Saturday, October 20, 2012

FABBY: The Autumn of my Life

Hello sweet friends!

Today, October 20 is my birthday, so I decided to join Beverly's Pink Saturday. I did a small table for one..for me, that is, with my beautiful, Royal Albert October teacup, which is a heirloom from my dear Mil, as her birthday was one day after mine, the 21 of October. I did my small setting in my kitchen table, where I spend lots of time with hubby and bake cookies with our g'girls when they come to spend some time with us.

I'm also honoring this month of October, all the women that have had Breast Cancer and I'm always praying for a cure as soon as possible!! God bless us women in my family, my women friends, all of you my dear blog friends and all the women in the world.

We are invited today to spend the day at a friend's farm in the country, and they have invited many friends..not for my birthday, as it's just a coincidence, but I will have a great time along with lots of good friends, what more can I ask for? The fun it's not even gonna cost me, lol..

I got from my hero Alejandro for my birthday this year, the red English tranferware I got around three months ago, as we're still waiting for the rest, which is the dinner pieces that we ordered from the store and it's coming from Europe. I hope it arrives before Christmas. Ok, here goes, hope you like it.

 My own birthday vignette on our kitchen table. I'm still with the cloche theme, it seems, lol!
 My kitchen table with a pretty view of the avenue. There's also a beautiful river that runs down there as well and now that it's raining around here, it's nice and full of running water and it looks beautiful and serene. Check the last picture I added at the bottom of this post.
 A close up of my birthday vignette, which I chose pink in honor of Breast Cancer month.
 My heirloom Royal Albert, teacup, standing on my English brass pedestal with a mirrored base and cloche. The teacup and saucer was originally my Mil's, as her birthday was October 21, a day after mine.
The Bavarian tea set and cake plate looks so well together with the teacup and so does the table topper. The basket with flowers and some small pumpkins and gourds.
Thanking you in advance sweet friends for coming by and for your kind I know you will, lol..

I will also join the tea parties, therefore, thanks to you all lovely hostesses for having me for October 20th. 2012 at your wonderful parties.

I also added a photo I had from a previous post with the river view out my window and I specially love the sound the water running in the river does when it crashes on some big rocks it finds on it's way..I love to sleep listening to the sounds of this lovely river. Cuenca has four gorgeous rivers that run through the town.

Happy Autumn and Happy Halloween!


Beverly's Pink Saturday at,  How Sweet the Sound
Masterpiece Monday at,  Boogie Board Cottage
Sunday Funday Blog Hop at,  WTFAB
Sunday Showcase at,  The Rose Garden in Malevik
The Sunday Showcase Party at,  Under the Table and dreaming
Tea Time Tuesday at, Rose Chintz Cottage
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at, Coastal Charm
Make it Pretty Monday at, The Dedicated House
Mop It Up Monday at,  I Should be Mopping the Floor
Knick of Time Tuesday at,  Knick of Time
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  Artful Affirmations
Tuesday's Treasures at,  My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at,  Savvy Southern Style
Primp Your Stuff Wednesdy at,  PRIMP

Monday, October 15, 2012

FABBY: Cloches and a Halloween Tablescape

Hello my sweet friends!

I can't wait til I go and party with you at Marty's Fall Cloche Party! I'm sure you all have such awesome things for me to enjoy and to inspire myself, as you guys are the best!!

I also did a Halloween tablescape, along with some cloches for decoration. Everything is around my breakfast table and the two buffets that surrounds it. Lets not talk to much and get to partying!

 I used for my Halloween tablescape a new cloche I bought for our Colonial Virgin Marry this trip, while visiting our girls. I love it when they're just like domes, or clock-domes.
 I think there's a black rat running around inside this centerpiece cloche..eek!!
The ugly creeters and mouse were lended to me by the girls..children seem to love them!
 Each place setting also have a small cloche I was so lucky to win at Marty's Summer cloche party,  last year from lovely Chie, that has her fabulous blog, Chubby and Chieque. Be sure to go there!
You can see a couple of small cloches too with a little gourds inside them.

I did wanted to use silver, black and white for this table. The chargers are pewter.
 My vintage Belgium buffet is with some pumpkins in the silver cloche, as they call it like that too.  I have many more cloches, but I thought this would be enough for today.

