Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mi Casa Es Su Casa


If you are following my blog, you would know that we just came from Mexico a few weeks ago so I have been meaning to create a Mexican tablescape ever since. And I finally did! Thanks to Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for making it possible for me to share it with you.


Finding margarita glasses with a cactus stem at the dollar store added to my inspiration, yep for $1 each, and they couldn't be more perfect on this Mexican table. Thanks to Leigh at http://lbratina.blogspot.com/ for allowing me to show them to you on Thrifty Thursday.


I hope you will visit our gracious hosts and their participants. I know you won't be sorry.


I bought this little tabletop Mexican house from Cozumel. It really looks like a minature Mexican villa and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. You can also see the margarita glasses here. Don't you just love the cactus base? I added my faux palm and a bird taper candle holder to complete the centerpiece

I bought the dishes from Brylane Home (I think) a long time ago, or was it Boscov's? I buy so many dishes from everywhere that after a while, I forget where I bought which ones, lol. I do get a lot of senior moments now you know, lol.

Close up of the glasses. The green goblets I have had since I lived in Florida. My son and DIL gave me the orange flatware for a Christmas present in 2008. Do you see the paper lanterns? They moved! They seem to follow my tablescapes, lol.
I cut up some roses from the rose topiary, which you can see is full of roses, to put on my vases on the table.
The tablecloth is also from Cozumel, it is actually a Mexican blanket which was also a thrifty find. I think I bought 4 different colors for $20 total.
My veggie/herb garden is doing beautifully. We have been cooking and eating the herbs already.



And look at my grape vine! It's getting so lush and to think that it just started coming up from the winter freeze a few weeks ago. Do you see the tiny little grapes? They are all over the vine and they are so cute!

I know some of you want to see the lanterns lit. They are battery operated so you can put them everywhere. The bottom pic on the mosaic will show you.

And here is a closer pic.




It's getting darker!

Do you like my clay candle holder? also from Cozumel.





I appreciate your visit and comments today. Thanks! I hope you enjoyed my Mexican tablescape. "Mi casa es su casa!"
And many thanks to our hostesses, Susan and Leigh.

37 comments:

kim said...

Christine, I love this outdoor tablescape. The picture you took at dusk is so pretty. I love your new paper globe lights and those dishes and glasses are gorgeous colors.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Fabulous Christine!
I adore that little Mexican house, it's charming and perfect there!
You have beautiful dishes, fabulous lighting, and a gorgeous table! So fun,
Cindy

Shelia said...

Oh, Christine! This is so beautiful! I love it and what a perfect place. You are so good.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it all ! I almost bought some of the cactus stem glasses back a while ago. Then remembered - I don't have a place to store them! Oh well - I rarely drink a margarita anyway.:-D

Mimi said...

Christine, what a beautiful poolside table. You have some of the most interesting tablescapes I have seen...and so many different beautiful dishes.

Sares said...

What a magical fiesta! I bet that trip to Mexico was wonderful. Your arbor in the previous post looks beautiful too. Hope you are having a great week Christine!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a delightful tablescape and wonderful setting! You always do a beautiful job! We enjoyed a trip to Mexico a few years ago.

Katherine

Angela said...

I'll be over in a bit to enjoy the tablescape in person,lol. Just beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Tammy518 said...

This is such a pretty tablescape. That little house is awesome, and I love the nighttime shots too.

Elizabeth said...

Oh what a wonderful backdrop to such a pretty tablescape! Love the colour of the plates, and the lanterns too!

Creations By Cindy said...

Eveything is so pretty. I love those dishes Christine! Love them. You done an awesome job here girl. Be blessed. Cindy

scribbler-unfocused said...

This is a work of art! You are really gifted -- I admired your lovely grounds in an earlier post.

Scribbler

Kathleen said...

Love it! The little house, the dishes and the throw..wonderful!!
What a fun table..but now what will you do for Cinco de Mayo??:)
Is that Lobelia in the hanging pot?
I really enjoyed this, great job!

once in a blue moon... said...

fun and festvie, love how colorful it all is, great job in such a pretty setting~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, your yard is so pretty and such a beautiful tablescape to sit and really enjoy it. You do have the greatest dishes and accessories and you have such great ideas for how to put them together. This is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Traci said...

It's soo pretty! Love the tablescape & your pool!

Sarah said...

Christine, your little casa is the perfect centerpiece for your Mexican inspired table at our lovely casa. Love seeing the different times of day. And look at you with that vegetable garden terraced down your hill. Thanks for sharing this delightful table.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Loving every piece of your collections. Everything are so Mexican-y!

Hope everybody's in the best of everything and hugs to your fam.

Greetings from Stockholm...

Sherry said...

Love your Mexican house! I also love your dishes and your blanket. Such a lovely table out by your pool.

Tricia said...

Such a colorful and festive table, Christine! This would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Love those dishes! And your garden beds look great -- so neat and tidy.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Buenos Dias Christine! I like how you used the Mexican blanket as a tablecloth. Nice touch! I've been enjoying all your gardening posts and sharing it with my hubby. We're gardening right now and need more inspiration!

Dolores said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Your yard and tablescape looks better than those in Southern Living magazine...
I love the evening picture with the candles and globes....

Beth said...

Christine, This is a fabulous setting by the pool - gorgeous both by day and night. I love the plates and the flatware. You got a great deal on the cute margarita glasses, too. Your evening shots in the mosaic are really stunning! Great tablescape!
Blessings, Beth

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I love your little villa! It is just the cutest thing. How clever to use the Mex. blanket for a tablecloth, and what wonderful stemware for $1 each! This looks so festive, and your pool and lush plants just make it a wonderful place to dine. laurie

Mary said...

In a word - fabulous. Christine, you do it every single time. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Kathleen Ellis said...

Christine, this is lovely and colorful...very festive! The garden & poolside setting is irresistible! I wish I could join you!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful dishes! And I love your Mexican house! Wish I could come and sit by your pretty pool and drink some "cactus" juice out of those fun glasses.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so fun and festive. Love the little house. What a wonderful treasure from your trip.

- The Tablescaper

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Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! I love this tablescape...so festive! All of your little touches from your travels look wonderful...especially the little house! And your pool area is beautiful! I am sure you are enjoying it already this spring...we've had such nice weather! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Christine! Oh, what a neat tablescape you created there! Love it. I am really in love with your plates, too. The colors and design are so neat. And the house is the perfect touch along with your candleholders and bargain glasses. Don't you love Dollar Tree???

Just checking in from my exile. ;-) The men are still working on our St. A. place, and I don't have computer access there which is hard. We had some setbacks, but now we are moving forward (I hope). LOL! Hope to be blogging again in the not too distant future. Miss you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

PAT said...

Beautiful table, Christine. So creative too!

We had our first meal of the season on the back porch, the other night. Love having our meals outdoors.

Just Breathe said...

Very Fiesta looking. I can also see that your garden is doing very well.

Johanna said...

Hi Christine. I have never been in Mexico. But when I should imagine it, it would look quite like your table, vibrant colors and happy designs. I love your cactus-stemware, the little Mexican villa and the dishes are gorgeous.
Greetings, Johanna

Debbie said...

WOWZA is all I can say on this one! THose spanish color dishes are beautiful and the house, I would love a piece like that!

Bonnie said...

Enjoyed your tablescape. What lovely surroundings. I especially am impressed with your herb garden.

ThisBelleRocks! said...

Love your Mexican tablescape!

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