Monday, February 2, 2015

FABBY: My Dining Room Today

Hello sweet friends!

     My daughter Alexandra flew home this morning and it looks like I am about to rest somewhat, as some of you know she had an appendicitis and I've taken care of her for 22 days, and I am already missing I had guests from the USA, a tea party for friends that was due and finally a Rosary gathering...all in January! Not counting Alejandro's nephew's wedding we attended last Saturday, as to end the busy month of January.

I could finally get to do some vignettes and concentrate more on my house, cause when it comes to me, it's been neglected a little; like when you just walk by and who cares what it all looks, even if it's crooked or you don't like the items there together, but, not a chance to think, even!

Therefore...I went around this morning fixing it all up, here and there and everywhere... taking pieces out and placing them in different spots, etc. 

So far the dining room is how I like it and it's my fave room in the house, anyway.

Of course, it's not like you haven't seen my dining room, furniture and things, many, many times before!

Here goes the little changes, hope you like them.

I decided to place some blue and white pieces together in the center of the dining table, placing in center stage my 'Meissen 1900s' favorite two tier server; flanked by two Delft-Dutch flower vases, a reticulated bowl at the far end and a Japanese bowl in the close end, here.

Meissen 1900s, two tier server; flanked by two Dutch-Delft vases.

In the one end of the buffet some pinks with the hand decorated, German urn and three tier Lady Carlyle server.

Some more blues around this area too.

 The reticulated bowl in front of us and it has the Onion pattern.

In every piece of furniture, like in this antique Egyptian piece there's a blue and white, Dutch-Delft ginger jar as well.

 My collection has gotten bigger thru the years, lol!

In the breakfast room area, there's this vignette, in blue and white again, specially to show off mother's C'mas gift, this big Oriental teapot at your right in the tray, here.

I call the pretty 'Meissen bowl' in the vintage-American nesting tables... 'girls playing hide and seek.'
On top on the wall my Fil's American vintage clock.
The entrance to the kitchen at your right.

On top of the antique French table the beautiful 'Murano' compote Alejandro bought for me last Mother's Day.

Of course, the new upholstered French chairs in blue Tartan material. 

The Italian dining table, chairs and Oriental rug. 

The breakfast vintage French table. You might remember hubby bought it last year, around 6 months ago, to replace the alabaster one we had; that was sent to our DD Alexandra's house.

I'm totally smitten with this antique, Belgium buffet, from the early 1940's.

Besides the fact that it's practical because it has such deep and wide storage inside for china, as only the antique ones have.

Thank you so much dearest friends for your kind and sweet comments, you always make my day!

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

A special thanks to the generous and supportive ladies that feature me.

"Creative Mondays"    Clairejustine; thank you.

Happy February you all!


I will be joining:

Make it Pretty Monday
Show and Share
Tea Time Tuesday
Metamorphosis Monday
A Return to Loveliness
Friday Favorites
THE SCOOP    Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Anita at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Ivonne at Stone Gable
Suzy at Worthing Court

Healing with a Cup of Tea
Table it Link Party
Model Home Décor and Linky Party
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time
Tuesdays with a Twist
Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday-Oh my Heartsy Girl
You're Gonna Love it
Wake Up Wednesday Party

The Wednesday Blog Hop
What We Accomplished Wednesday
What's it Wednesday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Mix it up Monday   www.flourmewithlove.comThe
The Great Blog Train
Share Your Cup Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
It's a Party

Creative Ways Linky Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Create it Thursday



  1. I'm glad Alexandra is all better dear, and I'm glad your getting to do again the thing that your so good at and love - decorating! Jealous always of your fantastic blue & white collection Fabby! You've curated them so well throughout your home. :-)

  2. So happy to learn that Alejandra is feeling better and heading her own home. And that the Castle withheld another storm... thanks to Queen Fabby endless strength and faith.
    I love your dining room and though - Yes - I've seen it often it always seem to renew itself under your magic touch and the filling if the most outstanding pieces.
    Welcome to your usual self. Have Rest and all the Fun you manage to have by doing settings whether wonderful tablescapes and little and precious vignettes around your lovely home.
    Wishing you a Lovely Week,

  3. Glad to hear Alexandra is better! Your dining room looks stunning!!

  4. You have had a busy month, Fabby, and I'm glad your DD is feeling so much better. You have a fabulous home with many beautiful items to enjoy. The blue and white pieces are all gorgeous and they really do bring a sense of timelessness. So very charming! Love the teapot you received for Christmas! Thank you for joining me for tea today and enjoy the week.


  5. Your decor's blue and white motif is gorgeous!

  6. Your home is so beautiful, Fabby! I love the marble topped table - my mom as one too, and the Belgian buffet. Love your blue and white pieces. So glad your daughter is better.

  7. I am glad your daughter is better and also that you are getting a bit of a breather. Sounds like you deserve it. Your home of course is always beautiful!

  8. You're a good mom, Fabby! Your home looks so lovely and your blue and white collection is fabulous. The antique buffet is beautiful and I love it all displayed with your tea service.

