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

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Tuesdays at Our Home
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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

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February Rosary Tea.


Hello sweet friends !

It's that time of the month when I host my monthly Rosary ministry with a group of dear friends; as you know, we dedicate it to peace in the world for blessings to countries torn with wars. The very ill, families as well as friends and the countries we live in.

We always receive special requests for friends and family and we always oblige and not forget, we are always very happy to do so, therefore, feel free.

Here is the setting I fixed for this month's humble tea time after prayers.



I love this Begonia flower pot, they last a long time and the color is perfect with the tones of this table setting.


I love the Begonia in this tone of pink, it looks like it's full of tiny roses.

This porcelain Ecuadorian country girl making 'Panama' hats was hand made by an artist, back at our Ceramic Co.


The branch with bird was also made at our past Ceramic Co.

Here, in the other side of the setting is another Ecuadorian country girl making potato-dumplings. Also hand made by the same artist at our Ceramic Co.


This complete tea service is for eight place servings, plus a tea-set. I love it cause it's so delicate with flowers which makes Spring come to mind.

This is my first place setting after we received our newly "Toile de Jouy" upholstered dining chairs with the backs in a pretty 'hounds tooth.' I did a post before this one, just in case.


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

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Toile de Jouy" for my Dining Chairs


Hello sweet friends !

Last January, while we were visiting with our dear Alexandra and her family, I had plans to buy a "Toile de Jouy" material for reupholstering my dining chairs, that had seen it's days.

So we just got them fresh from the shop yesterday. I can't hide my excitement at how elegant and wonderful they look, thus refreshing the entire dining room.

I decided upon using another pattern material for the back of the chairs and found a 'Houndtooth' in navy and salmon just like the background color of the front of the chairs, of course.
 
I was saying to Mr. Living this morning when I first glanced at them, that it looks like a whole new dining furniture !

Here I'm sharing them with you, I hope you like them as well.



My dream was always if I ever reupholster my dining chairs, Toile would be my first choice.

Isn't it petty ? This is a 'Paysannerie' French pattern Toile de Jouy.



 



We loved this combo for the back of the chairs. A small navy and salmon  'Houndtooth' material, that blended perfectly... we thought.


I was thinking of gray, blue and white, others that might catch my eye, etc.
Then, walking front, right, left and back of that huge warehouse all of a sudden I saw it and that was it, color and print !

Love the classic 'country scenery' print of it... the pattern name is 'Paysannerie.' 


The before stayed like this for 26 years... uff !
The material had a pale pinkish and blue streak, that long since had faded with time, lol..  











Thank you 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


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Romance is here, for sure !


Hello sweet friends !

I created a tablescape for Valentine's Day with red and ivory, plus I love Valentine's and all that goes with it. The hearts, the red, the champagne, the romance, the flowers, etc...

In some countries there's also a celebration of Carnival in February, like In Rio de Janero- Brasil, New Orleans Mardi Gras, Venice-Italy, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Spain has ten Carnivals throughout Spain. I'm sure more places in the world celebrate it. 
There is a long weekend here in Ecuador too, to celebrate Carnival, although nothing special happens, except great family and friends get together with special food for carnival time.

Our breakfast area is all set for Valentine's Day, that is, with a table all ready for the romantic 14th. of February and our buffet.

When we were just recently in Miami, I bought a beautiful "Toile de Joue" printed material with a background in a pink salmon and the French figurines, classic, for our dining room chairs, as their upholstery had seen it's days.

Next Wednesday the shop will deliver us the chairs, so I can't wait to share them with you, I'm so excited !

                             Happy valentine's

This setting was arranged on top of my red check topper. Ivory reticulated china, flowers and champagne glasses too.

Fresh strawberries on a heart bowl.


        A simple bouquet in red alstroemeria and white callas.                                


The buffet with cute red teacups paired with some more pieces from my reticulated china.

Borrowed this red flower plant from my kitchen window sill.






I love the Cupids, they are so romantic. The berries in the heart bowl were soo delish !
 

Red teacups and cupids, what more to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's 2018.





Hubby gifted me with this gorgeous ivory reticulated china, complete for twelve place settings, 12 teacups and saucers, 12 chargers of the same, plus serving pieces, some 8 or 9 years ago and I loved it since.

Charger, dinner plate, salad plate and soup plate in the stock, except for the teacups which are not showing. I love this beautiful china Mr. Living gifted me some 8 years ago.


 Happy Valentine's Day to you all.

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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Tuesdays at Our Home
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Tuesday Cuppa Tea
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MMM #419 Block Party
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Dishing it and Digging it
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Simple Sunday Fabulous Party
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Wonderful Wednesday
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Wow Us Wednesday
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Share Your Style
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Vintage Charm Party
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Tablescape Thursday
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Home Sweet Home
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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