Thursday, February 11, 2021


 Hello sweet friends !

Here to wish you all, a wonderful, happy, fun and romantic "Valentine's Day !"

Here is our table for the two of us.... Alejandro and me.  

I bought a pretty red flower plant for the centerpiece and later will go and plant it at the condo's garden. 

With my mom's old, 'Bavaria-Germany' rose plates and dinner plates.

I bought two years ago this cute romantic flatware and use it on Valentine's... inexpensive and fun too.

Enjoy this romantic day, however you wish to, but keep safe and happy Valentine's 2021.

A romantic and simple table setting for Alejandro and me.

I bought this adorable flatware for four place settings.

A little wine to celeb is wonderful, for sure.

The pretty rose soup plates were my mom's and they are 'Bavaria-Germany.'
I mixed them with other old dinner plates and oriental plates, for a touch of red.

Thank you dear friends for your kind comments, you always make my day !
Thanking the lovely hostesses for their fun parties.


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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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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Let's Celebrate the New Year 2021 with Silver & Blue

Hello sweet friends !

I think this new year 2021 has to be the most celebrated year, ever ! Although, not with big parties. As for many, many people, in all the walks of this earth, it must've been a terrible and very strange year, almost like been in the "Twilight Zone."

I for one, along with Alejandro, we have so much to be thankful for.

 As some of you that follow me know we went thru COVID-19 last June and July. Although, we did recuperate in the best way and didn't experience many strong symptoms, we underwent a very intense treatment at home, with a young Dr. that would visit us daily.

Our dear daughter Alexandra and her hubby Sergio got sick too. 

They live in Spain, so because of this situation their visit of two months, ended up extending it to nine months, along with our two cuties, Maxima now five and Leonella now one year old... another reason to thank God for.

So yes, a lot to be very GRATEFUL, indeed !

 To continue with much better and fun things.  

Here is my creation to celeb this new and so very welcomed year, for most of us. I know some people that wish it to go away already, lol...

I wanted to create this tablescape celebration for the "beginning of another decade..." with my 'Onion' pattern "Hutschenreuther" and one of my very fav chinas, along with lots of silver too. 

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe transition from this 2020, to the most expectant 2021.

May God bless each one of you and your dearest ones and may this New Year bring you all, happiness, HEALTH, fun and prosperity. 

      I created the centerpiece on a silver tin, tray. 

As main featured here, I used my Bulova table-clock,  I had since I was a teenager on my night table, to set the alarm to wake me up for school, back in Astoria-Queens, Jr. High School 126. 

It has memories for sure, of a 1,000 years ago, lol...

          The gray table runner is a lovely wool men-scarf I borrowed from hubby, for the silver tablescape. Fun !

                          The "ONION" pattern china is such a classic, most homes have it... I think.


                     These Mexican pewter chargers are my very first ones I owned and they came with the same small bread plates. So when the china doesn't come with small plates, I often set the table with them.

                 I should have tilted the champagne bottle in the beautiful heirloom, sterling ice-bucket... oh well !

                                      A place for mother too.

                               The crystal stems are Venetian. 

I bought a complete set several years ago and hubby loved them so much and one good day I saw him coming with another set a few years later, of a different style, but Venetian just the same, lol...

The Sherbets are Italian. We love shrimp Ceviche in them.

                   I love this sterling champagne ice-bucket because it's like the classic, old fashioned kind. 

I think it also gives elegance to a '2021' New Year festive setting.

      Here you have it ! 

My last tablescape for this 'very strange' 2020. 

Although I'm glad it's almost gone, I am thanking our 'Lord Jesus Christ' for all the wonderful things that were experienced... just the same.



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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 !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great and inspiring parties.



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