Friday, November 18, 2011

FABBY: Tea Set & Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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 I baked this Pumpkin Bread Pudding cake today, that's why I just posted... from my Betty Crocker's Easy Entertaining Book...I had so much fresh pumpkin so here it is, my hubby loves this cake.  Here is the recipe:                  



3 cups milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 eggs
1 can (16oz.) pumpkin
6 cups bread cubes
1/2 cup currants
1/2 chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350F.  Grease springform pan 10X3.  Mix all ingredients except bread cubes, currants, and pecans in large bowl until well blended.  Stir in bread cubes, currants and chopped pecans.  Let mixture stand 10 min.; spoon into pan.  Arrange pecans halves on top of pudding, (I didn't put them on top, but inside the batter).  Bake 50 to 60 min., or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Let stand 10 min. and remove side of pan.  Serve warm with cream or ice-cream, if desired.

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I created this tablescape for tea inspiring myself in this beautiful tea set, with lovely bright pink roses, made in the Chzech Republic, acquired around three years ago. I displayed it on my glass lazy susan so I can turn the tea set on whatever angle I wanted to shoot.
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 A closer look of the Chzech tea set.  The pretty cyclamen  has the colors of the roses of the tea set.  The porcelain white and gold plant pot was made at our former Ceramic Co.
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 I really love the tea pot, it's tall with pretty handles. There's a cute little butterfly too...hubby says it's a mosquito, lol...or is it?!

I paired the tea set with my mil's antique china teacups, cake plates and dessert bowls, as it has roses in the same colors as the teaset! 
The pretty mercury glass votives, I like to use them for Christmas... I have two.
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 Each piece of the porcelain tea set has such pretty shape...kind of on the slender side too.
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 Here is a better shot of one of the mercury glass votives.
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 This is a pretty cotton linen embroidered tablecloth from the Philippines, the kind that takes too long to iron all the wrinkles, lol.
The pretty sugar bowl and the cute creamer.  I think it's a bow or a butterfly that unites the handles?!...what do you think?
My father gave me that cute silver butter dish at your right.
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 The water crystal goblets are French and were my Mil's; she left us three sizes, twelve of each. The glass and silver marmalade container was a  birthday present from my mother several years ago. 
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   Hi my darlings!  I'm sure you're all busy getting ready for Thanksgiving, even cooking something you can freeze...I do some cooking and freezing, like my sweet potato pudding and cookie dough, than the rest is easy enough. 

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

FABBY: Recycled Tablecloths

   After changing our window treatment from  yellow moire to Hunter Douglas shades in our formal living room and family room; I thought:  "what a shame all this beautiful Italian moire has to go to waste"!  Than one day I walk up with the idea that I should take it to my seamstress and have the draperies be transformed into beautiful tablecloths!  I washed the curtains and took them to the seamstress, she agreed and made two great, all lined yellow tabletoppers for our round alabaster breakfast table and for the large table in our formal living room.  I did my Thanksgiving tablescape using the yellow topper and a tea table on the round one.
The seamstress charged me $7 for the round one and $10 for the large one, so you can't beat that, for $17 two terrific tablecloths!
Here goes the metamorphosis from draperies to tablecloths.
 BEFORE:  There are two large windows like this one and two half the size of these, so I did have  a lot of material that was perfect for the tablecloths transformation, or metamorphosis.
 AFTER:  The formal dining large table with the new recycled tablecloth.
AFTER:  The round alabaster breakfast table with a pretty ruffle on the yellow moire tabletopper.
  I hope you liked my NEW recycled, from curtains to tablecloths, I am thrilled! They look great in real life and the moire is so pretty!   I did recycled the dining room curtains as well and I got one for the large table, as that one was a smaller curtain, so  there was not enough, but for one table.  I will show it after Christmas  maybe for  a New Year's tablescape as it is somewhat silvery.
   Thank you my darlings for your sweet visits, you are all so very appreciated.   Wishing you all a very happy week.   Lots of hugs.

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