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Happy Holiday Season 2016
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

FABBY: Last Wednesday Rosary Prayer


Hello sweet friends!

      I did a post back, almost a month ago, about a group of lovely friends and Sils which we gather together for a group Rosary Praying here in my house and we pray for our needs, for others, for the countries that are going through hardship in the world, etc.

There is so much to pray for now days... Matthew 18:20 says: 
 
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them!"

I can pray with my friends for your special needs too, just let me know and you do not have to be Catholic, we are all children of our Father in heaven, Jesus Christ.

 Than after we retreat to the dining room for a simple tea with bread, butter, cheese and marmalade. Here is my table for the ladies. We were ten, three of them had to leave after praying, therefore, we were ten in the table.


Since we were only ten for tea, I set up the large dinner table for all of us, which is nice and cozy...otherwise I'd have to fix the breakfast table as well, like last month.


Home made bread, mother's great bread recipe, which brings me lots of childhood memories, specially of my dear dad, who just loved it and my mom baked it often specially for him!

The bread recipe makes two loaves. The recipe is at the end of the post; it's not difficult at all!

In the back there's pieces of cheese, ready to just place on bread.
Cookies I made from the Cookie Factory machine.




This is a pretty small German cut crystal flower vase. I know it looks big in the pic, but it's not and... it's so cute!



I love these German tea dishes I 'gave myself for my birthday' three years ago, lol

A placed the two teapots along with the tea chest with a pewter top; here in the breakfast table.

The pewter top tea chest was made by my good friend's sister and she sells them in her shop.

I gave one as a giveaway for my first year of blogging and Jacqueline from the 'Purple Chocolate' won it, and it made me so happy, she's such a good and talented blog friend!

In the back some pink and purple water glasses. I bought them cause they had them displayed with the dishes in the store's window and fell in love with the entire thing, lol!

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

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for their great parties!

LOVE,
FABBY

Mother's Two Loaf Recipe Bread

4 Cups all purpose flour
2 eggs room temp.
1 ounce of dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 Cups warm milk
1/2 Cup dissolved margarine or butter  (I use butter)
1 Tsp. of aniseed, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds...whatever you wish.

Dissolve the margarine, or butter in the microwave. Add it to the warm milk, plus the 1 tsp. sugar and mix with a wire mixer.
Place these mixture in the K. Aid, or electric beater of your choice,or even in a food processor... and now add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with the hook feature, if it's a beater machine.

Grease and flour two loaf kind of molds and pour the batter evenly between the two. The batter is very loose and sticky, almost like a thick cake type!

Cover with a cloth and let it rise twice the volume in a very warm place in your kitchen.

Pre-heat oven to 375F and than after dough it's doubled in size, than bake the loaves for 20 minutes, or until they look golden on top.

NOTE: You can brush each loaf before with an egg wash to make them shine...me, I always forget, lol!

I will be joining:


Between Naps On the Porch I will be joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Church.

Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Tickled Pink at,  http://www.504main.com
Michael for Foodie Friday at,  http://rattledbridgefarm.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Debra for Be Inspired at,  http://www.commonground-do.com
Jody and Stan for Simple and Sweet Friday at,  http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://www.craftberrybush.com
Ladies Only Blog Share Link party at,  http://mommiefried.com
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Friday at,  http://theromantichome
Inspiration Friday at,  http://thepicketfence.blogspot.com
Flaunt it Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Fabulously Creative Friday at,  http://www.jenniferrizzo.com
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at,  http://hibiscushouse.blogspot.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescape.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Saturday Show Off at,  http://maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.com
Natasha for Say G'Day Saturday at,  http://www.natashainoz.com
Inspire Me Monday at,  http://www.createwithjoy.com
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,  http://www.dwellingstheheartofyourhome.com


























 



42 comments:

Linda said...

Oh what a lovely tea!!! And what a wonderful thing to gather in prayer! I so admire you and the life you lead! What a blessing you are to so many!

Crystal Grandeur said...

What do i say other than gorgeous table.You have set it so beautifully.The spreads look yummy.Have lots of fun.Love and hugs sujatha...:):)

Chubby Chieque said...

