Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Romantic Valentines for Two


Hello sweet friends !

I'm sorry I haven't being around doing my visits to you as my dear mother suffered a stroke and now her arm and leg are not in full force with a lack of coordination.

She's going to start therapy and I have been her caretaker for a week now at her home. We have hired a mother and daughter who do care for the elder and they're helping me a lot, but on the weekends it's just me  so far, until I hire someone for Sat. and Sunday.

As many of you know it is very hard. 
Our two daughters and families live far away, so I can't take my mom to live with us because the girls are always guests when visiting.
  
I did find an apartment to move her on my same building, though, which will enable me to be very close to her at all times, thus making my life and hers easier in every way.

Please pray for her. Thank you.

I'm sharing my small Valentine's for two, this time mother will not come for Valentine's with us. I fixed my stack of dishes starting with a gold placemat, a 'balsa wood' smaller placemat, a reticulated charger, the antique rose dinner plate from my MIL, a salad transferware plate and finally an 'entree' bowl from the rose china.

                    HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU ALL !


Here it's easier to see the cut out "balsa wood" placemats on top of the gold ones.


















"Have a wonderful Valentines dear friends."
Thank you so much for your kind comments, you always make

my day !

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

LOVE,
FABBY


"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Dishing it & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com

Red (MMM #467 Block Party)
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Creative Mondays
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-the heartofyourhome.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

The SCOOP
http://confessionsofaplateaddict.com

Tuesday with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Wonderful Wednesday Link Party
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Talk of the Town
http://knickoftime.net

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com



Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Winter Woodland Table with Noritake "White Scapes"


Hello sweet friends !

   I was waiting a chance to do this 'Woodland Winter' table for Mr. Living's birthday yesterday and he loved it !

I haven't served or made a tablescape with my "Noritake White Scapes" china, rimmed in gold in a very long time. I feel it's kinda formal, but it went so well for this Winter-January spread.

I'm also using it this Wednesday for my Rosary ministry, which it starts the year, this been the last Wednesday of every month.
Please feel free for us to pray for you and yours families. You don't need to tell me the reason, God knows, we will pray with my friends that come regularly every month.

With that said !



My January Winter tablescape was created specially for Mr. Living's birthday.

I chose 'all white' for my Winter Woodland setting... starting from the beautiful Belgium lace tablecloth, hubby bought when our daughter Alexandra was going to do her "First Communion" and since Sofia used it for this purpose too... then our eldest grandgirl Victoria, than her sister Cayetana and my grandniece !

 I started with my German crystal chargers, for the 'cold ice look.' "White Scapes, Noritake" china, a small bowl for the entree and teacups and saucers.

In the other side of the table is a lone reindeer 'walking slowly and regaly' lol... 





DD Sofie gifted me 12 pretty pearl napkin rings last Mother's Day.



A close up of the reindeers.

I placed this pretty white flowered plant, but I have no idea what it is, as I just borrowed it from my transition from the Christmas decor.

The crystal chargers are German and I love how they add the 'icie' look to the setting. I also bought way before them, bread plates exactly like the chargers, to use with the chinas that didn't
 come with bread plates; but since this one does, I didn't need to use them.







The chargers have a basket weave kind of look to them, it specially caught my eye a few years back !

The etched stems are Venetian and they too resemble iced crystal.

After it rained the sky turned that awesome blue down by the window and it was only 6pm.

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com


The SCOOP
http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
www.loulougirls.com

Talk of the Town
www.knickoftime.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Share Your Style
www.frenchethereal.net

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

The Homemaking Party
www.classicalhomemaking.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Friday Features Linky Party
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com

"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typed.com

Saturday Sparks Link party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com




Friday, January 18, 2019

Coffee Station & Lunch in the Kitchen


Hello sweet friends !

Now, I'm sure most of you received personal gifts this last Christmas, which I did too from my daughters actually; but hubby gave me a great 'Cuisinart' coffee machine because I wanted one for so long.

The one previously has worked for twelve years now and it still does, but not well. The coffee comes out luke warm, which we needed to heat in the microwave after and finally the On button fell off. Mind you hubby fixed it and it still works. I said well, I guess it'll last some time more.

Hubby acted like I was going to 'die with it' fixing it all the time, lol..

I said, 'I'll buy one in January, period !'

So to my surprise he gave me this "Cuisinart" great coffee machine for Xmas ! 
While shopping for an embroidered tablecloth of our daughter Alex, I showed him at the store some coffee machines I'd like to buy eventually. I think he probably remembered it !

I am very excited and what a difference in our coffee brew, it's amazing. Mr. Living did good, I love it ! 
I also received a bottle of "Dior Joy" a delicious fragrance perfume a real great choice ! So it wasn't only a 'not personal' gift I got, lol... 

Anyway, I also prepared a table for lunch to serve four, right at "the heart of the home"our kitchen nook and on our past farmhouse table. 

With that said.



