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Sunday, August 30, 2015

FABBY: August Tea for the Rosary Prayers


Hello sweet friends!

I host in my house every month, the last Wednesday of each month a Rosary prayer with some friends.

I did pray for the friends that requested and I'm here to do so, always.

I used my very colorful, pottery dishes made back at my hubby's Ceramic factory he owned for thirty years and he sold it almost seven years ago. The tablecloth used was the one I hand embroidered in orange Fall leaves, some fifteen years ago .

This pottery has lots of oranges, yellows, browns and blues among other colors. It's my favorite china come Thanksgiving because of the warm colors and it looks good with pumpkins. I haven't used pumpkins here yet, but it's sort of a transition to Autumn tea table.

Ok, with that said, here it is.



This pottery set was made and decorated at our former Ceramic Co. Monte Turi. I have 350 pieces of it. Here is the link of the post I did a couple of years ago, in case you'd like to see them all:
http://fabbysliving.blogspot.com/2013/01/fabby-350-pieces-of-my-pottery.html

I used to design the decorations inspired in the Indigenous people of Ecuador's embroidered clothing. We had 15 designs that were made completely by hand by artists we had working for us.

I hand embroidered this tablecloth in orange Autumn leaves, just for this set of dishes.

I always associated this pottery design with Fall because of the oranges, yellows, browns, greens and blues.

The embroidery in all four corners of the table linen is like this.

And the embroidery in the center of the tablecloth I purposely did it like this, in order to frame any centerpiece I would make.

A little half a papaya on the finial of the jam bowl; at your left.

Sheep, duck and fruits in the finials. The original Spanish designs had animals and fruit in the top of the lids of every piece.

A close up of some of the pieces specially for tea time.
 A little chicken, a half papaya and a cow on the lidded pieces.
Oh, I almost forgot to share this pic of my dearest daughter Alexandra in Mallorca-Spain expecting a little girl at seven months right now, who will be call 'Maxima.' 
We can't wait to see her as they are coming with Sergio tonight at 12pm at Guayaquil-International Airport.

We will go this Wednesday coming to dear daughter Sofia's house to meet them. She can't fly to Cuenca, where we live cause of the high altitude Andean city.




Thank you for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day.

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

A special thanks to the wonderful and supportive sweet Beverly, that featured me last week at the great,

PINK SATURDAY     www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

BLUE Monday     http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Inspiration Monday     www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com
Amaze Me Monday     www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
Make it Pretty Monday     www.thededicatedhome.com
Inspire Me Tuesday     http://astrollthrulife.net
Something to Talk About Link Party     www.karensuponthehill.com
Tuesdays at Our Home     http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
Sundays Down Under Link Party     www.natashainoz.com
Mix it up Monday     www.flourmewithlove.com
Friends Sharing Tea     http://blogbernideen.com

Tea Cup Tuesday    www.matthasfavorites.com
Share Your Cup Thursday     http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home     http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Something to Talk About Link Party     www.karensuponthehill.com
Show and Share     http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
A Return to Loveliness     www.adelightsomelife.com
Fabulous Fall Link Party     http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com
The SCOOP     http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com
Keeping it Simple: 12 Easy wreaths     www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com

Wake up Wednesday      http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
The (not just) Homemaking Party     www.hopeineveryseason.com
The Wednesday Blog Hop      www.clairejustineoxox.com
Wow us Wednesday     www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Vintage Inspiration Party     http://knickoftime.net
Share Your Style     www.commonground.do.com
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Creative Ways Link Party     www.posedperfection.com
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38 comments:

Susan said...

That is, indeed, gorgeous pottery, Fabby. So colorful! Such a beautiful pattern! I love your table setting. Everything looks wonderful. No doubt it was not hard to pray for all intentions in such a lovely atmosphere. Susan

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Fabby those dishes are beautiful and the tablecloth went perfectly with them! Beautiful setting as always my friend!

My Cozy Casita said...

