Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

Monday, December 15, 2014

FABBY: Christmas Tree in the Den-Tour 3


Hello sweet friends!

I've been so busy lately as you all know, this is a busy time of year for all of us.

We had Alejandro's family reunion, so the family arrived from all over the country and so did my daughters and grandgirls.
 
We had a fabulous time last Saturday with 58 members of the family, along with a bunch of grandchildren from all of us.

Here is my Tour 3, consisting of my decked den with Christmas tree, new tartan chairs and having a little tea by the fireplace. I don't have the fire on cause this is a spring type of weather around here, lol!

Here is our den ready for the Christmas holiday 2014.

The new upholstered French chairs in the tartan plaid are just perfect for this time of year, so I brought them here for the holidays.



A little Christmas setting for tea and cookies for three. The teaset and cups were made back at our former Ceramic Co. The design was done by hand, of course... and I found the pattern on a C'mas fabric I had back then.

The butter dish was a gift from my mom several C'mas' ago.

A close up of the Nativity in the mantel.


The Christmas mantel in the back. We enjoy C'mas Eve and Day, right here in our family room.

One end table with a pic of our DDs when it was Sofia's first C'mas.
She's wearing a little plaid dress I made for her back then and Alexandra a Scottish skirt.
My DD Alexandra when she was not even one.
My DD Sofia when she was one and a half years old.
My dearest grandgirls Victoria and Cayetana.

I came back to add these close ups of our tree cause the little girls wanted me too and 'I obliged right away, lol...'


Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree.... Happy holidays my friends!

 

In the mantel at your right is 'St. Patricks Cathedral too.'



Our tree has ornies I have collected since our first C'mas 39 years ago. Many wonderful memories it holds and little picture frames with my own girls when very young as my two grandgirls when babies too.

I've also gave my daughters lots of ornaments and tree figurines and gave away some to a girl that comes to clean my house sometimes and helps me when I have company for dinner.
I've kept my favorite ones, the ones with the more memories and the gifted ones from family that I love and are no longer with us.

This is an English antique curio that belonged to Mr. Living's grandparent's with a three tier German Pyramid Nativity.... and a Virgin Mary under the glass cloche.

The curio is also part of a big dining set and we are happy to have the buffet in the breakfast room, the one in my header with the red transferware too.

The family of Carolers are always at the very entrance of our pent house apartment to welcome you.


The leather trunk is Spanish colonial and was a gift from Alejandro's grandmother.

Thank you for your wonderful visit sweet ladies...please come again... and have a very blessed Christmas holiday along with your dear families.

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.
A special thanks and appreciation to the ladies that are so generous to feature me at their wonderful parties, it's always such an honor.

Wake Up Wednesday at Sew Crafty Angel and co-hosts.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will join:

BLUE Monday   http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Metamorphosis Monday   http://betweennapsontheporch.net
Tuesdays at Our Home   http://mariaelenasdesigns.blogspot.com
The SCOOP   www.stonegableblog.com
The SCOOP   http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com
Show and Share   http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Le Chateau des Fleurs   www.lechateaudesfleurs.com
You're Gonna Love it   www.kathewithane.com
An Old Fashion Christmas Tea   http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
QVC DIY Wreath Challenge   www.adelightsomelife.com

Tuesday Cuppa Tea   www.antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday with a Twist   www.godsgrowinggarden.com
Wordless Wednesday   www.createwithjoy.com
A Return to Loveliness   www.adelightsomelife.com
What We Accomplished Wednesday   www.greenwillowpond.com
Wow us Wednesday   www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Let's Dish   www.cuisinekathleen.com
Home and Garden Thursday   www.adelightsomelife.com
Vintage Inspiration Party   http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Wake up Wednesday   http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

What's it Wednesday   http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Share Your Cup Thuesday   http://jannolson.blogspot.com
It's a Party    http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Thursday Favorite Things   http://katherinescorner.com
Creative Ways Link Party   www.posedperfection.com
Grace at Home   www.impartinggrace.com



















 



42 comments:

SmilingSally said...

Hello Fabby,

How I love your new blue chairs with the blue lights strung across the fireplace and the blue nativity on top. Just perfect!Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful Fabby, your tree is so pretty with the red plaid ribbon, the gold deer on the mantel and the blue lights. Your new chairs are just perfect for the holidays. Take care.