Dear Fabby,
OMG! You always make my heart stop! How I love, if you can pray for my safety and my worries specially now when the bank is cutting off the Senior staffs.

I will certainly try your Dad's fave bread, soon.

TY mucho and hope you have a blessed weekend, my loving friend.

Besos mas,
/CC girl

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh Pinky- I adore those dishes! It's so nice for you to have these ladies over and to get a chance to entertain. The bread you made looks so yummy.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Fabby, this is so beautiful. Those delicate floral dishes and tea cups are perfect for a ladies' tea. Your table looks stunning. How nice that you host a prayer group. I'm sorry for the ladies who had to leave and missed all of this. The bread made my mouth water, and I was surprised at how easy the recipe sounds. I'm going to try this. Thank you for sharing it, and for always sharing so much beauty. laurie

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely idea to get together for a prayer and then tea. What an honor to sit at your lovely table and enjoy all of these goodies. I am a homemade bread fan too! Isn't it fun to share your family traditions with everyone like this wonderful bread?!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These dishes are just gorgeous! I love the prayer time and then gather for tea and bread and fellowship. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

Linda

c. Joy said...

Beautiful. I love this table! Great job.

Barbara F. said...

Such a beautiful tea! I pray the Rosary every day, and have hosted a group in my home, with the bad winter, it is on hold. xo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Lovely table setting and fond memories about the home made bread and your Dad.
You had me laugh out loud with the precious birthday gift you gave yourself!
Hugs to you; I'm so tired now, need to hit the mattress... Guess your prayers worked well!
Mariette

ND said...

Fabby- What a gorgeous table and how wonderful to pray together. I am so glad to know that you, too, believe like I do that we do not have to be any one religion to pray for one another. I do believe we all tie back to one great God and there won't be any religion in Heaven. I have been to churches that say unless you believe as they do that you are damned and going to Hell. I don't believe God would ever approve of that kind of message from the pulpit.

I hope you have a lovely and blessed weekend- Love to you- xo Diana

ps. Once again- Your table is flawless and gorgeous!!!!

SarahGeorge said...

How sweet! Praying for someone else is always a great thing to do and the dishes "you gave yourself" are soooooo beautiful!! No wonder, you fell in love with them :)And I liked the way you said it :) Photos are amazing too! As always, I'm so in awe, how you maintain these beautiful dishes, each post has different collections :). May you have many more prayer times :)
Hugs:)
Sarah

tablescapesbybev said...

Wonderful table...your china is gorgeous. Everything is so springlike and cheerful!

Diane said...

Fabby, I used to be a member of a prayer group, when I lived in a different town. We kept a prayer diary and kept up with how many of our prayers were answered. It was amazing! The tea preparations are wonderful. I adore your beautiful china and the food looks delicious.

Lorraine said...

beautiful... you are a wonderful hostess... and a very sweet lady...

Vel Criste said...

I've actually been going to my friends house every night for the novena for her son's 40th day of death.. our setting is more informal than yours but eating has always been a part of it. I love praying in group, adds more comfort to me. Love you table and thanks for sharing the bread recipe dear

Catherine said...

Dear Fabby, I would love to share with you in this beautiful tea and prayer, though, my prayers are with you.
This is a lovely recipe for bread with tea.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Lorraine said...

What a lovely tablescape and gathering Beautiful dishes! HPS, Lorraine

Lorraine said...

What a lovely tablescape and gathering! Beautiful dishes you gave yourself :) HPS, Lorraine

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Very beautiful table and so perfect to get hearts ready for prayer time.

Deborah Montgomery said...

what a beautiful and elegant table. (I like to buy myself stuff too :)!! I adore homemade bread and marmalade. praying with others is so powerful. and thank you, Fabby, for your very kind comments on my blog.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a lovely table setting. So welcoming and beautiful. The bread and cookies look delicious!

Villrose said...

A beautiful birthday gift that was :-)

bj said...

OOO, I just LOVE teas. Bread and butter and cheese and jam....ummmm
O, and of course, the tea. :)
Everything looks so beautiful and your bread looks to die for.
xoxo

racheld said...

