Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta en Mi Casa

It's Thursday and you all know I would not want to miss Tablescape Thursday, a meme hosted by Susan of
It's also Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh of My bird plates are free so that qualifies them as thrifty, right?

I started by spreading a blue and white serape for the tablecloth. Then I added the bromeliad that my friend brought me on my birthday. I really wanted to use the bird plates that I just won from the Tablescaper of . After all, there are a lot of birds in Mexico.

I pulled out my bird salad plates. It is very colorful in Mexico and to give it more pop in color, I used my red rooster charger plates. And yes, there are lots of roosters in Mexico too.

The blue taper candle holders are Princess House and I have had them since we lived in Florida. Instead of the green cactus margarita glasses, I opted to use the blue ones. They were selling these in a lot of stores in Mexico but I got mine from TJ Maxx at a much lesser price.

The dinner plates were the ones that I won from The Tablescaper's give away. Aren't they pretty? The salad plates which I already own have the same kind of birds, isn't it?

For flatware, I used the ones with turquoise handles. These are real natural turquoise stones, not plastic, so I really treasure them. I won them on Ebay.

Do you see the kumquats hanging on my tree outside the window?
I bought the Mexican dolls from Costa Maya about 2 years ago. My classmates gave me the Mexican figurine when we had a cruise reunion. I think it was from Cozumel. There was a boy too but my great niece accidentally broke it when she was visiting 2 summers ago. Doesn't she just have the sweetest face?
I can't remember where I got the toucan from.

I just got the rooster wire basket from Ebay. The box says that it is made in the Philippines. I have lived in the Phil. for 21 years and I have never seen one like it there.
The ceramic Villeroy and Boch tea light candle holder is from Grand Cayman.

I used doll napkin rings. I think they look Mexican especially with the rattan wicker ring.
The turquoise bird tealight candle holders are from Crate and Barrel.

Just wanted to show you a new picture of my 2 grandsons. The baby's getting fat, lol. Isn't this a sweet picture? And no, they are not Mexicans, lol!

And lastly, I would like to remind the Mississippi Southern Magnolia Belles to prepare for our upcoming get together in Natchez. Please let me know for sure if you are planning to come so I can start planning the menu and activities. I will be emailing you soon. I am thinking of having brunch.

Thank you all for coming by. Now, don't forget to visit our hostesses and their participants!
Adios amigos!! (for now)


Sherry said...

Very nice! I love the plates both of them. The bromeliad was a favorite of mine. The colors were perfect.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
You have set the most perfect Mexican table! Everything is so colorful and fun, I would love to have dinner at this table!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What I love about setting a table for a Mexican Fiesta is that you can mix all sorts of colors and it works! I love all the bright colors...the pops of blue, the new plates are gorgeous. It is all very festive and very pretty!


Janie's World said...

Very festive cinco de mayo tablescape. I love the blue serape on the table, so pretty!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table to sit at and enjoy good company and food. 2 adorable little boys!

Debbie said...

Christine I knew you would come up with something spectacular! And you outdid yourself this time....WOW it is awesome, thanks so much for all the fun you brought to us!

Dolores said...

Hi Christine...
You are sooo sweet, thank you so much for your thoughts... prayers and sweet comments!!!

I'm ready to have a fiesta....!!!! Your table looks beautiful....!!!

The babies are so precious...aren't you blessed!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Such a fun tablescape! It looks like it's time to party. I'm so glad you're enjoying the plates and putting them to good use! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

- The Tablecaper

Kathleen said...

Love how you played up the blue..great pop of colors..
You crack me up..with what you said about your adorable gsons! LOL
Happy Mother's Day, Christine..
I see a sombrero on that table!
Did you go to the Blue site to see when it is near you?

Kathysue said...

Viva La Mexico!! So festive so fun as always Christine. I feel like I need a taco!! Hugs kathysue

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Muchas comedas. Tu lamesa es muy guapita, aray! I forget the spanish I learnt in the Philippines.


Love the pix of ur adorable grandsons.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... are always so sweet when you stop by. Thank you for the compliment. Comparatively, I have very little. I have never seen such gorgeous homes as I have since I have begun blogging. Simply stunning, this tablescape of yours. What a talented lady you are, Christine!!
Your family is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...


You never cease to amaze me! This is one of my all time favorite tablescapes of yours. And there have been many...but I love the color combos and I love that it is not over the otp, still elegant yet festive. Perfect combinatioN!
Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
Leigh, Bloggeritaville

Just Breathe said...

Very festive. Love the tablecloth!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Muy bonita, and very festive!

Allison Shops said...

Very festive! Love all the blue. What adorable grandsons you have! Dropping by from BNOTP.


Beth said...

Christine, This is a stunning table! So colorful, such attention to detail. You put everything together beautifully. Love the salad plates you won and your flatware - wow! I believe I have the same blue goblets you show in your post. This is one of my favorite tables, Christine. Fabulous job and thanks for showing this! Looking forward to your next post - whether it be travel, garden, or tea! The boys are looking healthy and happy.
Hugs and blessings to you, Beth

Traci said...

I think we could've driven to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with you in less time it took us to get a table & food!!! Your grandsons are adorable. That picture is sooooo sweet!!

Mimi said...

Christine, nice happy the cobalt with the turquoise, it is so eye catching. Your grandbabies are adorable.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a festive table Christine! I really wanted to win those plates, but since you have the others that match them, I guess you needed to winh them. That flatware is wonderful! laurie

nannykim said...

Just had to say those babies are darling!!

Miss Merry said...

What a beautiful table and such a lovely setting. I loved admiring your table and the view! And such gorgeous grandchildren.

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