Thursday, October 22, 2015

Black and White Halloween Table

Hello sweet friends!

     The inspiration for my Halloween tablescape for 2015 is this very pretty cotton percale tablecloth draped all the way to the floor that my sweet mother just gifted me for my birthday this October 20th.

Since I do have two sets of black and white china I just mixed the two. The teacups don't belong to this set but have a lot of black, along with my pewter silver chargers.

Ok, here it is, see for yourselves.

                                      "HAPPY HOLLOWEEN DEAR FRIENDS!"

My inspiration for my Halloween table for 2015 is this black and white tablecloth my mom gifted me for my last birthday, on October 20th.

My choice for the place setting are my pewter silver chargers, Multiple Choice black and white dinner plates and salad plates and on top are my Halloween salad plates my DD Sofia brought me from Miami two years ago and finally a soup bowl with bat wings... to top it all, a very yaki black soup, lol... 

Love the black and white tablecloth my mom gave me.

Cute black teapot I bought for $3.28 last year.

A close up of the place layers

A witches hat as a centerpiece with little pumpkins and gourds around it...Oh! and a cute little ghost from my granddaughter Cayetana.


I didn't light the skull cause it makes a horrible noise and I can't stand it while shooting the pics! 

Silver and white decoration on the buffet.

A very 'mean' looking white pumpkin too.

In the English buffet I'm also displaying my new finds. A Cauldon, England pretty plate with a rose and a pretty platter Myott Son & Co., Shakespeare Land, England. I also found a pretty transfer ware soup plate, not displayed here. 

My transfer ware collection is growing, I'm so happy as I love it!

The teacups and saucers are from another Multiple Choice set of china.

The stems here are two red ones and two black with some 'red-blood wine'...go really well with the black soup.
I don't know if I should try it, though!

Who knows what disgusting tea is inside this black teapot...I rather not see!

OMG! What an ugly hairy black spider crawling on my buffet!!!

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me join their great Halloween parties!

I also want to thank Kathryn from Make it Pretty Monday's great party for featuring my Fall dough bowl and for all your support and kindness.

Thanks Julie for featuring my Fall Harvest Soup at your awesome party, Cooking & Crafting with J & J.


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Monday, October 19, 2015

A Very Sui-generis Baby Shower

Hello sweet friends!

While starting this very 'Sui-generis baby shower' post, I got such amazing news from our dearest friend Martha from Teacup Tuesday great tea party she hosts each week; that I won her teacup giveaway! 

I am so excited and happy my teacup collection is growing, thanks a ton to sweet Martha. Wow, I am so ecstatic, I can't thank her enough!

I call this post a "Sui generis Baby Shower" because it is, so unusual that some good friends, cousins and Sils of mine got together to make my dear daughter Alexandra, who is in Miami Florida giving birth to her first child, a little girl...and we are going to Miami in a couple of weeks for the birth of our grandgirl. 

They did a wonderful Baby Shower in her honor, so we send her pics and the beautiful gift they all gave her will be delivered to Alexandra by me.

Ok, here are some pics I am proud to share with you.

My best friend hosted the Baby Shower at her house, so she fixed three tables for  five ladies each, as all the goodies were served in each table, plus other delicious dishes too.

Here I am in red with my two dear Sils and the blond is hubby's cousin.

There were three tables like this one, each for five ladies.
My friend's beautiful Noritake china in cobalt blue with gold edges. She owns two sets of complete 12 place settings and serving pieces.

My dear mother in the center, flanked by the hostess's 92 year old mom at your left and one of my dearest friends.

Here I am with my best friend and hostess Myriam at the center and my mother's cousin, Cecilia.
They are giving me the gift I should take in their names to my daughter for her baby Maxima Juliette.

A close up of one of the three table settings. Besides the goodies you see here, they also served as an entrĂ©e a delicious shrimp crepe, baby cake and more yummy food like small sandwiches and hand pies, etc.

Here I am again with hubby's sister standing up next to me.

The hostess and best friend is standing at your right end.

Alejandro's sisters, the eldest and youngest.

This is the lovely jewelry I will deliver to Alexandra. Pretty gold hoop earrings with diamond chips and a little pendant to match.
 The other tiny earrings are from our daughter Sofia and her family. They're adorable 'pansy's' two tones of blue, in gold too. This type of earrings are a tradition here for baby girls. I know she will wear them in the USA a lot later than little girls would in Latin America... and even in Madrid where they reside most of the time.

Some of my friends sitting in one of my friend Myriam's two sitting areas at her lovely home.

The Baby Cake all in pink was delicious. Noritake cake plates for serving.

My dear Alexandra having a blood test 'just today' the Dr. required in the USA.
She's at Miami's beautiful "Mercy Hospital" where she will give birth in just three weeks more!
I must add that my two daughters, Sofia and Alexandra are both Americans, as I am; therefore her wish was that her daughter Maxima will be born in USA as well.

The card for Maxima Juliette everyone signed and sent good wishes.

Here I am with some friends. My mom and my best friend's mom at your right, chatting away, lol...

Tomorrow October 20th. is my birthday, so I thought I also share my Mil's heirloom Royal Albert lovely Oct. teacup and saucer, as she was also an Oct. girl.

Thank you so much for your sweet and generous comments, you always make my day.

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


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