Saturday, January 18, 2014

FABBY: "Back to Normal Tour"

Hello sweet friends!

My house is back to normal after the Christmas Holiday decor which was every where!

I've enjoyed a week where all is clean and now I'm very rested. Although it looks plain and colorless, I still like it, it's as it has grown and there's so much space now all over, specially in the den where the big tree was standing!

Here are some pics of our house clear of the holiday decor.

I loved this raised blue and white Oriental planter I found in the European Antique shop the other day.

I have this lovely blue and white big plant pot for at least fifteen years. Alejandro gave me as a present when I had my half-hysterectomy operation done.

I had a palm plant there that lasted a couple of years than got sick and died...therefore, I found this lovely bouquet of the "lucky bamboo" and bought it yesterday and immediately loved it for the pot!

I do love blue and white, it's very elegant. and it pics up the blue in the vintage artwork that was my Mil's.
All the blue also makes it look Wintery as well.

Vintage English salad bowl.

In this end of the Italian style buffet I always keep displayed the Meissen two tier server, so again, in the European Antique shop I just found this reticulated bowl and small box to match, which I envisioned them together and loved it!

I'm storing some diet sugar in the small porcelain box.

When I saw this bowl I immediately fell for it!
The entrance had the Carolers and lots of C'mas decor.
As you come in there's the foyer to welcome you to the rest of the house.
The flooring is black and white marble.

The den is the part that it's mostly full with the C'mas tree, mantel, tables and even presents under the tree! 
So back to normal it looks neat and clean and serene, just with my Oriental planter as a 'new added blue and white piece.'

A close up of the planter which is raised on a removable pedestal to collect the water that may drip from the pot. The plant looks droopy cause it was just planted.

The formal living room looks plain and colorless, but I'm glad the red and green situation is over!

A view towards the formal dining room and breakfast area.

Here you have it, a small tour of my house 'back to normal' after the Christmas Holiday decor.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visits, you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties too!

I will be joining:

Kathryn for Anything BLUE Friday at,
Suzanne for Saturday Sparks at,
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,

Sally for Blue Monday at,
Marty for the 200th.  Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at,
Mackensy for Saturday Show and Tell at,
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent linky Party at,
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,
Linda for Nifty Thirfty Tuesday at,
Inspire Me Monday at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,
The Scoop Linky Party at,
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Turn it up Tuesdays at,
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,
Tuesdays with a Twist at,
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.comWordless
Wordless Wednesday at,
What's It Wednesday at,
Terri for Teacup Tuesday at,
Emily for Create Link Inspire at,
Debbie for Creative Muster at,
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,
Happy Tuesday at,
Kathy for Home and Garden Party at,
It's a Party at,
Deborah for What we Accomplished Wednesday at,
Party on the Porch at,
Wednesdays Adorned from Above at,
Tickled Pink Times Two at,
Tickled Pink Times Two at,
Inspire Me Please Blog Party at,

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Metamorphosis Monday at, Between Naps on the Porch.



  1. When all the decorations are down and stowed away it's almost as though the house gives a sigh of relief - like the girl in the ballgown who returns home after a glittering night to kick off her beautiful shoes and curl up with a cup of tea.


  2. Back to square.The rooms look beautiful.Lovely collections.lucky bamboo looks pretty in the blue pot.Living room is very quite and serene.Well kept home.Thank you for the peek into your home.Hope you are relaxing.Have a lovely day..Hugs..Sujatha..:):)

  3. I like the blue and white things you have and the bamboo plant looks beautiful in the big pot. The Meissen dishes on the cabinet are really beautiful. You have such a beautiful home. I know things look bare after Christmas has been put away but it feels clean too. A fresh start. Hugs, Pamela

  4. I could spend all day looking at your lovely home!!! It could NEVER look 'bare' to me!!

  5. It is all gorgeous Fabby, you have such beautiful things and it is wonderful to let them shine on their own. Hugs, Marty

  6. Elegance and warmth is not always easily blended, but you've mastered it in your home. Blessings, amiga mia!

  7. Everything looks beautiful, Fabby. I especially love the blue and white dishes, which are my favorite. xo Laura

  8. You have beautiful home Fabby with or without Christmas decors. I like blue and white wares too, they look so elegant. Every bit and pieces in your house has a story t o tell I like that. Mine are mostly randoms : )

    Hope you have a good weekend my friend.


