Tuesday, October 28, 2014

FABBY: October Rosary Gathering

Hello sweet friends:

Here is another month ending and as many of you know I host the last Wednesday of every month a Rosary prayer with some friends. Therefore, tomorrow is the last Wednesday of October and have set the breakfast table and the formal dinner table to accommodate the 14 ladies that will attend.

Some friends might remember that last August when we went to Peru for a short vacation I bought this pretty Indian tablecloth with elephants; so I´m using it for the first time tomorrow, paired with my red and white transfer ware tea set.

The round table was set with the 'balsa wood' placemats I bought a couple of months ago too and my Mil's antique dishes from her wedding.

With that said, here are my settings for tea after prayers.

I found out the elephant Indian tablecloths are called 'Mandalas.'

The tablecloth was originally 7 inches to short, length wise for my long, formal dinner table; but the sides were very long, so I had a 7' piece cut from the sides of the cloth... and added to the length to make it fit and it turned out perfect and had the pieces with the elephants sewn back on in the four sides of the cloth.

There were a small pieces of material left from the four corners from where it was cut too and I had made 8 cute small tea, or cocktail napkins. You can see them in the pics.

I am very happy as how it turned out; the seamstress I know is very talented to figure out everything I 'imagine' and that goes with my cloths' alterations as well, lol!

I will use baskets for bread and platters for cheese, along with jam bowls, but didn't want to place them today so you can appreciate the full tablecloth's print, I love...and all the work I had made to lengthen it...hehehe

Here you can see at left the cute little cocktail napkin.


Now the tablecloth still has the elephants on all four sides!

To sort of add more whimsy to my 'elephant' theme tea table... I placed some cute elephant figurines that were my dear Mil's because she loved elephants, so I know she would have loved this cloth!
I used some of the yellow roses my Bil sent me for my birthday last week, before they start wilting away.

Some more elephant figurines.

Next time I post the rosary for November, you will see it all done up for the Holidays.

My pretty 'vintage French' round table Alejandro bought a few months ago was set with the 'balsa wood' place mats, as I just love how the cutwork shows the wood of the table through them.

The dishes here are antique from my In-law's wedding, circa 1940. A complete set for 24 place settings originally.

Again, here too I used the reticulated-cut work dinner plates as chargers with the cake plate on top, as they are cream color like the dishes.

The glass lazy-susan will not only contain tomorrow what's here, (removing the flowers) but some sweets, cheese plates and bread basket as well.

The small bowls with handles are for the homemade jams. 

I love how the cutwork shows through the wood of the table!

The reticulated plate as charger as well, paired with the cake plates from my Mil's antique dishes, made in the USA and from her wedding in 1940!

I just erased all the parties and all that was written down here, by accident! Shoot!!!

Thank you my sweet and kind friends for your visits, they always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties!
A special thanks to the generous and supportive hostesses that have featured me and made me feel honored!


I had all the parties mentioned here, but it got erased by mistake. I can't start again, so please excuse me... I never do this!!!