Lovely tablescape Fabby ,beautiful plates,and Sofialook so nice on her seven months,beautiful family many bless for you all and have nice time with them
Blessing
Isora
XOX

Sissym Mascarenhas said...


I love so much! Fabby gorgeous pottery colorful! The table was wonderful.

Cheers

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Fabby,
Such pretty pottery setting and nice table cloth! You've put it all together so nicely.
Your daughter is beautiful, what a pretty picture of her!
Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment on my chandelier and new pup post, I really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful week,
Gina

Keri Lou said...

Hope you have had a lovely summer Fabby. Loving these colours - I am (almost!) ready for autumn now. The UK weather is definitely ready. It has been raining for about a month - typical Britain lol!

Your daughter looks incredible - very exciting for you all!

Keri xxx

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, you've done it again! Your table looks wonderful! First of all, I am so impressed with your beautiful tablecloth you embroidered! It's gorgeous! I do needlework and know this must have taken a very long time to finish your stitches are so nice. Now this pottery is one of my favorites of yours. Love the little animals on the handles. What a lovely setting and I'm sure your prayer friends were so impressed.
Thanks for coming to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your embroidered tablecloth is really lovely and perfect for the Autumn season. Your pottery is always nice to see and I love the sweet toppers you have put on some of the pieces. I'm especially fond of sheep. Your daughter is a real beauty and I know you are all looking forward to that new grandbaby coming soon! Thank you for sharing with us at Tea Time and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shelia said...

Oh, I got sidetracked and wanted to tell you - your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! She looks like a movie star and is simply glowing. Congratulations on the sweet little new one coming soon! ;)
Okie dokei, continue being sweet,
Shelia :)

Kathy Moreland said...

Fabby, Your table looks so pretty! I love the cloth, and those gorgeous dishes..........WOW!! You always set such a lovely table.

Vel Criste said...

I love how you choose colors for your table and dinnerware together Fabby - always a perfect match, just like this one!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Fabby,

Lovely . . . as always! I really like your special tablecloth, even though it's not blue. It's perfect for those colorful dishes.
Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

Snap said...

Hi Fabby, what great news ... a new grand little on the way! Have a marvelous time with your daughters. I always enjoy seeing your Rosary table settings. I love this pottery ... great for fall and lots of fun with all the animals. Gorgeous!!! Happy Tea Day!

thel day said...

You dinnerware is gorgeous. The table cloth also. Beautiful setting. Your daughter also looking so nice in her pregnancy. xo

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful tea share! I need a tea party before the winter sets in. I have heard the the seasons will go from hot to cold. Sigh!
Always in need of prayer. I would be very grateful if u would pray for me and my phamily.
You are a gracious hostess.
Your daughter looks so lovely. Prayers are said for her and a beautiful new healthy baby!
Always my pleasure to stop by and say hello. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Anne

Elizabeth said...

I love your pottery, beautiful for fall !

Martha's Favorites said...

Your daughter looks like a model. I love the table you set for today. Lovely! Please keep me and my family in your prayers. Hugs, Martha

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi sweet Fabby. You know I have always admired your collection of dishes. Beautifully made. The tablecloth is so pretty with those colors. Your daughter is so beautiful. How exciting, another baby to love. Happy Monday. xo

Ruth W said...

Love the cheery table...the pottery has such fun finials! Colorful and so happy! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh Fabby. I love your table. So talented you are to make the Fabulous tablecloth.
I always love seeing your monthly tea parties. I love this beautiful table.
Congrats on the baby. I'm sure your counting the days.
Thanks so much for joining the party again. Come back any time. The Fall party will till Halloween Day. Then Thanksgiving picks up!
Glad to have you back. XXOO.

Tea in Texas said...

What a fabulous fall table and your tablecloth is just so lovely for fall. Your family is growing and your daughter is absolutely so beautiful in the photo. The china your husband produced is always so pretty and these extra pieces for tea are ones I would love. the finials are so charming. Hope you will come and take a peek at my Lemon Zest post this week! Have a great week!

Pam

SmilingSally said...

