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!


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

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

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

    You should also link to the Thursday Tablescape!


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

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

  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

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

  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 ~

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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!


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

    have a beautiful weekend

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


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