Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Mother's Day Everyone !

Happy Mother's Day to all my wonderful blog friends!

Blogging is such an important part of my days, now that I am a retired lady for five years. I say this because the best part is to see you almost everyday along with your beautiful work, in decorating, cooking, talented DIYers and the tablescapers.

Now, I know I will rejoice looking at your gorgeous tablescape ideas for Mother's Day!   Most of you know I have a 'special love for china,' dishes and accessories for the table, tablescaping is what I love the most.

In lieu of that, I've created this table for my Mother, my Sil's, my friends and all of you Mothers in the world for 2016, as it wasn't difficult to think of, as I love my Mil's inherited beautiful antique 'Pink-Rose' china from her wedding.

The tablecloth is one I recycled last year from the guest room's chintz draperies (previously our two daughters' bedroom). I loved the chintz cause it has many pink flowers and roses, very feminine for the occasion, indeed.

I already received a couple of presents I'm sharing with you. One is a gorgeous doily, crocheted by mother, who was cleaning her linen drawers the other day and for my luck she parted with it in my behalf.

The other are the gorgeous Cala-lily plants daughter Sofi gave me and a perfume from Alejandro I'm not sharing, lol..

With that said:

     I'm sending you a trunk filled with love and blessings on Mother's Day !

My dear Mother at 86 years old.

Thank you for being my mom, I am so lucky !

The star of this table setting for Mother's Day 2016 is our antique Pink-Rose china that was from my Mil's wedding and we inherited. Perhaps many years old.

Reticulated chargers are used here, as they're ivory as the china is.

I recycled this pretty tablecloth from a pink rose chintz material of my girls draperies from their single bedroom.
I had plenty cloth spared to make 12 napkins which I did, but now I used my pink ones for a better contrast formed in a 'fan fashion.'

The place setting is stacked with my lace like charger, you've seen many times before... the dinner plate, the salad plate, bread plates and dessert small bowls and yes, it has soup bowls not shown and serving pieces as well.


My wooden tool box with my Sofia's Calla-lily plants she gave me for Mom's Day while we visited them last week, Sil and our little girls.

Etched Venetian crystal goblets for water and wine.

Loving the miniature Calla-lily plants, as I love indoor plants, they make a home warm and inviting.

A close up of the pink, lavender or lilac Calla-lily... I love them!

Pink and butterfly napkin rings from our former Ceramic Co.


I fixed this vignette with mother's 'French Limoges' china plates, she gifted me several years ago and this one too must be way over fifty years old.

The French 'Art-nouveau' aqua centerpiece came from Alejandro's father's side of the family and it's from turn of the last century... maybe my oldest piece. 

Mother was cleaning her linen drawers the other day and she gave me a couple of weeks ago, this gorgeous crocheted doily she, specially cause she says she doesn't know WHERE to display it in her house, lol..

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

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

                                            Love for Mother's Day,

I will be partying here:

Tablescape Thursday
Weekend Blog Hop
Home Sweet Home
Share Your Style
Mostly Food & Crafts
Anything Goes PINK Saturday
No Place Like Home
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden
Tea Time Tuesdays
The Art of Home-Making Mondays

Inspire Me Tuesday
A Morning Cup of Joe
Saturday Show Off
Saturday Sparks Link Party
Chain Linky CLIMB
Dishing it and Digging it Link Party
Anything BLUE Friday
Bouquet of Talent Party
Simple Saturday Blog Hop
Creative Monday

Amaze Me Monday
You're Gonna Love it
Create Link Inspire
Make it Pretty Monday
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. How beautiful and amazing your tablescape is. Loved reading your thoughts. Gorgeous photo's as well.

  2. Lovely table. I love the tablecloth. How thrifty you were. Great repurpose!
    I love the addition of the pearls. Your Calla Lillie's are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

    I have to go and check out that Cinco de Mayo post!

    Happy Mother's Day.

  3. What a FABULOUS post most fitting for Fabby's Living!!! I can't even imagine the blessings of eating off of 75 year old China!!! You always have so much history in your table settings!!! It is all so very lovely!!! What a joy to visit you here!!!

  4. Beautiful as always, Fabby. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  5. You should create for Museums and Exhibitions. Your creations are THAT perfect and ethereal!
    But I know what's more important and cherishing for you it's to gather all around that elegance and whimsy and laugh, talk, pray... enriching with people and blessings a Gift you already own.
    I don't think Tablescaping and Mothering are such different matters when done with the love and care you put into details and into the likes and wishes of your loved ones. And they are many as many as big as your heart is.
    Blessed Mother's Day to you, your family and all the friends who have been blessed with you in their lives.

  6. How absolutely over-the-top gorgeous, Fabby. God bless you and I just love that old china. It is always fun to see what beauty you have created when I pop in. Happy Mother's Day weekend to you- xo Diana


  7. Dear Fabby...Yet an other gorgeous setting from you. The colour you have chosen for the occasion is perfect and i love the napkin folds and placing of them. Something new. The table looks stunning with your touch. Happy mothers day to you. Lots of love..Sujatha:)

  8. Your lovely table makes me think of my mother who would have been charmed by it.

  9. Happy Mother's Day sweet lady! Enjoy!

  10. Wow Fabby that is a gorgeous Tablescape! I love the pretty centerpiece too. I hope you have a wonderful and Happy Mothers Day!
    Hugs Julie xo

  11. Hi Fabby! Oh, what a beautiful table you've set for Mother's Day! The dishes are so pretty as well as your calla lilies! You do have the pretties table accessories. I wish you a blessed Mother's Day, sweet friend.
    Shelia ;)

  12. Pretty in pink. You've set a lovely Mother's Day table. The aqua centerpiece on the buffet is stunning. So many beautiful details.
    Blogging is so special to me too now as an empty nester and full time at home. It's wonderful to connect with others this way and inspire each other. Looking forward to more visits.
    Thank you for stopping by, and for the lovely comments on our daughter's wedding.
    Happy Mother's Day.

