Friday, May 27, 2011

FABBY: My Pink Tablescape

Congratulations to Beverly on the third anniversary of this great party, "Pink Saturday"... and thank you for  hosting it  every week!
 The tablecloth is made by hand in Bruxels, Belgium...I bought it, in the late 80's, thinking of my oldest daughter's First Communion, eventually.  I used a plain pink one under it.
 This pretty bowl for candy, or chocolates, was made in our former Ceramic Co., it has a hand made bird with pinks.
 The rose candle holder was hand made at our former  Ceramic Co.  The crystal candle stick is Chzeck, Bohemian.
 You can see up front the serving pieces, everything comes in pairs, as this china has 16 place settings.
 The back of the girl showing her black braids.
 The center piece is a porcelain Tureen also made at our former Ceramic Co.
 This woven, ceramic basket with pink florets was made by us too, in the 80's.
 The layers of dishes.  The charger is hand painted in Turkey.
 Here is the  dinner and salad can see the flowers and buds in pink, it also has the borders in brown and gold.
 This pretty figurine of a native girl, carrying a bucket of water, was hand made by an artist we had in the 80's working for us.  The girl is wearing an "embroidered blouse and pink skirt"...this are the cloths I got the inspiration for the dishes I've posted before.
 Another figurine with a girl in a pink embroidered skirt and a shawl; weaving "Panama hats", the very ones that were always made here in Ecuador...I mean, NOT in Panama.
 Sometimes even I am surprised at the pretty things we used to make at our former Ceramic Co.  I love this tureen with the bird and pink flowers.
 The stemware is Bormiolli, made in Italy.
 A close up of the pretty tea set.  The little flower base was made by us too.

I made this tablescape with one of my favorite dishes, because it has little pink flowers and buds on it. I bought it many years ago, in the early 90's and it has 16 places, I bought 2 boxes of 8, it was not expensive, I think maybe $90 each box, but than, we were going to have our oldest daughter's First Communion, so I needed lots of dishes!    Hope you like it.
I will be joining:
Beverly's Pink Saturday at:
Seasonal  Sunday at:
Sunday Favorites at Chari's:
Amaze Me Monday at:
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday:
Master Piece Monday at:
Marty's Table Top Tuesday at:
Thank you very much to all the ladies and gentlemen that may visit me, I'm always so thankfull and thrilled to have you!
Love always.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FABBY: Chinese Takeout

 This cute tea set with elephant tea pots and elephant cups and saucers I bought very many years ago, I thought it was so cute!
 A clear shot of the elephant little cup.
 The rectangular platter with hand decorated flowers were made at our former Ceramic Factory.
 This tea pot has a boy on the lid. 
 Here is the charger with the blue  square plate and the lions handle white soup bowl.
 I used this pretty plant from the "fern" family to give it an oriental look to the table.
 The flower decorated platters.
 The cobalt chargers with the three square plates, a white, yellow and blue. The entire tablescape. The chinese place mats I bought in Pier I, very many years ago in N.Y.C.
 The elephant tea cups and one of the 8 cups and saucers the set came with.

I took this photos this morning, before lunch with my mother every wednesday, as I had lots of things to do  with my hubby, pertaining to our imports business.  I  made a simple tablescape with square plates in solid colors, I put them on top of cobalt blue chargers and with two  flowered rectangular platters,... all this were made at our former Ceramic Factory. The white onion soup bowls with the lion handels, I bought them for 79 cts. each a few years  ago, so I gave my two daughters, 8 each and I kept 8 myself.  I love them for cream soups or, tomato soup with a hot  cheese sandwich  in cold nights. Today we had chinese take out because I  had no time for cooking.  The chinese food was great,  chicken egg drop  soup, fried rice with chicken and shrimp, wanton skins, chinese noodles with vegetables and green tea to wash down the food.  
I'm linking to: 
TABLESCAPE THURSDAY AT:   http://betweennapsontheporch,
Thanking so much to the wonderful hostesses and to the  friends that will visit my post, I'm always very thankful and thrilled to hear from you!    Lots of hugs and blessings, to  all of you.