Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

When I first decided to collect Fiestaware, the hardest decision I had was in trying to decide what color to collect.  So, to make it easy on myself I decided to collect one place setting of each color.  As you can imagine this started to get a little out of hand, so I focussed on the bold colors because they look so great with all of the wonderful fabric that I tend to collect as well. The fabric I used here in making both the tablecloth and napkins is by Alexander Henry and called "Viva Frida."  How perfect is this for Cinco de Mayo?
Have I mentioned that one of my goals this year is to learn to make tamales?

Aren't these glasses fun?  They work equally well for Day of the Dead as they do Cinco de Mayo.
I make a set of napkins to go with every tablecloth that I make.  I actually find hemming to be therapeutic and love having such a wide variety of napkins.  These work very well on many different solids as well.
Here's another view of the glass.
  Dishes - Fiestaware
Flatware - Fiestaware
Tablecloth & Napkins - Made by me
Fabric - Alexander Henry
Glassware - Kelly's Color Studio

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8 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What a wonderful tablescape! I love it! The colors are so vibrant and fun! Fabulous tablecloth! Happy Cinco de Mayo.

Harol said...

Love it, Pattie! Beautiful setting. And, I can now post, IF I use a different browser -- Firefox doesn't work. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Christa said...

Really cool tablescape. I love Fiesta ware - the old, the new - it doesn't matter. Those dishes just say, "Welcome"!

Red Couch Recipes said...

That is such a bright, beautiful table! What a great idea to make your own napkins and tablecloths and so amagazing that you could find glasses that match so perfectly. Joni

Rettabug said...

'¡OlĂ©!' Fabulous colors & patterns, Pattie! I can't believe you've got the flatware to match every single place setting! How cool is that?

Well done!
Feliz Cinco De Mayo!

fondly,
Rett

The Tablescaper said...

So fun, so vibrant, so full of color! I'd love to have you join us at Seasonal Sundays this Sunday, particularly since it's Mother's Day.

Thanks for your comment on my tea pots for a royal breakfast. I've since posted a lot more of our royal breakfast and thought you might like to come back and take a look.

- The Tablescaper

Marlis said...

Being a fabric rat pack myself, I can honestly say I love that Alexander Henry fabric!! Great table. I need to start finding some fiesta ware.. it so fits into our life.. Your table is lovely. I loved those glasses! great fun.

The Tablescaper said...

Hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper