Monday, June 20, 2016

Cow-Dishes For a Lunch Table


Hello sweet friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

My first granddaughter Victoria was 12 years old the same day as Father's Day.

She lives three hours from us, so we are going to visit her this week until next Monday and I'm telling you this because I was at our local grocery store and I found this cute mason jar mugs with a lid and a straw, so I decided to buy one  for each of the girls' milk.

One thing led to another and I just loved them so much, therefore, I went and got four Mason jar mugs, plus a milk bottle to match I found later... really cute for a kitchen vignette, or décor.

Mother came for lunch today, so again I set the farm table in the kitchen and used the cow things, starting with my cow tablecloth, cute cow napkin rings and finally a cow thermos where I keep coffee all ready to serve for after lunch, this way I don't have to get up for everything.

That being said... here is my little cute cow setting.


Aren't these cow dishes darling?

Look at the mason jar mug, is this just too cute !
 

The milk bottle is adorable too, so is just perfect for the girls and their breakfast milk.




The little cow napkin rings were a gift from a friend of mine several years...and I've never used them.

I paired the black salad plates with yellow dinner plates for a contrast on top of the cow table topper.

The cow that's in the back, by the sink was made at our former factory by a famous artist which created a 'zebra-cow.'

It's raining so the river view is wonderful.

I'm keeping this vignette here on a regular basis... until I get bore, that is.


Victoria is now 12 years old on Father's Day. Cayetana is 9. We're going to visit them Wednesday.


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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

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Creative Ways Party
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunflowers for a Father's Day Summer Table


Hello sweet friends!

    I started to rearrange the English buffet cause it looked kind of wintery or something, therefore, I thought for a different setting for 'FATHER'S DAY' with a more Summery look to it and I came up with a 'Sunflower Theme,' using my sunflower salad plates as a focal point.

I don't do much seasonal changing, except for some décor here and there, but not as some gorgeous homes I see around blogland, totally decorated for Summer !

With that said; this 'Father's Day' setting is formed with my sunflowers salad plates, paired with green rimmed everyday dinner plates and white chargers on our bare wood, vintage French table.

I also used sunflower napkin rings and napkins, along with natural 'sunflowers' for the centerpiece.

Wishing you all an amazing FATHER'S DAY and a fun SUMMER SEASON 2016.


The tablescape for Summer and Father's Day 2016 is spread here at our breakfast table.

A very simple Father's Day or Summer table setting for a simple lunch or dinner.

I elevated the centerpiece on a white medium cake pedestal.

I freshen up the English buffet with some transferware in blue and red.

It could remain here until I do all my patriotic table setting in July; with red and white flowers, perhaps.

 
In this photo you see a doily, yes, I had to add it because it was sliding a bit and I was afraid it'll fall with all the plates, lol..




The sideboard vignette for this Summer. 

This buffet is a larger one, where I keep my silver and sterling things, but now it's displaying some blue and white and maybe I will add some red dishes here too; as it will be staying until July, for the 'patriotic month.'


These are natural sunflowers and they're great and big and with a very dark center, just like the plates !


Sunflower napkin ring holding a sunflower napkin too, except it's pink, but I liked it together just the same.
 
Hubby loves big napkins and these are huge!


I like to see my transferware dishes on the sideboard on a daily basis on top of this plate holder, it makes me happy.


 
Our breakfast table flanked by the two antique buffets.





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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

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No Place Like Home
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Amaze Me Monday
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Cooking and Crafting with JJ
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The SCOOP
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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BRAG About it Link Party
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Tuesday with a Twist
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

May Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends!

    I haven't had much time to post lately, it's been a whirlwind of a time so far for me, but just the same here I am a little late with my 'May Rosary' table setting post. 

The food is very humble in this case, just bread, home made jams and cheese; of course tea or coffee; because the main purpose is to pray for our families and friends, for the war torn countries in the world and of course, our own countries and the sick in the family and friends, so our Lord Jesus Christ can bless us and cure us with His infinite goodness.

I am sharing a few pics I took, specially cause I used my 'hand made' and hand decorated pottery, designed by us back at our own ceramic factory, Monte Turi.

I've explained many times before, but the inspiration for the decorations of each and every set was based on the indigenous people of Ecuador's apparel, which is all hand 

embroidered, specially the women's clothing, blouses and skirts and some of the men's shirts.



