Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

My New Wall Plate Rack


Hello sweet friends!

I'm sorry I haven't been around for a little over two weeks and I've missed you!

You see we've been having Victoria and Cayetana, our adorable grandgirls for a couple of weeks and I know most of you know how much time kids need from us the grands... and by the way, they're still here, hehehee

I've even hosted Cayetana's ninth birthday bash with twenty kids of various ages and it was a success. I'll do a little post soon, but in the meanwhile, here is my new kitchen 'wall plate rack' I've been wanting and planning it for so long, but never got to go ahead and do it!

Hubby was going to build it himself, but the girls came so he made a draft of what we wanted and had it made at the same place where we had our kitchen cabinets done five years ago... except it's white so it just fades with the white wall.

With that said...


I am so very excited with it, I love it!

Hubby was so great to have it made for me as he didn't have time to make it himself.
He was so clever as to squeeze this piece of furniture in such a small and skinny space 4 inches deep...genius even! 

The picture above shows what the little space behind the entrance door to the kitchen was before, with just the girls drawings when they were very young.
 



I'm so excited this project is finally concluded and looking great too!
 

These three shelves at the lowest part of the plate rack is a bonus, where  I placed some tins with our coffee, Stevia and white sugar pockets, along with all my teas of many different flavors.

 

So Mr. Living 'just' did a little tweaking and he said knowing you, you will have a tin collection in no time to fill this space, lol..

He loved the teas gathered together alone. I think I do too!

My fav platters and plates at arm's reach, cause most of them I forget they exist as they're so deep somewhere in storage.

The last plate shelf contains vintage sterling silver from my Mil.
Thank you Mr. Living, I totally love this... and you too!!

 
The door next to the rack opens to the dining room.


This is what it's like when we open the kitchen service entrance door. Therefore, the plate rack rests on the wall directly towards the back of the door.

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

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





I just found out dearest and sweet Sally D'Stefano of BLUE MONDAY and SMILING SALLY BLOG, has died and it is such a sad news for us bloggers and our small community.
I always thought of Blue Monday when I created a post and was so happy I had something BLUE so I can join her. I guess our Lord Jesus has invited her to join His party, the best one of all!

Rest in peace dearest friend, I will miss you very much.

LOVE,
FABBY


I will party here:

Creative Ways Link Party     www.posedperfection.com
Thursday Favorite Things     http://bettycozycorner.blogspot.com
Created it Thursday     www.lambertslately.com
It's a Party     http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Share Your Cup Thursday     http://jannolson.blogspot.com
The Homemaking Party     www.classicalhomemaking.com
Thoughts of Home Thursday     www.poofingthepillows.com
BLUE Monday     http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Metamorphosis Monday     http://betweennapsontheporch.net
Inspire Me Tuesday     http://astrollthrulife.net

Before and After Wednesday     www.thededicatedhouse.com
Home Sweet Home     http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Wordless Wednesday     www.talbertzoo.com
Grace at Home     www.impartinggrace.com
Home and Garden Thursday     www.adelightsomelife.com
Foodie Friday and Everything Else     http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com
Thoughts of Home Thursday     www.decortoadore.net
The Weekend Blog hop     www.clairejustineoxox.com
PINK Saturday     http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Feathered Nest Friday     www.frenchcountrycottage.com

Thoughts of Home Thursday     www.decortoadore.com
Make it Pretty Monday     www.thededicatedhouse.com
A Morning Cup of Joe     http://thecottagemarket.com
Friday Frenzy     www.mostlyfoodandcrafts.com
Friday Favorites     www.mustlovehome.com
Simple and Sweet Friday     http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
Flaunt it Friday     http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com
Fantastic Friday     http://olives-n-okra.com
Saturday Sparks Link Party     http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Dishing it & Digging it Link Party    www.lifeandlinda.com

Creative Mondays Blog hop     www.clairejustineoxox.com
Make it Pretty Monday     www.www.thededicatedhouse.com
Tea Cup Tuesday     www.marthasfavorites.com
No Place like Home     http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME     http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
MMM #320 Blog Party     www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com
Amaze Me Monday     www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
Mix it up Monday     www.flourmewithlove.com
Tuesdays with a Twist     http://back2basichealth.com
Brag About it Link Party     www.vmg206.com
Create Link Inspire 3/7     http://nap-timecreations.com


  





   


















    


52 comments:

Mari said...

Hi Fabby, that was so sweet of your hubby to have your plate rack made for you..,it's simply beautiful, love how you dressed it all up with your gorgeous items .......enjoy the grand babies my friend...

Smiles~
Mari

Stacey said...

That looks great! What a perfect thing to do with a skinny little spot. :)

I'd love it if you link up with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We'd love to have you.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow that turned out so nice! I like how it holds big platters and the teas below. Sounds like you had some fun with 20 kids for a birthday party!

