Saturday, February 1, 2014

FABBY: Tea Party for Rosary Prayer

Hello sweet friends!

The last Wednesday of each month I am assigned to have "Rosary Praying"gatherings; like some people, who get together for Bible Study. I have it with a group of my closest friends and Sils, here at my house. The first time I had eleven ladies, but normally they will be around fifteen.

We pray the 'Rosary' ( a Catholic prayer) for our families, friends, the country (I also pray for my country the USA as well) and peace for the rest of the trouble areas in the world.
Than after it we proceed to the dining room for some tea or coffee with just bread, marmalade and cheese. Nothing fancy, that's not the idea.
"Whenever you'd like special prayers I'm ready to oblige."

Here are my two tables, set for the after prayer simple tea party. I hope you like it.

My dear Mil's beautiful hand crocheted tablecloth as back drop for my Ecuadorian pottery, designed by me and inspired in the indigenous women lovely embroidered apparel.  

The pottery is entirely made by hand by a 'potter's wheel' as in colonial times and hand decorated by artists we had working for us, back at Alejandro's Ceramic Factory, Monte Turi.

Look at the cute papaya on the lid of the marmalade bowl.

Another marmalade bowl with an apple and half lemon.
I cut the cheese in cubes so the ladies can just help themselves and don't have to be cutting it themselves.

The big soup tureen had another use many years ago, 'before plastic'... and it was used as a container for keeping bread fresh, so I stored more bread there in case we needed to refill it, lol..

The tureen has a chicken on top of the lid too, as the Ecuadorians used to make them way back, as their 'special touch' to the pottery originally taught by the Spaniards in Ecuador and the rest of Latin America, of course.
The forms I chose to make are original Spanish designs from colonial times, as well, specially in the big serving pieces.

I love the pitcher, where I put water, for some of the ladies who wish to have some. The blue glasses go well with the blues in the pottery.

I chose for the breakfast table another crochet tablecloth and the friends that follow me, may remember I "found it"half way made in a carton box in the cellar; from a girl that was crocheting iy for me, but immigrated to the USA ten years ago and used to clean my house twice a week, lol! 
Than after I found it, I had it finished by someone else.

Another cute marmalade bowl with a little chicken on top.

Thank you so much for visiting me and for the generous comments you leave me, as you always make my day!

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


I will be joining the following parties:

Saturday Night Special at,
Laurie for Show and Tell Saturday at,
Suzanne for Saturday Sparks Link Party at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,
Kathy for It's a Party at The Bouquet of Talent Link Party at,
Silver Pennies Sunday at,
Sally for BLUE Monday at,
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at,
Inspire Me Monday at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
Linda for Amaze Me Monday at,
Sandi for Tea Time at,
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea at,
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,
Paula for What's It Wednesday at,
Terry for Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it at,
Ivonne for The SCOOP at,
Martha for February Tea cups at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
Emily for Create, Link Inspire at,
Tuesdays with a Twist at,
Anyonita for Tasty Tuesdays at,

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

FABBY: Chinese New Year Tablescape

Hello sweet friends!

I just got back from our three hour trip to visit Sofia and her family. We specially went to celebrate Cayetana's and my dearest Alejandro's birthday which is today.

My inspiration for this table is Sofia's gift that I received this past C'mas, and are eight gorgeous place mats with pagodas, roses with green branches, so it was perfect for an Oriental table scape, better to think of a Chinese NYear 2014.

Today is also my dearest Alejandro's birthday which we celebrated with his three Darling girls and Sil.

Ok, here is my Chinese New Year setting for 2014.

I used as a centerpiece among flowers a lovely ceramic, cinnabar red sculpture of a Chinese rice harvester girl that was a gift from my dear sister in law for a birthday several years ago.

My dear daughter Sofia gifted me with eight gorgeous place mats with an oriental motif as pagodas and flowers, which inspired me to make a 'Chinese New Year 2014' tablescape.

They are reversible.

I forgot what this sign 'exactly' meant, but I think it was a 'Happy Home' or something in this order.

I bought this set for eight with lots of mix and match pieces at Macy's NYC, more than 30 years ago.

My borther's wife, my dear Sil also gave me the adorable Chinese teapot you see here.

The mud Foo-Dog was also bought that much ago in NYCity's China Town.

Chinese teapot in red I blught for less tan $7 while shopping this holidays past and I like them for green tea.

Happy Birthday today to my wonderful and handsome husband, Alejandro. Many blessings to you my Darling!

We're going out to dinner tonight with my Sil and brother Joe to celeb.

I love the ceramic, red cinnabar sculpture of a Chinese 'rice harvester girl,' that was given to me several years ago by one of my dearest Sils.

Hubby gifted me three years ago these two Foo-dogs here. This one is the male one with a ball.

and here is the female Foo-dog holding a baby Foo, lol! I have a special love for them as they remind me of Ben, our beloved Pug that died three years ago.

I sat this table in honour of the Chinese New Year, January 31, 2014 in my breakfast alabaster table.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visits, you always make my day!

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

I will be joining:

Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Paula & Patty for What's It Wednesday at,

Rednesday at,
Gotta Create at Wildly Original Link Party at,
Wake up Wednesday at,
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at,
Deborah for What We Accomplished Wednesday at,
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,
Centerpiece Wednesday at,
Debi and Charly for Wednesday's Adorned from Above Link Party at,

Party on the Porch at,
Riverton Housewives Round Up at,
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea at,  http://bernideensteatime
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,

Christina for Wildly Original Linky Party at,
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,
Lesly for Create it Thursday at,
Jenn for Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson at,
Richella for Grace at Home at,
Pamela for Treasure Hunt Thursday at,
Sherry for Home Sweet Home at,
Debra for Be Inspired at,
Crystal for Ladies Only Blog Share at,
Thrifty Things Friday at,
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at,

Kathryn for Anything BLUE Friday at,
Jennifer for Fabulously Creative Friday at,
Farm Blog Hop at,
Cindy for Show and Tell at,
Holly for Tickled Pink Times two at,
Party Time at,
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,
Alama for Seasonal Sunday at,
Valkommen for Saturday Show Off at,
Dolly for Farmgirl Friday at,

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

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

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Savvy Southern Style

Sunday, January 26, 2014

FABBY: Cayetana's 7th. Birthday

Hello sweet friends!

Well, today my baby grand Cayetana's 7th. birthday and there was no great celeb as it's on Sunday, so next week when she's back to school she will have a small birthday party. Anyway, she wanted me to feature her in my blog, so I obliged, lol!

We had some time together with Cayetana's other grandparents and I forgot the battery of my camera, so at least here is a mosaic of her til now.

Thank you for visiting her.


Thank you for your visits and your sweet and kind wishes. You always make my day!

I will be joining some parties, so thanking the lovely hostesses for having Cayetana, specially caz she asked me to tell you about her birthday, lol!

Inspiration Monday Party at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Inspire Me Monday at,
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Mary for Mosaic Monday at,
Gemma for Monday Mellow Yellows at,
Our World Tuesday at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
The SCOOP Link Party at,