Friday, December 19, 2014


Hello sweet friends!

Here is my Kitchen Tour, which now I am having my daughter, mother hubby and me for tea, ice-cream and brownies... We are starting the sugar fix these days for the holidays.

I am baking away for 'food gifts' too...of course, we try everything before I take them to their destination, lol!

Ok, here is the kitchen all ready for guests and for the most beautiful time of the year...

I always have to have tea in my red transferware for the holidays.

The Christmas sherbets for ice cream were made at our Former Ceramic. Co.

The friends that follow me have seen our sky light stain glass in the kitchen before with red roses, so it's perfect for the holidays.

This station is for the lovers of coffee, like my daughter...actually, I love it too, but I do like my teas as well.

I love the silly little Santa clock with skinny legs, lol (at your upper right) and it's one of the things that make me smile the most when I'm around the kitchen.

Some of you might remember that I explained that I have kept this old rustic wooden table for our kitchen nook and was from our farm, some 35 years old.
Alejandro wants to replace it, but I'm not sure.

My centerpiece along with the brownies and strawberries and cherries at left.

In the window sill some of my huge collection of Christmas mugs...I love mugs!
I have old mugs in a carton box cause really, taking much more out?!


Thank you so much for your wonderful visits, I love you all my friends and that's why you have made my day, days, weeks, months and this year that's almost over.

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.
Specially to the wonderful hostesses that honor me by featuring me at their wonderful parties.



Merry Christmas to all of you.


I will be joining:

Saturday Show Off
Home Sweet Home
PINK Saturday
Tablescape Thursday
Make it Pretty Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Saturday Sparks Party
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Chain Linky CLIMB
DIYs Showcase

The Bouquet of Talent
Silver Pennies Sunday
Amaze me Monday
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MMM#257 Block Party
Metamorphosis Monday
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Anita- Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Debbie-Confessions of a Plate Addict
Yvonne-Stone Gable
Suzy-Worthing Court

Turn it up Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday
Le Cheteau des Fleurs
Wake up Wednesday
The Homemaking Party
Wow us Wednesday
Wake up Wednesday
Creative Ways Linky party
Vintage Inspiration Party



Monday, December 15, 2014

FABBY: Christmas Tree in the Den-Tour 3

Hello sweet friends!

I've been so busy lately as you all know, this is a busy time of year for all of us.

We had Alejandro's family reunion, so the family arrived from all over the country and so did my daughters and grandgirls.
We had a fabulous time last Saturday with 58 members of the family, along with a bunch of grandchildren from all of us.

Here is my Tour 3, consisting of my decked den with Christmas tree, new tartan chairs and having a little tea by the fireplace. I don't have the fire on cause this is a spring type of weather around here, lol!

Here is our den ready for the Christmas holiday 2014.

The new upholstered French chairs in the tartan plaid are just perfect for this time of year, so I brought them here for the holidays.

A little Christmas setting for tea and cookies for three. The teaset and cups were made back at our former Ceramic Co. The design was done by hand, of course... and I found the pattern on a C'mas fabric I had back then.

The butter dish was a gift from my mom several C'mas' ago.

A close up of the Nativity in the mantel.

The Christmas mantel in the back. We enjoy C'mas Eve and Day, right here in our family room.

One end table with a pic of our DDs when it was Sofia's first C'mas.
She's wearing a little plaid dress I made for her back then and Alexandra a Scottish skirt.
My DD Alexandra when she was not even one.
My DD Sofia when she was one and a half years old.
My dearest grandgirls Victoria and Cayetana.

I came back to add these close ups of our tree cause the little girls wanted me too and 'I obliged right away, lol...'

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree.... Happy holidays my friends!


In the mantel at your right is 'St. Patricks Cathedral too.'

Our tree has ornies I have collected since our first C'mas 39 years ago. Many wonderful memories it holds and little picture frames with my own girls when very young as my two grandgirls when babies too.

I've also gave my daughters lots of ornaments and tree figurines and gave away some to a girl that comes to clean my house sometimes and helps me when I have company for dinner.
I've kept my favorite ones, the ones with the more memories and the gifted ones from family that I love and are no longer with us.

This is an English antique curio that belonged to Mr. Living's grandparent's with a three tier German Pyramid Nativity.... and a Virgin Mary under the glass cloche.

The curio is also part of a big dining set and we are happy to have the buffet in the breakfast room, the one in my header with the red transferware too.

The family of Carolers are always at the very entrance of our pent house apartment to welcome you.

The leather trunk is Spanish colonial and was a gift from Alejandro's grandmother.

Thank you for your wonderful visit sweet ladies...please come again... and have a very blessed Christmas holiday along with your dear families.

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.
A special thanks and appreciation to the ladies that are so generous to feature me at their wonderful parties, it's always such an honor.

Wake Up Wednesday at Sew Crafty Angel and co-hosts.


I will join:

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Le Chateau des Fleurs
You're Gonna Love it
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Tuesday Cuppa Tea
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