Wednesday, July 3, 2019

4th. Of July Vignette and Thinking of Saying Goodby

Hello sweet friends !

I'm sorry I haven't been around to even answer your sweet comments, but immediately tonight, I will... although I don't get many comments any more, even if I do my tablescaping like everyone else does, vignettes and others; I've also noticed there are so much French Country, which is cute and I do a little of that sometimes in my kitchen, but it is not my style either. 

There are also many home tours that people do seasonally, I cannot totally convert my entire home for each season either, I don't even have the energy or time, but I keep it in the dining room and tablescapes, because I so love dishes ! 

I have to think about this, maybe I've lost my touch, so I'm going to have to decide if I would want to continue my blogging or not.

I've noticed lots of the old bloggers are gone as well. I guess there are so many bloggers now, as opposed to when I started eight years ago. Anyway, I'm wrestling with the idea as of lately. 

I will let you know my decision soon.

Anyway, I was taking care of my grandkids from daughter Sofia for two weeks, as she was busy on business. My elderly mother also had a fall where she hurted her head and shoulder. To top it all off, Internet has been acting up in my place and it's been a drag !

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th. of July weekend and enjoy great food and company of family and friends.


I gathered my patriotic dishes and created a vignette on my Tool Box in the kitchen.

I usually use my seasonal and patriotic dishes while it lasts.
I enjoy taking out china, tablecloths and all the other accessories to go with the season or festivity.

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

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


I will party here:

Vintage Charm Party

Talk of the Town

Home and Garden Thursday

Tablescape Thursday

Saturday Sparks

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

Dishing it & Digging it


Make it Pretty Monday

Inspire Me Tuesday

Wonderful Wednesday

Tuesday with a Twist


  1. Oh- I would be so sad to see you go, Fabby. I don't have the time like I used to devote to blogging either. I don't do any special things like tablescaping or french Country either. I just keep plugging along.
    God bless you and your family and Happy 4th (I know your heart celebrates with the states). xo Diana

  2. Fabby, I feel the lack of comments is not a reflection on your blog or lovely tablescapes. If it makes you feel any better, my comments have also dropped drastically. I for one would certainly miss you and I know I'm not alone. Thanks for sharing your patriotic vignette at Vintage Charm! Hugs, Cecilia

  3. Oh, Fabby, I love to read your posts! Your tables are wonderful, filled with the most beautiful china. Give me lovely china, decorated in pretty colors, accented with sparkling glassware every day of the week. I always find inspiration in your tablescapes, studying all the details. Like your Fourth of July vignette -- it's not just the items, but how you've put them together that's special. Regardless of what you decide to do, just know that there are plenty of fellow bloggers who appreciate your style.
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  4. I love your 4th display and vignette. I am ashamed to say I haven't done anything Please keep blogging, I don't get that any comments anymore either, I think people sometimes look and just don't comment. I know I am certainly guilty of that. Sorry. Hope you have a fabulous 4th.

  5. I just came across your is beautiful..Thank you for sharing. I want to start a blog but am challenged.. :0( ... I, too, love a lot of different decor..and just do whatever makes me happy..a variety. Thank you for sharing all of your posts..enjoyed..

  6. Fabby,
    I love your sweet Patriotic display...I understand what you are saying and believe me, I too have wrestled with this decision but I have decided to continue to blog. I find it is a stress reliever for me and a creative outlet for me too. My style is definitely not what the current "In Style" is but it is what I like and there are still people out there that enjoy seeing what I do. I have noticed a decrease in viewing but right now, I am attributing it to the Summer and people being on vacation and busy with other activities. I continue because it helps me and gives me joy but I do not post on a schedule like I used to, I post when I think I have something of interest to share and there are still bloggers out there who like to visit and "talk" a bit which is what I would miss...I would miss you very much if you decided not to continue but I can understand if you choose to do that....

  7. I have enjoyed visiting you blog all of these years and looking at your pretty tablescapes. I will miss you a lot if you decide to leave the blogging world but I understand how you feel. Wishing you a Happy 4th of July and I love your pretty patriotic vignette.

  8. You know Fabby it would be a shame to no longer see your beautiful, elegant tablescapes. It does not matter what style others are taking, you always have a classic touch that is timeless. As far as comments go, I do not get many anymore either, but I don't think it's because no one is looking. It is because of the world has fast forwarded to Facebook and Instagram. I host two blogs, and sometimes I wonder if it is worth the effort. Yet I started blogging to be a sort of journal for my homemaking and quilting journey.
    I am truly sorry to hear of your mothers fall. These are things that take us away, as we have testimony of my in-laws decline the last few years. We give back to those we love. But we also share our love with the world :-) Hoping you will still be around to share more of your love with us.


