Sunday, June 7, 2015

FABBY: A Summer Vignette and GREAT News!

Hello sweet friends!

     I wanted to create a fresh vignette for my vintage English buffet and I came up with sprucing up my white tool box placing inside it vintage English plates, mostly.

We also have GREAT NEWS!

Our dearest DD Alexandra will give birth to a lil'girl next 13-16th. of November in Miami, Florida! She now resides with her fiancée in Madrid-Spain where he has a soda Co., but since my Alexandra is an American, like me, she rather give birth in the USA.

My DD Sofia is going to Miami with her hubby because he is due a doctor's check up after he had an intervention in his spine last March to remove his 'stainless steel rods, hooks and screws, cause you see, over two years ago he had a spinal operation to implant all these spinal instrumentation, as some of you might remember.

However, after they removed these 'artillery' (lol...) from him he needed to go for a final check up as now his spine is mended together, but still he was in so much pain from this before too.

Now he is finally back to normal for which we are thrilled and we also hope the Doctors are satisfied with how he has recuperated.

Ok, to finish this story, here is where we enter: Grandpa and Grandma, us, are driving a three hour trip to mind the G'girls for about nine days and we'll be also celebrating Father's Day there and Victoria's 11th. birthday too; after the girls' parents come back home. We are so excited!

Here is my vignette, I was inspired by some pics of tool boxes I saw on Pinterest lately and perfect for Summer, I think.

Most of the plates in the box are vintage...rather,
they all are, along with the ones on the sides of it.

I love how fresh it looks as my wooden tool caddy with DIY whitewashed rustic look. 

A close shot of the plates. Most are also vintage transferware.
The two flanking the tool box, were my Mil's from my heirloom china and the white with Alejandro's grandparents gold monogram is even around 80 years old.

A close shot of the plates. Most are vintage transferware.

The tea service up front in red transferware is also vintage.

A view of our breakfast area, table and buffet in the back.

Lots of refreshing here in the breakfast room, to go with the mood and lazy days of Summer.

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

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.

Specially I thank dear Kathryn for featuring me at Make it Pretty Monday-THE DEDICATED HOUSE


I will be partying here:

Amaze Me Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Beautiful Blossoms forTea Time
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

Roses of Inspiration Link Up
Show and Share
BLUE Monday
Oh my Heartsy Girls Wordless Wednesday
Tuesday with a Twist
Time for a Bolg Hop
The (not just) Homemaking Party
It's a Party
Vintage Inspiration Party

Share Your Style Party
Tablescape Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Creative Ways Link Party
Anything BLUE Friday.
PINK Saturday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party



  1. Oh Fabby, congratulations, what fabulous news.

  2. Fabby, I know you are thrilled to welcome another beautiful girl into the family. Congratulations!
    All the best to your SIL for improved health. Enjoy the time with your grands.

  3. I sense your excitement! You have a lot to look forward to.
    What a unique way to display your beautiful transferware piece.
    Some day, I'd enjoy seeing a post on all the beautiful art work and wall decor in your lovely house...
    I hope your weeks brings you much happiness and good health. ♥

  4. Great news Fabby :)

    Whoo I would love some of these plates ..

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays

  5. Fabby,
    First of all, Congrats to everyone in your family expecting the new addition!!
    Lucky you to get to spend time with your grand children!!
    What an amazing vignette! Love it!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  6. Fabby, I can tell in your post how excited you are about the baby and your upcoming trip. This is wonderful news....Congrats! I love the vignette with the pretty transferware and tool box.

  7. Congratulations on the newest granddaughter!! What happy news! And such a blessing to spend time with your grandchildren. I do hope things go well with your son-in-law.
    I have a couple of those tool boxes; what a great idea!

  8. That is wonderful news about your family, Fabby. A new grandchild is exciting. I like your old tool box with the vintage plates in it. Have a wonderful week. Pam

  9. Hi Fabby,

    You're so excited with your wonderful news that you neglected to place the BLUE MONDAY link on your post.

    Please add:

  10. How wonderful Fabby another baby on the way such happy news...congrats to your daughter!!
    Beautiful vignette my friend!

  11. Felicidades Fabby por lo que nos cuentas, los niños siempre traen alegría a la familia.
    Besos desde Argentina

  12. Lots of excitement in your family right now! LOVE your whitewashed toolbox holding your gorgeous transferware. Happy Summer, Fabby, and thanks for joining me for Tea Time!


