Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tablescape Thursday


Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this weekly event. I enjoy all the tablesettings and especially love her Blue Willow tablescape this week. I can't wait to see everyones posts this week!


HOLA! Thought I would share one of my favorite table settings from Cinco De Mayo.




We love mexican food and when I saw these dishes on sale at J.C. Penney-they were just hard to resist! We have a taco bar at home almost every week and these are perfect for our little mexican fiestas. I love the bold colors and striped border around the plates. I think it's fun that they are each a different color.





I use the square plate to serve tortillas on.







I found the tablecloth at Bed, Bath and Beyond made of that wonderful indoor/outdoor fabric. I have used this tablescape out on the patio in the summer accented with muti-color flowers from my backyard.



The napkins were also sale items, I think they were $1.00 a piece. I found the Department 56 napkin rings for 75% off! They actually match another tablecloth and napkin set I have but they look great with this tablesetting too!


















The salsa set was a birthday gift from a friend and it just happened to match-I just love that!







The large margarita glasses were also gifts and are perfect for ceviche or shrimp cocktails for a cool refreshing first course. I love ceviche and it is so easy to make. The recipe is at the end of my post.





Shrimp Ceviche


1lb pound medium cooked shrimp
1-2 ripe avocados chopped in bite-sized pieces
1-2 chopped tomatoes
Cilantro finely chopped
Sweet onions-finely chopped 1/2 cup (or more if you like)
Your favorite salsa 1/2 cup
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Lime juice
Garlic salt, pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for a couple hours, serve cold over lettuce leaf in a wonderful glass. I love to use a large margarita glass. Enjoy!





















18 comments:

  1. I'm loving all of those colors. Everything works so well together.

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  2. Wow what a great tablescape for Cinco De mayo
    I love it! So colorful and fun!

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  3. What a wonderful tablescape! Fabulous colors, so festive!

    You should also link to the Thursday Tablescape!

    Katherine

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  4. very festive and fun, happy cinco de mayo!

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  5. How festive! I wish I could celebrate! Thanks for stopping by the other day!

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  6. I can't believe all of those elements of this tablescape came from different sources. they look like they are made to go together! I love all of it! And the recipe sounds great too. laurie

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  7. So festive... love all of the bright colors!!

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  8. Wow, the dishes are amazing - love the colors
    and you are right -they really would go good
    with mexican food ! Love all the other things
    that you have tied together !
    Hugs ~
    Kammy

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  9. wonderful cinco de mayo tablescape! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

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  10. What a great table and those dishes are pretty!

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  11. Oh My Gosh!!! Those dishes have Mexican fiesta written all over them! I'm glad you get so much use out of them because they have beautiful colors and are made to be seen!

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  12. Fabulous and soooo Mexican fiesta! I love it! beautiful colors, just perfect!

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  13. Everything is perfect to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or to eat Mexican food on anyday. My hubby would love the cerviche. Me, not so much. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a cheerful tablescape - I would just have to smile at this table.

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  15. I just love your table~so bright and festive!! You certainly got some bargains and some wonderful gifts as well! My children would love to have a taco bar every week! Taco's are somewhat of a treat around here, I never seem to have all the ingredients on hand.

    I am definitly going to try the ceviche. I have heard of it but it sounds so delishious as you describe it! Thank you Sonia!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  16. Lovely setting....very festive....

    have a beautiful weekend

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  17. What a wonderfully, colorful, festive table! Love it! All the bright colors make me smile! :-) Susan

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