I used the soup tureen with eight handles as a centerpiece flower vase. 

The two bowls with fruits in the lid are for the jams

The salad plate and teacup; of course, this one is a complete set for 18 place settings and many, many serving pieces.

There are 350 pieces to this set I once posted them all!

Everything is 'hand decorated' by artists we hired and hand made... by this I mean, by talented professional who were experts using a 'potters-wheel,' yes, a 'potters-wheel,' by hand, which means NOT using molds.





Most of the forms of the pieces were taught by the Spanish over 100 years ago and they all had a sheep, a cow, a duck, different animals in the lids


I placed my yellow 'silk moire' tablecloth I recicled from the living room curtains after I replaced them with Hunter Douglas shades, a few years ago.

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

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Share Your Cup
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Thoughts of Home on Thursday
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Before & After Wednesday
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Creative Ways Party
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Share Your Style
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Home Sweet Home
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Foodie Friday
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A Morning Cup of Joe
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Saturday Show Off
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PINK Saturday
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Anything BLUE Friday 
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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The Chain Link CLIMB
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Saturday Sparks
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Bouquet of Talent
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Creative Mondays
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Dishing it & Digging it Link Party
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Amaze Me Monday
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BLUE MONDAY
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Cooking and Crafting with JJ
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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 The SCOOP
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Where I Store my Dishes Part 2


Hello sweet friends!

Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying this long Memorial Day weekend.

I know we, as Americans, feel very grateful with our 'heroes' that have given their lives and still do just to keep the great USA free and safe.
 
Blessings to them and their families.

As I promised, here is Part 2 and the last post of "Where I Store my Dishes."

Here is the link to Part I, if you want to see it too. http://fabbysliving.blogspot.com/2016/05/where-i-store-my-dishes-part-i.html

With that said... enjoy.




This is the same chest as above that dear hubby inherited from his grandparents.

We keep this piece in the foyer.

As we continue in the foyer, here is our 'Chinoserie-secretary,' where it also holds some Oriental teapots.

So lucky it has four rows of draws just for me to store some more tablecloths and napkins.

Here we are in the family room, now. This is the left wall cabinets flanking the fireplace. 

The right side is holding our gorgeous Oriental dinnerware for eight that our siblings gave us last year for our anniversary.

This lovely heirloom Camphor chest keeps inside my Christmas dishes.

This is an antique English curio that it's part of the set we also inherited from my In-laws.

You can't see clear enough, but behind the curio's door there's an antique Spanish leather trunk, quite deep, where I keep Christmas dishes too.
 
 
This is the inside of hubby's counter bar glasses he likes for entertaining.


This is our TV small entertaining center and this is also in front of the counter bar where I keep vintage stems and lots others, as it is deep enough; even the reds and greens for the holidays.


Kitchen:  Our everyday china and glasses are kept here.

My new treasure, this plate rack where I am storing some of my fav platters and I have been switching around platters, so it reminds me of what I have at arms length, to use them.
The three big ones in the upper shelf, were made at our former ceramic factory.

Another Kitchen cabinet




By the sink, a small Kitchen cabinet

Around three years ago I had made two cabinets for storing whatever, right in front of my dishwasher and drier.
 
Here we are at the laundry room.

The other side of the china cabinet in the laundry room.

Open shelves in the utility room.

More open shelves in the laundry.

Here are the two big and deep laundry room cabinets atop the machines.

If you want to visit my "Laundry Room Reveal"... go here:

http://fabbysliving.blogspot.com/2012/08/fabby-laundry-room-reveal.html
 
When I posted my Bundt Pan collection a while back, you all asked me where I kept them. Here they are in the kitchen inside pull out drawers.

Very comfortable and easy to get a hold of!



Thank you so much for dropping by and for your great comments, you always make my day!

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

I will party here:

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Bouquet of Talent       
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The CLIMB
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PINK Saturday
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Saturday Sparks
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Amaze Me Monday
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Half Term Blog Hop
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No Place Like Home
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The SCOOP
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You're Gonna Love it
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Brag About it Link Party    
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Talk of the Town
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com

Creative Ways Link Party
www.posedperfection.com

Share Your Style
www.21rosemarylane.com

Wildly Original
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

A Morning Cup of Joe
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