Friday, September 5, 2014

FABBY: Slow Transition to Fall

Hello sweet friends!

          I saw some gourds and small pumpkins in my local grocery store the other day, so I bought some and started to create a few small vignettes around my dining room, just to sort of go into a 'slow transition to Fall'... not that we have a four season weather in this country, mind you, but it's gorgeous out like a warm Fall, very windy and even some leaves are falling from the trees, besides pumpkins, gourds, etc are been sold in the market... and really it's a beautiful time of year around here as well, which always reminds me of Autumn in NYC.

"I am sad about how fast great comedian 'Joan Rivers' past away this week and it looks like maybe she shouldn't have, I've been hearing comments on the news."

" Anyway, she will be missed, I was a huge fan of hers. She had such an immense stamina and energy for a lady of 'just' 81. I simply adored her witted and fast humor, as she played 'Fashion Police' on E-TV and criticized the stars red carpet BAD choice in dressing, lol!

God bless her soul and thank you so much for making us laugh, she did me, for sure! "

Ok, here goes my Fall tweakings..

This vignette is done at the right side of the Italian buffet with gourds and small pumpkins on a Czech Onion bowl and some in the Meissen two tier server.
The teapot is Indischblau-Bavaria, Germany as well.

My collection of blue and white transferware plates and others, such as Dutch ones, Oriental and some are from our former Ceramic Factory, Monte Turi.

To the right wall, (not shown in the pic) there's more plates hanging.


The Onion bowl with such cute gourds and pumpkins that are showing up on the market around here lately too.

On the left side of the Italian buffet; as this piece has two sides with a china cabinet in the center....I arranged some Pink treasures
with the Lady Carlyle three tier server and some gourds on the Meissen bowl with girls playing hide and seek.

The candle holders are Bohemian from the Czech-Republic.

My third vignette is done on my vintage, American nesting tables that were my Mil's.

Some of you might remember I DIYed the blue cake stand a couple of years ago, using a lovely pretty cobalt blue Italian platter and I glued on a small blue bowl for a pedestal.

I did two; the other in crystal, which I gave to DD Sofia.

And my last and fourth Fall vignette is on the antique Egyptian console type.

I used my long cupcake cloche with small pumpkins, along with some antique liquor bottles from Alejandro's parents.

The cute  soldier holding, what looks like a big strawberry, is vintage French. 

I call it a 'slow transition' because there is not much here to indicate BIG FALL, but just some small cute gourds and pumpkins added to some of my fave things around the dining room.

Thank you for your sweet and kind comments my friends, as you always make my day.

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


I will be joining:

Home Sweet Home
Show and Tell Friday

Anything BLUE Friday 
Autumn Abounds Linky Party
Fresh Cut Friday
Friday Favorites

PINK Saturday
Saturday Show Off
The CLIMB Linky Party
Fridays Unfolded Linky Party
Say G'Day Linky Party
Friday Favorites
Flaunt it Friday

Inspire Me Please
Show and Tell Saturday
Saturday Sparks Link Party
Our Happ Home Link Party
BLUE Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
Mosaic Monday
Inspire Me Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Amaze Me Monday
The Sunday Showcase
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesdays at Our Home
You're Gonna Love it
Tuesday's with a Twist



  1. Dear Fabby, LI, NY is getting a small heat wave. I suppose it is the of summer.
    I don't mind the fall coming so soon. I love Thanksgiving season and all that it holds.

    Your decorations look so pretty. I love the blue and the white with the splashes of color.

    I will miss Joan too. My daughter and I enjoyed Fashion Police and Joan saying what everyone is thinking of some of the styles.
    She was courageous and funny and true.
    Have a beautiful weekend. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  2. make EVERYTHING so beautiful! I especially like the oranges & yellows with your blue and white transfer-ware plates, etc.

    And I agree with you about Joan Rivers. I admired her greatly.

  3. OH! Just love them all...
    Not least the Meissen two tier server. To the right of it, a pot with a pattern looks like one I collect.

