Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Afternoon Tea at my Indoor Garden


Hello sweet friends !

After watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, now the Duke and Duchess of Essex... I thought so much of 'tea time' that I Created a table for afternoon "tea for two" and invited Mr. Living; he likes Napoleons, so I served him a piece. 

I used my "Johnson' Bros." teacups and tea-set. The cake plates are "Old England." I have a complete set for twelve place settings, plus a big and small bowl and platter I'm using here with the sweets.

I say 'Indoor garden'  because I live in a penthouse apartment, therefore, I have some indoor plants that I love taking care of, so I set my tea table at our breakfast room where all the greenery is. 
Someday I will go to the garden by the pool that our condo has; as of now, May is such a rainy month.

With that said... please sit down and enjoy a cup or more of some delicious tea and pastries.



My afternoon tea setting is done on top of our round antique French breakfast room table. Hubby and I will be indulging on some sweets, for a change, as he loves Napoleon pastries.

As you can see my indoor plants are in the background of this setting and this is why I call it my "indoor garden."



I placed some pretty pink roses inside the Johnson Bros. teapot and teacup.

Occupying centerstage is my lovely Meissen bowl with the grapes with  three girls playing 'hide and seek.' 



Tea with Napoleons... how greater can it get ?

The tall floral tin contains English bisquits





I found this pretty porcelain tray for $8 a few years ago. Don't you love the pink roses in it too?
It also has some writing where it talks about love.





The lovely embroidered tablecloth is a heirloom, it belonged to hubby's grandmother. My MIL gifted me so many years ago, so I've been  holding on to it for at least 35 years.


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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be partying here:


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Home and Garden Thursday
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Tea in the Graden
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Tablescape Thursday
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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.
Dahlia Co. if you would like to order.
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
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 The SCOOP
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Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Vintage Charm Party
www.ourhopefullhome.com

Share Your Style
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Share Your Cup
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Home and Garden Thursday
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Wow Us Wednesday
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Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop
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Grace at Home
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Share Your Style
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Home Sweet Home
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"Anything Goes" PINK Saturday
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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Bouquet of Talent
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Dishing it & Digging it
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Creative Mondays Blog Hop
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Cooking and Crafting with JJ
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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
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Saturday Sparks Link Party
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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
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The Fabulous Party
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Amaze Me Monday
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Dishing it & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com

The SCOOP
www.stonegable.com

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

Tuesday with a Twist
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Tuesdays at Our Home
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Tuesday Cuppa Tea
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Talk of the Town
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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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