The first layer is a Mexican blanket purchased in Puerto Vallarta twenty years ago. Since it is wool, it wears well but it's not the best choice for a tablecloth - hence, Pat used bright yellow placemats on top. She made the napkins, of course, to coordinate with the Mexican theme.
Full of color, the table has a chili pepper theme. Notice the votives in assorted colors to match.
The place setting consists of a very large square dinner plate used as a charger.
Pat came up with the idea of using two soup bowls as candle holders.
Here's a closeup.
The flatware is just as bold and bright as the dishes.
The centerpiece is an extra large chili-shaped bowl raised and filled with assored colorful peppers.
Pat used three glasses - naturally one for Margaritas and, if guests prefer, one for beer. The matching water glass holds a napkin.
Overview of the table with a different candlestick - not as bright and festive even though everything else is the same.
|Betty dressed for the festivities.|
|To add color, Pat used colorful gummies.|
|Closeup of the empty 18" long centerpiece.|
|Just another view of the table.|
Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond still available
Dinnerware - by Laurie Gates for Macy's (purchased several years ago)
Glassware - Dollar Store (currently available)
Flatware - by Cambridge from Ross Dress [and Set Your Table] for Less two years ago
Assorted accent peppers - Kohl's
Candles - Michael's
Votives - Bed, Bath, and Beyond (currently available in several colors)