  9. Fabby,
    Your home may be void of the Christmas decor, dear friend. . .but plain and colorless it is NOT!!! Your home is gorgeous, dear one!!!
    Love all your blue & white and the new reticulated bowl makes an amazing addition and a supberb vignette!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  10. Fabby, I feel the same way. It's nice to have the home back to normal. Thanks for the tour. Your home is so lovley.

  11. I think your home is always beautiful, have such a
    knack for blending elegance and comfort together!! I love your new blue and white planter and the bamboo is very pretty!! It is always a treat to get a glimpse of your home!!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Love, Francy

  12. Isn't it amazing how plain and drab everything looks once the tree and decorations are taken down.
    You do blue and white so well, Fabby.
    Have a wonderful week.

  13. You have a lovely home, Fabby, and your sense of style is impeccable! Have a great week! Dee :0

  14. Dearest Fabby,
    Every time I learn something from you and now I found out that Pieter owes me TWO blue & white planters...
    Love your old one and very much so your new one. Your local antique store seems to have a wonderful and steady supply of great pieces! And you have great taste as everything looks so perfect together. You have an eye for matching the correct colors, materials, and above all sizes. Too often I see people putting together miniature things with e.g. very robust things.
    Enjoy your back to normal state of your lovely home and have a great Sunday!

  15. Oh your house looks beautiful in any season Fabby. I love the your collection of blue and white pieces and your furniture and decor are exquisite. It is nice to have everything stowed away and the house refreshed.

    Have a great week Fabby.

  16. Everything is classically beautiful, especially with the blue & white . I love the bowl in the center of your table and the palms are perfect for the pot.

    I know what you mean about getting back to normal after Christmas. I love decorating the whole house for Christmas, but it is such a relief to get back to "normal" when January rolls around.

  17. With or without the Christmas Decors your home is always solo elegant and filled with lots of beautiful things that you obviously love that it makes it warm, inviting and definitely classy! Thanks for the tour tabby!

  18. Oh my heavens your floor!! I love it! Did it come with the house or did you have it put in? It's gorgeous!

  19. Hi Fabby,

    Your house could NEVER look drab and dreary--not with all the beautiful blue and white items.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Happy Blue Monday.

  20. Your home always looks beautiful, Fabby! I love your blue and white dishes and accessories, but maybe even more, I LOVE your black and white marble floor! My late mother-in-law had this throughout the first floor of her house and I've always loved that look. The closest I have is our bathroom which we re-did about 10 years ago. The floor is gray, but the walls are white tile with the small black diamonds. I am still in love with it.

  21. Your home is beautiful and I don't think it looks bare or colorless! I love that pot you were given after your surgery and the new bamboo plant you found for it. Your home is elegant, refined and comfortable.

  22. Your home is always lovely and quite fascinating ...before or after Christmas :)

  23. Very nice, Fabby! I love all the blue and whites and your new planter is very pretty. It is so exciting to decorate for Christmas but refreshing to put it away lol. I have added some Asian chairs to my family room tea area, actually just moved them from the home office. Maybe I'll post it tomorrow night. You really have a beautiful home, Fabby....Christine

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  25. beautiful home tour -- doesn't look bare or empty to me! you have many lovely things -- love the English blue and white bowl.

  26. Your home looks beautiful Fabby...I love all your blue and white pieces!!

  27. I really love your blue and white dishes.

  28. Loveyour blue and white but then you know that I'm a lover of blue and white but . . . that planter is like one I have -- estate sale find for $5. A few years ago when I was in England, there was it's twin -- at for 400 pounds (close to $600) It's a special planter!

