Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Mesa

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!

I took this picture when we went to Costa Maya.

Let's go to a fiesta!

I was going to post our birthday dinner table but I decided to move it for next week since today is May 5th, and it's just appropriate to do a Cinco de Mayo tablescape, so here it is!

The tablecloth is a blanket throw from Mexico. I bought 4 different colors when I was there.

I thought these plates look very Spanish.

I bought the little sombrero when we went to Cozumel 2 years ago and I wanted to use it last year for my cinco de Mayo tablescape, but I just could not remember where I kept it. I finally found it in our hall bookcase, which has always been in front of my eyes, lol. Oh well, at least it feels like it is still new now. I found these candle holders in various sizes at Goodwill for about $1.99 each. I was going to sell them at the store but I could not part with them. I love them too much.

I used 2 different colors of rooster plate chargers, blue and green. Somehow the green shows like it is yellow in the picture but believe me, it is more of sage green. I have different colors of these chargers, blue, green, red and yellow. Do you think I like them enough?

The flatware handles are genuine turquoise stones.

This is the true color of the green plate chargers.

Thank you so much for your visit again.

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Thanks to our gracious hostesses. You should go visit them when you have a chance and be inspired!


Richard Cottrell said...

Wonderful and colorful as usual. Thanks for sharing again. Richard at My Old Historic House

Marlis said...

Christine.. love love love that flatware!!! It's stunning. Also wouldn't give up the candle holders. they are charming and will be so versatile even for outside! Your dishes are perfect. I love the designs on them. Great table. have a few of those throws myself.. we use them outside all the time! Happy Cinco de Mayo and Happy mother's day to you. Hope the day is filled with many blessings just for you.

Rettabug said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets where she hides things, Christine! LOL Your little sombrero is darling! I looked all over for a little piñata luck.

Your blue Mexican tablescape is just stunning! Gorgeous plates & goblets. You MUST keep those candle holders...they go with all your other pieces so well.

The turquoise handles on the flatware is sooooo Southwestern & that spark of yellow that you've thrown in brightens everything.
Beautiful job, as always, Honey!! Well done!

Have a wonderful Mothers' Day & be thankful that your Mom is still alive to celebrate it with you. I sure wish mine way.


Rettabug said...

oopps...that's suppose to read "was" not "way".
I sure wish blogger would let us EDIT!! ~blush~

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Very festive and Happy Cinco de Mayo to you & John and your Mom!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a perfect Cinco de Mayo table Christine! Love the blue colors! Great candle holders and flatware. I'm glad you found the cute sombrero-enjoy:@)

bj said...

You always have the most beautiful things to do your tables with. Just perfect, Christine.

Zoey said...

Beautiful! I especially love the flatware!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and your family Christine! Your table setting looks beautiful! Martina

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, this table just jumps right off the screen. It's fabulous. I love all the blue, especially the blue rimmed stemware and other glassware. It just makes the table.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful Christine!

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

A Perfect Setting said...

The blue is so striking! Very beautiful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your table is so wonderful and so festive. I am so loving that flatware! Great idea to use the Mex blanket for a table topper, and that china is perfect for this celebration. laurie

Marigene said...

Very festive! Love all the shades of blue, Christine.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! This is so festive! The blues are very beautiful with just the right touch of yellow!Dazzling!

Aledia said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower :) What pretty dishes, and I LOVE blue and yellow together! Very nice tablescape! Have a Happy Mothers Day weekend!!

aimee said...

what a beautiful setting! you have done it again. what are you serving for dinner?

Sares said...

Oh so fun! I missed your fabulous table settings Christine, they are always so creative! It was wonderful to hear from you this week, I hope all is well with you and your loved ones!

Coloradolady said...

Christine! What a beautiful blue table. I love it!! It is so festive and pretty.

Thank you so much for the anniversary wishes! It was a good day. Hard to believe so much time has past!!

Thanks for linking in today on VTT!! Have a great day and a great weekend.

GardenofDaisies said...

Christine, I LOVE all the blues on your Cinco de Mayo table!!! Love the woven piece you have used as a tablecovering and the blue edged glassware and plates that look like mexican tile... WONDERFUL!! Of all your tables, I think this is my top favorite!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun and festive your Mexican blues are. I love that beautiful flatware.

mississippi artist said...

