Sunday, May 12, 2013

FABBY: New Vignette and Asparagus Pie

Hello sweet friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I went out with mother and Alejandro for brunch and we had a lovely time. Than we went shopping with my mom for her to choose her present and she chose a beautiful pair of earrings in silver with touches of gold. Another important holiday is over, now we'll have to wait for Father's Day; that should be fun too!

Last Friday I made for mother and Alejandro a Asparagus Pie, specially cause Mr. Living is so partial to any kind of pies, the sweet fruit kind as well as the salty ones. 

I also re-decorated my Mil's parents antique English buffet with my Onion blue and white tea set, which is part of my complete dinner china. The friends that follow me remember that before, I had my red transfer ware tea set displayed know how we can get tired of looking at the same things and now that Father's Day is approaching, the blue is in! Ok, here it is, hope you like it.

I never change the Foo-dogs, though, cause actually, Alejandro loves them and I do too. The blue and white urn, at your left, is French.

This is how it was for nine months, prior to my new change in blue and white Onion china.

The other day, while I was at the drugstore I found these cute faux food, lol.. I love them inside my High Tea cloche.

I arranged the faux-cupcake and donut in my Mil's nesting tables.
I also incorporated my new vintage English teapot with gold in the new tray vignette. This Foo-dog at your left is a male, holding a blue ball.

I love indoor plants.

Look at the pretty blooms in the terracotta pot I added.
Looks like more blooms are coming out! I had this pot and others at my kitchen window sill for more than 1 1/2 years. The Foo-dog here is the mother..notice she has a puppy next to her and the blue ball.

The sugar sterling and porcelain spoon was a gift my dear Sister in law brought me from her trip to France, for my B'day last Oct., perfect for this china!

The linen hand embroidered tray-mat was a gift from my dear Mil several years ago and I love it that is blue and white, it's perfect here! I have two and the other is in the Belgium buffet.
Last Friday mother and Alejandro had lunch with me, so I made this great 'Asparagus and Leek pie,'  that I copied from a blogger friend and right now I don't know who it was. Thank you anyway. The recipe is at the end of this post.

 We also had cream of veggies and salad with the pie for lunch with my mother and hubby. My everyday dishes are 'Country-made in Spain.' The chargers are with a pretty cane woven center and from Thailand.



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 leek (white and light green parts only), halved and thinly sliced, then well washed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 bunch (1 pound) asparagus, tough ends removed, thinly sliced on the diagonal (I use a can of asparagus sometimes, as opposed to fresh ones)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • Ground nutmeg
  • 6 bacon strips, fried and cut into bits
  • Our Favorite Pie Crust, fitted into a 9-inch pie plate, well chilled
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in lowest position. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. Add leek and asparagus; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes; let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt, teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Place pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese; top with asparagus mixture. Pour egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with bacon bits.
  3. Bake until center of quiche is just set, 50 to 60 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

To make sure the vegetables are distributed evenly, spread them in the crust before pouring in the egg mixture.

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  1. Happy Mother's Day, Fabby, and to your lovely mom, too. The pie looks so delicious. xo

  2. Happy Mother's Day to YOU!!! How blessed we are to still have our moms!!

    I LOVE seeing your photos! You are so totally ELEGANT!!! And how FUN it was to see the faux food! Elegant AND fun!!

  3. Hi,
    Happy Mother's Day and your vignette is stunning, plus a yummy pie. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

  4. Hi Fabby,
    I am impressed with the painting just above the side table.

    The dining set of course is nice too.

    The table cloth has got the Mexican feel to it.

    Thanks for sharing


  5. Hi Fabby,

    You had no picture selected, so I chose one for you. I hope you approve.

    I love all of your blue and white, especially the little spoon all the way from France from your SIL.

    Thanks for joining in to Blue Monday.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  6. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day - everything is just so beautiful - but that porcelain spoon is lovely beyond words :)

  7. Your french urn is gorgeous! It all looks delightful, and I love your faux treats under the dome. Now, that asparagus pie really caught my eye, yum, I'd rather have that than apple any day!

  8. That looks so wonderful. The decorations are so beautiful and that pie, wow.... so delicious !!

  9. Great post ~ Divine interior decor and great recipe ~ all very creative for HBM ^_^


  11. Oh wow Fabby, the pie sounds wonderful, I will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe. Your teaset vignette is stunning. I love the blue too and so nice for a change. You really do have such lovely pieces. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  12. What a lovely post Fabby! I love your blue onion china. Your vignette is just beautiful! Those foo dogs are magnifique! And the red transferware! Those teapots! Incredible! Love it all! Thanks for sharing it all with us. Have a blessed day!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  13. I love the blue, Fabby! It looks so pretty and your asparagus leek tart looks wonderful. Happy Mother's Day!!

