Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FABBY: Tea on Sofia's Coffee Table

Hi my sweet friends, hope you are all doing fine as the weekend approaches and very soon August is over and therefore, summer as well! A couple of months ago Alejandro and I experienced three days without Internet and our days got to be sooo long and we did become very astonished with the experience!! Of course, we realized it must be Internet that does make our days and years come and go as fast as a race to the end!

 When Sofia first got married we had this marble coffee table made for her, after she chose the Roman style from a El Mueble-Spanish decorating magazine.
 The sherbets are for ice cream before our tea, sometimes is the custom here, in this neck of the woods, when the weather is warm; but in Guayaquil-Ecuador, where our daughter resides, the weather is always warm and warmer..right now is 78-85, really great and it's also the cooler season, lol..
 The sherbets are decorated outside and inside with flowers and hummingbirds.
 The napkins go with a pretty place mats and they're hand embroidered, that her grandma gifted Sofia several years ago. The napkin rings were made by us too and they give the fall touch with a rabbit, a duckling and a little sheep.
 The teacups are designed so that they look like they're embroidered, like the indigenous people's apparel of Ecuador, that was my inspiration for the chinas.
 The pretty Hummel, girl figurine I bought in Germany when I was single and went with two friends on a big tour to nine countries in Europe. I did buy other Hummels too, but they're in storage. This dancing musical Tyrolean girl I gave Sofia for Victoria's room when she was born, as before, I had her in my daughters room when they were children.
 I love her beautiful silver gallery tray. The pillow in the couch it's silk hand painted...she has two, one in the middle of each silk couch as well.

  The lovely silver-plated, gallery tray, of Sofia's, has a very vintage English look, although it's new.
It's fun to have tea or coffee in the living room...I guess that's why they're called, "coffee tables"..right?
 Up front it's a cute beehive ceramic container, since hubby loves honey in his coffee and in anything that needs a sweetener... so we don't use any refine white sugar.. and me, I don't use any kind.
 Here is the tea service. The Hummel Tyrolean musical and dancing girl, that my little Cayetana loves to wind it and make her dance around and around..(hope she doesn't brake it one day.)
The beehive jar for the honey, also has a bee on the lid.

 Love the pretty German Hummel girl. Here you can see the detail on the silver gallery tray.
 This Oriental trunk is gorgeous and stores so much too. Sofia keeps her table linen in it.
 The hand carving is just beautiful and it's all over it. My daughter found it in an antique shop several years ago and like me, she has a love for Oriental things too.
I did the flowers in a lovely Bohemian etched crystal, water pitcher from the Czech Republic. Hope you liked my tea tablescape on Sofia's coffee table.
I decided that we should have tea in Sofia's pretty coffee table in her lovely living room as well, therefore,  I fixed it with Victoria's dishes, our eight year old grandgirl; I designed for her, back when we owned our Ceramic Co.  Sofia keeps them in her gorgeous antique, side buffet-cupboard for dishes, as she has other great dishes from us and from her wedding, but I couldn't find the keys to her storage room, where she keeps many of her treasures, so here it is again, for the ones who haven't seen them three months ago.. hope you like this tea table for three, the two of us and our Sil's mother.


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