A Spring-Easter Tablescape

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FABBY: Easter Tablescape 2015

Hello sweet friends!

      Easter is approaching us rather quickly it seems; therefore, I have set a table for six as I believe that's what we will be next Sunday.

I chose to set my Easter table setting, with what is our everyday china, which is a mix and match of colors and that makes it more fun and not boring for our everyday use and specially for Spring because of the pastel colors.

I'm also using a very springy runner and napkins to match; green organza placemats and as centerpiece my wooden tool box, for a change... and last, but not least, an assortment of different color wine stems, paired with green water goblets.

This time I didn't use chargers to sort of keep the table fresh and light...like Spring is.

With that said, here is my Easter table for 2015.

                                            HAPPY EASTER!

The napkins came with the runner, although you didn't have to buy them together and they were both on sale back in January...yeah, yeah, you guessed it! 

The other rabbit from the back and a turquoise wine stem here.

Since we will be six Easter day, I have this end of the table with enough space to set a teaset and teacups for tea...or coffee, after the luncheon.

German crystal basket from many years ago.

The dinner plates are green and yellow, salad plates and wine glasses, are all in various colors too. A pink stem here.

Purple wine stem with green water glass.

This is the cutest 'honeybee' container, because it's 'glass' and it has a little birdie on the tip of the lid.

This mischievous little rabbit looks like she's hiding the carrots from her buddy, lol!

Here are the color plates sets I used for a Spring-Easter tablescape:
Yellow with orange

Green with green. The sherbets are Italian.

...and finally, yellow with yellow.
Although the fourth color is blue, I didn't use that set cause we will be six for Easter lunch, anyways.

The boy rabbit just resting in the tool box...so cute. Since my mom gave them to me they simply make me smile.

Vintage iron cross that belonged to my Mil.
German crystal basket.

A high shot where the one end of the table is set with teacups and teaset to match, with butterflies and flowers, perfect for a Spring-Easter table.

I loved this runner and napkins I bought back in January, they were on sale... along with the green dinner plates...very much on sale, I mean cheap!

The three bird nests were made by a friend of mine who is very handy and talented...aren't they adorable?

The tool box is flanked by two small cloches with a nest and birdie inside them.

The other end of the table with the German crystal basket with Easter eggs.
The tall cloche with the vintage iron cross.

The teapot has roses and butterflies, you can see a couple on this side.
The lid has some as well, but on the other side, lol..

In the back a white salt and pepper little chick.

Happy Easter 2015 dear friends and thank you so much for your sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day.

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


I will be joining:

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Creative Mondays Blog Hop    www.clairejustineoxox.com
Amaze Me Monday    www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
Inspire Me Tuesday    http://astrollthrulife.net
Mix it up Monday     www.flourmewithlove.com
Make it Pretty Monday    www.thededicatedhouse.com
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Home and Garden Thursday    www.adelightsomelife.com
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

FABBY: Our 40th. Anniversary Dinner Party

Hello sweet friends!

Last Wednesday we hosted a family dinner party to celebrate our 40th. Anniversary, which was held in Las Vegas Nevada, back in Feb. 25, 1975.

We had fourteen siblings for dinner, with a bonus that Alejandro's sister Meredith and her husband Fred, from the USA were here visiting the family.
She had come in the early sixties as an exchange student and she even married their cousin.
She than became a widow and it's now married to Fred Fulton from the US for more than 30 years. She remained very close to the Crespo family as her own, the feeling is from both sides.

Meredith has a daughter from their cousin who made her a grandma and two sons with Fred, and one is married now too.

She also serenaded us playing the guitar and singing romantic songs in Spanish. Of course, she speaks perfect Spanish...she's beautiful and very talented!

All my Bils and Sils are also beautiful and talented in different areas.

Ok, here it is with a little tour of how I fixed the house for the occasion.

Am I getting boring with my transferware dinner tables all the time?! Actually, Mr. Living is the one to blame, as he only wants me to serve in them, lol..

Of course, I had to set the round table for six guests with the Onion dishes to match the blue and white theme.

Love these gorgeous roses from my Bil's Professional Farm. He sent us as a gift a few bunches.

Little roses in yellow here. The buffet is set for tea or coffee after dinner.

Look how beautiful the blue hydrangeas are!

All set for after dinner tea or coffee.

More lovely roses from my Bil.

The coffee table with gorgeous roses too.

A view from the living room all the way to the family room which is close enough to sit more guests when we need to.

My dear Sil's, plus Meredith who is 'another' Sil for the family.

Most of my Bil's and my own brother Joe with the pale blue sweater.

Dear Meredith serenading us and me next to her enjoying it.
Alejandro was busy taking pics to hold on to the moment, lol!

So I could sit comfortably all my 14 guests, I decided to serve the buffet in some chafing dishes with warmers; right in the foyer's French vintage table.
At left is the gravy for the turkey and at right a hot sauce for the ones that like it.
   The entrĂ©e was a Tamale (not Mexican).

 Main Course:  Turkey, Sweet Potato Bake, Roast Beef and a warm veggie salad with Anchovy dressing.

Dessert was: Caramel and Apple Bread Pudding from great food blog; 'Flour Me with Love.' Just delicious!

We received this gorgeous set of Oriental dishes as a gift for our '40th. Anniversary' from all our siblings...(I've been guessing up to now, how did they ever imagined I would like, errr...dishes?)

Isn't the teapot and covered mugs just too darn petty??
Thanks to all our bros and sis, we loved each piece!

Thanking you sweet and kind friends for visiting, you always make my day.

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


I will join:

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Confessions of a Plate Addict
Worthing Court

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Friday, March 13, 2015

FABBY: St. Patrick's Day Table Challenge

Hello sweet friends!

How are you all my Irish friends, hope you are getting ready for St. Patty's 2015!

I am happy to join our friend Kathleen for her annual St Patty's Day challenge at her great meme, Let's Dish.

My contribution will always be using my shamrock china made and hand decorated back at our Monte Turi, Ceramic Factory.  I designed dishes while I worked with Alejandro. This pattern is from the indigenous men of Ecuador shirts to be exact and the cuffs of them always had shamrocks and I wonder why, lol...

With that said, here my tablescape to honor Ireland's St. Patrick's Day and my Irish friends.

These dishes has serving pieces, such as this 'tray of gold,' instead of a pot of gold, for some Irish luck rubbing, lol...

The sherbets has shamrocks too. These pieces were not in this year's table, but today is the green holiday, so I added these two.

The friends that follow me might remember that I had this crocheted table topper made by a lady who does them as a job; as I found it stored in a drawer half way finished by a girl who took off and moved to the USA, some ten years or more ago.

Of course, here is the dinner plate with shamrocks, perfect for the St. Patty's celebration.

Here is the salad plate with shamrocks as well.

I formed the place setting with my reticulated chargers, dinner plate, salad plate and white soup bowl for contrast.

The centerpiece is just a green plant on a decorated in green planter, under a cloche.

For after an Irish dinner, I know I love Bailey's with my coffee or even alone in cute green glasses, for St. Pat's Day.

I paired my water green goblets with my Mexican hand blown wine stems.

See you all at: LET'S DISH   www.cuisinekathleen.com

Thank you my friends for the sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses and in this case Kathleen that pretty Irish Laddie who's hostessing this great challenge in the honor of her Irish patron, St. Patrick.


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Creative Mondays Blog Hop    www.clairejustineoxox.com
Amaze Me Monday    www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Show and Share    http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
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Mod Mix Monday    http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com
Wordless Wednesday    www.create-with-joy.com
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