Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Traditional Christmas Rosary Tea


Hello sweet friends !

Although I have my 'Bathroom and Walking Closet Reveal Part II' posted, I couldn't wait to share my November 30th, last Wednesday of November Prayers and a 'humble food' Tea party.

I used my classic Christmas china I have 25 years and my embroidered Spanish topper I have several years as well; plus some holiday accessories. So here it is.

I have prayed with my friends for all your requests.

I also wish you and yours a very blessed "Christmas-Holiday Season."

The red stems are antiques, they belonged to my dearest Mil. I did serve a little eggnog there to the ladies that came for Rosary prayers.


"Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Cream-cheese Frosting" from Pinterest.

I only 'outlined 'the bow in the wreath pan and put some more frosting in each piece as I served.

Mercury glass cake pedestal.

Some more candle holders and hurricane lamps, are also mercury glass.
My Spanish tablecloth has spent many a Christmas looking lovely on out Christmas table.




I used as a charger the dinner plate from my reticulated complete china for twelve, because it's ivory as is the tablecloth


I usually set the table for ten, as sometimes we are more then twelve, or maybe just the ten.

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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS !

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

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Creative Monday Blog hop
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J
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A Holiday Baking Exchange
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Bathroom and Walking Closet Reveal-Part II


Hello sweet friends !

Ok, here is Part II - "Walking Closet and Bathroom." I posted the guest rooms Reveal Part I, last week.

For the ones that didn't visit Part I you can go back and see it; just before this one, where I shared the two bedrooms that belonged to our two daughters, Alexandra and Sofia. Sofia got married and Alex left home to live in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Now she's also married with a one year old little girl and lives in Spain.

I am loving the bathroom and the walking closet, which again, it's all mine to store my treasures and some of my cloths as well.

It's helped me now that the Christmas season is here, as I've put away some of the regular things, to replace them with my Christmas Holiday d├ęcor.

That's said.

Remember, you are all welcomed to come and visit me, It would be a pleasure to have you.

We replaced everything in the bathroom, the only thing we kept from the old look is the marble counter top, as hubby wanted it modern looking and white with gray, so it was perfect.

Our two daughters had ample space for their personal use, they actually had two sinks and two bathroom wall shelves, which I left just one here and took the other to the 'laundry room.' They also had a pale pink big tub for bubble bath, but no more. We went with just a modern, practical shower.

The wall is almost entirely done with mirrors that make it look larger, except for the shower area. It's very neat, practical and economic, believe me.
It is not a small bathroom either.


Little Christmas touches for my Christmas guests; daughter Alexandra and her husband with little Maxima.


The shower is big enough and more to the left... so to make it comfortable for our very tall Sils. One is 6'2 and the other 6'4 !


Even in the back of the door there's a small mirror wall. This made it more economical and very pretty.

The wall and floor ceramic is from Spain, Porcelanosa; which is not cheap, but we helped our pockets go lighter with all the mirrors we had put in front of the sinks and we are loving it !

The "Ceramic container" you see with a hand decorated 'seahorse'...resting in the counter, was made at our former Ceramic Co. and it's to carry an extra "Toilet Paper Roll."


You don't know how I turned, layed down on the floor, stood up in chairs, etc.. to photograph this bathroom full of mirrors in order to not show up reflected in most pics, lol..




Now come into 'my' walking closet. I say my cause...now it is, hehehe

The left side, behind the entrance door of the walking closet, was for the girl's shoes and now I brought to store some of mine.
I have here my long gowns and some elegant pants as well. In the back there are coats and things.

The right side contains my various big bags, the small hand bags and the evening ones are in draws. Some draws also are containing tablecloths and many things for the home, you wouldn't believe !

Alejandro had shelves made for my treasures, where there were racks for the girls cloths before. Thank you Mr. Living for been so thoughtful too. 

There's a small hall that distributes this suit. At your left is the door of the walking closet and a couple of steps further is the bathroom.
You go ahead and there's the bigger bedroom you saw previously in the other post and then to your left is the smaller bedroom.

 
This is the BEFORE pic of how the bathroom was, besides the wall shelves and counter tops were full with girly thingswhen the girls lived here, practically ten years ago.  Didn't want to show you more...uff !

