Sunday, May 24, 2015

FABBY: Tweaking Around the House

Hello sweet friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, remembering all the heroes in your own families, as those men and women we don't even know who have left their lives in the battle field for the freedom of America.

As some of the sweeties that follow me know my DD Alex got engaged last May 2nd. Therefore, she left to live in Madrid-Spain and she left her beautiful apartment to rent furnished, so I have inherited some pretty things from her, specially the electrical things, as they have another voltage opposed to us all in this side of the pond.

I did some tweaking here and there, of this and that with some of her great things she sent us from the capital, Quito, where she resided.

Anyway, let's not waste time... here you have it.

I'll start at the foyer, by showing you all the relocating I've been up to.
Behind the tartan chair that pretty, sphere floor lamp I had in the dining room before, and now I brought it here.

This antique Asian lamp, that was from my In laws' wedding is now here in Alejandro's grandparents chest. Before it was in one end table in the living room.
A recent photo of our DD Alexandra in Paris, last Valentine's.

I also changed old pictures for new recent pics of my grandgirls and DDs Alex and Sofie.

The big Asian lamp that was in the living room before is now in the vintage Belgium buffet.
I love how warm this space looks now with it.

Here is a better shot of the modern sphere lamp, which is formed by glass half moons and you can take them out for easy cleaning with Windex... even washing them!

This lamp is a set with the one atop our breakfast table, but now it didn't make sense without the silver 'Kartell' one there. You'll see what I mean.

In the family room, there's a one and only small table in between the couches, I placed the antique Oriental lamp that was from my In-laws' wedding too.

 It was our main lamp in the living room before.

Everything sort of changed all, because of Alexandra's 'French Silver Kartell' lamp, because it so happens we owned one too that was in the dining room's, Belgium buffet next to all my silver stuff... some of you might remember!

Since we have two of the same Kartell lamps now, Mr. Living gave a hand in the tweaking so he suggested they should be together in the living room, flanking one couch.
Anyhow, here they are and we love them together in the antique French end chests...with a girl's small vintage French bust, vintage doggies and a Chinese ginger jar.
I love a marriage of vintage classic and modern accessories.

Here is the other Kartell lamp in the other end of the couch.

"KARTELL is the brand (or designer) that makes the GHOST Chairs and Tables."

Vintage French bust of a young man with antique ivory pieces and a porcelain bowl with lid.

Now this lamp is so pretty cause it resembles a coconut tree. I had it in the foyer's antique chest, where now sits the yellow Asian lamp.

I thought in one end of the Italian buffet would look good and yes, I like it here, as it gives this corner brightness and warmth all of a sudden.

She also gave us three oil paintings from famous artists, but the other two need frames so you won't see them on the walls as of yet. 

This one is very pretty but you can't appreciate it in the photo.

Love the color!

In the meantime I made for our lunch today, 'shrimp and cockles ceviche' and it was great!

And last but not least, my favorite is this gorgeous, elegant 'Custom Metallic- Kitchen Aid!'
You see, she couldn't take it, as I explained before because of the difference in voltage than ours in Europe.

We gave this gorgeous KA to DD Alexandra some four years ago for her birthday and who would imagined it'll come to us later on!

I stored in the pantry my white 'Artisan KA' I had for 20 years, to give this new one a chance to work a little more for sure, in my house, lol...

"I hope you liked our new, small changes, that made such a HUGE difference at our home.

I love to tweak things around the house, never mind with other things...and without doing any shopping!!!
What a fun weekend we had!

Thanks for your sweet and kind visits dear friends, as you always make my day!
Thanks to the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


I have been featured at the following great parties lately:

MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY    The Dedicated House
HIGHEST CLIMBER    Sew Crafty Angel

Thank you so much generous and kind hostesses for such an honor!

