Friday, July 11, 2014

FABBY: Sea Inspired Dinner Table

Hello sweet friends!

       I've been looking and enjoying such pretty table scape's for Summer by the sea and I am so very inspired too, even though here it's chilly, even cold sometimes; but now that children are on their school vacation the families go to the beach resorts.

 Anyway, this setting is dedicated to all of you my friends who are enjoying Summer time.

I've used my 'Multiple Choice' dishes with fishes in soft pastel colors and shells in every shape and form in the beautiful antique French bowl, for this theme table.

Having said that, here goes.

The four dinner plates are 'Limoges' from the dishes mother gifted me years ago. The soup bowls, or pasta bowls and salad plates with pastel fishes are 'Multiple Choice.'

The beautiful antique from the last turn of the century, 'French Art Nouveau' centerpiece bowl was my Mil's and she left Alejandro because it has the same initials as his grandparents and ours now.

I also used in this 'sea table setting' my 'German-Bavarian,' antique teaset, and as you can see here it has the same turquoise flowers as the Limoges and the antique French centerpiece bowl.

This is a vintage 'English' teapot I bought three years ago and as you can appreciate it in the pic it has vessels at sea.

The other side of the teapot has soldiers landing.

The 'Limoges' dinner plate; as I love turquoise, it reminds me of the sea. 

The antique French centerpiece bowl is decorated with natural shells I brought from our vacation last May.

The monogram here with Alejandro's grandparents on his dad's side, it was CA, just like ours is now. Therefore, my Mil left it to us, besides been a beautiful family heirloom. We were so lucky!

The cocktail etched stems here are antique 'French' and are part of a big set we have of many styles that were my Mil's ...and the etched wine glasses in the center are ours and are 'Venetian.'

And here is our antique French breakfast table, newly acquired a week ago by sweet Mr. Living, who fell in love with the beautiful carvings on it!

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  1. Oh how I love vintage china!! What a gorgeous setting! Thank you for you wonderful comment on Marty's blog today as well!

  2. Dearest Fabby,
    LOVE the family heirloom center piece and how incredible to 're-live'those initials!
    Your new French table looks so lovely with this summer setting. Oh, and the beautiful shells you collected; very rare to find that many large ones.
    As always you know how to add charm to each table setting!
    Hugs and happy weekend.

  3. Fabby this is beautiful! Love the centerpiece! That would be elegant all by itself on the beautiful new table too! Love the mix of china you chose- what a great collection!

  4. WoW! This is breath taking. I love the colors with the background. I love how you took your pictures in the evening the lighting just put it over the edge. I love this one Fabby!

  5. The centerpiece is just stunning, what a wonderful family piece. The china is really unique, love the shape and the fish. Beautiful setting for a summer dinner.

  6. What a beautiful the setting!
    Have a great weekend,

  7. Just love your Sea Inspired Dinner Table! Not least the "Multiple choice" with the fishes.

    Wonderful turquoise color!

  8. Such awesome 'Eye Candy' to feast on!!! Including the scene outside your window....always my favorite part!

  9. Fabby: This table is lovely. Wonderful dishes and I really like the sea shells. Definitely a triumph of a table ;). Thanks for your comment on my blog and I'm your new follower too!

  10. The heirloom centerpiece bowl is absolutely beautiful! Your sea theme table is absolutely stunning with so many gorgeous treasures!

  11. Another perfect setting Fabby dear! I'm especially in love with your fabulous centerpiece!!!!! So creative!

  12. You have the most exquisite things. That centerpiece looks like it belongs to a king, but with the shells it works so beautifully in your whole composition.

  13. I love the table setting, especially with the mix of lovely china. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  14. Christine KarieSunday, 13 July, 2014

    Hi, Fabby . . . One of your more exquisitely-themed table settings. I don't know where to start pointing out which is my most favorite piece. I'd have to say "all of it". From the heart lady . . . from the heart.
    Have a wonderful evening and take care.