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

I will be partying here:

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Inspire Me Tuesday
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Monday Social
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Dishing and Digging it
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Amaze Me Monday
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Creative Mondays Blog hop
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J
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BLUE MONDAY
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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The SCOOP
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Create Link Inspire
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Guest Rooms ' Reveal Part I '


Hello sweet friends !

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving 2016.

Finally I got to "Reveal the Guest Rooms; Part 1" for now, as there would be to much pictures to bore you with. Therefore, Part II of the Reveal will be the "Bathroom and Walking Closet" from this kind of 'suit' we had done for our girls Alexandra and Sofia when they lived at home.

Although there are a couple of things 'missing here yet,' such as some pictures on the wall and specially, my Mil's antique mirror and bed headboard that was hers when she was young.

Meanwhile, our DD Sofia came to 'inaugurate' it, two weeks ago with her family and didn't recognize her old room... so cute ! 

These two bedrooms are separated with a half wall for our daughters, before Sofia left when she got married and Alexandra right after, to be on her own and now married as well, mother of our latest grand-girl, baby Maxima
 
Alexandra and her family will be coming to spend Christmas with us and will be staying here, in the new rooms too.

Ok, that said ! Here is the reveal with some touches of Christmas as well.



This side of the rooms was my daughter Alexandra's domain, lol..
I placed the queen size bed here and for the time been it's without the antique mirror on the wall and the antique 'brass and mother of pearl' headboard that was my Mil's, which I will have it placed when someone helps me, hehe

We replaced the wall to wall carpeting with wooden floors and we love it !

The girls had great built-ins in their two rooms for books and desk areas, now they're ALL mine, lol..

I am enjoying ALL the storage space I have just for me now... and believe me, every space is full, or at least, not empty !

All this wall fixture cabinets, or built ins, where full with books and encyclopedias I had to give away. No use for them anymore with Internet !

We painted all these fixtures off-white as the rooms.

The before pics are at the end of this post, so NOT to scare you...hahaha..

A little fridge you see where the chair was for Alex's desk; a friend of ours gave us as a gift three years ago, so now when my grandgirls Victoria and Cayetana were here I stored chocolate bars and some sodas for them and they commented that it was like 'hotel amenities'...hehehee

In front of the bed, at your left again, there's another built-in cabinet that was filled with books and magazines and girls things, even some Barbie dolls still, etc.

The door you see next to the cabinet is of the 'walking closet'... that will be Reveal 2, along with the bathroom, which is my fav.

From here you can see Sofia's side separated by a half wall, this way the girls had they're privacy but were together at the same token.

This side of the room is not so wide, therefore, I placed a twin bed here for the grand-girls. I also want to buy next, a sofa-bed, as the 'new-girls' are growing fast.


More pretty and ample storage for me, lol..



All the way by the window, I want to place a sofa bed for more guests.

You are all welcome to come and visit me, I'd love to have you !

Sofia also had book shelves and a desk for her homework and home studies in her side of her room, as well.


This picture gives you an idea how we separated the two rooms with a half wall for our own daughters, but also kept each others side private.

The window treatment was also replaced from draperies to Hunter Douglas shades.
 
Last year I 'recycled' the chintz from the curtains into a lovely 'tablecloth' some of you might remember.

This is my desk corner. I'm so happy to have this little nook to work and enjoy just for me in the new room. 



I almost forgot to take pics of the before look, but here is just how we cleared it for the reno; still, I hated it !



 




 
I leave you with my collection of Oriental teapots for the "Guest Rooms Reveal Part I."
Next, for the "Reveal Part II" I will share the bathroom and walking closet, which I'm totally loving !

Thank you for your kind 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:

Metamorphosis Monday
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Inspire Me Tuesday
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Monday Social
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Creative Mondays
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Amaze Me Monday
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Dishing it & Digging it Blog party
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MMM#357 Blog Party
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The SCOOP
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The Wednesday Blog Hop
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Talk of the Town Hop
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2016 TO YOU ALL.


Hello sweet friends!

Wishing you a wonderful and very HAPPY THANKSGIVING today my friends.


LOVE,
FABBY