Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring Buffets 2019


Hello sweet friends !

How wonderful is it that "Spring has Sprung" in many parts of the world where there are four seasons.

" I decorated all my buffets for Spring, but not my entire home as hubby doesn't care for the seasonal moving around, and I also have not that much patience, so I will never be on a tour of anything except for Christmas, when I really go with the entire home. "

Here, where I live, it's sort of Spring and Fall all year round.

In the southern hemisphere where Ecuador stands; while you are having Summer fun, we're enjoying a cold Fall. Then again if we go to the beach by sea level, at the coast of Ecuador, it's Summer, if we go up the very high mountains in the 'Northern Andes' is Winter and they're also full with snow up there.

A small country with four seasons in the same day, lol..

Where we live is in the Andean southern region, so it is Spring full of flowers and a little rain, etc. the usual lovely Spring weather.

Here are my buffets in the formal dining room and breakfast table next to it done up in honor of this lovely season.

We keep our breakfast dining area next to the formal dining side, so we can use it with more guests at family reunions were we are more, at least 20. The kitchen is separated, but we do have a breakfast nook with a wooden farm table where we spend all week just the two of us.

With that said.


This buffet is decorated mainly with my mom's 'Limoges' dishes in pale aqua, plus the antique 'French' fruit bowl from Alejandro's father side of the family heirloom.

It is amazing how the aqua color in the fruit dish is exactly as the china, I guess cause they are both French !

This is all I decorate seasonal, except for Christmas that I go all the way around the house. So I guess I will never be on a Spring or anything tour, as I do not have all the patience, plus hubby hates all the bunnies all over the house, or cutesy things, hihihiii... it's his house too, so I respect him too.

Love this china, as I do have some memories of it when I was young.

This buffet is an antique as well, from Belgium and because of it it's long and very deep, so there is lots of storage room.

This Italian style buffet and dining table with chairs to match was my 40th. birthday gift from hubby... 'mini' years ago, lol..



On one side of it I arranged my 'Lady Carlyle' three tier, 'English Oetzman, London' plate and finally this darling French marmalade container... all in pink for Spring.

At the other end of the buffet is my three tier "Old Country Roses" and platter I brought from Madrid two years ago.
The cute gold sugar bowl is Russian, that was a gift from a customer to my husband when he had the Ceramic Co.

This is a small 'Egyptian' side table I got on a Mother's Day several years ago already.

Spring is here too.



This simple but cute buffet is also an antique and a heirloom from hubby's grandparents, passed on to us from his mom. 
As I mentioned before, antique pieces are sooo deep, as modern ones aren't. Therefore, it also has a lot of room space.





Breakfast table and chairs. We use it a lot for lots of guests cause it is right next to the formal dining room and here I could sit six people.

Thank you for your kind comments dear friends and for praying for my mother, I am so grateful... you always make my day!

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will join:


Grace at Home
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"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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Saturday Sparks
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Update on Mother


Hello sweet friends !

First and foremost, I want to thank you all for your kindness for praying for my mom and I think our Lord has listen to us all, as He always does, 
as my mom is doing so much better with the mobility of her right leg, foot, arm and hand. 

The Physical Therapist is a very sweet woman from Venezuela and a great professional, we are very happy.

What takes my mind and work away from so much stress I've been subject to this past month and a week since mother's stroke, is really creating a tablescape and I went to my dish storage and took out my shamrock china and spread a table for four... and working a little on my blog, plus visiting you.

Here is my 'St. Patrick's Day' 2019,  all green table for all of you Irish friends and not, as well.

May the Irish St. bless each and everyone of you.

Big hugs !



The china with the shamrocks was made at our past Ceramic Co.
The chinas I designed back then were inspired in the 'indigenous people of Ecuador' embroidered blouses and men's shirts.

 There was an embroidery of men shirts that had shamrocks, so after I started blogging tablescapes, I realized this dishes had just the style I needed for St. Pat's and it is green too !



Dinner plate and salad plate. 
This china also has serving pieces, teacups and saucers, sherbet pedestal bowls for desserts or ceviche.

Dinner plate

These dishes were hand decorated entirely.

Love me a little Baileys on my coffee !




In the buffet background my favorite, Bailey's drink with coffee and dessert.



The cute bird napkin rings were also made to match this china and we made them to match all the other 14 designs we had.






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


Make it Pretty Monday
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Talk of the Town
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Vintage Charm Party
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Tablescape Thursday
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"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February Rosay Prayers for my Mother


Hello sweet friends !

Today, was the last Wednesday of the month of February and it's when we pray at my house a few lovely friends and me and today they helped me pray for my mother's health.

Some of you know from my last post that my mother suffered a stroke that left her somewhat not walking well with her right leg and foot, plus her right arm and leg not functioning correctly. Otherwise she can talk well, but she is very depressed. I had a Geriatric Dr. come visit her and he was a great help. He suggested she walks with a 'walker' to give her more freedom to do the job on her own.

