Monday, April 20, 2020

Springy Luncheon Table - 'Wishful Thinking'

Hello sweet friends !

Hope you are all well and safe.

I pray for wellness and healthiness to you my bloggy friends all my friends and family, plus everyone and every country in the world affected by this deadly 'Coronavirus'... and when each country finally opens up. I also pray its citizens follow instructions well to keep safe on the NEW NORMAL whatever that might be !

I don't know how things would be for us 'senior citizens 65 and over.' I would imagine we'd have to take more 'severe precautions' to go out, once the countries are open.

"Don't get me wrong my friends, I feel very blessed to be alive and well in the company of the most wonderful person in the world, my hubby of 45 years. Inside our comfortable home, with all the food we need and doing my chores and cooking and baking. I thank God everyday !" 

As you know, Mr. and Mrs. Living are still in quarantine, until next notice; but in the meantime I took my 'Bird plates' out and decided to make a table spread that would remind me of the park and the gorgeous river banks by my home, where there are so many trees and beautiful little birds chirping away with happiness, after a rainy morning.

I guess I could go out and take a walk, but hubby doesn't want us to take any chances. So he might be right, therefore, I just watch from our windows around our 14th floor penthouse, which has a lovely view of the river running thru, smelling the delicious scent of the very tall eucalyptus trees, specially after it rains. 

The 'Andean mountains' view is wonderfully serene too and the city avenue with no people, or traffic after the 2pm curfew we have here.

It did make me smile with happiness creating this tablescape and hoping some day, not to far away we can host a 'Luncheon' for the family... that's my 'wishful thinking' for today.

Keep safe, healthy and happy.

I placed as centerpiece my favorite tureen with a cute bird on the lid. Flowerless, as I didn't go out shopping myself. 

The tureen was made back at Alejandro's Ceramic. Co., Monte Turi.

The dinner plate under the bird salad plate is one that I thought would go perfect with the top plate and it's a "Home Gallery" brand, complete dinnerware for eight. 
I bought two sets of this pretty china so very many years ago, when I didn't own many chinas to entertain, therefore, I have sixteen place settings complete with serving pieces and two teasets.

"Home Gallery" teacup and saucer here.

Here the place setting is with that darling teacup with a blue birdie daughter Alexandra gifted me two of them, several years ago.

They are from "Gracie Co."  Maybe someday I will order six more to match the cute bird plates.

The stemware is 'Venetian-Crystal'

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.


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  1. I am glad you are safe and well. We are, far/so good. I am just smitten with those dishes. I think they are among the favorites you have ever posted...they are just sweet, delicate and pretty.
    Enjoy your home and stay safe, my sweet friend. xo Diana

  2. Dearest Fabby,
    How elegant this Spring Luncheon Setting is!
    LOVE your doxie knife rests! As you know I do love the classic knife rests as they do safe our fine table linens from getting stained.
    Sending you hugs and may our prayers get answered soon.

  3. Gorgeous dishes!!!What beautiful table!

  4. Fabby, this is such a gorgeous table. Absolutely adore those sweet plates. You set the prettiest tables. Stay well, dear one!

  5. Hi Fabby, sweet friend. You always have the most beautiful tablescapes and china settings. That tureen with the bird on top is so amazing. I know I would oooh and aaah if I could see it all in person. I'm so glad you and your family are well and able to stay inside and safe. sending blessings your way, stay well! xo Debra

  6. Such a lovely Spring Luncheon. Glad you are staying safe.

  7. It's good to know you and yours are well. Beautiful table!!!

  8. Dear Fabby, I absolutely love this table with those gorgeous dishes. It's nice to have a plan to invite family for dinner when this is over. I've been baking and creating, and setting pretty tables for two. I am working from home. I went from being busy as a bee at the office, to working in my jammies if I want to. I feel very fortunate to be able to work from home at this time. I have been watching Sandra Lee on Facebook, and she shared her favorite smoothie and a quick bread recipe on her new segment with the Today Show. Both of those items are next on my list to make. Have a good day! Deb

  9. Fabby dear, your sweet bird tablescape is stunning. Loving the bird tureen and those pretty plates. The table is dressed beautifully, glad you are staying safe. Uncertain times right now. Thank you for sharing your lovely table at Love Your Creativity. Blessings and hugs

  10. Fabby,
    Glad to hear that you and "Mr. Living" are safe and well!
    Like you, I too, am counting my blessings during this "stay at home" order.
    Love the cheerfulness of Spring the bird plates add to your gorgeous tablescape!
    Blessings upon you and yours. . .Stay home. . Stay safe.

  11. Fabby I'm so glad y'all are safe. This is something for sure and who knows what we will have to do to be safe. Like you we will take our time getting back out into the world too.
    I love the beautiful birds! xoxo Dolly

  12. Hola Fabby, ante todo darte las gracias por indicarme las medidas de la taza. Hoy nos dejas una mesa elegante y deliciosa digna de una bonita celebración familiar. Me gusta todo los individuales, simples pero elegantes, la vajilla, la cristalería... Has sabido suplir las flores colocando esos dos velones maravillosos. Todos tenemos ganas de poder salir a la playa, a las montañas, al campo, pero si, somos unos privilegiados y sólo debemos dar gracias a Dios. Mi marido y yo lo llevamos muy bien y estamos muy distraídos, pero lo que más echamos en falta es a nuestros nietos, ¿a que a ti te pasa lo mismo?. Un beso fuerte y cuidaros mucho los dos

  13. Such a cheery and beautiful springtime table. Thanks for creating and sharing.

  14. What a gorgeous spring table! And that tureen is exquisite. Crazy times but this too shall pass, friend. Hang in there and stay safe! xo Kathleen

  15. Fabby,
    This is absolutely breathtaking!! Your dishes are stunning!! and that soup tureen is magnificent!! Just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  16. Beautiful tablescape. Your dishes are so pretty. I'm glad you are staying safe and well.

  17. Your spring table is gorgeous and I am with your husband about staying home until it's safe to go exploring.
    Happy spring,

  18. Fabby, what a lovely table to celebrate spring! Your tureen is exquisite and the bird plates are so cheerful. LOVE your crystal's delicate shape and etched design.
    Sounds like you have much more stringent stay at home guidelines than we have here. Our state is suddenly opening shops, restaurants and entertainment venues and I fear a resurgence of cases. My husband and I have remained at home since the beginning of March.
    Take care
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  19. So good to hear you are doing well and staying safe!


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