Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

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,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Lisa for Mix it Up Monday at,  http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Cindy for Amaze Me Mondays at,  http://dwellingstheheartofyourhome.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://createwithjoy.blogspot.com
Kaysi for Motivate Me Monday at,  http://keepingitsimple.blogspot.com
Kristi for Inspiration Monday at,  http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor.blogspot.com
Nita for Mod Mix Monday at,  http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Celebrate the Season Christmas Tea Time at,  http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Martha for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorites.blogspot.com
Ma. Elena for TUESDAY'S AT OUR HOME at,  http://ourhomeawayfromhome.blogspot.com

Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
Debby for The Scoop at,  http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftime.blogspot.com
Kathe for Your Gonna Love it Tuesday at,  http://kathewithane.blogspot.com
Patty and Paula for What's it Tuesdat at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com
Sarah for Make, Bake, Create at,  http://hopeineveryseason.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday at,  http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
Wednesday's Adorned from Above at,  http://adornedfromabove.blogspot.com
Deb for Garden Style Party at,  http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
Judy for Wordless Wednesday at,  http://judyhjsthoughts.blogspot.com
Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
Riverton Housewives Roundup at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton.blogspot.com
Wildly Original Linky Party at,  http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,  http://lambertslately.blogspot.com
Feathered Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Saturday Show Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevikblogspot.com
All Things C'mas Link Party at,  http://itsoverflowing.blogspot.com










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


















 

51 comments:

Rosetta Di Leo said...

Molto elegante e sobria questa tavola!Baci,Rosetta

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

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!

Linda said...

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

Candy S said...

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.

Candy

Pamela Gordon said...

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

Vel Criste said...

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!

Bernideen said...

Totally gorgeous Fabby!

Micupoftea said...

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 :)
S

Teresa said...

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)

Pat Cantwell said...

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!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Cristina Garay said...

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

chateau chic said...

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

xinex said...

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

Tea in Texas said...

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.

Pam

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

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.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

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

Marigene said...

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

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

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,
Sandi

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

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

Lisa FlourMeWithLove said...

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 ♥

Lady of the Manor said...

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

Martha's Favorites said...

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

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

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.
Hugs,
Mariette

KathyB. said...

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.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

priscilla said...

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

Snap said...

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

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

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

Ruth Weston said...

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!
Ruth

Beverly said...

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.

Maria said...

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

Maria A. said...

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.
Hugs

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

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

Judy Haughton-James said...

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.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

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 :)

Linda said...

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

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Maria Elena said...

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

Carolyn said...

Lovely....so elegant!

Carolyn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Linda @ A La Carte said...

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

Casa Mairim said...

¡Hello Fabby!

I love your tablescape, its beautiful!

Have a happy weekend!

Sarah Coller said...

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

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Laura Quaglia said...

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

Villrose said...

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!

Swede said...

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

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

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

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

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
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

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