Thursday, May 24, 2012

FABBY: Fun Tablescape at Sofia's

  We just received wonderful news from Sofia about her husband, as most of you know our Sil is undergoing a spine operation right now at Miami's Spine Hospital. Latest news from the Vascular Dr., who just made an exit from the operating room, explained to Sofie that so far everything is coming out perfectly and he's job is finished...we just have to wait two hours more so the surgeon can give her the final news on the operation outcome. God is good.

Up date on Giancarlo's operation:  Everything came out perfectly as expected, he's in the recuperating room and Sofia will see him tomorrow finally. We are so happy for her too, as she was so worried and alone there...wish I was with her too and made myself two, in order to be a mom as well, lol... Thank you to OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!!

Here is a tablescape I made at Sofia's dining room, where we are taking care of our granddaughters, Victoria 7 and Cayetana 5.  The dishes displayed here were made at Monte Turi, our past Ceramic Co. designed by me, specially for Victoria, eight years ago and some of the big pieces (not shown here), have an inscription in the back that they were made by her grandparents.. specially for her.

 The buffet in the back ground is an antique and the dining set is an Art Deco style, a gift we gave her for her college graduation. Sofia is a professional gardenscaper. She just reupholstered them with this lovely red.
 The dishes were made at hubby's past ceramic co. and they were designed by me, with the inspiration on the Indigenous people of Ecuador's attire, which was my job back then, at our factory. Hubby owned it for 30 years.
 Sofia has a beautiful, vintage looking, silver plated tray I love, which inspired me to make the centerpiece with the teacups, plates, teapot with roos, creamer with teaspoons and marmalade bowl with a strawberry on the lid... with leaf feet as well.
 The dinner plate's design is orange with the decoration simulating an embroidery doily with flowers and humminbird. You can see that the design on the lovely flowers look like they were embroidered with thread. The artist from our company, Luis Leon, was wonderful, he interpreted everything I would imagine!!
 The salad plate in a smaller version of the dinner plate and also with a hummingbird..I love this bird! The flatware is modern Italian in stainless and teak wood.
 The soup bowl is adorable as it has three feet, in the shape of leaves.
 You can see part of the leaf feet the soup bowls have. Sofia serves pasta, cereal, soup of course, etc., in them as well.
 I love the silver, vintage looking tray as centerpiece. I also used one of her cloches to place the teacups and cake plates.
 The sherbets for fresh fruit salad, walnuts, coconut flakes and yogurt.
 The sherbets at front stage. They also follow the doily idea design. I little duck on top of this napkin ring.
 A side view of the place setting. Here you can see better the leaf feet on the bowls. The glass chargers are a goldish, caramel color and are Italian. She has glassware to match, except I couldn't find them, she also has cartons and she's getting like me! Therefore, I used clear wine goblets and water caramel glasses to sort of match the chargers.
I love this silver tray!
I almost forgot to show you this gorgeous, brass antique clock, turn of the last century that our Sil, Giancarlo inherited from his grandfather's family. I love how the young woman is drinking water from the fountain, which has a whimsical face on the top, sort of like Alice in Wonderland kind of whimsy. This fabulous clock was made in New York City at the very early years of the 1900's.
 I'm going to be joining Let's Dish and Tablescape Thursday today. Please check many other fun and great parties too. Hope to see you there, my friends.
I just made the tablescape for six, although the table is for eight, but it could seat ten even.

 Little bowl with a red chili pepper...guess what it's!! The napkin rings have little birds on top.
Thank you so much for all your prayers for our Sil's operation and good wishes for a prompt convalescence. I am always in debted with you all, generous, kind and sweet friends.

Thank you also for your kind and lovely visits as they always make my day and my life so exciting!
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