Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fall at the Dining Room


Hello sweet friends !

I gave myself a little time yesterday to create some small Fall vignettes in our breakfast area and formal dining table. 

I also fixed a small Autumn table for tea this afternoon with my Fall dishes from last year. I always bring out to my plate rack in the kitchen my seasonal china to use while the season is going on, till the next and now that would be Christmas, my goodness is coming fast !

Hope you are all enjoying it and starting to feel Autumn at your neck of the woods,it is such a beautiful season with all it's colors in the USA.

I will be there at the end of Oct. for the birth of our DD Alex's second baby girl. We will spend Thanksgiving there and I will cook, lol..

Happy Autumn to you all !



With my faux, DIY MaCkenzie-Childs pumpkins side table vignette.





I keep here in the kitchen's skinny rack my seasonal china to use everyday. The next china that will be here, it'll be the Christmas one... my goodness, very soon !

My silver fowl cover flanked by two mercury glass pumpkins.



Tea table with fall dishes for a Saturday afternoon.











The formal dining table has a little touch of Fall as well.

I loved this amber depression kind of glass fruit bowl, just perfect for Fall.
The gourds are natural, dried and sprayed painted by me.




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

I will party here:

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com


Saturday Sparks Link Party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

Love Your Creativity Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com

Inspire Me Monday
www.create-with-joy.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party
www.acrosstheblvd.com

Happiness is Homemade Linky Party
www.eclecticredbarn.com

All About Home Link Party
www.commonground-do.com

You're the Star - September Fall
www.decorcraftsdesign.com

Tuesdays with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Little Cottage Link Party
www.lovemylittlecottage.com









Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sunflowers in the Kitchen


Hello sweet friends !

I created a table with sunflowers as I wanted a little touch of Fall, plus sunflowers make me smile and I do so need smiling lately.

I love to spend most of the time on the kitchen and thus, we eat there everyday on our previous farm table.

I spread a fun sunflower setting for four. 
Here it is... hope you like it.

Some have asked me for updates on my mother's health, for which I thank you. 
She is fine now, but while I was away taking care of our grandson cause daughter Sofia and her daughter went to a concert in NYC for Victoria's sweet 15th. mother had to be taken to the hospital for four days.

Meanwhile she was well cared by my brother Joe and my dear SIL.

She's doing very well up to date. Thank you all.



My happy and fun sunflower table setting in the kitchen.

The door you see leads to the laundry room.




It was a lovely sunny day, but it doesn't show in the pics.


I got out my darling tool box hubby had made for me a few years ago.
For the fruit and sunflower arrangement I used my wooden tool box.

At the background is the Coffee station.

I don't know how you call these pretty flower pot plants in such pretty Fall colors too.





I got out my darling tool box hubby had made for me a few years ago.







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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here this week:

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com


Talk of the Town
www.knickoftown.com

Tuesday with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Share Your Style
www.frenchethereal.net

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Saturday Sparks Link Party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

Home Matters Link Party
www.modernonmonticello.com

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Best of the Weekend
www.calypsointhecountry.com

Fantastic Friday
http://buildingourhive.blogspot.com

Weekend Blog Hop
http://janflufstaffhome.blogspot.com

Love Your Creativity
www.lifeandlinda.com

All About Home
www.commonground-do.com








   


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Suddenly a Tea Party !


Hello sweet friends !

If there's anything I love is tea time, so I have created this 'impromptu' tea table for six friends for an afternoon tea time visit announcement.

Last year a friend of my mother, who is such talented lady with her hands, and with such amazing gift for dainty crocheting, gifted me these lovely lace teacup doilies, specially for tea time. 
She said they used them in the past. She is in her early 80's.

Anyway, I'm not gonna keep you waiting to see these lovely, sweet and elegant doilies just for tea time. They seem to be Victorian style... my idea, who knows.



Here are the doilies on top of a salad plate, the bread plate and teacup and saucer to finish the stack.



Lemon pound cake.

I love "clotted Cream" on bread with marmalade on top.

The pretty white porcelain pieces with the gold flower around them, where a gift from a good friend and I thought them perfect with my 'Noritake' white china with gold edges.

My mother was crocheting a 'white tablecloth' years ago too, but then she got problems with her back and left it unfinished, so I used it here on top of a pretty linen one. 

