Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FABBY: Elegant but Simple Setting

Hello sweet friends!

     As many of you who follow me know, my mother comes every Wednesday and spends the day with Alejandro and me; that means she eats lunch and dinner at home; with a little 'happy twist' this week we had our lovely daughter Alexandra as a guest as well. She came to visit us from the capital, Quito, where she resides. She came last Monday for a week and we also celebrated her been featured in an international magazine as a skilled and talented children's photographer, (Alex is a professional photographer and takes potos of everything, including children).

My daughter and mother inspired me to make this elegant, (photos of Alex at the end of this post) but simple table setting with mother's Polish china she gifted me a few months ago from her NY stash, as mother also has many dishes so she can spare some to her 'only daughter,' lol..

When mom gave me this gorgeous set of dishes for eight some months ago, she said that she was gonna 'keep the teacups' for 'her tea parties,' (sniff,sniff) but now she had a change of heart by giving me the teacups, sugar bowl and creamer, as the teapot she said daddy broke long ago... which was a WISE decision on her part, been that she is a very 'intelligent' lady that I adore!!!

Here is the table setting for my very special dear mother and darling daughter Alexandra, who we are celebrating she's been featured in HOLA, the Spanish international magazine as a skilled and talented children's photographer here in Ecuador. Her photo is at the end of this post.

The Wawel-Polish china mother gifted me a few months ago and now complete with salad plates, teacups and saucers, along with sugar bowl and creamer.

I used the cobalt blue chargers from our past Factory to bring out the lil'blue flowers in the china, plus pretty glass stones cobalt blue napkin rings...I had forgotten I had!

I love the teacups with pedestals!

As a centerpiece I used this lovely porcelain Antique French urn, with white porcelain roses embossed, hand decorated angels and Rem's heads on each side.

Hubby's grandparents English buffet is newly tweaked with my two pink tea sets.

White lace place mats. My Mil's lovely French stems.

The flowers in the Antique Belgium buffet, as the vintage French urn has taken center stage this time.

My dear daughter Alexandra, who was featured in HOLA the Spanish-international magazine,  as a skilled and talented children's photographer, here in Ecuador. 'She's a professional photographer and takes photos of many things and adults as well.'

The entire photo which she sent us...taken by the magazine's own photographer.
Alejandro, mother and me are very proud of her, so I made a special lunch aaand dinner for the four of us in mom's china.

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Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.



  1. Hi Fabby, Your table looks so pretty and the French Urn is gorgeous.. what an amazing piece! This china is lovely and the flowers as so sweet. Sounds like a perfect luncheon:)


  2. Fabby,
    Thanks for stopping by!!
    Your table is beautiful and I adore your Polish china!! And that French Urn as a centerpiece is to die for!!
    Congrats to your entire family on your beautiful daughter's acheivement!! So wonderful!!


  3. Flabby, I'm in love with everything including the tabletop ! What beautiful stone and I loved the addition of the Lacey placemats! Congratulations to your daughter!!

  4. Those dishes are lovely. The chargers are perfect to set them off. I love this table!

  5. Hello Fabby. My, your table is so pretty with your mother's china on it. How gracious of her to pass it to you to enjoy. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter, Alexandra, on her achievement! Well done! I noticed your new photo at the top of the page. Beautiful! Have a lovely day. Blessings, Pamela

  6. What a lovely table overlooking that stunning view! Love the urn as a centerpiece! You must be very proud of your lovely daughter!

  7. Beautiful and elegant table and that urn is exquisite!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. Good morning Fabby, my first time here. Beautiful table setting. Love the china, the urn really pretty. Have a sweet day.


  9. Hi Fabby! First of all congratulations to your daughter. She is so beautiful - like her mother! How nice of your dear mother to give you these lovely dishes and even nicer of her to give you the teacups! :) The tablescape is gorgeous and I'm sure everyone love the tea! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Love your fabulous tablescape. Your mother's china is so elegant and I love the pastel blue flowers. Your mother and daughter are true treasures and having them for a meal is always a celebration. My only child,a son, just had his birthday and he is being given praise from the school superintendent for his work. I know how proud you are of your daughter. Your urn centerpiece is truly a gorgeous piece and perfect with this elegant table. I'm
    glad your mother shared her china with you and she can enjoy you using it!
    Have a great week!


