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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

FABBY: "Gringa Tea Party"




Hello sweet friends!

     I just got over my "Gringa Tea," we were fifteen with me and I wanted to host it this year, sort of a belated Christmas Tea party.  The first ladies who lived here took me under their wings back in 1975 and thus the name, 'Gringa Tea' as they already had a tradition to get together with all the new American ladies and make them feel welcomed and show us the ropes.

There are no great pics as I was busy and didn't want to bother my guests.

Most ladies live here, some are retiring here and some are married to Ecuadorians and live longer than me, even! Some are ladies who lived in the USA but are native ladies from here, relatives and friends as well.

Ok, just a few photos of the event which was just great, I enjoyed having them so much and it seems they all had an awesome time. The Tea Party started at 4pm and they left at 8pm!

My friend Stephanie from NJ sitting at your left, who's also married to my hubby's friend and has been my best friend for 33 years and we live in the same building...we are so lucky!

The other ladies next to her all live here longer than me and are married to Ecuadorian men. I was so very lucky to meet them so many years ago in 1975, when I had just arrived here!




Some ladies in this table are originally from here, but lived many years in the USA and are back, as well.

Roses by "Altaflor, Cuenca-Ecuador. " A 'shadow shot' as well.



So here you have it, a little glimpse of my 'Gringa Tea' and we always have such an awesome time together!

Thanks for visiting me, wish I could have you here for tea too, as you been 'Gringas' you all qualify, perfectly!

Thanks for the parties gracious hostesses and for having US today.

Paula for What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Cottage Style Party at,  http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
Leslie for Create It Thursday at,  http://lambertslately.blogspot.com
Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Debrah for Be Inspired at,  http://commonground.blogspot.com
Holly for Tickled Pink at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Anything Blue Friday at,  http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Dolly for Farmgirl Blog Hop at,  http://hibiscushouse.blogspot.com
Frugalicious Friday at,  http://findingfabulous.blogspot.com
Upcycling with Junking Joe at,  http://thecottagemarket.blogspot.com
PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Everyday Vintage Link Party at,  http://heleneslegacy.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal.blogspot.com
Saturday Sparks at,  http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Rose for Shadow Shot Sunday 2 at,  http://shadowshotsunday2.blogspot.com
A Bouquett of Talent at,  http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com
Stephanie for The Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://bystephanielynn.blogspot.com
Motivate Me Monday at,  http://keepingitsimple.blogspot.com
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com



















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



 






35 comments:

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thank you for sharing pics of your Gringa Tea...would have loved to join the fun! I'm still in love with that gorgeous Christmas tablecloth...hugs, Penny

Sarah said...

Looks like everyone is enjoy that wonderful tea party. Wish I had a plate of those delicious goodies.

Jolene said...

What a sweet party and so many beautiful women! It looks like you had such a wonderful time.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Your tea party looks very elegant and enjoyable! I did not realize you lived in a high rise. I think that would be a lot of fun!

Kathy Moreland said...

Fabby,
What beautiful tables and food! I know you and your friends had a fabulous time! Happy New Year!!

LV said...

What a wonderful thing. It is great when someone takes the time to set a table this fine for so many great ladies.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Me encanta la idea Fabby. El de para las Gringas es genial. What fun and lovely gathering for your friends. I am sure you all shares lots of stories and laughter.

Have a happy week,

Janet

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So nice to see dear friends enjoying such a lovely time together'

Dee M said...

What a wonderful tradition---you are blessed to have so many long-time friends! :)

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

What a fun event. You ladies look like you are enjoying yourselves..and who wouldn't - how fun!

Pondside said...

Friendship is a precious thing - friendship and support through the years is even more special. I love the thought of all of you, connected in one way or another, enjoying such a festive tea.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
What a sweet way for taking you under their wings at your arrival in 1975. That is almost your ruby anniversary!
Wow, how time passes... we got 30 years already.
It is amazing how you can seat such a group with ease. Looks very comfy and elegant and the time of four hours for tea proves that they felt very much at home and enjoyed it!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Candy S said...

Fabby, Your Gringa Tea party looks so friendly and inviting. Your friends all look as if they are having a marvelous time. It is good to have great friends and to show your appreciation of their friendship with such a charming tea party.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful! What a lovely tablecloth too!! All the food and fellowship looks wonderful! Happy VTT

Maria C said...

What a great idea, Fabby! It's so wonderful that you were able to make so many good friends and keep them after all these years! This is a delightful way to end the holiday season. Your table looks beautiful!

xinex said...

Oh how fun, Fabby. I should have married an Equadorian so I can join your group, lol....Christine

Marigene said...

What a wonderful little get together you do each year. The food looks delicious, too!

Marti McClure said...

Looks like such a fun party! Happy Pink Saturday, Marti

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow what a nice get together! All the food looks delicious and seeing people seated at your tables is so nice. I think it's wonderful that you have such a nice group of friends and that some of them were there to help you get started in your new surroundings.

Linda said...

How simply wonderful to have such a great group of friends!! All so very elegant!!

Catherine said...

Dear Fabby, Looks like a lovely tea party. Blessings, Catherine

Jim said...

Very posh.

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

Hi Fabby, seemed like everyone were having fun. You are so blessed to have so many friends. And having a best friend just next door. I love your candle holder-centrepiece. Is that a horse? I could see lots of beautiful bits and pieces. But my most fave is the grand chandelier.
Happy new year to you my friend.

Hugs,
Aida

Crystal Grandeur said...



This is a pretty post.Looks you and everyone had a great time.Everything been arranged so beautifully.Thats the specialty of you dear Fabby...Love and Hugs...Sujatha..:):)

robin. said...

what a beautiful table setting.

Anonymous said...

me encantan tus mesas.
El "gringatea" es una costumbre encantadora, lo debeian hacer en todos los países.
Cordialmente, Gasparina.

Patricia Hinkel said...

FABBY,
Hi! Looks like a nice gathering for a tea party.

Pat ( Patricia Hinkel)

Chubby Chieque said...

Have a sweet week ahead, Fabby.

Just drop by to see you and say "Hi".

Hugs,
/CC girl

podso said...

What a fun gathering and they all must have had a great time to stay so long! And how wonderful for you to have your best friend live so close to you. Happy New Year!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Fabby. Looks like everyone had a fabulous time. Your tablecloth is fantastic.

Cath H.C Photographie said...

C'est un joli post avec beaucoup de convivialité et c'est bien agréable à voir!
Bonne semaine à toi, Cath.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Looks like a wonderful gathering, I had to smile at the title of your post.

Teresa said...

I love your setting, I love your tradition and grateful heart and I love each one of them for caring about and for you.
Bless their generous hearts,
Teresa

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Perfect to a T! hugs...

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

So glad to see your blog working, Fabby! I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy