Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FABBY: September Rosary Gathering

Hello sweet friends!

    It's incredible for me to realize we are at the end of September and October is just around the corner.

As most of you know I host a Rosary prayer at my house the last Wednesday of every month and before I can start planning is the the fourth Wednesday of  another month...the days and months just fly away in front of our eyes and before we realize it, it'll be C'mas season 2014!

Anyway, so much for that rhetoric about time. 

I've set two tables this time because we were fifteen. I sat nine in the big dining table and six in the breakfast table.

Ok, here they are...oh and yes; you are all welcomed to request special prayers, and it doesn't matter your religion, our Lord always listens!

Onion dishes in lbue and white. Hutschenreuther platter for cookies.
Dutch Delft blue and white centerpiece vase with small pumpkins and gourds.

Crocheted white tablecloth a heirloom from Alejandro's grandmother.

Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Cake.
The recipe is at the end of this post, if you's great!

Bread buns to eat with cheese and home made jams.

The other side of the Dutch Delft arrangement with gourds.

The recipe is at the end of the post, if anyone wants it. I
 suggest you try it my friends, as it is yummy! There was not a 'crumb' left in the plates!

German teapot.

Vintage Chinese dishes. Lace beige table spread I bought last year on sale with a 50% off.

Later I served in the glass 'lazy-susan' cookies, a basket of buns, cheese and the home made jams you see here...and of course, Pumpkin cake.

This is a vintage Chinese set of dishes, besides the fact I have them for at least 30 years!
The teacups are so thin and you can see through them; hubby says they are called, 'onion skin porcelain.'

The pretty dish with small flowers is Minton and it was my Mil's... where I served some cookies later.

The gords are only to give it a Fall touch for the pic, lol..

The water station, as the ladies always require some water after tea time. The day was warm here today too.

Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Cake
2/3 cups softened butter, (not margarine)
2 cups sugar
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
2 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 (15 oz.) can solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon water

Heat oven to 350F.  Grease and flower pan; set aside. In large bowl of K. Aid, or whatever you have..beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and egg whites; mix until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and 1/2 cup water; mix on low speed until blended, scraping bowl often. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes. 
Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and put in a small bowl. Spoon reserved batter into prepared pan.  
To reserved batter, add cocoa and 1 tablespoon water; stir to combine. Place spoonfuls of chocolate batter  on top of batter in pan. Using a knife, swirl chocolate batter, into pumpkin batter to marble. 

Bake 40 to 47 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan; remove from pan and cool completely.

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

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


I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Open House Part
Home and Garden Thursday
Creative Ways Link Party
What's it Wednesday
Thursday Favorite Things
The Homemaking Party
Grace at Home
Home Sweet Home

The Inspiration Gallery
Friday Favorites
Show and Tell Friday
Foodie Friday
Before and After Wednesday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Cottage Style Party
Anything Blue Friday
Flaunt it Friday
Say G'Day Saturday

Friday Frenzy
Saturday Sparks
Show and Tell Saturday
A Bouquet of Talent
Share Your Creativity
Simple Saturday
Masterpiece Monday
Amaze Me Monday
BLUE Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea
Show and Share
Tea Time Blog
Wake up Wednesday
The Fabulous Fall Linky Pumpkin Party
Wow us Wednesday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Centerpiece Wednesday



  1. Oh- That cake sounds good-with the mix of chocolate and pumpkin!

    Fabby- I think I would join your circle just to see all your pretty china and your tablescapes and eat your food! lol...Okay-I promise I would pray, too!

    It is a wonderful service that you do this once a month. You are a very special lady- xo Diana

  2. Hi Fabby

    Beautiful table settings. The cake looks yummy.

    God bless you


  3. Mi quierida Amiga que mesas tan bellas y plateria tan fina y lis bello Es
    Que esta bendecida por nuestro Rey
    Resigned un fuerte abraso lleno
    De bendiciones
    Ya estamos en Fall pero con mucho calor y mucha Lluvia

  4. I love both settings. You have such a talent. I think we are going to have to try your cake.

    I do have a prayer request my sweet friend. I pray God will help my son and mend our family.

    HUGS from Iowa,

  5. Just beautiful! Your guest are so lucky to find such a beautiful table every month. Big hug, Maria

  6. yummy recipe, and beautiful tablescapes. Love your dishes. Thanks for sharing over at Thursday Fav Things. Prayers and hugs.