  13. Congrats on the impending arrival of your newest grandchild!

    What a creative and pretty way to repurpose a toolbox!

  14. What exciting and good news about your family. The transferware collection is lovely in the white wooden box. Have a safe and fun trip to take care of the children. Hope your week is special!


  15. Wonderful news and congratulations to you all! How lovely! Hope things go well with the spinal issues as well. I love your transferware and box...lovely! Enjoy the girls, and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  16. I love how your family celebrates life!!! Especially YOU!!
    I am so far behind in the world of Blog and I am going back to see all of your posts that I've missed!!! Love all the 'Eye Candy' with your beautiful photos!!

  17. Fabby, how wonderful. Your beautiful family is growing. The holidays will be extra special.

  18. Fabby,
    Congratulations on the new addition! We are expecting another one in September and my heart swells with love and gratitude. Our families are the heart of our lives and spending time with them is the greatest joy on earth!
    Oh, your transferware is beautiful-I am struggling to find more pieces for my collection.
    Have a very lovely evening,

  19. Hi Fabby, your wooden box sets off your dishes so well!

    I love the breakfast area, your home is so warm and inviting!!

    I do hope that you can stop by to share on Oh My Heartsie Girl WW this week.
    Have a great week!

  20. Que noticia tan alegre... Felicidades a los nuevos padres y a toda tu hermosa familia que sigue creciendo cada vez mas. Me alegro que el novio de tu hija este mejor de salud.

    Enjoy that gorgeous family my dear. Those moments are priceless.




  21. HI Fabby... So happy for all the happenings at your side.Congrat's. Love the wooden box and how it is used for. Lovely images as well. Have a beautiful day my dear Fabby. Love Sujatha:)

  22. Congratulations!!! Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!


  23. Congratulations with all of your great and wonderful news! God is Good! Love the tool box! I bought one unfinished at the big fairground that I went too and now I may just very well know what to do with it! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  24. So happy for you for all the great news. As always, love your vignettes.xoxo

  25. Dearest Fabby,
    Congrets to the great news and for the timing to have granddaughter number three arriving in Miami. Smart choice indeed since your daughters, like you are US Citizens.
    I'm very happy to read that your son-in-law is finally without pain; quite a risk for living through such surgery and its aftercare.
    Your tool box setting looks very lovely!
    Sending you hugs,

  26. What happy news you e shared, dear Fabby! Exciting times are ahead for all of your family. Enjoy your time with your family.
    Your vignette is sooo pretty. I love transferware and seeing yours in the pretty white box makes such a nice display. Your teapots are beautiful and how lucky for you to have two! Safe travels, my friend!

  27. Congratulations, my lovely friend! So happy for you! Besos Grandes preciosa!!

  28. Congratulation..A new little girl is so exciting( Lucky your Grandma)... We just received grand news too that we're expecting our 8th grandchild...Such a blessing!!!

    I've always been so fond of transfer ware particularly the red ...Your heirloom display is fabulous..You always create such beauty .... the tool box is a super idea...I love an eclectic look in design.... Blessings

  29. Love, love your vignette, Fabby! Such wonderful news! Can't wait to see that little girl. Congratulations! xxx Mara

  30. So good to be back and return for such amazing news.
    Many Blessings to all of you and have lots of fun,

  31. Well done. You have a very lovely home.

  32. Congratulations on the wonderful news! We got a new grandson since the last time I went blog visiting and I'm sure being a grandma is the best job in the world!

    Your transferware is just charming and I love how you have it displayed!

    Happy Pink Saturday,

  33. I just love the combination of rustic wood with pretty china. It just works!

  34. What happy news! A new baby to join the family. I enjoyed looking at your transferware vignettes. I too love transferware. I collect a pattern called Memory Lane. If you have time, stop by this link to see my collection:
    Enjoy your time with you grandchildren!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

  35. Such a lovely vignette dear Fabby! Best of luck to your dear daughter Alexandra. It will be a delight to see a sweet baby girl.

  36. Your vignette is marvelous, Fabby! I am so very excited for you! Congratulations! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

  37. Congratulations, Fabby, on another gorgeous female that will be a part of your life, soon! What a nice collection of plates you displayed...congrats of the feature!

  38. Hi Fabby, the Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Pop on over when you have time to check it out! Have a great week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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