Saturday, August 24, 2013

FABBY: Tea for Two

Hello sweet friends!

        How fast Summer is going and really, the entire year is!...before we realize it, it'll be close to Christmas 2013! I really don't like this 'time flying' to be honest with you, it seems like I'm flying behind TIME holding it's skirts and wanting it not to go away!!!

"To better things!" This post is inspired in our after lunch tea with my Mil's cookies, which my Sil gave me some, as only she knows how to make them, lol..

A few posts ago I mentioned that the custom here in Ecuador is a heavier lunch and a light dinner, therefore, after we have our lunch, hubby and I love a little dessert, like cookies with tea or even coffee. Anyway, here it is, set so we can have tea and cookies.

A little tea and cookies is set with my two Polish cups my dear daughter gave me three years ago for my birthday. They have cute birds on each side of them.

My Mil's cookies I don't know how to make. The small teapot holds some antique silverware that were my Mil's...which I always keep at hand in the kitchen.

I love this water glass dispenser because I drink a lot of green tea, and some coffee and hubby likes plain water...therefore, 'pure water' is always ready to go! I just bought it the other day and I'm so happy with the practical little faucet it has!

Isn't this small silver 'tea caddy' I bought early this year, adorable?... with a flat teapot on both sides!

The honey cookies and in the back a gold wood box in the shape of a duck.

Like I said before, we love our cookies and tea for after lunch. Hope you liked it too.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

FABBY: Nephew's Fall Luncheon

Hello sweet friends!

    Our nephew David came for Summer vacation from the "Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida;" where he studies 'Business Administration' and he's been there for the last two years, he's got two more to go. He is a terrific tennis player, for which he got a 60% scholarship and is a very smart intelligent and handsome young man...we are very proud of him...can you tell?

I did a luncheon for him and my table is looking like Fall weather, as right now we're in the late 50's and early 60's; although this china has lots of birds and bright colors, the transition to Fall is subtle. I chose a china made at our past company, because David likes it; with lots of oranges, blues, pinks and yellow flowers and finally with burnt orange chargers, etc. I usually set my Thanksgiving large table with this set. Anyway, this would be my first Summer-Fall table for 2013; after I just recently made a totally Summer, 'beachy tablescape,' before this one,hehehe..

This set of dishes contains 350 pieces and was designed by me back at our 'past ceramic company.' The inspiration came from the indigenous babies wrapping blankets, which are hand embroidered with flowers and birds.  Here is the link if you'd like to see ALL the pieces together. 

These dishes are mine, as Alejandro has his own set. I love the juice pitcher, as young David doesn't drink because he is a tennis player as well.

The dishes are entirely hand decorated in a manner to resemble 'embroidery' as you can see in the flowers. This bowl with handles is for the rice.

The flatware is Reed and Barton, and I bought it in Florida on our vacation last June on sale in Bloomingdale's, Orlando. Here are some of the many serving pieces it has. We also had steak and so I used the steak knives that came with the set of twelve.

The burnt-orange chargers with a Fall reticulated design around it, I bought them on sale after last C'mas for $1.50 each. The doilies were made by mother... so not to scratch the surface of the charger with the friction the dinner plates make, while we's actually a custom from around here to place a doily between the charger and dinner plate.

The cute birds' design and flowers make this china very versatile for any season for the ones that don' want to let go of Summer!

The teacup and saucer for offee or tea with dessert after lunch.

I designed the handle of the teacup with a blue flower in the branch with leaves. The small bowl at your right is for the hot sauce and notice it has a little red chili-pepper on it.

Deep salad plates, almost like bowls.. in the back.

Our vintage Dutch chairs and French velvet orange upholstery go perfect for the Fall season and with this setting, as it even has brownish-green leaves in the material.
Alejandro posing very proud with his nephew David, who's been here on vacation from 'Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.'  David is studying Business Ad. there and he's got two more years to go. He won a 60% scholarship because he's also a very achieved and skilled tennis player. 

The linen tablecloth has pale orange stripes.

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