Please pray for her. Thank you dear friends.

I missed her today as this was the first Rosary she couldn't assist, she never missed it before, hardly ever ! 

Here is the table I created for this month's Rosary prayers and I used a lot of red and  tried making it happy, as I too am a little depressed and stressed out, I needed a bright and fun setting.

So here it is, hope you like it.



I arranged some pretty 'faux fruit' and colorful tulips as well.

I used my red transferware tea china because of the happy Indian elephant table topper. My mom would've liked it.









Here I placed an ice cream sherbet bowl on top of the cake plate.



My favorite teapots !




Thank you dear friends for your kind comments, you always make my day, specially now.
I will try to answer little by little but I will not forget you, or be ungrateful.

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will join these parties:

Tablescape Thursday
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Grace at Home
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Dishing It & Digging It
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Over the Moon Linki Party
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Inspire Me Monday
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Inspiration Monday
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Busy Monday
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J
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MMM #470 Block Party
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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The SCOOP
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Tuesday with a Twist
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Vintage Charm Party
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Talk of the Town
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Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Romantic Valentines for Two


Hello sweet friends !

I'm sorry I haven't being around doing my visits to you as my dear mother suffered a stroke and now her arm and leg are not in full force with a lack of coordination.

She's going to start therapy and I have been her caretaker for a week now at her home. We have hired a mother and daughter who do care for the elder and they're helping me a lot, but on the weekends it's just me  so far, until I hire someone for Sat. and Sunday.

As many of you know it is very hard. 
Our two daughters and families live far away, so I can't take my mom to live with us because the girls are always guests when visiting.
  
I did find an apartment to move her on my same building, though, which will enable me to be very close to her at all times, thus making my life and hers easier in every way.

Please pray for her. Thank you.

I'm sharing my small Valentine's for two, this time mother will not come for Valentine's with us. I fixed my stack of dishes starting with a gold placemat, a 'balsa wood' smaller placemat, a reticulated charger, the antique rose dinner plate from my MIL, a salad transferware plate and finally an 'entree' bowl from the rose china.

                    HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU ALL !


Here it's easier to see the cut out "balsa wood" placemats on top of the gold ones.


















"Have a wonderful Valentines dear friends."
Thank you so much for your kind comments, you always make

my day !

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

LOVE,
FABBY


"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Dishing it & Digging it
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Red (MMM #467 Block Party)
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Creative Mondays
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Amaze Me Monday
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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The SCOOP
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Tuesday with a Twist
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Wonderful Wednesday Link Party
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Vintage Charm Party
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Talk of the Town
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Tablescape Thursday
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Grace at Home
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Winter Woodland Table with Noritake "White Scapes"


Hello sweet friends !

   I was waiting a chance to do this 'Woodland Winter' table for Mr. Living's birthday yesterday and he loved it !

I haven't served or made a tablescape with my "Noritake White Scapes" china, rimmed in gold in a very long time. I feel it's kinda formal, but it went so well for this Winter-January spread.

I'm also using it this Wednesday for my Rosary ministry, which it starts the year, this been the last Wednesday of every month.
Please feel free for us to pray for you and yours families. You don't need to tell me the reason, God knows, we will pray with my friends that come regularly every month.

With that said !



My January Winter tablescape was created specially for Mr. Living's birthday.

I chose 'all white' for my Winter Woodland setting... starting from the beautiful Belgium lace tablecloth, hubby bought when our daughter Alexandra was going to do her "First Communion" and since Sofia used it for this purpose too... then our eldest grandgirl Victoria, than her sister Cayetana and my grandniece !

 I started with my German crystal chargers, for the 'cold ice look.' "White Scapes, Noritake" china, a small bowl for the entree and teacups and saucers.

In the other side of the table is a lone reindeer 'walking slowly and regaly' lol... 





DD Sofie gifted me 12 pretty pearl napkin rings last Mother's Day.



A close up of the reindeers.

I placed this pretty white flowered plant, but I have no idea what it is, as I just borrowed it from my transition from the Christmas decor.

The crystal chargers are German and I love how they add the 'icie' look to the setting. I also bought way before them, bread plates exactly like the chargers, to use with the chinas that didn't
 come with bread plates; but since this one does, I didn't need to use them.







The chargers have a basket weave kind of look to them, it specially caught my eye a few years back !

The etched stems are Venetian and they too resemble iced crystal.

After it rained the sky turned that awesome blue down by the window and it was only 6pm.

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:

Inspire Me Tuesday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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The SCOOP
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Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
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Talk of the Town
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Vintage Charm Party
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Share Your Style
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Vintage Charm Party
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The Homemaking Party
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Tablescape Thursday
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Friday Features Linky Party
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Saturday Sparks Link party
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