Thursday, May 1, 2014

FABBY: Rosary Prayer - April Tea

Hello sweet friends!

      As many of you know, I host a Rosary prayer with a group of friends the fourth Wednesday of every month, therefore it was yesterday and I took some photos of the Tea table, and I also explained before that it's a simple tea gathering, not a regular high-tea as we usually like to do.

I served homemade Brioche bread from my blog friend April, who always shares the greatest recipes at, "Dimples and Delights"! Store bought Sesame-seed buns, along with Dutch cheese and home made strawberry and blackberry jams, with tea or coffee.

I also decided I will be serving in different dishes every time and for the April's Rosary my choice was the red English transfer ware; which they all loved!

OK, here it is.

  Happy May First to all of you!

The tablecloth I used for this tablescape is this lovely crocheted one mother made for me many years ago and she also made for my two daughters, and her Dil in other lovely patterns also.

I acquired my red transfer ware complete tea service for twelve place-settings, two years ago brought from Europe by the Antique store specially for me.
Some of you who follow me know that I've been collecting, in the past 7-8 months the blue and white transferware as well, because Alejandro prefers it for the dinner ware and I obligued, very easily, as I love it so much together! He paid for the 12 each of the dinner plates, soup bowl and salad plates, so I couldn't be happier!

Bakery store bought delish sesami-seed buns.

The centerpiece flower vase was made at our former ceramic company.

The sterling tea spoons were used at my Mother's First Communion reception for 24 my grandma hosted for her when she was only 7 years old. Mother is now 84!

Anyway, my dear mom gave me a set of 12 tea spoons...and since I have the ivory and silver butter knives, they go perfectly together at tea time!

The butter knife-rests are silver 'Dachshund' dogs...which are so cute!

The tea service contains two teapots, two creamers and one sugar bowl, plus a tray and two salad bowls; one is shown here with the bread buns and the tray with my brioche bread.

This is the third time I made this delicious Brioche bread from our blog friend, April, who has a great food blog named: "Dimples and Delights." If you haven't visited yet, go now, don't miss her recipes!

My home made blueberry jam.

The teacup and saucer up front is a vintage Wedwood and the one in the back is a new made one, I think. I have six of each.

The flower-vase in the centerpiece was made by us at our former ceramic company.

At left both home-made blueberry jam and at your right the strawberry one.

I pulled out the marble tray in the Antique Belgium buffet to set the tea chest, glasses and water some ladies always seem to request, including me, lol..

My best friend gave me the tea chest with pewter work on top for my 50th. birthday and was made by her very talented sister.
The glasses are etched and are Bohemian from the Czech Republic.

Thank you so much sweet friends for your visits, as you always make my day!

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


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Seasonal Sunday at,
Inspire Me Tuesday at,
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First Tea Time in May at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Friends Sharing Tea at,
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PINK Saturday at,
Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party at,
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From the Farm Blog Hop at,
Serenety Saturday at,
Wednesdays Adorned from Above Party at,
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party at,
A Return to Loveliness at,

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


  1. Graciousness Fabby! You blown my heart away again with all your lovelies. They are so beautiful.

    How I wish I am just around in your vicinity to join your rosary prayers and I can be your prayer leader too.
    So I can have those yummy sweets.

    Hope everyone is in the best of evrything. Kep praying to my heart and the world.

    Happy Day.


  2. That's such a pretty table, Fabby! I love those red dishes. Have a super day! :)

  3. Fabby,

    I would love to be a guest at your Tea!!
    LOVE the red transferware set!! Stunning!!

    Thanks so much for your visit!!


  4. Fabby what a gorgeous tea table you have set, love your beautiful flowers!
    Everything looks beautiful and yummy, oh how I wish I was there ;-)


  5. What fun to have a tea at your house, Fabby. I would not miss a single meeting because I would want to see what dishes you were using!

    Your jam looks scrumptious!!!! You set such a beautiful table and you KNOW how I love red transferware. xo Diana

  6. Good Evening Fabby, You always create such a beautiful table and I know your friends will have enjoyed sitting around the table with you to share your food.
    I am going to pop over and visit your friend as the brioche you baked looks delicious.
    Best Wishes to you.

  7. What a beautiful setting for you group, Fabby. The red transferware is beautiful and your tablecloth is stunning. I love those gorgeous glasses and those precious sterling teaspoons - I adore the story about those!

  8. Dear Fabby, You always set an inviting and warm table. I am sure the ladies enjoy you being their hostess and all the care and attention you give, including the delicious bread and homemade jams.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  9. I need to resume my Rosary prayer group, so much going on all the time, and another roof leak from heavy rain. we had yesterday damaged my living room ceiling!

    Your table is lovely as always, Fabby. I would rather attend yours, I think! Have to check out the recipe for that beautiful bread. xo

  10. Bellissima!Un amore di tavola romantica!Baci,Rosetta

  11. Dearest Fabby,
    You not only take care of precious table settings and serving always something very delicious but also the devotional gathering for spiritual food you take upon you.
    Hats off to you dear friend!
    Oh, how lovely that beautifully crocheted lace tablecloth is being done 'stitch-by-stitch' by your dear Mom. Please, do give her a compliment and no doubt the other ones she created are equally lovely.
    Ah, Dutch cheese, you know what to serve and with the delicious sesame seed buns that is a treat and your homemade jams and the Brioche bread.
    How cute those Dachshund knife rests! Believe it or not, I too do have a Dachshund knife rest in silver plate; reminder of my sweet Mauzie girl.
    Sending you hugs,

  12. I absolutely love your red transferware-it is gorgeous! I bet it is beautiful to use around the holidays. And what a beautiful tea table. Looks like it was a wonderful time!

