Monday, September 19, 2011

FABBY: Alexandra's Dining Room

 This is our daughter Alexandra's  dining room with a vintage mirror from India, red modern chandy, vintage English table and chairs that was our present for her birthday, Sept. 16th.  We went to the capital of Ecuador, Quito, where she lives to visit  her for her birthday. We spent five beautiful days with her and I already miss her!   We had so much fun going out for dinner and sight seeing, that would be another post. We made a tablescape for four with my daughter's  dishes and acessories. Hope you like it.
 The vintage English dining set, nothing comes together, not the Chippendale table nor the four leather chairs which we paired with two material aphostered ones in almost the same style, we were so lucky to find them!
 The brass candelabra were ours very many years ago... now they're Alexandra's.
 The tablescape for four.  The centerpiece it's a glass tray with handles were she placed her blue and gold fruits by artist Gonzalo Endara's sculptures.
 I love her animal print place mats.  I love the half blue and green avocado with the gold pit.
 The big wine glasses are French.
 A partial view of her living room.  In the background a picture of famous Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayazamin.

 The vintage mirror is  hand carved in wood and has a gold finish and it's  from India.  I love the very dramatic look the mirror  gives to the dining room. The red chair is in red satten.
 My  husband says the back of the chair's frame is hand's also has carving in the arms and legs.
 These chairs also have a carving to them, it's incredible how they're almost alike, I would say very much alike the leather blue ones.
 The white very modern end table in the corner is of policarbonate, she placed her three tier porcelain stand with sculptures of a zebra egg and a colorful corn by Ecuadorian artist Gonzalo Endara Crow.
 She later came home with gours and so we gave it a little fall touch to the three tiers.
 The dinner plate of her modern dishes.
 The salad plates in baige, she has a set of four in baige and the other set in a brown gold, so she mixes the dishes and it has a very pretty modern look to the tablescape.  Bellow with the soup bowl.
  We just got back tonight from visiting our daughter for her birthday, Sept. 16th. in the capital of Ecuador, Quito where Alexandra lives and she is also a professional photographer. 
   Thank you in advance so much for all your wonderful visits and sweet and generous comments.  I will  be linking to some terrific and fun parties and I'm also thanking the wonderful hostesses.  I hope you join  too!



  1. Hi Fabby! I can tell your daughter inherited your tablescaping talent and style. I love her furniture. The chairs and the table are all so lovely. BTW, I love her name too, reminds me of Russia's Peter the Great's daughter. (or is she his granddaughter?)She has a beautiful home! How funny that we both spent the last few days with our daughters. We share that too...Christine

  2. Hi Fabby...

    Your daughter's dining room is very beautiful! How sweet of gift her with that gorgeous dining set for her birthday! I love the tufted blue leather chairs...sooo pretty!

    Well my friend, the two of you certainly set a beautiful table! The first thing to catch my eye was the pair of bronze candelabras! Ohhh my!!! I love those! I also like the blue fruit...very unique! I think your daughter inherited your artistic tablescaping and decorating skills, sweet friend! Please tell your daughter thank you...for allowing you to share her beautiful home with us!

    I also wanted to thank you for leaving me such a sweet note today! You made my heart smile sooo big! You are such a dearheart, Fabby!

    Love ya,

  3. Same what Xinex is saying :)... Fabby its great to see her's dining table.. its lovely and the colours are really soothing...I really enjoyed the trip...

  4. What a beautiful home she has and definitely she inherited your sense of style and grace. I love her dishes too. Take care.

  5. Great post as always! Love those gorgeous blues. Your daughter has a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous !
    Really, these PICS look like they could be in the Traditional Home or House Beautiful magazines.

  7. Beautiful photos, Fabby, as always your tablescapes are stunning. xo,

  8. Hi Fabby,
    Happy belated birthday to your daughter. She has your talent in tablesetting. All is very stylish and modern - I like that for young people. Looks really great.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Ms. Fabulous, I love your daughter blue fruit. Is it glass? Porcelain. It is divine. The blue chairs are fun and they look great with an English table. The red satin chair is yummy. I can see your daughters style is coming straight from Fabby's heart. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  10. How nice that you could have a good visit with your daughter. Her dining room furniture is beautiful and I like her modern dishware. Blessings, Pamela

  11. I would say Global dining area:) very chairs are gorgeous....and the centerpiece on glass tray is fab...lovely setting.

