Thursday, March 10, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Challenge

Hello sweet friends!

First of all, I wish all my Irish blog friends a wonderful St. Patrick's Day 2016, along with your families... and to the ones that enjoy this St. Pat's celebration as well.

I always use the green china made back at our Ceramic company, Monte Turi from many years ago.

I know the friends that follow me know that my inspiration for the pattern decoration for all the dishes I made; from the indigenous people of Ecuador's clothing customs and I was lucky to have found this pattern in the men's embroidered shirts, many years ago, as the collar and cuffs had shamrocks on them.

I also used the dinner green plates from last Mother's Day gift china and the shamrocks salad plates.

I will be joining Kathleen, at Cuisine Kathleen annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl this Wednesday the 16th. Hope you do too.


I also baked an Irish Soda Bread from Pinterest. Easy and yummy!

A very GREEN table in honor of ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2016.

The dinner plate is from my last Mother's Day gift. The 'shamrocks salad plate' from our china designed by me and hand decorated by artists.

The napkin ring in green was also made back at Monte Turi, our own ceramic factory.

I also used the teacup saucer for the crystal sherbet.

The "Irish Soda Bread" came out delicious.

A while back a guest broke the eight green napkin ring, so I interchanged in each place setting a green one and a blue one like this one, as the china has blue as well. 

Finally the place setting with the sherbet to keep the greens light.

A little green plant as centerpiece... no biggie.
The white birds are Salt & Pepper shakers.

The "Irish Soda Bread" from Pinterest came out delish and what you see are currants.
The grandgirls spread it with 'Dulce de Leche' and 'Blueberry Jam' too... yum!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments, you always make my day!
Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.
I will be partying here:
8th. Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl
  Tablescape Thursday
Grace at Home
Share Your Cup Thursday    
Thoughts of Home On Thursday
Share Your Style Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Creative Ways Party
Wildly Original
Home and Garden Thursday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Before and After Wednesday
Home Sweet Home
The Weekend Blog Hop
Friday Feature Link Party
Anything BLUE Friday
PINK Saturday
A Morning Cup of Joe Link Party
The Homemaking Party
Saturday Sparks Link Party
Best of the Weekend
The Creative Collection
Chain Linky CLIMB
A Bouquet of Talent Party
Share it One More Time
Dishing it & Digging it
MMM #321 Block Party
Amaze Me Monday
No Place Like Home
Mix it up Monday
Before and After Party
Wake up Wednesday
The Wednesday Blog Hop
Roses of Inspiration


  1. Hi Fabby, What a pretty table you made for St. Patricks Day and your Irish Soda Bread looks amazing! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I do hope you enjoy St. Patrick's Day too.
    Hugs, Julie xo

  2. Dear Fabby:
    The table is so pretty and I especially love the green goblets. Your Irish Soda Bread looks wonderful too! your table settings are always incredible!

  3. Oh Fabby, this is gorgeous! The dishes are so beautiful. You can create so many lovely tables with all of your collections. Truly a wonderful table to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Even the soda bread looks amazing. xo

  4. Happy St Paddys Day what a great spread! love that table xo

  5. Fabby, this is one stunning table! You have your own hand designed china? Not many of us can say that. It's beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You've inspired me to have friends over and set the table. :)

  6. what a beautiful table Fabby and I especially love the green stemware and that chandelier....wowzer!

  7. I believe that each of us is just a little bit Irish on St Patrick's Day Fabbie.
    Your table is, as ever, a delight. Your gift for design is lovely to see - how wonderful that it is showcased in such a beautiful and useful way. I imagine that your granddaughters will view the dishes as precious parts of their heritage in the years to come.

  8. Very beautiful, Fabby. Love the plates. Are they talavera? xoxo Su

  9. Fabby, your table is full of the green! I always enjoy seeing your pretty dishes and glassware. Hope you have a fun St. Patrick's Day.

  10. Hi Fabby,
    Your St. Pat's table is SO green and beautiful! Love it and the Soda bread looks wonderful!

  11. Your table is so elegant, Fabby! You are a great artist and designer.
    Your soda bread looks fabulous.

  12. Hi Fabby, LOVE your St. Patrick's Day tablescape. The green is stunning and being Irish I am very inspired. Love your gorgeous plates. How delicious your soda break looks. I have 2 loaves in the freezer and will be pulling them out next week. Thanks again for stopping by.
    Have a great weekend and Happy Spring! xo

  13. Oh Fabby, what a beautiful St. Patrick's Day tablescape you've done. The soda bread looks especially delicious, too!

  14. Wow Fabby, your St.Patrick day table setting is gorgeous...I love your shamrock plates....
    How yummy your Irish soda bread looks......
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend and St.Patricks Day....