  13. I love when you use your red transferware!! Your mother's gorgeous table cloth sets it off so well. What a treasure that she actually made if for you!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Fabby ... what a beautiful table ... I think the power of prayer keeps us all going! Enjoyed this so much.

  15. What a lovely tea table! I agree with you that you need both red and blue transferware! I love your jam servers and tea caddy box. So many pretty things and you put them all together so well!

  16. Your setting as always is exquisite Fabby and that pewter-topped tea box is truly divine, and knowing it's one of a kind makes it all the more worth displaying dear. Thank you for your prayers, I know it's helping me and baby a lot!!!! Have a great weekend dear!

  17. Fantastic tablecloth, and the red transfer ware reminds me of one of my grandmothers dishes.

  18. Your table cloth is just gorgeous...a precious family heirloom! I would love to taste that blueberry jam.... have never had it before but it look so yummy! Have a wonderful week end and a HPS....hugs, Penny

  19. Such an exquisite tablescape! Your transferware, flatware and unbelieveably lovely tablecloth are not only so special, but so meaningful for the love and memories that they represent. Beautiful. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  20. Fabby, I love your red transferware, I collect it too, but only a hodge-podge, not such a nicely matched set. Those two teapots are beautiful, and look like they could handle refills too! The spoons are such a wonderful gift from your mother, and the tablecloth is such a treasure. Oh, think of the work that went into that! Have a lovely weekend Fabby!

  21. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Fabby. I always smile to find you here with us. I so appreciate you always making Pink Saturday special.

    Your group must have been thrilled at your lovely tea setting. Your tablecloth is stunning. I have one crocheted by my mother-in-law many years ago. An your alstroemeria centerpiece is so pretty. I love it in that gorgeous pitcher, too. I admire your pretty ivory butter knives. I would love to have place settings in ivorty, but I have not yet found them.

  22. I've had a lovely catch up, Fabby. You have been busy with decorating, hosting a shower, celebrating, cleaning out the sideboard......inspiring, all!
    I love red transfer ware and began collecting a few years ago. I enjoy my blue collection as well. Dish collecting is an addiction!

  23. What an inviting table, Fabby! I love red English transferware. It's so cozy feeling! Your vase is exquisite! The buffet looks beautiful and the thought of homemade blueberry jam is making my mouth water!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  24. Your table is perfection, especially the handmade table cloth and your red plates. Nice you have the blue transferware too.

  25. Love the red transferware......but the tablecloth made by your mother is....STUNNING....!!! What beautiful hands she must have!!!

  26. Fabby,
    Exquisite tablescape for Tea, dear friend!!!
    The flower vase from your former ceramics is elegant!!!
    I'm sure each and every guest felt pampered with the homemade bread and jams. . .store bought rolls, as well!!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  27. I always enjoy seeing your pretty dishes and tablescapes and FOOD, lol..but that crocheted tablecloth is so exquisite...a precious gift!

  28. Hi Fabby!
    I'm not sure that I have ever had my hubby encourage me to buy dishes. :) He is a good man! :)

    I bet the ladies love having tea in your home and sitting at your beautiful table. :)

    Thank you for sharing at Fresh-Cut Friday!


  29. Saturday Dear Daughter had a Scouts' activity and before leaving home I logged in the computer and saw this... I don't have to tell you how it stayed with me through the day.
    Not only the beauty you created but all the gestures in your life that make your life a prayer and a blessing to so many.
    I'm sure your prayers and your friends' will be heard and taken into account as Our Lady must be so happy to see this devotion handled this superior way.
    Your creations are a prayer in itself. A reflex of your inner self. And this could very well be one of the top five tables created by you!!!
    Love and thank you for praying and sharing,

  30. Your table for the gathering looks lovely Fabby, and you are fortunate to have a service for 12 of the red chintz. I had to smile at the mention of the water, it seems us older ladies require it on the side even when attending a tea. :-)

  31. Fabby, you know I absolutely LOVE your red transferware and I never tire of seeing it! The tablecloth is beautiful as well and what a pretty table for your gathering. I love my water too! Thank you for coming to tea and have a splendid day.


  32. Another lovely tablescape from you Fabby. Wish I could pop in for a visit.

  33. Hello Fabby,
    I love the way you set your table for this prayer meeting. The tablecloth is just right for your amazing transferware set. I love this pattern, it has so many lovely scenes on it. The tea pot is so fab!
    How wonderful that you all get together to pray.

  34. Que bello Fabby. A la verdad que eres una artista. Y tus platos estan hermosos. Me encanta el color tan llamativo y elegante. Me encantaria poder compartir tan linda ocasion. Remember me in your prayers my sweet friend. Y sigo con mis Lilacs. I am adding a white one this year.

    Abrazos desde Nueva Jersey.


  35. Hi Fabby,
    This is so beautiful and we love the story about the teaspoons being handed down. What wonderful memories. This looks like fun. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly

  36. Dear Fabby, I always love when your red transferware comes out! Simply gorgeous! Happy Mothers Day to you my friend! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  37. Gorgeous red Transferware, Fabby! Love the crocheted tablecloth! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  38. Fabby this looks wonderful! I would love to join you.

  39. Hello Fabby your tablescape is quite charming - I do so love red Transferware - I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,


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