Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Autumn Warmth in our Kitchen"

Hello sweet friends!

       Come into our kitchen, now decorated for Fall, specially cause I embellished my hand carved, wooden dough bowl I love and found for $8 some four years ago and it's quite big too.

I will keep it for the season in the kitchen and will use the fresh produce there and will just store some back in it for easy access.
I use lots of fresh veggies for cooking. Right now there's two ceramic pumpkins in it as well.

I love my kitchen, it's such a warm place and I thank God for it and feel very blessed. It's also very organized as I like it to be and I love to cook, mostly just for the two of us and sometimes when mother comes. Of course, I enjoy getting busy here for dinner parties as well. 
I think the kitchen is where most families spend their days, that's why it is rightfully called the 'Heart of the Home.'

The green and white dishes were made back at our former 'Ceramica Monte Turi' factory.
Isn't the butter dish with the chicken so cute? My Mother's Day gift green china by the window, with the tea set and teacups for tea in the afternoon.

As I said at the beginning of this post that I am keeping the fresh produce in the dough bowl for cooking daily and will replace them here again for easy access.
The weather here helps them keep well out of the fridge, as it's very crisp and fresh... same goes for the fruit.

I love the view out this window when I wash; specially the beautiful river you can see down there.
Soon it'll start raining so the grass will get greener as well as the woods.

I kept this wooden farm table for our breakfast nook in this kitchen; all the way from our previous farm house.

The flowers in the window sill pots are still blooming. Weather here is nice like a warm crisp Fall, but Winter, as you know it in the USA never comes, lol..

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


I will party here,

Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Celebrate it Sunday
Make it Pretty Monday
Amaze Me Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Tuesdays with a Twist
Fabulous Fall Link Party     http://myjourneyback-

Brag About it Linky Party
You're Gonna Love it
Wow us Wednesday
Creative Mondays Blog Hop
Mix it up Monday
Tea Cup Tuesday Pink Oct.

Friends Sharing Tea
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Wake up Wednesday
Home and Garden Thursday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Share Your Style
Tablescape Thursday
Cup of Morning Joe

Friday Features Linky Party
PINK Saturday
Simple Saturday Blog Hop
Sundays Down Under Link Party
Bouquet of Talent




  1. I so enjoy seeing your lovely kitchen! As often as I have admired the city view from your window - I did not relize you had a view of the river as well!!

  2. Hi Fabby, your kitchen looks so welcoming with the bowl of fresh produce, the beautiful dishes and the pretty flowers blooming on the windowsill. I really like that china with the soft greens. Have a great week.

  3. Fabby,
    I adore your h u g e dough bowl, dear friend!!!
    Taking a decor piece and making it utilitarian is clever, indeed!!!
    The farmhouse table in your kitchen is a great piece!!!
    Love the green with the vibrant Autumnal hued vegetables!!!
    Thanks for sharing and always inspiring!!!

  4. That looks absolutely gorgeous Fabby with those veggies and corn and yes - even turnips! Lovely!

  5. Hi Fabby! Oh, I just love this precious vignette! I adore your huge dough bowl and am still on the lookout for one! How wonderful to use it for all of the beautifully colored veggies! I love that handsome Rooster too. The dishes, oh, the dishes. You know how I love them and the little butter dish with the chicken on the lid is darling! Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Hi Fabby,
    I love your pretty wooden bowl with the veggies and the pumpkins. The chicken is just adorable.
    You have a very warm and inviting looking kitchen.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Julie xo

  7. Gorgeous and that harvest bounty looks amazing.

  8. Warn and cozy love the green teapot with the cups and the butter dish is to cute. Have a wonderful new week with love Janice

  9. You know what I notice the most about your kitchen, Fabby? It looks HAPPY! Just downright happy and you have it warm and welcoming feeling. You have such beautiful china/dishes --as you always do. Have a wonderful week-xo Diana

  10. Very beautiful Fabby, it is all so lovely.

    God bless

  11. As always, you have the prettiest dishes in your vignettes, Fabby! The butter dish with the chicken on the top is so precious. I adore the dough bowl filled with fruits and veggies. I also love the view out the window above your sink....seeing that rushing river (or creek) while doing the dishes would certainly make that chore a whole lot easier to do! Thank you for sharing your warm and inviting kitchen all dressed for Fall!

  12. Love your dough bowl and the wonderful, colorful display it makes. The green teaset and dishes are a perfect foil. Very warm and seasonal. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  13. I just love pictures of your cozy beautiful kitchen, especially ones with view out the window!!! The butter dish is too cute, and the dough bowl vegetable vignette lovely!!!

  14. This looks so pretty and homey! :) Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. The chicken butter dish is cute! The colours of your "bountiful harvest" are amazing!

  16. Whoo this looks so lovely, great colour :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  17. Oh its gorgeous. Love the fresh produce. I love the pots too. You have a beautiful home!
    Come over and link! Please link all your Fall posts. The more the merrier!

  18. You do have a wonderful kitchen, Fabby, and when you're happy in your kitchen, it's so much more fun to cook, isn't it? Love the posies on the window sill. There is just something charming about geraniums on the window sill. The butter dish is very cute and the green dishes are so fresh and happy looking. What a joy it must be to cook in there! Thank you, my friend, for sharing 'the heart of your home' with us and joining me for tea.


