Friday, April 4, 2014

FABBY: Spring with Flowers and Birdies in the Kitchen

Hello sweet friends!

           I decided to bake some chocolate scones today, but somehow they didn't come out that pretty, but they are delish! However, the 'ugly scones' inspired me to create a vignette in my breakfast nook in the kitchen and it'll stay like that for a while...without the ugly, but yummy scones, lol!

   The motif for this vignette is mostly to have tea with Mother, Alejandro, Alexandra my DD, who has been visiting us for the last two weeks from the capital and now she's leaving us Sunday and I'm missing her already!

We've been having a wonderful time with her lovely, cheery and fun company.

Ok, here it is, hope you like it!

Here you have it, ready for Mother, hubby, DD Alex and me. Tea and scones in my vintage Oriental bone china dishes. 

The pattern in this vintage bone china dishes is very springy, with pretty cheery flowers and butterflies, as you can appreciate it here.

More singing birdies here.

The ugly, but yummy scones!

Baby birdie waiting for his mama!

Look how cute and funny he!

More birdies perched on a bowl. This bowl was made at our former Ceramic Co.

Besides the large bread bowl I use in the Fall, I also have this small wooden one, where I normally keep the fresh fruit in the kitchen and it has a sparkly gold wash. 

Mama bird feeding her baby in the mouth. This bowl was hand made back at our Factory and designed by me.

At left this adorable porcelain egg tray I found recently and loved it!

I hope to see you all at Kathleen's new challenge: "BIRDS, NESTS and EGGS" at Cuisine Kathleen.

Here you have it, my Spring vignette in the kitchen nook.

I will be joining Kathleen's challenge "BIRDS, NESTS and EGGS" at

I love the hand decorated, stained glass sky light on top; with hummingbirds and roses. In real life the colors are intense when lighted at night.

One of these days I'm gonna paint the Duncan Phyfe chairs white, or ivory!

Thank you sweet friends for visiting me, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties.


I will be joining:

Beverly for PINK Saturday at,
Saturday Show Off at,
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,
Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Saturday Sparks Linky Party at,
It's Overflowing at,

Say G'Day at,
A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party at,
Show and Tell at,
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Richella for Grace at Home No. 100!  at,

Suzanne for Saturday Sparks Linky Party at,
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,
Kathy for It's a Bouquet of Talent Linky Party at,
Serenity Saturday at,
Inspire Me Monday at,

Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,
Bernideen for friends Sharing Tea at,
Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Martha for TEA CUPS & BUNNIES at,
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
Susy for THE SCOOP at,
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,

Let's Dish "BIRDS, NEST AND EGGS" challenge at,
Paula for What's it Wednesday at,
Wordless Wednesday at,
What We Accomplished Wednesday at,
Wednesdays Adorned from Above at,
Cottage Style Party at,
Angel for Wake up Wednesnay Linky Party at,
Sarah for The Homemaking Party at,
Cathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,
Centerpiece Wednesday at,
Shabbilishious Friday Linky Party at,
Kaysi for Fun Easter Projects at,
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
Natasha for Say G'Day at,

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

I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.
Savvy Southern Style



  1. Fabby, Your stained glass sky light is just gorgeous....I love it! Some of my best tasting food had little to no eye! Hugs, Penny

  2. Oh how lovely. That cute little bird was my favorite. Thanks for a delightful visit for Pink Saturday.

  3. Fabby, I think you need to make a book of your wonderful table setting and table scapes. All are so pretty. Enjoy your weekend, xoxo,Susie

  4. Great job, Fabby. I love all your sweet spring birds and that gorgeous dishes.

  5. Your Spring vignette is just gorgeous, Fabby. I bet you are going to miss your daughter. The house always seems a tad empty when they leave, doesn't it? Your china set is so pretty and the scones might not be beautiful but if they taste good-well, who cares?
    Happy weekend to you my beautiful friend- xo Diana

  6. Your china goes with you beautiful stained-glass skylight Fabby! I bet you will miss Alexandra, but I'm sure she'll miss you just as much!

  7. Everything you do is just so pretty!!! You even turn your so called 'ugly' scones into a beautiful post!!

  8. Dear Fabby,
    haven't been here for a long while but I must say, you are still fabbyolous. Such a pretty kitchen vignette. I loves especially the birds bowl. So sweet. Even you kitchen sit very elegant. Thank you for sharing and many sweet comments before.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Your kitchen is perfect with the sleek kitchen and the simple stools. The choice of bright color theme is popular for this minimalist area. White color is great for this kitchen design with small space. The ultramodern kitchen looks sleek and clean with the contemporary kitchen with the black simple stools.
    Kitchen Design for an Extraordinary

  10. Fabby, those "ugly" scones wouldn't last 10 minutes around here! They DO look delish. Your Springtime vignette is so festive and welcoming, and I'm sure your sweet family has enjoyed it while they're with you. So glad you were all together for awhile!

