Wednesday, July 22, 2020

"Shrimp Ceviche" on a Summer Setting


Hello sweet friends !

So I'm making some Shrimp Ceviche and decided to set a table accordingly.

It's a table in blues and turquoise, some fish dishes and that's it. 

Hope you like my Summer 2020 contribution.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a wonderful, safe, and happy rest of the week.





I placed the roses on my beautiful Meissen teapot.





I uasd mt Meissen teapot for the roses.






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

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Grace at Home
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Friday Favorites Blog Party
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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Love Your Creativity Link Party
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All About Home
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Sunday, July 12, 2020

An Eclectic High Tea Table with Maxima


I received beautiful roses from Alejandro, as he heard me say that I needed some flowers to create a beautiful high tea table with Maxima, our four year old grand from dear daughter Alexandra and her hubby Serge. 

Maxima had a ball helping me set this eclectic tea table, with a Summer freshness in the different pattern dishes I chose and the gorgeous roses too. 

Little Maxima loved the idea of different tea cups for the fun of it all. 

Wish I could invite ten of my friends for my Rosary prayer, but we are keeping social distancing very strictly for now... that's why tea is not happening at my house, we're all praying at the same date and time each lady at our homes.

We pray for this dangerous Pandemic COVID19. 
We've had family members and friends infected with the virus, but thank goodness they have all come out of it, treated at home.

Here is the table and keep assure we are all praying for family and friends around the world, in the hope this stops and a cure is found and hopefully a very safe vaccine.

Praying specially for all the people that need to go out and work and specially for the ones that are having a hard time in every sense of the word.

Keep safe and sending you all a big hug and many blessings !



Here is my little guest and helper. Maxima four is a smart and fun kid, we enjoy her so much !

My cutie is such fun to be with !

She was so excited too !

We had fun doing this eclectic table.



Loving the roses, how happy they've made us !













I simply adore the gorgeous roses Alejandro ordered for us and he has enjoyed them too.

They're still doing well a week later.








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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their fun parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:


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Oh My Heartsy Girl Wonderful Wednesday
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Busy Monday
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You are the Star Blog Hop
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Little Cottage Link Party
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Tuesdays Turn About Link Party
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Beautifully Make Link Party
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Creative Muster Party
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Grace at Home
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Tablescape Thursday
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Saturday Sparks
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"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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Friday, July 3, 2020

A very Different 4th. of July 2020


Hello sweet friends !

I just received roses from the flower shop so I created a 4th. of July tablescape for the two of us. 

My husband will accompany me celebrating America's birthday.

Although this pandemic it's still far from going away, I am glad we're open and the USA is too. I heard the economy is coming back and that makes me happy for America.

Have a wonderful, happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

Wishing all of you a very blessed time. Always praying my Rosaries for the sick and for the well being of the world.



I thought I'll really celebrate with Alejandro the 4th. of July at our antique French marble table.

The blue leather chairs are English and they were my daughter Alexandra's from her single apartment and she didn't take them to Madrid when she got married .



Some home made cheese scones to have with the onion soup.






Some wine to celebrate America and the world.



This small water pitcher with blue is a very old from after WWI.


I decided to use blue and white Woodland-Wedgewood dishes for a special patriotic dinner.






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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their parties.

HAPPY 4TH. OF JULY 2020

LOVE,
FABBY

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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Love Your Creativity Link Party
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You're the - Garden Feature Week
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Little Cottage Link Party
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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Oh My Heartsy Girl Wonderful Wednesday
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Grace at Home
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Share Your Style
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Anticipating Summer with a Strawberry Shortcake "cheater" Charlotte


Hello sweet friends !

It's been a while since I last posted, as I've been kind of busy with mother and all the household chores.

I hope all of you and your families are keeping safe, happy and healthy.

My daughter Alexandra, Sergio and her little daughters are coming for lunch a couple of days a week too, from just across the street. 

They are the ones that live in Madrid, but since the COVID-19 quarantine started they have stayed in our town Cuenca-Ecuador, as they were visiting the family since last February.

