Friday, June 27, 2014

FABBY: 4th. of July Table & Giveaway

Hello sweet friends!

Oh my goodness, after so much and finally coming back from Victoria's birthday, I had a hectic week! I finally could end up my 4th. of July patriotic table setting!

Most of you who follow me know I'm American too and I so love the good old USA and here is my Red, White and Blue to celebrate it! I am also watching the American team in the Brazilian Soccer WC and rooting for the United States!

I have a giveaway for my three year of blogging that sweet and lovely Kathryn is sponsoring me at her fabulous blog and parties: THE DEDICATED HOUSE..... and I am so happy for getting to know you and always learning so much from you... such talented, generous and wonderful friends in blog land.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GIVEAWAY:  I will also send the giveaway winner to any place in the world and the only thing I require is that you "follow my blog alone," which by the way, it's all the way at the end of my blog!
Don't follow me anywhere else, as I don't care to have my blog running around.... you can also come and comment about my patriotic table and about the giveaway, I bought for you on my vacation.

I hope you like my giveaway, and it's posted here in my 4th. of July tablescape and they are eight place mats for your Summer tables. 
I love you all!

Happy 4th. of July everyone!

Here are four place mats I'm giving away. The winner will receive eight!

Now that I own dinnerware in blue and white transferware I decided to use them for the patriotic table, along with the red ones as well.

The centerpiece is done in a tray, containing the red transferware teacups and teapot, flowers and American flag.

The giveaway are eight of these, 'straw-shawl,' hand made placemats for your summer tables.

I wanted to pass through them ribbons in red and blue, but I've had more then two very hectic weeks! time I will.

I used two of my Historic Colonial Scenes, this Liberty Blue was created for the 'Bicentenial by Enoch Wedgwood of Stafordshire, England.'

And two of the Royal Mail... both English Staffordshire dinner plates.

The red salad plate is 'Old England.'

The napkin rings are enamel ones in red, white and blue.
I ended my place set with a cobalt blue mug for soup in each, which I bought them around 30 years ago in Pottery Barn in NYC, when they had such a tiny store.

I think most 4th. of July settings are very whimsical, right?

I hope you like the placemats. Go to Kathryn at ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY and MAKE it PRETTY MONDAY to enter my giveaway at:

A close shot of the cute star bread plates I bought in the Dollar Store June 2013 in Miami.

The candle holders in red and blue were made back at our ceramic Factory. They are part of a complete pottery dinnerware.

Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and for following my blog...that's all you have to do! If you have followed me before, thank you so much!

Thanks sweeties for your kind comments, as you always make my day!

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

HAPPY 4th. of JULY 2014!


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Monday, June 23, 2014

FABBY: Victoria's B'day Slumber Party

Hello sweet friends!

      Here are some pics of my sweet Victoria's 10th. birthday 'slumber party!'

We had a good time, the little girls were adorable and well mannered, although they're still children!

My daughter Sofia, me and the men worked so hard! Saturday we served them tacos for dinner and they helped themselves, so it wasn't hard... but, come breakfast time Sunday morning...what with making pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon... serving orange juice and chocolate milk for 14 girls, counting my two grand-girls...I was exhausted!

Ok, here are some pictures so you can appreciate all the work we did, lol!

The bunch eating tacos that they loved!

Tacos are easy and fun food, cause they helped themselves.
In pajamas ready to go sleep at 2am, lol!
Breakfast time, Sunday morning. Boy, oh boy, what work breakfast was!
The assembly line was really something else, lol...  While I made pancakes, Sofia cooked scrambled eggs and Alejandro microwaved the bacon! Our Sil served chocolate milk, orage juice, or whatever else they wanted...!!!

Here is this adorable group of youngsters that are 10 and some are going to be! Except for my little Cayetana who is your right behind the red chair.

Sofia bought three small cakes because some liked vanilla, mostly chocolate and the big cupcake was with 'dulce de leche cake filling.'

They had their cocoa in the morning in these cute mugs and they were a surprise for them with each girls' etched initials and then they could take them home as a reminder of Victoria's 10th B'day party!

Three small vanilla, a chocolate one and the big cupcake was with 'dulce de leche' filling.

Our little Cayetana had the best time. She's seven!

Sofia at your left end with her best friends, they are the moms of the girls here. They left after, so we were on our own with 14 young!!!.

Me with Victoria at your left end, along with some of her friends.

They're so cute! Sofia calls them 'the hybrid age' because they act like pre-teens and like children, all at the same time...she cracks me up!

The theme of the pajama party was: "Friends to the Moon and Back!" Sofia painted the pillowcases and added the name of each girl, as party favors, they could take them home and sleep with them that night if they wished to... and most of them did!

Here is the bunch outside the house taking turns riding Victoria's electric toy car.

My newly ten year old. How fast time passes by, oh my.
She's also a tall girl for her age too.

Sofia keeps her collection of ginger jars and vases in blue and white in this lovely European antique chest.

Thank you so much my dear friends for all your comments, as you know you always make my day!

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


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