Annesphamily said...

Oh Fabby your home is glorious! I so love those tartan plaid chairs. Sigh! I have had a bad day, having lost my job last month I get so emotional and sad. I saw that tea set and smiled! Thank you. Have a beautiful week. Hugs, Anne

Vel Criste said...

Wow, 58 family members ? That sounds like fun, fun, fun! And despite your business dear Fabby, you managed to pull of your gorgeous Christmas displays in the den! I love your tree with the plaid ribbon, goes well with your new chairs too!

Marigene said...

Beautiful tree, Fabby. That is the perfect spot to place your carolers!
Lovely tea set, you are so talented.

Linda said...

It is all so very beautiful!!! I always love your den tree! I linger over all those ornaments! I can tell they were lovingly collected over time.....

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, how gorgeous everything is! I love your newly upholstered chairs and have always adored your yellow sofa! The tree is beautiful and so is your tea set! I'm sure your reunion was fun! Merry Christmas, sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
As busy as you were with the family reunion for 58, you did pull off a picture-perfect Christmas setting.
LOVE your home at this time of the year and the tartan plaids are blending in so nicely; after one has gotten used to the change.
Hugs,
Mariette

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Lovely, Fabby! Love the new upholstery, all the tartan on your tree, and that Spanish Colonial trunk is TO DIE FOR! Gorgeous!!

Dee M said...

Fabby, your home is just gorgeous, and I love your beautiful decorations! Have a wonderful Christmas! :)

Rebecca said...

Stunningly beautiful, Fabby! Merry Christmas!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Fabby your den looks absolutely beautiful all dressed for Christmas...your tree is gorgeous!!
Merry Christmas my friend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Fabby,
Your home is looking warm and welcoming in its festive decor. How lovely to gather with all the family for a Christmas get-together! A blessed time for sure. Thank you for joining me for tea, my friend, and enjoy the week.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

pixiedusk said...

Your Christmas decor is really fabulous! So festive & everything is so lush!

Dropping by from http://pixiedusk.livejournal.com/325698.html

Deborah Montgomery said...

This is absolutely stunning Fabby! So beautiful; I am going to go back over all your pictures and drink in all the sumptuous details more slowly. In fact, I think I'll make a cup of tea and make an occasion of it! Love the plaid!
58 people! wow! Hope you are able to sit and enjoy a cup of tea, and enjoy all the fruits of your labor.
Blessings to you, Deborah xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, your home looks so beautiful; and those plaid chairs really are fabulous! You have the most beautiful things in your home; and the holiday spirit just comes to life! I am sure your family members feel so special when they are in your home!

NanaDiana said...

Fabby- What a beautiful tree and what great memories are attached to the ornaments you have there. I love that the little girls made you do a close up of them. So cute.

Your home was spectacular for your large family gathering. 58 is a large number to host-but I know you pulled it off beautifully.

Love your greeting carolers, too. It is all just gorgeous, Fabby. xo Diana

Beth L. said...

Your den looks wonderful and inviting. I couldn't help but notice your newly recovered chairs. They certainly add to the festivities!

Ruth W said...

Just lovely! How fun to have a family reunion at Christmastime. Ours seems to be in the summer always. Every thing looks wonderful! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Fabby,
Just beautiful!! I love all the wood in this room and in the entry way!!
The tea set is so sweet and the Tree is filled with so many memories for you!!
Love the trunk and those carolers!!

Everything looks so joyous and ready for the season!!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Iván The Trendy Surfer said...

Beautiful decorations Fabby !!!


xx

http://www.thetrendysurfer.com

Mari said...

Fabby your den and home is simply stunning ;-)

Smiles~
Mari

xinex said...

Your home looks so festive and pretty, Fabby. I can imagine all the fun and the laughter that could be heard during the party....Christine

Martha's Favorites said...

Your home is amazing Fabby! Love the Christmas tree. It makes the whole house light up. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Fabby, your sitting room is nice and cozy with the Christmas tree and lights and all your family treasures. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs. Pamela

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

La magie de Noël opère dans chaque recoin de ta maison... Quelle belle atmosphère tu as créée !
On se sent bien chez toi. Je vais avoir du mal à partir et refermer ta porte avec ce joli ruban rouge.
Je partagerais bien une bonne tasse de thé avec toi. J'apporterais alors une bonne bûche de Noël maison.