  11. Fabby, I LOVE the delicate blue in your china!! Such a gorgeous table. And congratulations to your daughter. What a wonderful accomplishment.

    Jocelyn @

  12. What a special occasion this was. So glad you let us be a part of it. Your daughter is so pretty and obviously very talented. What a grand way to spend quality time with them both.

  13. First off-Congratulations to your beautiful, beautiful daughter. The examples of her work show how very talented she is. Taking GOOD pictures of children is no easy feat. I am so glad that she was honored in a magazine.

    I love the table setting, Fabby. That is a wonderful set that your Mom gifted you with-and I am glad she broke down and gave you the cups and creamer, etc. All the blue accessories are great accompaniments. Beautiful, Fabby!!! xo Diana

  14. Hi Fabby! What a elegant setting! I love the crisp white against the rich deep blue. A perfect color union. I also love love the French urn. Everything looks so formal yet inviting. Thank you for sharing this inspiring table with us. A big congratulations to your beautiful and talented daughter.

  15. Your tablescape is such a work of love for both your mother and your daughter. This is the greatest gift we can give one another...using our talents to show our love and respect for them.

    Your daughter is so lovely and lives in/near Quito. I would love to visit there in February when the convent there is open for viewing Our Lady of Good Success. She is so beautiful from the pictures I have of her and I saw a film of the convent, etc. and Blessed Mother...she almost comes alive. That is a pilgrimage my dear one and I would truly love to make. We were in Rome in 2000 for the Holy Year...our last major trip, alas!
    With gratitude,
    Sylvia FAye

  16. That is some gorgeous china! I love blue and white. You set the most amazing tables. Thanks for linking to TTF.

  17. Dearest Fabby,
    ¡Todos es de perlas!
    You all can feel very proud about his major achievement. HOLA is quite a big magazine, read in many countries.
    Love your footed teacups, glad you received them too.
    Enjoy your time together and sending you hugs from a SUNNY Georgia.

  18. This table is truly breathtaking Fabby. So elegant and refined. A perfect table for such a joyous occasion. Congrats to your daughter for such an honor. She is a beauty.



  19. Fabby, the china is beautiful and I like the cobalt blue chargers you placed underneath! What a fabulous combination. Congratulations to your daughter. I used to read "Hola" all the time, but after I moved to the 'burbs I stopped seeing them in the local stores. I should subscribe and get it by mail! This is a wonderful tablescape!

  20. Muchas felicidades, dulce Fabby, for two lovely reasons: your mother's generous spirit (including the teacups, etc.), and Alexandra's success. Her photography is wonderful, and she is as darling as I would expect her to be (knowing her mother!)--Oh, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her belt buckle LOL. Beautiful china, and the napkin rings are perfect! :) Carinos, ~Zuni

  21. Fabby, love your urn, it's so gorgeous and so smart to use the cobalt blue chargers beneath the beautiful china. Perfect napkin rings to. I always love simple but elegant. So proud you must be of your daughter and her photography recognition.

  22. The chargers really bring out the blue in the pattern! What a lovely table you have set. Congratulations on the feature on your daughter. That is so exciting!

  23. Your setting is gorgeous and elegant as always. Those special touches of the cobalt blue are perfect. Congratulations to you and your daughter!

  24. Dear Fabby,

    What an amazing achievement by your beautiful daughter! Wonderful reason to celebrate.Lovely table setting as always:) I liked the blue napkin rings. They are going so well with your lovely China.

  25. What a sweet tradition of mom and you. Your tableis beautiful. Love the china. I am happy for you. Your daughter is beautiful.

  26. Yes, Fabby, your setting is Fabulous! My favorites are your napkin rings and the French urn. It's all lovely!

    Found you at Anything Blue Friday.

    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  27. Hola Fabby
    Gracias por todas las cosas bonitas que me cuentas en mi blog y los elogios, es que todo lo hago con amor y vocación. Desde niña empecé a escribir y no paré más.

