Friday, September 5, 2014

FABBY: Slow Transition to Fall

Hello sweet friends!

          I saw some gourds and small pumpkins in my local grocery store the other day, so I bought some and started to create a few small vignettes around my dining room, just to sort of go into a 'slow transition to Fall'... not that we have a four season weather in this country, mind you, but it's gorgeous out like a warm Fall, very windy and even some leaves are falling from the trees, besides pumpkins, gourds, etc are been sold in the market... and really it's a beautiful time of year around here as well, which always reminds me of Autumn in NYC.

"I am sad about how fast great comedian 'Joan Rivers' past away this week and it looks like maybe she shouldn't have, I've been hearing comments on the news."

" Anyway, she will be missed, I was a huge fan of hers. She had such an immense stamina and energy for a lady of 'just' 81. I simply adored her witted and fast humor, as she played 'Fashion Police' on E-TV and criticized the stars red carpet BAD choice in dressing, lol!

God bless her soul and thank you so much for making us laugh, she did me, for sure! "

Ok, here goes my Fall tweakings..

This vignette is done at the right side of the Italian buffet with gourds and small pumpkins on a Czech Onion bowl and some in the Meissen two tier server.
The teapot is Indischblau-Bavaria, Germany as well.

My collection of blue and white transferware plates and others, such as Dutch ones, Oriental and some are from our former Ceramic Factory, Monte Turi.

To the right wall, (not shown in the pic) there's more plates hanging.


The Onion bowl with such cute gourds and pumpkins that are showing up on the market around here lately too.

On the left side of the Italian buffet; as this piece has two sides with a china cabinet in the center....I arranged some Pink treasures
with the Lady Carlyle three tier server and some gourds on the Meissen bowl with girls playing hide and seek.

The candle holders are Bohemian from the Czech-Republic.

My third vignette is done on my vintage, American nesting tables that were my Mil's.

Some of you might remember I DIYed the blue cake stand a couple of years ago, using a lovely pretty cobalt blue Italian platter and I glued on a small blue bowl for a pedestal.

I did two; the other in crystal, which I gave to DD Sofia.

And my last and fourth Fall vignette is on the antique Egyptian console type.

I used my long cupcake cloche with small pumpkins, along with some antique liquor bottles from Alejandro's parents.

The cute  soldier holding, what looks like a big strawberry, is vintage French. 

I call it a 'slow transition' because there is not much here to indicate BIG FALL, but just some small cute gourds and pumpkins added to some of my fave things around the dining room.

Thank you for your sweet and kind comments my friends, as you always make my day.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

FABBY: New Vignette Changes

Hello sweet friends!

Over the weekend I've been tweaking, changing and rearranging some of the vignettes around the house.

 I was tired and bored with the old look, it screamed UP DATE ME!!! 

I had for so long the same things on top, specially on the antique chest, a heirloom from Alejandro's grandparents.

I've also been inspiring myself through Pinterest great pins from Ralph Lauren's classy d├ęcor, I just adore!

Some of you might remember I had it filled with family mementos in silver picture frames, in the foyer.... but if you don't, it's not important, here are my 'new vignettes' around the house, now. 

 I'm also sharing a couple of new finds. A 'Friendly Village,' soup tureen and big serving platter (perfect for Thanksgiving) and an Indian tablecloth with elephants I bought when I went to Peru on vacation...very inexpensive!

Ok, here it is, hope you like them.

                                              HAPPY SEPTEMBER!
The fireplace is in our den, so here too I had almost the same things for so long, except when I decorate it for Fall, now that September is here...or C'mas time.

At left you have a vintage French urn, and a Delft flower vase.
In the center it's one of my latest finds from a couple months ago, a hand painted Delft centerpiece bowl, which will be decorated for Fall sometime in September. 
Next to it, another Deft flower vase with the gorgeous Delft ginger jar, which is part of the three piece garnishing set you see here.

At the far left side of the mantel, I placed a couple of photographs of my dearest 'four girls.' This was an inspiration from a Ralph Lauren's mantel idea.

At the far right end there's a photograph I love of Alejandro with Victoria, our eldest grandchild, who is ten now!

This is how my mantel looks right now and I do like the final look.

This chest in our foyer is an antique heirloom from Alejandro's grandparents where I've had silver photo frames for at least 10 years, lol!

All I've done here before to change it a little, was in the center part of it with the blue and white garnishing set, now in the mantel top... and come C'mas some holiday decorations, but basically, it stayed the same!

I kept here only the big photograph of me and my DDs some years ago... and the rest was brought to the chest top from the mantel.

The indigenous woman with the young boy is a sculpture made by a famous Ecuadorian artist: Gonzalo Endara Crow.

The gorgeous French 'Art Nouveau' bowl you've seen many times is now with shells... and it's from the early last century and it was hubby's other grandparents, which I will decorate for Fall next month.

Doggies from my personal collection and at the end, inside a cloche is the 'at least' 100 year old 'Virgin Mary' we inherited from my Mil.
Now for my new finds:
My latest find, which I'm so thrilled with, is this lovely 'Friendly Village' soup tureen and big serving platter. I'd like to add that it's difficult to find transferware here right in a store, so I am very happy, indeed!

I fixed this vignette in our antique English buffet from Alejandro's grandparents, which is at our breakfast area and where I do lots of tweaking almost every month, to enjoy while we have our breakfast and lunch here . 

In the inside of the tureen is a summer scene, a cabin and water well.

The plate under it and ladle is from my white ironstone soup tureen.

Here is my new vignette with my Friendly Village tureen and platter and my bird Polish teacups in our breakfast area - English buffet.

And my second find; is this pretty beige and red elephant, Indian cotton table linen I found very inexpensive in Peru while vacationing there three weeks ago.

Elephants on the sides and the center...I love it! Elephants are good luck and are so adorable. The red and beige caught my eye, and in real life is very beige, not white.
I think it'll be pretty come Christmas time too.

Thanks for visiting sweet friends, your comments always make my day!

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