Wednesday, February 13, 2013

FABBY: Romantic Valentine's Table for Two


This is a small table for Valentine's for hubby and me, as we will be alone. The weather here is raining, so if it's not, we'll go out for dinner, and if it's raining will have some take out..usually Chinese and so just in case, I've set a table for Chinese Wanton-soup, with my heart soup bowls and Chinese tea cups and teapot for green tea. Romantic.. just for the two of us and by candle light. I'm joining this time dear Kathleen's for Let's Dish, at her fun and exciting Valentine's party..hope to see you there!

 Maybe we'll have some champagne too. The small roses are called Midnight-red, as they're a very dark red. I bought them at a flower shop with some baby-breath.
 The heart soup bowl for Wanton-soup. Alejandro and me in the picture frame..."the love birds", lol....heheheheheeehihiiii...
 I thought these dark red, little roses were so elegant and different. The Chinese, white square teapot is one of my favorites and it also has an embossed Oriental sign in it. The red crystal stems were my Mil's. 
 At your right, the Chinese teacup for green tea.
I love the brown heart gift box, which I placed chocolates since hubby likes them so much. Ecuador has fabulous chocolate.
The heart box at your left is filled with candy, which hubby likes them too!

Woven fiber gold place mats, Chinese dinner plate, salad plate and heart soup bowl.
Here you have it..our Valentine's table setting for the two of us. Have a wonderful Valentine's! Sending you all my love and big hugs.


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Monday, February 11, 2013

FABBY: Collections Under Cloches

Hello sweet friends!

Here's another exciting cloche party at Marty's,  Table Top Tuesday. This is Marty's first Cloche Party 2013 and I chose for my collaboration, Collections Under Cloches, like some of my teapots, antique Virgin Marys, which I displayed them in my foyer vintage table and I'm thinking I'll leave them there for a while, I love them here! I also placed under cloches some of my teapots and little creamers...on my formal dining table. I also did a small vignette in the kitchen, again, with a collection that's just starting, which are pepper mills and I just acquired two of them on sale!  Let's join the party...!!!

 My collection of Blessed Virgin Marys statues. The chocolate and candy pretty heart boxes, just for the touch of Valentine's. I also decided I'm keeping the Blessed Mothers here in the foyer's French vintage table, for a time. 
 Up front, Virgin Mary of Quinche is believed to be very miraculous, she is the Andean Virgin..that's why in Quito-Ecuador there's a beautiful church with Her name. My Mil gave it to me when my dear daughter Alexandra was born. She is made of clay and is an antique.
 This beautiful Virgin Mary is the Patroness of Ecuador. She is The Legarda Virgin. She is new, she was a gift from my best friend Myriam for my 50th. birthday...very soon she'll be vintage too, lol.. This Virgin is the only one from recent times, I have.
My favorite is the one at your left, she's a Colonial Virgin, at least 100 years old and it's Alejandro's heirloom from his mother.
 This beautiful Immaculate Conception was my hubby's grandfather's when he was a she is an antique too. My Mil gave it to me, because in my family we worship The Blessed Immaculate Conception. My mother has a big beautiful one from my grandmother, I guess she will give me Her one day.
My kitchen vignette in a tray with my pepper mills, which I just got the Lucite and tall wooden one on sale for $4 each and since I like pepper mills, I decided that would be a great and fun collection! The small wooden one comes with a salt-shaker too and we bought it in Macy's, NY when we first got married and it's French.

The platter in the back was made at our former Ceramic Co...along with the soup-cup and saucer.
You can appreciate a little of the pretty embroidery on the tray mat.
I displayed some of my teapots under glass on my formal dining table. Up front the elephant teapot with the Chinese boy lid.
 Blue Onion teacups and creamer in my apothecary jar and a creamer in the French bronze cloche with pedestal.
A gathering of a bunch of tiny creamers, of all material and makes;..or like we use them around here, for the lemon juice for tea.

At your left is my Mil's silver teapot.

Red English transfer ware looks great under glass too.

Here you have them..along with an oil lamp, candle holder,  which I sometimes use it as a cloche too..and at right, another candle holder.


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