Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A Nativity Scene at my Hot Chocolate Setting

Hello sweet friends !

I created this table for a 'Hot Chocolate' afternoon. 

As some of you know, I host a Rosary prayer for eight or ten ladies... sometimes more. Since last February I haven't been able to gather my friends for prayers, as per COVID-19; but we do pray together, the same hour, at our homes, every last Wednesday of the month to keep our beloved tradition.

So, what I want to stress is that we used to have Hot Chocolate with Christmas bread, cake and cookies after our last prayers of December. 

I used to place the small Nativity scene, that I've been doing for the past four years, as before I went all the way constructing an entire town of Bethlehem for my grandgirls, that are teenagers now. So now it's on the coffee table, under glass cloche and for my 2020 setting.

I also placed it for my hot chocolate tablescape, to remember other Christmases with my Rosary friends.

 Just as I would have if my friends were here for the Rosary.

Hope you enjoy it, as it might be my last table before the birth of our "Savior, Jesus Christ." 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for you and your family.

May God the Savior be here soon to save this world from evil.

May no one dies anymore from COVID and may the entire world be able to be vaccinated and cured; whatever the case may be.

Oh dear King of Kings, please protect us and cover us with your Holy and Divine Blood.

God bless us all.

                        My small Nativity under glass. 

I placed my beloved Christmas china from 28 years ago and different chocolate Holiday mugs.

                          From here you can probably notice it's a wreath around the Nativity cloch.


  A few years ago a friend of my mom's cross stitch embroidered these lovely napkin rings for me.

The water glasses are Venetian.

                      My favorite thing to drink chocolate, tea or coffee are Christmas mugs. 

It wouldn't be Christmas without lots of them !

                                      The place setting is moved a little towards the right so the mug doesn't cover baby Jesus.

I love plaid tablecloths come the Holidays. 
I have this one from several years ago.

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

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  1. Beautiful! Makes me want to warm up some hot chocolate.

  2. This is so beautiful Fabby and I love your table setting. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Oh Fabby, everything looks so beautiful. Your house is a Christmas treasure-trove. Great job! Feliz Navidad a ti y a todo tu familia! Susan

  4. You always create a lovely table setting. Always! Over the years, I have enjoyed visiting your special blog. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you. The Nativity Scene under glass is beautiful!

  5. Ilove the nativity cloch and thank you for the beautiful prayer. I pray the same thing and Peace to all. Merry Christmas.

  6. Merry Christmas. May everyone stay safe. xo Laura

  7. Your table setting with the Nativity in the center is just gorgeous. I always place Nativity ornaments on my tree right at eye level! I also loved your mug collection; so festive.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous Fabby! If my mother were still around she would trade me in for you as a daughter in a heartbeat lol. She always had the best and most beautiful table settings too. I'm much more the informal type and she was always mortified by my style. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas! I'll see you in the new year for the January challenge :)

  9. How adorable!So sweet...Merry Christmas!

  10. What a lovely Nativity cloche! I'm sorry you and your rosary group can;t get together but i love that you still pray "together" at the same time! I'm a huge fan of Christmas mugs, too:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm and happy holidays! xo Kathleen

  11. Bonjour ma chère Fabbie,

    Quel bonheur de te lire et de te savoir toi et ton époux en meilleure forme !
    Nous vivons des moments terribles...
    Je découvre une superbe table de Noël.
    Cette année, nous n'avons pas pu nous réunir avec les enfants.
    La cloche avec la nativité est magnifique et crée l'atmosphère de Noël.
    Je ne suis pas surprise par la réussite de ta table ! Tu es une petite fée !
    Je te souhaite de douces fêtes de fin d'année... Je t'embrasse affectueusement,

    Gros bisous de Golfe-Juan France

  12. Beautiful table Fabby and love you nativity cloche! I have two cloches that I am using for Christmas this year. Your plaid tablecloth is perfect for the holidays and work great with your mugs!

  13. Dearest Fabby,
    Finally we have Internet again after five days without.
    Never have had a Christmas week like this... completely being cut off from the world.
    Got some projects done that I'd planned to do and now had a chance as there was not much else left to do on some cold and windy days.
    So grateful that Spectrum came out on a Sunday morning at 8:00 AM for restoring our Internet! Now catching up...
    What a lovely setting for your hot chocolate event.
    LOVE the hand embroidered napkin rings; they will no doubt become heirloom treasures with many fond memories.
    Sending you hugs and love,

  14. Dearest Fabby, I love everything and especially the way you pray for others. Melts my heart so much. Beautiful table and china and I love, love, love your nativity cloche. Hugs and blessings to you dear lady. Cindy

  15. Fabby,
    Love the tablecloth and the dishes!!!
    Thanks so much for your condolences...Joe's Mom is no longer suffering...Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  16. ¿qué te voy a decir Fabby?, una delicia de mesa como siempre, precioso tu Belén bajo la campana de cristal, tu vajilla muy bonita, los servilleteros un elegante detalle, las copas venecianas lo más. Desde aquí os deseo a ti y a toda tu familia un próximo 2021 lleno de salud y normalidad... que no es poco. Un abrazo


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