Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Polish Gone Mexican

This past weekend, my cousins visited us. Maryann and her hubby, Claude Tayag, came all the way from the Philippines and Bubut visited from Alexandria, VA to join in.
They arrived on May 5th so I decided to set the table with a Mexican theme for their breakfast. We had a light breakfast, mostly fruits, because we were scheduled to have brunch at the Carriage House, which used to be the home for horse carriages in one of the antebellum houses here, Stanton Hall.

I was going to use Mexican colorful dishes, but instead used Polish pottery because they were easily accessible. They were just stored in the hutch by the breakfast nook.

For my centerpiece, I borrowed my Mexican doll from the doll cabinet, brought a Mexican hacienda house to the table and used rooster S & P shakers, After all, Mexico has chickens roaming around all the time.

I bought this house when we were in Mexico. I think it is made out of clay.

Polish pottery fluted fruit bowl on pedestal and tea cup set.

Polish pottery goblets and mugs from my ever growing collection. We bought the goblets from the Polish Pottery outlet in Seattle Marketplace.
 The mugs are from TJ Maxx and the blue and white napkin rings were an Ebay find.

I used 2 different dinner plates to make it more colorful

I think this passes for a Mexican plate, doesn't it? It looks like fireworks during a fiesta. The ceramic blue and white plate chargers were another Ebay find from a long time ago.

 This is the other pattern. One thing I like about Polish pottery is being able to mix and match.

And here are our special guests. We had Natchez donuts, papayas, mangoes, tamales and soft boiled eggs. Their stay was too short so I packed lots of activities in 2 days. I miss them so much already. I wish they could have stayed longer but Claude, who is an author, painter and a culinary artist, was invited to cook for a fund raising in Memphis.

Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks also to our  gracious hostesses:
Susan for Tablescape Thurs
Sherry for Open House Party Thursday


Blondie's Journal said...

How fun to have guests! You did a wonderful job on your breakfast table...I love your Polish Pottery dishes and your menu sounds perfect. Yum! Too bad they couldn't stay longer, everyone looks so happy in the picture!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your dining area is so beautiful and every time you show it..I love it more! Again..a gorgeous tablescape!! :)
P.S. Pat and I had, rather still have, friends like yours. They moved off to Arkansas after Pat died..and I only see them now and then. I did not take it well the last time they visited and left. I cried to two days. Good friends that last a lifetime as so precious!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful table, Christine. This is a lovely colorful tribute to your guests. Enjoy your time together. ~ Sarah

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, such a fabulous tablescape. I love the mix of dishes and the mexican house and doll. They look amazing together. You menu sound fantastic. You are such a gracious hostess and you are such a wonderful cook too. I am sure their stay was wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Loretta said...

Christine this is sooo pretty! I love how you mixed the designs and colors. What an awesome tablescape! Lovely for your guset! Hugs

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love how gorgeous the table looked!
But, that house just has to be my favorite, so detailed! Thanks so much for stopping by, party with us anytime!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, I made sure to follow you as well :)


So glad you invited me to see! I love pottery and your Polish collection is fabulous! I love how you mixed the designs and colors and not only that, you integrated a Mexican look too! That is part of the beauty of pottery, you can almost make it for any kind of ethnic group! Your guest are sure lucky to be at your lovely home. Menu sounds yummy too! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and many blessings!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table, Christine. I love the Polish stoneware. Happy Mother's to you. xo

mississippi artist said...

What a great idea to decorate for Cinco De Mayo- and of course you had the perfect dishes. It is all so festive and cute!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that Polish pottery makes such a happy table. I also love the way different patterns look so great together. That Mexican hacienda is so unique. What a beautiful group of cousins. I know they enjoyed their visit, because you are the hostess extrodinaire! laurie

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