Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FABBY: Girls Night Out

Hello sweet friends!

     My DD Alexandra is getting engaged this Saturday and we are making a reception at a beautiful restaurant for sixty family members from both sides; so I am very busy, but, Kathleen knows I just cannot miss one of her challenges and so I quickly thought I'd love to use my new Oriental dishes our siblings gave us for our 40th. Anniversary dinner party.

Trying to meet the challenge has relaxed me from all I'm doing and the guests I'm having; to the point of making me smile and enjoyed setting it with my new dishes, that are making a 'debut' for the first time.

Since they're blue and white, our fav combo, I also paired them with my red rimmed Oriental dinner plates.

With that said, here is my quick table, specially with my adorable Asian girls, that are out in town for a Chinese dinner.
I used to call them Christine and Chie, until lovely Vel showed up (for our luck), at our 'little blog community,' but couldn't make it...shocks!...maybe next time for sure!

My two lovely Asian girls on center stage for "Kathleen's Ladies Night Out Challenge."

My red dinner plates were bought at Macy's, NYC in 1980 with different blue, white and red pieces; but for this challenge I just couldn't help myself than to pair them with the 'new' Asian dishes for eight place settings we received from all our siblings for our 40th. Anniversary dinner party last March 11th.

Aren't they beautiful! I love the pattern of the blue and white dishes and they have many, many pieces more I haven't shared tonight.

The soup bowls with lids are so pretty, and the lid is used for putting the rice.
There's oriental spoons and a cute little bowls for sauces. The big serving bowls also have serving spoons in porcelain to match.

Love this floral blue and white pattern on the dishes.

The china is very thin, you can see through them!

Of course, the girls are having some Jasmine tea during and after dinner in this adorable mugs with lids.

In the backdrop you can see the tea setting in the pull out tray some antique pieces have, such as our Belgium buffet here... and our grandgirls love to play tea time on it too, lol..

Love the mugs with lids, which they gave us eight of them too, along with a bigger teapot. Here I'm using the smaller one mother gave me this past C'mas.

This small lacquered tea chest was my Mil's; she always had some jewelry in it, though.

Asian antique teaset and teacups.  Serving pieces from our old china as background.

Here you have it, my "Girls Night Out Challenge at Kathleen's, Cuisine Kathleen."

'Ladies Night Out-Let's Dish Challenge' 
Thanks Kathleen for hosting.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visits my friend, you always make my day!

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


I will be joining:

Share Your Style
Wildly Original Linky Party
Create¿ive Ways Linky Party
Foodie Friday and Everything else
Tablescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Show and Share
A Morning Cup of Joe
Inspire Me Tuesday
Amaze Me Monday

Creative Mondays Blog Hop
A Return to Loveliness


Anita from:    Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Debbie from:    Confessions from a Plate Addict
Ivonne from:   Stone Gable
Suzy from:    Worthing Court

Mod Mix Monday
Tuesdays with a Twist
Brag About it
Home and Garden Thursday
Wow Us Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday



  1. You have such lovely things! It's always a pleasure to visit!!

  2. What a stunning table. Beautiful dishes... Beautiful touches. Congratulations on her engagement.

  3. Bonjour ma très chère amie,

    Du raffinement, de l'élégance partout !... et je ne chinoise pas du tout !... sourire !
    Ta table est somptueuse et j'aime particulièrement aussi la présence de ces deux parfaites figurines qui trônent.
    Indiscutablement tu es la Reine de l'art de la table.

    Je souhaite tout plein de bonheur et tes jeunes amoureux... et je suis certaine que la fête qui leur sera consacrée sera une immense réussite.
    Je voudrais être une petite mouche !...

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

  4. Such a pretty table, Fabby. Thank you for sharing your treasures. You gotta love the blue and white combination for dishes. I love your accent pieces and really love your teapots!! Looks like you have a fun evening planned! Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  5. Love the colours you've used for the table and the pictures you took of it! Wish I was one of the girls having a night out there! Best wishes for the engagement party!

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  7. So beautiful, as usual, Fabby! Sorry, I could not make it, it's cause I was having my own girls' night out party, lol! I would have loved to sit and eat on those gorgeous plates. I love the colors. Congrats on Alexandra! How fun, planning a wedding, but don't overtire yourself....Christine

  8. The pairing of the blue & red makes a striking statement. As much as I like it, I like the simple tea table you set in the last post.

    The double rainbow there was SO gorgeous.

    I "hear" the busy and joyfulness in your family's life. Enjoy and God bless you all!

  9. Lovely, lovely! Your new dishes are beautiful with your older ones and such a pretty tablecloth. You met this challenge beautifully. Congratulations to Alexandra, too!

  10. Fabby, you are amazing! Planning a party for 60 people, and you "relax" by setting another beautiful table. You go, girl!
    You were gifted with beautiful dishes! Love the lids on the soup bowls and on the mugs. And they look perfect with your dishes from Macy's.
    Have a wonderful time at your party. I'm sure it will be lovely.

  11. Lovely, Fabby...your table is the epitome of 'chinoiserie chic!'

  12. Wonderful the blues and reds together...

  13. Once more, an incredibly beautiful table! I hope everything goes beautifully this weekend ~ fun times and treasured memories.


  14. I'm so IN on this Night out! Love it Fabby!


  15. Gorgeous table Fabby. Love your collections, Chie and Christine Dolls adds charm to the table and they look perfect. I know today you must be very busy for the celebration. I can imagine your home front. Have a wonderful day And congrats to your dear daughter and her would be. Love Sujatha:)

  16. Fabby, Beautiful and striking are the perfect words to describe your girls night out tablescape. I adore your new blue and white pieces that are so beautifully arranged with the lovely oriental girls and the red banded china. The wine glasses and red napkins are perfect to complete this lovely setting.

  17. So many lovely things Fabby :) congratulations on the engagement.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

  18. Fabby what a beautiful table. I love Asian inspired designs!

  19. It's a new take on red, white and blue! The red dishes are absolutely stunning. Blue and white dishes are a weakness of mine! So pretty!

  20. Dearest Fabby,
    Running way behind schedule... You published this post on Pieter's birthday and next day we went to Atlanta to the Dutch King's Birthday Reception with the Consul. Spending the night and back next day. Again the day after we went back to Atlanta to pick up a dear friend who's staying with us now... Needless to say that there was little time for blog reading.
    You for sure did have a lovely engagement party on May 2nd.
    Sending you all hugs and blessings.

  21. Wow Fabby the new dishes are wonderful and so are the red ones from Macy's. Cute theme for girls night out! I couldn't get my mind on how to do it so I didn't participate. Congratulations on the engagement of Alexandria! I imagine you had a wonderful party and are so thrilled!

  22. Beautiful table, andI love those Asian plates!

  23. Fabby, Congratulations to your DD on her engagement. Your table is really beautiful and I especially love the teapot and covered mugs. Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party and have a great weekend.

  24. Love the blue and white, Fabby! That orangy-red really makes it pop. Gorgeous!

  25. I have nominated you for the Leibster Award! If you have a minute, check out my blog post for the information on what to do:

  26. Fabby: I love this table! The blues and reds work perfectly together. I love the details, like the napkin rings, they provide a nice textural contrast, and the alstroemerias are gorgeous! I don't think d ever seen them in that shade of red! Beautiful! Congratulations to your daughter on her upcoming wedding! I can't wait to see THOSE pictures! She's going to make such a beautiful ride!


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