Thursday, February 5, 2015

FABBY: My Pink Valentine's

Hello sweet friends!

         Looks like I am finally having some time for me, to do what I mostly like, besides been with family and my friends, is creating themed tablescapes, visiting you all and inspiring myself, which is what I've done this Valentine's 2015.

All over blog land and Pinterest I've been looking at many 'Pink Valentine's' table settings and I decided to go for it myself and so proceeded to just create mine in PINK, as I do love, love pink and lately I have been with the 'blues.'

Wishing you all a very 'HAPPY VALENTINE'S' and a wonderful February, the month of love and friendship.

I started with a lace topper and under a pink one for my 'Pink Valentine's' effect.

Pink roses on a Japanese flower vase and my Lady Carlyle three tier holding some pink sweets.

The sweets are like cute tiny marzipan fruit and are so delish!
There are chocolate bonbons in pink wrappings too.

The dishes of my pink choice are my reticulated chargers, antique dinner plates from my Mil...

...salad plates are from my Czech dishes...

...and the teacup saucer to place the pink compotes.

The place set is finished with a pale glass pink compote.

Pink roses, pink chocolate heart boxes and a Lady Carlyle three tier sweet server.

The pink glasses and compotes are Polish, I also have them in pale purple.

The teaset is arranged in our heirloom 'English' buffet and a vintage 'French' jam bowl, held by a soldier in pink.
There's also 'Pink Champagne' for celebrating love day.

I love this teaset, it has such pretty pattern with flowers in many colors, specially pink. Butterflies and dragonflies; like in the teapots.

Vienese hand etched flutes to serve "Pink Champagne:"

A good friend of mine gifted me with this lovely hand crocheted doily I placed in the center of the table.

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

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


I will be partying at:

Tbalescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Grace at Home
Junking Joe Linky Party
Wordless Wednesday
Chain Linky CLIMB
Home Matters Linky Party
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
DIY Showcase VMG206
Saturday Sparks

Creative Mondays Blog Hop
Mix it up Monday
Observing Model Homes  #5 and Linky Party
A Valentine's Tea Time
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
A Return to Loveliness
Inspire Me Tuesday
Make it Pretty Monday
Wake Up Wednesday

Wow us Wednesday
The Wednesday Blog Hop
The Homemaking Party
Centerpiece Wednesday
Vintage Inspiration Party
What's it Wednesday




Monday, February 2, 2015

FABBY: My Dining Room Today

Hello sweet friends!

     My daughter Alexandra flew home this morning and it looks like I am about to rest somewhat, as some of you know she had an appendicitis and I've taken care of her for 22 days, and I am already missing I had guests from the USA, a tea party for friends that was due and finally a Rosary gathering...all in January! Not counting Alejandro's nephew's wedding we attended last Saturday, as to end the busy month of January.

I could finally get to do some vignettes and concentrate more on my house, cause when it comes to me, it's been neglected a little; like when you just walk by and who cares what it all looks, even if it's crooked or you don't like the items there together, but, not a chance to think, even!

Therefore...I went around this morning fixing it all up, here and there and everywhere... taking pieces out and placing them in different spots, etc. 

So far the dining room is how I like it and it's my fave room in the house, anyway.

Of course, it's not like you haven't seen my dining room, furniture and things, many, many times before!

Here goes the little changes, hope you like them.

I decided to place some blue and white pieces together in the center of the dining table, placing in center stage my 'Meissen 1900s' favorite two tier server; flanked by two Delft-Dutch flower vases, a reticulated bowl at the far end and a Japanese bowl in the close end, here.

Meissen 1900s, two tier server; flanked by two Dutch-Delft vases.

In the one end of the buffet some pinks with the hand decorated, German urn and three tier Lady Carlyle server.

Some more blues around this area too.

 The reticulated bowl in front of us and it has the Onion pattern.

In every piece of furniture, like in this antique Egyptian piece there's a blue and white, Dutch-Delft ginger jar as well.

 My collection has gotten bigger thru the years, lol!

In the breakfast room area, there's this vignette, in blue and white again, specially to show off mother's C'mas gift, this big Oriental teapot at your right in the tray, here.

I call the pretty 'Meissen bowl' in the vintage-American nesting tables... 'girls playing hide and seek.'
On top on the wall my Fil's American vintage clock.
The entrance to the kitchen at your right.

On top of the antique French table the beautiful 'Murano' compote Alejandro bought for me last Mother's Day.

Of course, the new upholstered French chairs in blue Tartan material. 

The Italian dining table, chairs and Oriental rug. 

The breakfast vintage French table. You might remember hubby bought it last year, around 6 months ago, to replace the alabaster one we had; that was sent to our DD Alexandra's house.

I'm totally smitten with this antique, Belgium buffet, from the early 1940's.

Besides the fact that it's practical because it has such deep and wide storage inside for china, as only the antique ones have.

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

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

A special thanks to the generous and supportive ladies that feature me.

"Creative Mondays"    Clairejustine; thank you.

Happy February you all!


I will be joining:

Make it Pretty Monday
Show and Share
Tea Time Tuesday
Metamorphosis Monday
A Return to Loveliness
Friday Favorites
THE SCOOP    Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Anita at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Ivonne at Stone Gable
Suzy at Worthing Court

Healing with a Cup of Tea
Table it Link Party
Model Home D├ęcor and Linky Party
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time
Tuesdays with a Twist
Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday-Oh my Heartsy Girl
You're Gonna Love it
Wake Up Wednesday Party

The Wednesday Blog Hop
What We Accomplished Wednesday
What's it Wednesday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Mix it up Monday   www.flourmewithlove.comThe
The Great Blog Train
Share Your Cup Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
It's a Party

Creative Ways Linky Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Create it Thursday