  19. Dearest Fabby,
    You have a very generous Heart of the Home where lots of labor of love gets done.
    Yes, your window view is breathtaking and it adds to the joy for preparing with fresh veggies and fruits.
    Sending you hugs,

  20. Your farm table is beautiful in your kitchen! The dough bowl full of vegetables is so charming and heart warming. The green china is lovely with the centerpiece and was a fabulous pattern y'all created. You must truly enjoy cooking in your kitchen will that gorgeous view of the river. Please pop over and view my post this week! Enjoy your pleasant weather for we are still having warm summer weather in Texas.


  21. Your kitchen is so warm and inviting, Fabby! I love your farm table and your wooden bowl overflowing with fresh produce. Your view of the river would make cleaning the dishes so relaxing. You are blessed, Fabby!

  22. Thank you for giving us a tour of your lovely kitchen. Your green dishes are beautiful and I'm really loving your dough bowl filled with a bounty of vegetables! Wishing you a wonderful Fall, dear Fabby!

  23. Your kitchen is a very happy place and I know you enjoy creating in there!! The large bowl filled with produce is luscious and so very appealing!!! The dishes are charming and love the butter dish, so cute..... Everything about your kitchen and home says, 'welcome'.....warm and inviting. Did I see 2 stand mixers?? Wow, some major baking goes on in there!! Thanks for sharing.....xoxoxo

  24. Beautiful and bountiful....still crushing on yr Mother's Day dishes....they look great with your other greens!

  25. Hola mi querida Fabby,

    I love the color explosion in your kitchen. What a happy and cheery space to cook in sweet friend. I love the roosters and colorful dishes in your collection. And the dough bowl is gorgeous. Perfect for so many arrangements and uses.

    He estado un poco enferma estos dias. La precion muy alta asi que tengo que tratar de relarme un poco mas. Just sharing Happy autumn amiga y abrazos desde NJ.


  26. What a lovely Fall atmosphere in your kitchen, Fabby. Your flowers are gorgeous! And I just love your pottery, most especially the chicken butter dish.....Christine

  27. Good Morning Fabby, I can see why your kitchen is the 'heart of your home' it is beautiful. I love your dough bowl... it looks so lovely ladened with fresh produce.
    .... and of course your dishes.... well what can I say, you know how I adore all your colourful dishes, they always make me smile and remind me of warmer summer days.
    I love the row of what I think are Primula on your window ledge, they look so pretty.
    As always, it is a joy to visit you, I am just sorry I have not been able to visit for a little while.... life has been a little hectic for me just lately.... but I am back to normal, so I will not be missing a post.
    Best Wishes, as always.

  28. Hello Fabby...your house is so lovely with all of your Fall touches. Makes a home warm and cozy. Love that collection, perfect for Fall. I know it must be a pleasure to cook and bake in this lovely place. xo

  29. What a beautiful colorful kitchen. It would be a delight and pleasure to cook/eat here. You are right, the chicken butter dish is sweet. Thanks for letting us visit your kitchen today.

  30. You are quite the decorator. So charming and beautiful. I love, love the picture/painting above the fireplace...

  31. My grandmother used to have a picture in her kitchen that said, "No matter where I serve my guest, it seems they like my kitchen best." It is true that the kitchen is the heart of the home and yours is lovely. I love the fresh produce as the centerpiece. Looks like a lovely place to share time with people you love.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  32. Your kitchen has always been one of my favorite kitchens, ever. It's beautiful....
    but what I love most is that you are thankful to have such a lovely home. I love that about you, Fabby.

  33. So pretty Fabby!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  34. Fabby,
    Thank you, dear friend for your sweet comment and visit!!!
    YES!!! You're correct!!!
    One pumpkin missing from the back place setting!!!
    I only had three, so I must find one more miniature orange glass pumpkin, soon!!!
    I, too, treasure your blog friendship!!!

  35. What a wonderful bowl FAbby! That one is so large and would be so much fun to use for all kinds of things. I love your flowers too. So fun to see your fall decor in the kitchen. Hope your weather has been fabulous. Ours sure has!

  36. Hello Fabby,
    What a colorful gathering on your's quite a feast for the eyes!

  37. Hi Fabby: Love your kitchen. I decorate with Hens as well and with wooden bowls. It looks great. Stop by, I have a surprise for you. Hugs, Martha

  38. Hi Fabby! Hope you're doing well and thank you for popping in to see me today. I'm still enjoying seeing your lovely kitchen display.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  39. Fabby, your kitchen is filled with gorgeous fall color. Yes, it seems the kitchen is where everyone loves to be, no matter how small. Your blooming flowers are wonderful. I think you must have the perfect window sill for those plants.

  40. Oh, Fabby! It's all so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  41. Bonjour chère Fabby,

    Un petit tour en cuisine qui ne me déplaît pas du tout, au contraire !
    Comme tu l'écris si parfaitement bien, la cuisine est le coeur de la maison. J'aime être dans ma cuisine comme j'aime être dans mon atelier. J'adore cuisiner et je cuisine comme je peins, à l'instinct !

    Avec tous ces légumes et fruits qui habitent ta cuisine créent une véritable féerie ! J'adore toutes ces couleurs ! La vue de ta fenêtre est aussi fantastique.
    Le coq veille ! J'aime toute ta vaisselle. Une cuisine où l'on se sent bien !
    Tes photos sont merveilleuses.

    Gros bisous ♡

  42. Lovely post! Thank you for linking up with the OMHG WW & sharing with us! Please come link up again this week at!! Have a wonderful rest of the week! xx


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