Schumann Wild Rose

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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mexican Brunch

I am actually posting the table that I used for the family Easter Brunch since Pat is out of town and cannot set the table this week. (In all honesty, she set it for the Brunch for me before she left the next day.) Since it was a Mexican theme on Easter (yeah, I know, weird), it was a bit tricky to do, but here goes:
Here's the table before I removed the centerpiece and replaced it with bowls of condiments

The place setting

Flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings - I was afraid that the older folks at the table might have a problem using it because of the thin handles, but it worked out fine

Now here was the problem - I love this placemat....but it is a killer to actually use. Glasses do not sit flat, and it was hard for older folks to set a glass down without toppling it.

Glassware is inexpensive "Starfire Ivy" by Anchor from Ross

Another tricky thing - come up with a centerpiece that works for Easter and for a Mexican Brunch. This one did.

From the other end of the table
Pat was playing around with the place setting before and after she settled on the placemat from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. 
Loved this one, but too "Pier 1" (neither Pat nor I really like the charger, but it looked OK on the terracotta tile.)

Then Pat tried the place setting on just the tile - I wish we would have used it instead of the uneven placemat.

The table set with the terracotta tiles

Where it came from:
Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Dinnerware - "Botanical Garden" from Pier 1 this season
Bread/Butter Plate - "Sunflower" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Glassware - "Starfire Ivy" by Anchor from Ross
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the Bread/Butter plates
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1
Yellow Candle Holders - from eBay
Candles, Mexican Flowers, Flower Container - Michael's
Terracotta Tiles - inexpensive tiles from our local Building Supply Center that I coated with a stone sealer

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

1 comment:

  1. I love everything about this place setting, even the uneven placemats! Love that china and those butterfly napkin rings are wonderful.