Saturday, June 29, 2013

FABBY: Blue, White, & Red Transferware

Hello sweet friends!

I want to start by thanking you so much for your great and generous comments on our trip to Florida. I am still catching up with you my friends, as I just had to be absent from blogland again for a couple of days, because I had to be present and went by plane's distance, for  a beloved aunt's of dad's youngest sister and it took place in another town. She lost the battle of stomach Cancer... she was 79.

My table is in honor of my dearest country too...The United States of America. I bought from Florida these cute star plates for 99 cts. each at Michaels. I also used my red transferware salad plates and a lovely blue dinner plates with red carnations made back at our company and finally red chargers. I hope you like it.

I also pray and wish the USA be safe and be blessed by our Lord, for ever! 
Wishing all of you my friends in the US a happy, safe and to enjoy a terrific 4th. of July weekend.
Have fun and eat yummy food too!

I will also be joining lovely Alison for her great party at FAVORITES ON THE FIRST at, http://thepolohouse
She is having a patriotic challenge on July 1, 2013.

I placed inside the crystal vase a few limes, flags and my Bil's beautiful red and white roses.

Banana cupcakes and berries in the sherbets.

I just added the United States Anthem, that my best friend Stephanie just gave me.
I love the star's one with the flag...


another plate with little white stars...

another with red stripes... this one with the red and blue stars too. I placed in each a blue sherbet with red, yummy strawberries.

I thought the blue framed dinner plates, made back at our company, hand decorated in a doily fashion with red carnations, where just perfect for my Patriotic setting.

I paired the blue dinner plates with the red salad English Transferware plates.

The cutest star plates I just got from my trip to Florida.

Finally, I topped all the plate layers with blue sherbets.

A close up of the cute cupcake. The red linen napkins are paired with paper patriotic ones, along with red, white and blue enamel napkin rings. The red wine glasses are Italian from my C'mas stash and next my very old blue glasses from 1975.

Some more blue and red banana cupcakes.

The setting is by 'blue' candle light since I arranged it in the evening.



Happy Fourth of July to all of you!

Thank you my friends for visiting and for your sweet and lovely comments, as they always make my day!

I thank the lovely ladies for the wonderful parties they host each week.


Here is my sweet Victoria wearing proudly her patriotic blouse, shorts and star necklease.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

FABBY: A Summer Table Setting

Hello sweet friends!

After coming back home from our vacation in Florida with our dear family, I wanted to celebrate summer in the USA for you, since it's official now, as we just enjoyed a hot and sunny summer in Orlando and Miami; whereas in my neck of the woods it's always spring, warmer and colder, but now it's warm, with a soft sun and in the late 70's.

I decided to set a very colorful table, using my orange dinner dishes with lovely summer plates in different fresh colors I bought from the trip.  Next time I will use my new Read and Barton flatware, star plates for the 4th. of July and others.

Hope you like my summer tablescape for eight.

I decided on a blue tablecloth, opposed to a yellow one I almost picked; to remind me of the blue sea in Florida, as here in the Andean mountains there are blue skies, but not the sea.

I like my orange dinner plates, as the color goes so well for every season; now I'm using them for a summer table setting.

The ceramic vase, holding the cyclamen was made and hand decorated at our former Ceramic Co.-Monte Turi.


I love these wicker and cane chargers that I bought a couple of months ago; they are also light and fresh perfect for a summer setting.

The salad plates came in four yellow like here, and notice they have a butterfly too.

In green..

In blue...

And the last color is the orange. I love them all paired with the orange dinner plates. I bought eight of them, two in each color.

The last piece in the place settings is the Italian Bormiolli Rocco sherbets, from way back... for some fresh fruit medley, 'shrimp ceviche' or cocktail, etc. I used my ivory chunky flatware, green napkins with different color ceramic butterfly napkin-rings; which were also made by us.


The fruit plates at your left were also made back at our ceramic factory and they too have different fruit patterns hand decorated, like this one with 'sweet-tomatoes' and with a green pattern in the edges. The big platter with green decoration, at your left, was also made by us.

Here is a very summery decoration in the fruit plate.

Another with grapes and cherries.
Here is another fruit plate with peaches and grapes.

At left, another with apples and at your right with pears. There is others with bananas and babacos, a very local fruit, which I make pies with.


This is such a pretty green in the water glasses, again they'll be good come C'mas season too, I think, as here they're paired with my C'mas green wine glasses.

The centerpiece I fixed in the tray that goes well with the chargers and with my sweet cyclamen blooms I'm enjoying so much lately.

A small porcelain house with birds in the roof as a little tweak inside the cloche.

The little porcelain house has a removable roof, as it came with Candy many years ago and it was a present.

This is such a pretty large tablecloth I bought several years ago on sale for $12...I love the edge pattern with tulips.

This white ceramic bread basket with hand made flowers and gold in the edges, was also made back at our Ceramic Co.

A closer shot of the basket.

Ok, here you have it, my Summer tablescape for you. This shot is from inside the kitchen.

Thank you so much sweet friends for stopping by and always making my day!

I appreciate the wonderful parties such lovely ladies host each week.


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