Friday, December 14, 2012

FABBY: Nativity and Christmas Tree 2012

Hello sweet ladies!

Here is my small Nativity Andean scene, all snowed up as in the Andean mountains it snows too. I always make it inside the fire place as now the weather is like spring so we won't need it. This is just a fraction of the pieces I have stored in boxes, as when we lived in our huge house, the Nativity was also huge, little daughters used to love to make rivers, lakes, roads, mountains, you name I don't have a big space so this is it, but my little grands just love to play with the pieces. I'm also posting my Memory Tree I've been collecting the ornies since 1975 when we married and it has so many heirlooms and so many dear ornaments I love. Some of you wanted me to post close ups of it, so I abladged!
Ok, here it is, hope you like it.
Let's have some tea with granola cookies while we enjoy the Nativity scene.
 Here is the Nativity scene inside the fire place and by the Christmas tree. Everything is in our family room.
 This is an Andean village, all the pieces are made of is the custom here and the pieces are all made in Ecuador.
 You can spot in the back an Indigenous woman and her donkey carrying chicken, which is her offerings to Baby Jesus. There are other Indigenous people at left, carrying a sheep, another one in a donkey playing the guitar and singing to the Baby, etc. 
The presents are dummy ones, but I like the look as we place real ones later here as well, at the feet of the Nativity, specially the big ones. 
Cayetana, my 5 year old grand just loves to feed the piggies here, or the chicken and she's  forever rearranging it all, lol..
 Our Christmas tree is filled with ornaments dear to my heart, they contain so much memories of family long gone, friends.. family today, like my mom, aunts, daughters, hubby, and from  trips we've made..and some pieces dating back from 1975, the year we got married. In case you're wondering..the painting of the gentleman, top left; is Alejandro's grandfather, who brought the electricity to this town, in the early 1900's.
 The first close up of the Christmas tree. My grandgirls in the little wreath pic frame.
My best friend Stephanie brought me the patriotic C'mas ball right after Sept. 11th. from her trip to NJ, her hometown..she also lives here. My daughter Sofia when she was three years old, at your right in a small wreath pic frame.
 At the bottom left you can peek on a ceramic cookie made by one of my girls..with a broken arm, hehehe
 The white ornament is made of small sea shells, a present from a dear friend. My daughter Alexandra as a little girl in the wreath frame at your left. A pug-dog ornament to remind us of our beloved pet Benito. The grands at your right.
 The angel was a gift from my Mil to my daughter Alexandra and the porcelain Dutch C'mas ball in white and blue.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FABBY: Welcome to my Christmas Kitchen Tour

Hello sweet friends!

Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season and enjoying all the house decorating, the baking, the fun and the them our own, or our grands, as Christmas is mostly for them to enjoy and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Ok...let's get in and see the tons of photos.. be patient and get comfortable!
 Come on in lovely ladies...
 The breakfast nook set for the two of us; where we usually have dinner. Lunch is mostly served in our round table, next to the formal dining room.

The cookie pot at left is where I store bread as it keeps well in ceramics and it was made at our former ceramic company.
 The window by our sink.
 The door with the wreath leads to the utility room, which I added cabinets for more stotage at the laundry area; a few months ago.

 For the tablescape in the breakfast nook I used the dinner plate and teacups from my big china for 16 place settings, along with this pretty Italian tree shaped, salad plate.

The pretty pitcher was also hand made and decorated at our past ceramic factory. I used to design dishes there and the C'mas designs I copied from a piece of holiday material.
 This ceramic cookie ornaments where made and decorated by my two daughters at our factory when they were little girls, perhaps 7 and 8 years old. They shaped them just like we make the edible cut up cookies with the same cookie cutters you see here! I hang them in our memory Christmas tree and there are more too, although some have broken through the years.

 You can't really see it clearly, but this banner I got this year and the figures hanging from it are made of plush and cushioned.
 I also found the Santa clock at your right, this year and paid $10 for it and it works perfectly! You can see my grandgirls artwork in the wall too!
 Everything here was also made by us in our past ceramic factory..except for the cheese dish with lead.
Please enter my kitchen..if you haven't yet.
I think I did mention previously that the teapots here, were made back at our ceramic company and the sugar bowl and creamer are part of my huge Christmas Lynns Fine China, as is the platter. I used to design china in our company, which my husband, owned for 30 years and sold it 4 years ago.
Dinner time!
I used my gold place mats to make the place setting more festive for the Christmas Season.
Thank you so much for coming, as I enjoy and appreciate your visits and of course, you always make my day!

Thank you to all the sweet and gracious hostesses for their terrific parties and for having me.


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Monday, December 10, 2012

FABBY: A Hanukkah Tablescape

Hello sweet friends!

Here we are starting another week of December and the year will be over before we realize it!
I made this blue, white, silver tablescape to honor the Hanukkah Season, although I'm Catholic, but wanted to honor some of my Jewish friends in NYC and of course the Jewish bloggers. I used a pretty blue and white cotton tablecloth from India and my blue and white onion dishes. The Menorah was brought to me by my DD Alexandra several years ago from NYC, which represents the Festival of Lights.

 My first Hanukkah tablescape...hope you like it.
 This pretty Menorah, a gift from my daughter Alexandra is made of Lucite. The stemware is French from my Mil. The silver bowl I used here with silver, aqua and some green tree balls..was also a gift from DD Alexandra.
 The onion pattern dishes are one of my very fave patterns in "dish-land".
This Indian cotton tablecloth in blue and white is just perfect for this tablescape.
 The soup bowl I used here is Chinese, hand decorated...all nationalities, right? lol The chargers are pewter, to continue with the silver theme.
Here you have first Hanukkah tablescape! Hope you join me at these great parties, as Blue Monday, Table Top Tuesday and Let's Dish.

Thank you so much in advance for dropping by, as you always make my day! Have a wonderful week and Happy Holiday Season to all of you.

Thank you gracious hostesses for having me at your terrific and fun parties.

Happy Hanukkah


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