Monday, June 1, 2015

FABBY: A Summer Table & Repurposed Old Drapes

Hello sweet friends!

     This table is for a Summer luncheon I'm planning soon, as a transition to Summer and using the guest rooms curtains that came down as I'm also planning to redecorate both rooms and replace them with 'Hunter Douglas' fabric shades as I did three years ago to the social area of the house.

In the meantime, some of you might remember three years ago I replaced my living room and dining room drapes for HD cloth shades and we are very happy with them. But, I repurposed the fabric from the curtains back then and had made three table cloths which came out really lovely.

I had placed the drapes several years ago to this lovely cotton floral chintz material, when my DDs were still teens. This is the type of material you also use for upholstery. So here they are, turned into a large tablecloth, along with 12 lined napkins.

I will be of course, using my new dishes from Mother's Day.

New china, tray centerpiece with a retro green and gold 'Bohemian' flower vase from my mother.
Reticulated chargers and finally, repurposed table topper.

The other side of the tray with the adorable teapot and bowl with lemons.

I opted for white on the buffet for a fresh Summer look... with my Portuguese pitcher and my mom's lovely white tureen.

Here you can appreciate the chintz floral repurposed tablecloth I'm loving lately. Specially of all the pink it has.

I like the look of the Retro-green and gold, 'Bohemian' flower vase my mom gave me several years ago.

The tablecloth came out so pretty with the pleats hanging on the four sides.

I have a collection of many doggies and here are a couple this time.

In the tray a glass honey-bee jar bowl for the ones who would like their tea with honey, instead of sugar.

I also had 12 dinner, lined in pink napkins done.

The pleats were made on all four sides with the remaining fabric after cutting for the table top; to add the fabric for hanging, as the curtains were enough to cover the table only; but were very long and draped.

I paired my green water glasses with the amber Italian crystal stems.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visits my dearest friends. You always make my day!

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


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  1. What a wonderful way to reuse those lovely drapes! Your tablecloth and napkins are just gorgeous! The green rimmed dishes are such a compliment. Such a pretty table.

  2. Your drapes made a pretty tablecloth, Fabby. It looks as though someone painted a watercolour on it. Loving your green dinnerware and tea things! The green is so fresh and lovely especially for this time of year. Lovely posting and thanks for sharing with us and joining me for tea.


  3. What a beautiful setting, Fabby! Your repurposed drapes made lovely table linens. I love the green dinnerware. It is so perfect for the season. Your tables are always so pretty!

  4. Beautiful the pleats you added to the tablecloth!!

  5. Oh Fabby, how beautiful! The green is so sweet and refreshing which is perfect for this wonderful time of the year :) And the drapes...simply stunning!

    I am so glad you joined Roses of Inspiration this week - it's a delight to have you at the party. Happy June! Hugs!

  6. The drapes worked out beautifully as a tablecloth and napkins. Just lovely! Love your pretty tea tray and the dogs. Great table! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  7. Beautiful table, Fabby. The green dinnerware is gorgeous. It's refreshing!
    Happy Summer!

  8. Pink and green, lovely summery and springy combination. That's what I have on my table now too. Your green plates are so pretty, loving the tablecloth too, Fabby. Another beautiful tablescape, my friend.

  9. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Fabby! Those drapes made up beautifully for the table! I just LOVE it...and I love that dinnerware, too. Wish I lived closer and could finagle a dinner invitation to one of your FABBYlicious dinner parties! xo Diana

  10. What a pretty tablecloth and great re-purposing. I love your dinnerware. Lovely!

  11. Fabby, it's great you can use your old drapery for tablecloths...very pretty. Love the china, lots of my favorite! I really like those goblets, such a beautiful shade of green.

  12. Another lovely table, Fabby! I really like your repurposed tablecloth. It turned out beautifully and your new dishes look beautiful on it! Enjoy your party!!


  13. Hi dear Fabby.. Lovely to see the drapes turned into gorgeous table cloth and napkins. Looks very cool. Love the pleats idea. Very nice indeed. The colour light pink and green goes very well. Once again a beautiful table setting from Fabby's home. Thank you to visit me and i love your comments as i do always. Have a great week. Love and hugs Sujatha:)

  14. This is a beautiful table Fabby! The tablecloth turned out fabulous- what a nice way to reuse the fabric from the bedroom. Love the green dishes- such a cheerful color!

