Thursday, November 1, 2018

October Rosary Tea and Fall Decorations

Hello sweet friends !

Weather you like, or not Halloween, here it is over as is the month of October. It is amazing how soon Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here and thus the year 2018 will end before we realize it !

Today, the last Wednesday of the month, I hosted my monthly Rosary prayers with my friends and prayed for all of you, for all the sick people we know and don't know, for our countries, may God bless us all, He only knows all the blessings we need.

As usual I offer my friends after prayers, coffee, tea or hot chocolate with a couple of types of warm bread, cheese and home made marmalade like today; sometimes I also add some 'Dulce de Leche' for a spread on bread. It is a mostly humble tea time.

I've also been Fall decorating around the house a little, not moving much what was already there, but I have enjoyed doing it and so I wanted to share it with you.

Happy November, the month of Thanking Lord. 

I love this Egyptian piece where I gathered some Chinoiserie and a Delft cachepot or bowl with a few Indian corn.

My Oriental ladies are the cutest, ever !

The cute small console at the entrance hall to our bedroom is a heirloom piece from dear MIL and I love it cause it's so small and cute! 

The Delft cashepot is decorated with dried painted gourds I did a few years ago.
My beloved 'dough bowl' is in the background of our breakfast area, next to the formal dining room section. I explained a few times before that the idea of this breakfast area was mainly to sit more guests at large dinner parties.

In this photo you can appreciate how close the breakfast area is to the formal dining room section.

People always ask me what the floor is and wonder if it's ceramic tiles, but no it isn't, it's marble with black marble diamonds as well.

I added my elegant 'mercury glass' pumpkins and candle on a antique pewter tray and flanked by two bisque porcelain reindeers.

One end table with a mercury glass pumpkin candle holder too.

The other end table.

The 100 year old Virgin Mary a MIL's heirloom and the childs chair, which after the Rosary I rearranged it in the pic below this one.

My daughter Alexandra had this cute childs chair and when she got married and left for Madrid she didn't take it cause it's of metal and thus very heavy. 
It's funny cause her little daughter loves to sit there when she comes to visit us, so it's Maxima's chair now, lol..

The chair at your left is an antique Italian folding chair. The white basket with little pumpkins and gourds was the centerpiece of my Oct. Rosary table setting.

Some of you might remember I brought this china with the Magnolis flower from Spain last May.

The table for our October Rosary tea was set on top of my new green leaves topper, only it's square for the breakfast table, therefore, I adjusted it with some creme color placemats, as the tablecloth.

Here is the white basket centerpiece, which after the Rosary tea I took it to display it at a living room's nook.

The pretty 'pearl' napkin rings were a gift for last 'Mother's Day' from DD Sofia.

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties and for your support by 'honoring me' with so many features !


I will party here:

Tablescape Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Thursday Favorite Things

Share Your Cup

Home Matters Linky party

"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday

Saturday Sparks No. 294

The Homemaking Party


The Fabulous Thanksgiving party

Amaze Me Monday

Friendship Friday Blog Hop

Make it Pretty Monday

Cooking and Crafting with J & J.



Inspire Me Tuesday

Creative Mondays Link Up

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop


  1. Fabby,
    Because of my absence, I hadn't seen your china from Spain.
    Absolutely beautiful!
    I love the green and white tablescaping linens, also!
    Your October Rosary and Autumn decor is fabulous!

  2. Gorgeous vignettes,your home is stunning!Did you paint that Imari cachepot/bowl???!!It is just FABULOUS!Hugs!

  3. beautiful, just beautiful.. XOXO

  4. Fabby, your blue and white chinoiserie pieces are lovely, especially the 'ladies'. By the way, I like the photo you've selected for your homepage. The fall colors are perfect and the dough bowl is styled so well. (I may have to copy that, lol!)

  5. I always look forward to your posts with beautiful tables and positive comments. Your lovely magnolia China reminds me of the set I inherited from my Grandma, she purchased it in the ‘50’s. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  6. I always love visiting your beautiful home, Fabby. I know the ladies that pray the rosary with you, appreciate your beautiful tea time. Happy November to you.

  7. Hi Fabby,

    It's so good to hear from you! Your fall decor looks so elegant, and it suits your lovely home perfectly. I always enjoy seeing your house! Your have such a gorgeous collection of china, and your new magnolia dishes are no exception. I have to tell you those placemats caught my eye first thing; they're just exquisite and I would love to have some of those.

    I think it's so nice that you have these rosary teas once a month. I love that you pray, not only for family and loved ones, but for our countries as well. I think it's so important to remember to do that. Take care, dear Fabby, and have a wonderful weekend!

    Warm hugs,


  8. Dearest Fabby,
    What a lovely October Rosary Tea Setting you created here.
    Can't believe it is November already, All Saints Day as we had Mass this morning and lunch with friends together.
    Very special way for starting the weekend.
    There is so much to pray for these days!
    Praying also that Pieter will get his strength back and get rid of his bronchitis.
    Tuesday is a very important day in the world's history as the USA can still set the tone for a lot of Western countries.
    So grateful that the people in Brasil finally got their conservative leader after years of socialist government. People suffer because of it, look at Venezuela!
    Sending you hugs and blessings,

  9. Fabby, your leaf topper looks fabulous with your magnolia china and other pieces. Setting a beautiful table for your occasions is such a lot of work, but must be sooooo appreciated by your friends.

  10. Fabby,
    I love looking at all of your decor. The Virgin Mary is beautiful and the child's chair is adorable. Your house looks so beautiful and those floors are amazing.
    Wow, is all I can say.

  11. Once again you have set such a pretty table for fall and your friends. I can tell you love entertaining them. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. Have a nice week

  12. Such a beautiful table as always dear Fabby. I just love how you and your friends get together with such a humbled heart and pray for others like you do. What a blessing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Happy November to you!!!
    Your home looks as lovely as always!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!!


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