LOL,

Oh Fabby, please forgive me. I left a comment about the beautiful tablecloth and somehow, did not "see" the blue. I was focusing on the embroidery.

Well, your blue tablecloth is perfect of course.

Pili said...

The tablecoth is so pretty! And the dishes look fabulous! Congratulations for the little one is coming. By the way I also live in Mallorca :-)
Hugs,
Pili

Teresa said...

FIRST - You daughter looks lovely and so beautiful. Goes against all wife tales saying that mothers don't look their best when carrying girls. I guess when it's so loved and with such great genes mother always looks good. But Alejandra even goes a little far by looking even more gorgeous. So happy for her and you and I can't imagine the excitement as time to be, see and love this little girl gets near.
I love this gatherings of yours. Oh to gather in prayer and among so much beauty and thoughtful details by the best Host there is - That's what Heaven must look like ahahahah.
Thank you for sharing and inspiring,
Teresa

Oh My Heartsie Girl WW (Linky) said...

Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of a new grandchild, your daughter is beautiful!!! Fabby your table is beautiful, the tablecloth sets off the beautiful dishes!

Hope you enjoy your visit with your daughter and family
Have a great week, Karren

Oliva Ohlson said...

As always Fabby, beautiful table setting! I love the colors on the dishes and sweet details of cows, chickens... The tablecloth is simply beautiful and is perfect for your tablescape.

Congratulations on your daughter's pregnancy. She looks stunning!!!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love your pottery and the tablecloth but your daughter is simply stunning! What a cute little belly! I know you are excited about your future grandbaby. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Wow, there always seems to be a connection... We got home from NYC after a 4-night stay at the Hyatt Place and guess who drove us to the airport? A taxi driver from Ecuador.
We did have a wonderful time with the best of summer weather for sight seeing and being on the ferry.
Love your warm table setting and very much also the embroidered leaves on the table cloth.
Your daughter Alexandra looks stunning at 7 months into her pregnancy and what a joy it must be for having her on your side. She is brave for still making that long flight across the ocean.
You asked how my family is doing. Talked to my Dad on Saturday and also to my youngest brother as it was his birthday and our 32nd anniversary of being immigrants. Dad had another test for his driver's license renewal and his eye sight was 80%, without glasses so he got his next five-year license and that means he can drive till the age of 99! Incredible isn't it?!
Sending you hugs and blessings,
Mariette

Honeybee GB said...

Awesome pottery collection! Many congrats on becoming a grandma. :) Your daughter is beautiful. Wish her a safe & easy delivery.

Jacqueline said...

She is just beautiful! Oh, to look like that when you were that pregnant!!
What fun dishes for your tea. Isn't it fun to have a group that you get together with once a month.

Donna Wirthlin said...

Such beautiful colors in both your place settings and your tablecloth. Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW

Laurie Ritchey said...

Fabby, I've always loved this gorgeous pottery, and your tablecloth is beautiful. You are so creative. Those finials on the serving pieces are so nice. Your group is so lucky to be able to meet in your gorgeous home. Your daughter is gorgeous. Congratulations on the new grandbaby!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Fabby, as always you create the most amazing tablescapes! And WOW - your daughter is absolutely gorgeous - and she looks that beautiful at 7 months? Well, let's just say she looks pretty like her mamma!

Hugs!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

These dishes are great and your table looks wonderful! I can't imagine 350 pieces of pottery...how amazing! Lovely table...

Valerie Roberts said...

Beautiful. I love the dishes. The cloth is stunning, I love the embroidery especially. Congratulations on your new grandchild.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Beautiful table Fabby, I love the embroidery on your table cloth too :) Whoo how exciting, not too long to wait now..

Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday blog hop..

Shellie Bowdoin said...

What a lovely table! I am sure you guests enjoyed your special effort to make it special. Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

Shellie
www.thefabjourney.com

Crystal Grandeur said...


Pretty table Fabby. Beautiful dishes With beautiful table cloth. Your daughter looks stunning. All the best to her. Love...Sujatha:)