  4. Hi Fabby, Everything looks gorgeous as it always does when I pop over here! It is still so hot here but tomorrow it's supposed to cool down some. I am so looking forward to the arrival of Fall. I don't have any decor out myself but will probably start putting some things here and there!

    I love the piece of furniture with the marble top. So Beautiful!


  5. These little scenes look very welcoming and colourful. I really like the way you have incorporated meaningful personal objects into new arrangements without racing to the shops. It shows that these lovely things are always in your heart. A real home, filled with care.

  6. HI Fabby, how are you? I've had a very busy summer so haven't been around blogging a lot. Fall mums, pumpkins and gourds are for sale here now too. I decided to get some of my fall decor out today and put away my summer beach theme, shells etc. I don't want to rush the season but I needed a change even though it's been hot here all week (90F most days). It will cool down to normal next week which will feel more like fall. Blessings,

  7. Nothing fall out and about here as yet, but I did see that the grocery has pumpkins in stock. Your fall vignettes are very pleasing, Fabby. I love the orange mixed with the blue and white.


  8. Hi Fabby...It's beautiful to see the Fall touch decor along with all those wonderful collection of yours.Love your treasures. Have a beautiful Day...Love sujatha..:)

  9. Such a beautiful collection and I love how you have enhanced it with tiny bits of fall bliss.

    I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments and friendship. You are a treasure. Have a blessed week!

  10. Fabby,
    So sorry that I have not been by to visit lately...just so darn busy!!

    I LOVE your fall changes especially against your blues and whites!!

    Thanks so much for visiting!!


  11. Fabby,

    This is so lovely! I enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful pieces and your fall decor, too.

    Wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday!


    Sheila :-)

  12. I love your collection of blue and white plates, Fabby. I haven't started on anything fall yet. Still holding onto summer. xo Laura

  13. Your such a great treasure collector. I love all and the vignettes are adorable. So warm and so Fall-y.

    Hope your in the best of everything.

    GB and keep praying for me from an evil boss around me..

    Happy weekend,

  14. Hi Fabby,
    I love the first photos with blue and white china. Yes, fall is coming here, too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  15. Dearest Fabby,
    Lovely fall vignettes you created; love the pumpkins with the blue and white china.
    We just got back from a very active 7-day vacation in Arizona...
    Sending you weekend blessings and hugs,

  16. I am so in love with all of your blue and white collections. The onion bowl filled with the orange and creamy color gourds just hints of fall coming. I saw the gourds at the supermarkets yesterday and was tempted to buy some but resisted. I need to pack up and put away the rest of my summer decor before I start fall decorating. Have a wonderful week Fabby!

  17. Beautiful Fall vignette Fabby. I adore little pumpkins. We don't have the real ones out yet here. Happy Fall decorating to you.

  18. Everything looks amazing, you sure know how to creative beautiful vignettes. Love those nesting tables!

  19. You know what they say "less is more" and your few autumn decorations are pretty. White pumpkins have become quite popular in the last couple of years and they really do look nice paired with the orange and gourds.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Fabby.

  20. Oh, Fabby, how nice to hear from you! I've missed visiting you! I just don't know where the summer has gone, but I sure didn't get to my computer much! I completely understand your easing into fall--that's exactly my mentality. I've gone with sunflowers (just a few) for now and will continue my slow transition. We're having beautiful weather...not too hot, not too cold, and clear, beautiful blue skies. We actually had a very nice summer too.Your vignette with the pumpkins is beautiful, and I'm in love with your two-tiered server! Lovely as always! Carinos para ti y tu familia, Fabby. ~Zuni

  21. Lovely Fall displays, Fabby. I love the combo of orange and blue, very pretty...Christine

  22. Fabby, your posts are always so pretty! Bringing a few baby pumpkins into the house is the perfect way to start to welcome fall. I love the blue and white and the pumpkins give a shot of color. Love the fall colors! Happy Mosaic Monday!