Tu as une très grande famille dis-moi ! et quelle bonheur d'avoir réussi à vous réunir tous.

Je te remercie pour tous tes petits mots échangés sur mon blog tout au long de cette année 2014. Ils sont précieux pour moi.

Je te souhaite un Joyeux Noël ☃ ainsi que tous mes voeux pour l'année 2015 afin que tout soit compris y compris le bonheur pour toi et tous ceux que tu aimes.

Gros bisous ❄︎ ♡ ❄︎ ♡ ❄︎

craftyspices said...

Love all your Christmas decor, not to mention it's great that you took so many pictures.
Happy Holidays from your friends at www.craftyspices.com

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

There is always so much beauty to see in each of your photos that my eyes need to take a break after a while. ;-) Gorgeous, as usual, but your tree is really the showstopper here. Stunning.

KathyB. said...

So much to see & enjoy, and yes, I did enjoy !

Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate family and decorating the tree with ornaments from years past cannot help but remind me of the sweet times with my children , and now my grandchildren.

Everything is simply beautiful, thank-you for inviting me in to enjoy your Christmas décor.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Your Photographs shows you are in real celebration mood Fabby. Your home looks stunning with the beautiful decors. Everything looks so pretty. Love them all. Love and hugs sujatha:)

Maria Elena said...

Fabby, your home looks so gorgeous and elegant! You are so blessed to have all your family with you. Merry Christmas, dear friend!xoxo Maria

Oliva Ohlson said...

Fabulous and so very cozy!!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hola Fabby,

Tu hogar luce super hermoso. Cuanta belleaza y detalles amiga. Disfruta de tu familia y las navidades. Toma un descanso cunado puedas que las fiestas son largas.

Abrazos,

Janet

ellen b said...

Lovely setting for your Christmas tea setting. Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen!

Scribbler said...

I always love seeing what you do because it is so interesting and original, never cookie-cutter.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Diane said...

Fabby, everything is so lovely and elegant! Your tree is a wonder and I love the ribbon (I used a very similar one on my tree this year!). Your carolers are amazing - I have never seen any like them. Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your home is so pretty and festive for Christmas! Everything is beautiful, but I was especially enchanted with your entryway with those gorgeous doors,the leather trunk and those carolers that meet you as you come in.

Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a merry Christmas season!

Blessings, Deborah

Shelia Dowd said...

Hi Fabby!
I love your yellow velvet sofa and the way you've decorated with pops of yellow here and there. Your room is so warm and inviting and the Christmas decorations are beautiful! Happy Holidays!
Shelia
House of Highlands

Denise at Forest Manor said...

What a beautiful and cozy room, Fabby! Your tree is gorgeous (I really love the tartan plaid ribbon). Our Christmas tree is a "memory" tree, too; those are the best kind, in my humble opinion. :)

Your tea set is very pretty and unique, I'm sure. The carolers are so cute, and all the other Christmas decor is lovely. I LOVE your header, by the way. :)

Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's -- hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Denise

Alycia Nichols said...

I would love to be a guest in your beautiful penthouse apartment! That, my friend, is living!!! You have a gorgeous view from the top, lots of privacy, and I'm sure your sense of security must be greatly heightened as well. Just wonderful!!!

I love the chairs you bought! Perfect for the season!!! AND they fit right in with the photo of your girls in their tartan finery that you made for them so many years ago! Time does fly!

It's cute that the little girls wanted you to include their picture in your post!

The tree is SUPER lovely!!! You must have had scads of ornaments if you gave all those away and STILL have enough to really load up your tree!!! I love that! I also really love the ribbon in your tree. It's so pretty and really stands out with the melange of sweet ornaments.

You've done well, dear lady! Have a blessed and happy Christmas!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Fabby your Christmas decor is gorgeous! From the moment you cross the threshold
it is a feast for the eyes! Your tree with all its memories is a real treasure. Have a happy and blessed holiday season.
Hugs,
Patti

Kathleen said...


Hope you had a wonderful holiday, happy 2015!