January 19, 2022

springtime table inspiration

Don’t let the wintertime blues get you down. Spring is just around the corner!


If you want to get in on an early seasonal rush, try a fun, floral pattern like this. It’s the absolute newest pattern from Pacific and Rose and it’s call Lilibet Green.  


Originally designed as a nod to Mardi Gras, this festive little pattern reaches beyond the streets of New Orleans and can be right at home celebrating Easter, spring or any summer festivity.


You can really see how pretty this Lilibet pattern is on the napkin, placemat and tablecloth. I just love the vining, ferny pattern, so I matched my flowers to it.     


This table is brought to life with the help of a little bouquet foraged from the garden. Cosmos, statice and hellebores are currently blooming right now and just happen to match this brand-new print.


Best of all, this gorgeous print isn’t limited to the table. Look at this cozy robe and cosmetic bag! They’re so perfect for home or for packing up when you go on your next weekend getaway.   


The kitchen tea towels are so luxurious and just like these other items, make great gifts, perhaps for a birthday or Mother’s Day.


Gather up your Mardi Gras beads and get yourself a King Cake, because Mardi Gras is on March 1st. Just because this event has been celebrated for centuries doesn’t mean you have to be left out this year…


Set your table up nice and pretty for this celebration which also heralds the impending arrival of springtime! You’ll be surprised at how it will cheer up the whole room, and boost your mood as well.

 Check out PacificAndRose.com for more!


ciao! fabiana



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December 27, 2021

favorite tablescape of 2021


This may be my most favorite tablescape of 2021 because it features so many of my favorite things. The idea was to set the table with houseplants as the centerpiece. 


The fresh and slightly wild look of houseplants adds a tropical touch to any home, especially during the chilly winter months, and at this table, you can spot some of my favorite varieties.  


Styled and photographed for Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine, you’ll get to read all about it in the upcoming Spring 2022 issue, along with lots of other fun ideas in a spread called “Happy Houseplants”. 

To compliment the plants and the vintage flowerpots, I used classic blue and white table linens. This is “Luka Blue” by Pacific & Rose. 


French café chairs, raffia placemats and the Yountville pendant are from Serena & Lily. 






ciao! fabiana



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December 2, 2021

the best ideas for Christmas greenery


One of the things I love most about living in southern California is all the lovely citrus that we get during the winter months.


The oranges came directly from our backyard, and not only are they a delicious variety of navel orange, but they also make for a cute display on my little Christmas tree when they’re sliced and dried in the oven.


Simple twine does the trick for arranging them on a little noble fir tree like this. 🍊🌲

Mixed greens garland and fresh tree are from Armstrong Garden Center. The 
Moët champagne bucket is from my collection. 

Whenever I see a vintage champagne bucket while out thrifting, I grab it. They're so handy for so many things!


If you’re looking for a lovely hostess gift idea, how about a beautiful glazed terracotta pot filled with culinary herbs? Perfect timing with the holidays just right around the corner.


I got everything I needed at Armstrong’s including this lovely Italian-style pot, and I filled it with some of my favorite herbs, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.


While cooking during the holidays, these flavorful lovelies are right at your fingertips. Just snip a few sprigs and add to your turkey or favorite side dish. 🤍🌿


Here’s one of the wreaths on our front doors. We have double doors, so I always like to get a pair of matching wreaths. 

These lush evergreen wreaths are from our local Armstrong’s, which is just a few blocks away. I then added a trio of  antique-looking bells on each wreath. 

I love the way they softly clang upon our arrival. I knew the look I was after for this year’s doors, so luckily Amazon had just the right ones!   

ciao! fabiana



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very fun holiday projects and recipes

Happy December 1st to you all! As we head right into the Christmas holidays, I think our creative selves come out a little bit more.


That’s why it’s always inspiring to flip through the pages of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style to gather ideas and implement them in our own homes.

The winter 2021 issue that you see above features a really yummy recipe for Hummingbird Cake.


Have you ever had Hummingbird Cake? It features the flavors of pineapple, banana, and pecans all held together with the most delicious cream cheese frosting!


I can’t divulge this old-fashioned classic’s recipe at this time, but you can find it in this issue on the last page.



There are also a few of my DIY tree ornaments featured in the winter issue. 


This second Country Sampler Farmhouse Style edition is really full of great holiday inspiration too. It's the special Christmas bonus issue. Check out the domino garland I made above from vintage black dominoes and wooden beads.  

The home tours are especially beautiful, and aside from that, I’m excited to share that I have 8 projects featured in this issue, including 3 garland ideas and 2 DIY pillows.


A few of my other favorite projects include utensil holders, a Christmas tree shaped pillow and a nativity scene stenciled on a pillow.  


Be sure to pick up a copy or two, if you see them at the store. I really think you'll love them!

ciao! fabiana


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