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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FABBY: My Favorite Christmas Table!


Hello sweet friends!

    I say that my fav table for C'mas is certainly a 'traditional' one, such as this one I'm sharing today for the wonderful Christmas Season 2013.

I did stop dreaming of a White C'mas caz it's no use, it's really NOT gonna snow here and it's almost 80, nice and dry...so now I'm with all the wonderful colors of the season, such as red, green, white.

Hope you like it, as your lovely comments are so very appreciated, because you guys always make my day!


So here you have it; at the end of the day I'm simply traditional when it comes to Christmas!

I DIYed this tablecloth and hand embroidered it when I was a young mom, back 28 years ago, when Alejandro was away on a business trip to Europe, buying machinery for his Ceramic Factory and I missed him so much!

Some Candy-canes in the my Mil's antique compotes.

When I was a young mom to my two little girls, I did lots of things myself, like sewing, embroidering, painting stuff, needle point, etc.

I saw this small wreath-bling hanging in the back of the dining chairs in a Spanish magazine and I copy catted it.

Mother gave me this cute nutcracker several years ago for a birthday in October.



Mother than gifted me this tall nutcracker for the C'mas following my birthday the same year.

The china is Lynn's Fine China and I have 16 place settings and serving pieces, plus soup plates, not shown in the tablescape. A gift from my sweet hubby almost 20 years ago and I love it every time I take it out by November every year. 

The tablecloth is of a fine linen, all cotton, perfect for embroidering.

I have these poinsettias and leaves all around the cloth, some you cannot see as the centerpiece is covering most of it.

You will find this embroidery of dry greens and sequences all over the cloth too.

I combined it with green too...see, I'm soo traditional!

I like these chargers with the cane in the center of them...too bad no one can see it once you place the dinner plate on top, lol!

The hand etched compotes stems are antiques, they used to be my Mil's mother. The red wine stems are Italian.


I had this tea set made at our former Ceramic Factory. I copied the pattern from a holiday cloth I found.


I like a lot of Red for Christmas




I also sewed and embroidered a runner to match the tablecloth for the buffet.


Thank you sweet friends for visiting me, you always make my day!

Thanking the wonderful hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

Paula and Patty for What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Kathleen for Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekayhleen.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
 Wildly Original Link Party at,  http://gottacreate.blogspot.com
Terri for It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Riverton Housewives Roundup at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton.blogspot.com
Open House Blog Party at,  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Kathy for Home and Garden Party at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Jann for Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://haveadailycupofmrsolson.blogspot.com
Wildly Original Link Party at,  http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
Debi and Charly for Wednesday's Adorned from Above at,  http://adornedfromabove.blogspot.com
Cottage Style Party at,  http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
Leslie Create it Thursday at,  http://lambertslately.blogspot.com
Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace.blogspot.com
Feather Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Sherry for Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Social Media Round up Let's Connect Blog hop at,  http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://craftberrybush.blogspot.com
Holly for Tickled Pink at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Holly for Tickled Pink Times Two at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Fabulousy Creative Party at,  http://www.jenniferrizzo.com
Lisa for Everyday Vintage Party at,  http://hellenslegacy.blogspot.com
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse.blogspot.com
Saturday Show Off Christmas Party at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik.blogspot.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedofferentactnormal.blogspot.com
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Party at,  http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com


















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














 

47 comments:

Poppy said...

Beautifully fun and festive, Fabby! LOVE the little dangling wreaths on the chair backs; so eye-catching! Love all the traditional colours and your pretty dinnerware! Lovely!

Merry Christmas!

Poppy

Vel Criste said...

I can totally see why it's your favorite Fabby!! I love reds too for the holidays and your did you table exquisitely beautiful! Love the hanging wreath/ornament thin on the chair- a perfect touch of BLING for everyone I say! Your China just sets the mood and the linens and steams just make for perfect combination. Your family will have a very Happy Christmas dinner here for sure! Merry Christmas!!! I'm showing off my nativity set tomorrow. :-)

Vel Criste said...

I can totally see why it's your favorite Fabby!! I love reds too for the holidays and your did you table exquisitely beautiful! Love the hanging wreath/ornament thin on the chair- a perfect touch of BLING for everyone I say! Your China just sets the mood and the linens and steams just make for perfect combination. Your family will have a very Happy Christmas dinner here for sure! Merry Christmas!!! I'm showing off my nativity set tomorrow. :-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So beautiful and festive!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love beautiful either way, Fabby! You always set the most amazing table, and this one does not disappoint. So lovely with even the chairs dressed in their finest!
Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Linda said...