  15. Hello Fabby. What a great idea! The table looks stunning. Great job! Susan

  16. The tablecloth is just beautiful, Fabby! I love its softness, and looks so great with your new dishes! :)

  17. Fabby: Love the table cloth, I would have never thought about doing that. Love the dishes you shared as well. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  18. I'm still in love with your new dishes and they are perfect on your stunning tablecloth.....good idea you had!!! However....the quiet elegance of the vase has me drooling on my keyboard!!! A very refreshing table setting......xoxoxo

  19. Love those pleats on the side of the tablecloth.

  20. This looks beautiful Fabby, Love the pink and green together :)

    You have gave me an idea for my table ... again :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday blog hop ...

  21. Oh I love your table and I am IN LOVE with the way you used the curtains! WOW! You amaze me! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  22. That table cloth turned out so nice (thumbs up on recycling :-), I love the pleats on the sides. What a lovely idea. I also love your tablescape, something refreshing about the greens, reminds me of life and of summer I guess. It would be a pleasure to dine on that table for sure. Wishing you all the best.

  23. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    Que le temps passe vite ! Je me souviens parfaitement lorsque tu avais tout transformé déjà ! Tu es une véritable fée !
    Ta table est somptueuse et j'aime cette impression de se sentir presque comme si nous nous trouvions en pleine nature.
    Le vert de tes ravissantes assiettes rappelle celui des feuillages... Ton bouquet qui trône avec la même douceur et déclinaison de roses que celui de la nappe et des serviettes est splendide dans ce très joli vase que ta maman t'avait offert. J'aime beaucoup sa forme également. Les toutous sont là... Le bol à miel est très gracieux et donne envie de le déguster.
    Ta table est simplement parfaite et tu as toujours ce goût exquis pour mettre en valeur les objets. La reine de la fête, c'est toi !
    Bravo l'artiste !

    Gros bisous ❀

  24. Gorgeous, refreshing and heartwarming! I love re-purposed items as well. :)

  25. Wow Fabby your table cloth & dish make a beautiful table setting! Enjoy and thanks for the sweet comment and for stopping by!

  26. Wow, Fabby, this is just so lovely and elegant. What a great idea for using the drapes, and I love how you had the napkins lined. Your new Mother's Day dishes look so pretty and that vase is gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend. xo Deborah

  27. Hi Fabby, once again you have created the most beautiful table, fit for a queen!!! I love the pink and green and the flowers pull color from the fun table cloth!!

    I would love for you to stop by and share your post on Friday Features this week, now open for your links.

    Hope you ave a nice weekend!

  28. This sounds really amazing and lovely... thanks for a great idea... Fabby!

  29. Dearest Fabby,
    Guess I've complimented this genial way of using the drapery fabric for a lovely tablecloth with the pleats hanging down from the table top.
    Your Mother's day china looks very lovely with it and you live in heaven with the abundance of fresh flowers to choose from!
    Hugs and blessings,

  30. Hi, Fabby..I just LOVE your tablecloth and to think you have made napkins to match. Wonderful....and so pretty.
    Love the dishes...the table is just stunning.

  31. T=You have great taste and use it very well.

  32. Fabby, I just read your comment on Pink Saturday that you are to be a grandmother again. Another granddaughter. Wonderful! Congratulations to your family. Happy Pink! ;-)

  33. Scarlett O'Hara would appreciate your creativity with drapes! What a wonderful way to recycle them.

  34. Oh my goodness your table is absolutely beautiful. I think that it is awesome that you repurposed your drapes. Very Eco friendly!!

  35. Green dishes and floral tablecloth are perfect for summer!

  36. Your table is so so lovely, Fabby! When you enter your dining room, you must feel like you've entered a flower garden. The green china looks gorgeous on your pretty repurposed tablecloth...great idea, btw! What a treat to sit at such an elegantly set table.
    Mary Alice

  37. Fabby,
    Such a stunning table, your creativity is consistently amazing and everything blends together so harmoniously. Of course I just have to say how much I love your chandelier too!
    I enjoyed your visit this past week, always a joyful treat to hear from you.
    Warm Hugs,

  38. Fabby, the new green dishes are stunning! What a beautiful shade of green. Reminds me of our gorgeous green lawns this time of year. The drapery fabric made a lovely tablecloth! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  39. Fabby, as always, it's fabulous! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  40. Beautiful table! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  41. You really know how to set a beautiful table, Fabby. This one is just gorgeous, and I love the pretty tablecloth too. :)

  42. Hi Fabby! The Weekly Feature Series is live on the blog where you are being showcased. Pop on over and check it out when you get a moment. Have a lovely weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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