Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

Welcome everyone to Cinco de Mayo on Mulberry Street. Margaritas for everyone and the music will be starting any minute.

These serving pieces are on lend to me from a good friend but are so pottery appropriate they just had to come to the party and the lemons are a recent pick from another girlfriend's yard. Let the party begin.

The table is set for eight, my favorite number to entertain for. 

The bright reds, yellows, greens and cobalt blues in the Mexican tradition is so much fun to work with and embellish upon. 

Peeking through the cactus and goblets we see all the bright colors taking on a life of their own ~ ahh, the fun of Cinco de Mayo.

I can't remember where I found this little serving dish but knew that it would be perfect for salsa (and my family always requests the hottest that can be found please).

Found these two little serving dishes while "grazing" in Pier One this week.

Hope Ponchito doesn't step on these little cacti when he steps down from the little leather-covered box. 

The colors all seem to blend with each other no matter which direction you turn.

Little Ponchito here came to live on Mulberry Street a few months ago while I was shopping for a fountain for my front courtyard. I found him in a building tucked away with a lot of like Mexican pottery. I instantly knew that he would be the focal point for my 2012 Cinco de Mayo table. The fountain will be the making of a future post.

It is such fun when you can go to your dish room and pull all these different items that have been purchased at different times, and have them blend together so well. Viva Mexico.

Again, the bright colors of Mexico are so bright and colorful and even playful to look at.

I always think the little cactus margarita glasses are so cute on the occasion of Cinco de Mayo. They always bring a smile to everyone's face.

Adios Amigos. Thank you for stopping by.

Runner ~ World Market
Rattan Mats ~ Pier One
Blue Place Mats ~ Kohl's
Dishes ~ Mexicali ~ Pier One
Red Accent Plates ~ Gourmet Basics ~ Mikasa
Napkins ~ Pier One
Napkin Rings ~ Tuesday Morning
Red Bowls ~ Pier One
Bamboo Flatware ~ Horchow
Green Bubble Goblets ~ Target
Cactus Margaritas ~ On lend from a friend.
Salsa Dishes ~ ??? Pier One
Cactus and Succulents ~ Home Goods
Votive Cactus Cups ~ On lend from a friend.
Red Pepper Salt and Pepper ~ Gift shop Avila Beach.
Red Pepper Dishes ~ Pier One
Ponchito ~ Palms and Fountains, Bakersfield, Calif.

I'm participating in Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life. 


  1. What a fun, fun table setting. Spot on for the holiday and pretty to boot! Love it- xo Diana

  2. I love it! Sooo festive! The cactus are so perfect for this theme. Love those napkins and the margarita glasses! I can tell you had an aweseome Cinco de Mayo! :)