Thursday, May 8, 2014

FABBY: Mother's Day and Giveaway I Won!

Hello dear Friends!

LOOK at my beautiful giveaway I won from pretty Deborah Montgomery for her "just three month" bloggiversary! 
I love the adorable teacup and saucer in bone china 'Colclough made in England' and the pretty vintage tray linen, in such a soft and delicate vanilla color as the teacup and saucer.

Lovely Deborah has a beautiful blog, you don't want to miss her at "THE BEAUTIFUL MATTERS" and you would never believe she was blogging only three months, she is a pro at this, with great taste and very, like me, would think she has been blogging for ever!
She is also a lovely lady you will love to meet her if you haven't yet!

Here is the link to her blog:

Thank you so much dear Deborah, I am very grateful and lucky to have this lovely giveaway from you, all the way from your Michigan, USA home, right here at my home in Ecuador, SA to enjoy and remember you every time I use them!

My table for MOTHER'S DAY 2014. This table is in honor of my Mother, your Mothers, to you my friends, the Mothers in my family and to all the Mothers in the world!

May God bless you always!

The etched stemware is Viennese. The three tier server is Royal Albert-Lady Carlyle.

I used my china from 1976, called 'Naomy Rose' from Anchor Hocking.'

The china has a lovely pink flower with a pink bud, so I decided on these big dinner napkins with the large pink flower, very similar to the one in the dishes, as you can see here, right?

The plates also have some gray 'brushstrokes' around them, which went perfectly with the reverse side in gray of the lovely floral place mats DD Sofia gifted me this past C'mas.

The complete place setting with the teacup and saucer. I have them for 12 places... and some are chipped, as they are old!
I also used white chargers that have a faux mother of pearl finish and it picks up a sort of gray tone in the light.

I always loved gray and pink. I was so fortunate that the reverse of the floral placemats are with a soft gray pattern, perfect for the dishes!

I baked Mother's
 fave cake, my 'Carrot Cake' with coconut cream-cheese topping and walnuts.

The centerpiece flower vase was made at our former ceramic company.
The pretty flowers have lasted since my Rosary tea.

I used my beloved Oriental ladies in honor of Mother's Day.

Look how pretty the gray side pattern in the place mats look with the gray on the dishes; I truly loved it together!

Love this pretty lady with the bird in her wrist.

The sweet bowl and saucer is vintage Bavarian, I will use one for hot sauce, the men like and the other for Parmesan cheese. They belonged to Alejandro's grandma and I have a set of four.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2014 to all of you sweet ladies in blog land, to the mother's in your families and to your own Mothers, if you are lucky to still have her with you!

May God bless you always!


Thank you my wonderful friends for your comments, as they always make my day!

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

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at,
Grace at Home at,
Open House Party at,
It's a Party at,
The Inspiration Gallery at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,
Inspire Me Tuesday at,
PINK Saturday at,
Home and Garden Thursday at,
Home Sweet Home at,
Friends Sharing Tea at,
The Charm of Home at,

"FINAL Thrifty Things Friday" at,
Be Inspired at,
Food on Friday at,
Foodie Friday at,
Fabulously Creative Linky Party at,
Show and Tell Friday at,
Saturday Show Off at,
DIY Projects Junkin Joe at,

From the Farm Blog Hop at,
Say G'Day Saturday Linky party at,
Saturday Sparks at,
Show and Tell Saturday at,
It's a Bouquet of Talent Party at,
Masterpiece Monday at,
Share Your Creativity at,'
Inspire Me Monday at,
A Red Rose Tea at,
Tuesdays at our Home at,
A Return to Loveliness at,
Make it Pretty Monday at,
Rustic and Refined: Table it Linky Party at,
You're Gonna Love it at,
Turn it Up Tuesday at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Tea Time Tuesday at,

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


Brandi said...

Congratulations, Fabby! The items you won look like the perfect fit for you. Your table settings are always so beautiful. You put your heart in all you do. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Wishing you a lovely Mother's Day. I'm sure your daughter and sweet grand-girls will spoil you rotten!!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Lovely, Fabby! Also, your prize is adorable....I will definitely take a look at her blog, thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

A post of Fabulous - Fabulous People, Fabulous Pieces, Fabulous Fabby!

All so charming and so you. I'll stop by your friend's later.

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day, you're a great Mom and also the Sweetest Daughter involving all in a lovely bow of affections and caring that are the essence of the "role".

Smile, Laugh and Eat Cake,


Crystal Grandeur said...

Such a beautiful table you have set in honor of all mothers.Lovely presentation.Congratulations.Love the Chinese dolls on the table.Have a wonderful mothers day.Love and Hugs sujatha..:):)

Ramon Valdez said...

Fabby, congrats on winning your beautiful cup and saucer, I always wanted to enter a giveaway hehe, your table is beautiful, I love the way you stacked the dishes and that pop of color with the napkins is genius
Have a blessed day.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Thank you to visit me dear Fabby.The store is doing good.Some have placed orders for bed spreads and cushion covers.Little busy handling all that.Hope your darling g daughter and family are fine.Have a great day.Lots of love here from India..sujatha..:):)

Terra said...

Your table is gorgeous, and happy Mothers Day to you too. That is a lovely gift package that you won.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Fabby, you are such a sweetheart! I'm glad you like your gift, and thank you for such a lovely compliment about my blog!

