Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday is Cinco De Mayo, and here in California, it is a big day of celebration - lots of great food, good music, and friendly people.  Colors are bold and bright. So, naturally, a table set for that day should represent this. I had pulled out all sorts of things to use having no idea where to start. Pat looked at the "huge pile" of possibilities that I had made, and within a few minutes, had the table set.

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.
Tablecloth - Purchased in Mexico years ago
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)

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