A more beautiful Christmas table I have never seen!!! And for the very first time - I have the very same plate chargers!!! YES!!! We match!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Fabulous table! You always have the best china and ceramics. Gorgeous linens too

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fabby, I love traditional, too, and generally do it on the grownups table. I did a whimsical table tonight, but most of my Christmas tables, at least the big people's tables, have been traditional. I kind of go wild for kids! And they vary year to year. Sometimes I sit with them, though they want to know why a little old woman is there. ;-)

Your table is stunning! And I love the ornaments on the back of the chair the way they accent them. Tis is a lovely table!

xo

Sheila

Tea in Texas said...

Fabby, your are ready for Christmas with the fabulous dining table set with your Christmas china. The Nutcrackers are a great accent for the centerpiece of greenery. Your bling for the chairs is the perfect touch. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Pam

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Yes, you do like a lot of red for Christmas but with the green and white there again is this surprise of blue in the large nutcracker from your dear Mother!
Lovely setting; all the way.
And you outdid yourself with that embroidery on the special two-toned table cloth. Hats off!
Hugs,
Mariette

xinex said...

Gorgeous as usual, Fabby! My favorites are always the traditional ones. We really should keep tradition going....Christine

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Fabby, your table is so gorgeous!! What a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas. We are also having a nice warm Christmas. I love it, cause I don't like the cold!

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

I love traditional, Fabby, especially at Christmastime. There's nothing like the call of red & green to make me start humming Christmas carols and thinking about baking cookies!

I really like the chair treatment! It brings a special little fun touch to the room!

I think it's wonderful that you have kept and so lovingly cared for that tablecloth for all these years. It's obvious there is a lot of sentiment attached to it. Beautiful!

Alycia Nichols said...

I love traditional, Fabby, especially at Christmastime. There's nothing like the call of red & green to make me start humming Christmas carols and thinking about baking cookies!

I really like the chair treatment! It brings a special little fun touch to the room!

I think it's wonderful that you have kept and so lovingly cared for that tablecloth for all these years. It's obvious there is a lot of sentiment attached to it. Beautiful!

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

Tout n'est que ravissement et chic !... Comme on dirait en France, tu es une vraie Parisienne !

J'aimerais bien être un petit papillon et pouvoir virevolter au-dessus de cette très jolie table de fête.
Tout est parfait et délicieusement bien pensé. Chaque détail, le choix des couleurs... tu es une fée.
J'aime la manière que tu nous racontes d'où provient chacune de toutes ces belles pièces. Une table remplie d'amour et de souvenirs précieux.
Noël ne peut qu'être beau dans ta demeure...


Je te souhaite un merveilleux
Noël avec les tiens
et que ces quelques jours d'hiver soient des temps heureux !

Gros bisous à toi ♥

Dianne said...

Hi Fabby, You captured the holiday spirit perfectly with this table. I love all the color. You are a clever lady to do all the needlework on that tablecloth. Just beautiful. I really like the chargers too. The wreaths on the chairs is genius. Dianne

Rosie M. said...

A lovely table! I love the wreaths on the chairs, your colorful china and your beautiful antique crystal compote dishes. Merry Christmas! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Christine Graves said...

Wonderful table Fabby. I love the traditional colors and the charming seat decorations...Love those!

Diane said...

So pretty, Fabby! The ornaments on the backs of the chairs is such a nice touch and your table is wonderful. I really like your addition of the candy canes to those gorgeous tall sherbets. I totally understand about not wishing for a white Christmas - not going to happen in Georgia either - lol!! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Jolene said...

I absolutely love it and can feel the Christmas Spirit Fabby! You are so inspiring. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

podso said...

Such a beautiful table! I love the bling on the chairs too and the green goblets add a nice pop to the already colorful table! It's nice to visit you today and I hope you and yours have the merriest of Christmases!

LV said...

All your decorations are lovely. The table is just too pretty to use. I am sure Santa will probably take a break when he sees it. Merry Christmas.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Fabby, This is a beautiful tablescape and traditional colors never go out of style! Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Hugs,
Sherry

Jewel Sauls said...

You can't beat red and green for Christmas, so I can understand why this is your favorite! I love all the little touches like the wreaths and the cane canes. That tea set is fabulous!!! Love it all!!! Merry Christmas (even if it's not white)!

Shelia said...