  11. Dearest Fabby,
    Lovely display with birdies in your kitchen and the most darling ones are indeed in the sky light on top!
    You wrote that you would love to see the antique gold rose pendant hang around my pretty neck. But the fact is that I do run a Boutique on line where it is listed; those are not personal items...
    Antique Gold Plated FIX 18K French Art Nouveau Rose Pendant
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

  12. Oh I can only imagine how delicious the scones are, and your tea setting is so beautiful. I love the fabulous dishes you designed for your ceramic shop, they are always so beautiful to see. Gorgeous tablescape.

  13. Oh Fabby! I love all the little birds. Very beautiful and your sky light is bteath taking!

  14. "Fabby's Living" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

  15. So pretty gabby! You have such a great niche with this blog. You're awesome!

  16. Very springy indeed :-)
    You are a master in combining matching colors! Even the golden brown eggs...

  17. Hi, Fabby!!! Such pretty dishes and flowers for such a pretty lady!

    No worries that the scones weren't as pretty as you would have liked. I long ago stopped worrying about the way food looks. I'm ALL about the taste!!! I'm glad you all enjoyed them!

  18. Hi Fabby, it looks like you had a beautiful tea! I love the china and it's so cheery and perfect for spring and easter. Have a wonderful day.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  19. Fabby, you have created a lovely spring vignette. Love how you turned the cups on their side and those chocolate scones look so good.
    The little bird is very sweet in the cloche. Happy Spring pretty Fabby. xo

  20. Hi Fabby,
    I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your daughter and family. Family is precious! Love your spring theme tea table. I have never made chocolate scones but I just came across a recipe and one of these days, I'm going to try it. I really like your bowl with the cute birdies on it. Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and have a lovely day, my friend.


  21. Fabby, your tables are always so lovely. A perfect spot for tea and friends.

    Jocelyn @

  22. Your kitchen spring vignette is lovely, especially with all the birdies joining us.
    I love your skylight too - lucky you!

  23. Another lovely table setting. Those birdies are so cute. And love the bright and cheerful dishes.

  24. It would be wonderful to visit you and sit down to your table and have tea. I love your vignette with the mother bird and nest. Your tea set is gorgeous with the yellow and gold flowered pattern. This the perfect way to celebrate Spring!


  25. This is my first visit to your blog and I am blown away by all the beautiful photographs. Sooo pretty. I especially love all the blue and white dishes and the bouquet of roses with red and white mixed. So many beautiful pics, you have made a very nice post.

  26. What a pretty collection Fabby.


  27. Love - love all your birds and that darling fun tea set!

  28. Fabby, your family must be receiving the royal treatment during their visit ;o) Your table setting and sweet spring birds is very inviting. Enjoy the week. xo

  29. Hi Dear Fabby! Oh, another gorgeous table. Your dishes are so pretty. I don't think you've ever shown us the same set twice! :) Never mind that the scones don't look the way you think they should, just as long as they're yummy! Oh, how beautiful your sky light it! Your pretty dishes look like they were made to go with your sky light! Glad you've been having such a nice time with your daughter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  30. Fabby:

    What a wonderful warm and welcoming tea.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  31. Oh, how fun to have your daughter there too, Fabby! Saludos para todos! And how fun it must be to be sharing chocolate scones, at this lovely setting, in your kitchen! Sometimes the kitchen table is best! All beautiful, as always! The mama bird feeding her baby is precious--of course it was designe by you!! Carinos, ~Zuni

  32. Love your china and birds!So cute! Another wonderful setting. I hope your family appreciates you! Lol! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  33. Very lovely, Fabby! The choc scones look delicious :) Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  34. Hello Fabby,
    You have created a lovely vignette in your kitchen. It is very cheery with those wonderful dishes! I am sure your scones are delicious too.
    How wonderful that your daughter is home for a visit.

  35. Wish I was there with you having one of those scones and enjoying your tablescape! Those birds and nests just scream spring! Enjoy it! PS. I LOVE your stained glass above your head, that is truly amazing!

