Thursday, February 4, 2021

Hydrangeas for a Simple Valentine's Table

 Hello sweet friends !

It's been a month since I blogged last, I think. You see, I had my daughter Sofia, her husband, Victoria 16, Cayetana just 14 and baby Carlos-Alonso 2; here, as guests for almost a month.

It's been so wonderful and so fulfilling to visit with our sweet Sofie and our great teenagers, who are smart, fun and lots of fun.

The other day I was invited with Sofie and the girls to a Hydrangea Farm, that belongs to a school friend of my oldest Alexandra. She sells nationwide for all the various events and dealers. Now Rosie and her husband are exporting to Miami.

I wish them the best, as I've never seen such huge and gorgeous hydrangeas.

I created a simple, but elegant tablescape with red rimmed, oriental plates for Valentine's.

With that said.

         Here I am, feeling great in Hydrangea-Heaven ! My daughter Alexandra's friend from school is Rosie's Hydrangea Farm - "Hortensias del Cabogana." 

She sells all over Ecuador and now she's exporting to Florida.

These Hydrangeas are amazing and huge. So beautiful ! 

Next time I will share the purple ones that are just growing.

              Here I created a Valentine's table with red rimmed plates and white.

I took advantage that Rosie, the owner, gave Sofia and me a lot of the gorgeous hydrangeas, so I have them all over the house. I wish they never die. 

My dear friend Mariette, from Blog "Mariette Back to Basics"...  calls and knows them as the 'MOP' kind, because of such big heads, I guess.


The red rimmed Oriental plates give this setting the touch of Valentine's.

Aren't the Hydrangeas too much ?! 

                        I used this stunning, Italian silk embroidery tablecloth that is my MIL's heirloom. Probably from the 1950's.

                   Here they are again inside my 'Delft-Imari' bowl, on top of my coffee table.

               I hope my daughter will come back with her family in a couple of weeks so we can celeb Valentine's at this table.

I, however, will have to 'buy' some hydrangeas to make one arrangement for a centerpiece.

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.



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  1. Your table is stunning but more stunning is that photo of you in that garden just gorgeous!

  2. Dearest Fabby,
    Wow, your Mophead hydrangeas look fabulous in this setting!
    What a lovely time spent with family for one month and how fabulous this Mophead hydrangea place is. You can see my post about same variety here:

  3. What lovely hydrangeas. They do make beautiful dried arrangements also.
    You look lovely in the garden of hydrangeas.
    I love your red rimmed plates and that silk tablecloth is gorgeous.

  4. Hydrangeas are my favorite summer flower because they can be truly blue! These are lovely, as is your pretty table>

  5. Oh Fabby cuanto me alegra que hayas podido pasar todo un mes con la familia de tu hija y rodeada de la alegría de esas adolescentes y de Alonso el chiquitín. Has puesto una mesa elegante y deliciosa, los adornos florales una maravilla, imagino lo que disfrutasteis en la visita a la plantación de hortensias. Un fuerte abrazo

  6. Fabby,
    The hydrangeas and your tablescape its just lovely!! So glad that you got to spend time with your daughter and her family!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  7. Fabby, those hydrangeas are gorgeous.spending time with family is so important. Your table is so lovely. I love the photo of you. Such a sweet post. Happy Valentine’s Day. Xo

  8. Those hydrangeas are wonderful and beautiful on your table. I would have loved to visit that farm with you. Thanks for sharing this week with us at #HomeMattersParty


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