Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

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,  http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Suzanne for Saturday Sparks at,  http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com

Sally for Blue Monday at,  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Marty for the 200th.  Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at,  http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com
Mackensy for Saturday Show and Tell at,  http://cheeriosandlattes.blogspot.com
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent linky Party at,  http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,  http://dwellingstheheartofyourhome.blogspot.com
Linda for Nifty Thirfty Tuesday at,  http://coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://createwithjoy.blogspot.com
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,  http://ourhomeawayfromhome.blogspot.com
The Scoop Linky Party at,  http://everydayhomeblog.blogspot.com
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorites.blogspot.com
Turn it up Tuesdays at,  http://godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Tuesdays with a Twist at,  http://godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.comWordless
Wordless Wednesday at,  http://createwithjoy.blogspot.com
What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Terri for Teacup Tuesday at,  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
Emily for Create Link Inspire at,  http://naptimecreations.blogspot.com
Debbie for Creative Muster at,  http://adebbiedabblechristmas.blogspot.com
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,  http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
Happy Tuesday at,  http://holidaysattheharrishome.blogspot.com
Kathy for Home and Garden Party at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Deborah for What we Accomplished Wednesday at,  http://greenwillowpond.blogspot.com
Party on the Porch at,  http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com
Wednesdays Adorned from Above at,  http://adornedfromabove.blogspot.com
Tickled Pink Times Two at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Tickled Pink Times Two at,  http://whatmeganmakes.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Please Blog Party at,  http://blissfullyeverafter.blogspot.com
























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





 



55 comments:

Pondside said...

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.

Crystal Grandeur said...



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..:):)

Pamela Gordon said...

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

Linda said...

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

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

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

imsovintage said...

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

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

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.

Hugs,
Aida

Pat Cantwell said...

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!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sarah said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Marigene said...

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.

Dee M said...

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

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

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!
Hugs,
Mariette

Rosemary and Thyme said...

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.

KathyB. said...

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.

Vel Criste said...

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!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

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

SmilingSally said...

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.

Maria Gagliano said...

Such a lovely light home

Cynthia said...

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.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

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.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

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

xinex said...

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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Deborah Montgomery said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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

bettyl-NZ said...

I really love your blue and white dishes.

Martha said...

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!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

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.

Blessings,
Sandi

Martha's Favorites said...

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

Terri said...

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.
Hugs,
Terri

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

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

Micupoftea said...

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 :)
S

Stacy Curran said...

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

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

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!!
Beautiful!!

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!!

Hugs,

Deb

Ruth Weston said...

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

Jennie said...

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
http://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/

Lady of the Manor said...

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

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

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!

housetropical said...

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

Chubby Chieque said...

Lovely as always...

Have a great day.

Hugs,
/CC girl

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Celestina Marie Design said...

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.
Hugs

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you for your comment on my Pongal table scape.So sweet of you.you 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...:):)

priscilla said...

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

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Beijos Marie.

Catherine said...

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

Divine Theatre said...

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

xo

Andie

Candy S said...

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.

Alycia Nichols said...

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!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

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,
Kathy

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

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

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

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

Vel Criste said...

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!