June 16, 2015

coastal table for summer

Just playing around with some 
cool and beachy summer table settings.
The coastal salad plates and 
blue and white napkins are from Home Goods.

The round raffia placemats are from Ikea.
The rest is vintage.

I love mixing and matching different combinations 
of tableware and china patterns,
don't you?

ciao! fabiana 

June 13, 2015

hi mom!

"It is not until you become a mother
 that your judgment slowly turns to  
compassion and understanding. " 
--Erma Bombeck

ciao! Fabiana

June 7, 2015

a few of my favorite things

              A quiet Sunday with a few of my favorite things… 

my favorite flowers, peonies...

a copy of one of my favorite books, Wuthering Heights. 

This precious one was given to my mother in law by her grandfather, when she was a girl...

coffee in a cup from my wedding china, Rosedale pattern by Wedgwood, and...

a silver spoon with a portrait of Gloria Swanson,  part of a set of spoons commemorating Hollywood silent film stars.

My collection of Oneida 1920s Silent Movie Stars spoons. These spoons were manufactured in 1925 for a newspaper campaign through Photoplay Magazine.  You can still find these on ebay.

“He shall never know I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same.”   

― Emily BrontëWuthering Heights

ciao! fabiana

June 5, 2015

fish friday

My vintage ceramic fish from Mexico is
today’s inspiration for “Fish Friday”. 
{pictured above}   

These little guys make me happy and
bring on a fun coastal vibe!

ciao! fabiana

June 4, 2015

featured designer: erica bryen

Young and hip local designer Erica Bryen

is my design crush of the week!

ciao! fabiana

photo credit: Erica Bryen on instagram

June 2, 2015

a contrast of styles in Texas

The contrast of styles of these two rooms is vast.
Light versus dark, airy versus dramatic,
feminine versus masculine, summer versus winter.
Both these rooms are found within one home,
and I love elements of both rooms.
Those chairs cocoon-like white chairs are to die for...
and you know how much I long-for a secret doorway!
Which room would you feel most comfortable in?

via Luxe

ciao! Fabiana

June 1, 2015

pink peonies with blue and white

I'm finding pink peonies everywhere right now,
and I love how they look when they are
paired with beautiful blue and white ceramic pieces.

The contrast is just lovely!

 via Adore Magazine

 via Caroline Roehm

 via French Country Cottage

  via Stone Gable

x o  fabiana

vintage brackets create pretty desks

To create an impromptu work space or entry table,
try using a couple of massive brackets as a base for a flat surface.

Check out your local salvage or thrift stores for inspiration,
Or create your own unique brackets out of chunky barn wood!
It’s a simple project with huge results!

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:
Sarah Richards
Carla Aston
All Things Thrifty



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