Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FABBY: A Purple Autumn Table

Hello sweet friends!

       I just found out Kathleen at her meme "Let's Dish" is having a purple themed tablescape for Fall this Wednesday; so I promptly came up with this setting, because I already had a 'purple' sort of Thanksgiving table idea for this year.

Here is my inspiration for Kathleen's party, plus, I love her tablescape challenges, I get such fun out of them and visiting around your beautiful settings as well.

Ok, here is my collaboration for "Let's Dish-Purple Autumn Table."

I used a 'purple scarf' for the under cloth and used on top, one that's very lacy, so it can reflect on the setting the purple from under better.

I started setting the table with my purple chargers, white and gold Noritake dishes; purple Polish sherbet and water stems to match, along with German purple stems wine glasses.

I've been looking all over blogland, magazines and Pinterest; gold painted pumpkins and gourds, so I went to the cellar and dug out some dry ones I left from last year and proceeded to spray paint them and loved the result!

A high shot so you can see how my 'purple scarf' shows from under the lace tablecloth and picks up the hues from the purple glasses specially.


The purple compotes and water glasses are a set and I have them in pink too, I just fell in love with them a few years ago.

Here I used gold candles from my C'mas stash to go with my 'gold Fall pumpkins.'

The wine glasses have purple stems and are German. The water glasses are Polish and are a set with the sherbets and I also have them in pink as well.

The cute water pitcher with purple flowers was my Mil's.

Oh!...I did paint some pinecones too.

I'm so happy this late afternoon is raining finally; there's much needed water in the river near my house that I love.

When it stopped raining the color became gold, or it's a reflection of the gold painted pinecones, gourds and pumpkins...who knows!

Thank you so much sweet ladies for dropping by for a lovely and kind visit, you always make my day!

Thanking the wonderful hostesses for having me at their great parties...and specially to the ladies that support me by featuring me, I'm always so very grateful!
At the end of this year I will mention your generosity.


I will be joining:

Let's Dish   www.cuisinekathleen.com
Wow Us Wednesday   www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Wake up Wednesday   http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Outdoor Wednesday   http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com
What's It Wednesday   http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Vintage Inspiration Party   http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday   http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
Before and After Wednesday   www.thededicatedhouse.com
Open House Party   http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home   http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Tablescape Thgursdays   http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
Share Your cup Thursday   http://jannolson.blogspot.com
The Homemaking Party   www.hopeineveryseason.com
So Much at Home   http://somuchathome.blogspot.com
Home and Garden Thursday   www.adelightsomelife.com
It's a Party   http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Simple and Sweet Fridays   http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
Creative Ways   www.posedperfections.com
Grace at Home   www.impartinggrace.com
Favorite Things Blog Hop   http://katherinescorner.com

Say G'Day Saturday   www.natashainoz.com
The Inspiration Gallery   www.craftberrybush.com
Show and Tell Friday   http://myromantichome.blogspot.com
IY Inspired Party   http://foodfolksandfun.net
Chain Linky CLIMB   http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Saturday Sparks Linky Party   http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Serenity Saturday   www.serenityyou.com
Show and Tell Saturday   www.bedifferentactnormal.com
A Bouquet of Talent   www.lifeonlakeshore.drive.com
A Return to Loveliness  www.adelightsomelife.com
Creative Mondays    www.clairejustineoxox.com
Inspire Me Monday   www.createwithjoy.com


Sunday, October 5, 2014

FABBY: Lots of Sunflowers for October

Hello sweet friends!

          October-Fall is such a beautiful time of year and I have so many wonderful memories from growing up in Astoria-Queens in NY.

What I specially loved besides the beautiful weather, was the dry leaves in our Astoria Park, where we would go to play with my friends and jump and roll on top of the crunchy dry leaves...I loved the sound they made, such fun!

The weather here is like Fall, so I make believe it's a real 'Autumn Season,' plus is my birthday month, so yes, it's my fave time of year.

My grand girls are coming today to spend ten days with us on a school vacation they have, so I made this table setting with a sunflower theme, since Autumn is oficcially in the USA, now. Along with sunflowers, plates and placemats, which I know they're gonna love!

I know I will be very busy with sweet Victoria and Cayetana, so I created this setting for their lunch and for you, my dearest friends.

Happy October Fall, y'all !

Sunflowers, plates, and placemats.

I was with Alejandro the other day buying a gift and he spotted these sunflower plates and said: 'look how cute;' so I in turn immediately purchased them, (that's what I understood he meant, lol!)

A high shot!

I had these pretty sunflower big napkins which now I decided to use them as placemats cause I think the G'girls are gonna love them!

Multiple Choice dinner plates with yellow edges and sunflower salad plates.

The English buffet all done up for October-Fall, 2014.

The Italian amber stems are for the girls' orange juice; they love to play grown up..hehehe

I arranged the small pumpkins and gourds on a small dough bowl I keep all year round with the fruit in the kitchen.

The teacups are cute, they always seem to me as they have 'stitchings' around them!

The vintage Dutch chairs always look good come Fall, cause they're in an orange velvet with brown leaves.

You remember my new vintage French table hubby bought two months ago for our breakfast room.
Before we had one with a lovely 'alabaster marble' top that we gifted our DD Alexandra and the friends that follow me probably saw it at my post of Alexandra's home when we visited her last month.

NOTE:  I just came back to tell you that the little girls totally loved the table, specially the sunflower plates...hehehe...

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties and a special appreciation and thanks for the supportive and wonderful hostesses that always feature my posts.


I will be joining:

Make it Pretty Monday   www.thededicatedhouse.com
A Return to Loveliness   www.adelightsomelife.com
Inspire Me Monday   www.creatwwithjoy.com
Inspire Me Tuesday   www.astrollthrulife.net
Amaze Me Monday   www.dwelling-theheartofyourhome.com
Make it Monday   http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com
Simple Saturdays   www.sunnysimplelife.com
Pumpkin Makeover and Party   http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
The Sunday Showcase   www.bystephanielynn.com
A Bouquet of Talent Party   www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Share it Sunday   http://sondalynnathome.blogspot.com
Sundays at Home   www.thoughtsfromalice.com
Creative Mondays   www.clairejustineoxox.com
Monthly Sunday's Best   http://my1929charmer.com
Mod Mix Monday   http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME   http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
A Pink Tea Time Tuesday   http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Show and Share   http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday   www.kathewithane.com
The Scoop   http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com

Celebrating Teacup Tuesday   www.marthasfavorites.com
Tuesdays with a Twist   http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com
Fabulously Fall Linky Party   http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com
2014 Harvest Hop   www.aprilshomemaking.com
Vintage Inspiration Party   http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Wow us Wednesday   www.savvysouthernstyle.com
What's it Wednesday   http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Wake up Wednesday   http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.comCottage
Cottage Style Party   http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com