Wednesday, March 12, 2014

FABBY: Kiss Me, I'm Irish, LOL!

Spring Thing
Hello dear laddies!

      Ok,  so for sweet Irish cheeks Kathleen's challenge party at Let's Dish, her great meme to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the patron of Ireland, I decided I am Irish until the real day, lol.. I think we should all be for St. Pat's Day every year, right?

I am exhausted from making a baby shower for a good friend's DD and baking the cake and everything else. Thank goodness it was at my Sil's house!

I will be a little late answering you my sweet, sweet friends, as my grandgirls are here and they are going back home Friday, therefore, I will be having lots of time in my hands to start commenting and visiting on all the fabulous posts you share!

Lots of great wishes for St. Patrick's Day and may all of you 'real Irish ladies' and your families enjoy this very special and traditional day.

Viva St. Patrick's Day!

Here is my table scape with lots of greens!

I started with a place mat hand woven in Ecuador that has shamrocks embroidered and I don't know why, but Indigenous people of this region seem to have shamrocks embroidered in their apparel too, that's where my inspiration for this pattern came from.
The flatware is Argent-Sophia in ivory which blends so well with the placemats.

Here are my dishes with shamrock borders and flowers; made back at our ceramic company, Monte Turi.

The place set with the salad plates with shamrocks as well. I used the clear sherbets so the pattern of the plates are more visible.

The dinner plate on top of a green charger with a shamrocks border.

I thought the place mats were perfect for this table, I just realized it while looking for the linen to make this setting.
The natural stone in the table is 'alabaster,' a quarried stone, which is also soft, translucent and lovely and it's from Ecuador.

The sherbets for dessert in the antique American made nesting tables that belonged to my Mil.

More shamrocks in the sherbets and a little green cloche I found by chance the other day.

A close up of the tea setting.

Actually, I love Baileys with my coffee, always did! I think I'll make me one now..hehehe..

I hope I made all your Irish eyes smile today.

Thank you so much lovely Irish friends and like I said before we all are Irish in this party at Kathleen's to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Your sweet and kind comments always make my day!

Thank you so much Kathleen for this great challenge at "Let's Dish, Cuisine Kathleen."

Hope to see you all there tonight!


I will also be joining the following great parties:
Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the

Debra for Be Inspired at,
Ladies Only Blog Share at,
Sarah for The Homemaking Party at,
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at,
Social Media Roundup at Let's Connect Blog hop at,
Fabulously Creative Friday at,
Tickled Pink Times Two at,

My Romantic Home at,
From The Farm Blog Hop at,
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
A Spring Thing Linky Party at,
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,

Saturday Show Off at,
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,
Natasha for Say G'Day Saturday at,
Saturday Sparks at,
Laurie for Show and Tell at,
Living Room Reveal and Linky Party at,
Serenity Saturday at,
Sunday Showcase Linky Party at,
Kaysi for Keep it Simple at,
The Sunday Showcase Party at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
Sandi Tea Time Tuesday at,
Ruth for Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
The SCOOP Linky Party at,



  1. Any guest would be "lucky" to dine with you. ;) Very pretty. Enjoy your time with your grandgirls. XOXO

  2. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    C'est un très bel hommage irlandais que tu nous offre. Une table somptueuse. Je deviendrais volontiers irlandaise pour une soirée chez toi ! Tout est si délicatement soigné.
    Tout comme toi en ce moment je suis très très occupée... après de si longues semaines d'absence, je ne sais plus par où ou quoi commencer !...
    Gros bisous à toi.

  3. Your table is so beautiful. Those dishes are really gorgeous. xo

  4. Lots of greens and fabulous dishes. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Fabby!

  5. Great colors and very pretty Fabby! I love your fun napkin rings:@)

  6. First, my heart is so happy you are enjoying time with your granddaughters. Your table is so inviting. I love the Irish feel of it.

    I always look forward to posts. You have so many different settings.