Oh, Fabby!

You have the most beautiful, open heart and welcoming home! Such a sweet group for a prayer gathering, and the warm spiritual echo is carried on to the lovely tea table, as well.

Bread and butter and cheese--foods as old as we can imagine, and eaten in some form in almost every civilization and society in history---what a perfect repast for such a gentle occasion. The simple, comforting fare echoes generations and centuries of friends and family gathered, and your elegant way of presenting it bespeaks honor to your guests.

Your home is always perfectly arranged for whatever your celebration or gathering, and the warm welcome is most beautiful of all.

I love being included in your gatherings.

rachel

Carolyn Robbins said...

Hi Fabby,

What a wonderful Spring Tea table!
Beautiful China and delicious food!

Bear Hugs,
Carolyn

Chubby Chieque said...

Dear Fabby,
Yes, I saw the one beside the cheese. I thought: that mini-cloche is familiar, LoL*

I am glad you like them. Let me know if you need more, so I can check if there's new style, wink :-)

Love,
/CC girl

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

How I'd love to join your sweet gathering, Fabby! The table is beautiful; the dishes gorgeous, and your friends around the table, sharing bread...sublime. Thank you for your prayers for the world at large...such prayers are needed! Gracias, Fabby. Tu amiguita, ~Zuni

Diane Barnard said...

This is such a beautiful and inspiring post. My daughter and I are Catholic and have a few Catholic friends. I would love to do something like this.

Lady of the Manor said...

What a beautiful tea! I love your floral dishes. The loaf of bread looks delicious! We are having a big snowstorm this weekend and I'm going to try to make your recipe. I'll let you how it turns out!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being a witness of the power of the rosary with your family/friends. We, my dear one and I of 61 years marriage say our daily rosary together each day and last fall we went back to praying three full rosaries each day as there is so much need for prayer and the salvation of souls. May you and your family be blessed abundantly for this weekly gathering. Is is good to share a simple fare with tea afterwards. Prayer refreshes the soul and the tea and bread the body.
With joy and prayer,
Sylvia Faye

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! Lovely post and photos too!
Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Nothing but Noodles Pasta party!
Cheers! Joanne
P.S. Perhaps you'll consider adding our FFF badge too :)

Diane Barnard said...

How pleased Our Lady is with those who dedicate themselves to the Rosary.

Candy S said...

I do so admire your commitment to your faith Fabby. I sincerely believe that prayer has the power to heal. This lovely tea service is perfect for the refreshments for friends that have gathered together in prayer.

Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} said...

The bread is actually what brought me here...it looked so yummy! I love bread! The table setting is soooo pretty! I am not Catholic, but I love the thought and idea of your prayer group it's so loving. Great post and pictures!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a lovely table! The flowery dishes are perfect for spring and the teacup have a lovely shape.

Entertaining Women said...

I love that you have a precious circle of prayer warriors like I have my Garden Friends. I love when they come through my door. It blesses my house and me greatly. The simple bread of tea and bread and cheese is heartwarming, and I adore the German dishes...so beautiful. I'm so glad to have a spot of time , post Sweet Mister's knee replacement surgery, to visit some of my favorite blogs on this cold winter afternoon. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Michelle said...

The bread sounds wonderful and your table is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Fabby your china and tea sets are spectacular. Gorgeous, gorgeous table. I would love to be with your group in prayer. I would love a prayer for my hubby and I. My hubby has recently been laid-off and things have been a bit difficult. Emotionally, I can use the reinforcement. God bless you Fabby. You are so kind.

Hugs,

Janet

Teresa said...

All so perfect!
It shows The Light that Guides you through Life and the amazing Heart He Chose to Live in.
Blessings,
Teresa

Tricia said...

Fabby, your tea dishes are so lovely! I can see why you "needed" them! The menu for your tea also sounded delicious, and the bread looks like one I might attempt to make!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh Fabby, how lovely! Gorgeous dishes, food, bread, and for such a great reason...to pray! I am so glad you shared your bread recipe...thank you! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy