Sunday, January 5, 2020

A Winter Luncheon for my Cousins

Hello sweet friends !

Like the title of my post says, my dear cousin Silvana came from Tampa, along with her fiance Joe Ciaccio to meet the family who live here in Ecuador. She also came along with our other cousin Pollyanna from Guayaquil and so I invited them at home along with my brother Joe, Julio and Stephanie from NJ and my best friend. 

I arranged my luncheon table for eight in a Winter-January motif with my Portuguese Magnolia china I brought from Madrid a year and half ago, to keep some green, but mostly white to resemble a little bit of a 'Winter wonderland.'

With that said !

             Wishing you all a wonderful 2020 !

I started this 'snowy Winter tablescape' with a centerpiece using my Friendly Village soup tureen and platter.

A glass German charger with bread plates to match. A magnolia china with a little green and Venetian stemware.

Someone asked me about the 'Gold Flatware' and I will share the brand and it's "Flatasy."
I remember I asked a bloggy friend some time ago, about her gold flatware, so I can look for it when I went to Miami and she never gave it to me.
Thank goodness I got on line right in Miami, instead of looking for it and found just the one I liked !

I placed my 'Friendly Village' large serving platter under the soup tureen, because it didn't come with a base plate.

The pearl napkin holders were a gift from my daughter Sofia a couple of years ago.

White linen embroidery table topper as a canvas for this 'Winter Tablescape.'

Love, love this magnolia pattern china !

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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for their great parties.


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  1. Fabby,
    Every element of this tablescape is gorgeously complimenting your lovely China!
    Love, Love, love this magnolia pattern china !
    I'm sure your daughter was thrilled to see the napkin rings she had gifted you
    on this Luncheon Tablescape set for Family!

  2. Magnolia magnificent!!!!
    All looks absolutely gorgeous Fabby. We have so many Southern magnolia trees here in North Carolina - they grow very tall and are beautiful and fragrant when in bloom - but sadly such a mess when the leaves drop. Their thick, green and glossy leaves do make popular mantel and table decorations at the holiday season.
    Your visitors must have been thrilled when they saw this table!
    Happy New Year to you and your delightful family.

  3. Hola Fabby, por casualidad he descubierto tu blog y quiero felicitarte por la impecable y cálida mesa que has dispuesto, me gusta todo la bonita sopera, la vajilla, las copas y los servilleteros que te regaló tu hija. Una delicia de mesa. Un beso desde Barcelona y te deseo un muy Buen Año

  4. What a splendid winter tablescape! Happy New Year, Fabby.

  5. Lovely as always!


  6. So beautiful! I would love to know the menu for this gorgeous table setting!

  7. Dearest Fabby,
    What a festive and regal setting for your family members who had the honor to savor this winter lunch off romantic plates in a beautiful setting.
    Wishing you and yours a good 2020!

  8. You set such a pretty table and I love that little white deer. Hope you have a happy 2020.

  9. Beautiful as usual! Your elements come together to form a beautiful setting for gathering. I have my Grandmothers set of Magnolia china for the '50s and use it often. I greatly admire yours as well.

  10. Your table is appropriately wintry, yet warm and inviting. What a lovely setting for lunch with such special folks! I enjoyed seeing your magnolia dishes again, they're so elegant and versatile. The magnolia in our front yard will soon be budding.
    Happy New Year!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  11. Fabby, I almost hate to commit, because you have done so many beautiful tables, but I think this might be my favorite. Your magnolia china is beautiful, and you have truly achieved that wintery effect. The German chargers are wonderful, too! Happy new year, mi amiguita! Muchas cosas buenas para el 2020.

  12. Exquisite! Magnificent! As ever!Blessings!

  13. Hi Fabby Happy New Year! Your table looks lovely, the Magnolia dishes are beautiful and the chargers are really nice. I love the touch of pine cones and branches, it does lend to the feel of winter.Thank you for sharing on OMHGFF this week.
    You mention Florida, I will be there for 4 days for a Grand Opening in Tampa for my step daughters new Gym. Im excited!

    Have a wonderful week!

  14. Fabby,
    I LOVE this pretty Winter tablescape!! Your magnolia dishes are lovely as is your flat ware...I love gold flatware and have a serving for 10 and then I found a simple serving for only 2 at a yard sale!! Everything looks so charming and I am sure your guests loved this pretty table that you set for them!! I have recovered nicely from my knee replacement surgery and I am able to do things that I have not done for many years so I am looking for to this year and enjoying my retirement..

  15. Your table is beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

  16. Just amazing. Magnolia set so beautiful. Classy setting by you. Happy 2020 to you once again. You haven't visited me for a while. I am just two posts away to complete my 300the post. Hugs. Lots of love.

  17. very beautiful table and I'm sure the visit with family was just as wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty

  18. This table setting is just gorgeous I wish I had room to store such beautiful dinnerware. You are truly blessed and talented!


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