  7. Your china is to die for! Love that table.

  8. It looks beautiful Fabby. I love the dishes. Have fun with your granddaughters!

  9. Fabby, you have the most beautiful dishes! This pattern is just perfect, with the shamrock border, and the tea set is absolutely stunning! Everything looks so pretty!

  10. I couldn't wait to see your St. Patrick's Day post dear "Irish" friend, Fabby :) The dishes are beautiful and, of course, the table presentation is gorgeous!

  11. What a great table, Fabby! LOVE the "shamrock" dishes from your company. Kisses to you Fabby on St. Patrick's Day.

  12. Once, again, your dinnerware has stolen my heart - I love this pattern! The placemats are perfect and I love the centerpiece vase. You have set the perfect table, as always!!

  13. the dishes are beautiful -- I love the pottery from your company. the tea set is gorgeous, and I love your table top. Hope you enjoy the rest of the time with your grandchildren!

  14. Well you definitely got in the spirit Fabby! Your table looks perfect for the occasion! Those are great dishes- you have the best collections! Have fun with the grandkids!

  15. Fabby, I love your dishes! You have the most beautiful dishes to set tables. Hope your time with your granddaughters is a happy one. Enjoy!
    Blessings My Friend,

  16. Dear Fabby, Such a beautiful table setting for St. Patty's Day.
    I think we should all be Irish for the day too. It is a wonderful day to eat corned beef and Irish soda bread. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  17. Fabby,
    Such a pleasant treat to have a Saint Patrick's Day table in honor of Irish Ladies!!! My heritage is 1/2 Irish!!!
    Your Irish table is stunning with all the vivid colors in your china. Makes me want to dance a jig...and yes!!! I do know The Irish Jig, dear friend!!!
    I know your friend appreciated all your work for her DD Baby Shower!!!
    Have a grand time with your Grand Girls!!!
    P.S.. . .and when Irish eyes are smiling,
    the will steal your heart away!!!

  18. Dearest Fabby,
    Guess you just won the 1ste Prize for coordinating colors! Your Monte Turi china goes so well with the placemats and the flowers etc. Incredible eye you have for that!
    Love the entire setting and yes, I still have those special Irish Coffee glasses as I used to love that too; with whipped cream et all.
    You certainly are ready for it.
    Here the town is named Dublin and they clain they are Irish (only by name...!) but nobody will pull of something as exotic and elegant as you just did!
    Hugs and hope you enjoy the last night of your GG.

  19. I love your colorful dishes! I particularly like this pattern on the tea set and the bowls - just beautiful. Enjoy your time with your grand daughters!

  20. I love every moment of your tablescape! Everything is luscious against the alabaster of your table. The shamrock dishes are the most delightful that I've ever seen. How I wish that it was still possible to order from your factory! Thanks for inviting us for a peek, and Happy St. Pat's Day! Cherry Kay

  21. You have the perfect dishes for EVERY holiday and special occasion!! I love seeing your every tablescape!

  22. Kiss your Irish granddaughters for us! :)
    My birth mother is Irish. I always wished I had he curly red hair and smiling green eyes. Oh well!
    Did the girls help you set this lovely table?
    I know you're having lots of fun! I cannot wait to hear about it!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!



  23. Wow, this table is fabulous. Your china you designed is exquisite. The alabaster table top does show off your china, placemats and EVERYTHING!

    I am pinning this tablescape for sure.

  24. I love the view from your window !

  25. What a beautiful St. Patrick's Day setting. I would love to use those fabulous green dishes anytime, though.

  26. Beautiful! I love March as it gives me a chance to show off my heritage! I've got lots of Irish recipes up already and will be posting more all through March on my non Blogger site,

  27. Love those shamrock dishes,Fabby!!! So those are some from your factory? So pretty!

  28. Very pretty table setting. Looks fun and festive. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time linky, if you have not already.