  13. Fabby, you set a gorgeous table for Mother's day. I hope you are spoiled and pampered.
    Love the Calla Lillies. Happy Mother's day dear and don't forget to join tomorrow link party.xo

  14. What a gracious and befitting table set for any Mother, It is beautiful!!
    I hope you are having a WOnderful Mother's Day!

  15. Dearest Fabby,
    Oh my what a dream table you created and your gifts are so lovely too.
    Calla lilies are such elegant flowers.
    But the MOST striking I've spotted here, is the most incredibly crocheted lace doily by your sweet Mother. I've never seen anything like this; enlarged the photo but that even doesn't capture it all.
    Give here a well meant compliment and I know that you wil treasure it for as long as you live.
    Sending you hugs and blessings,

  16. Hello Fabby,
    Your tablescape is really pretty! I love pink so your setting really appeals to me. Those calla lilies are gorgeous and what a stunning gift! I also love the doily your mother gave you. I see you have the wrong blog address down for my link party and perhaps that is why you had trouble linking up. If you change the "rose" to "door" in my address, you shouldn't have any problem. Thanks for sharing dear Fabby.


  17. Hi Fabby, such beautiful table setting. Hope you had a lovely Mothers day :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  18. You always have the prettiest tables, dear Fabby! I love your MIL's China and the tablecloth from the draperies is a treasure. Your dear mom is the same age as my own mom. We are lucky to still have them. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day that you so deserved.

  19. I forgot to mention how lovely the crocheted doily is that your own mother made! I just love and admire it, Fabby!

  20. Dear Fabby:
    Please tell you Mother that she looks amazingly beautiful. I think your table is so pretty and I love the photo with the chandelier hanging down above the table. What a lovely table setting with the tablecloth and dishes! Thanks for sharing and linking.

  21. Thanks for sharing another beautiful table setting, Fabby. I hope that you had a fabulous Mother's Day weekend!

  22. A perfect Mother's Day tablescape. The best part is that you could share it with your family. Jill

  23. A perfect tablescape for Mother's Day. The best part is that you could share with family. Jill

  24. Sweet Fabby, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful tablescapes. Your mother is lovely! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  25. Fabby, This is a really nice table and great for Mother's Day. My favorites are the clear glasses. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  26. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    Je suis vraiment sincèrement navrée de manquer plusieurs de tes belles publications... J'ai fait un petit retour en arrière et je me suis fait plaisir !
    Ces derniers temps je me suis un peu éloignée de mon ordinateur. Je reviendrai plus régulièrement plus tard. Je profite de la saison, de la nature généreuse et je travaille aussi beaucoup...
    Je te remercie pour ton adorable commentaire. Ils sont toujours très appréciés et les bienvenus.

    Je suis certaine que cette magnifique table a été admirée à sa juste hauteur... Tout est délicatesse, un raffinement parfait... Rien n'est négligé. Je suis éblouie !
    Chez nous en France, la fête des mères a lieu le dernier dimanche du mois de mai.
    Ta maman est fort belle !... Une véritable "gamine" ! sourire...

    Je t'envoie de gros bisous ♡

  27. Fabby, I'm just now finding time to sit down and visit your beautiful blog. What a treat you set for the dear women in your family!! Your Mother's Day table is stunning and what a creative way to reuse beloved fabric. The doily your mother gave you is a true treasure, as well. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day celebration. Our children were home and Hubby grilled and we enjoyed being together! Happy weekend, dear friend! Zenda

  28. Fabby, you have such a talent for setting a gorgeous table! Love the inherited dishes and so clever of you to make the cloths. Your dear mother looks as sweet as you are. Hope you both had a wonderful Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. I'm a bit late to this post, Fabby, but happy to have found it. Your mother is lovely - you and I are lucky women to have our mothers still with us. The table is beautiful. I loved the sideboard with the aqua Limoges and the antique centrepiece. The contrast with the pink is perfect!

  30. Dear Fabby, You are the most talented person I know when it comes to setting a gorgeous table. Today's beautiful dishes, stemware and the calla lily centerpiece is all so pretty together. Your guests must be honored by your lovely tablescapes and must feel so very welcome. You have a lovely home as well. It is a pleasure to visit you.

  31. What a beautiful table setting you created for Mother's Day - so much attention to detail.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  32. Hi Fabby,
    What a perfect table for Mother's Day, so feminine and Beautiful. Love the tablecloth and
    that you repurposed it, great idea. The Calla lilies are gorgeous too, as well as the lovely
    doily your Mom gave you. Your dining room set looks so much like my late mother-in-laws,
    very beautiful........
    Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day.
    Blessings, Nellie


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