Monday, April 27, 2015

FABBY: Tea with a Friend

Hello my sweet friends!

     My life has and it's been so busy lately, I can't even answer your kind comments on my last table-post...but I will for sure after this week.

You see, my DD Alexandra is getting engaged this Saturday and it's been a last minute thing, although it was expected. Therefore, we are gathering lots of family, about 70 to help us celeb on a beautiful restaurant. 

The other day a good friend of mine announced me a tea in the afternoon visit.
I baked a delish cake and I had tenderloin slices for sandwiches, plus cheese and home made jam she likes.

This is what my simple little tea table looked like.

Now I'm off to prepare food for my DD and her fiancée for the following days, you see, they live in Madrid, Spain. My DD Sofia is also coming from out of town.

Here is my little tea in the afternoon I fixed for me and a good friend who announced me a visit the same day.

Home made jam. The cake is called 'The Best Homemade Pound Cake.'
Recipe is at the end of this post and you can pin it, if you wish.
It's very easy and yummy!

Recipe of yummy cake is at the end of this post if you would like to pin it... as it is from Pinterest.

My tea chest at the back and some white chocolate Bombons.

I love this tea chest a friend made for me several years ago...with a pewter design on top.

We also had tenderloin sandwiches on 'croissants' with cheese. 
Sometimes just with homemade jam with the 'croissants only.'


The afternoon was very dark as it rains everyday here because of the Spring season and flowers are blooming and gardens look gorgeous.

...and this is what happened after the rain, the most gorgeous 'rainbows' came out and I could take this pic for you as I was in main street at the time, in the historical part of 'Cuenca, Patrimony of the World.'

Thank you so much my dearest sweet girls, you know you make my day with your kind visits.

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



  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 2 large eggs (or 3 medium eggs)
  3. 1/2 cup sour cream
  4. 1 1/2 cups flour
  5. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1 cup sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  9. Toasted Slivered almonds  (optional)
  1. Let eggs, butter, and sour cream come to room temperature (about 45 minutes)
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with the eggs and sour cream.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and beat just until well mixed.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured loaf pan (or a 9 by 9 inch square)
  5. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean.
  6. Cool before serving.
  8. "VERY EASY and delish, indeed!"
I will be joining:

Make it Pretty Monday
A Return to Loveliness
Little Surprises for Tea Time
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Inspire Me Tuesday

Show and Share
Tuesday with a Twist
Tasty Tuesdays
The Wednesday Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Home and Garden Thursday
It's a Party
Foodie Friday and Everything else




  1. Bonjour ma très chère amie,

    Tout comme toi, ces derniers jours je cours après le temps !... et je ne suis pas toujours active sur les blogs.

    J'apprécie beaucoup ce petit billet où tu partages ce délicieux moment avec une tasse de thé...
    Des petites tasses aux galbes très intéressantes. J'aime leurs rondeurs et leurs adorables et délicates anses.
    Le moment du thé est précieux pour moi et même si je suis seule pour le déguster, j'aime ce rituel qui consiste à ce que tous les détails soient réunis.
    La confiture maison dans un petit contenant, les sous-tasses, le gâteau et les viennoiseries diverses... etc.
    Je pense que ce moment est théâtral car il n'est pas une véritable obligation dans la journée. On le décide pour un véritable plaisir. Et cela en fut un que de le partager virtuellement avec toi en espérant un jour pouvoir le faire réellement ensemble.

    Je t'embrasse affectueusement et plein de bonnes choses à ta famille.

    Gros bisous

  2. What a pretty setting Fabby and your pound cake looked so good! Wish I could join you for tea :-)

  3. Wow! That is a beautiful rainbow! Your tea set and cups are so pretty and what a yummy looking pound cake. I'm sure you and your friend enjoyed a splendid tea. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a wonderful week, Fabby.


  4. The rainbow photo is fantastic.

    Love your tea setting, especially the beautiful tea chest!

  5. Congratulations to Alexandra and her fiance'!!! What great news dear! How do you manage to make your tea sets always look new! Beautiful, I'm sure you made your friend feel special with your set-up!

  6. What a beautiful table setting! The rainbow is remarkable!

  7. Dearest Fabby,
    You have a lot of special things on hand but all happy sounding.
    For your friend's visit you set up a lovely tea table and made delicious foods.
    Sending you hugs and blessings,

  8. Congrats, Fabby! Your tea is going right on my tea board, it's gorgeous, and everything is organized in such a wonderful way! What a lovely box from your friend!

  9. Congrat's dear Fabby. Wonderful news and it's going to be a wonderful celebration. You are going to have awesome time. Best wishes to the couple.Wish i am there with you. Your table is so pretty and like the rainbow shot.Love sujatha:)

  10. Congrats Fabby! I love that rainbow shot! Wish I could join you for tea :-)

  11. Fabby, you can make even a simple get-together such a special event!! I love your china and that pound cake looks so delicious.

    Congratulations to Alexandra and her love. You'll be busy planning more special parties now!!


  12. Fabby your tablescape looks beautiful. I love pound cake! Ooh...with a cup of coffee....I need a slice right now! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Congratulations to your daughter and her fiancee. What a special time; I didn't realize she lived so far from you. You will be happy to see her.
    I love your teapot -- gorgeous!! And that pound cake looks so good too. What a treat for your friend.
    And that double rainbow is beautiful. What a great picture.

  14. Such a pretty table setting and very English! I am very impressed with your baking - the cake looks delicious and congrats on your family engagement xxx

  15. Beautiful table setting Fabby. Love the look of your yummy cake :)

    Great rainbow shot!!

    Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Blog Hop

  16. Wow Fabby, otra belleza. Tus mesas son verdaderamente exquisitas. Que hermosura. The tea set is just magnificent and the cake looks delightful for a gathering with a close friend.

    Congrats on the engagement. Espero que ya puedas tomar un descanso.

    Wishing you a great week.



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