So here is my "Cuisinart" Coffee Machine I'm thrilled with... my Xmas surprise gift from Mr. Living. (I explained about it before this picture.)

Our 'Nespresso' machine is in my coffee station as well. A gift of our daughter Alexandra and SIL Sergio about a year ago.

Look how pretty she is (smile)...  I know most of you have one as good or better then this one, but it is something I've been wanting to buy for a while already, but the old one will not break down, hehe

It's not that it did, but sadly is not working well at all, finally !


(Some of you friends that follow me might remember I bought the 'piggy cutting board' and painted it to make a little black board for the kitchen.)

Winter Table for lunch for serving four people.

Our kitchen nook is where we spend more time and on this farm table, which it did come from our past farm house.



I'm loving my new coffee station next to do the little TV. Before it was at another part of the kitchen counters.

I didn't take pics of all the kitchen cause it about our coffee station, but by your right side is the cooking and fridge area.

It's not a big kitchen, but small either, I think just perfect for the two of us !

Besides being a 'sentimental' farm table, it's great for cooking a lot when I make dinner parties.

We have a great view from all around our pent house, but I so love the one in our kitchen with the river running through.


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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:


"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://how sweet the sound. typepad.com

Saturday Sparks Link Party
http://piecedpastime.blogspot.com

The Weekend Link up
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Create Bake Make Link Party
http://acrosstheboulevard.com

Happiness is Homemade
http://ecelcticredbarn.blogspot.com

Nifty Thrifty Sunday
www.meetourlife.com

Dishing it & Digging it
www.ife and linda.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Metamorphosis Monday
http://astrollthrulife.net

MMM #464 Block Party
www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com

Cooking and Crafting with J & J
www.juliescreativelifestyle.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

The SCOOP
http://cedarhillfarmhouse.com

Tuesdays with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Home and Garden Party
www.adelightsomelife.com

Share Your Style Link Party
www.21rosemarylane.com

Talk of the Town
http://knickoftime.net

The Homemaking Party
www.classicalhomemaking.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Creative Inspiration Link Party
www.stacyembracingchange.com

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
http.//eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

Hot Tea for Everything + HM #217
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Friday Feature Linky party
www.ohmyheartsygirl.com







Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dining Room Decor Transition to January


Hello sweet friends !

As most of you are, I too am focusing on my transition from my Christmas decor, which is behind us now; with all the beautiful colors left behind, to a very simple blue and white mostly, or to a more traditional decoration for January-Winter months. I'm using transferware, blues and whites, reds, etc.

I have started at the dining room, which is what I like to decor the most and that entails my love for dishes... as you know ! 

I also love it cause it's a big room where our breakfast and former dinner table are and thus a few buffet and dish cabinets.

With that said.


I bought flower and plant pots for decorating my transition from the holidays. to January.

My very favorite, blue and white !

My antique Egyptian glass cabinet



I'm using real plants in this room for January, to achieve a happy feel after all the Christmas color decor is gone.

The 'Delft-Imari' bowl is one of my favorite pieces.
Our blog friend Mariette asked me about this lovely hand crocheted big doily and I bought it from someone for only $20 !

In this side of the dining room is mostly decorated with blue and white.

The right side of the china cabinet with my two tier, blue and white 'Meissen' server; another favorite piece. 

Oriental big plant pot in blue and white as well...and wall plates as usual.

The left side here with my vintage English blue and white bowl.

This heirloom little console is at the entrance of our bedroom and is decorated for Winter with some shells inside a blue and white 'Dutch Delft' bowl, along with the antique drug store jar with some white painted pinecones.

The breakfast dining table is flanked by two buffets and here is one with my Oriental figurines that hubby gifted me for a birthday, several years ago.

My beautiful crystal cake pedestal flanked by a "Lady Carlyle" three tier server and in the other side "Old Country Roses" three tier and plate in the same pattern to match; that was also a 'Mother's Day' gift from hubby and daughter Alexandra - Madrid, May 2017.

The other buffet at the opposite side of the breakfast table and here I went with my beloved transferware pieces.



Some blue and white dinnerware, English transferware pieces.

The red transferware tea set I love, that also has two serving bowls and 12 dessert plates, plus 12 teacups and saucers and the platter shown here.


In the center part of the buffet is my "Friendly Village" soup tureen and big platter.




Another pretty flower plant pot for our breakfast table and my shelled roos and chick.


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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com


Simple Sunday
http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com

Dishing it and Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com


Amaze Me Monday
www.dwelling-theheartofyourhome.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Creative Mondays Link Up
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Cooking and Crafting with J & J
www.juliescreativelifestyle.com

MMM #463 Block Party
www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOUSE
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

Tuesday with a Twist
http://back2-basichealth.blogspot.com

The SCOOP
www.stonegableblog.com

Keep in Touch
www.letsaddsprinkles.com

Talk of the Town
http://knickoftime.net

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com