Monday, September 28, 2015

FABBY: September Rosary Tea

Hello sweet friends!

Well, here is another Rosary prayer, the one for the end of September!
It looks like this month just started, but no, it's ending quite rapidly and soon we'll be celebrating, hubby and I, the birth of our new granddaughter in Miami, Florida and Thanksgiving, of course; in no time at all now... we will be having to decorate for the Christmas holiday too...yay!

I also baked a "Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Cake" to celebrate Autumn and the table décor.
The recipe is at the end of this post if you wish. It's full, no calorie saver this one, lol!  It's incredibly delicious, that is why I always make it come Autumn, right in my Fall Nordic Ware bundt pan.

I will pray for all of you my dear friends.

I created this tea setting by first using my dear Mil's vintage silk brocade Italian tablecloth, as main element because of the rich Fall hues it has;....a sort of camel background and silk embroidery in greens, golds, blues, browns, etc.

The teacups and cake plates are from my reticulated complete set of 12 dinner place settings, specially cause it's of a soft and warm ivory color.
The white other dishes didn't blend well with this cloth, as they are too white. 

Look how pretty the silk embroidery is. Perfect for Fall!

"Pumpkin Chocolate-Harvest Cake" with 'Dulce de Leche' I drizzled over the top, so it will look more attractive and delish.

The cake plate is mercury glass from several years ago. There's also a smaller one that came together.

The centerpiece is done with small fresh pumpkins and gourds in an ivory bowl I often use for salads. I borrowed the two owl votives from the buffet. 

Mr. Living just added a touch of décor by introducing the cute owl votive inside the cake cavity, lol..

The cake recipe is at the end of this post.

I also wanted to share my daughter Alexandra's tables cape for a dinner party she had Saturday night in Miami, Florida.

This apartment belongs to her in-laws, that's why she is giving birth in Miami, but the real reason is because she is 'American' as I am.... as they reside in Madrid-Spain.

I love that big bronze pumpkin she bought for the occasion, that opens and she also added small two real pumpkins too.
The chargers and bread plates she bought, along with the name plates.

She had shrimp cocktail as an entrée and cheesecake for dessert.

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

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


Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Cake

2/3 cups softened butter or shortening
2 cups sugar
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1  1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1  15 oz can solid pack pumpkin
1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon water

Heat oven to 350 F  or 175 C   Grease and flour pan, set aside.  In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy.  Add egg and egg whites, mix until well blended.  Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and 1/2 cup water.  Mix on low speed until blended, scraping bowl often.  Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes.  Remove 3/4 cup of batter and put in a small bowl. 
Spoon remaining batter into prepared pan.  To reserve batter add cocoa and 1 tablespoon water; stir to combine.  Place spoonfuls of chocolate batter on top of batter in pan.  Using a knife, swirl chocolate batter into pumpkin batter to marble.  Bake 40-47 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes in pan, remove from pan and cool completely.   (as a note here, I drizzled some 'Dulce de Leche' over the top of the cake to give it a bit of a shine and add a flavor we love with pumpkin.)

I will be joining:

Make it Pretty Monday
Amaze Me Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Autumn's First Tea Time
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Fabulous Fall Party
Mix it up Monday

You're Gonna Love it
Create Link Inspire Party
Turn it up Tuesday
Tuesdays with a Twist
Tasty Tuesdays
Brag About it Link Party
Create Link and Inspire Party
Wake up Wednesday

The Wednesday Blog Hop
Vintage Inspiration Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Share Your Style Link Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
It's a Party
Tablescape Thursday
Wildly Original Link Party
The Weekend Blog Hop

Simple and Sweet Fridays
PINK Saturday
Friday Frenzy
October Chain Linky CLIMB
Simple Saturday Blog Hop
Celebrate it Sunday



  1. What a beautiful table, Fabby! The pumpkin chocolate cake looks yummy!

  2. Fabby, your table is really lovely. I love your reticulated china and the dish of gourds and pumpkins makes the perfect centerpiece. Your daughter's table is also beautiful. Thank you my friend for sharing another wonderful tablescape with us.


  3. The table cloth really caught my eye!
    I believe your daughter has inherited your good taste and great talent!

  4. You always set such an elegant table! As I was scrolling down I stopped SHORT when I got to your daughter's table setting!!! I wasn't expecting to see anything other than yours! She is as elegant as her mother! Blessings for a wonderful birth and prayers for all to go smoothly!

