Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FABBY: Welcome to my Living Room

Hello sweet friends!

Welcome to my living room, have a seat please.

"Aubusson Oriental hand made silk rug."

I will be joining Alyson at the THE POLO HOUSE Link up Challenge: "DECORATING WITH ORIENTAL RUGS"
    I did some small tweaking in my living room to freshen it up for Spring...not that it's so Spring like, either is it great, but I'm one that loves the dining room because that's where I get to do what I love the most, which are dishes, therefore, I tend to neglect my living room, I always think of it in terms of 'guests' only, lol!

Now I changed the small things in the coffee table and the 'four end tables' I have around it.

Here it is, I always hope you like it my friends!

I copied this great marble coffee table from an 'Architectural Digest' Magazine of Interior Design from an article they had on Francoise Sagan's apartment in the Paris's west bank... the famous French writer.
I fell for it hard and Alejandro had it reproduced for me!

The French bronze boy is an antique, turn of the last century, is marked and all, as are the bronze dogs at your right.

I love this pretty reticulated dishes I recently acquired for candy. I keep them with chocolates and Candy, took them out so you can appreciate the pretty lace in them.

Vintage French bombé end table at your right.

The fabric of the upholstery in the two couches is an Italian pure silk brocade.

I placed the fringes on the couches and also the tassels, myself; several years ago.

At left a vintage French girl with sheep, vintage porcelain dogs and a small Oriental jar.

The left vintage French Bombé end table with an antique lamp that was from my Mil's wedding more than 70 years ago.

Here is an antique, turn of the last century, French bronze figure of a jockey boy, German made dogs and a vintage French boy playing the flute.

Another vintage small and pretty end table next to this comfy chair.
I won the tiny table as my Mil had two of this antique things, so me and another Sil won the other; after she died.

I just came back to explain that the small Oriental screen, on top of the small end table that looks like it's painted; no,no, Nanette, as our friend Shelia would say... is made of 'white Chinese lacquer' and embossed 'jade figurines' and it is from the 1960's.

The pretty Cala in a basket painting was made by Alejandro's quite famous uncle who was an artist in Washington DC and Madrid. We have three lovely paintings from Luis Crespo Ordoñez.
Some of you know me by now; so back then I also decided that this small space needed a little side table too, therefore, I asked Alejandro if he can have one ordered in the same 'travertino marble' to match the coffee table and with the same lines as the coffee table and he immediately obliged!

Both tables in the travertino marble were made here in Cuenca-Ecuador, as there are great marbles in this area of the country.
Please disregard the lamp cord, but, don't know how to hide it for the moment.

 With this one you've seen all four end tables I have around the living room.

The Art Nouveau bronze mirror, with mother of pearl was Alejandro's grandma... easily over 100 years old!

As you go to your right, passing by my grandma's antique black Viennese cane chair and the Antique Oriental 'canphor trunk,' ... is the door out...but I don't want you to go yet !

I reupholstered the chair at your right about a year and a half ago, with this pretty check fabric in pale green and yellow, to blend it with the couches and Chippendale chairs.
Before it was of a lovely green Italian silk fabric which our beloved 'Pug Ben' ruined it sleeping and scratching it, lol!

I love the Oriental Chippendale chairs! Alejandro gave them to me for my 40th. birthday, along with the dining room set.

The foyer in the background and the dining room in the foreground.

Thank you for coming wonderful friends, your visits always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great Parties!


I will be joining:

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Home Sweet Home at,
Fabulously Creative Linky Party at,
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Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
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Saturday Show Off at,
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Natasha for Serenity Saturday at,

Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Linky party at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Masterpiece Monday at,
Share your Creativity at,
Barb for The SCOOP at,
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,

Between Naps On the Porch I will be joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.



  1. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    Un petit passage au salon me fait plaisir !
    Tout est prodigieux où que mes yeux se posent.
    J'ai retenu et je l'avais déjà une fois remarqué dans un de tes précédents billets ce beau spécimen dalmatien ! Il trône avec autour de lui de si magnifiques objets de valeur.
    Tout a une âme, une histoire... aucune faute de goût.
    Merci pour cette si charmante invitation ma chère Fabby. Tu as un salon prestigieux.
    Je te fais de très gros bisous.

  2. You live in a dollhouse which you've created for yourself and family. Wonderful. I enjoy your beautiful blog which I am new to.
    You are an inspiration and I thank you for it.

