Sunday, January 14, 2018

Transferware Tea China for January Rosary


Hello sweet friends !


Here I am hosting my first January Rosary 2018, for my monthly Ministry and thus praying for the new year, as most of you who follow me know... so that dear sweet Jesus and Mother of God bless our families and friends, as much as our world and the countries we live in and may we preserve the peace there is and perhaps the war torn countries of the world find peace and be blessed.

Please feel free to request prayers, we always oblige.

We are also going to Miami to meet our daughter Alexandra, baby Max and SIL Sergio this Monday.

I will visit you all after I come back, it must be around 14 days from now.

Here is the tea table I prepared for my humble first prayer of the new year; for my Rosary friends, using my always favorite 'red tranferware' tea china.




I first thought of my red transferware tea china for twelve settings for this table, as my friends love it.
I set it on top of my red elephant table topper, which is a cheery and fun one.


The teapot and creamer on your right hand is "ENOCH WEDWOOD" - Made in England - The Ports of England.

 

For a simple centerpiece I placed some snowed-painted pinecones inside a "HISTORICAL PORTS OF ENGLAND" - Made in England - bowl and serving platter. The tacups just say: Made in England.
My dear MIL's little elephants I'm so glad I saved for when I set a table with the elephant, Indian tablecloth. 

STAFFORSHIRE -Made in England, 'Scotney Castle Kent' teapot and creamer.




Three tier Lady Carlyle, Royal Albert server at your right.


The dessert plates are "Cambridge - Old England."
 
Old Country Roses, Royal Albert three tier server at your left.

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

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


LOVE,
FABBY

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Simple January Winter Vignettes 2018


Hello sweet friends !

Here we are again facing a new year and hopping you are all off to a good start.

I haven't been around much thru the holidays as it is such a busy time, although we declined to go to NYC as you all know the freezing weather worked against our wishes and it was a pity.

We are going to Florida to meet our daughter Alexandra and her family instead and spend a few days together, since our vacation got cut in half.

Anyhow... I started to fix new vignettes around the breakfast area and dining room, simple ones but, not elaborate, specially using my blue and white favorite pieces and others.

Again, I wish 2018 be a wonderful, healthy and prosperous year for all of you dear bloggy friends.



I love blue and white in Winter... and all year around, it's so versatile.



My big English bowl with some snowed DIY pine cones.

I won the bowl a few years ago.

Tea serving from the pull out shelf. I love this feature on some antique buffets, such as mine.

Here I worked around my Friendly Village soup tureen and platter with a couple of white tureens.




January is a trout fishing season, therefore, I arranged my plate rack with salad plates and soup bowls from my fish china, along with some serving platters.



 
The service entrance to the kitchen is where the plate rack stands, behind the door and in front of the fridge.
 I loved how Mr. Living found this 4inch. space, just for storing platters and plates.
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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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Remembering Some Past Christmas Tables


Hello sweet friends!

I can't believe that Christmas 2017 is barely a week away  and thus the year 2017 will be over in less then two weeks and I'm so thankful to have belonged another year in the wonderful family of blogland.

Although I haven't met any of you in person, I feel I've known you for ever... and in a way I do, I see your lovely and warm faces every day when I open my blog page and of course your forever talent and inspiration, this been, cooking, decorating, tablescaping and specially your kindness and generosity when you visit me and leave me such amazing comments, that forever make me happy and it's the motor that inspires me to continue blogging, just when I feel I've lost my will and inspiration... there you are! 

Thank you so much again.

I am sharing this week before Christmas some of my past "Christmas Holiday" tablescapes, there are many more as I am blogging next January seven years.

Wishing you a very Merry, Happy and Blessed Christmas along with your dear families. From my part I'm sending each and everyone of you my love and appreciation.







At my daughter Sofia's house for C'mas two years ago. Tea set made at our past ceramic company.








In the kitchen








Here we are with Mr. Living two years ago at our daughter Sofia's for Christmas.

Again, I wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas Holiday and may God bless everyone of you, always !

LOVE,
FABBY

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Pretty Pastel Pink Christmas Table


Hello sweet friends !

I hope your Christmas Season is off to a wonderful start. Ours is fine, as I will not be shopping, since we are going to NYC and Miami soon, therefore, I promised I will bring my C'mas gifts from our trip.

I created a PINK Christmas table for a change, as I heard a friend say that it will be a 'challenge' to have a different holiday spread, besides the classic colors, or even the glitz kind. It prompted me to meet the challenge and create this table using pinks, lilacs, the antique, pink rose china from my belloved Mil, "Czech-Bohemian" wine stems, my lace tablecloth with a pink topper under it... etc.

Even Mr. Living loved it and for been PINK (not his favorite) it's a surprise !

Here goes, you can see for yourself.


I started spreading a pink topper and my lace tablecloth on top as canvas for my Pink table creation.
The centerpiece is arranged with white pinecones and gold tree ornaments.
The chargers are my 'Natchtmann-Dancing Stars,' Bavarian crystal; because I didn't want to put anything that will take away from the softness of the pastel colors. 
The china is an antique heirloom from dear MIL and has pink roses and I layered it with my 'red-pinkish' hues in the transfer-ware dishes.
 

In this image you can see I paired my pink and purple "Czech-Bohemian" wine stems, with the pink and purple water glasses as well.




The dark-pink pretty Orchid plant I won at a 'plant exchange' a month ago. Since it's quite tall I couldn't use it as a centerpiece.

Isn't my pink orchid lovely?

The candles in the table lamp are pink, the evening light makes them look orangey.

I kept the balance with my dear 'gold reindeer' juxtaposed with the pink orchid.

My dear Mil's heirloom lovely china, with pink roses must be more then 70 years old and it was made in the USA.




The wine stem in pink is "Czech-Bohemian" paired with a pink water glass which I've had them for a very long time.

I placed in the table, as Christmas element my Italian porcelain toy horse I bought so many years ago and it's one of my favorite holiday pieces I own.



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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