  12. Hi Fabby! Oh, I love seeing your daughter's dining room! I can see she's inherited her mom's decorating gene! Just gorgeous. The mirror is so pretty and those chairs! Oh, it's a lovely place!
    Thanks for popping in to see me and if copied anything of mine - I would be so honored! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. I understand about missing your daughter already. I always love spending time with our daughter, but it doesn't happen often enough for me.

    The mirror is so looks so beautiful where it is.
    The furniture and tablescape is perfection!

  14. Fabby, I just knew this was going to be great. I love the style that you and you daughter have. I know both her parents are blessed with good sense of style. don't want to leave Papa out.
    This was a magnificent gift and the tablescape is beautiful.
    I am so happy that you got to spend this time with your daughter for her birthday. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Blessings to you and your family,

  15. Hi Fabby,
    I loved seeing your daughter's dining-room and the beautiful tablescaping.
    Everything at the same time so modern and refined...
    Obviously she takes after her mother in good taste!
    Congratulations to both of you.

  16. I love your daughter's dining room. Blue and brown has been one of my all-time favorite color combinations since I was very young. I love it! Thanks to you and Alexandra for sharing this lovely room with us! (She obviously inherited your talent, Fabby)....

    Ricki Jill

  17. So beautiful and elegant! Gorgeous room! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!

  18. Hello Fabby,

    Am back & your new treasure just arrived today and will be posted on Friday. So hope you don't get worried about it.

    I didn't forget you. Just am away for a long while.

    hugs lots,

  19. How fun to see her beautiful home. I just love the vibrant colors and it is so fun to see her enjoying the artists from there and filling her home with their art. What a trip that must have been.

  20. Your daughter's dining room and table are beautiful! Glad you had a fun time with her for her birthday and thanks for sharing!

  21. Love the Blue! The dining room is lovely! Thanks for sharing.JoAnn

  22. This is gorgeous Fabby! Beautiful dining room!

  23. Hi, what a lovely dining room your daughter has. It is colorful but not glaringly so. The blue in the furniture and accessories is beautiful and calming. I'm sure you had fun visiting with her.-------Shannon

  24. Hi, Fabby! Great to hear you had such a wonderful time! I know your daughter was just as glad to see you as you were to see her. That is so sweet! I love the blue in the dining room, especially the blue leather in the chairs! And that beautiful carved mirror DOES lend a lot to the room! I hope you have a chance to get back and see your daughter again sometime soon. Meanwhile, have a great weekend!

  25. What an elegant table! Your daughter's dining room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

    Jocelyn @

  26. What an awesome home filled with lovely things. A very pretty post.

  27. Your daughter has a lovely home. Great dining room.

    - The Tablescaper

  28. Your daughter certainly takes after you with her artistic flair for decorating and tablescaping!
    The dining room is so luxurious!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate your participation!

  29. Fabby, your daughter's place is beautiful. I love the dishes.. and the placemats.. stunning combination. Her dining set is a wonderful set of pieces. so pretty. Lucky they all "match'.. Love the art sculptures too.. so dramatic. xo marlis

  30. Hi Fabby! Your daughter has a lovely dining room. Beautiful colors. Thank you for joining Thrifty Things Friday and have a great weekend!

  31. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I LOVE the mirror in the dining room!

  32. The colors and the room are just beautiful!!

  33. Everyone of your posts are wonderful! I loved getting to see your daughter's lovely dining room. The use of the blue with some
    red and white is stunning! What fabulous candlesticks!! The china is just so different and goes together so well....everything just flows together.
    She certainly inherited your talents for table setting, and I would love to see the rest of her home. I am sure it is equally gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing, as always...

  34. Fabby, I don't know why, but I am in total awe of the blue fruit! I guess I have never seen anything like it before.

    Beautiful, different and so chic....loved your trip and all the pics!!


  35. Quito appears to be a gorgeous sophisticated, historically important city. Fabulous architecture! The birthday dining table and chairs is fantastic, and I can see that your daughter is following in your talented tablescaping steps. Thank you for sharing her delightful design. Cherry Kay

  36. Hi Fabby, Your daughter's apartment is beautiful and what a pretty dining suite. Great job on the tablescape. Thank you for sharing this at the Open House Party. Take care.

  37. Like daughter like mother (I hear this a lot for me and my mom) your daughter did a wonderful job just like you.

    Thank you for sharing

    Karin Şen Cankan


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