I love the pink and gray together on your table, and your tiered stand is so pretty! The carrot cake looks delicious; I'm making one this weekend for my son who will be home from college. His birthday is on mother's day this year. Blessings to you on Mother's Day, dear Fabby! Love, Deborah

Mari said...

Fabby, that is one fabulous table setting! I love your pretty china, I can hardly believe your flowers are still alive how wonderful...
Oh my your cake sounds delicious...


Chubby Chieque said...

Absolutely one of my fave settings.

Hope there is still a piece of your cake coz I am coming :-)

TY for sharing and hope Mum and you will have a fab day.

Sweden is celebrating MB last Sunday of May. so, for me, 2 weeks more to go.

Hugs from D´Box,

Debbie Moore said...

Fabby ... this is a beautiful table! I lingered over the post and enjoyed every element! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Fabby, you have done it again and set a beautiful table for Mother's Day! Everything looks so pretty and elegant and may you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
Julie xoxo

Bernideen said...

Another beautiful table and that cake looks delicious. Love your 3 tiered cake stand too!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a beautiful table for Mother's favorite element was the gray placemat with the gray touches in the china. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Mother's Day! Cherry Kay

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Deborah sure is a natural talent in writing, photographing and all. What I love about her blog is she is using her OWN material which is often not the case with all bloggers.
Your table setting in honor of your and all Mothers, is so lovely as usual are all of your special settings.
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and reflective time during Mother Day's weekend and always.
We just got back from our 9-day trip to Orlando, Sarasota, Miami and Lakeland. We had a great break away after so much hard work. I'd given a dinner for 11 persons of Pieter's club of intellectuals, the day before our departure...
Hugs to you,

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a beautiful table! :)

I read The Beautiful Matters already and I agree...hard to believe that she's only been blogging for a few months! :)

Have a wonderful Mother's Day !:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table, as usual! love those napkins.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

what a great giveaway. A always, your table is beautiful, Fabby. xo Laura

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Fabby, you have created a gorgeous and very special tablescape. Very well done!

I am so happy for you to have won that awesome giveaway - what a sweet lady, going to check her blog out right after this!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, too, sweet lady.

Marigene said...

We don't see many tables done in gray and pink...very pretty, Fabby.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day to you, dear Fabby. I wish all the mothers in your family a joy filled day of celebration.

I do love the soft grays and pretty pinks together, and the placemats are perfect.

And, the bluebird cups in your header are gorgeous.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Fabby...Quite a gorgeous table setting. Love the colorful napkins.

Thank you, Fabby, for your sweet words and kindness over my kitty's death. Still walking in a fog. It's sad to lose a beloved pet.

A most beautiful and blessed Mother's Day to you. Susan

bj said...

Such beautiful dishes...the table looks so pretty. And that cake just might be a favorite of mine, too. :)
Happy Mothers Day

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, your Mother's Day table is beautiful. I like the big flowers on the napkins and the pretty placemats. Everything looks lovely and co-ordinated. The teacup you won is so pretty. I'm going to visit this blogger now. Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend! Hugs. Pam

Michele said...

any mother would be honored to sit at such a table! happy pink saturday and happy mothers day! xo

Candy S said...

Fabby, You have set a beautiful Mother's Day table. Your china is lovely. The gray border on the plates is complemented beautifully by the placemats. The Chinese ladies are stunning, I especially adore the one with the bird on her wrist. Happy Mother's Day dear lady. God bless you, your mother and all of your beautiful family.

Beth L. said...

Your MOther's Day table is LOVELY. And what a sweet prize you won.

Tea in Texas said...

You have a very lovely table. My favorite is the Royal Albert 3 tier tray. Hope you had a great Mother's Day. Come visit my blog. thanks Pam.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful table set with love! Everything looks fabulous, Fabby, and your cake, scrumptious! Thank you for linking to Tea Time and have a beautiful day.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congratulations on winning Deborah's giveaway, I follow her blog as well.
You made a lovely Mother's Day table, thanks for sharing it.

Christine Graves said...

Congrats on winning those beautiful gifts!

I love those placemats and your dishes. Such a serene and pretty in pink table! I'd love it if you would join me in my weekly Table It Link party sometime!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Fabby!! I'm blown away. Love your chairs and dining room table. This is a showstopper! XOXO

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
Your Mother's Day table setting is gorgeous! Fresh colors!
Congratulations on your win!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Fabby: Your table is amazing! You are a wonderful creative lady. Thank you for always sharing your beautiful tables with us. I always look forward to my visit. Hugs, Martha

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, Fabby, everything is so pretty. I love your settings and your table display is gorgeous. That cake look so delicious. I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Helen's Decor said...

Fabby, I'm over from Christine's new party. So happy to see your tablescapes as always.

Thanks for sharing them.

Christine Graves said...

thanks so much for linking up with us at the Table It link party, I really appreciated it! (hugs)

Carrie said...

Your table is so beautiful! Love the Lady Carlyle three tier tray and the pretty oriental ladies. The pink flowered napkins were a wonderful touch as well. Congrats on your great win--the teacup and saucer is lovely!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, Fabby! Your table is gorgeous! You really do know how to set an elegant table!! 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 tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Fabby,
I am in love with your stem wear, its beautiful! I so enjoy sitting down to a well dressed table. It makes the meal extra special.
Have a sweet day! Elizabeth