 Another cloche with pedestal and an apothecary jar with red English transfer ware cups and teaset.. for some fall tea.
 Would you like an apple?
 Some cloches in my Mil's antique English buffet.
 I'm loving my new cloche, which also has a ceramic base with feet. Can't wait to put my 200 year old Virgin Marry inside it.
My lace tablecloth with some black spider webs.
 I always keep the Chinese figurines under glass, here.
 The flowers in the oil painting seem to be the same as the real ones in the vase.
 I love these two Chinese figurines of young ladies holding birds in their dainty little hands with bracelets in their wrists. I keep them in this beautiful antique Egyptian piece, filled with brass ornamentation, and it says written in the back, Egypt 1929, hubby detected a year ago, when we painted the dining room...we have it around eight years. 

Thank you sweet Marty for yet another terrific Fall Cloche Party 2012 at, A Stroll Thru Life.

Thank you so much wonderful ladies that host such terrific and fun parties each week, I appreciate you all for having me.

Lots of hugs, as I'm very grateful to my sweet and generous blog friends that always leave me such great comments, which always make my day!!


Let's Dish at,  Cuisine Kathleen
Knick of Times Tuesday at,  Knick of Time
Tweak it Tuesday at,  Cozy Little House
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  Artfull Affirmations
Tea Time Tuesday at,  Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at,  A Delightsome Life

I am participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  Antiques and Tea Cups
Tea Time Tuesday at,  Martha's Favorites
Primp your Stuff Wednesday at,  PRIMP
Wow Us Wednesday at,  Savvy Southern Style
It's a Party at,  A Creative Princes
The Real Housewives of Riverton
What's It Wednesday at,  Ivy and Elephants
Open House Party at,  No Minimalist here
Home Sweet Home at,  The Charm of Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at,  The Charm of Home
Feather Nest Friday at,  French Country Cottage
Thrifty Things Friday at,  The Thrifty Groove
Tickled Me Pink at,  504 Main by Holly Lafevre
Shine on Fridays at,  One Artsy Mama
Farm Girl Friday Blog Hop at,   Hibiscus House

Sunday, October 14, 2012

FABBY: New Microwave Oven

Hi sweet friends!

I  know, I know.. I'm showing you another new kitchen appliance, but this time, not like with the new fridge, that we just plain bought it cause it was the new style we wanted to have with the bottom freezer kind. No, our old Samsung we had for 27, yes!..27 years!! The poor thing died after sooo long and we had to replace it a week ago. We bought it before leaving for our three hour drive trip to visit our girls, Alexandra, Sofia, sil and our two little g'girls for the Holiday, that was going on around here. Anyhow, here it is the new microwave and the before pics too.

Here is the new, Inverter-Panasonic with great new features, too many to name, as I had no idea there were, because as I explained at the top, our old microwave died after 27th years, so had no idea there were so many great features to the new ones, lol..!!! Here you can get an idea how well the new stainless steel fridge goes with this appliances and the new microwave, as well.

 Here is the gorgeous skylight we had made two years ago when we remodeled our kitchen. I saw something like it on an old House and Garden magazine and I kept the clip for years just in case...and who knew, I had it done for the new kitchen! I did add the hummingbirds to the red roses design myself, though.
The new microwave is a little lower, so we'll have a ledge, or a strip of wood added to fill up the slit  to finish the built in look. You can see the old one was higher..not like the new fridge, which turned out to be taller, lol.. Some of you who have not followed my post before, "about the New Fridge".. it's right at the bottom of this one.
Here is a picture with my old Samsung microwave, which served us 27th years and in the lower part my Dipiu Italian double oven. This picture is from the post I did last year for Met Monday, after we had total-remodeled the entire kitchen, from scratch. You can look for the post about it: Total Kitchen Remodeled.
A picture of the skylight many of you have asked me about. This is where it is and how it looks.
Although the picture is dark, maybe you can see a little of the stainless steel dishwasher, as now all my appliances go together well. That door leads to the laundry utility room.

I'm participating at Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

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Thank you all of you lovely ladies who always leave me such warm and generous comments, I appreciate you all and love to you all.

Thank you to the gracious and wonderful ladies that host such fabulous and fun parties each week.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy everyday of this beautiful month of Autumn!


Metamorphosis Monday at, Between Naps on the Porch
On the Menu Monday at,  Stone Gable
Mix it up Monday at,  Flour Me with Love
The Sunday Showcase at,  Under the Table and Dreaming
Make it Pretty Monday at,  The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  Coastal Charm