Monday, December 17, 2018

My Christmas Tablescape 2018

Hello sweet friends !

Well, this is my formal Christmas table setting for this year. I used the "magnolia" motiff china I brought back from Madrid while visiting our daughter last May. I loved it as soon as I saw it and I thought immediately of using it for a Christmas dinner because of all the green and white in the pattern. 
I might add it's Portuguese made just for their famous store, "El Corte Inglés."

I used our heirloom 'French Art Nouveau' centerpiece my dear MIL left us, that was in my FIL's family always and it turned out it has gold initials of the family name, just as ours is, C.A.

We are going to celebrate Christmas, baby Jesus's birthday, along with the birth of our baby Lorenzo together with daughters Sofia and her family and Alexandra and her family, who is coming from Madrid to meet the new and only baby nephew.

I want to wish each one of you a wonderful CHRISTMAS, filled with joy and love, along with your dear ones and a very healthy, happy, prosperous and blessed 2019. 

I used my lovely satin embroidered tablecloth and a plaid runner on top with the same tones, I found it for $1.99 on sale, lol..

The china used for Christmas this year is the Portuguese one I brought from Madrid last May; as it has mostly green and white Magnolias.

This beautiful heirloom French "Art Nouveau" I love, it's early last century, comes from Alejandro's father side of the family, thus it has the initials stamped A-C in the white oval in front of the bowl, just like hubby's and mine, reason why dear MIL left it to us. We were so lucky  ! 

Aren't the 'Magnolias' so pretty on the bone china plates !

I acquired two pretty bright gold reindeer candle holders several years ago and they add a bit of glitz to the setting.

Here you can see, sitting in the side table a 'St. Patrick's Cathedral,' as the one in NYC and that's why I love it.

The etched crystal stems are Venetian.

The little trees are Salt & Pepper shakers.

The beautiful antique French marble table separates the living room from the formal dining room and it's done up for the festivities as well.

You can see in this photo how the center table creates a foyer in between the living room and formal dining room, although we have an inside entrance to our apartment.
I also decorated the chandy above the table with small red wreaths on each candelabra. 

As most of you that follow me know, by the window is our breakfast area table flanked by two buffets.

The chandy has small wreaths and candy canes in each candelabra to make it more festive.

"Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2018.

May God, in his infinite glory, bless you and yours always."



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  1. Very pretty and festive, Fabby! When I moved to Georgia I discovered that Southerners frequently decorate with magnolias for the Christmas holidays, so your table is perfect and would be at home in Atlanta! Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

  2. Love your beautiful decorations and table settings! Merry Christmas from Texas!

  3. So elegant and festive.....the table runner was a perfect choice!! Have a wonderful holiday with your whole family together!!!

  4. Just beautiful Fabby. It all looks so perfect.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. So pretty. Your china is gorgeous and looks so lovely on the green chargers. Merry Christmas.

  6. Your Christmas decor throughout your home is so pretty! Those new dishes are a lovely addititon and work well with the green chargers. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!! Zenda

  7. Absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas Fabby. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Looking very festive for the Holidays! Lovely as always Fabby! Merry Christmas!

  9. It all looks terrific, Fabby! I’m sure your guests will love it.

    Note, I moved my blog to here:

    Merry Christmas, Cath from Australia.

  10. Merry Christmas querida Fabby!! Tu mesa de navidad esta preciosa, como siempre. Me encanta esa vajilla de magnolias y el mantel tambien esa divino. Deseandote lo mejor para el proximo año al igual que para toda tu familia!

  11. Exquisite Christmas tablescape!Merry Christmas!

  12. Gorgeous Table dear Fabby. Beautifully done.Hope you are enjoying your Christmas season.Merry Christmas to you and to yours.Hugs Sujatha:)

  13. Dearest Fabby,
    Your writing is so bubbly as you overflow with joy for the arrival of baby Lorenzo!
    Your table setting for this Christmas is majestic and sure wil honor baby Jesus as well as the arrival of baby Lorenzo into your family!
    Sending you and all of your family many blessings and wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

  14. Dear Fabby what a beautiful tablescape with the lovely magnolia china. I love the way you decorated the chandelier. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and healthy New Year!

  15. Gorgeous table setting. Fitting to the celebration. Merry Christmas to you and to your family Fabby. Hugs Sujatha:)

  16. Beautiful, Fabby! Wishing you and your beautiful family a wonderful holiday season!

  17. Beautiful, Fabby! Have a blessed Christmas!

  18. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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