Monday, October 28, 2013

FABBY: Dinner Party for Fourteen

Hello sweet friends!

       I just got back from my very long weekend tonight from a 45 minute flight from Sofia's house, because we had to go to another fabulous First Communion, which was the granddaughter of a very good friend of mine.

I did promise I will show you what I did and worked myself away for the dinner party we hosted a week and a half ago for our twelve best friends, plus the two of us.

I did all the flowers, which I love that part. I did the cleaning and ironing of the linens, which I don't care for that part, lol..

I do like the cooking and I get very organized each day with a schedule and the menu was: A great turkey recipe that was my Mil's, who was a fabulous cook and loved to entertain..the best! I also did a London Broil which came wonderful as it's a recipe from my good friend Stephie from NJ. A really yummy Wild rice recipe, very tasty with lots of spices and butter and finally a Caesar's Salad with home made croutons and a delish dressing which I copied from our dear friend Ivonne, from Stone Gable. The entree was a 'Yucca tamale,' (cassava tuber) which is very delicate in taste. The dessert was Bread Pudding with Caramel sauce and toasted slivered almonds on top. Last but not least, all the spirits and liquor Alejandro loves to serve, besides wine for dinner...that part I don't take care, at all!  Our guests had a great time and loved dinner!

Here goes tons of pics, specially of the flowers and of course, 'I just can't stop this transfer ware' they have become my fav dolls to play with, I mean dishes!

You've seen this table before, but now all set up for a 'real dinner party!' The stems are etched by hand and are Venetian Crystal.

I just received this beautiful smoked in cobalt blue, Venetian crystal as well, flower vase from hubby Alejandro for my birthday, this past Oct. 20th; plus he gave me all the blue transfer ware dishes, and that means he paid for them and not me, as he also gave me the red ones two years ago for my b'day as well.

As you can see, I arranged my gift with orange flowers for a touch of Fall; besides, I do love orange with blue combo.

The breakfast table is set up for five guests with my Onion pattern china, to continue with the blue and white settings.

In the background buffet some pink gorgeous roses from my Bil's 'Professional Rose Farm, Altaflor.' 

I served the entree' in the red transfer ware and the main course in the blue dinner plates.
 I also left the blue salad plates for dessert, as I have them in blue as well...and hubby just gifted me with them all for my b'day.

The flower arrangement here is done in a small white Portuguese vase. The stems are Italian Bormiolli Rocco in this table.

All the pieces I used for the food serving and I also love this 'blue hour.'

We hired a girl we know, that works in a great hotel here to help me serve the trays and bowls with the food to each guest, as it was not a buffet, where you help yourself; but instead, a sit down dinner party, which I love, because of the best part...the settings of the dinner tables and it's many details.

I arranged hydrangeas in the living room.

I love this beautiful hand decorated Delft-Dutch bowl.

A close up of the hydrangeas, which is what I love to do the most for a dinner party! The flower arranging, I mean.

Beautiful roses from my Bil's prefessional rose-farm and next to it chocolate Bom-boms in a pretty Meissen bowl.

The antique French Opaline flower vase with lovely pale pink roses.

Another color of pink gorgeous roses from my Bil's professional rose-farm, Altaflor.

This cute vintage duck flower vase that belonged to my Mil is all done up for the guest 'half-bathroom.'

Alejandro just gifted me with this smoky, cobalt blue Italian-Venetian flower vase for my birthday, along with all the blue and white transfer ware for twelve...thinking it would match my blue and white English dishes, so I did fix it up for him.

I love orange with cobalt blue.

This is the entrance to our home, where I also arranged some little rose flowers in a lovely Czech small flower vase.
Turning to your right is the foyer and living room and to your left is the den, where some of the guests where.. and we all mingled with each other, because of the proximity of both areas.

I love the tiny roses.

The Antique Belgium buffet was arranged with purple and pink too. I adore purple with silver, they're both cold and elegant!

A close up of the flowers.

The Meissen two tier compote with some fresh fruit. Dutch and English transferware plates on the wall, along with some plates made back at our Ceramic Co. on the side wall...all in blue and white.

The two dinner tables. The round breakfast table was set for five guests and the formal big table for nine. Alejandro sat in the big table and me in the round, so both of us could be with our guests.

Thank you so much dear friends for your sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties too.


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Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
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Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Savvy Southern Style I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.