  5. That cake is to die for! Loved it...


  6. Pretty table Fabby. The pumpkins looks lovely in the middle. I wish iam there to eat your chocolate cake:) The table cloth looks good and goes well with other things. Have a lovely morning dear Fabby. Hugs Sujatha :)


  7. Pretty table Fabby. The pumpkins looks lovely in the middle. I wish iam there to eat your chocolate cake:) The table cloth looks good and goes well with other things. Have a lovely morning dear Fabby. Hugs Sujatha :)


  8. Your daughters table is elegant. Love the beautiful setting:)

  9. Fabby, las mesas que presentas son preciosas siempre. Felicitaciones por tu nueva nieta que traerá nuevas alegrías a tu casa.
    Besos hoy desde

  10. Your table and your daughter's table are just lovely! The cake looks delish!!

  11. As always ... beautiful! And your daughter has your many talents, too! Don't you love it when that shines through? Like you, I'm already counting down the many autumn and winter events ... love this time of year!

  12. Very pretty, Fabby and that choco cake sounds delicious...Christine

  13. I have to add that your daughter inherited ypur tablescaping talent...Christine

  14. Hi Fabby! Oh, your table is so beautiful and I am drooling see your delectable cake! I'm going to copy your recipe! Your daughter's table is beautiful too. She does take after her mommy! I know you're so excited about the birth of the little one. I pray for a safe delivery and a healthy little bundle of joy.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. As always Fabby you have a beautiful table. Praying for your grandbaby and that all well be perfect. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  16. Hi Fabby, beautiful table settings and dishes, as always I know I will find. The cake looks delicious, Pinned to memory!!

    Hope you have a lovely week!

  17. Hi Fabby, beautiful table :) love the little Pumpkins ..

    Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday blog hop..

  18. Dear Fabby!
    So much loveliness to pray to the Mother of God!
    We have a new Priest in our Parish and when occasion arises I'm going to suggest that we start a group like yours. I always think of you when I see him on Church... I'll keep you posted when it happens.
    I love your daughter's table - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! - and I believe she's enjoying this last times waiting for the baby to arrive while already inspiring the little one for beautiful tea parties at Grandma Fabby!
    I Love the detail on her napkins. Is it a plaque with the guest's name? Oh my. So lovely!
    Take Care Dear Friend and Enjoy the Blessings.

  19. Hi Fabby, thank you for visiting to share our beautiful inspiration this week!!
    Hope you have a beautiful weekend coming.

  20. Hi Fabby,
    Your table is decorated so beautiful as usual for the Rosary Tea. How lucky for your friends to be entertained by you!
    Your daughters table is gorgeous too and learning from you.
    I love the cute owl and pumpkins. The recipe for the cake looks so yummy.
    Have a nice end of the week and weekend.
    Julie xo

  21. Dearest Fabby,
    What a stunning setting for your September Rosary Tea! Love the silk brocade Italian tablecloth with your reticulated china.
    Also Alexandra's table setting looks so elegant. Were those lace-like chargers she used?
    Sending you all hugs and blessings.

  22. Oh Fabby, your fall table is pretty and that cake! It looks so yummy!

  23. This is an exquisite table, Fabby! I love those white dishes. Your cake recipe sounds delicious.

  24. Hi Fabby,

    Happy Fall!

    How exciting to have a new addition to your growing family and to travel to Florida to celebrate! Your table is very cute and cozy; I love that adorable owl, and your cake looks scrumptious!

    Visiting via Fabulous Fall Party, this time!

    Happy weekend!


  25. Your table is beautiful. What a wonderful tablecloth! Congrats on the new grandbaby. The pumpkin cake sounds so good.

  26. Your table is lovely,, I love all the off white dishes and such...and the pumpkin cake sound great. Happy weekend with love Janice

  27. What a lovely and delicate table you have set for your Rosary tea Fabby. Very classic and that pumpkin chocolate cake looks amazing sweet friend. I have never seen that combination in a cake before. Your daughter takes after her mama.

    Happy Sunday.


  28. Beautiful table Fabby! That cake looks so yummy. No wonder the owl wanted to hang out inside of it! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. Another lovely table, Fabby. I like how proactive you are in encouraging other around your table! Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

  30. Oh the cake looks so good. Your table looks beautiful. Hope it was a lovely time.

  31. What a Fabulous table. The cake looks so yummy. I am so wanting more white everyday dishs.
    I see such pretty tablescapes.
    Come over and link your Beautiful Fabulous Table.
    Hope the rest of your week is Fabulous.

  32. Did you know I have a weakness for chocolate? You just gave me the best dessert recipe for Thanksgiving and I will definitely do it!!! Thank you dear!

  33. Mr. Living is a hoot -- haha, get it? :) That pumpkin cake looks delicious! And we know where your dear daughter gets her taste!

  34. Beautiful post, Fabby, I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

  35. I just love to read about this monthly rosary tea get-together...I think it's a really neat idea! I cannot get over as to how beautiful the tablecloth is, and love how cute the little white owl is peeking from the center of your delicious cake!
    Your daughter's table is gorgeous as well...she gets it from her "mamma"!!!


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