    Tu blog hoy no sé por qué no lo puedo traducir, no me deja el sistema por ningún lado pero las imágenes son preciosas y esa vajilla es divina. Me dices que tienes guardadas verdaderos tesoros, pues tienes que mostrarlos como creo que lo has hecho. Es un sueño. Me encanta.
    Volveré más tarde, a la noche, para ver si puedo leer.

    Muchos besos

  28. The china is very delicate looking and the blue chargers really finish the settings off.
    A table that would welcome any guest.
    Congrats on your daughter's achievements.

  29. Congrats to your daughter who has brains and beauty! Glad your mom gave you the cups. I know how beautiful they are cause I have the pink counterpart. You have set a lovely table again. I love the centerpiece?..Christine

  30. Lovely pic of your daughter, Fabby. You must be so proud of her. Cheers

  31. I love how you brought out all the blues with the chargers, napkin rings and urn. ¡Felicidades a tú hija!

  32. I love your tablescape with your Mom's pretty china and how you accented it with the cobalt blue chargers and napkins rings. That gorgeous urn as the centerpiece is a real wow factor! By the way, your daughter is also gorgeous!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  33. Fabby, your new dishes are exquisite. Love the French urn as the centerpiece for this table. It is a perfect compliment for your dishes. Congratulations to your beautiful and talented daughter.

  34. Fabby, your daughter is beautiful, as I knew she would be. She has a beautiful mother. Her photos shown are beautiful and capture the beauty and innocence of the children. You are rightly proud.
    Your table is lovely, the little blue flowers on the white are so delicate and the centerpiece is gorgeous.
    I didn't miss that night time sky and city below. Most enhancing.
    Love to all, Ginger

  35. Your table is simply delightful, so elegant and I love the beautiful blue and white, those napkin rings are beautiful with the white napkins, of course I have to mention the stunning it all...Phyllis

  36. Hi Fabby! I seriously think that some lifestyle magazine can discover your blog and feature your always elegant and inviting table.

    I'm quite familiar with HOLA magazine because they recently launched a Philippine version. I also checked your daughter's website and I was amazed with her portfolio. What a wonderful and talented family you have.

    Happy Sunday and thank you for forever linking up :)

  37. O Fabby...such a delightful the beautiful dishes and the napkin rings look fabulous here.
    Your daughter is just drop dead gorgeous. :))
    xo bj

  38. Your table looks beautiful, congratulations to your talented daughter.

  39. Your daughter is so beautiful and talented! And what special memories you are making each week with your sweet family. I see the view out your's fabulous!

  40. I saw you again on Beautiful Sunday. I just love your table settings!

  41. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter, and to you too! Her photos are fantastic, and I also like your simple tablescape. Elegant in its simplicity, and I love blue anyway! I'm glad you had such a special time on your mom's regular visiting day! A blessing!

  42. Oh Fabby! Isn't it just the best, when our children do well! I know that you are so incredibly proud of your gorgeous daughter - she could be a photographer's model, as well! Your table is lovely and looks as though it was set for very special people. That French urn is do die for and the way you used cobalt is the small touches on the table is brilliant. How sweet of your mother to give you that wonderful china!! Love this post!

  43. OMG! Lovely and well-accomplished daughter, just like mom!!!!! Congratulations for that great honor for your daughter Fabby, you really should be super proud!!!!!! As a parent, I know how it feels like when my kids accomplish something, wether it be something trivial like graduating from Kindergarten or fantastic, just like what your daughter just had!!!!! So happy for you!

    Dining at your home is always oh-so-fabulous dear Fabby! This one is fit for a 5 star hotel!!!! Lovely, you should set tabled for dignitaries in your country!!!!

    Thank you too for your kind comments on my kitchen! Coming from a woman with excellent, excellent tastes, your words mean a lot to me!!!!!

  44. Hi Fabby,

    Your daughter is drop-dead GORGEOUS! And, a photographer to boot. Wow.

    I love the delicate blue flower on the china; your mom was kind to you.

    I picked out a photo for you as you forgot(?) to put one in.

    Now, would you please link in Blue Monday . . . I know you forgot.

