Saturday, March 2, 2013

FABBY: I Love my Anniversary Gifts!

Hello sweet friends, hope you are having a great weekend!

Alejandro asked me what I wanted for our 38th. Anniversary, which was February 25th. The friends that have followed me lately, in post before this one, I featured a tablescape I designed for both of us. I usually got perfume in the past, but I guess now hubby wanted me to get the present myself! Just the day before, they called me from the European Antique shop, to inform me that a couple of containers came in with beautiful things from Europe. I need to explain any further, NO!! I headed straight to that shop and here is what I got from my sweet hubby. I gave him a perfume he loves...just in case you think it's only one way, lol!

The first piece I got is this beautiful antique from the 20's; French Opaline flower vase; hand decorated, like they were in those days. The pretty plate hand decorated too, was from my Mil and it's English, Oetzmann & Co., London. I love it that it has pink flowers and looks so pretty next to my new hand decorated vase.

A closer shot of the beautiful hand designed pattern of the white antique French Opaline vase, I'm crazy about!

My second gift is this gorgeous three tier Royal Albert, Lady Carlyle, which of course, I couldn't NOT bring it home with me...wouldn't you?!
Look how beautiful it is! I have dishes in pink from my Mil and a Bavarian complete tea set. I can't wait to make a tea party with these together!

The pretty crochet runner was made by my mother, along with a tablecloth in the same pattern.
The last, but not least are these lovely crystal, vintage glasses from green and red. Unfortunately, there's only seven of them, but I bought them anyhow!

The liquor canister with yellow in it, was a gift from my Mil to Alejandro and it's an antique with six little glasses too, (not shown). The brown one is a beautiful etched decanter Bohemian, Czech..a gift from his cousins' for Alejandro's 40th. birthday party.
The white lace like is embossed in the glass...aren't they pretty?

This folding, antique X chair I bought myself, a little over three years ago and I wanted to share it with you, as we just received a book on antiques from hubby's old aunt, "The Pleasure of Antiques"...where I just saw the same chair and here is a little story of it.

"This chair appeared early in the history of European Furniture, in the 14th.-15th. centuries, as we know from paintings and manuscripts, although few survived. Originally designed to fold, they evolved into the type shown here with a fixed back. This one, in the book, is said to have belonged to Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98), the Italian preacher and reformer".
My X shaped folding chair, with wolves heads at the finials and which forms part of my mostly ornamental collection of chairs.


Thank you in advance darling friends for the lovely and kind comments you send me, they always make my day!!

I will be joining some great and fun parties, therefore I thank the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me. Hope to see you there too!

Alyson for Favorites on the First at,  http://thepolohouse
Marty for Table Top Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch
Overflowing with Creativity at,  http://itsoverflowing
Beverly for Pink Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal
The Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://underthetableanddreaming
Kristi for Mop it Up Monday at,  http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage
Mix It Up Monday at,  http://flourmewithlove
Six Days of Spring Party at,  http://frenchcountrycottage
Home Decor and Crafts at,  http://isabellethortonlechateaudesfleurs
Make It Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://coastalcharm
A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife
Kathe for Your Gonna Love it at,  http://kathewithane
Ricky Jill for My Happy List at,  http://artandhome
Paula for What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at,  http://primp

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Metamorphosis Monday at, Between Naps on the Porch.


Monday, February 25, 2013

FABBY: Our 38th. Anniversary Table

Hello my sweet friends!

Today is our 38th. Wedding Anniversary. We got married in Las Vegas, Nevada...yes, there!... in the "Little White Chappel," one Tuesday 25th. of 1975, lol.. I was living in Westwood, LA at the time, with a job in fashion, at Rodeo Drive. Therefore, hubby went there and we made it fast with my room-mate, Cindy Rosen and her boy friend as witnesses. Than we headed to NY to see my parents and finally, got married by the Catholic Church, here in Ecuador. Everything was great, it felt like such an adventure.. you all know how we are when young; but to our surprise, our "adventure" lasted up to now and for ever and I hope for another 37 years if our Lord wants it that way. Thank you so much for coming to wish us happiness and to see the table I made in our honor.

The blue and white tablecloth is Indian and so not to take away from the china I placed a white organza, made in Spain on top of it. The chargers you will see are pewter. I have 12 of them and 12 bread plates to match.

We used to call this china, "Carnations," in our past ceramic company, where we made it. I selected this pattern because this particular pattern are Alejandro's dishes, as mine are the one with the birds, like my header. This "carnation-pattern" you will find it mostly in the Ecuadorian indigenous women's blouses.

 As a centerpiece I used a cloche on top of a pedestal from the same china and with two "love birds," inside a hey-thatch nest. Up front is a small, hot sauce bowl with a cute red hot pepper.

 The sherbet bowl on top of the salad plate. The stem ware is French from my Mil.
The sherbet bowl. This china, as well as mine, has many pieces.. more than 100 pieces. The ones that have followed me know I shared in a post the entire 350 pieces of mine, last month.
 The big platter with it's undulated edges, and hand decorated in a doily manner.

The dinner plate, with the hand decorated carnations inside it, as well.
 The pretty soup bowl.

The place setting. The salad plate, at your upper right.. in the doily pattern as well. This china came with some pieces in mix and match patterns, like the big serving platter and salad plates.
 Here in this small tray are two demitasse cups for espresso with a small silver spoon with jade handles.
 The small cloche with the nesting "love birds."
The under blue and white tablecloth is Indian and it's so pretty. I didn't want the pattern to take away from the dishes, so I chose a Spanish organza, transparent table topper in white too.

At your left the white napkin ring with a little blue butterfly.
Here you have it, our 38th. Anniversary table 2013. I pray to God He grants Alejandro and me, many more happy years together.

Thank you my lovelies for your visits to wish us a happy anniversary..caz I know you, generous bunch!

Thanking in advance to the wonderful hostesses for having us today.


I'm joining the following parties..hope you do too.

Sally for Blue Monday at,
Marty for Table Top Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife

Kathleen for Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekathleen
Kathe for Your Gonna Love It at,  http://kathewithane
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftime
A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife
Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://rosechintzcottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://artfulaffirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups
Friends Sharing Tea at,  http://bernideensteatimeblog
Ricky for My Happy List at,  http://artandhome
Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://adelightsomelife
It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess
Share Your Cup at,  http://haveadailycupofmrsolson
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at,  http://primpblogspot
Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere
The Country Homemaker Blog Hop at,  http://dollyiscooking
Riverton Housewives Round Up at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady
Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace
Simple and Sweet Friday at,  http://rootedinthyme
Be Inspired Friday at,  http://commonground
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage
Thifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove
Beverly for Pink Saturday at,
Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal

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

 I'm participating in Wow Us Wednesday at, Savvy Southern Style