I will be joining this week:

Metamorphosis Monday
Friday Frenzy
Simple Saturday Blog Hop
Make it Pretty Monday
Creative Mondays
MMM#278 Block Party
Show and Share
Pink and Pretty for Tea Time
Inspire Me Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

A Return to Loveliness
Wow Us Wednesday
Wake up Wednesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
1) Share Your Style Party
2) Share Your Style
It's a Party
Creative Ways Link Party
Wildly Original Link Party
Foodie Friday and everything else
A Morning Cup of Joe
Vintage Inspiration Party
Saturday Show Off
Friday Frenzy




  1. Love all the changes and that Bourgie Lamp is perfect in that spot!!!

  2. Oh wow What a collection. Love them all Fabby. Everything is perfectly to the area. Thank you for this share. Love and hugs Sujatha:)

  3. Nice changes...lovely hoe. I especially like your 'new' mixer! Your Mother's Day set of dishes are so fresh, summery and charming. It's always a treat to stop by and see what you've been up to. Enjoy your week :)

  4. The tweaks all look great! This is my kind of fun. That's a pretty lamp from your daughter's apartment and lucky you getting the Kitchen Aid mixer!

  5. Fabby, you have such beautiful pieces in your home! And such lovely treasures from your daughter. Have a blessed Memorial Day!

  6. Fabby, you really do have some lovely pieces in your home! Very elegant! Love your transferware collection. Thanks for joining me for tea.


  7. The shrimp and cockles ceviche look so yummy! How fun to create a new look at your place simply by relocating existing decor!

  8. Bonjour ma chère Fabbie,

    Ce mois de mai m'a éloignée un peu des blogs... mais je suis heureuse aujourd'hui de trouver le temps de venir te faire un petit coucou !
    Un billet extrêmement complet avec toutes ces magnifiques choses que tu nous fais découvrir !
    Je comprends que le départ de ta fille ait fait que tu as recueilli de nombreux objets. Ils sont tous sublimes. Il ne devait cependant pas être facile de tout replacer chez toi et de retrouver tes marques...
    C'est un peu de ta fille que tu retrouves dans chacun d'eux...
    Très belles photos.
    Je te fais de
    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

  9. Hi Fabby! WOW you have been a very busy gal! I like your changes!

    I hope you had a nice weekend - and enjoy a wonderful week ahead. Hugs.

  10. Oh my goodness! I love it all. The buffet is simply divine! That shrimp dish looks so good. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Don't you just love rearranging your home? Especially with new, beautiful things. Your house looks lovely, Fabby. So elegant.
    I'm sure you will miss your daughter very much, but what a lovely vacation that will make when you visit her!

  12. Sometimes it's the small changes that make the big impact and yours look beautiful my friend!! I love to tweak!

  13. Your taste is impeccable... and the lamps blend beautifully with the richness of your rooms... I can see that you're putting all your daughters treasures to good use in your home (ha Ha) ..Isn't it fun rearranging in an eclectic fashion... Everything blends so beautifully in your elegant surroundings...Thank You for sharing ...Hugs

  14. Hi Fabby: Love all the changes you have made to your home. You have a great eye. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  15. I love moving things around too, Fabby. Love all your changes and you have beautiful furnishings and home...Christine

  16. Fabby, you have many beautiful things. I know it's fun to move them about from time to time. I think when we do that, it allows us to see our things in a different perspective with new appreciation. It's like discovering something new, our eyes see again! ;-)

  17. I love how changing things gives everything a new and fresh look. I like the warmness of the rooms and how it looks inviting. Great job. Visiting from Sew Crafty Angel Link Up.

  18. It all looks so elegant! Nice work! I especially like the blue plates collection.

  19. Well you got some very lovely things Fabby! It's always fun to mix things up a little bit. I like moving chairs around now and then from room to room. Don't have a lot of lamps to move, but you sure have some beauties. Your lunch looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Dearest Fabby,
    You sure did create some 'new' and beautiful looks for your lovely home!

  21. Hi Fabby,
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my grandson's wedding. You have some beautiful lamps, and lots of lovely accessories in your home! Thanks for sharing them.


  22. You have a very lovely home! It looks so fresh and elegant.

  23. Fabby, loved the tour. Just came over from Parsimonious Decor.

  24. Your home is so beautiful. I enjoyed the tour! And the tablecloth in the next post (especially with all the green glasses) is stunning. I know you host the most elegant parties!


  25. LINDAS FOTOS!!!!!


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