Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A Mother's Day for the Birds


Hello sweet friends !

Mother's Day is approaching quite fast this year.  I created my table for the "Birds" cause it is.. full of birds !

I worked around my cute bird plates, paired with my green china, Mr. Living gifted me three years ago for Mother's Day; which worked out perfect ! 

For the chargers I did my pewter ones. Water glasses alternating pink and purple for color.

Wishing you dear ones and your families, daughters, friends, sisters, mothers and even grandmothers a wonderful MOTHER'S DAY 2018.

As many of you who follow me, I still have my 88 year old mother who is doing well in every way. God bless her.

Blessings to each one of you and all the Mothers out there.




My beautiful mother at 20 years old when she was going to marry my father.
Now she's 88 and going for more as she is doing well and has pretty good health, mentally and physically.

God bless you dear mama... I love you !




The table is set for six and I used my cute bird salad plates, paired with my green china dinner plates and my very first pewter chargers, I got as a gift from Mr. Living so many years ago.

I gathered all my beautiful plant-pot flowers together on a dark metal tray as the centerpiece for this setting, which I borrowed from my kitchen window sill, as Spring is in full bloom !


The bird motif is all around this table. 

The pretty chintz tablecloth is recycled from my girls single rooms draperies.
I made it after I changed the window treatment to the Hunter Douglas shades.





Acute yellow and birdie teacup too. 

The stems are a mix of purple and pink water glasses and Bohemian-Czech-Republic crystal stems.

The beautiful soup tureen (I love her!) with the bird and flowers on the lid was made back at hubby's Ceramic Co. when he had imported Porcelain from France.
The cute bird teacup was a gift from DD Alex some years ago and they are two.
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They also have a teaset to go with the teacups, which I don't have.




The different little bread plates were from our past factory too.

 Bird salt & pepper shakers.

 I used my bird ceramic napkin holders from our factory.

Again, may each one of you ladies, daughters and mothers and grandmothers may you be always blessed and have a wonderful Mother's Day 2018.

Thank you so much dear friends for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day !

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Tuesdays with a Twist
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Tuesdays at Our Home
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Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

 The SCOOP
www.stonegable.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefullhome.com

Share Your Style
www.21rosemarylane.com

Share Your Cup
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Wow Us Wednesday
www.savvysouthernstyle.net

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Share Your Style
www.thevintagenestblog.com

Home Sweet Home
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Bouquet of Talent
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Dishing it & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com

Creative Mondays Blog Hop
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Cooking and Crafting with JJ
www.juliescreativelifestyle.com

Metamorphosis Monday
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Home Matters Link Party
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You're the Star Week #4
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Friday, May 4, 2018

Viva 5 de Mayo 2018 Tablescape


Hello sweet friends !

Well, tomorrow, is 5 de Mayo, the celebration of the Mexico's Victory against the French, known as the battle of Puebla.

Some places in the USA this is a happy occasion which they celebrate.

This is my creation, mostly with Ecuadorian things as the 'Macana-Ikat' table topper and some ceramic pieces from our past Ceramic-Co.

Ok, that's it.


                                      VIVA 5 DE MAYO !

The 'Ikat' tablecloth is in center stage, as it sort of magically makes it look like a Mexican table, although it's hand woven and color died in Ecuador.

To create this table setting for the 5 de Mayo I used my everyday china on top of a hand made daisy place mat.


The napkin ring in the form of a chicken and roosters were made back at our Ceramic Co.

The lovely gold paper rose I used as centerpiece for this table is made by my dear SIL.

The ceramic pieces were made at hubby's former Ceramic Co.




I love the pretty Tequila bottle is "AƱejo PATRON" ( tequila made of 100% Agave ) and hubby says it's the best Tequila brand ever. I personally find Tequila to strong for my taste.



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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Anything Goes PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Saturday Sparks Link Party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

Bouquet of Talent Party
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Dishing it & Digging it Link Party
www.lifeandlinda.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
 


Friday, April 27, 2018

Back Home from Madrid and Table !


Hello sweet friends and Table !

Well, like the title of this post says, we are back from Madrid. I hope you are all doing well and happy. I'm always glad to be back specially for you all, to contact myself with my dear bloggy buddies.

We had a wonderful trip and visit with our dear daughter Alexandra, SIL Sergio and baby Max who is 2 years and 5 months already and very tall !
She goes to a pre-school and loves it, this way she can mingle with kids her age. It's a British school therefore, she sings, she plays, she draws and learns everything in English.

Besides beautiful Spain, specially Madrid where we spent most of the time, SIL Sergio drove us to Portugal making stops in Porto and other marvelous cities from Spain as well as Portugal. What a wonderful trip we had.

I am missing my baby girl, Alexandra and Sergio as it was a pleasure to be with them for a whole month.

While shopping in my fav department store in 'Madrid - El Corte Ingles,' I went to do my rounds to the home floor where they have the 'Lladro' figurines I love and wonderful chinas. While looking around and drooling over so many lovelies I spotted a set of china that called my name very loud, so I couldn't pass her by !

So I bought it for ten place settings because it's what fits on the formal dining table. Yes! I bought it, it was calling my name very loudly ! It's a Portuguese made bone-china specially made for the "El Corte Ingles" and it has a magnolia flower pattern, with mostly white, green leaves and yellow in the center of the magnolia flower. Yet it's very elegant with a gold trim, but in a very sober and understated way.

See for yourself.



      Our dearest Baby Maxima is now 2 years and 5 months already and is simply adorable carrying a huge chocolate Easter egg ! We had a chance to enjoy her for a month and of course as you might guess, we are missing her so much.


                   Here she is, my new doll...err china addition to my 'china collection.'


                                             To create this table spread I decided on a flower plant with tiny yellow flowers and lots of green as the dishes.

                 
                                 The first thing I loved about this plates was the 'Magnolia' pattern it has and the sales lady told me it's on style tendency. It is such a lovely and fragrant big flower.
            



I used to create this table my German transparent crystal chargers so not to take away from the soft and delicate pattern of the china with any other color.


Here I placed my green water glass paired with Italian wine glasses.


It's 'Bone China' very translucent by the light, as it said in the back stickers on the plates, plus instructions for care.
  
Hubby knows about porcelain and ceramics and it's difference, as he owned a Ceramic Co. and he said it is made of a very fine bone china porcelain.

The teacup and deep saucer are so pretty, it reminds me of the old fashion shape of cups.








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

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

                                                      LOVE,
                                                      FABBY

I will party here:

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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The Bouquet of Talent Party
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

The Fabulous Party
http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Dishing it & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com

The SCOOP
www.stonegable.com

Cooking & Crafting with J&J
www.juliescreativelifestyle.com

Tuesday with a Twist
http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Tuesdays at Our Home
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
www.antiquesandteacups.com

Talk of the Town
http://knickoftime.net

Wow Us Wednesday
www.savvysouthernstyle.com

Share Your Style
www.21rosemarylane.com

Home & Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefulhome.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Home Sweet Home
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Mother's Day Celebration + Ideas HM #182
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Toile de Jouy" Valance for the Dining Room and Goodbye.


Hello sweet friends !

I'm still wishing you all a great celebration for "St. Patrick's Day" coming up the 17th. of March. There is a Shamrock china setting posted along with this one.

Some of you who follow me know I just reupholstered my dining chairs with a beautiful 'Toile de Jouy' we acquired while in Miami this past January.

I mentioned in that post that I wanted to make a 'Valance' for our dining room window by the breakfast area, if I was lucky to have material left over from the chairs, which we did !

Well, we just placed it today after we had it delivered by the upholstery shop and we think it made the area look warm and elegant.
Hubby used to DIY this job when we lived in our farm, but now he says he's not in the mood, lol..

Anyhow, here it is for you to judge.

I also want to say goodbye to you as we will be away for a month in Spain visiting our daughter Alexandra, Sergio and baby Maxima again. We will travel to the south of Spain this time and go as far as Portugal for a month.

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter.

This is a big window and the only one in this room, that's why I wanted the "Valance" on it, to make it more warm and elegant, although it's no biggie, but it turned out just like I imagined it would. 

The window it's also by the breakfast room; as I mentioned it many times before, we have it adjacent to the formal dining area, this way we can accommodate sitting spaces for 16 guests if we wanted to host a big dinner party.

Now with the 'Valance' matching the chairs with the Toile, I love the Toile I chose even more !

A little Spring and Easter touch with some cute bunnies, just to wish you a very happy and blessed Easter.


See you around the 22th. of April.

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Tablescape Thursday
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Share Your Style
www.thevintagenestblog.com

 Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Home Sweet Home
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Wonderful Wednesday
http://ohmyheartsygirl.com

Home Matters Link Party
http://lifewithlorelai.com

"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Saturday Sparks Link Party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

The Bouquet of Talent Party
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Dishing it and Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Tuesdays at Our Home
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

Creative Monday Link up
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Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

The SCOOP
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day


Hello sweet friends !

Next 17th. of March is St. Patrick's Day, the patron of Ireland.

I've set a table with my 'shamrock' china that was made back at our former Ceramic Co., Monte Turi, that was my husband Alejandro's and I worked with the designs of the china. We had 14 designs, all inspired in the embroidered clothing of the indigenous people of Ecuador.

These set of dishes has many pieces and it's a coincidence that they also have 'shamrocks' in them.

I must stress that all the dishes were hand decorated as well as hand made by the 'wheel,' as in the movie 'Ghost,' lol..

Wishing all my Irish and not bloggy friends a wonderful St. Patrick's Day 2018.

Here is my table in honor of the Irish Patron.




The stars of this tablescape in honor of Irish patron St. Patrick are the shamrock plates.
As centerpiece I used greenery, a lovely 'Anthodium plant.'

The shamrocks are embroidered in some men's shirts cuffs and collars.
I wasn't blogging when I designed this decoration, but hey, I'm so thrilled for the coincidence in using the dishes for a St. Pat's table setting.
 

Aren't they so pretty? I love these Shamrock and flower pattern, plus such a green background, couldn't work better for St. Patrick's if I wanted to !

I used these quilted place mats with lots of greens that my dear daughter Sofia's gifted me for  Christmas, many years ago.






 
This setting has 12 tea serving pieces and eight dinner servings.

My 'anthodium' had two pretty red flowers, but one fell and one is growing.

There are also many serving pieces to this china.

 


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

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their parties.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here this week.

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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Home Matters Linky Party
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The Bouquet of Talent Party
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Dishing it & Digging it party
www.lifeandlinda.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

MMM #423 Block Party
www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
www.antiquesandteacupsinfo.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

The SCOOP
http://cedarhillfarmhouse.com

Tuesdays at Our Home
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Tuesdays with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Home Sweet Home
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Wonderful Wednesday
http://ohmyheartsygirl.com