Hello Sweet friends!
I never knew about the "Mexican holiday of the 5 de Mayo" before I started to blog and I've seen so many fabulous tables with the Mexican theme..I kind of blame it from growing up in NY, as in my time you never heard, hardly of Mexico in the East Coast.
There were no Mexican restaurants of fast food, or anything of the kind. I learned about the culture and food when I lived for almost a year in LA when I was single.
Anyway, here is my first venture in a 5 Mayo tablescape, which I call it an Ecua-Mex table, as most elements here are from Ecuador, lol!
I was very much inspired in my "Macana" we call it here and "IKAT" tablecloth, which is how it's known all over the world. Everything is made by hand in natural woven wools and with natural vegetable dies, by people that are experts in this craft. They are made like "tie died" (ikat) and mainly for the use of shawls for the women and some men shirts by "Indigenous people of Ecuador."
I had a tablecloth made for my round table of two remnants shawls I had; after Alejandro had made some pieces, many years ago for upholstery, and we used it for some bar chairs and a grandfather recliner, which is the only one we have now, as the bar chairs I re-upholstered them last year, along with the couches in our den.
The dishes I used here were made here in Cuenca-Ecuador, at out former Ceramic Co., Monte Turi. I explained in the past that the designs are inspired, again, in the 'Indigenous people's embroidered apparel from Ecuador'.
Anyway, I hope you like my 'first attempt at a "5 de Mayo" table setting'.
|Here is the "Macana" tablecloth which inspired me to make my first 5 de Mayo tablescape. Aren't the colors and pattern just great!|
|I used dishes made by us back at our Ceramic Co. Monte Turi.|
|The pewter chargers are Mexican.|
|I almost forgot to add my Camino Real Tequila, ha!|
|The stems are hand blown in Mexico. The blue glasses we have since 1975, when we got married. We bought around 20 for a party and now I only have 6 left !!|
This Camino Real Tequila bottle with the Mexican hat and serape, so cute!
|The salsa bowl with a little wooden spoon.|
|Aren't the color of these peppers and chilies, bright and pretty? I thought they'll be great instead of flowers for this table.|
|I placed in the small ceviche bowls a cute chili-pepper.|
|Here is another pattern of the big cups and saucers, for hot chocolate.|
|Ok, here you have it..my first 5 de Mayo, 2013, Mexican holiday table setting.|
Thank you my dear friends for your wonderful comments, as you always make my day!
Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their fabulous parties each week.
I will be joining the following parties. Hope to see you there too.
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at, http://betweennapsontheporch
Be Inspired at, http://commonground.blogspot.com
Debra for Home Sweet Home at, http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Homemaking Party at, http://hopeineveryseason.blogspot.com
Jennifer for Fabulously Creative Friday at, http://jenniferrizzo.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at, http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday at, http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday at, http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Simple and Sweet Friday at, http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
The Inspiration Gallery at, http://craftberrybush.blogspot.com
It's Party Time at, http://simplyvinatgeous.blogspot.com
Festive Friday Fiesta at, http://thehomegirl.blogspot.com
Beverly for Pink Saturday at, http://howsweetthesound.typad.com/my_weblog
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at, http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Rustic Restorations at, http://homespunhappenings.blogspot.com
Holly for Tickled Pink at, http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Shine on Fridays at, http://oneartsymama.blogspot.com
Cindy for Show and Tell Friday at, http://myromantichome.blogspot.com
Richela for Imparting Grace at, http://graceathome.blogspot.com
Kate for Flaunt it Friday at, http://chiconashoestring.blogspot.com
Jane for Frugalicious Friday at, http://findingfabulous.blogspot.com
Aimee for It's Overflowing at, http://overflowingwithcreativity.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Anything Blue Friday at, http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Wildly Original Link Party at, http://agottacreate.blogspot.com
Katherine for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at, http://katherinescorner.blogspot.com
Natasha for Say G'day Saturday at, http://natashainoz.blogspot.com
Diane for Beautiful Sunday at, http://dieanewantstowrite.blogspot.com
Sunny Simple Sunday at, http://sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com
Masterpiece Monday at, http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Mop it Up Monday at, http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor.blogspot.com
Lisa for Mix It Up Monday at, http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at, http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at, http://coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at, http://knickoftime.blogspot.com
It's Time for the Scoop! at, http://theframhouseporch.blogspot.com
Tuesday Linky Party at, http://bragaboutit.blogspot.com
Sally for Blue Monday at, http://smilingsallyblogspot.com
I will be participating in PINK SATURDAY at How Sweet the Sound.
I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at, Between Naps on the Porch.