  15. Oh, Fabby! What an elegant table you've set. I LOVE your beautiful dishes, especially the aqua plates, your lovely tea service and that stunning family heirloom center piece bowl!! What a treat it must be to dine in the evening with such a view! Happy week, my friend!!

  16. Oh Fabby your table is divine, love the view, love the dishes, those fish dishes are too wonderful, all your china is so the setting and of course the view, I could sit there for hours, which I am sure you glad I stopped in...

  17. Fabby, this is gorgeous! I love the centerpiece. Fit for a king (and queen too!) This is the most elegant "beach" table I've seen. Love the turquoise and all the china.

  18. Fabby, this is full of beauty from the newly acquired table to the gorgeous tabletop details. Love the centerpiece!

  19. I dare anyone to touch food when seated at that table. It has pieces suitable of a Museum. I know you love to use all you've got - and girl do you have the best pieces! - but it looks like something you'd find in a dinning set at a Museum.

    That center piece is priceless. Oh and the Monogram. And the night falling at the window. Pure Magic, Dear Friend!

  20. A delightful summery table Fabby. I love the colour and design of the antique centrepiece and the plates with fish on are really sweet.
    Hope you're having a great summer.

  21. What a pretty table, Fabby. You have quite a view! I love turquoise too and it really does conjure up images of the sea. The teapot is lovely too. As always, you set a fabulous table, my friend. Thank you for joining me for tea.


  22. What a stunning table you set!

  23. You have so many gorgeous and unique things Fabby, your tables are always a treat. That french centerpiece bowl is just stunning!

  24. This is the first seaside themed tea table I have ever liked. It is so lovely!

  25. Hi Dear Fabby! Oh, how I've missed you and your beautiful tablescapes! This one is so gorgeous. Love those beautiful plates and their color. It just amazes me at all of the lovely pieces you have. The fish dishes are perfect but that centerpiece is amazing and it looks wonderful with all of the shells. Now your new table is gorgeous too! I've said it before but you have the most beautiful things! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and you're always a sweetie,
    Sheila :)

  26. Que belleza Fabby. Esa mesa esta espectacular. Y el tea set es una maravilla. A la verdad que tienes unas piesas super hermosas. Me encantaria poder compartir en tan elegante mesa amiga. Gracias por tus hermosas palabras y por toda la inspiracion que me das. Eres una gran maestra.



  27. How inviting. I am in love with your glassware.


  28. Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.

  29. I just love your fish china! The aqua is lovely and the glasses are perfect! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  30. How fabulous! I live on Long Island and love beach, fish and nautical things. Those plates are awesome! Congrats on the amazing table find too, love the legs!


  31. Beautiful sea side table.Love all the elements.Hope you are having great time.Hope to come back this week to blogging.Love and hugs.sujatha..:):)

  32. The beautiful antique bowl is certainly the center of attention along with the lovely aqua Limoges plates. I do enjoy these pieces so much when you use them in a tablescape. The fish plates and shells create a wonderful beachy feeling combined with the aqua pieces. Beautiful!!

    I am enjoying my day off from work by visiting my favorite blogs today.

  33. Hi Fabby! I am pretty sure I left a comment here a few days ago but I cannot find it. I did it from my ipad and I hate that half the time, it never makes it, ugh! But anyway, I love this tablescape. Very refreshing! I love the fish plates and all the beachy elements.....Christine

  34. I am in love with your beautiful tablescape! I love EVERY thing about it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  35. I love everything about this beautiful tablescape! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  36. beautiful in the extreme. I love everything about that table setting.
    It looks classy, classic and rich.

  37. Those fish dishes are so beautiful... I esp like them because of their unequal edges.


  38. This is really beautiful! Thanks for linking to the Monday party!

  39. Oh my goodness! Such a great Summer table that you have set. Of course, the scene stealer is the centerpiece bowl piled high with fabulous shells. It goes so beautifully with the plates...amazing!

  40. Fabby: That has to be the most beautiful Ocean table I have ever seen. Love the center piece. You are amazing. The view from the table is perfect. Great post today, again. Hugs, Martha

  41. Beautiful Fabby! That bowl from your mil is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you filled it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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