Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter January Vignettes 2016

Hello sweet friends!

I consider 'January' the month of home decorating after the holidays.

We all want to decorate our homes "back to normal" which is what hubby calls it, lol.. That's cause he rather see his home without the C'mas décor he says the "jingle bells" tires him after a while... he cracks me up, really!

Anyhow, I did do some Winter vignettes here and there a little different then last year's.
I'm sharing the foyer table and the dining room pieces, mostly, since it is where I can do more of the switching and decorating.

I'm not good at creating vignettes, like most of you are.
It seems that the majority of my elements of décor have turned out to be 'blue and white,' which is fine with me, as is my fav color- combo.

Up front this pretty Oriental ginger jar I got for Christmas from DD Sofia, since I've never had one, I'm loving it!

At your far right I placed my Meissen two tier server I love, instead of the Oriental lamp I had before, thus removed... some of you might remember it.

This is what this buffet looks like now, after I removed the big Chinese lamp and it seems less cluttered, neater and lighter.

The silver is mostly sterling heirlooms, so I always love to have them on an everyday basis.

In the center of the buffet my vintage English stoneware bowl and in the back, standing on the tier is an English, 'Shakespeare Land' platter... a latest find from a couple of months ago.


In the heirloom antique English buffet I brought back my two Oriental figurines under cloches, along with some plates on stands, birds in nests and a Delft blue and white bowl.

The Delft bowl is decorated with snowed pinecones I painted.

This pretty 'Cauldon-England' plate with roses is also a find from a couple of months ago.
In one corner of the buffet in the formal dining room I placed my 'Lady Carlyle' three tier server and vintage French teapot, along with the antique 'Bavaria, Germany' tea set from WWII.
In the other corner of the formal buffet a 'Friendly Village' tureen and round platter. Next to it my 'Meissen' bowl with three girls playing
"Hide and Seek" is what my granddaughter Victoria used to say when she was five... she's now 11.
I loved this thick cotton runner with blue stripes I got on an after Christmas sale.

In the formal dining table I placed my English silver fowl cover, a Christmas gift from hubby four years ago... flanked by mercury glass and crystal Czech-Bohemian candle holders.

This side piece is antique Egyptian and I decorated with mostly white.

I painted the dried twigs and pine cones for a snowed look. In back of the white French doggies I placed a glass icicle from the top of my C'mas tree. 

I ran into something like this going thru an old French décor magazine and I thought it was perfect to reproduce the look with great books, on top of the foyer's vintage French table.
In the center my beautiful blue crystal Murano pedestal.

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

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


I will party here:

Grace at Home
Tablescape Thursday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Home Sweet Home
Foodie Friday and Everything else
The Weekend Blog hop
What's it Wednesday
PINK Saturday
BLUE Monday

Make it Pretty Monday
Amaze Me Monday
Simple Saturday Hop
Share it One More Time
No Place like Home
A Bouquet of Talent Link party
Creative Mondays Hop
Table it Link Party
Mix it up Monday

Tuesdays with a Twist
Brag About it Link Party
Create and Inspire Party
What's it Wednesday
Wednesday Blog hop
Wake up Wednesday Link Party
The Creative Muster Party
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday

Bernideen's Tea Time
Talk of the Town Link Party
Roses of Inspiration



  1. All of your vignettes are so pretty. I love the silver down the middle of the dining table and the pretty blue pieces you have are stunning too. Gorgeous

  2. Good Evening Fabby, As always it is a joy to visit you. You have a wonderful style and we are kindrid spirits because like you, I love blue Delft plates which I must say I have quite a few of, as Amsterdam is only a hop skip and a jump away from England.
    I love how you placed your ornaments inside glass domes, I think that is a marvellous idea.
    With warmest wishes.

  3. What lovely vignettes Fabby. The blue and white with the silver pieces looks so elegant. I love the new ginger jar that your daughter Sofia gave you but I think my favorite of all your blue and white pieces is your beautiful two tier Meissen server, I have always admired it!

  4. You have so many beautiful pieces and they're all displayed in a lovely manner. I agree about this time of year. I've been fussing around the house a bit- changing things a little for a new look. I'm glad the holiday goodies are put away. I love them but only want to have it out for just so long. I wish you lived closer as I have a couple of pieces of that pink China that would go with yours.

  5. What beautiful vignettes Fabby. I adore all of your pretty blue and white pieces. Am so crushing on that gorgeous ginger jar.
    XO Barbara

  6. I love everything you post. I do have an inquisitive question.. where do you store all these beautiful pieces omg I love them all I dont have storage space for all the gorgeous place settings... thanks for the visit sweetie!

  7. Fabby,
    Your treasures are exquisite and the real deal.
    You decorate your home with class, style and items that have been curated throughout the years- lovely!

