Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FABBY: Red, White and Blue Explotion!

For "Shadow Shot Sunday" Red, White and Blue floating stars. Happy 4th. of July 2012!!
Hi my darlings!  

  I dedicate this tablescape to honor our great country the USA on her birthday!

I used my onion blue and white dishes, along with red and white plates and my flags, to create an explotion of the Reds, Whites and Blues! Hope you like it.

There are a lot of American repats here in Ecuador, specially in Cuenca, the city where we reside and so there's lots going on in the following days and evenings from now on.., like restaurats that care for American food to honor the 4th. and so on.. We usually go out for dinner with our friend Stephanie from NJ and her hubby Julio, Alejandro's friend and sometimes others American friends join the group too, so we do celebrate and have fun as well. 

Thank you for coming for a peek at my patriotic tablescape for the 4th. of July 2012. Your visits always make my heart sing.

 The table is set for six. I used my old flag as the only linen for this tablescape...BUT, of course, it's ONLY FOR PRETEND!! I would NEVER use the American flag as tabletopper for real, though.
 My red chargers, my blue and white onion dishes, white small plates and blue sherbets.
 The floating star candles. The pretty flag napkins are paper in this case.

 Another place set with red plates underneath the blue sherbet.

 My USA candles I bought last year and I placed them in this piece of dark wood with a little red heart as decoration.
 My daughter Sofia brought from Miami this all american outfit for Victoria to wear on her birthday this weekend. My two daughters are American citizens and soon my granddaughters will be as well.
 Don't you just love Victoria in the great flag blouse? She has a star necklease too.

  I also did a coffee station in my antique, made in the USA nesting tables that were my Mil's with another flag I have, plus a beautiful bow I keep on the inside of my bedroom door all year round.

 I love this flag bow with tassels I have so long.

 At the left hand side there's a pretty scalloped pedestal with blue glass my mother gave me several years ago as a C'mas gift.
 I love the USA candles!
Ther floating stars..
Hutschenreuther blue and white, cute butter dishes.
The blue glass sherbets were a $1,12 a couple of years ago...I have 8 for ice cream, or fruit salad with yougur, or whatever,..even "shrimp ceviche"!
 At the right hand is an antique English crystal pitcher with blue color crystal dimonds.
Some fresh roses for the centerpiece with the flags.
                                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!

Thank you to all the lovely and gracious hostesses for making me feel so welcomed to your wonderful and fun parties.


Let's Dish at,  Cuisine Kathleen
Metamorphosis Monday at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  Colorado Lady
It's a Party at,  A Creative Princess
Open House Party at,  No Minimalist Here
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at,  The French Cupboard
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  Have a Daily Cup from Mrs. Olson
Thrifty Things Friday at,  The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday at,  The Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at,  French Country Cottage
Shine on Fridays at,  One Artsy Mama
Potpurri Friday at,  2805 
Tickled Pink at,  504 Main by Holly 
Show and Tell Friday at,  My Romantic Home
Friday Unfolded at,  Stuff and Nonsense
Beverly's Pink Saturday at,  How Sweet the Sound
Addicts (not so) Anonymous Linky Party at,  Addicts Not So Anonymous 
Say G'day Saturday Party at,  Natasha in Oz
Seasonal Sunday at,  The Tablescaper
4th. of July Link Party at,  Honey We're Home
Table Top Tuesday at,  A  Stroll Thru Life
You're gonna Love It at,  Kathe with an E
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  Martha's Favorites
White Wednesday at,  Faded Charm 
Wednesday Bunny Hop Party at,  Bunny Jean Decor and More
Primp your Stuff Wednesday at,  PRIMP
Rednesday at,  Sue Loves Cherries
Tuesday Tune at,  Natasha in Oz
Knick of Time Tuesday at,  Knick of Time

Sunday, June 24, 2012

FABBY: Tea with Mother's Friends

Hi my darlings!
Some of you who have followed me on my last table, I  explained that I will be hosting mother's school friends annual tea party, which they have every last Friday of each month, but I made it the Friday before, since I am going again to my daughter Sofia's house for Victoria's eighth birthday. My mother makes it every year in her own home, but lately she's having problems with her oven, so I made it for her at home, and I had 14 ladies in their 80's and I took some pics of some of them, along with the table with the cake I made, as I didn't want to bother them with more photos...besides, I was sooo busy serving! Never the less, there are some pictures anyway. Hope you like it!

 Some lovely ladies.

 Mother with the blue blouse flanked by her first cousin with the camel coat and a friend.
 Another group of sweet ladies. Not all of them were here yet, as soon as all 14 were here I got VERY BUSY!!!
 The table was set with my complete Bavaria-Germany tea set with cake plates, teacups and saucers, 2 small platters,  and the porcelain tray with the teapot, sugar bowl and creamer.
 This is a fabulous Walnut Cake my Mil used to make all the time as it was her mother's special recipe.
 This beautiful tablecloth was my Mil's and it's hand crocheted. A peak of the teacup with pedestal and saucer.
 I love this tea set for the fact that it's complete when I have big teas like this one. I fixed the breakfast round table too, I just didn't take photos of it...too busy, lol!
The white flower pot with pink ceramic hand made flowers, was made at our former Ceramic Co.I thought it would make a pretty flower vase for the centerpiece.
 I shot this table before the ladies were here, in the morning, so I don't have the cookies and small sandwiches on it yet. The oval platter is from my Mil's antique dishes and it's were I served the small egg-salad sandwiches and in the other side there was another like it with the chicken-salad ones.
This platter with the cookies and scones from the day before's post I shared.  I hope you liked the little you saw of my tea party for mother's friends. Thank you in advance for your wonderful, kind and sweet comments you always leave me, I appreciate them very much. Thank you so much to you lovely and gracious hostesses for hosting your fabulous parties every week and specially for making me feel welcomed!!

I will be linking to the following parties: 

Metamorphosis Monday at,  Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday at,  Boogie Board Cottage
Your Cozy Home Party at,  Cozy Home Scenes
On the Menu Monday at,  Stone Gable
Mix it Up Monday at,  Flour me with Love
Tabletop Tuesday at,  A Stroll Thru Life
Lady Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday at, Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Martha for Tea Tea Cup Tuesday at,  Martha's Favorites
Trish Tea Party Tuesday at, Sweetology 101
Tea Time Tuesday at, Rose Chintz Cottage
Thea Time Tuesday at,  Sandy my Yellow Door
Nifthy Thriftie Tuesday at,  Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at,  Knick of Time 
Your Cozy Home Party at,  Cozy Home Scenes
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  Antiques and Teacups
Sunday Showcase Party at,  Under the Table and Dreaming 
Primp your Stuff Wednesday at,  Primp 
Wednesday Bunny Hop Party at,  Bunny Jean Decor and More