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

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

4th. Of July Vignette and Thinking of Saying Goodby


Hello sweet friends !

I'm sorry I haven't been around to even answer your sweet comments, but immediately tonight, I will... although I don't get many comments any more, even if I do my tablescaping like everyone else does, vignettes and others; I've also noticed there are so much French Country, which is cute and I do a little of that sometimes in my kitchen, but it is not my style either. 

There are also many home tours that people do seasonally, I cannot totally convert my entire home for each season either, I don't even have the energy or time, but I keep it in the dining room and tablescapes, because I so love dishes ! 

I have to think about this, maybe I've lost my touch, so I'm going to have to decide if I would want to continue my blogging or not.

I've noticed lots of the old bloggers are gone as well. I guess there are so many bloggers now, as opposed to when I started eight years ago. Anyway, I'm wrestling with the idea as of lately. 

I will let you know my decision soon.

Anyway, I was taking care of my grandkids from daughter Sofia for two weeks, as she was busy on business. My elderly mother also had a fall where she hurted her head and shoulder. To top it all off, Internet has been acting up in my place and it's been a drag !

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th. of July weekend and enjoy great food and company of family and friends.

HAPPY 4TH. OF JULY EVERYONE !



I gathered my patriotic dishes and created a vignette on my Tool Box in the kitchen.

I usually use my seasonal and patriotic dishes while it lasts.
I enjoy taking out china, tablecloths and all the other accessories to go with the season or festivity.




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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy Father's Day 2019 !


Hello sweet friends !

I just realized it's "Father's Day" this Sunday, therefore I created a table for four with Alejandro's favorite china, the "Blue Danube" or onion china and he also gifted me for our 36th. Anniversary. I too love it and it is one of my favorites as well.

I hope you all have a wonderful "Father's Day" celebrating the 'King of the Home.' 

If some of you are still blessed to have a dad, enjoy a double very, very happy Father's Day.



I created my Father's Day table setting using hubby's ties as napkins and his favorite wines as centerpiece... and as centerstage his favorite china, the "Blue Danube" he gifted me for our 36th. Anniversary.
Venetian stemware for water and wine.

On white lace type placemats I started with my German chargers and on top of it dinner and salad plates from my 'Onion china,' topping it with crystal sherbets for 'Shrimp Ceviche.'









Of course, hubby's pretty silk ties are just for the pics, lol...





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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

May Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

Since Mother's Day I've been very busy moving my mother to the same building I live, at just one flight down. It has been a blessing.

As most you know, the last Wednesday of every month I host a Rosary praying here at my home and then we have a very simple tea time with bread, cheese, and homemade jam.

With that said.














Pretty hand embroidered bread cover


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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

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Monday, May 6, 2019

An Afternoon Branch-Tea Party for Mother's Day


Hello sweet friends !

I wasn't going to do any table for Mother's Day been that mother will not come home this Sunday, but yes, I will make a Brunch-Tea in the afternoon.

I created a table using this lovely happy floral vintage Asian china. The vintage dinner plates are not so big, therefore are perfect for a brunch or tea. I used my everyday china dinner plates rimmed in yellow and green to make it more for a Spring setting.

I love this china I bought so many years ago, around 35 years ago. The flowers are orange, pink, greenery, butterflies, etc.

The small sherbet is for an Italian type of ice and then every body will just serve themselves.

Hope you like it and Happy Mother's Day 2019 coming up.



I used the dinner plates from our everyday dishes as chargers. One in green and one in yellow for the touch of Spring and on top the salad plate from my vintage Oriental china.

The sherbets are for serving some Italian fruit ice at the beginning of the Tea-branch for Mother's Day.







Here you can appreciate how pretty the floral and butterflies Oriental vintage china is.



The flower arrangement was done in my mom's white soup tureen.

Here a "Lambrusco Rosso" light 'Italian' drink we ladies love.



In the background you can see the teacups and tea set ready for tea to be served, along with an Oriental tea box. 

The tea set from the china is one of my favs !








However you celebrate "Mother's Day 2019," I so wish you a blessed, wonderful and happy day.

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY


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