Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lemons and Apples for a Summer Table



Hello sweet friends!

Here I created a Summer table setting for six with three lemon plates and three apple plates, on top of green dinner plates from my green china.

I had some flowers at home, so I arranged them on a white soup tureen as I also used for the Summer setting white place mats and center doily.

Hope you are all enjoying great Summer weather, BBQ's and sand if you are near a beach, or simply have some "Lazy dazy hazy days of Summer."



I picked my lemon and apple salad plates to pair them with my dinner plates from my green china and mixed and matched the setting for a Summer fresh look.


 

I had some Astromelias at home so I arranged them on a white soup tureen.
The green stems are from my C'mas stash and the etched crystal water glasses are Czech Bohemian .

I'm still playing with my 'Royal Albert, Old Country Roses,' three tier cake stand and trivet dear Alex and hubby gifted me for Mom's Day while in Madrid.
 
I arranged the buffet with the 'RA, Lady Carlyle' three tier on the other side of it and my silver teaset in center. 

The marmalade bowl, with a soldier is French antique.

 

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LOVE,
FABBY

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rosary Prayers Tea for June 2017


Hello sweet friends!

Two weeks ago I had Rosary prayers each last Wednesday of the month here, at home and as usual we prayed for all war torn countries, the USA and Ecuador, as much as family, friends and specially for the sick and special requests from people we know and don't... you can request as well, we'll obliged.

Here is the table setting I did for us ten; actually, I never know how many will show up, as sometimes we are less and most of the times we are ten average, or perhaps even more, as it's happened many times.

Many blessings my friends.

Hope you all had a terrific 4th. of July.


I created my June's Rosary tea setting with my dearest MIL's antique china with Pink Roses.

In the back hubby gifted me for Mother's Day this cake stand Old Country Roses, Royal Albert.

As a centerpiece I used my old soup tureen made back at our own Ceramic Co.

At the other end of the table is my three tier Lady Carlyle, Royal Albert as well.

Alejandro bought this lovely three tier Old Country Roses for me this past May for MD while in Madrid.



All the way in the backdrop is my Old Country Roses trivet-plate on a stand dear Alexandra gifted me for MD last May in Madrid too.


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LOVE,
FABBY

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Friday, June 30, 2017

To Honor "Old Glory" 2017


Hello sweet friends!

Lately I don't seem to have time to do much for my blog, as life gets on the way sometimes.
My mom goes to many doctor's check ups, although she is fine, but she needs her check ups every three months. Friends, family gatherings, two baby showers to go to and some more invites.

We were having many problems with internet in our section, besides my computer is not working properly and I might have to take it to the computer shop so they can fix it.

It's been very difficult to even post the pictures today, as internet goes on and off. I promise to go visit most of you as I miss you and want to know how you are.

Anyhow, I decorated my wall plate rack to honor 'Old Glory' instead, as I love to do the holidays, and seasons, therefore, I opted for a 4th. of July d├ęcor and will keep till the end of the month.

I wish the USA and Americans, many blessings from God, as it deserves it.

Wishing all of you a wonderful and safe 'Summer and 4th. of July weekend.'

My Patriotic plate rack is holding most of my 4th. of July dishes.


I kept my tea boxes in the last two shelves, as it will remain decorated for the 4th. of July all of the month.
 
 
Happy 150 years Canadian Day to my friends from the North.
 
I don't know for how long I have my Patriotic bow... maybe more then 10 years, but I love it.

These cute star plates I bought in the Dollar Tree four years ago in Miami.
The stripe mugs are very old too. The blue chargers are from our past Ceramic Co. Monte Turi.

I ran into these star mugs with a blue rim last year at a dollar each and I bring them out for the month of July.

All the red saucers and teacups are 'Corona from Colombia' and I love the pretty bright red they have.
I also have four dessert plates and are brought out for Valentine's, July and Christmas holidays for breakfast.

It's very difficult to take the shots of the front rack, as you can see the distance is short from the fridge to the rack.



HAPPY 4TH. OF JULY DEAR FRIENDS.

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LOVE,
FABBY

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Setting with Silk ties


Hello sweet friends !

Since we gave each other gifts for Mother's and Father's Day last month in Spain; now I created a table in honor of my husband and all the Father's in blogland using Alejandro's silk ties, along with 'newspaper' placemats, I got the newspaper idea from a local store and recreated it for my scape.

Alejandro loved the table for a change, since he rarely comments anything he is so used to me, but this table he thought it was so different and fun and he even made the knots on each tie for me.

So he did make me smile too.

Have a wonderful Father's Day with your husbands, sons, friends, etc. Blessings to all the dear dads in the world.

Ok, so much for that, here it is.

                                      HAPPY FATHER'S DAY !


White Noritake and gold rimmed china, Newspaper placemats and silk ties in honor of a great father Alejandro, my dear hubby.




I chose calla Lilly on a black flower vase for a masculine table.
The stemware is Viennese-Italian.



Champagne for six, as I arranged the table for six guests.


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LOVE,
FABBY

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Back from Madrid and Tablescape


Hello sweet friends!

Boy! This is the longest I've been away from you and bloggy; but I'm so happy to be back.

We spent a whole month visiting our dear Alexandra, her husband and baby Maxima who is 18 months already !

We went traveling to many places in gorgeous Spain and we had a fabulous time.

One evening my daughter Alexandra hosted a dinner party for 14 guests, including two couples that were her cousins who went on business to Madrid.
Of course I helped with the formal dining table with the setting for eight with their beautiful French china, "Raynaud Co.-Limoges, France" and our former "Ceramic Co. Monte Turi" china in her kitchen table for the remaining six guests.

Here some pictures of the table and of us in Madrid.


Hubby and me somewhere in Spain, lol..

Our sweet darling Maxima at 18 months old. We miss her so much.

All of us in Spain. Of course daughter Alexandra with her family, live in Madrid.

Royal Albert - Old Country Roses three tier cake plate was Alejandro's gift for Mother's Day and DD Alex's plate to match.
We spent MD's together in Spain and had a special and wonderful time.


Alexandra hosted a great dinner party for 14 guest, including two couples of first cousins that were in Madrid on business, so it was great.

I took my mother's or her grandmother's hand crocheted tablecloth as a heirloom for Alexandra to keep and she used it for her dinner party, as the chargers have that cut out, lace look too.

The china is "Raynaud-Limoges, France."

The place set in the formal dining dinner table was set up for 8. The kitchen table was set for 6.
Alexandra placed name places with whatever she found because the guestswere very eclectic.

The dining set furniture is English beautiful and the chairs are with a lovely red toile.


The kitchen table was set up for six with Alexandra's own china we made for her back at our Ceramic Co.-Monte Turi.


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LOVE
FABBY

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Monday, April 10, 2017

He has Risen - Easter Setting


Hello sweet friends!

This is Holy Week and I set up a table for Rosary and for Easter Sunday coming up.

Here is what we used to do Easter Sunday when we were kids, my two brothers and I:
 We always went to the city, (Manhattan) for Mass at ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, to watch the Easter parade, to see the Rockets Spring Show and have a late lunch, with our parents. For us kids it was always a treat when dad took us to 'the city' as New Yorkers call it. Dad drove us there and enjoyed it too. Such great memories I treasure dearly.

As many of you know I lived in Astoria-Queens.

Besides the fact that the custom in NY was that we had to wear a brand new outfit for Easter Sunday and my mom and me wore hats. She looked like a blond beautiful Jacqueline Kennedy in her pillbox style hat and her channel type suit, the style of the moment.

The custom here in Ecuador is, to have a special 'hardy harvest soup,' with grains and Cod stew, which you also add to the soup in a small portion.  Really delish, although I'm not crazy about grains, but it is quite yummy. 

There are small hand pies to go along with it, plantain chips, hard boil eggs; all these things you can add to the soup if you wish and these would be the only meal.
Dessert is usually 'Rice Pudding.'

Now, here is my table setting for this Easter Sunday and for the Rosary there after, the following Wednesday.


HE HAS RISEN TO THE FATHER'S SIDE TO REIGN FOR ETERNITY FOR US, HIS CHILDREN.
             
ALLELUJAH !


MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES THIS EASTER SUNDAY.




I know you're probably thinking... those same teacups again!!
Well, you see, I only had four of them, it so happened I could never use them much cause I have more then that for the rosary and for other teas with friends.
My question for you is:  I could never order four more teacups and dessert plates because these dishes come with the store's name in the back, therefore I have no reference for them. But just now they brought in more in the store, so I did buy four more pieces, but I still want to know...So if anyone knows, or has, please let me know the brand.     Thank you in advance !



HE HAS RISEN...ALLELUJAH !

The centerpiece inside my clotch I created it religious for an Easter luncheon.

I mixed and matched with yellow and green dinner plates, for a Spring pastel look, along with pink napkins, where I placed in each a small bird's nest with tiny quarrel eggs, lol..

The water glasses are pink and lilac. The one stems come in various colors even black.







I used my old big Canon camera and the pics came out sort of darkish, it seems.
I lent my daughter Sofia my new small Canon camera for her trip to Europe with her family. 


Bird nests on top of each napkin.





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HAPPY ESTER TO YOU ALL !

LOVE,
FABBY

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