  23. Fabulous Fabby, I'm loving your collections. And as always looking marvelous friend.

  24. Hi Fabby,

    Good idea! You made the blue and white even prettier with the gourds. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

  25. Your blue is so pretty, Fabby, especially paired with those darling wee pumpkins and gourds. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a wonderful week.


  26. Hi Fabby,

    I know what you mean about your country not having four clear cut seasons, like North America, since here on the island, we basically go from summer to winter, and from one minute to the next, to boot!

    Your fall vignettes are very pretty and romantic. How lovely the orange is with the blue and white! The first image, as well as a few of the others look like still lifes!

    Have a wonderful week!


  27. You did your USUAL great job with the little pumpkins and gourds. Lovely little settings!
    We are slowly transitioning to fall here in Pennsylvania. The leaves are definitely beginning to turn and to fall. Fall is my favorite time of year.

  28. Beautiful plate vignette! Love your blue and white china plates :)

  29. Beautiful plate vignette! Love your blue and white china plates :)

  30. Hi Fabby,
    You know I love seeing your pretty blue and white!
    And your bouquet is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday. :)


  31. Oh your post is great. I love your home. The little pumpkins are a great touch for a slow transition. I am hosting a Fall Party. I would love for you to link! The Fall Theme goes to the end of the month. Post anytime any old or new post! Come by and check it out!

  32. fabby, your home looks so beautiful! i love all your Fall touches. Sooo pretty mixed with the blues. I hope you have a great week, my friend. Big hug, Maria

  33. Oh Sweetie thanks for coming and linking your beautiful post. I shared on google connect. But I don't see a follow button. Am I silly? I wonder if I can follow from my list of followers. I'll check! I'll just put you in my fav's for now. Thanks again and have a good week!

  34. If anyone can make pumpkins look elegant, it's you Fabby! I love all the little fall touches. I buy lots of the little gourds too. I don't know if I've seen that Lady Carlyle tiered plate before on your blog; I love it!!

  35. Fabby, your fall touches are lovely in their subtlety. There's something very pretty about a little bit of orange with the blue and white - just right!

  36. I think that any of us that grew up watching Joan on TV will miss her :)

    Lovely favorite is how the orange gourds make a pretty contrast with the blue dishes.

    One of my neighbors has a pumpkin vine in their front yard this year...Just growing along the edge of their house. Looks so nice watching the pumpkins grow there and getting larger and larger as the days go by :)

  37. Hola Fabby,

    I love, love, love your decor. It is always very elegant and refined. I am probably going to start my fall decor in the next few weeks since we still had a few hot summer days around here. I also loved Joan Rivers very much. She was a pioneer with a very generous heart. It is such a big loss. I do own lots of her jewelry. She had a very classsy and impeccable style.

    Thank you for visiting me recently and leaving me your sweet words of encouragement. I am truly grateful.

    I hope you can stop by for a visit.



  38. Oh, Fabby, you always show the most beautiful dishes and linens. I'm not a collector of blue and white, but I do truly appreciate how beautiful it is. It looks like you've made a pretty start to Fall.

  39. A woman after my heart! I have been teasing fall too. I love your plates adn china. So elegant and beautiful.

  40. You are woman after my own decorating heart. I also have been teasing fall. I usually wait until the corn is cut down. Your plates are beautiful. The china so elegant and graceful

  41. Lovely transferware and beautiful decorated areas...

  42. Fabby, it's gorgeous!! So elegant! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  43. Fabby....someone contacted me via Pinterest with this question regarding your photo of the beautiful blue plates hanging on the wall:
    "please help. what is the wall color shade and manufacturer? hope you can direct me as I just love it."

    I will give her your contact info...but thought you'd like to know how this all started!

    Alway, have the touch and your china and arrangements are always exquisite.


  44. Fabby...this is a follow up to my previous comment. I was not able to find your contact info on the instead...I will give you the pin conversation so that you might give an answer.

    Take care my friend and thank you!!


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