  15. What a pretty table for St Pat's day. I like when the tables don't scream out the holidays. I like it when they are subtle. The Irish soda bread looks so yummy too.

  16. I am not Irish, but i love green :)
    What a beautiful pattern!
    Wish you a great Weekend!

  17. Hi Fabby your table is beautiful :) You soda bread looks so yummy too.

    Thanks for sharing at The weekend blog hop

  18. Your table is so's beautiful....

  19. Your St. Patrick's Day table is lovely.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  20. Fabby,
    Absolutely stunning, you have such a talent for creating the most elegant, charming and welcoming table settings!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us At Thoughts of Home On Thursday.

  21. I love the dishes and your table is fabulous!!
    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Fabby,
    Another beautiful tablescape, my friend!! Just lovely!! I always love seeing all your beautiful dishes!!

    Thanks so much for visiting!!


  23. St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays because, for most of my life, I thought I was Irish (turns out, I'm Scottish!), and also because green is my favorite color. I love seeing it everywhere at this time of the year, and also the creative ways in which people employ it to make lovely table settings. Yours is beautiful here, and those salad plates make me swoon!

  24. What a beautiful and fun table Fabby! I love all the dishes from your factory, and those napkins rings are amazing. I notice you have animals on many of your pieces as lid tops, etc. Very fun.
    The Irish soda bread looks delicious! xo Deborah

    ps I had to laugh, you were the first to comment on my post about my new red shoes. I should have known a post about shoes would attract your attention right away!! :) We are shoe lovers for sure.

  25. What a pretty setting. Thank you for sharing at Simple Saturdays.

  26. Dearest Fabby,
    Your Saint Patrick's themed table setting is extraordinary.
    Love the way you solved the missing napkin rings. Yep, china and crystal things do get broken by some guests.
    Last dinner for Pieter's club I did not use my Baccarat crystal glasses; too risky for such a large group.
    Wishing you also a meaningful St. Patrick's day.

  27. Hello, Fabby! I love your pretty table, and the shamrock bordered plates are perfect with the bright florals. I'm (mostly) of Irish descent (Scotch Ulster, to be precise), and I still have decorated for St. Patrick's Day because Big Sis came home for Spring Break, and we were finishing a small kitchen project. But we will decorate today, and get ready for Pi Day tomorrow by baking a pie! :)

    Your soda bread looks wonderful. Where did you find the recipe? I have a recipe, but I'm not crazy about it because I've had better. ;P

    Have a blessed Sunday!


  28. Gorgeous green themed table and your soda bread looks delicious. This post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

  29. This is beautiful Fabby! I love the dishes you received last Mother's Day mixed with the other dishes for St. Patrick's Day! I've never made Irish Soda bread- I guess I should try it!

  30. How I would love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at this wonderful table you have created! So many terrific "green" touches and that bread looks delicious. I really like those little candelabras with the green candles!

  31. Fabby, what an elegant St. Patrick's Day tablescape! Time to pull out all the green even if we're not Irish. The soda bread looks wonderful! Have a great week.

  32. Such a fabulous table for St. Patrick's Day, Fabby! How very special that you had so much of yourself in so many of the pieces. I love the shamrock salad plate the most.

  33. What a stunningly beautiful table you set. It will make all your guest feel VERY SPECIAL, be they Irish or not.

  34. Happy St. Patrick's Day, "McFabby"...what a beautiful tablescape you created for your guests. Have a fun celebration!

  35. Fabby, you always come up with something beautiful and charming for holidays ... St. Patrick's Day is no exception ... and soda bread too!

  36. Fabby, your table looks very nice and festive with the green. I like the blue and green napkin rings because they pick up on the colours in your china. Your Irish Soda bread looks wonderful! I'm sure everyone will enjoy having a meal at your table. Thank you for sharing and linking up with me. Have a lovely week, my friend.


  37. Cearest Fabby your table is just beautiful with all the greens, just love it.. Happy Monday with love Janice

  38. Love all the greens and celebration of the good saint! I just found out through DNA that I'm 1/4 Irish! Dancing a jig!

  39. Dear Fabby, Thank you so much for joining Blue Monday at Backyard Neighbor today. Thanks also for your very sweet sidebar comment about my Blog. Sally would be pleased to see so many of her friends joining up with Blue Monday and so am I.

