Wednesday, August 7, 2013

FABBY: Our Everyday China

Hello sweet friends!

     Our everyday china is a mix of orange and white dinner plates I had for over two years, which I bought for 'fall' and to match my vintage Chinese dishes, which has small dinner plates and lots of orange flowers. 

 Than to my surprise I found salad dishes just recently, in four colors and with flowers. The other day I was in my favorite home store and saw 'soup plates,' as they weren't soup bowls, which I didn't want. The soup plates also came in the four colors as the salad plates, with very thinned stripes in the brim of the plates... and paired with the orange dinner plates, I created my everyday dishes which we're enjoying lately; as for the past five years we've been using a lovely Spanish country style dishes and I was bored with them know how it is, lol!

Hope you like them too!

I thought my pretty blue and white cotton tablecloth would look perfect as a back drop for my everyday mixed and matched dishes. This high pic shows all the colors at it's best!

I liked for this setting my soft blue and white cotton long and round tablecloth.

More than two years ago I bought the orange and white plates, which also came in four colors, just like the soup plates and the salad plates; except I wanted them to match my vintage orange Chinese dishes, so I have eight of them and everything else too. The antique china has small dinner plates, almost like salad ones, that's why I invested in the orange dinner plates, which were not expensive and niether were the new plates.

Pewter chargers, orange dinner plate, yellow soup plate and yellow salad plate.

Here the orange with the pale green soup plate and pale green salad plate.

Orange with the blues, the yellows and the oranges. In the back of the centerpiece is the pale green set.

The blues and blue butterfly napkin ring, which I have in different colors to match each color of the plates.

The flowers are in a kitchen container for spoons and other utensils. This container in blue with doves was made back at our Ceramic Co.

The 'kitchen utensil container' is hand decorated by us in our former factory. This was one of the patterns I designed for a complete set of dishes too.

The thin stripes in the soup plate.

We've been using these dishes for everyday just for the past two weeks and we love them! I enjoy change, as I get bored otherwise...specially with things I see or use on a daily basis.

Thank you wonderful ladies for visiting me, as you always make my day!

Thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at your great parties.


I will be joining this week:

Kathleen for Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekathleen
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at,  http://betwennapsontheporch
Be Inspired at,  http://commonground
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome
Diann for Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage
Blog Lovin' Hop at,  http://simplyvintageous
The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://craftberrybush
'Final' Festive Friday Fiesta Linky party at,  http://thehomegirl
Jennifer for Fabulously Creative Friday at,  http://jenniferrizzo
Holly for Tickled Pink at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre
Kathyn for Anything Blue Friday at,  http://thededicatedhouse
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,  http://hibiscushouse
Aimee for Share Your Creativity at,  http://itsoverflowing
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper
Diane for Beautiful Sunday at,  http://dianewantstowrite
A Bouquett of Talent Linky Party at,  http://lifeonlakeshoredrive
AMAZE ME MONDAY at,  http://dwellingstheheartofyourhome

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


Monday, August 5, 2013

FABBY: DIY Cake Stands

Hello sweet friends!

   Hope you're all enjoying Summer time and specially the weekends.

I don't often DIY things because I guess I have enough stuff already around my house...but the other day I was cleaning and fixing some of my kitchen cabinets and I found this beautiful, blue Italian crystal round platter I had and used many, many years ago, as my only cake plate. 

 I also ran into my Mil's pretty forgotten cake plate and small bowl and ideas popped into my mind.  Here they 'cake plates with pedestals' and now I will have more use for both of them!

So there!...I hope you like them too.

The blue cobalt crystal plate is Italian from many years ago. I had a small and simple glass cobalt blue bowl which I used for the stand. The clear one was my Mil's, and a set with the small bowl, which I glued on too and made the other stand. 

The glue I used on the bowls and onto the plates, was 'epoxy' glue, (like here) and left it over night to ensure success.

The plates with the bowls glued on with epoxy-glue and left overnight.

Here is the cobalt blue pedestal cake stand.

The clear glass one is perfect as the bowl and plate were a set.
I love it now with my blue and white china.

The clear is very versatile too.

...and here you have them , my DIYed cake plates with pedestals.

Thank you for your sweet and kind visits my friends, as you always make my day!

Thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at your wonderful parties.


Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch
Sally for BLUE Monday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife
Kathryn for Make It Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse
"Isabelle Thornton" Le Chateu des Fleurs at,  http://lechateaudesfleurs
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://artfulaffirmation
Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorites
Tea in the Garden at,
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://jannolson
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome
The Scoop at,  http://confessionsofaplateaddict
Angie for Knick of Time at,  http://knickoftime
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it at,  http://kathewithane
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,  http://ourhomeawayfromhome
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,  http://dwellingstheheartofyourhome
Paula and Patty for What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants
Wednesdays Adorned from Above Linky Party at,  http://adornedfromabove
What we accomplished Wednesday at,  http://greenwillowpond
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,  http://adelightsomelife
Terri for It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess
Share Your Cup Thursday at,  http://haveadailycupwithmrs.olson
Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere
Riverton Housewives Roundup at,  http://therealhousewivesofriverton
Christina for Wildly Original Linky Party at,  http://igottacreate
Ivonne for TUTORIAL, TIPS and TIDBITS at,  http://stonegable
Create It Thursday at,  http://lambertslately
Blitzed on Pinterest Linky Party at,  http://onsuttonplace
Stephanie for Silhouette Project Linky party at,  http://bystephanielynn

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