Monday, June 12, 2017

Back from Madrid and Tablescape

Hello sweet friends!

Boy! This is the longest I've been away from you and bloggy; but I'm so happy to be back.

We spent a whole month visiting our dear Alexandra, her husband and baby Maxima who is 18 months already !

We went traveling to many places in gorgeous Spain and we had a fabulous time.

One evening my daughter Alexandra hosted a dinner party for 14 guests, including two couples that were her cousins who went on business to Madrid.
Of course I helped with the formal dining table with the setting for eight with their beautiful French china, "Raynaud Co.-Limoges, France" and our former "Ceramic Co. Monte Turi" china in her kitchen table for the remaining six guests.

Here some pictures of the table and of us in Madrid.

Hubby and me somewhere in Spain, lol..

Our sweet darling Maxima at 18 months old. We miss her so much.

All of us in Spain. Of course daughter Alexandra with her family, live in Madrid.

Royal Albert - Old Country Roses three tier cake plate was Alejandro's gift for Mother's Day and DD Alex's plate to match.
We spent MD's together in Spain and had a special and wonderful time.

Alexandra hosted a great dinner party for 14 guest, including two couples of first cousins that were in Madrid on business, so it was great.

I took my mother's or her grandmother's hand crocheted tablecloth as a heirloom for Alexandra to keep and she used it for her dinner party, as the chargers have that cut out, lace look too.

The china is "Raynaud-Limoges, France."

The place set in the formal dining dinner table was set up for 8. The kitchen table was set for 6.
Alexandra placed name places with whatever she found because the guestswere very eclectic.

The dining set furniture is English beautiful and the chairs are with a lovely red toile.

The kitchen table was set up for six with Alexandra's own china we made for her back at our Ceramic Co.-Monte Turi.

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

Thanks to the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


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  1. You look FABULOUS!!! As do the beautiful tables! How perfectly wonderful that you were able to visit so many places and spend all that time with your loved ones. It's good to have you back.

  2. What a wonderful time you must have had, Fabby. I don't think there is anything quite like the joy of visiting a daughter in her own home and seeing her carry on traditions of hospitality.
    Your wee Maxima is adorable!

  3. What a fun and fabulous trip and time to spend with your daughter. Love the pictures of all of you. The tablesetting are both stunning. You always set the most beautiful tables.

  4. Welcome back! What a lovely heirloom tablecloth....and a simply beautiful table you set for the party. I can imagine how much you miss your little Maxima ♥

  5. Missed you look great in your holiday mood. Lovely photos with your family. The table looks wonderful with pretty things. The blue candles are lovely. Welcome back. Lots of love. Sujatha:)

  6. Just like you, i have not posted much cause I have been traveling also. Seems like Alexandra inherited your tablescaping genes. The plates are beautiful and so lucky of her to get your mom's gorgeous crochet table cloth. I bet you miss your grandbaby. She is so adorable and is growing too fast.....Christine

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  8. So good to see you dear Fabby. I am sure you enjoyed every moment with your family and especially that beautiful grandgirl! They grown up too fast. What a lovely table. No doubt you had your hands in that. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. So good to see this post, Fabby! You look as beautiful as ever. I know you enjoyed your time with your daughter and her family. Beautiful dishes!

  10. Your Granddaughter is beautiful. I hope you share more pictures of your exciting travels and I love both table settings.


  11. So glad that you got to spend so much time with them. We went to Spain 4 or 5 years ago. It is gorgeous! I love the Old Rose china. Beautiful table for guests! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Hello Fabby,
    It looks and sounds like you all had a great vacation. As always I love the table setting!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. How wonderful Fabby! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


  14. I know you had a fabulous time there with your family and sweet baby girl
    I have never heard anything bad about living or visiting Spain and Portugal

  15. I can't believe Maxima is 18 mos. already! It's so wonderful you could go visit them. Love the tablescape. That's quite an heirloom tablecloth. Glad you are home safe and ready to blog again!


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