Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November Rosary, Christmas Table and Cake

Hello sweet friends !

As most of the friends that follow me know I have a rosary prayer with ten friends every month, here at my home and we pray for peace, the sick, the ailing and the countries of the world in the hope there are no wars ahead.

We prayed for dear blog friends that have their husbands ill, that may the Lord Jesus Christ heal them soon, however, nothing is impossible for Him!
 Dear friends we have obliged your request for prayers, as you know by now who you are.

I fixed the dinner table for my friends for a little humble tea with bread, jam and cheese, but this time I baked a delish lemon cake for a change and of course I decorated the dining room and table for Christmas already. There are lots of photos... sorry.

We are planning to go to my hometown NYC to meet our daughter Alexandra, Sergio and baby Maxima at the end of December; we will be there a couple of weeks and then we will go to sunny Miami for another couple of weeks, therefore, I'm happy my dining area is Christmasy already.

Hope you are all in the holiday mood now that Thanksgiving is behind.

Happy Holiday Season.

I was so happy to create my first Christmas table for my friends Rosary prayers and thus to use my Lynns Holiday china.
I usually set the table for eight, then as they come and are more then I procede to add places as needed, otherwise we just stay at eight as it was today.

At your far left the best 'Lemon Cake' ever!

The center cloche contains a small Nativity scene to remember what Christmas it's all about. I had to turn all the lights off because the glare in the cloche  was very strong and you could hardly see what was inside it, actually.

I baked the pretty cake in my favorite 'Heritage Nordic Ware' bundt pan.

A close up of my little Nativity with the 'Holy Family.'

The cute little napkin rings were crisscross embroidered by my mother's friend who gifted me a few months ago because she wanted me to make a table using them, for my blog friends, come Christmas... wasn't she thoughtful and cute?

 I will show her photos of this table, she will be very happy to see them in action hehehe.

I used a lot of greenery for my centerpiece.

My friend's loved the Lemon Cake too.

The breakfast area is done up for the Christmas Holiday as well.

Our heirloom English buffet done up with some of my favorite Christmas things.

In this other buffet I didn't move anything of the regular décor, just added my skinny wooden angel and my St. Patrick's Cathedral, which by the way, I forgot to buy batteries and it's beautiful all lit up... shocks!

In the kitchen my plate rack it's in the Holiday mode too.

Thank you dear friends for your kind comments, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses who have me at their great parties.


I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday

Share Your Style Party

Home and Garden Thursday

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Grace at Home

Home Sweet Home

Saturday Sparks Link Party

Simple Saturday Blog hop

Simple Sunday-Fabulous Party

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

Amaze Me Monday

Dishing it & Digging it

Make it Pretty Monday

Tuesdays at Our Home



  1. Fabby, how dear of you to spend time in prayer for bloggers families! That is a beautiful gesture of faith and love! Your table is just stunning and I especially love the nativity set under the cloche and elevated! So much pretty going on your table! Blessings sweet friend!

  2. Oh, Fabby! You always do your gatherings in such style.

    Have I ever told you how awesome I think your monthly Rosary parties are? I have been thinking that would be a great idea. Is it couples, or just gal-pals you invite?

    You are such a wonderful person. The world is a better place because of you in it.

    Hugs. ♥

  3. What a pleasure visiting you!Your cake is mouthwatering and your decoration is fabulous!Such beauty!Hugs,Fabby,and have a lovely day!

  4. This looks amazing Fabby - I love the Dome and also the cake looks delicious! Great table full of LOVE!

  5. What a beautiful setting love everything and that lemon cake looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this Wonderful table to inspire us for the holidays

  6. Just a lovely table and I love the long pine needles for décor. The lemon cake looks so of my favorite flavors to bake with.

  7. Beautiful table Fabby. I bet the cake was delish and the napkin rings are adorable.

    God bless you and your family.


  8. Dearest Fabby,
    Thank you so much for your friendship and for praying the Rosary.
    We were out all day yesterday, my first run for Costco, Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's + getting 3 of my watches receive a new battery at our Rado authorized repairman. Also sold an item the evening before and had the label printed and ready to drop off in the morning before driving to Atlanta. So I did zero blog reading on the 29th but in bed timely. And yes, we both had biked in the afternoon. A flat area and not too far. Pieter is managing that... We are so anxious to hear on Wednesday after another heart echo and such, what the cardiologist thinks about the new meds. Hope his MedicareRx insurance will really get accepted, coming January so those very expensive meds are only for 2 months out of pocket.
    Yes, I firmly believe in prayer and also in 2nd opinion for finding a kinder doctor who will do the utmost on his behalf. As Pieter calls it, he is living in over time; literally in Gods hands.
    As for me to suppress the distraught feelings, I have completed the writing of our South Africa trip, each Part comes 4 days apart from the previous. It gave me peace and Pieter is enjoying it so much to read and relive this meaningful trip. Not as a tourist but he lectured at their Mushroom Congress and we did some consulting for different mushroom farms. No pay but they paid for the travel expenses and treated us royally. We never had the time to sit back and enjoy the slides, always on the run, traveling for work or doing jobs in home and garden. Now that has come to a halt and we have to have things done by others.
    Living one day at a time and being grateful to God and many friends that pray!
    Love your beautiful table and your special plate rack is always stunning, every season adding a new decor.
    Sending you hugs and how happy the time will be to look forward to, come end of December!

  9. Lemon in any form is always one of my favorites! The cake looks yummy! And I love how you incorporated the Nativity into your centerpiece! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  10. Your table is so beautiful dear Fabby! I hope you enjoy your trip to NYC in December, and yes, you should get a Traveling Tote! xoxo

  11. Dear Fabby, what a beautiful table. The nativity set is lovely under the cloche. So special sharing prayers for blogger's families. You have a heart of gold and a talent for setting gorgeous tables. Thanks for sharing your lovely posts at DI&DI. Happy Sunday sweet Fabby. xo

  12. Hi, Fabby! You put on such a sweet and pretty event for your friends. It’s always appreciated, I’m sure. Your home is gorgeous and welcoming, and certainly everyone feels totally at ease when they visit. I hope you and your group will include me in your prayers as I face surgery again this coming Wednesday morning. It’s going to be a long and difficult road back to good health, but I can do it with the help of prayer. Have a wonderful week, a glorious Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

  13. Your dear friends must have been delighted to see all of your holiday fanfare. It is beautiful! The heritage pan is my favorite also and it sure makes for a pretty presentation. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and safe travels.

  14. Beautiful Fabby. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  15. What an exquisite table setting! So festive and cheerful and inviting! ...and your bundt pan is the best yet! And your creche is just lovely.
    Thanks for sharing - and, belatedly, happy Pink Saturday!

  16. Oh, Fabby! What a beautiful table you've set for your friends. I love the way you displayed the Holy Family on the pedestal--that's a great touch. But truthfully everything looks wonderful, including those sweet napkin rings! God bless you for gathering your friends to pray every month. Oh, how this world needs your faithful prayers!

    Thank you so much for joining the Grace at Home party. I'm featuring you this week!

  17. Beautiful Fabby! I love the nativity scene, such a beautiful way to display.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  18. a beautifully decorated table. According to me, it should be a pattern :D


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