  7. You know I have a weakness for blue and white and so I'm biased towards favoring the first setting! Love them both though!


  8. Hi Fabby

    Hummm, yummy recipe! Beautiful table settings!

    Blessed days

  9. I bet you have additional women attending your Rosary circle each month. I know I would attend just to see what beautiful tables you had set. Both tables are exquisite. Both tablecloths and both sets of china are so elegant. I love the way you plopped the little pumpkin into the center of your yummy looking cake. laurie

  10. Fabby both tables are lovely! The cake sounds wonderful. I love all of your touches of pumpkins on the big table. I am sure everyone feels so blessed to have you as the hostess!

  11. Both tables look stunning. You certainly went to a lot of trouble. Signs of your care and love.
    The calm atmosphere you created would certainly help all of you to pray with love and dignity. I hope your prayers are answered and that all your ladies continue to care for others through service and prayer. May those for whom you pray feel the hand of God and the love of your Rosary group.

  12. Beautiful setting and dishes as usual, Fabby. I love the touches of Fall and love the blue and white dishes with the orange. Pretty!...Christine

  13. Beautiful Fabby- I like the blue and white dishes wish splashes of the orange pumpkins. Those vintage dishes are wonderful. Love all your collections! You always make such delicious looking desserts- you are a great hostess!

  14. Your tables are beautiful Fabby. I admire you. You live a rich and full life with family and friends and your faith guides you.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  15. So good to be back. I love that we both used the Blue Onion for this week...great minds, and all that. May I please, ask for prayers for a young couple praying that this will be the month that they learn that they are having a baby. I love that we both have such precious groups of sisters in Christ. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  16. Hello Fabby- what beautiful tables you always set! The dishes and details are lovely. Yum- the cake sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I love the bird teacups in your header. They are gorgeous. Sounds like you have a nice inspirational time with your friends. Prayer is powerful :)

  17. Dearest Fabby,
    What an elegant tablesetting with Alejandro's Grandmother's crocheted lace tablecloth. That is something to admire for decades and it makes such a special family heirloom!
    Also love the blue china ware and the blue Delft of course.
    BUT I also noticed your very cute dachshund knife rests! So clever for saving that pristine crocheted lace. Do you know that just while we were in Arizona, I did sell 12 Christofle knife rests (antique ones) and again this week a set of 11.
    Makes me smile to know that there are still people with class!
    Sending you hugs, I am very late reading blogs as I missed 2 nights due to Internet problems. I could enter Facebook and Google Mail and nothing else. Weird...

  18. Another gorgeous setting, Fabby! I love those blue and white dishes. So classic! The orange tea set is so pretty, too! Perfect for fall. Thanks for including the recipe. I host book club next Tuesday evening and was wanting a fallish dessert. This will be perfect!! I'll let you know how it goes. I've been so busy lately but hope to get back to blogging next week. Enjoy your weekend, friend!!

  19. I'm so glad I came by and saw your beautiful blue and white so nicely set out on such a lovely table. The cake looks so good. I like to use pumpkin this time of year and anything with chocolate calls to me quite loudly! I also enjoyed seeing your daughter's bright and cheery apartment! Hope you are doing well.

  20. Onion skin porcelain? I'm going to have to remember that. I have a set of teacups that may be just that. My father-in-law brought them back with him from overseas many decades ago. Although he passed away about 7 years ago, they just came into my possession. I am eager to do a tablescape with them. I really like that term "onion skin" porcelain. I can relate to that. Those dishes are just gorgeous!!!

    No doubt your prayer circle friends enjoy every visit to your home. You do so much to make them feel really special in the way you present the table and prepare such nice goodies to eat. It's not like, "Oh, just grab a couple of crackers out of the bag and make yourself a pitcher of Kool-Aid!" You truly put your heart into making something delicious and memorable.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  21. Thanks for sharing your fabulous table settings with us AND the great pumpkin cake recipe too!

  22. Very nice Onion dishes!
    I suppose the cake recipie goes with fresh pumpkin too...

  23. So the blue with pops of orange.

  24. Not sure which table I'd like to sit at the most -- they're both beautiful! Love the gorgeous tablecloths, your knife rests, the pretty gourds, and that cake looks delicious. I'm sure all the ladies feel blessed to be there. There are so many needs in this world; it's wonderful to know faithful people pray the world over.

