Monday, December 29, 2014

RHONJ "steal" my idea...

this is so funny…

This is good for a BIG Laugh AND it looks like Dina and Teresa 
stole my New Years Eve Clock plate table setting idea from 2012! 
You must watch!!!  
My original idea for a New Years Eve table setting 
can be seen here.

ciao! Fabiana  

Thursday, December 25, 2014

a Christmas table inspired by music

Christmas sheet music is the inspiration this year for my Christmas table. I just cut out large paper circles and nestled them between a gold charger plate and a glass dish.  Just use a salad plate as a template to trace a circle.  Cut out your circles and just place under a clear glass plate, like this...

ciao! Fabiana

Monday, December 15, 2014

a little leopard for Christmas

 A little leopard at the front door... 
Boxwood wreath from Trader Joe's and 
leopard ribbon from Michael's. 

ciao! Fabiana

Thursday, December 11, 2014

setting a beautiful party platter

It’s always nice to have an assortment of cheeses on your platter.  Consider things like soft, hard, fresh and aged varieties for your guests enjoyment.  Start with the cheeses and then add some of your favorite dried and fresh fruits, like figs, grapes, apricots or quince jam.  Olives, nuts, crackers and a fresh sliced baguette can finish off the plate.  Salami and prosciutto are also great options. 
      I like the use of martini glasses to add height.  
It also helps keep the bread dry and the pickled foods
 from seeping onto the other ingredients.
This beautiful presentation of vegetables uses a 
large variety of pretty and tasty assortment. 
They are tightly arranged like a tapestry of flavors.  
Of course, the dip takes center stage!

Sources 1 2 3 4

ciao! Fabiana