What will you pull out next! You have something for every occasion! Love those candleholders too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty and festive table. The blue and white together is one of my favorite combinations - I really like the cobalt blue in the stemware.
Stopped by yesterday and got sidetracked walked away from the computer and came back a while later, started to leave a comment then got sidetracked again. My brain is rattled these days.
Thanks for stopping by and kind comment.
Have a great day.

Phyllis said...

Your table is so much fun, and of course, the color scheme is very appealing to me as I am a lover of blue and white. It is certainly an unexpected selection and very unique as I usually associate the primary colors with Mexican or Spainish tablescapes. Everything about your table is "perfect" and I am in awe of your flatware!

carolinajewel said...

Beautiful! I usually don't think of blue as a Southwestern color, but you have changed my mind! Everything is just perfect!

CJ said...

Wow! Beautiful tablescape. My favorite is your flatware, unique and envy-provoking.

Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

Keetha Broyles said...

LOVE your Costa Maya photo.

The blanket makes a GREAT Fiesta table cloth.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How fun Christine! I bet the food is as good as the scenery and table scape. So pretty, those are my favorite dishes. I still adore that corner piece too, that blue is perfect!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The table setting looks perfect. I love the blanket that you used. Very festive!
Happy Mother's Day to you and your mother.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Ohhh...what a beautiful and festive table, my friend! It's just perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! I love the pretty blanket that you got in makes a gorgeous table covering! Ohh...and your place settings are beautiful! I don't think I have seen those dishes before...or have I? I love the cobalt blue rimmed stems that you are using as well! Everything is sooo pretty...right down to your little sombrero! Too cute! Girlfriend, I have never seen flatware like that...with real turquoise used for the handles. So unique and sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful and festive table with us...I loved it!

Well my dear, just wanted to stop by to say hello and see what you've been up to. Since I have been on a blogging break..I am way behind! I sure did enjoy my daughter and grandchildren's visit though! I am missing them sooo much already! I hope that my note is finding you, John, and your sweet family all doing well!

Love ya,

Dolores said...

Wow, this is my very favorite table setting!!! The blue is breath taking!!!! I love it all.....and the view out the window is so relaxing and beautiful!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful blues! Everything goes together so well! Happy Cinco de Mayo, my friend!!!!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I always appreciate your visits! Thank you!)

podso said...

Love all this blue! Very festive looking!

Kathleen said...

I love this, so different than the usual bright colors. I remember when you couldn't find your sombrero last year, and look how it goes with the blue. The dishes are gorgeous!
And of course you bought 4! Who wouldn't? :) And I love the first shot of you and John dancing!
You both look great! :)

Diann said...

Christine, your table is gorgeous. Love all the blues and that flatware is fabulous! Just beautiful!

Regina said...

Gorgeous dear one. Love the blueness.
Belated happy birthday to you and to your hubby!
Cheers and regards.


Oh Christine, this table is so very Mexican! I love it, specially the dishes, they do look Spanish...are they not, didn't I read correctly?! The glasses are perfect with the little blue in it, the little sombrero and the tablecloth! Just perfect my friend, you did perfect, again!

lvroftiques said...

Christine I think this is one of my favorite tablescapes that you've done. It's totally gorgeous! And perfect for Cinco de Mayo! The turquoise flatware is killer!! Where did you find that girlfriend? I LOVE it!! Vanna

Sarah said...

Christine, your table is beautiful and very festive. I see your little blue cabinet has settled in nicely. It looks great in that space. Love the turquoise flatware. ~ Sarah

Ebendy said...

Hi friend,great post you have here.It's really nice to be back once more to your lovely blog.
Hope you good.It has been a while we since connected so I decided to pass by and say hello and also let you know that, I have just posted the "5" steps to mind liberation so come check it up and comment. Will be following you and expecting to share and learn from you respectively.Have a wonderful and fruitful day hoping to hear from your lovely self again. A million thanks in advance.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yay! Your blue cabinet looks perfect with the beautiful table setting. Everything looks amazing :-)

Jocelyn @

Alycia Nichols said...

What an absolutely fabulous Cinco de Mayo table! The color combinations with predominant blue and white is fantastic!!! That flatware is totally, totally to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Christine~ This is a gorgeous table - and so perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Love the blues and your chargers are absolutely beautiful. Everything looks so pretty how you have put it all together! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday :)

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

This is definitely a festive table!! Wow! Love all the vivid colors and the flatware with the turquoise handles are so unique! They are great!!
This table makes me want to FIESTA! :-)

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