Monday, December 21, 2015

Whimsy Christmas Table and Cookies

Hello sweet friends!

Wow, it's been some hectic days with so much work around the house, my mother, invitations and dinners over family and friends and to top it all off, I've been baking and cooking for my DD Sofia, Sil and the girls.

We are on our way to our kids house tomorrow, about a three hour drive where we're spending the holidays and a whole week in total.

I've also made a ham and a Sweet Potato pudding they love, among other not important things, except they take my time. Let's not forget all the tiring gift wrapping too! I sure am quite exhausted... I'm getting old.

I did this Christmas tablescape to show just some of the cookies I baked for the girls and the 'Banana Best ever Cake' with walnuts and decorated with Dulce de Leche in a Nordic Ware wreath bundt pan I bought in Miami.
Recipe from Pinterest.

Ok, here it is.



I created this Christmas tablescape mainly to use my tray decorated for the holidays as a centerpiece....oh and yeah, to show off all my baking, lol..

Tartan table topper.

I love the tea set from my green china I was gifted for last M'sD by sweet Mr. Living.

I love this green china, is so versatile!

I'm loving this inexpensive cut out tray, I decorated it for Christmas using mainly my German Santa and my Italian toy Horse, a crystal candle stick among other lovelies in the front and back.

The napkin is a fine linen embroidered with a cute blue basket and a small tree. I won them among other things several years ago for teaching how to make a C'mas tree in a big store.

The back of the tray contains some white pine cones I painted last year, a silver present and some faux apples.
I used a lazy Susan for the tray so I can move it around for better pics.

The best Banana Cake and Dulce de Leche topping.
I just used it to outline the bow and tassels in the wreath.
The pan is Nordic Ware I acquired it in Miami last month. Recipe from Pinterest.

In real life the wreath cake is so much prettier!

Some figure ginger cookies for the girls to decorate and of course, I made a few batches.

This is my first try on 'German Linzer Cookies' and I must say, although they're easy, they take a lot of time, so they came out 20... aren't they peaty? 
Look for the recipe on Pinterest too.

I couldn't NOT bake if I wasn't making my Granola Cookies my daughter and grandgirls love. Of course, my Brownie recipe too! 

My Sweet Potato Bake for the
ham I also made.

The white place mats are from Miami and are of a cotton linen and pretty cut out edges.

My inexpensive red tartan topper is from last year.

What can I say to you my wonderful 'Bloggy' friends, except I love and appreciate you all, as it's another year in your company, that forever make me happy.
I love you all, and I pray for you and your families and wish you and yours the best Christmas, ever!

Thank you for your sweet comments, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties, yet another year.


I will be partying here:

Make it Pretty Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
You're Gonna Love it
Foodie Friday and Everything else
No Place like Home
Bernideen's Tea Time
Vintage Show and Tell
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous party
Wake up Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Tuesdays with a Twist




Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Fabby,
You have mad such a pretty tablescape and love the cookies and cake you made.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Rita C. said...

Fabby, that all looks divine! Love that green China, and your wreath cake looks great, even though you say it's better than the photo shows. Lucky girls to have mama come, bearing food gifts and more. Enjoy your time, and Merry Christmas!

Bernideen said...

Dear Fabby:
That is such a lovely table. I make that Sweet Potato dish too and I think I even have one in the freezer right now! I love your pretty table setting. Your cake is really awesome as well. Have a very Merry Christmas FAbby!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

You HAVE been busy! You always inspire, though...I love your plaid topper, and these napkins are so pretty, those treats look delish. Have a very, very Merry Christmas!

Bernideen said...

Thank you Fabby for sharing your beautiful post and Merry Christmas to you and your family and that precious new Granddaughter too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, all the cookies look so good and I adore your Santa centerpiece. So fun.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your table is beautifully set!! And everything looks so yummy!!
Merry Christmas!!


Veronica said...

Fabby, may you and your lovely family have a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year! I enjoy your blog very much and look forward to next Year's posts!

Snap said...

Good Morning, Fabby. I love your Christmas table-scape. It's so much fun! Just perfect for celebrating your new granddaughter!
Merry Christmas!

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

I loved seeing your beautifully set table and all the sweet little vignettes you created. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your tablescape is fabulous! I love the tartan with the green china! The little horse looks sweet in your centrepiece too. I have never made those German Linzer cookies but I have always admired them. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!


Linda said...

It all says Merry Christmas as only YOU can say it!!!

Maria said...

Fabby, what a wonderful table! What a feast, too! That's a lot of baking! I bet that banana cake with dulce de leche topping is out of this world! I'll have to experiment with it. I haven't been blogging a whole lot this year because I've been so busy with work, and I've missed you very much. Merry Christmas, Fabby, to you and your wonderful family! God bless you!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Wishing you a fabulous time with the family and no doubt everyone will LOVE your baking and cooking.
Sending you all blessings for a Merry Christmas!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Dear Fabby...Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Lovely settings in your home. Enjoyed seeing every bit. Thank you so much for praying for flood hit victims. Have a wonderful Christmas and have all the fun with your cute grand daughters. Hugs Sujatha:)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Fabby, all the cookies look so good, and the Santa centerpiece is awesome! Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family.

Ruth W said...

How festive Fabby! Perfect! Love all the fun decor...what a lovely setting for tea! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Margie said...

What a lovely Christmas tablescape, Fabby. I'm sure that your yummy baked goods won't last long! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hello Fabby, your table and baking all looks so lovely. And, I really understand the many demands that seem to grow and grow. I especially enjoy blogging friends like you that love their family and making beautiful memories for them. Merry Christmas, sweet lady!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what a fun time! Yummee!
I'd love to feature you Fabby at my new holiday blog!
It will debut on Christmas day.
I'll have a button on my blog.
Can I include you and your wonderful Christmas posts!
Merry Christmas!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your table is just beautiful, Fabby, and look at all that yummy food!!! Congratulations on the birth of baby Maxima, and Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family.

xinex said...

What a fun and lovely table setting, Fabby. I love how you added toy Christmas ornaments on the table. I bet the grandkids love them. I also love your tea set, such a lovely color. Have a Blessed Christmas with your beautiful and growing family....Christine

Bernideen said...

Dear Fabby:
This post will be featured on Saturday from my link party earlier in the week!

Jacqueline said...

Your tables are always so fabulous! Looks like a wonderful time was had! Hope you had a Fab or should I say, Fabby Christmas!!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What a PRETTY table! The cookies look delicious! Thank you for sharing this inspiration at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I LOVE your beautiful, tartan table Fabby! I would also love to have some of the sweet treats! I am sure it was enjoyed by all. Your German Santa and Italian horse are beautiful!!!!