  25. All so pretty and with a delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Cake as well! Such special times :)

  26. PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CAKE? YIKES! Now that is a recipe to try!

    Fabby, how lovely to visit you and to see you visited this morning! Thank you so much. Yes, I too am an autumn girl. Since I'm a teacher, the fall is a busy time for me, but a time of learning and changing, just like the leaves on the trees.

    May you find much joy in all the creative beauty you present in your home!! Anita

  27. Your tables look and white is my favorite. I have a blue onion pattern coffee and tea set from my grandmother. What a wonderful reason to meet together each month!
    Mary Alice

  28. I love that you do this every month! I wish we were closer. Both tables are beautiful, as usual. You have such a talent for setting beautiful tables and I know the ladies love it.

    Thanks for the cake recipe too! I love pumpkin and chocolate so it will be a winner I'm sure.

    Have a wonderful week sweet lady!


  29. Fabby, Both tables are wonderful. The blue Onion pattern is always a perfect choice. Classic! The chocolate pumpkin cake sounds delish! Maybe a perfect cake for Cuisine Kathleen's bundt cake (and pan)challenge in November..... Candy

  30. Hello dear Fabby, the cake sounds yummy and as always you table looks amazing. What a lovely woman you are to do this every month. I know they all appreciate your talents for making beautiful tablescapes and food.xo

  31. Hi Fabby,

    Your tables always look perfect, but this time . . . (I would never have thought about placed a small pumpkin inside a bundt cake!) How clever!

    Of course, I love, love, love your blue and white tableware. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

  32. Hi Fabby,
    Love your blue and white with the pop of colour from the gourds. The tablecloths are both gorgeous! Your pumpkin cake looks wonderful and looks pretty with the wee pumpkin in the center. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. I'm sure your ladies really enjoyed themselves at both tables.


  33. I love the idea of the monthly rosary tea, Fabby. You are a wonderful hostess and your tables look so beautiful. I must. Try the Harvest Pumpkin cake. It sounds divine!

  34. had not seen blue onion in quite awhile. very pretty!

  35. Beautiful china. The pumpkin orange looks good with the blue of the china.
    Thanks for saying the Rosary!

  36. Thanks for the recipe...that looks wonderful! I love the blue and white of course, and such a pretty contrast with the pumpkins. Lovely! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  37. Oh Fabby beautiful tables! I so wish I really was closer I'd pop in to eat. That cake looks so yummy! And it is perfect for the Fabulous Linky Party that starts tomorrow because I was going to feature Pumpkins! Come by tomorrow and link up!
    Have a beautiful week.

  38. I always love your tables Fabby. Your blue one is my favorite today. I use knife rests too. They are so fun. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  39. Such beautiful tables and transferware. I am always amazed at what you do and your style is exceptional!

  40. Your blue and white china was a perfect choice for your autumn centerpieces. What a lovely table. Your tablecloth is incredible. All of that work she did!

  41. The blue onion china is lovely... I have several pieces to the set and really enjoy using them. :)

  42. You have a wonderful flair for colour harmony.

  43. This is beautiful Fabby! I love how you gather with friends for these times of prayer. What a great idea. Have a great week!

  44. Just gorgeous Fabby! I love Blue Onion dishes and that cake looks yummy!

  45. Just beautiful sweetie. Thanks for linking. Your name is in the drawing for the give a way!
    Thanks for sharing!

  46. What a wonderful reason to gather each month! Fabby both of your tables look beautiful!!

  47. Fabby, both of your tables were gorgeous for this wonderful gathering! I love the combination of the blue and orange. The cake looks delicious and that fabulous tablecloth is a wonderful heirloom! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  48. Que belleza Fabby... Todo esta super hermoso... Your china collection is amazing... Voy a probar tu receta. Your cake looks yummy...



  49. Dear Fabby ... Wonderful display on both tables...The blue dinner ware is the perfect touch for Autumn and Thanksgiving Prayers... Thanks for sharing the spirit...hugs

  50. Hi Fabby! The blue table with the orange pumpkin accents is so striking--it really worked well together. I really liked your idea of putting the pumpkin instead the Bundt cake middle. The little table was really nice too (I've never heard of onion skin china!)

  51. Fabby, it's beautiful just like you! You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the little soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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