SEA INSPIRED VIGNETTE

SEA INSPIRED VIGNETTE

Friday, August 12, 2016

Sea Inspired Luncheon Table

 
Hello dear friends!

Just got back from our 14 day visit to our DD Alexandra who came from Spain with her baby Maxima and husband for a short visit. Along with dear DD Sofie and her family, who live in the city of Guayaquil three hours away too. 
We have enjoyed some amazing time together!

We went to the beach, we had great sea food and in all we spent some awesome time together... a super vacation, along with Mr. Living, of course, lol..

I'm making a luncheon for four and my inspiration was definitely the Sea, the beautiful Sea. I'm serving Shrimp ceviche in the shell bowls, Fish Escabeche which is like a fish stew and it's wonderful, a favorite of all.
Served with rice and salad.

Hope you are all having a great summer and that you also got a chance to hit the beach sometime.

That said, here it is.

 
 
Two plate settings are formed like this one starting with a straw placemat, a 'Surfside' charger, Big white dinner plate, Enoch Wedgwood smaller dinner plate, porcelain lemon salad plates and finished off with a shell shaped bowl for 'Shrimp-Ceviche.'
 
 

 
I arranged the side buffet with all white and my Meissen teapot with vessels along with other Noritake white pieces.




After lunch we will have coffee or tea with dessert.

 

Always blue and white. 

I also placed on the center of the bare table a blue striped runner, to set the other two places.

Mother of Pearl serving spoon. 




 

 

I love shells and their lovely shapes.
 
I brought some this time from the beach too and here is my centerpiece all done up on my small wooden bowl.

Up front blue fish S&P shakers.

 



At your right that pretty 'Spondylus' shell with pedestal is for the hot sauce and a 'Mother of Pearl' spoon.


Hope you liked my Sea inspired tablescape for our luncheon tomorrow.

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

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be partying here:

Home Sweet Home
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Foodie Friday and Everything else
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PINK Saturday
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.net

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

The Weekend Blog Hop
www.clairejustineoxox.com

A Morning Cup of Joe
http://thecottagemarket.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

Sunny Saturday Blog hop
www.sunnysimplelife.com

A Bouquet of Talent
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

The Chain Linky CLIMB
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

Friday Frenzy
www.mostlyfoodandcrafts.com

Dishing it & Digging it Link party
www.rustic-refined.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

BLUE Monday
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Show and Share
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Make it Pretty Monday
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Create Link Inspire
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The SCOOP
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Brag About it Link Party
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Tuesdays with a Twist
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Wow Us Wednesday
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Share Your Style
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Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Tablescape Thursday
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Share Your Cup
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Thoughts of Home on Thursday
www.decortoadore.com

Grace at Home
www.impartinggrace.com

Share Your Style
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Saturday Show Off
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Monday, July 25, 2016

My Teacup Collection


Hello sweet friends!

I've been somewhat busy with mother going to various Dr. check ups, specially the Ophthalmologist as she's got a problem with her left eye, she hardly sees from that one. Then later for her Varicose Veins and she's going under a treatment where they place injections in her veins too.
 
She's better, but I'm still at it.

We are going on our regular three hour ride to our DD Sofia's house this Friday, to wait for the arrival from Madrid, via Miami of our DD Alex, husband and baby Maxima who is now eight months old.

I always wanted to share my teacups, as a collection, all gathered together, as I did a few months ago with my teapots.

I placed the cuties on top of my French vintage marble table in the foyer.

Most belong to my 'chinas' and maybe five are single.  I should make a point to buy them alone to really collect them.

Ok, with that said, here they are.

Here are these cuties, which 95% belong to chinas.

I said at the beginning that I should make a point to collect teacups alone, because most belong to my set of dishes and tea sets.

I think most of the friends that follow me might recognize the pottery ones made at our past Ceramic Co. because they are 'very decorated' by hand; like the one here, up front, the one behind it and the one at your left.



I wanted to share this gorgeous orchid my friend Stephanie gave me as a gift the day I made the tea for her DD Christina and Stephanie's debut as a grandma!






The table where I am displaying the teacups is a vintage French, marble top foyer table. She's flanked by hubby's grandfather's antique chest and my black Asian secretary I love.