  14. Fabby, your blue looks beautiful. I love the red but the blue is a wonderful change. Your Asparagus pie looks delicious. Thank you for changing my link but the 'y' in Sandi should be an 'i'. Thank you for joining me for tea time today and leaving your lovely comments. Have a delightful day.


  15. The asparagus pie sounds yummy and would nice for a ladies luncheon.

  16. Hi Fabby! Your vignette of the blue and white china is just gorgeous! Everything you do is gorgeous! I want to wish you a belated Happy Mother's Day! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on my posts while I was on my cruise.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. I love the new vignette. Your walls are beautiful with all the moulding. Your home is very welcoming.

  18. Love the setting your created! I love the blue and white dishes and they pick up on the blue in the picture. The foo dogs are pretty awesome- I've never seen any like them! The pie looks very good. Happy belated Mother's Day wishes!

  19. Fabby, Blue and white always makes me sigh, but this arrangement is absolutely stunning, so my sigh was very big when I saw it. The blue and white cloth piece is perfect with it. I love that you added the gold teapot, and the clay flower pot to break up all of the b&w. That tea spoon is wonderful. I've never seen anything like that, and I am coveting it. laurie

  20. Hi Fabby,
    what a surprise to seee the blue and white decorations. We are in the same mood today. The blue and white patterns make a pretty vignette. I love how you displayed the china - very pretty. The Foo Dog Mom looks quite dangerous. I guess, her puppy will always be easy. Thank you for sharing this pretty setting. Have a great week.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  21. You have done a lovely vignette!

  22. The blue and white look great on the buffet. Have you fooled anyone with your fake desserts? The asparagus pie looks delicious. Love that porcelain spoon.

  23. Beautiful - as always, Fabby! Hope you and your mum had a wonderful Mother's Day together :) Hugs Pernilla

  24. You come to AZ and I will make a whole cake for you!!

  25. First I saw "Fabby" on your post at Stroll Thru Life, then I saw blue and white--two of my favorite blog things, Fabby! And your vignette (and the pieces you used) are so pretty! It sounds like you had a happy Mother's Day...I'm so glad. I hope you were able to see the girls at some point too, but I think they live in another area, right? And the pie sounds wonderful! Lovely post, Fabby! Carinos, ~Zuni

  26. Beautiful blue and white china and you've displayed them so beautifully! Thank you for the pie recipe! I will be making it soon!

  27. That pie looks so delish! Love the blue and white china and spoon plus the fake food under the cloche.

  28. Your transfer ware is so pretty. I love both colors. That recipe sounds yummy too. Thanks so much for visiting.

  29. Fabby, what a stunning post! Everything little detail is perfect, as usual! J'dore that spoon from France!!! It combines two of my very favorite things - blue and white porcelain and silver! Drool!!! The pie looks wonderful and that blue and white tray mat - wow!!

  30. We love asparagus, especially when it's in season like it is now. I've bookmarked this page so I can bake the pie. It sounds great, and I bet the leeks taste good in it! Yum!

    LOVE your blue and white vignette, Fabby. It looks so pretty on your sideboard with the foo dogs. I've been seeing a lot of blue and white lately, and I really think that it's a classic color combination that always looks good regardless of the season.

    LOVE the little spoon. So cute, and what a neat treasure to have!

    Thanks for linking-up to My Happy List!


  31. Hi Fabby, the apple and lemon cake is really easy to do, you must cut all the lemon cubes with all the peel using a cutter (I used Thermomix).you can see the second pic on my post.... there the lemon into cream and blends !! HAve a nice day , here it's almost dinner tima xoxoxoxo Flavia

  32. Good Afternoon Fabby, Your blue and white onion design is so lovely.
    I showed my husband the photograph of your Foo-Dogs as I knew he would love them..... and guess what...he did.
    Can I ask you Fabby, the blue and white coffee pot, is that a German design, I seem to remember seeing that design when I lived in Germany during the 1970's.
    Your displays are so lovely and a joy to see.
    Best Wishes to you,

  33. Beautiful display! Party is now live and I see your link :) Newest Follower too!

  34. Hello Fabby,
    Your newly decorated tabletop is gorgeous! I love the blue and white china underneath that blue image. It looks amazing. I love that little china blue spoon! I have never seen anything like that before.