    I was so impressed with your beautiful dishes you used for St. Patrick's Day. the pattern is amazing and to think you saw it on some men's clothing and subsequently designed your china from your inspiration of the patterns on cloth. So clever and lovely. The green with blue touches are perfect for posting on blue Monday. The table is so lovely in every way.

    Happy Blue Monday.
    xo, Jeanne

  40. What a lovely table. I love your dishes. Very nice display. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week.

  41. Oh I adore your St. Patty's day table. So pretty and inviting. I'd love a piece of that bread too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  42. Fabby, you truly have talent to design such a gorgeous pattern! Your entire table is just wonderful and perfect for St. Patty's! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  43. What a fun table setting, and the Irish soda bread looks so good!

  44. Wow Fabby, this table is "Fabulous!" Your green stemware and beautiful plate stacks really make this table sing, and the Irish soda bread is the icing on this beauty! This setting would be beautiful for any occasion!

  45. Fabby, I knew you would have some wonderful greens for your table. You always share the prettiest table top details. I'm wishing for a slice of soda bread. ;-)
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  46. Here visiting from Kathleen's blog crawl :) What a beautiful table and dinnerware. Casually elegant! Your dining room is lovely.

  47. Hi Fabby, your St. Patrick's tablescape is very much as I knew it would be, so elegant! You always inspire me with your settings. Here I love the pattern and colors, just beautiful. I would also love to sit at your table with you and enjoy a slice of your soda bread.
    Have a wonderful St. Paddy's day sweet friend……..

  48. Fabby, It is so interesting that you found the shamrocks on the clothing! I didn't think about them growing in Ecuador but as I have never been to South America I like to find out something new. I hope to go someday. Your plates are wonderful. It is such a treat for us to see these unique and beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing~~happy St. Patrick's Day even if we aren't Irish! Linda

  49. Hi Fabby,

    Those dinner plates are GORGEOUS!! Your shamrock salad plates are charming, and those napkin rings are adorable! I bet this was a fun table to put together. :) Your soda bread looks wonderful; I plan to make some at home myself, this week.

    Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and have a great week!



  50. Fabby,
    Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, dear friend!
    Every detail is exquisite!
    I adore the china you designed!
    HaPpY St. PaTrIcK's DaY!

  51. Fabby, I was hoping you would use some of the dishes from your former factory...they are so beautiful. I almost drool every time you use any of your line of dishes. ♥ the rooster napkin rings. I have the same wine stems, they are my favorites and have them in black, too.
    Happy SPD!

  52. Hi Fabby! You always set a such a beautiful table! Your Irish soda bread looks good. I tasted it for the first time last week and I like it! :) Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  53. Fabby, a very beautiful table set for St. Patrick's day. I see your beautiful dishes are the star. You even have Irish soda bread. I would be an honored guest to sit at this elegant table. Loving your chandelier too. Happy St. Patrick's day. xo

  54. You certainly have a hit with your St.Patrick's Day table. Beautiful plates you are using along with your stemware and the candles set the mood. I always enjoy your posts.

  55. What a lovely table setting, Fabby. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

  56. Amazing table. Your dishes are stunning a real Wow. Happy St. Patrick's Day

  57. Another gorgeous table, Fabby! Your green dishes are so pretty, especially those from your family's factory. The soda bread looks delicious. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  58. What a gorgeous table, your dishes are always amazing, especially the ones from your factory. Your soda bread looks delicious, too.

  59. Oh Fabby, your colorful table is so pretty, especially with those plates that were designed by YOU! How your guests must love coming to your house. The soda bread looks wonderful and I think I'll grab a slice before I leave! Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘

  60. Your table is gorgeous as always, Fabby! All of the beautiful green china speaks, not only to St. Patrick's Day, but of Spring. The Irish Soda bread looks delicious....I've never made it, but I just may have to check this one out!


  61. Fabby, how I wish you still had your company...such pretty china! Your home looks so elegant and what a stunning table you have set!

  62. Fabby, that's a lovely green table, a fine tribute to St. Patrick! You know I love the plates. Your soda bread looks delicious, we use Irish butter on ours. Thank you so much for taking part in the SPD crawl again. It is good to see my long time friends!

  63. I'm back again, Fabby, enjoying your most gorgeous table! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I hope you have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  64. Holy Crimoli, Fabby....your St. Patrick's Day table is spectacular! You have such a gorgeous collection of unusual dinnerware. I love the shamrocks salad plates designed by special to have such treasures!

    I'm sorry I haven't been visiting lately. I'm just down coming up from the doldrums of Ern's passing. I'm hoping once Spring arrives, everything will brighten up around here. (it SNOWED yesterday!)

    Thanks for sharing your pretty things.


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