The ones with all the decorations are from our former Ceramic Co.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind 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:

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Anything Goes PINK Satruday
http://howsweetthesound.typead.com



Metamorphosis Monday
http://berweennapsontheporch

The SCOOP
www.stonegable.com

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

BLUE Monday
http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

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

Dishing & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com

Create Link Inspire
http://nap-timecreations.com

Tea in the Garden
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You're Gonna Love it
www.kathewithane.com

Brag About it
www.vmg206.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
www.astrollthrulife.net

Tuesday with a Twist
www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Tea Cup Tuesday
www.marthasfavorites.com

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
www.antiquesandteacups.net

Talk of the Town Link Party
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com

Wow Us Wednesday
www.savvysouthernstyle.net

SYS PARTY
www.thevintagenestblog.net

Share Your Cup
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

Creative Ways Link Party
www.posedperfection.com

Thoughts of Home on Thursday
www.decortoadore.com

The Chain Linky CLIMB
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
























My Teacup Collection


Hello sweet friends!

I've been somewhat busy with mother going to various Dr. check ups, specially the Ophthalmologist as she's got a problem with her left eye, she hardly sees from that one. Then later for her Varicose Veins and she's going under a treatment where they place injections in her veins too.
 
She's better, but I'm still at it.

We are going on our regular three hour ride to our DD Sofia's house this Friday, to wait for the arrival from Madrid, via Miami of our DD Alex, husband and baby Maxima who is now eight months old.

I always wanted to share my teacups, as a collection, all gathered together, as I did a few months ago with my teapots.

I placed the cuties on top of my French vintage marble table in the foyer.

Most belong to my 'chinas' and maybe five are single.  I should make a point to buy them alone to really collect them.

Ok, with that said, here they are.






I wanted to share this gorgeous orchid my friend Stephanie gave me as a gift the day I made the tea for her DD Christina and Stephanie's debut as a grandma!






The table where I am displaying the teacups is a vintage French, marble top foyer table. She's flanked by hubby's grandfather's antique chest and my black Asian secretary I love.

The ones with all the decorations are from our former Ceramic Co.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind 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:

Metamorphosis Monday
http://berweennapsontheporch

The SCOOP
www.stonegable.com

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

BLUE Monday
http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

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

Dishing & Digging it
www.lifeandlinda.com






Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tea Party for a New Grandma


Hello sweet friends!

Last Tuesday I made a tea for my best friend Stephanie from NJ who is married to hubby's friend and lives here.
She just became a long awaited 'grandmahood,' from her DD Christina who had baby Collin in Dallas, Texas, where she resides and it's the first time baby came to Cuenca-Ecuador. A group of friends wanted to meet him.

Here are some pics I took of the two tables. We were 16 friends to greet baby Collin.

The table for six.
There was an antree I served in the living room.
 
I also served in the plates, a 'Carrot, Pineapple and Coconut Cake' and what you see in the tier. Tea and coffee.

Blue and white Onion china with yellow accents to greet the six month old baby Collin.


In the formal dining table there were ten place settings.

The two tier servers with the same I mentioned before, plus the Carrot, Pineapple, Coconut Cake.

My newest lace tablecloth I love.


Sunflowers for the touch of yellow, along with yellow napkins and bows for all three tiers.


My dear friend Stephanie with her first grandchild baby Collin.


I hardly had time to take much better pics, but at least I got these few to remember it by and were taken before the guest sat down, so there's no cake or entree yet.

Thank you so much for your kind comments, you so make my day!

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

LOVE,
FABBY

I will party here:

Tablescape Thursday   
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

The Weekend Blog Hop
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Tea in the Garden
http://blog.berneedins.com

Share it One More Time
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Anything Goes PINK Saturday
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No Place Like Home
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Dishing it and Digging it
www.rustic-refined.com

Amaze Me Monday
www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

Make it Pretty Monday
www.thededicatedhouse.com

Inspire Me Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.net

Celebrate it Monday
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Home Sweet Home
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Morning Cup of Joe
http://thecottagemarket.com

The Chain Linky CLIMB
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

SATURDAY SHOW OFF
http://malevikrosentradgard.blogspot.com

A Bouquet of Talent
www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Tea Cup Tuesday
www.marthasfavorites.com

Creative Mondays Blog hop
www.clairejustineoxox.com

Saturday Sparks Link Party
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MMM #339 Blog Party
www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com

BLUE Monday
http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com

Tuesdays at out Home
http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com

Create Link Inspire
http://nap-timecreations.com

Wake Up Wednesday
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

Home and Garden Thursday
www.adelightsomelife.com

Tablescape Thursday
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Wildly Original
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

Share your Style
www.thevintagenestblog.com

Thursday Favorite Things
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