Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Romantic Valentines for Two

Hello sweet friends !

I'm sorry I haven't being around doing my visits to you as my dear mother suffered a stroke and now her arm and leg are not in full force with a lack of coordination.

She's going to start therapy and I have been her caretaker for a week now at her home. We have hired a mother and daughter who do care for the elder and they're helping me a lot, but on the weekends it's just me  so far, until I hire someone for Sat. and Sunday.

As many of you know it is very hard. 
Our two daughters and families live far away, so I can't take my mom to live with us because the girls are always guests when visiting.
I did find an apartment to move her on my same building, though, which will enable me to be very close to her at all times, thus making my life and hers easier in every way.

Please pray for her. Thank you.

I'm sharing my small Valentine's for two, this time mother will not come for Valentine's with us. I fixed my stack of dishes starting with a gold placemat, a 'balsa wood' smaller placemat, a reticulated charger, the antique rose dinner plate from my MIL, a salad transferware plate and finally an 'entree' bowl from the rose china.

                    HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU ALL !

Here it's easier to see the cut out "balsa wood" placemats on top of the gold ones.

"Have a wonderful Valentines dear friends."
Thank you so much for your kind comments, you always make

my day !

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


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  1. Oh Fabby, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I will certainly pray for the both of you. I hope she will make a good recovery.

    As always, your table is lovely. I just love the combination of dishes you have chosen to use. I always love transferware, and the rose plate and bowl are so sweet. I hope you and your husband have a special Valentine's Day!

    Warm hugs,


  2. Melhoras para sua mãe.
    A mesa está maravilhosa.

  3. Fabby, I am sorry your mom had a stroke, I am praying for her and all your family. Your table looks beautiful. I hope you and your husband have a very romantic Valentines.

    God bless you and your family.


  4. So very sorry to hear of your dear mother's health issue. She, as well as you and your family, will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
    Beautiful Valentine table Fabby.
    Take care - Mary

  5. Fabby, it is so sad about your mother. I do hope you will be able to get good care lined up for her so that it is not too much for you. She is blessed to have such a wonderful daughter looking after her. As always, your tablescape is outstanding! Love the layers!

  6. Oh Fabby, I am truly sorry to hear about your mother, hope she is doing better soon. Your table looks so pretty and romantic for the two of you. Beautiful setting.

  7. I am sorry for your Mom,I hope she gets better and I will pray for her.Your table is pretty and cozy!Blessings!

  8. So sorry about your mother. It is a difficult time, when we become the caregivers of our parents. Your table is lovely.

  9. Fabby, Siento mucho escuchar estas noticias acerca de tu mami. :( Espero tenga una rapida recuperacion. I'll be having her and your entire family in my prayers.
    Beautiful table! I like the balsa wood placemats, you know I like to work with wood, I might be copy-cat-ing those designs. :)

  10. Dearest Fabby,
    So sorry to read that your dear Mother suffered a stroke and she will be in my prayers!
    It is not easy caring for a loved one and especially when distance is involved.
    Glad you found an apartment in your building, that solves a lot of the problems.
    Nevertheless, you created a lovely Valentine's Setting.
    Wishing you lots of love and strength!

  11. Such a lovely Valentine Setting Fabby, so pretty as always!
    Happy Valentines!!

  12. Oh Fabby, I am terribly sorry for your
    mom having a stroke. Both my mom and dad did. I hope she gets better with therapy. I know it will be hard on you but I know you will take good care of her. You take care of yourself too. On the other hand, your tablescape
    looks very nice and romantic. Happy Valentines Day to you and Alejandro!....Christine

  13. I am so sorry about your mom, my friend. Both my mom and dad had strokes too. I hope she gets better with therapy. I know you will take good care for her and your love will make her strong. You take care of yourself too. On the other hand, your tablescape looks so pretty and romantic. Happy Valentines Day to you and Alejandro!....Christine

  14. I'm sorry to hear about you mom, but it's clear that she is in good hands .... she's very lucky to have you as such a wonderful daughter to take care of her and look out for her. I will pray for you both during this time. Your tablescape, as ususal, is gorgeous and so romantic. Take care, friend. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home


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