    Thanks for joining in to celebrate Blue Monday’s 5th Blogiversary!

  45. Fabby, you are so fabulous, as usual!Your blue table setting is so beautifully done. And speaking of beautiful, your daughter certainly is! How proud you must be of her lovliness and her creativity and talent.

  46. First of all, dear Fabby, thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. What beautiful words you wrote.
    I love your beautiful china and I know your Mom, daughter and hubby enjoyed it as well. How proud you must be of your beautiful photographer daughter. Love that!! xo

  47. Fabby, your table is lovely set with the delicate blue floral china. The celebration is surely one to be enjoyed with your loved ones. Congratulations to your talented and very beautiful daughter! Thank you, my friend, for joining me for tea. It's always a pleasure to have you.


  48. Hi Fabby.
    Simply blue elegance with your gorgeous place setting. I adore the blue urn centerpiece. The perfect accent.

    Congratulations to your daughter.
    xo, Jeanne

  49. Fabby: Your daughter is beautiful as well as talented. Your table amazing. I don't know how you do it every week, but you manage to wow us every time. Blessings, Martha

  50. There is just one word for your blog, your table setting and your daughter - exquisite

    Thank you for sharing


  51. Fabby, that is just wonderful about your daughter! Congratulations to her and to her proud Momma! She is talented and beautiful, too.

    You always have beautiful tablescapes with exquisite china. I'm sure your Momma really enjoyed seeing her sweet china in such a lovely setting.

  52. Hello Fabby,
    Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! And so very talented too, just like her mother : )
    Congratulations to her.

    Your table, once again, is stunning. Your mother's Polish china is so pretty. The cups, so high on their base are regal as well as beautiful. Yay for you! You have a very generous mother. Everything looks beautiful. I think the white lace placemats really set off the china.

  53. Love the delicate china with the bold cobalt charger, very pretty!
    Congrats to your dd!

  54. Dear Fabby, How delighted you must be of your beautiful daughters accomplishments! She is so talented.

    The table you have prepared is gorgeous as always. I think the dishes are the same pattern as my mother-in-law had. They went to my husbands brother and I haven't seen them in years. Such a pretty dainty flower. SO nice stopping by!

  55. Hello Fabby, the beautiful French urn just sets off this gorgeous china - gorgeous tablescape! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  56. Absolutely stunning, Fabby! The small touches of blue really pop with the beautiful urn as centrepiece! Congrats to your daughter :) Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  57. It's no surprise that Fabulous Fabby has a Fabulous daughter! Beautiful table and the china is splendid! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see you again tomorrow at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  58. A simply GORGEOUS tablesetting!!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us! tons of hugs...

  59. FAbby your blue and white is stunning. I love love love it all. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  60. Just wanted you to know that you were featured on my blog! I love that antique French urn! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

  61. Your special lunch looks perfect. I love the white and blue china. You must be so proud of your daughter. She's so beautiful and a very talented photographer. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  62. Congratulations on your daughter's magazine feature! She's beautiful and accomplished.
    Your china is so beautiful and delicate. I love the soft blue of the flowers. You have such a giving Mom!

  63. Your table is beautiful as always and I love seeing the city lights in the background.

  64. Thank you for sharing your lovely Polish china from your Mom with us. It is very pretty. The cobalt blue chargers set on the beautiful cut work lace placemats and the napkin rings compliment the French antique urn so perfectly. You must be very proud of your lovely daughters accomplishments. I do suspect she may have inherited a lot of her talent from you.

  65. Fabby, your daughter is GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations to her, surely you are so proud! Also, your table setting is beautiful, as usual. Just love your French Urn. Thanks so very much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday each week, so wonderful having YOU!

  66. Congratulations to your daughter's feature - wonderful pictures! She's lovely! Such a blessing to share time with your mother and daughter - I just had my daughter home for a few days and just loved it! The tablescape is gorgeous beautifully set off by the French Urn! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  67. Felicitaciones por los logros de tu linda hija, que orgullo! I love the antique French Urn, the perfect center piece for such a beautiful table!
    (Un fuerte abrazo querida amiga)

  68. Your table is an absolute delight & your family's achievements are worth celebrating!


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