Friday, August 22, 2014

FABBY: Tea Time at my Mother's

Hello sweet friends!

     My mother has Bible readings with her friends and they take turns at their houses every month, so here are some pics I took from her last gathering, specially because the blue and white dishes were made at our former ceramic company.

For the friends that don't know; we used to own a ceramic factory up to six years ago and Alejandro has worked for more than 30 years in the ceramic and pottery business.

Alejandro was very skilled, actually, he is the one who knew about the pottery or ceramic production and I, in later years designed the dishes, inspired in the indigenous people of Ecuador's beautiful and colorful embroidered apparel.

The big pieces were reproduced from the original Spanish colonial design forms by hand, by a potter's wheel and an artist decorated them reproducing the flowers and plants mostly in the embroidery blouses and skirts.

I gifted mother these dishes years ago, which I'm sharing here. 

Hope you like this design in a classic blue and white.

Many years ago I made mother and my Mil choose the pattern they wanted  for a Mother's Day gift from us and my mom picked this one we called 'Zuleta,' because the embroidery came from a zone of the country, called like so.

The Zuletians make beautiful hand embroidered tablecloths, place mats, (I've shared before) caftan dresses, blouses, aprons, you name it; just gorgeous!

A close up of the Zuleta pattern in the place set.

The jam bowl has a rabbit in the lid.
The original Spanish designs had in all the lids different kind of farm animals.

I made her favorite 'Carrot Cake with Cream cheese frosting and Coconut.'
Here you can see another lid with a duck on the sugar bowl.

I think the 'Zuleta' style is a very elegant pattern and it makes it a classic been in blue and white.
I'm glad mother chose this one!

Here you have it, another design from our past ceramic company.

I might add that I had designed 14-15 patterns of dishes and we were very successful with them, since we used to export them to Texas, to England, Italy, France, some countries here in South America, etc.

Ok, you might ask why then we sold it and it was cause Alejandro was tired, nothing more to add!

Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, you always make my day!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

FABBY: Walking Back to my Fall Settings

Hello sweet friends!

I'm walking you back to my first Fall 2011 table settings up to last year's Thanksgiving tablescape.

It's fun to remember and to see how I didn't take good photos while going through the posts... not that I take great ones now either!
I also used a big Canon semi-professional camera I inherited from DD Alex, who is a 'real' photographer and now I have a gorgeous small Power Shot, SX50 Canon I bought last year in Orlando. 

Anywho; I hope you like my past tables, even though I know there's still another month before we can start decorating Fall, but I just love Fall decor, as in my neck of the woods weather is getting cold like Autumn. 

I love the warm burnt orange colors, golds and greens, so here they are.

To me it's good to go back to memory lane and see what dishes I've used, etc. and I can start planning for this 2014 Fall and Tksgiving settings.

Ok, here you have them, starting from 2011, the year I started this fun, fulfilling road with wonderful human beings I have met in my blogging journey, as you all are. 

Autumn Leaves 2011. The tablecloth was hand embroidered by me.

Fall Table for Four 2011. My mother crocheted this gorgeous tablecloth you've seen many times before.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding 2011

Kitchen Chocolate Time with 'Pull out Bread' - 2011

Thanksgiving Table 2011

Fall Table Setting 2012

Wooden Dough Bowl and Pumpkin Soup 2012
October 20, 2012 - my birthday. I always loved Fall, maybe cause I am a "Fall-Girl!"

Fall Harvest Tea Tablescape 2012

Thanksgiving Table 2012

Fall Lunch Table 2013

Pumpkin Cake Tea Table 2013

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2013

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

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their parties.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

FABBY: Holiday in the Coast of Peru

Hello sweet friends!

I'm back from our short vacation to the coast on the border of Ecuador and Peru, called Vichayito.

We went along with my Sil and Alejandro's brother Pablo and their special daughter. We had a real fun time, as the beach is gorgeous and the weather is wonderful and great food too!

Here are some photos of it.

They mobilized us to our tents in this car, almost like those golf type ones!

Here are the four of us. Alejandro, me, Juanita and Pablo, his brother.

Ok, here you'll see the great Peruvian food dishes they had in the zone.

The hotel was beautiful, with the distinction that they were bungalows and 'tents,' like in Africa. We where in a tent each, yes, you heard right!

 Inside they were fabulous, with a great bathroom, beds, closets, flat TV, you name it, really fun... I felt I was on Safari in Africa, lol!

Here you can see the tents and in the back a bungalow. They were gorgeous, but for more people, as families, thus, they were full with lots of families with children.

The entrance of the hotel.

Beautiful sunsets every late afternoon by the gorgeous, white sand beach.

Everything went perfect. We had a terrific time, thanks to our Lord.

Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, they always make my day.

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


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