  9. Love all of your blue and white, Fabby. I can never get enough of it. xo Laura

  10. Oh, so have a movie star home...just out of this world. The thing have beautiful, fine things and you know just how to use them.
    So glad your girl is doing well enuf to go home. She healed faster by your GOOD MAMA care. :)
    xoxo bj

  11. Your blue and white collection is amazing. It looks stunning on your dining room table.

  12. Dearest Fabby,
    Anyway you both had some wonderful 22 days together and the healing, no doubt, went about very well!
    You created some lovely settings again. As for me, I too have neglected my home because of all the emotional things around my Mom's death. Not easy dealing with 3 continents during the 24 hours you got. Our foster-daughter who loved her Grandma so much, has been my biggest support but due to the time difference, that was often at odd hours for me. Not much what you can do in such days but sharing those things together is precious and makes for better healing.
    We feel so blessed being surrounded by wonderful and loving friends!
    Hugs and blessings to you.

  13. Fabby, you have had a rather busy January! You deserve a minute to relax.
    Your collection of blue and white is beautiful...especially the cobalt compote...stunning.
    Glad to hear Alexandra has recovered enough to go back home.
    Have a wonderful week.

  14. Fabby, Mama's pure loving care and pure elegance in the home - a true recipe for success! My husband's birthday is the same as your love's! Have a great week!


  15. HI Fabby your home is a inspiration for collecting artefacts. I cannot pin point which one looks good. Everything looks so beautiful. Glad for Alexandra. Hope both would have had lot of chit chats:) Thank you for the beautiful share. Love and hugs sujatha:)

  16. Happy news about Alejandra. Everything looks gorgeous sweet friend, love the blue and white. xo

  17. Sounds like you do need a bit of a break! Hope your daughter has recovered. I do love to see all your blue and white. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  18. I like your blue and white tea items - they are just beautiful... and your home is so elegant and lovely. :)

  19. Fabby everything is so beautiful!!

    Would love to have you stop by and join the fun!!
    Have a great day!

  20. So glad your daughter is better, and you were able to be such a help to her. After a busy time, there's nothing like a little quietness to restore order and peace. Looks like you've fluffed up your nest beautifully! All the blue and white is so classic and elegant. Blessings xo Deborah

  21. Love your blue and white! Beautiful as always!

  22. Everything looks perfect, Fabby! Isn't nice to just spend a little time on 'pretty-ing' up your home. It seems to just set everything right! So glad to hear Alexandra is feeling better!!

  23. Fabby, your home is amazing. I never get tired of looking at all your treasures. You make your house a home like no one I know. Sending hugs and hoping you get some much needed rest! Martha

  24. Fabby:
    You have some a lovely talent for arranging and decorating and I love all your blue pieces and especially that teapot!

  25. 22 days with your hijita, Fabby! It must've been heavenly to take care of her again! She's blessed to have had such loving care! Your home looks absolutely lovely. That Miessen tiered server is beyond beautiful! I love the simplicity of your table right now, as well as all your blue and white around your house--I love blue and white! Carinos, Fabby. ~Zuni

  26. YOur home and decoration is like you! They are fabulous!

    Dropping by from

  27. Love the blue and white! The collection is fantastic. My mum has started collecting it but she doesn't have as amazing collection as you.
    Susan D Crochet Addict UK
    over from the great train blog

  28. Fabby, there you go with that blue and white again! Loving it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  29. It's a blessing that Alejandra is much better now, it's not strange that you already miss her.
    By the way you home is very nice and your decorations skills are excellent.
    Take Care and we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  30. I'm glad your daughter is well, appendicitis is a nasty business. Your home looks stunning, your plates and furniture are works of art.

  31. I'm glad your daughter is better Fabby :) beautiful setting, loving the blue and white, the cake stand looks amazing :) thanks for linking up to the Wednesday blog hop..

  32. That's great news Alexandra is so much better. Your blue and white pieces are precious! Such a pretty dining room. you always fill it with beautiful pieces and love. xo
    P.S. have you ever thought of a new blog design?

  33. Fabby, glad to hear that Alexandra is well, but I know you will miss having her there with you. Your home is so lovely and full of gorgeous things. Rest up and enjoy the quiet of your home.

  34. Fabby, glad to hear that your daughter has recovered and you found some time for yourself. You have so many gorgeous things! Love your blue and white collection of ginger jars and Your dishes with the touches of pink are beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  35. Glad to hear your daughter is well enough to return home. Your dining room is lovely. I am totally smitten by that gorgeous buffet too! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

  36. What a beautiful and elegantly decorated home!
    Thanks for linking up at Oh My Heartsie Girl WW


  37. That Belgium Buffet is gorgeous! What a beautiful piece of furniture, and it would be so fun to use. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  38. Hi Fabby! Congratulations for being featured over at Boogieboard Cottage's blog party! I just loved the tour of your public areas and to see all of your lovely things. The Belgium buffet and the Egyptian chest are my favorites!

  39. You sure have a lovely dining room, Fabby. I love all your furniture!...Christine

  40. Your house looks really beautiful.. and I especially liked "Blues Around This Area You" and some dining set at your collection.


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