  3. Dear Fabby, Your living room is beautiful. You decorate with such care and thought. It is nice to have pieces from your family. It makes them always feel close.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  4. Of course I am in love with your living room again. It reminds me of our Natchez home with all the antiques and wood furniture and the Asian touches. We really think alike, Fabby. Imagine tweaking the same room and posting it at the same time, lol....Christine

  5. Despite its elegance and grace, your living room still manages to exude warmth and invite. I would love to sit and chat there to Fabby! So many beautiful things to look at and admire and that coffee table is truly divine! Alejandro really loves you!

  6. Dearest Fabby,
    You could tell so many stories about your heirloom pieces of lovely furniture that you easily could fill a book!
    Great stories and I also love the calla lily painting by Alejandro's uncle.
    Lovely post!

  7. You have such a unique style. Beautiful.

  8. What a beautiful, beautiful room, Fabby. It is just gorgeous and filled with so many precious pieces. I LOVE those tables your hubby had made for you. They are really special and perfect for your room.

    I am used to seeing your lovely tablescapes but I can see you are more than just a pretty dish! You have done a wonderful job on the living room, too- xo Diana

  9. SO warm and welcoming, Fabby- and so classic! I love the tassels hanging from your sofa arms- what a great idea. Everything looks beautiful. Enjoy the upcoming weekend :)

  10. I'm right in the middle of redoing my living room so this post came at a perfect time for me. I think your style and taste is just wonderful. You manage to make it formal yet totally inviting at the same time. I love this.

  11. What fine pieces with such lovely stories! I enjoyed my visit to your living room. I think it really reflects your beautiful personality and appreciation for lovely things.

  12. Fabby, your home is so beautiful and so inviting. I love how you group your conversations areas together. Gorgeous. Hugs, marty

  13. Good Morning dear Fabby,
    You have a lovely home. You have a clever eye for detail when you decorate. I love the Chippendale chairs above all. But I also love that you have carefully placed treasured family heirlooms (as well as new pieces) that you can enjoy and cherish. Perfect spot for an afternoon chat with special guests. Have a fabulous week:)

  14. Fabby your home is absolutely gorgeous my friend.


  15. You have a lot of lovely pieces. Thank you for sharing your home.

  16. You have so many interesting pieces and special heirloom treasures!! Lovely!!! But mostly I love how the room is arranged for conversation and togetherness....warm and inviting with room for everyone!!!

  17. Your living room looks so inviting! You have some beautiful pieces and I love how everything is arranged. Visiting from LOBS today.

  18. Your living room is beautiful! The fabrics on your sofa and chair are so pretty. I remember the coffee table you had made- that's really great that you had end tables made to match! All your pretty figurines look lovely- you have style!

  19. Fabby, your living room is just gorgeous. You have such beautiful pieces and the tables are amazing. You can feel all the love in the room just looking at the pictures. Very pretty!

  20. Beautiful room and details. Thank you for sharing this. :)

  21. Your living room is beautiful Fabby. I loved seeing all your family treasures.

  22. What a beautiful and inviting room. You've paid attention to every detail!

  23. Hi Fabby,
    OMG, it seems I am touring in a museum. Indeed! Everything is vintage and have a story behind.


    Happy Sunday.

  24. Thank you for inviting :-)
    I especially noticed the nice rug and the cala painting!

    Happy Holidays!

  25. Hi, Fabby, your living room is gorgeous. I love how the objects hold special meaning for you and your family. Have a wonderful week!

  26. You have decorated your home with such love.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  27. Good Afternoon Fabby, You have a very beautiful home and your taste is exquisite. I really do love your marble coffee table as it is so unusual.
    The pretty dishes look so lovely with their delicate lace pattern.
    It is so lovely that you have such beautiful heirloom pieces around you to enjoy.
    It was pure joy to walk around your living room with you. Thank you for the treat.
    Best Wishes

  28. Thanks for sharing your living room - you can really tell there is a lot of love in there!

  29. Hi Fabby, I can't help it, my eyes go immediately toward those beautiful moldings on the wall! Love the lamps too, the one with the armillary sphere is my favorite ;) Seria genial poder visitarte y compartir una buena tarde contigo en este lugar tan acogedor!
    Un abrazo,

  30. Fabby I cannot help but mention that your furnishings are timeless in their stye and beauty. The Chippendale chairs are exquisite in their craftsmanship, the lovely marble coffee table and end tables are certain to become heirlooms, and the sofa's style and fabric are elegant yet still inviting to guests. You have done a marvelous job of creating this beautiful setting.

  31. Fabby, your living room is gorgeous! I loved seeing all of the close ups of your pretty vignettes. What treasures you have. Oh My! Those marble tables are absolutely amazing! laurie

  32. Oh, Fabby, your living room is just stunningly beautiful! Thank you so much for allowing us to be guests in that special space.


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