What a beautiful table, Fabby! Your tablecloth is gorgeous and your embroidery is beautiful! What a treasure to pass on to your daughters. Love your pretty dishes, centerpiece and those lovely green goblets. I'm a traditionalist too. I love the green and red of Christmas.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

Oh my, what a beautiful table, Fabby. Love the chair bling!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Wow Fabby, this is all gorgeous!! You are so talented! I love the way you embroidered the tablecloth and the table runner! I also love your fine Christmas china and the charming tea set you designed.

I, too, love traditional at Christmas; you won't see me jumping on the trendy bandwagon. :) You have a lovely home, and I just know it is filled with the Christmas spirit right now.

Hugs to you,

Denise

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Fabby! It's been a long time since I have visited, but I certainly do love your Christmas tablescape. The plates are beautiful, as are the green glasses and the chair decorations. I hope all is well with you, and you have a wonderful Christmas this year!

Entertaining Women said...

Your needlework is outstanding! I used to needlepoint a lot when the kids were small. I'm getting ready to start stockings for Beatrice and my son-in-love. The traditional table is wonderful. I really like the small wreaths on the chairs. Merry Christmas! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh so beautiful! My favorite colors for Christmas! Love the center arrangement and the nutcrackers. The little wreaths on the chairs are adorable. The tea set is beautiful and I love the dishes you chose.
Everything looks beautiful, snow or no snow! Hey that's what artificial snow is fore!!
Have yourself a very Merry Christmas Fabby!!
Hugs,
Liz

tablescapesbybev said...

This table is just lovely...your tablecloth is wonderful. Love those dishes, your centerpiece, ok, everything!

Beverly said...

Fabby, we are just alike. I love traditional colors and decorations for Christmas, too. And, I have sixteen place settings of my Christmas china.

The cloths you made are beautiful works of art. You have made a perfect holiday home.

Crystal Grandeur said...


Love your traditional vibrant table Fabby.Your tablecloth looks so beautiful with your needlework and apt for the season.The bling on the chairs are so cute.In total a colorful and a Chritmassy table.Have a wonderful and joyful week..Love and hugs...Sujatha...:):)

Crystal Grandeur said...


Love your traditional vibrant table Fabby.Your tablecloth looks so beautiful with your needlework and apt for the season.The bling on the chairs are so cute.In total a colorful and a Chritmassy table.Have a wonderful and joyful week..Love and hugs...Sujatha...:):)

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Pretty Lady,

This setting is absolute a traditional one. I love the way you laid all your treasures.

I so envious with your talent. So proud of you.

Feliz Navidad.

Quero ti amo,
/CC girl

Pat Cantwell said...

Fabby,
This Traditional tablescape for Christmas is gorgeous, dear friend!!!
I, too, use to cross~stitch, needlepoint and do embrodiery while "Mr. Ed" was traveling or on duty assignment!
Your handiwork on the tablecloth is amazing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Katherines Corner said...

Its lovely and your dinnerware is so pretty. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love studying your opulent, yet very nostalgic, tablescapes! Thank you for sharing them and inspiring me with their beauty. May your Christmas be filled with love, joy and peace, amiga mia!

Maria Elena said...

Fabby, your table is gorgeous! So beautiful and festive! I love all the red and green! Merry Christmas, my friend! Hugs, Maria

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful and Traditional! So much to look at and enjoy! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

Sarah said...

Fabby, your traditional Christmas table is full of charming details. Beautiful china, Christmas decorations, and poinsettias. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas……Sarah

Jann Olson said...

Fabby, I like a lot of red for Christmas too. Certainly can't beat traditional. Your table is beautiful and I love the little decorations on the back of the chairs! Great copy catting. lol!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
hugs,
Jann

Kathleen said...

Your traditional table is beautiful! So sweet you still have that tablecloth, it is a treasure!
The china is beautiful!
Merry Christmas, and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Carol said...

Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful, Fabby! You always display such wonderful pieces from your pottery business. Wow, that tea set is gorgeous! We are cooler here than you are, but we won't be getting snow either. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Maria Brittis said...

i love your pottery, will check your some for gifts for my future birthdays for my sister who loves pottery and for myself

thanks
Maria

www.simplenaturedecorblog.com

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Here's wishing you and yours a New Year that is filled with Love...Compassion...Health...Joy....Faith...Friends...Family...Charity...Humanity...Insight...Happiness...Insight...Peace and Inner Peace! Also we wish you all that is good in the world because YOU are special! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Fabby, your tablescape is just gorgeous - wonderful detail. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy