Sunday, January 7, 2018

Simple January Winter Vignettes 2018

Hello sweet friends !

Here we are again facing a new year and hopping you are all off to a good start.

I haven't been around much thru the holidays as it is such a busy time, although we declined to go to NYC as you all know the freezing weather worked against our wishes and it was a pity.

We are going to Florida to meet our daughter Alexandra and her family instead and spend a few days together, since our vacation got cut in half.

Anyhow... I started to fix new vignettes around the breakfast area and dining room, simple ones but, not elaborate, specially using my blue and white favorite pieces and others.

Again, I wish 2018 be a wonderful, healthy and prosperous year for all of you dear bloggy friends.

I love blue and white in Winter... and all year around, it's so versatile.

My big English bowl with some snowed DIY pine cones.

I won the bowl a few years ago.

Tea serving from the pull out shelf. I love this feature on some antique buffets, such as mine.

Here I worked around my Friendly Village soup tureen and platter with a couple of white tureens.

January is a trout fishing season, therefore, I arranged my plate rack with salad plates and soup bowls from my fish china, along with some serving platters.

The service entrance to the kitchen is where the plate rack stands, behind the door and in front of the fridge.
 I loved how Mr. Living found this 4inch. space, just for storing platters and plates.
Thank you dear friends for your kind comments, you always make my day !

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


I will be joining:

Dishing it & Digging it

Make it Pretty Monday

Inspire Me Tuesday

Tuesdays at Our House

Amaze Me Monday

Bernideen's Tea Time

Antiques and Teacups


Tuesdays with a Twist

Talk of the Town

Wow us Wednesday

Home Sweet Home

Grace at Home

Vintage Charm Party

Share Your Style

Share Your Cup

Anything Blue Friday

Saturday Sparks Link Party

"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday

The Bouquet of Talent Party

Inspire Me Tuesday



  1. I agree! Beautiful and elegant!
    My daughter, Summer, spent this past week in New York City! I picked them up from the airport tonight. They had a great time but were happy to be home and NOT cold!

  2. Happy New Year! Your blue and white collection is beautiful.

  3. Beautiful vignettes, Fabby! Im sorry your holiday was cut short by the weather but hope you all enjoy your visit to Florida. Happy new year!

  4. Wonderful vignettes!Love your gorgeous blue and white pieces!Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year, sweet Fabby!
    I agree with you about blue and white...and no one does it better than YOU!

  6. Happy New Year, my friend! Your winter vignettes are the perfect touch to take you through January. I have my snowmen out playing, with a few touches of tartan and greens about as well.

  7. Happy New Year to you and your family:-)) For me it is already a good year because in the vast blog land I found you!!! And I think we have a lot n common:-))
    Greetings from Poland:-)

  8. Dear Fabby:
    I am another who loves Friendly Village! Your blue and white porcelain is all so wonderful. The wood work in your house is very pretty custom looking and clever. All your decorating touches are noticed and appreciated!

  9. I am so sorry your NYC trip didn't work out! However, it will be nice to spend the time with your daughter in Miami. I think that is about the only place in FL that hasn't had snow! lol
    As always, your dishes/vignettes are beautiful.
    God bless you and your hubby in the upcoming year, Fabby. Love to you- xo Diana

  10. I love all the blue and white. It looks so fresh after the richness of the Christmas season.
    Happy New Year!


  11. Happy New Year, Fabby. Your blue and white decor is lovely. I especially like the tea set!

  12. Love the plate holder on the wall. We've been planning a smaller one in our dining room. I love how you're able to show off your plates.

  13. Fabby, I love that clever use of space, too! And your blue and white is just outstanding.

  14. Dearest Gabby,
    Oh, we wish we could have stayed 10 more days in south Florida! The weather changed to such miserable cold and frost at night when we got home on the 31st late afternoon... Hate that cold and also the wet weather.
    Your blue vignettes are so regal looking and it blends perfect with silver; love them!
    Enjoy your special family time together in Florida and charge your battery/heart with fond memories...

  15. Love your Blue & White collection. Very well displayed. Love Sujatha:)

  16. Happy belated New Year, sweet Fabby! I of course love all of your gorgeous blue and classically beautiful!

  17. It is all so classy far cry from my house I like too much

  18. Blue and white china is such a favourite for so many people and I am no exception in this. You have some lovely pieces.

  19. Dear Fabby,
    blue and white are irresistible!

  20. Fabby, Love blue and white as well. I lucked out this summer to get a nice collection of teacups and saucers. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  21. You have such beautiful dishes Fabby and I would so love to have a plate rack like yours.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  22. Mr. Living is pretty awesome for making that plate rack! I wish I had one:) All your china is just gorgeous....Happy New Year to you, too! And thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  23. Such beautiful blue and white Fabby! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  24. Fabby, you have so many gorgeous blue dishes. Perfect for your winter vignettes! I love your friendly village and fish themed dishes as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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