Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Tablescape


Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!
Today I am having a Cinco de Mayo party --- would you like to come amigos?
Before we eat, you may want to enter my giveaway.  Click on GIVEAWAY or click on the kiwi Le Creuset baking dishes in the top left of my blog.


This is your placesetting set with storied ruby glasses.  My Aunt Ionia always set the adult table at Christmas Eve with her ruby glasses that she stored in her beautiful bowed hutch.  Many years later after those wonderful Christmas Eves, my sisters presented me with a set of eight ruby glasses.  Then I bought another set to make 16.  My sisters also have their own sets.  You can see that my Aunt's glasses really made an impression on us!

Another view of the glasses with the light streaming in.



I love these very versatile red plates I bought at Wal-Mart years ago.  I use them for everything.  The little salad plates were bought this year at Smith's grocery store and the green bowls were bought at the Dollar Store several months ago.


You may have seen these pretty napkins before at my table; I love them!  They were a gift from a sister-in law.  I recently acquired the placemats; they are at Wal-Mart and I think they add so much.


I love how the floral arrangement gives a pop of color.  It usually resides on the coffee table in my red couch room.  I also love the yellow candles with the red floral centerpiece.


Thanks for dropping by my Cinco de Mayo Tablescape.  Come take a gander at the rest of the tablescapes hosted by Susan at Tablescape Thursday Between Naps at the Porch.


31 comments:

KatiePerk said...

Hola! So pretty!!

Debbie said...

Happy Cinco De Mayo to you, I love it, so fun and vibrant, enjoy the day!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the mix of colors...Cinco de Mayo makes for a happy table. What time is dinner?

Mimi said...

What a nice festive table...I can see why you fell in love with your aunt's ruby glass, very pretty.

Linda said...

Very pretty and festive table. I do love those ruby glasses!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Muy bonita! Love it, enjoy!

Allison Shops said...

Love the red glasses. Happy 5th to you! Dropping by from BNOTP.

Allison
Atticmag

Beth said...

Joni, What a pretty setting. So colorful. I love the ruby goblets too!
Beth

Kathleen said...

Oh how pretty! That's a very fancy fiesta table...Love all the colors!
And the story of he ruby red glasses, loved that.
And it is amazing what things leave an impression on us!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Very pretty! I did a Cinco de Mayo tablescape too. It's so fun to see others doing the same thing with a whole different look. I think it would be fun to have themed tablescape thursdays to see what everyone comes up with.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sarah said...

Joni, your table is muy festivo! Love the story about the ruby glasses. They are wonderful!
And thanks for stopping by HFTS. I always appreciate your visits.

jeff campbell said...

Your photographs are very nice and your post so appropriate for this day...thank you for your visit to my Alphabe-"P" post...Peace and blessings

Atelier de Charo said...

Muy alegre y festiva, las copas rojas le dan el toque especial.

Hugs
Charo

vignette design said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo. I almost forgot about what day it is! The red glasses are wonderful

Gypsy Purple said...

Very lovely--love the color!!

Pondside said...

A fiesta! I'm glad I was invited!

illini89 said...

Very nice-especially the red glassware--I have glassware very similar to yours! Happy Thursday

Cathy said...

What a colorful tablescape, so perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Beautiful glasses.

Vickie H. said...

Such a beautiful tablescape! And I ADORE those candle stands.....!! Where on earth did you find such a lovely pair??? Great job!! Hope you will tell us!

Maryrose said...

Hi,
Great table. Very festive and pretty. Love that red accented by the bowls. Lovely. Your glasses are truly an heirloom look, your Aunt knew what she was doing passing that love to you and your sisters. Great story.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting.
Maryrose

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the color combination you used. Of course I totally love the ruby glasses!! Love those chargers too! Beautiful!

From the Kitchen said...

I was unable to resist a blog entitled "Red Couch Recipes"! The tablescape is wonderful!

Best,
Bonnie

Fifi Flowers said...

It's sooooo good to see so many Cinco de Mayo posts... I don't feel alone ;)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Beautiful! Your red glasses caught my eye first. I love them.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Beautiful glasses & so pretty settings.

Ty for sharing, I be there soon.

HAppy TT Day.

rojospa said...

I love the mix of primary colors. I had a Cinco de Mayo table last week. I have been looking for some red glasses and yours are perfect. I may have to see if I can find some:) Such a special story behind them. Have a wonderful weekend. Lisa

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful! Great glasses.

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful! Great glasses.

- The Tablescaper

Miss Merry said...

Your glasses are beautiful, but the family memories are priceless! Thanks for sharing your colorful tablescape. I love the green bowls.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great tablescape! I am fortunate to live in a place that has so much for moms.

Lana said...

Vibrant! Gorgeous!! Amazingly well done!

Hugs, Lana

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