Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I must admit that I look forward to May 5th each year.  I know it's a holiday to celebrate the Mexican's unlikely victory over French forces at the  Battle of Puebla May 5, 1862.   This holiday is mostly observed in the United States to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride.  For me it's a chance to set a fun table and make a Tex-Mex meal.
I started this afternoon with a very old tablecloth I got from my Mom.  She got this in Mexico probably early 60's
I know these pictures are a little dark but I was trying to capture the true colors of this tablescape
I pulled out vintage Fiesta and Homer Laughlin Harlequin dinnerware
The bright colors go so well with the Mexican theme
The green glass bowl was used to add another texture to the table.
I used my old yellow handled flatware
 Vintage glasses for ice tea
This creamer will have extra salsa to add to our Taco Casserole
These cactus votive holders were a recent thrift store find
A closer look at the design on this cloth
I think this might have been a small planter for a cactus but with a small tealight inside
It adds a glow to the table

Do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo?
I'm joining these fun parties
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LV said...

A perfect table setting for this special occasion.

A Few Pennies said...

Well I didn't know what May 5th was until you told me (I am bad at history) but, I LOVE your tablescape. If you're cookin' a Mexican meal can I come over? Hugs, Patty

P. said...

I forgot it's Cinco de Mayo tomorrow--good reason to eat Mexican food (though it doesn't take much for me to do that most any day, ha). Pretty table, and I especially love the planter/tealight.

A Vintage Green said...

Linda- what a great themed tablescape. Enjoyed each piece of the 'collection'. The tablecloth was a great base.
- Joy

Sarah said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, LInda. We'll go out to eat Mexican food. ;-)
Your colorful table is very festive. Great details with the vintage flatware, glasses, and the bright colors of the Fiesta ware. That little planter is classic! ~ Sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love all of the great colors in your tablescape Linda! The little planter/candle holder is really cute! Happy Cinco de Mayo-have fun:@)

Susan said...

Linda! I am sad to admit, I did not even know about the holiday Cinco De Mayo! Thats why I love blogland. I learn new things every day!

Susan said...

Totally cute table setting, Linda. I hope you all enjoy your casserole and celebrating tonight. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and Mr. ALC!
Hugs and blessings,

Gina said...

This is a fun themed tablescape! I love all the colors & your vintage pieces.

Ann in the UP said...

Of course your table is festive looking, as always, but I am in love with your tablecloth! The little votive holders are pretty special, too.
Happy Cinco de Mayo.

My sister in law says it's also the National Day of Prayer. Already?

Diane said...

What time should I be there? Lol.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)

Erin said...

Love your homage to Mexico!!! You always do great tablescapes!! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!

Coloradolady said...

What a pretty and festive table!! I love all your vintage things!!!

Thank you so much for the anniversary wishes! It seems like so much time has past, but does not really feel like it at the same time. We had a great day!!

Have a great VTT!!! and a wonderful weekend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the cactus planter! I always think of my grandfather, since May 5th was his birthday..but he probably never had mexican food in his life!

laxsupermom said...

What a fun table! Love the little cactus votives and planter! I'm bringing sombrero cookies into school today, making enchiladas for dinner, and churros for dessert. You know me, I like celebrating everything with food. Thanks for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

Linda that was a perfect table for two for Cinco De Mayo! Very nice! Sandie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty and festive.
I had forgotten what day it was, but don't really celebrate anyway. Some good Mexican food sounds good.
Enjoy your day.

Shellbelle said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Your table looks great and I adore all the little touches, especially the tablecloth your mom got in Mexico and those cactus votive holders. Your color choices are perfect!

When I lived in California, we always celebrated this holiday in a BIG way! Festivals on Olivera Street go back to my childhood with music and dancing in the streets. Such fun!!!

Here in Florida, most people know nothing about it, but my daughter, granddaughter and myself went to Taco Bus for dinner the other night. The owner is from Mexico and it is the only place I know where you can get authentic Mexican food. It was my first time there and I LOVED it!


Diann said...

Cute table Linda! I love all the old vintage pieces you have here. We won't be doing anything Cinco De Mayo-ish. We will be heading home from the campground. Maybe we could stop at Taco BELL> LOL

The Tablescaper said...

This is so cute and festive. Love that little planter. Perhaps you'd like to link this post to Seasonal Sundays for Mother's Day.

I appreciate your comment on my Royal Wedding Breakfast Part I and thought you might like to know that Part II is up now.

- The Tablescaper

Sue said...

Perfect Cinco de Mayo table!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful Mexican meal today!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Happy Cinco de mayo day

pass the margarits please and 4 tacos

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Are you making chili to go with your tablescape? I love the vibrant colors!!! The cactus planter/votive is too cute!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh, the little vacaro with the sombrero leaning on the cactus is wonderful!

Susan said...

Oh so cute, Linda. Buen trabajo! (Good job). Ole! Susan

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Absolutely perfect for today. I came over from VTT and wow I love your blog. Hope to visit again soon.

ellen b. said...

Love your style! And yes, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo usually with Mexican food and a Margarita!
Happy Cinco de Mayo to you!

Birgit said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo -- I also celebrated the holiday today. All the way in Germany that is... :)

Marigene said...

A really festive table, love the tablecloth. We are going out for dinner tonight. The creamer is great for salsa...I am finding all kinds of uses for them, thanks to ladies like you, Linda!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, this table is just so much fun! What a great tablecloth. Love your cute little cactus votives, and what a great idea to turn the planter into a votive. Your glasses go so well with the theme and colors on your table. Great job, Seniorita! laurie

Ames said...

Great "C" post Linda and pretty table setting!~Ames

Kathleen said...

Great table, Linda! I love the cloth. No, we don't celebrate, don't really know anyone who does. I think the bars have Cinco de Mayo parties, the kids love any reason to celebrate with a Corona!

pamq said...

Love that tablecloth!!!

I always like textiles with texture---just makes them sooo interesting!

I celebrated Cinco de Mayo by loading up the car---I take off for Mom's in the morning!

Val said...

Looks like a perfect evening.

lvroftiques said...

Linda you do have the perfect collections for Cinco de Mayo! Your tablescape is so perfect and festive! What I love about Cinco de Mayo is that I don't have to cook. The hubbs took me out for mexican food....Arriba!! Margaritas!! *winks* Vanna

Jenny said...

Linda! What a perfect Cindo de Mayo tablescape! I love everything and especially those gorgeous ice tea glasses.

I'm thinking after all that work setting the table, you should just do carry in from your favorite Mexican restaurant!

This was beautiful and so festive. Thanks for sharing.