  8. It would be impossible to make a wrong choice with so many beautiful pieces. Of course, my eye always goes straight to the Meissen tiered piece. Wow! I really like what you did with the entry table...interesting idea. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  9. Dearest Fabby,
    You are a tease... telling us that you mainly LOVE you blue porcelain and thus it's hard to decorate with different things and than you end with a wild and colorful table full with books and on top other things!
    But in a way I can agree with your husband... I've never been too keen about all that Christmas decorating. KISS is our motto for Keeping It Sweet and Simple.
    Glad you managed to close the busy chapter of Christmas and you had even more things to do with going to Miami for the birth of your Granddaughter.
    Glad all is well and indeed, the bells and whistles are behind us and let's hope we can enjoy a more relaxed pace.
    Hugs and blessings!

  10. hi fabby,

    i've recently found your blog and just loved it.
    all of your vignettes are gorgeous.
    happy friday/weekend~

  11. WOW! so luxurious and beautiful!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  12. wonderful post.

  13. These are beautiful Fabby. I love your cake stand too, I could collect these if I had more room :)

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop. Have a lovely weekend ..

  14. Dear Fabby ..Your winter vignettes arrangements are beautiful. Very classy. I could't visit your earlier posts and leave a comment since i was busy. All your posts are wonderful. Nice to be back after a small gap. Have a bright day. Hugs Sujatha:)

  15. It's all lovely, Fabby, but the simple blue and white runner sets everything off in the most perfect way.

  16. What do you mean you can't do a vignette? This all looks beautiful! That blue ginger jar is gorgeous.

  17. Oh, Fabiola, doesn't it give you such great pleasure to look at your beautiful collections? Things you've amassed over the years; they are all special remembrances. Lovely lovely lovely. xx's

  18. Oh I think your vignettes are have so many lovely things. I adore your blue and white pieces. I've got to finish re-decorating my mantel and shelves without all the Christmas decorations it looks bare. Hope your are enjoying the new year!

  19. Fabby,
    You have some exquisite blue and white pieces in your collection, dear friend!!!
    Love the pink and white set!!! So~o~o romantic!!!
    Your heirloom sterling silver pieces reflect the warm glow of your lovely home!!!

  20. You certainly do have some beautiful pieces, Fabby and it looks like you had a ton of fun making some changes for your January decor. Everything looks beautiful!

  21. Hi Fabby, Everything looks so pretty. You have quite a blue and white collection going on. :) Love your marble top foyer table and the flooring, just beautiful! Pretty crystal chandy too!
    Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment. I am following you now too!
    Have a great day!

  22. Love the blue and white pieces. I so admire those colors and I often wonder why I don't have any....silly me. Your collections are fabulous. So much eye candy for people like myself to drool over. Thanks again Fabby for linking up to our Table it party on Sundays. xo

  23. Hi Fabby,

    I must correct you! You are too VERY good at vignettes. Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

  24. Hi dear Fabby! Oh, I think you do a beautiful job of setting up vignettes and all of your blue and white pieces are so pretty. I certainly do appreciate your prayers so very much. Bless you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. All of your winter vignettes are exquisite but I think your blue and white dishes are my favorite. Happy week, my friend! Zenda

  26. Love the pretty Carlyle tier server and vintage teapots from France and Germany!

  27. Fabby, I have to agree with the other ladies. You are very good at creating vignettes! I love your new blue and white ginger jar from your daughter! Love your French table with the books laid out on it too. Very smart! Thanks for sharing at No Place Like Home and have a delightful day.


  28. Hi Fabby, I love the addition of Ginger Jar, it is beautiful and a looks beautiful!! But then everything is beautiful!!

    Have a great week!
    Oh My Heartsie Girl :)

  29. Fabby,
    Beautiful vignettes with gorgeous pieces! ll so lovely!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!


  30. Hi Fabby: Your vignettes take my breathe away. They are amazing! Sending hugs your way, Martha

  31. I think you create beautiful vignettes, Fabby! You have such lovely pieces to display.

    Warm hugs,

  32. You have such gorgeous pieces and create stunning vignettes Fabby - that Ginger jar is beyond beautiful !!!

  33. What do you mean by not being good? If your house were a store, I'd buy everything since you display them all so nicely Fabby!

  34. Beautiful dishes and you are very creative on your displays! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

  35. You have some great dishes Fabby! I love that large blue bowl and the Lady Carlyle tiered tray. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  36. Hi Fabby! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It. I love your style and all of your beautiful pieces and lovely arrangements.
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  37. Fabby, you have the most beautiful things, and I love the way you USE them instead of keeping them hidden away! Your home always looks lovely.

  38. Hello sweey Fabby! My, what beautiful dishes! The blue and white colors are so elegant together.

    Thank you so much for sharing wth Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  39. Beautiful! You create lovely vignettes...and with your blue and white pieces! My favorite too.

  40. Beautiful vignettes, Fabby! Your home always looks so gorgeous and elegant. How is your little baby girl doing? xxx Maria

  41. Beautiful vignettes, know I am such a fan of blue and white and your silver pieces are sublime!


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