Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Do You Cinco De Mayo?

Do you Cinco De Mayo?  
I wanted to share this tablescape from 2010
I plan to do another Cinco De Mayo tablescape next week and see how my skills have changed since then...or have they! 
I hope you enjoy!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!   

I started with this tablecloth my Mom gave me
It's pretty old and she got it in Mexico years ago

I decided to highlight the greens and golds
 I started with off-white charger plates
Added Harlequin dinner plates and salad plates
I used yellow handled silverware and a napkin that also added red to the mix of warm colors
When I don't have cut flowers to add to my table
I will often use one of my house plants
Here ivy just adds that lovely green to the table
 I found this very cute candle holder at
The Classy Flea, I was over there on Sunday and fell in love with this little guy.

I sat him on this green basket to give him some height!

This oil & vinegar bottle was found when we did our Tennessee Pickin Outing,  you can check out that post Here 
Notice the cute Salt & Pepper shakers hanging on the side!

I added these green wine glasses found at a yard sale

Hope you enjoy your Cinco de Mayo dinner!


I will be joining these fun parties


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a festive, fun tablescape, Linda! And "Fiesta" is the perfect compliment for it. Love that little snoozing Mexican under the sombrero. My parents went to Mexico on their honeymoon, and I fell in love with Fred there on a school trip to Mexico City and environs. I guess we should celebrate Cinco de Mayo!



Ellie VanCaster said...

Great tablescape-I love the bright colors and little fun touches.
Have a good rest of week.

Nellie said...

What a great tablescape! When I was teaching, we used a social studies curriculum that focused on North America. When we came to Mexico, it was always near Cinco de Mayo, and I always planned a Mexican Fiesta in honor of the day. The children really enjoyed it! xo Nellie

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Love your Harlequin pieces and that butter dish! Your table is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. I can't wait to see this year's table.

Angie Chavez said...

We normally do Cinco de Mayo. Have fun putting together this year's tablescape!

20 North Ora said...

Pretty tablescape. OLE! I love Mexican food and could eat it every day if I were permitted. You did a wonderful job on the table décor.


Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such a fun festive table!! We don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but do celebrate every Friday eating out and if it's a Mexican place - we celebrate with a margaretta!!
Gotta get my vit. C in for the day :-}}

Kathe said...

I love the colors you chose to highlight Linda! That O&V set is so unique and pretty and perfect for your table. I have not set up a Cinco De Mayo table yet this year so, you set the decor and I'll bring dinner?? Deal?? :-)

Michele Smith said...

Fun tablescape! We Cinco de Mayo here sometimes going out but I think this year I'll just make something at home.

Vicky Hunt said...

Your table looks always! So festive...:) I love the little decorative pieces you chose! Now, all you need is a good Mexican dish on those plates...:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

sissie said...

Your tablescape is pretty and very festive....celebration worthy, for sure!


Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Wow I like the colours

Jemma said...

Oh love Cinco de Mayo! You have truly brought the look together! What a fun celebration it will be!
Sweet Hugs!

Dianne said...

Hi Linda. I just love the colors on this table. I have this thing for those little planters and started collecting them a few years ago. Your's is wonderful. I am jealous that you can just run to the Classy Flea whenever you want. Takes me 5 hours to get there! Where do you shop when you come to TN? Dianne

Alycia Nichols said...

Heck, better BELIEVE I Cinco de Mayo!!!! Every year! This year we'll be helping my stepdaughter to move on Sunday, but we'll celebrate on Monday. Better late than never, huh? :-)

I love the colors in the tablecloth your Mom brought back from Mexico. They're light enough to work throughout the Summer months on all kinds of tables!

Looking forward to your 2013 table! We ALL have improved/altered our skills over the years, so it will be fun to see how far you've come! Or maybe we'll just all be really, really jealous! :-) Have a great weekend and a great Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a festive table! What time is dinner?

Marlis said...

Viva Cinco de Mayo!! Love the colors in your Mexican tablecloth. Your found perfect dishes to go with it. The sweet guy taking a siesta is perfect for the table. I too will grab a houseplant! Great table.. xo marlis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I love your little man taking a siesta--I wonder what he was originally? A match holder or planter maybe? Your table is so happy. I'm looking forward to your next one. Linda

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of visiting my aunt's home in El Paso in the 1950's. Wonderful table.

Diane said...

I am going to have to enjoy your table this year! I could not find the fabric piece that I purchased in Mexico years ago that I was going to use for my table. I have been on vacation and just gave up. Your table is enough fun, though, for both of us - lol!! Love the colors and, especially, the little man on the table. Perfect!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your colorful table. Funny...I found a set of hanging S&P shakers like yours. I thought something was I know! Thanks!!!

Marigene said...

Very festive the yellow and green. Cute candle holder, bet you could even use it for a tiny plant! The oil/vinegar/salt/pepper holder is a great addition to this table.
Have a great week, Linda...

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I love this festive table. ARRRRRRIBA!!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by, Linda. I hope you can join the Steel Magnolias Mother's Day Giveaway. You can enter a table setting if you like.
PS-What is it about movies that make us cry? I can't get enough of them. ;)

Good to hear from you.


Love the yellow and green and the table topper is perfect for the 5 de Mayo table setting! Fiesta wear is just the right china for this setting..really, for any time too!! Your cute Mexican elements through out the setting makes it so cheerful, happy and fun. Big hugs,

Susan said...

Hi Linda! I remember that table setting, including the little chico in the sombrero. Very nice. Susan

Micupoftea~ said...

Linda- HAPPY May! Love the striped tablecloth with floral napkins. Great spring time color scheme. Have a great weekend :)

Lady Linda said...

Hi Linda...lovely setting. I never celebrate the 5th but it always looks like so much fun.
Have a good weekend.

Mona said...

Linda, this is perfect for cinco de mayo...I always love seeing Harlequin dishes used. they are such happy dishes....
Love, Mona

Sarah said...

LInda, looks like you are ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Bring on the TX Mex. Ha!

Chatty Crone said...

Girl you are ready! I love celebrating it too! sandie

Annesphamily said...

Such a sweet theme! I know those glasses, they are from Arby's in the 1980s. I had them in green and blue. So lovely to see them here. As always your table looks delightful!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

So fun! I love how it all looks! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Linda, what a fun table for Cinco de Mayo! Love your cute finds. Thanks for sharing with SYC.