I thought I would get a head start on Cinco de Mayo this week. I already had all dishes and props except for the top plates. I was at Pier 1 a couple of months ago, saw these plates and decided right then to do Cinco de Mayo. I knew they would match things I had. They also come in a larger plate and a bowl.
Aren't they great plates? They made me think of a little Mexican village.
I set my tablescape up outside, since we love spending every available evening outside. After a long winter we cannot get enough of the outdoors.
For the table "runner" I used a Mexican banner that I cut up to resemble a runner.
Each square represents a story.
When doing decorating or doing tablescapes it
is important to repurpose items
that we already have.
Once we think outside the original
of an item,
it is so easy to find new uses for things.
In this case, the Mexican banner was a decoration
I had in my classroom at one time.
There were enough of the individual flags that
I could decorate a big table.
The Mexican culture is so colorful that it is
an easy tablescape to pull together.
The red plate and bowl are part of a huge set of red dishes that my husband surprised me with one Christmas.
The big square plate I used as a charger was part of a set of dishes I picked up at Ross a couple of years ago.
The silverware is a set I have had for years. My boys call it
our "game day" silverware, since it is the color of
our favorite team and they like to use it on gamedays.
And the teacher in me had to bring in some books
for the occasion too.
Even the books are colorful.
The wind was causing problems with my tablescape!
Enough of the pictures. Go make some tacos or guacamole and enjoy your own Cinco de Mayo celebration!
Don't forget to stop by again next week.
In the meantime I am linking to Susan. Go enjoy all the
unbelievable tablescapes presented each week.