Here is the 'teacup doily' so you can see how delicate my mom's friend's work is; she's a very talented lady.



I fixed the flowers on an ironstone pitcher and raised it on a small cake stand to centerstage them.

The white crochet here was made by my dear mother, who is also very talented, but had to stop because of pains on her back. 

The 'clotted-cream' is on an antique small 'Bavarian bowl and plate' that is my MIL's heirloom.




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

Thanks to all the lovely hostesses for having me at your wonderful parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Share Your Style
http://frenchethereal.net

Vintage Charm Party
http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
http://eclecticredbar.blogspot.com


Talk of the Town
www.knickoftime.net

Tuesdays with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Home Matters Link Party
www.lifewithlorelai.com

Saturday Sparks Link Party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Love Your Creativity Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

You're the Star
www.godsgrowinggarden.con

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

All About Home
www.comonground-do.com

Tuesday with a Twist
http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com

Monday, July 15, 2019

A Summer Table Setting


Hello sweet friends !

Last time I was thinking of giving up my blogging and I was depressed in every sense too. My mother had fallen and was in a lot of pain and had been such work for me and I hadn't hardly time for anything besides the fact I felt I've lost my touch blogging and that I haven't much traffic, or comments anymore...so ! 

Anyway, taking out my fish-china for four to use it for the Summer season, I became inspired and right away I thought of my blog, as I have for so many years and got the urge to create a 'Sea themed' table for this Summer season... and just the thought gave me a little thrill to think of the plates, dishes and whatever else accessories for a table I love.

I didn't struggle with the thought on 'quitting' blogging because I don't like it, but because maybe it is time, as it isn't as it used to be when I started nine years ago, but, it relaxes me and china, dishes, all table accessories, and collecting them, etc... are my passion and it's my hobby and it sure makes me giddy to start and finish a table.

I no less discussed it with Mr. Living and he said something I find it to be so true and it's that "it is not important how many people comment or the traffic you get, as long as I have the loving kind of blogging friends that visit me and those are the ones that count. 
He also said: "Just do it for your own 'personal enjoyment and fun...' who cares !"

I thought he gave me a ray of sunshine in my heart and I am going to ponder a while on Alejandro's comment about the blogging situation I'm battling with lately.

However, I have very little time because of caring for my elderly mother, so I will continue blogging very sporadically, but will be around 'blogland' to visit and see your posts.

Meanwhile, I created a 'Summer tablescape' (even though I live in the Andean mountains side) inspired by the sea and my fish china and the Food I like to make on this adorable china... and it's a 'Fish Escabeche,' salad and rice as main course and 'Shrimp Ceviche' for an entree.

                                      HAPPY SUMMER !

With that said.


I used my "Multiple Choice" Fish plates, bowls and accessories it came with, (not shown).

The turquoise 'melamine' dinner plates I bought alone in Miami last year and soup bowl where The 'Fish Stew' will be served.











The ceramic 'Indian' bowl was a gift from my dear SIL on my last birthday. 
I love all the blue it has, it reminds me of the ocean, so I filled it with some of my collection of 'real  sea-shells.'

The "Meissen" teapot is one of my fav pieces I have at home, (actually all my three Meissen pieces I own are my special items) from my dish stash and it's very unique. 
I bought it a few years ago at my fav European antique shop.

I placed the teapot on my 'Sea Table' inspiration setting because of the 'vessels' it has on one side of it.





The fish motif 'Multiple Choice' china for four place settings, come with bowls and large-salad plates, which I use even for a main course and a big salad bowl. In this case I am using for our Summer everyday my melamine light-blue plates.

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:


Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

MMM #489 Block Party
www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com

Tuesdays with a Twist
http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com

Vintage Charm
http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com

Share Your Style
www.frenchethereal.net

Thursday Favorite Things
http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

Home Matters Linky Party
http://lifewithlorelai.com

Flaunt it Friday
www.chiconashestringdecoratingblog.com

Weekend Blog Hop
http://myflagstuffhome.blogspot.com

Funtastic Friday
http://biuldingourhive.blogspot.com

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Saturday Sparks
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

Best of the Weekend
www.calypsointhecountry.com