Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Let's Mambo Tablesetting!


This is the relatively new "Mambo" pattern available at the Dollar Store.  You can purchase plates, bowls, and mugs and sadly no dessert or salad plates...sigh.  I love the vivid colors; it is available in another pattern scheme with more yellow!  The Dollar Store website says "Nothing says caliente more than the bright blue hues of these dishes...." I really DO love these dishes...and what a bargain!  I have used them a ton already...they do just say party!  The dishes are great with Latin or maybe even Italian or African food.  The plates definitely add color to the table.  I will share my Chicken Ole recipe, served on these plates, tomorrow for Foodie Friday. 

I am participating at Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.  It is a great place for dishaholics.  You can access Tablescape Thursday with the button at the end of my posting.

I like the bright napkins with these plates...they also say let's party!

This is an overhead shot...lucky for me I didn't fall off the chair...highlighting the candles and candlesticks.

I love the clear glassware with the bright plate colors.
One more view...

Shopping Information:

Plates, Bowls, and Green Stemware:  Dollar Store -- the last time I was at my Dollar Store all of these were available.
Iced Tea Glasses, Red Placemats, Silverware, Salad Plates, and Napkin Ring Holders --all from Wal-Mart
Napkins:  Gift from my sister-in-law Camille
Candlesticks and Candles:  Gift from my sister Jackie






22 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Ooo...they are pretty! I love the bright colors.

Beth said...

Joni, These are pretty! They are so very colorful! Great job! I look forward to your next post.

Kathy said...

Nice job...
Love this Happy Tablescape.
Nice to find you,
My first visit here!

Enjoyed getting to know you a little better.

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...
Stop over anytime!!!

Nancy said...

Nice, bright colors! Love the candle holders!

Mimi said...

I love your bright red table, it is such a happy color.
We love our little orange kitty, too!

Julie said...

Love your Table...So Pretty
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY
xoxo
Julie

Debbie said...

I love the colors too!~ I love that Dollar tree store they have some good stuff!~

Julie said...

Love all the red... The cookie press is from williams -sonoma
xoxo
Julie

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Wow, you are kidding!! Love these colors too. What a fun and festive table!! Thanks for stopping by:-)

D said...

Very bright, colorful table. Pretty!

D

Linda said...

Great tablescaping. Don't you just love the dollar store!!! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! I am glad you entered my giveaway. I am becoming a follower of yours also, love any blogs about dishaholics! You are one right?

Linda @ A La Carte

The Tablescaper said...

I bought these too - but I went with the yellow centers. What a deal! Such color and only a dollar a piece. Haven't figured out the tablescape yet, but it will come.

- The Tablescaper

Allie and Pattie said...

Very cute! I didn't even know they had a website!
xoxo Pattie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your bright colors! You've put this all together so beautifully too. You just never know what pretties you'll find at the dollar store!

Style Sisters said...

Very fun and pretty! I love bold colors on the table.

Karin

Jeanne said...

I just recently bought these dishes too. I figured with the way my family loves Mexican food I'd be sure to get some good milage out of them. You did a great jb and utilized some of the same accents I had been thinking about ... only better

Kathy said...

Nice job...
Love this Happy Tablescape.
Nice to find you,
My first visit here!

Enjoyed getting to know you a little better.

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...
Stop over anytime!!!

honeysuckle said...

What a happy, fun table. Would your sister make me some of those bright napkins! Happy thursday to you!

Sherry said...

Such a bright and cheery tablescape. I love the colors. Amazing what you can find at the Dollar Store! Just love it.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

Maryrose said...

Oh, so pretty. Your gorgeous table makes me want to have a party with all of those luciously bright colors. Perfect!

Oliva said...

Muy caliente!!! Love the bright cheery colors of your table, and the candle sticks!!

Lana said...

Ooh, this vivid tablescape is awesome!!!! I LOVE the vibrant red!
Hugs, L

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