Saturday, February 8, 2014

FABBY: Valentine's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Hello sweet friends!

    I saw this gorgeous cake the other day, a wonderful and luscious, "Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake" from "Merridith Kristoffersen at TWIGG STUDIOS" is where I got the recipe and it's yummy!  Hope you can try it, as it's easy to make too!

Most of you by now know that mother comes to spend the day with us every Wednesday, so I baked the cake in a heart shaped pan for this Valentine's season and we had it with tea in the afternoon.

Here it is, I hope you like it. I highly recommend you bake this cake!

Hope you also join sweet "Bernideen for her Romance is in the Air" at,

Here is the setting for tea or coffee and this great 'Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake' from TWIGG STUDIOS
(Check recipe in the link above)

I did the cake in a heart shaped cake pan for the Valentine's season.

The lovely white 'Italian-Tognana' teacups were a super find, as they came in a box of six for $ 5, 45; so I bought the last three boxes... two for me and one for a girl that comes to clean my house sometimes, as her birthday is coming up soon.

You can imagine me running  walking to pay for them carrying my three heavy boxes! Aren't they so 'peatty and sweet looking?'
I paired the white teacups with some English blue and white transferware plates for cake.

Now...this cake is totally yummy!

Isn't the cake cute in a heart shape...I loved it, lol!  Thanks to "Merridith Kristoffersen from TWIGG STUDIO" for the recipe.

The link is in the first photo.

The lovely flowers are stil fresh and I have them for a week!

I will use all of my twelve teacups for next Rosary prayer with my friends.

Thank you so much for visiting me sweet friends, as you always make my day!

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


I'm joining:

Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Sally for BLUE Monday at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,
Lisa for Mix it up Monday at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,
Nancy for Inspire Me Monday at,
Kaysi for Motivate Me Monday at,
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Link Party at,
Danielle for Silver Pennies Sunday for
Stephanie Lynn for The Sunday Showcase Party at,
Linda for Nifty Thirfty Tuesday at,
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,
Sandi for Hearts and Flowers Tea at,
The SCOOP Linky Party at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,
Create, Link, Inspire at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Anyonota for Tasty Tuesdays at,
Martha for Valentine's Teacup Tuesday at,
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,
Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Deborah for What we Accomplished Wednesday at,
Create with Joy at,
Richella for Grace at Home 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.

Savvy Southern Style


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FABBY: Valentine's 2014 Table for Four

Hello sweet friends!

          I wanted to create a table for a Valentine's dinner party for the two of us, plus a couple of friends, so I had to think in more of a practical sense, therefore, I'm using my reticulated dinner plates, plus a porcelain tea set with small red-rose color little flowers.

I also placed it in our alabaster round breakfast table with no tablecloth, as I didn't go with the regular red and heart plates like in my past Valentine's.

Here it is, I hope you like my Valentine's table for 2014.

Valentine's table setting for four on the alabaster breakfast table.
The centerpiece flowers and other decor pieces are in our everyday 'glass lazy-susan.'

The flowers I chose are to match the flowers in the china and are in the pretty white Portuguese pitcher Alejandro bought for me three months ago.

See how the color of the fresh flowers are just like the color in the teaset?

A Brown chocolate heart box at left.

A wicker tray is the same as the chargers.

Brown wicker and cane chargers, reticulated dinner plate, flower porcelain salad plate and teacup to match.

A small romantic cloche with nesting birds.

Little red roses in the dishes.
In the store where I bought them a few years ago, they told me that they were specially made for the store, or 'private labeled'... but the sales lady didn't know where, as in the back it just has the name of the store printed on.

I used my carved like Polish purple water glasses and the purple clear wine stems are German.

The buffet has a Valentine's liquor candy heart box.

The pretty salad plate. I love the cut edges with a gold trim.
They also have some butterflies in it, so I used butterfly napkin rings, made at our former Ceramic-factory.

The teacup and saucer.

Love the flower design with butterflies too, so I used some yellow butterflies napkin rings as well.
The BLUE hatted vintage French figure of a country boy in the back.

Here is the vintage BLUE hatted French country girl holding a sheep.

A small cloche in the glass lacy-susan.

Here's what's inside the small cloche...a chocolate couple and heart.

Thank you for visiting me sweet friends, as 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 and Patty for What's It Wednesday at,

Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea at,
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,
Martha for February Tea Cups at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Deborah for What We Accomplished Wednesday at,
Sarah for Make Bake Create at,
Charly and Debi for Wednesdays Adorned from Above Party at,
Melody for REDNESDAY at,
Sarah for The Homemaking Party at,
Terri for A Creative Princess at,
Kathy for Home and Garden Party at,

Jann for Share Your Cup Thursday at,
Christina for Wildly Original Linky Party at,
Leslie for Create it Thursday at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,
Richella for Grace at Home at,
Jennifer for Fabulously Creative Friday at,
Kathryn for Anything Blue Friday at,

Thrifty Things Friday at,
Holly for Tickled Pink Times Two at,
Beverly for PINK Saturday at,
Saturday S how Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Becky for Under $100 link party at,
From the Farm Blog Hop at,
Saturday Sparks at,
Show and Tell Saturday at,
Funky Junk Interiors Link Party at,
Spotlight Saturday at,

I will be joining Wow Us Wednesday at,

Savvy Southern Style