  36. Love the skylight and your spring flowers. The tea set is very much a celebration of spring. Birdies too! I bet the chocolate scones were delicious! Happy Tea Day!

  37. Love your skylight too. You had me a bird nest and birdies; just love them and your table is so CREATIVE!

  38. Wow....the food looks great to me! plus the skylight and those fantastic dishes...what time do we eat? I'm coming over!

  39. Oh my dear, you are so much more than ready! And, yes, I see your silver dome on the header, just beautiful. All of us who appreciate this type of thing should be so thankful we have ours, they are slowly disappearing. Beautiful table. Wish I were closer, I would stop in to see you. Big hug, Fabby!

  40. Love the gold tones in the dishes! Very pretty setting! Celeste

  41. It all looks great, Fabby! Have a great week.

  42. Hello my dear Preciousa Mia,

    Graciosness... don't you think the set is for me? Just loving the Asian look. I remember dear old grandma's treasures. I just don't know where they are now.

    Hope you have a wonderful mid-week. I just want you to know that I so much appreciate every lil prayers you and your lovely friends offer for me and my safety. I also pray you and your family to keep safe and healthy. You are all in our hearts.

    Thank you dear Fabby. Keep praying and miracles coming in our paths.

    God Bless You all.

    Much hugs,
    /CC & family

  43. Oh Fabby, I love that bowl. I love the way the bright, beautiful birds look as if they are chirping to each other. This vignette definitely looks like Spring with the bright floral dishes and the birds (in nest and on bowl). laurie

  44. Beautiful as usual, Fabby! Those birds are so cute and of course the china set is so pretty. The scones look delicious....Christine

  45. I love your kitchen Fabby, the skylight is just fabulous! I think I enjoy seeing the table set in the kitchen best of all. Your china is beautiful and the table looks lovely all set for Spring.

  46. That stained glas skylight is fabulous! Your table is so inviting- I just want to grab a cup and saucer, and the scones and join you for a bit! Those plates are so pretty- and the bird in the cloche is adorable! I love the details here including the flowers laying so nicely on the plate- lovely job!

  47. Hi Fabby! Nice stack of goodies for Kathleen's challenge.

  48. Now, if this isn't cute I don't know what would be! Little bird is on the top...gorgeous setting!

  49. Very nice dishes--the yellow and oranges are very pretty. Chocolate scones sound delicious--I haven't tried any yet, but I'm thinking I should soon :).

  50. Lovely table as always, Fabby! Cute dish with the mama bird feeding the baby! Chocolate scones sound delicious.
    Have a great week.

  51. You have so many pretty birdies! I like that cute little fat bird! I bet the scones were delicious!

    The stained glass sky light is really beautiful!

    No, no, don't paint that chair white! :-)


  52. It doesn't have to look good to taste good, although I thought they looked fine! I love your pretty dishes, and the cute little bird in the nest under glass was a great, whimsical touch.
    Dawn @ We Call It
    Link party Tue-Fri, weekly

  53. Hi Fabby, I always enjoy seeing your ceramics. You are so talented! I'm sure you will miss your daughter. It is so sad when they go away!! And I would love one of your chocolate scones right now to eat with my tea! Linda

  54. Beautiful that creative bird bowl. Your china is gorgeous!

  55. Fabby, that tea set is simply stunning! I love the colors and the pattern -- so elegant! Your pretty table is a feast for the eyes, and I'll bet no one complained about the scones!

  56. Fabby, what a beautiful kitchen and that sky light is stunning. I love your kitchen table set for tea and scones. Don't worry your scones look yummy and moist. I could enjoy one for sure.

    Love your bowl you designed and the handpainted eggs with the cute kissing birds. So many cute elements. Love the china too.

  57. How much fun is this! The design for your tea party is the stacked cups and saucers. I know that your family time was so special. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  58. Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party! Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  59. Fabby,
    I had just set out some triple berry muffins from the freezer to thaw for the mornings breakfast. Good thing, because this Birdies in the Kitchen Vignette is making me hungry for breakfast!!!
    What an adorable breakfast nook!!!


  60. I love the pattern on the china and that cute little bird settled in his nest.

  61. Pretty eggs, and delightful set up. I am sure the scones taste yummy! Thanks for joining in the challenge!

  62. How lovely that you had your DD home for a visit. Mine just left to go back to her college town to work for the professor she did research under. I am missing her too.

    Your dinnerware is so pretty and I love that ceramic egg container! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

  63. Beautiful vignette, Fabby - I'm sure the scones were marvelously delicious - sounds good right now with a cup of coffee! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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