Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Table for 5 de MAYO, 2016

Hello sweet friends!

Hope you are all fine. I just got back from visiting the girls and I feel so much better with all the fun we had together. We pretty much disconnected somewhat from the country's latest tragedy.

When I first started blogging friends would all be eager to design tables for every occasion, as 5 de MAYO is; but lately, in the last couple of years I hardly see any tables capes with this theme, as I find them to be so much fun with all the colors and dishes to go with it and I love the inspiration too! 

Actually, 'tables cape designs,' or 'setting' are very scarcely posted anywhere, somehow it may be just my idea. 

I too didn't make one last year, so here goes my inspiration for 5 de MAYO  2016.

" I've been trying to post my new entry to blogger for a couple of hours now without any success, because my thumbnail doesn't show at all ! It's happened before, but after a few tries there it was."

Does anyone know? Has it happened to you before?

I had this table topper made some 25 years ago in 'Ikat weave,' as I even had some chairs upholstered with it. Now all I have is the topper which inspires me to make my 5 de Mayo tables.

I mixed and matched different green plates and the bowl is for 'shrimp ceviche'... nothing to do with a Mexican menu, lol..

The cutwork place mats are made of 'balsa-wood,' made in Ecuador.

The terracotta pot (was also made at our factory) in the back, (right side) is for making a very light chicken and veggie recipe. Which reminds me I should cook it one of these days.

The ceramic ceviche bowl was made by us on top of cheap, but cute green apple plates.

The flatware is in the basket and a Tequila bottle, hehehee

The cute chicken napkin ring was made at our former ceramic company...

... and here is the rooster napkin holder.

Ok, here you have it, my 5 de MAYO 2016 table setting, where we will have lunch with my mom tomorrow.

Thank you for your sweet and kind visits, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me join their great parties.


I will join the fun here:

Inspire Me Tuesday     http://astrollthrulife.net
Tuesdays at our Home     http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
Make it Pretty Monday     www.thededicatedhouse.com
No Place Like Home     http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Brag About it Link Party     www.vmg206.com
Create Link Inspire     http://nap-timecreations.com
Mix it up Monday     www.flourmewithlove.com
You're Gonna Love it     www.kathewithane.com
Tuesdays with a Twist     www.godsgrowinggarden.com
Tuesdays with a Twist     http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com

Celebrate Your Story Link party     www.thesweetsensations.com
May You're Gonna Love it     www.kathewithane.com
Talk of the Town Link Party     http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Wake up Wednesday     www.godsgrowinggarden.com
Wednesday Blog hop     www.clairejustineoxox.com
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden     http://blog.bernideens.com
The Homemaking Party     www.classicalhomemaking.com
Wow Us Wednesday   www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Share Your Cup Thursday     http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Home and Garden Thursday     www.adelightsomelife.com

Tablescape Thursday     http://betweennapsontheporch.net




  1. This is beautiful Fabby and so colorful! We would love for you to share this at Celebrate Your Story link party. Here is the link for this week's party:

    I hope you are able to join us

  2. Dear Fabby, Cinco de Mayo is quite popular here in California, as-well;) Love your festive tablescape:)

  3. Dear Fabby:
    So lovely and festive. I always love your "flair" and touch!

  4. Dearest Fabby,
    Well, to reply to you wondering why you don't see many table settings being posted... YOU are the queen of china ware and there for sure are not that many out there with such a lovely variety!
    You again pulled off a fabulous combination and I too love the shrimp ceviche .
    Hugs and blessings,


  5. Dear Fabby...Hope the your country must be getting back to normal after the disaster. Love your colorful table and all the pretty things. Wow you are still preserving the Ikat table-cloth even after so many years. Lovely. Have a beautiful day. Hugs Sujatha:)

  6. Fabby I adore your table inspirations. They always make me smile. I love to do tablescapes but here lately it seems I don't have enough time to do them like I want too. You always do so such beautiful tables. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. This is a wonderful tablescape, Fabby, very colourful and festive. Love your roosters! Thank you for sharing and Happy May!


  8. So colorful and fun Fabby! I love to see all the ceramics made at your factory. Enjoy your lunch with your Mom! I'm glad you had a good visit with your daughters. xo Deborah

  9. I think you are right, Fabby; not that many bloggers do tablescapes anymore. I think it's a shame, because some of the ladies (definitely you are in this group) have such beautiful dishes and linens. I always look forward to seeing your tablescapes, and this one is especially fun and festive! Cinco de Mayo is very popular here in AZ, and I think some folks probably started celebrating a week or two ago and will continue to the end of the month....lol! I've never done very many tablescapes, and I should really do more. I'm inspired!

    Warm hugs and prayers continue for all the earthquake victims.

  10. Lovely tablescape and I love all the colors. I was going to do one, but I got to far behind in my work. Love your yard trotter and napkin rings.

    Have a wonderful Mothers Day.

  11. So lovely Fabby, I always get inspired to change my table around when I see yours :)

    Thanks for linking up

  12. Such a happy and colorful table! You can't help but have fun.

  13. Love it! I love the silver ware in the cup. Your textile is gorgeous.
    I wish I could have been there for the meal!

  14. What a beautiful table setting.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Fabby, it's so beautiful and colorful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/05/make-pretty-monday-week-176.html Hope to see you again real soon! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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