  29. Your blue and white is so pretty, Fabby. I like the bowl too; it's lovely. You do have a lovely home and thank you for the tour. Thank you for coming to tea and helping me to celebrate my Tea Party Anniversary. I'm always happy to have you! And Fabby, you have 'road' in my URL instead of 'door.' An honest mistake. *smiles* Have a lovely week, my friend.


  30. Fabby: Your home looks beautiful. You are right, it is hard to get rid of the Christmas color, however, it looks wonderful after it is all cleaned up. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  31. Hello Fabby,
    Your home looks so lovely! You must feel wonderful with everything in order and so clean. You have really created a haven for yourself and your family.

  32. You have some simply AMAZING pieces. I see you and I would be ewwing and ahhhing over the same blue and white pieces. I know what you mean about all the decor being put away. It does feel good after so much bling and glitter. :) Thanks for joining us at The Scoop. Be Blessed, barb

  33. Yes, back to 'normal' for us too---seems rather bare! Love your decor and furniture. Very elegant pieces. I like the blue and white dishes, too. Have a great week ahead, Fabby :)

  34. Don't you just love it when the holiday decor comes down? I do - so fresh and clean :)

  35. Fabby,
    O My!! Your home is stunning and I adore the white and black floor!! Your blues and whites are precious and I love the room with the fireplace!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments about my friend Anne Marie's home and our weight loss. I know Anne Marie really appreciated it!!



  36. Always love to see all the blue and white! Marvelous! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  37. I love the décor! Looks awesome! I am doing a giveaway and would love for you to come by and check it out!
    XO, Jennie

  38. Your home is always so elegant and gorgeous, however you decorate. I really love your blue dish collection on the buffet!

  39. Your home is beautiful Fabby. I love those marble floors! I can see how you would fall for that pretty reticulated bowl. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

  40. Your house always looks beautiful with or without the Christmas decor Fabby! The new reticulated bowl and porcelain box are lovely and a perfect match to your Meissen tiered server. I just got done putting away all the Christmas things this past week end and I too am glad that the "red and green situation" is over at my house as well! LOL

  41. Lovely as always...

    Have a great day.

    /CC girl

  42. The black and white marble floors really set off your beautiful furniture. I love seeing what art you have on your walls, too. You have a lovely home! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  43. Hi Fabby, your home is gorgeous. I love the blue and white too and it is a stunning look for winter.
    Your reticulated bowl is so pretty.
    I am in love with your beautiful marble floors.
    Have a great rest of the week.


  44. Thank you for your comment on my Pongal table scape.So sweet of are most welcome to India.It's a beautiful place with so much to see and enjoy.One day defiantly I'll be serving you Indian food from my table.With lots of love from here. love sujatha...:):)

  45. Beautiful Fabby ! Love your blue and white plates on the wall !

  46. Dear Fabby, What a beautiful home you have. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  47. Your home is so beautiful! It takes my breath away!



  48. It really is good to have our homes back to normal. It soothes the eyes to have a calm and restful environment once again. Your home is, as always beautiful.

  49. I LOVE looking all around your house, Fabby! You have so many terrific decorative items to see!!! That new lucky bamboo plant looks great in that pot!

    For some weird reason I have been disconnected from many the people whose blogs I followed. The email alerts just stopped coming. I have to go over to that BLoglovin thing to see when people have posted which is terribly convenient. I've got to figure out how to get the email alert reactivated for your blog so I don't miss posts!

    Have a wonderful week!

  50. Your home looks serene, Fabby after Christmas! Love the blue and white dishes - especially that bowl! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  51. Wow Fabby!!! Your house is so pretty. We love the blues.
    Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  52. This is marvelously gorgeous! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!

  53. The house looks beautiful and you know how much I love blue! I used to have the lucky bamboo too, a gift, died after 3 years (mine lasted the longest accdg. to my friend). Don't you feel great breathing in and out on a clean home?! Have a great day Fabby!


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