  29. I just love those shamrock dishes, so beautiful! You made these Irish eyes smile, thanks for linking up!

  30. Oh, those dishes are so gorgeous, Fabby! Beautiful table...and I love the never ending supply of alstroemeria. I don't think I have ever seen an emerald green cloche...I am green with envy!
    Have a wonderful week.

  31. G'day! Gorgeous dishes and elegant dinner settings!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday No Rules Party!

  32. Dear Fabby,
    Oh my every time I think you have outdone yourself you pull more beauty out! Wow gorgeous!

  33. From the handwoven mats to the brightly colored pottery, your table makes my heart sing.

  34. HI Fabby
    Beautifully set in table with beautiful dishes.Everything looks awesome.Thank you for the beautiful share.Love your furniture's too.Love sujatha...:):)

  35. LOVE your table, Fabby. Happy St. Patrick's and Happy Pinks!!

  36. Hi Fabby,

    I participated in Kathleen's Blog Crawl this year, but I didn't get around to visiting everyone I wanted to visit that night, so here I am. :-D I adore your shamrock plates and other dishes made in your ceramics company. How fun that other countries besides Ireland love the shamrock.

    I love those antique nesting tables; you have so many wonderful family heirlooms. I also love the light fixture over your table -- gorgeous! Your table is pretty and fun, and I love the title of your post, lol. :) Stop by and see me if you get a chance; I finally did a St. Pat's tablescape.

    Warm hugs to you,


  37. Oh Fabby,
    I always enjoy seeing your wonderful settings! You share the prettiest pictures with us. I am so envious of your pretty dishes that came from your ceramics company. They are just beautiful and perfect for St. Patrick's Day. xo

  38. Beautiful pottery set, Fabby. I really like it. You better get some rest. We love our grandkids but I know how exhausting it is sometimes to keep them busy, lol....christine

  39. this looks like such a fun festive St Patricks Day table. I need to get my menu ready Thanks for linking this up to Friday Frenzy

  40. Oh Fabby, this is so pretty, I love all of your dishes and the flowers are stunning. Enjoy your little grands, they are always so fun. Hugs, Marty

  41. Fabby..
    This is a gorgeous green table. I am in love with those sherberts and the dishes too..fabulous dishes came out of y'alls factory.. I love your table..
    Have a wonderful holiday..
    Love, Mona

  42. Very fun and festive St. Patrick's table setting, Fabby!
    Mary Alice

  43. Tu mesa luce preciosa como de costumbre. Mi esposa es de descendencia Irlandesa y Escocesa, así que me interesan mucho las ideas que presentaste el día de hoy. ¡Felicidades!

  44. Fabby, just the prettiest and most colorful St Pat's table! Love it. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  45. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  46. Hello Fabby! Once again you've set a gorgeous table- so welcoming! You have such lovely and colorful dishes. I like the green goblets. Enjoy your time with family,

  47. wonderful cutlery.
    Like that handle of the fork, spoon and knife.

  48. Fabby -- contact me!! You won my giveaway! I can't access your email. Mine is

  49. Very pretty Fabby! I love the green chargers and your colorful dishes! Perfect! Glad to know there are Irish in Ecuador too! Lol! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  50. Fabby, your table is fabulous in green! Everything looks wonderful and what fun to dine at your table. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea.


  51. Great table, Fabby! Love the green!

  52. Hi Fabby: Wonderful table for St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy the grandchildren. Blessings, Martha

  53. What an amazing set of "shamrock" dishes. They are beautiful!

  54. Such a lovely St. Paddy's day tea you laid out there. I love the dishware, so fun and modern, and the candles and goblets made it very cozy!

  55. Dear Fabby
    I love meeting you again and I love your post today

  56. Wow, here again, I'm nicely surprised with this beautiful green china, so pretty! Love the tea set too. I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's day!

  57. A splendid St. Patrick Day's table and I love the tea china.

  58. What an awesome table display! So beautiful and creative! Thanks for linking up with LOBS!

  59. Beautiful Fabby! I love this table! Especially the blue and green plates! Adore. Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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