  9. Your posts are wonderful...I will miss you...Best wishes!

  10. Fabby, I enjoy seeing your beautiful dishes and tablescapes. I feel the same as you about these Home Tours. I can't afford to change my old home each season and buy fancy dishes for tablescapes. I have less interest in blogging lately. I will share my flower garden and if I get time, some garden teas this Summer. I will miss your blog if you decide to leave. It's sad that so many bloggers have left. But that's life.

  11. Dear Fabby - While this is my first time commenting, I have enjoyed and appreciated your tables for a few years. You have an amazing collection of table ware and you utilize it to set welcoming and beautiful settings. You set a fine example for entertaining. I always look forward to your posts. Thank you for sharing. Ranger Smith

  12. Fabby,
    I know our busy lives take many unexpected turns,
    and literally, our "plates" are filled to the brim.
    I do hope that your joy of blogging will keep you
    posting as time allows!
    I agree with Face Book and Instagram, blogs aren't commented on as often.
    I still enjoy visiting the seasoned bloggers, as well as many of the new ones!
    I will honor whatever decision you make.
    Do keep in touch, especially with your family through Face Book, friend!

  13. Dearest Fabby,
    It is so understandable as it is a demanding job in a way and I too struggle with it at times.
    Right before going to Europe I had way too much on my plate and the choir practices were very demanding for an entire week, we had to rehears so often. Then the final Revue for which we performed about 4 songs each for Matinee and Evening with barely time in-between to go to Mass!
    So it did wear me out at least my voice totally... and the trip was demanding too as I drove solo over 1,600 km and even with wonderful visits for great final memories for my Pieter as he no longer will travel to Europe... Once you have to make the decision if health is declining. We also did it to see Dad for one final time, going to his home more often and he savored those moments we could tell. He had softened and showed his true happiness and was more spontaneous and talked and talked. Fond memories and photos and I proved to be right as he slipped away peacefully on June 30 when we had returned home for 2 weeks. So grateful for having followed my heart and keeping forever precious moments with me till we meet again. As for you, the grandkids are more important and so is your dear Mother and your sweet husband.
    Life is demanding different things at different ages and health is ALL we got for as long as it lasts.
    Wishing you strength for deciding what to do! I've always enjoyed visiting you and have admired you!!!
    Not just to flatter you but for numerous solid reasons.

  14. Fabby, I love your blog and would miss you! I don't comment, but look. My iPhone won't let me comment on blogs, so I comment on Instagram and Facebook. I agree that blogging has changed from when we started many moons ago đź’• Good luck on your decision, it's not an easy one. Love your table!!

  15. I agree...blogging has changed so much! I hardly get any visitors to my blog. I try to comment on everyone's post but no one returns. It is quite disheartening. But I love to blog, so I'll just keep doing it for me. Looks like you had a nice 4th!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Chippy White Cottage Blessings,

  16. I agree that things have changed drastically since I began blogging 10 -- yes, 10 -- years ago! I used to get tons of comments,literally. Now, crickets mostly:) I do so appreciate your comments,Fabby! While I understand your frustration I would hate to see you stop blogging. You should just keep being you and that is more than enough for your loyal blogging friends and readers. I know I would miss your sweet voice and beautiful dishes! Happy belated 4th and thanks so much for sharing with Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  17. Nice flower and decoration that is near the flower

  18. Oh I hope you don't stop blogging. But I understand your feelings. I slowed down a lot. I decorate how I want to decorate, I don't show every room or house tours, I just blog about my decorating experience. Blogging has really changed, I started almost 10 years ago. I never have been a "mega" blogger. I do it because I like it, and I have met some great people through my blog. Please keep blogging. You and your blog are valued.

  19. Congrats Fabby I've featured your patriotic vignette over at Vintage Charm Party #190. Hope to see you there! xo Kathleen

  20. I LOVE your beautiful patriotic tablescape! It is so cute and easy to do! Thank you for sharing!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  21. Your table is beautiful. You always wow us with your lovely tablescapes. love your collections. I know it takes time to blog. Maybe just slow it down and blog when you can. It's like an online journal. Have a great weekend. xoxo


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