  35. Hi dear Fabby,
    Congratulations on the new decoration of your English buffet.
    The blue and white porcelain is always a favourite of mine and here you have two famous patterns - Onion pattern and Danish Blue or Blue Denmark on the elegant coffee pot, not to mention all the other beautiful china pieces.
    I love the painting, too!
    After all, I love it all... including the pie!! LOL

  36. I am glad you had a great Mother's day. Your vignette is beautiful. You have such elegant china! I love the love and value your beautiful belongings have. Have a wonderful week.

  37. HI Fabby! I would love a slice of that gorgeous Asparagus and Leek pie! :) Thanks for popping in to see my cruise.
    Hope your week is going well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  38. You have so many beautiful things. Here in Sweden we have Mother's day on May 26.


  39. Fabby, your table vignette looks beautiful and I am making a copy of the pie/quiche to make soon. it lools delicious!

  40. This is beautiful as always! And I'm bookmarking the pie - I have a new love for asparagus. Hated it my whole life, suddenly LOVE it. Go figure!

  41. Asparagus pie? I have never heard of that! I like asparagus. It makes a great vegetable to serves with steak and grilled chicken, and I've even shopped it up and put it in quiche, but I've never considered it in a vegetable pie. Hmmmm...sounds pretty good!

    I LOVE that porcelain and sterling sugar spoon!!! That is gorgeous! It goes really nicely with everything else you have on display.

    I'm so glad you and your Mother enjoyed a nice Mother's Day together. Please send her my regards!

  42. Fabby,

    Your blue and white china is gorgeous- I love your tabletop!

    And the lunch you made for your loved ones sounds absolutely delicious!

  43. Fabby, the picture of you with Alexandra and Sofia is so beautiful!
    I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

    I love the blue and your asparagus leek tart looks wonderful. Thank you for the compliment on my mini compotes. xo

  44. Fabby, your blue onion pieces look wonderful on the buffet. Love those foo dogs too. How wonderful those pieces are. I think the blue in the dishes, makes the blue in the balls jump out more so your eye is drawn to them. Your every day china is wonderful too, so much texture on the edges. The pie looks and sounds yummy! Belated happy mother's day. xo marlis

  45. We both still share our love of the beautiful Blue Onion. Your vignette is gorgeous. I am particularly enamored with the embroidered tray cloth and the porcelain sugar shell. Outstanding! Happy Mother's Day! Cherry Kay

  46. Love your buffet...Blue Onion china looks great anywhere!
    Your asparagus and leek pie looks delicious, Fabby.
    Have a wonderful week...

  47. Yes, I have seen your blue onion set and I still like them very much, Fabby. I also like the change in your buffet. The asparagus pie looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe!...Christine

  48. Your blue dishes are beautiful and yes even though we like something, it is nice to change it out. Especially when one has as many gorgeous dishes as you have.
    Your asparagus pie looks delis!
    Hugs, Cindy

  49. Another display of many lovely things.

  50. Always so beautiful and inviting in your home! The change to blue is lovely and the asparagus pie look so yummy! :)

  51. Blue and White is always beautiful! Thanks for sharing your side table and your recipe here at TTF with Diann and I!


  52. Dearest Fabby,
    Love your new vignette; very attractive and how sweet from your sister in law for gifting you that gem of a blue spoon!
    That pie sounds wonderful too; have to try it myself...
    Hugs to you,

  53. This is my kind of food - lovely rich antique furniture and statuary. Would love to have you join my Thursday "Open House"Blog Party!

  54. While I did love your red and white transfer ware, your new vignette with all its new detail and color is delightful.
    As for your recipe, I love quiche in all its varieties and will be trying this one.

  55. Asparagus pie sounds so good. I love asparagus and eat it much more in the summer months. Thank you for introducing me to a new dish.

  56. So pretty but olive the spoon especially. :)
    The pie sounds good too.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  57. Just dropping by to see what your UP to this beautiful sunny Sunday.

    Have a wonderful my beautiful friend.


  58. Thanks for linking up at Assets and Efforts on HickoryTrail


  59. Hi Fabby, as much as I love your red transferware, the blue is a nice change. I agree, we need to mix it up once in a while. The asparagus pie sounds really yummy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  60. The blue and white china is so pretty! The foo dog is so scarey! :)


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