christmas tablescape! I love your chandelier too. Thank you for sharing with us at Tea Time and have a splendid week, my friend.

    Christmas blessings,

  20. So pretty! I love that song. Your white dishes and the basket are perfect! I like the ribbon wrapped around the handle too. I have all the snow you could want here! We've gotten a lot of snow very early this year. It's snowing as I speak. Hugs, Liz

  21. Fabby, you amaze me! All of your place settings are so beautiful and I love looking at them. I'm so grateful that you stop over and share with us at Mix it up Monday ♥

  22. Fabby,
    Your white table scape is beautiful! The white dishes are so elegant. Your white basket filled with pinecones is especially pretty, too!!

  23. Fabby: I do not know what to comment on. Everything is amazing. Love the chandler. Have a great week dear friend. Hugs, Martha

  24. Dearest Fabby,
    Oh, you only like to see the snow from your window; yeah, that IS romantic looking and very much like Christmas. But the mess you get later is no fun, nor is the cold. I have fond memories of going to Midnight Mass with my Parents through thick snow. Very cold and crisp and it was so wonderful. At home we got some warm treat after walking for about 20 minutes and than to bed very happy. No gifts as we did those on Saint Nicholas's birthday on December 6. But yes, that is PURE Christmas with snow and all.
    You set the table perfect however and I bet you that scent of fresh spruce is lifting your spirits up as well!
    Enjoy it and have a great week.

  25. Such an elegant Christmas table and the greens make it even more so. There are a few things I am going to take from this post and use in an upcoming tea-time with my group of Thursday ladies ! Thank-you.

  26. Oh Fabby, this is truly stunning. Your china is exquisite and I love your beautiful centerpiece. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  27. So beautiful ! Love the basket of pinecones and greenery ! Your white dishes look amazing !

  28. Fabby, your White Christmas is just fabulous! Elegant and beautiful. Merry Tea Day!

  29. Your table looks beautiful Fabby. I can just imagine the wonderful smell. xo Laura

  30. So lovely and elegant Fabby! So very ethereal and peaceful, and especially precious with the family memories. Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  31. Fabby, it looks gorgeous. I have always been a lover of whites. It is such classic elegance. Love the crackled chargers.

    I am having a holiday home tour on my blog. Days one and two are posted. I invite you to come by to visit, and hope you will come the remaining days, too.

  32. What a lovely, elegant table! I love the white pinecones in the centerpiece! Beautiful!

  33. Dear Fabby,
    I know you appreciate our comments, but you sure deserve all of them, feeling our eyes and our soul with so much beauty and elegance!
    I haven't had a white Christmas for long but I loved every bit of your table decorations in white...and a touch of green, too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. So beautiful and elegant! I love the gorgeous china, perfect table setting for a White Christmas tablescape:) I always yearn for a white Christmas and looks like we might just get one this year! I'm loving your pretty centerpiece as well, casual elegance:) Thanks for inspiring! Happy Holidays! Hugs, Poppy

  35. I love your wonderful white table FABBY! It is so beautiful! By the way, I have never experienced snow but I have seen some breathtaking pictures of snow scenes.

  36. Hello Fabby! The basket of greens with the tipped pine cones is just right to set off this pretty white table. You know how I love white so I think everything looks beautiful together :)

  37. Hi Fabby,
    Your dining room is exquisite! Love the basket.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  38. Your table is a winter wonderland, Fabby! Your white scape is so very chic. Love that gorgeous china!

  39. Just gorgeous! You always do the best tablescapes! Merry Christmas, Fabby!

  40. Your white china gives your table such an elegance and classic style. I love the natural elements, too. Nothing smells better than fresh cut greenery. Happy holidays my friend. Warm hugs from Florida, Diane

  41. Such a beautiful table! Love the white dishes and all the Christmas touches! Thanks for joining TTF!

  42. ¡Hello Fabby!

    I love your tablescape, its beautiful!

    Have a happy weekend!

  43. Looks gorgeous, Fabby! I especially love that beautifully etched stemware...lovely!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  44. Your table looks great. I would love to change places we have way too much snow and cold.
    Happy PS

  45. Really an elegant Christmas table you have created :-)
    We have a "White Christmas" so far, but I am not sure it wil stay the whole week. Rainy days in between...
    Wish you a lovely week!

  46. I do LOVE white as well. Especially love your chargers. And your chandelier is 2Die4. Very pretty table as always. Sorry I can't send you some snow. Wishing you much personal enjoyment this Christmas season. Colleen Martin

  47. Fabby, it's so elegant! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party will be live in a couple of hours. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  48. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  49. Absolutely gorgeous, Fabby - I love your elegant white tables cape! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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