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

Aucune place de perdu ! Tu as rentabilisé ce petit morceau ce mur, qu'on aurait pu croire perdu, avec un superbe vaisselier. J'aime comme celui-ci met en valeur tes très jolis plats.
Il est aussi tellement plus pratique de pouvoir les avoir sous les yeux pour une bonne utilisation. Les rayon inférieurs sont l'idéal pour le rangement de tes thés divers...
Tu es une fée d'avoir songer à une telle idée. Bravo ma chère amie !

Je suis contente que tu aies pu dernièrement profiter des tes petites-filles.
Je t'embrasse affectueusement,

Gros bisous ♡

Sarah said...

Fabby, this is a terrific idea! I'm always in need of more storage space. Sadly, I don't think I have any wall space for a rack like this.
One of my readers left a message about Sally. Very sad! I will miss her. Like you, I always tried to include something blue in my post, just for Sally.
Enjoy the grand girls!

Pondside said...

Fabby, your sweet husband gets a GOLD STAR for having that plate rack made for you. Such a lot of though went into, that is obvious. t is in the perfect place. I think a plate rack like that is such a good idea for those large platters that we like to use, but might not think of when they are hidden away.
Have fun with your granddaughters!

Annesphamily said...

Fabby, this is a great idea! I love having more storage space, we all need it.
I know everyone is sad about Sally's passing. I will always fondly remember her. She reminded me of CC who passed away in September 2010. I met her through Pink Saturday and each week she visited all the participates no matter if Beverly had 50 or 150! She was one of those rare friends you find here and I still miss her and her kindness. She was a fan of Sunbonnet Sue. We lost two wonderful bloggers recently. Besides Sally we lost EG CameraGirl from Canada. Both she and her husband were taken in a car accident. Life is short enjoy it while you are here!
Enjoy those beautiful grand littles too! They grow up way too quickly and then they are off to college.
Take care and have a nice week with your family.
Blessings, Anne

Bernideen said...

Your hubby is very talented and what a great design he came up with and made! Fabby - you will sure enjoy this in the perfect location. Enjoy your grandchildren!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Fabby, nice to hear from you again. Glad you got to spend time with the grandgirls! Your plate rack is really nice and perfect for that space! I like your platters in it. Platters are hard to find space for, so that is perfect! Your hubby did a wonderful job!
Happy March!
gina

Deanna said...

A wonderful addition to your home!
Beautiful,
d

Veronica said...

What a wonderful idea and it is gorgeous!

janice15 said...

Such a lovely plate rack I need one of those for sure a great idea looks wonderful. Sorry to near about Sally I did not know her, may she rest in peace. With love Janice

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it, what a fabulous addition and so perfect for that spot.

Connie said...

I love this. We have been thinking about building a narrow shelf in the kitchen, too, but I never thought of including plate racks . . . that is a wonderful idea. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a great weekend!
Connie :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a wonderful spot for your platters Fabby! So easy to get to now, so you can use them easily.

Sorry to hear about your blogger friend. I didn't know her. You are right that she is now at the best party of all. xo Deborah

Pat Cantwell said...

Fabby,
Thank you for sharing the sad news of Sally's passing, dear friend!
I use to visit her blog regularly, too.
"Mr. Living" gets a huge "Atta' Boy" for his design of your wall plate rack!
I adore the platters and the coffee and tea tins!
Fondly,
Pat

Scribbler said...

Blue Monday was one of the first blogs I discovered when I was a newbie, so I am glad you shared this. She was a sweet lady.

Your plate rack is wonderful. I have wanted one for a long time in a very tight space like yours which is in my house. Your hubby did a wonderful job with his "merchandising.'

You are an excellent grandmother!

xo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a perfect place for all your platters!

I too am going to miss dear Smiling Sally.

Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

Christine said...

How ingenious of you and Alejandro to convert that wall to a plate rack, which would have been just a wasted wall. Now you can display your trays. I am so sad about Sally too but I know she us smiling in heaven with Jesus now above the blue skies

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing this with all of us at Thoughts of home on Thursday.

Your plate rack is wonderful.
How wonderful that you can now see them all at a glance.

I am so sorry to hear about Sally.She was so kind and I always enjoyed joining her party.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Fabby, this is such a great idea, I love how thin that rack is, brilliant! Look at those pretty tins and all of that tea, mmmm!
I heard about the passing of Sally via Pat at Mille Fiori Favoriti. I never linked or partied, but I am sorry for all who knew her. My condolences. I know you are having such fun with the grands! Enjoy, sweet friend!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love it. How creative. It's truly Fabulous. Thanks for sharing! I love great ideas. I can't wait to see the party photo's. Have a great weekend.

