Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Rosary and Buffet Vignettes


Hello sweet friends !

  I hope all is well with you, I haven't been around for a few weeks, but I have Hosted my monthly Rosary prayers one week earlier today and I spread my table with the set of china from our past Ceramic Co. that Mr. Living owned.

I decided on hosting a "Baby Shower" for our daughter Sofia taking advantage that our daughter Alexandra and fam. is coming to stay with us for a vacay all the way from Madrid. 

I will post the Shower next week.

In the meantime I revamp my breakfast area's buffets to make a slow transition from Summer to Fall. 

With that said, here goes.


Here I gathered all my white tureens, teapots and other dishes for a change, to start my transition to Fall. 
Some of you might remember I forever switched my silver and sterling collection here, along with blue and white ginger jars, etc.

There's always something magical about all-white.

Here, in the other buffet, along with my two cloches I displayed my silver 'fowl cover,' ready to be set for Thanksgiving... I know, I know, it sounds far away, but nothing is a long time now, as time flies away and we are after all in the middle of August, amazing !

My lovely (love it !) silver meat cover was a gift for Christmas from hubby several years ago.

August Rosary tea tablescape.
I used here my china tea set from my set of dinnerware for twelve places, which was hand made and hand decorated at our former Ceramic Co.

The crochet table topper was hubby's grandmother's, as well as the embroidered little tea napkins.



The decoration are hand made and are carnations.
This china is Alejandro's favorite, so I always refer to it as, "hubby's china."




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

Thanking you lovely hostesses for having me at your great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

As usual I host a Rosary ministry every las Wednesday of every month and so here is the July Tea Table.

Now, most of you know I offer to pray for you too, along with my friends. You don't have to specify for what if you wish not to, our job is to pray for you. Therefore, feel free. 

Many blessings to each of you.

The Onion pattern china is my second blue and white dishes I have, only next to the blue and white transferware.
Here it is for this July's Rosary tea table.

The two flower vases are "Dutch Delft."



This china was a gift from dear Mr. Living some eight years ago for our Anniversary #35.
The china is complete for eight place settings plus a platter, salad bowl and a long platter for sweets, I guess... except for a 'teapot' it had broken, so we got a discount from the store.
  
Meanwhile, I found this gorgeous blue and white Bavaria-Germany, "Indisch Blau" tea pot, while visiting the European antique shop. 



I also placed for this table two cute Oriental tea pots on a blue and white Onion rectangular platter from the china here.





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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at your great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Fun with Roos, Chick and Sunflowers


Hello sweet friends !

I saw, while driving by a flower shop, exhibiting some gorgeous sunflowers at the entrance of the shop and so I decided to stop and bring them home to brighten my dining area and thus another tablescape came up using my cute and cheerful sunflower plates and for more cuteness I added my 'shell' roos and chick; the last one I just bought while at the beach resort, a couple of weeks ago, where my daughter Sofia has a gorgeous apartment.

With that said, here is my spread with the sunflowers and birds.


My happy Summer tablescape with the sunflowers, I fell in love when I saw them from my car window. My shell Roos and Chick.
I just found the cute hen at the beach resort we went two weeks ago, to daughter Sofia's gorgeous beach apartment.
The roos was found four years ago at the beach resort as well.


Sunflower salad plates and my lovely sunflowers also.





As a flower vase I used my blue and white Oriental ginger jar.

Sunflower napkin rings.

More shells on my Summer buffet.

The other, side table with some 'blue and white,' I adore all year round.



The blue and white dinner plates came from my Onion china, plus the little bread plates. 



I used a cobalt blue ceramic charger we made back at our own Ceramic company; because I wanted to use the blue and white Onion, forever classic and beautiful dinner plates. 

The pretty white doilies, or placemats, are actually vinyl, just gorgeous as they sure look like 'real' lace.

I also have an adorable bunny made out of tiny shells made by the local people and I think they are very talented.
You should see all the gorgeous things they make, besides shell jewelry as well.






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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Eclectic Tablescape for a High Tea Party


Hello sweet friends !

My best friend's 93 year old mother is going back from to the capital of Ecuador, Quito, where she's from. Olga's been here for six months spending time with her daughter, but it is time for her to return and spend another long period of time with her other children.

We see her very often, along with my mom at tea parties, ladies get togethers and of course, my every month Rosary prayers, which she comes along. We are going to miss this lovely and sweet lady.

I prepared a high tea table for ten friends along with Olga, the guest of honor.
My table is very eclectic, as I decided to use different teacups and saucers along with my happy bird plates and yellow lemon ones.

You can see the different tea cups in the pictures I'm sharing.


The little lady up front with the orange blouse and my friend Myriam with the purple turtle neck. My mother in the back between them.
The younger ones are Olga's granddaughters. The others are friends.
You know me, at the beginning at your left side.

I used some of my bird plates and lemon ones, plus different teacups in order to achieve the 'eclectic style' tea table, which was fun to set for me.
The tablecloth is an antique European silk brocade that was gifted to us by dear Mil.

The lemon plates. This is my place setting with my 'Royal Albert October' cup.

I baked an angel food cake type with farm eggs, so it comes out very yellow and it is served with 'clotted-cream.'
Hot chocolate and tea, or as they wished. Chicken and egg finger sandwiches, sugar cookies and small 'empanadas.'
Wish I could have taken pics of the food, but I didn't have time, with serving and sittings them in their places, etc.

I was lucky to win this pretty "Colclough, England" teacup giveaway from lovely blog "The Beautiful Matters," from pretty Deborah Montgomery in 2014.

My place setting with my "Royal Albert," October teacup and lemon plate.



Brown sugar fudge kind with sugar cookies and the cluttered cream to eat with the Angel cake, as is the custom here. 


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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th. of July and Good News !


Hello sweet friends !

It's amazing how fast we are already celebrating the 4th. of July !

Wishing you all a very and wonderful happy 4th. of July week. 
I always wish the best for the USA and may God bless America.

The good news is that our daughter Sofia is pregnant with a "boy !" 

We are very excited with hubby, as we only have two girls as most of you know and they at the same token have three daughters between them. 
Sofia and Sil are very happy with the news, although they wished for whatever God wished for them. Sofia and Giancarlo have the two girls, so now she's starting to take out the crib, changing table and a shelf from the daughters and we are so happy they kept it, as we gave them this set.
The entire family is elated with the 'boy news' and he is schedule for December.

  Here is my table setting 2018 in honor of the good ol'USA.  



I brought the star tablecloth from Madrid thinking of the 4th. of July.

Blue and red transferware plates as the phocal point. I also found several years ago the red, white and blue enamel napkin rings.



Liberty Blue and different scenery plates for this 4th. celeb. Pairing up with the red transferware as well.






The blue hydrangea has grown a lot and there are two more soon to bloom. I guess eventually I will have to take her to the condo's garden, as is not an indoor plant.




An evening shot. 


" Wishing you all a wonderful 4th. of July and may God always bless America, the land of the free, because of the brave. "

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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