Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy Father's Day 2019 !


Hello sweet friends !

I just realized it's "Father's Day" this Sunday, therefore I created a table for four with Alejandro's favorite china, the "Blue Danube" or onion china and he also gifted me for our 36th. Anniversary. I too love it and it is one of my favorites as well.

I hope you all have a wonderful "Father's Day" celebrating the 'King of the Home.' 

If some of you are still blessed to have a dad, enjoy a double very, very happy Father's Day.



I created my Father's Day table setting using hubby's ties as napkins and his favorite wines as centerpiece... and as centerstage his favorite china, the "Blue Danube" he gifted me for our 36th. Anniversary.
Venetian stemware for water and wine.

On white lace type placemats I started with my German chargers and on top of it dinner and salad plates from my 'Onion china,' topping it with crystal sherbets for 'Shrimp Ceviche.'









Of course, hubby's pretty silk ties are just for the pics, lol...





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LOVE,
FABBY

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

May Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

Since Mother's Day I've been very busy moving my mother to the same building I live, at just one flight down. It has been a blessing.

As most you know, the last Wednesday of every month I host a Rosary praying here at my home and then we have a very simple tea time with bread, cheese, and homemade jam.

With that said.














Pretty hand embroidered bread cover


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LOVE,
FABBY

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Monday, May 6, 2019

An Afternoon Branch-Tea Party for Mother's Day


Hello sweet friends !

I wasn't going to do any table for Mother's Day been that mother will not come home this Sunday, but yes, I will make a Brunch-Tea in the afternoon.

I created a table using this lovely happy floral vintage Asian china. The vintage dinner plates are not so big, therefore are perfect for a brunch or tea. I used my everyday china dinner plates rimmed in yellow and green to make it more for a Spring setting.

I love this china I bought so many years ago, around 35 years ago. The flowers are orange, pink, greenery, butterflies, etc.

The small sherbet is for an Italian type of ice and then every body will just serve themselves.

Hope you like it and Happy Mother's Day 2019 coming up.



I used the dinner plates from our everyday dishes as chargers. One in green and one in yellow for the touch of Spring and on top the salad plate from my vintage Oriental china.

The sherbets are for serving some Italian fruit ice at the beginning of the Tea-branch for Mother's Day.







Here you can appreciate how pretty the floral and butterflies Oriental vintage china is.



The flower arrangement was done in my mom's white soup tureen.

Here a "Lambrusco Rosso" light 'Italian' drink we ladies love.



In the background you can see the teacups and tea set ready for tea to be served, along with an Oriental tea box. 

The tea set from the china is one of my favs !








However you celebrate "Mother's Day 2019," I so wish you a blessed, wonderful and happy day.

Thank you dear friends for your kind comments, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY


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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Three Tea Tablescapes !


Hello sweet friends !

I ended up making 'three simple tables' settings for tea time this past April and the last May 1st. One... thinking of my baby brother who turned 60 on April 22 and I baked a cake in his honor. He lives in the capital Quito now, as before he lived in Panama. Yes, baby bro did turn 60 !

The second table was created for our monthly Rosary just in the round breakfast table for six yesterday and I did proceed to take some photos to share on my blog as I do every month... as it turned out it was 'Labor Day' May 1st., here in Ecuador and many other countries of the world, I thought not many would show up for the rosary, so I just prepared a small setting for six only. 

To my surprise many more started calling that they would attend to pray for the suffering country of 'Venezuela.'

I was so happy that ten ladies were attending and one that at the end couldn't make it. 

Anyway, I promptly started setting the large dinner table for more 'attendees' instead. Rapidly I decided to set it with place mats as there was no time for me to be ironing tablecloths.

Anyway, with that said !



Just for us and our baby Alonso's nany and another friend, we celebrated my 'baby' brother's 60th. birthday, lol..

The cake I baked was his favorite "Chocolate Cake, with coffee and red Fruit Sauce". 

Except I just covered it with 'chocolate glaze' instead for the Chocolate crazy ones, as my little brother is !

I used my 'Onion-Blue Danube' tea set and teacups from my complete china.
The teapot is "Bareuther-Indischblau" Bavaria, Germany. I love this pattern too and I hope to find some pieces of it someday... on a trip to Miami and at replacements, I guess.

This is such an amazingly delish chocolate cake recipe I found on Pinterest:
"Chocolate Bundt Cake and Coffee with Red Fruit Sauce." Pinterest.
I didn't do the 'Red fruit Sauce' and instead covered it with chocolate glaze.

This is the first table I prepared for Rosary prayers, just for six, thinking maybe not many will show as it was 'Labor Day' holiday here yesterday, on the First of May.

I explained at the beginning of this post.

Breakfast room and table.



Suddenly the ladies started calling, so I rushed to set the large formal dinner table and spread placemats immediately, as there was no time for ironing table cloths. 

This Italian made 'Tognana' china was my best for dinner parties when we were young. I probably have her more then 34 years, surely.

The Rosary tea food is very humble, as it is not a social gathering.

 Therefore, two kinds of warm bread is served, along with homemade Fruit Jam and 'Dulce de Leche,' we love spreading on the bread and  Cheese; that would be all.

These placemats and runner have two sides. The other side is made with the 'Toile de Jouy' material that was left over from the chairs.


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LOVE,
FABBY

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Pink Table for Holy Week-Easter 2019


Hello sweet friends !

I created a pink tablescape for this 'Holy Week' leading to 'Easter Resurrection Sunday,' using mostly pink. Therefore, I started as my focal point, my pink French country style chargers. 
I didn't use a tablecloth for a change, as the pink looked great against the wooden dinner table.

On top my dear MIL's heirloom antique pink-rose china, sherbits in pink and purple, with real bird nests inside with chocolate eggs and candy eggs... along with water glasses to match and German purple wine glasses with purple stems.

The centerpiece flanked by pitchers I arranged my flowers in... was created with a clotch where I raised a bigger bird's nest with quail  little eggs and candy colored eggs, plus a wooden cross painted in gold made, while in grade school by my then little daughter Sofia... my little treasure cross !

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and very blessed Easter Sunday 2019.



My French country pink chargers start the place setting, with our antique heirloom china from dear MIL. 
I used to pair the rose china a reticulated dinner plate from my complete cutwork style china.




Bird nests inside the pink and purple sherbets

The wine glasses are German and their stems are purple too.



The dinner plate comes from my 'reticulated' china.


This is such a pretty pink 'plastic' charger, inexpensive and with the vintage style look, or French country, that gives it such charm. 

It just says made in China, lol..


Since I already had a charger I used the dinner plate from my gorgeous cutout complete china for 12, which also has chargers of it's own. 

I paired the 'reticulated' plates with my MIL's antique pink-rose china salad plates and entree, or dessert little bowls.

Unfortunately it doesn't say anything on the cutout china except the store's name where hubby bought it here in Ecuador, some 10 years ago, for a Mom's gift for me.

The gold runner and doilies to match are 'Swiss' and bought them at least 25 years ago, or more. I love the gold and the pink roses in the print as well to go with the pink china and chargers.


                                                                  The centerpiece is a gold clutch with a bigger bird's nest filled with quail eggs and candy as well, to celebrate 'Easter or Resurrection Sunday..." My 'mischievous' bunnies are goldish too and match well with the runner.  






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LOVE,
FABBY

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