Lisa said...

Oh it's perfect! I know this is so much fun to decorate!

bj said...

Oh, Fabby...I am sooo totally IN LUV....it looks FABULOUS...and stores so much in such a cute way...I am walking all around my kitch/dining to see if I can find a spot for one like this....I LOVE IT.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Fabulous plate rack

Karren Haller said...

WOW, your wall is perfect what a great way to use a bit of space to create a beautiful place to show off your plates. Always enjoy visiting to see what you have going on.

Hope you will have a beautiful weekend!
Karren

LV said...

Your hubby's job well done. Everything looks very nice.

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

Fabby,
I love this piece and it is perfect where you have it!! I was so saddened by Sally's passing... I am glad that you will be joining me on Monday for one last Blue Monday as a tribute to our friend.....
Hugs,
Deb

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Well, that space is now being utilized in a genial and very efficient way; love the way it turned out and also the color white is perfect!
Bet you are mighty proud for having this finally realized.
Sending you hugs and wishing you a happy weekend.
Mariette

Lady of the Manor said...

I love this beautiful plate rack! It fits perfectly in the space and makes your lovely platters easy to reach. Your hubby is a genius!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hola amiga,

Que bueno que estes disfrutando de tus hermosas nietas. Aprovecha esos bellos momentos.

And I love your new wall plate rack. What a clever and functional idea. It is a great use of space and the best part is having your favorite trays available at any time. Enjoy your new toy...

Hugs,

Janet

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Fabby, I did not know that about Sally. So sad! I didn't join a lot, but she will be missed in blogland. Love your plate rack! Your hubby was so clever to design it. I would never have thought to put something like that in that small area, but boy did it ever work! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous rack! Looks beautiful in your kitchen! xxx Maria

Christine said...

How did you come up with such a great and perfect place for display?
It's perfect!

Shelia said...

HI dear Fabby! I'm sure you've had a marvelous time with your little granddaughters and how nice to host a birthday party too! Now your plate rack looks wonderful! I love it and the design looks great What a wonderful place for platters and such. The bottom shelves look good too with your tea things. Yes, I'm sure you'll have a nice collection of tea tins soon! :) Thank you so much for the visit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Art and Sand said...

Your rack is exactly what I want in our dining room. It's a small space and we have some narrow pieces of furniture, but my husband still tends to bump into them. If you don't mind my being personal, was it expensive to have built? I don't want to spend a lot of money on it

Art and Sand said...

I forgot to say thank you for sharing at SYC.

Sylvia said...

Fabby, What a wonderful plate shelf and bonus space for tea and coffee. I'm working on a solution for tea storage and this is a wonderful solution. I appreciate your comment about have the plates close at hand. I tend to use what I see and that sometimes having stuff about. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

podso said...

I'm so glad I came by today to see this amazing plate rack. What a great use of space in such a creative way. I know you are happy to be able to display some more of your pretty plates -- And I love the bottom shelf, makes me smile! It's hard to believe your granddaughter is 9 already! So nice you could do her party.

Vel Criste said...

I've always wanted one, but no perfect wall for it, yours is perfect, and with your beautiful collection, even more so! Enjoy Fabby dear!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your plate rack is just perfect! How thoughtful of your dear hubby to have it made for you! I just love it! To have everything within reach like that is so convenient and it looks fantastic too. So glad you shared this with us. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mustlovehome said...

Hi Fabby, I am in LOVE with your plate rack and turning green with jealousy as I write this!!LOL. It is gorgeous and perfect for that space:) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Friday Favorites, it was a real treat. Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home!

BarberryLane Designs said...

What a great spot for your FAB collection of goodies, love all your transferware pieces. And all those tins....super collection. Thanks for the great idea, Sandi

Michelle Marttila said...

Such a clever and creative idea..thanks for sharing! Love it!!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Oh Fabby, your plate rack is gorgeous. How exciting. it is clever and so useful in it's space. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI. xo

Jann Olson said...

Hi Fabby, just hoping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
hugs,
Jann

Carol said...

That is so perfect in that spot and such a beautiful way to display your lovely platters and your pretty collection of tea tins!

Warm hugs,
Carol

Clairejustine oxox said...

What a wonderful idea. It looks beautiful there :)

Such a perfect place for it too. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

Angélica D said...

Hi Fabby ,,,,love your love , you have a new follower
Angelica

Richella Parham said...

Fabby, what a great use of that space! This is especially perfect for you--you have so many beautiful things that it would be a shame for them not to be out where you can see them often. Your husband did a great job on this!

Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Fabby,
This post is being featured at No Place Like Home this week. Have a lovely day.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

It's just beautiful, Fabby, and fits your spot perfectly!