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.

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.


I will party here:

Tablescape Thursday

Grace at Home

Share Your Style

Home and Garden Thursday

Talk of the Town

Vintage Charm

Creative Inspirations Linky party

Dream, Create, Inspire Link Party

Wonderful Wednesday Blog hop

Home Matters Linky Party

Saturday Sparks

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

Make it Pretty Monday

Inspire Me Tuesday


Tea Party Blog


  1. Beautifully done! I love the blue and white as my favorite. Congrats on your baby bro turning 60! I guess he isn't a baby anymore :-)

  2. Fabby,
    You are so talented when it comes to tablescaping my friend!! So pretty!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your well wishes!!

  3. You always set a beautiful table, Fabby- whether it is with an ironed table cloth or placemats. What a blessing you are to those around you as you host these wonderful prayer meetings.
    I hope you have a great night, Fabby- xo Diana

  4. Dearest Fabby,
    First on, happy belated Birthday to your baby brother who is just half a year younger than my baby brother...
    So proud of the bigger turn out to pray for Venezuela and its suffering people.
    Husband Pieter has been to Venezuela in the 70s but I've only been 35 miles north of it, on the southern tip of CuraƧao.
    Dear Dutch born friends lived and worked there and all their three children were born there. Sad, sad development in many ways.

  5. Beautiful, Fabby! You are one of few ladies who could set such lovely tables on such short notice!! I’ve been praying for those in Venezuela, also, as two of our sweet nieces (by marriage) are from Venezuela. They have loved ones still there so we hear first-hand of conditions there. Praying freedom and justice prevails!! Zenda

  6. All so beautiful Fabby. I'm at the airport awaiting my overnight flight home to England for a visit to see family and friends - will get some lovely teatimes there I hope!

  7. The cake that you made for your brother looks so delicious. He's very lucky to have a sister like you. I bet the ladies who came for the Rosary appreciated your gracious hospitality.

  8. You are so kind to always host the rosary group! I would love to come if I lived nearby:) Your chocolate cake looks yummy -- your brother is a lucky guy! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  9. Everything looks so very pretty dear Fabby. Oh I bet your brother enjoyed that cake. Too pretty to cut. Hugs and blessings to you.


I love to receive your sweet and generous messages. You always make my day !