I baked this gorgeous "Charlotte 'Cheater' cake."  They call it 'cheater' because of the 'Nordic Ware' pan that comes perfectly shaped to make a 'fabulous looking Charlotte Cake,' with hardly any effort, lol...

Never the less, it is delicious !

With that said.


Anticipating a happy looking Summer table for our tea time afternoon with daughter Alexandra, Sergio and her two little girls.

I used for the cake these cute and very Summery lemon plates.








'The "Cheater" Charlotte Cake' came out so pretty and delish !

I explained at the beginning of this post that the 'cheater' part comes because it's made on a 'Nordic Ware' pan that has the shape of a perfect Charlotte cake, without the effort that almost needs a professional, lol..

Ain't it peity ?!

Recipe here:  https://entertainingwithbeth.com/strawberry-shortcake-cheater-charlotte-recipe/

Nordic Ware Charlotte pan.












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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their parties.


LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:


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Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop
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All About Home
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Vintage Charm Party
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Beautifully Made Linki Party
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Party in Your PJ's
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Grace at Home
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Share Your Style
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Tablescape Thursday
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Thinking Out Loud Thursday
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"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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Saturday Sparks Blog Party
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Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make
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Monday, April 20, 2020

Springy Luncheon Table - 'Wishful Thinking'


Hello sweet friends !

Hope you are all well and safe.

I pray for wellness and healthiness to you my bloggy friends all my friends and family, plus everyone and every country in the world affected by this deadly 'Coronavirus'... and when each country finally opens up. I also pray its citizens follow instructions well to keep safe on the NEW NORMAL whatever that might be !

I don't know how things would be for us 'senior citizens 65 and over.' I would imagine we'd have to take more 'severe precautions' to go out, once the countries are open.

"Don't get me wrong my friends, I feel very blessed to be alive and well in the company of the most wonderful person in the world, my hubby of 45 years. Inside our comfortable home, with all the food we need and doing my chores and cooking and baking. I thank God everyday !" 

As you know, Mr. and Mrs. Living are still in quarantine, until next notice; but in the meantime I took my 'Bird plates' out and decided to make a table spread that would remind me of the park and the gorgeous river banks by my home, where there are so many trees and beautiful little birds chirping away with happiness, after a rainy morning.

I guess I could go out and take a walk, but hubby doesn't want us to take any chances. So he might be right, therefore, I just watch from our windows around our 14th floor penthouse, which has a lovely view of the river running thru, smelling the delicious scent of the very tall eucalyptus trees, specially after it rains. 

The 'Andean mountains' view is wonderfully serene too and the city avenue with no people, or traffic after the 2pm curfew we have here.

It did make me smile with happiness creating this tablescape and hoping some day, not to far away we can host a 'Luncheon' for the family... that's my 'wishful thinking' for today.

Keep safe, healthy and happy.



I placed as centerpiece my favorite tureen with a cute bird on the lid. Flowerless, as I didn't go out shopping myself. 

The tureen was made back at Alejandro's Ceramic. Co., Monte Turi.

The dinner plate under the bird salad plate is one that I thought would go perfect with the top plate and it's a "Home Gallery" brand, complete dinnerware for eight. 
I bought two sets of this pretty china so very many years ago, when I didn't own many chinas to entertain, therefore, I have sixteen place settings complete with serving pieces and two teasets.





"Home Gallery" teacup and saucer here.

Here the place setting is with that darling teacup with a blue birdie daughter Alexandra gifted me two of them, several years ago.

They are from "Gracie Co."  Maybe someday I will order six more to match the cute bird plates.





The stemware is 'Venetian-Crystal'




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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will join:


Love Your Creativity Link Party
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Make it Pretty Monday
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com


All About Home
www.commonground-do.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
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Busy Monday
www.apinchofjoy.com

You're the Star
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Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
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Celebrate Your Story
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Tuesday Turn About Link Party
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Keep in Touch
www.letsaddsprinkles.com

Oh My Heartsy Girl Wonderful Wednesday
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Creative Muster Party
www.flusterbuster.com

Vintage Charm
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Share Your Style
www.frenchethereal.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

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