Cinco-de-Mayo Tablescape

Time to bring out your brightest colors for a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration! Since Moni of Zu Haus at Home is visiting right now, we've had a fun time bringing out the dishes and playing with different tablescapes. My mom is quite the task master on projects, but I love her to pieces and value her input when I am doing tablescapes and vignettes...her specialties.
Speaking of pieces, let's break down what's going on in the Cinco de Mayo Tablescape. We'll start with the multi-striped World Market runner. I picked it up at a neighbor's garage sale last year for $2.00. It's the perfect base for a Mexican food themed party.
Most of the dishes have been gifted to me over the years. So many sweet family members and friends have kept me supplied with fun dishes over the years. I've always loved that cherry-red pitcher with the raffia coming out of it. And the dishes with the chips and Homestyle Salsa have been favorites as well.
I'm loving my bright sunshine yellow bean pot in this tablescape. It was an estate sale find that I also purchased for $2.00. I found the same one on Ebay for $28.00. I'd say I got a good deal ;-)
Keeping things pretty casual, I just put the silverware in an old blue Ball jar. I found some wooden beaded necklaces in my stash and added them in for a little more texture. One of them is hanging off my Mother's Day Gift from my mom...a deep red citronella candle holder.
Some brightly hued napkins in the glasses add another layer of color and texture to the table.  I also asked my kiddos to contribute something colorful and whimsical to the table. My son made this sculpture which he described as something like a lantern that should have been suspended from the ceiling.
My daughter made a flowering cactus to add to the mood of the table. Building a fun Cinco de Mayo tablescape for your party doesn't have to be expensive. Just start looking around and even try to involve the kiddos. They love contributing to celebrations! Thanks for stopping by!
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18 comments:

  1. Love the bright and cheerful colors! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  2. I love how fun and bright this table is! I would love to be eating with you! The best is the Lego cactus!

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  3. Haha - Ok .... I seriously *love* the lego cactus and lantern! :) Your table looks great, Nici! So colorful!

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  4. Mexican theme tables could never be dull in any sense, specially the colors and yours is perfect and gorgeous! I love all your elements here, like the Lego cactus..adorable..the small yellow tureen, the runner and the colored dihses! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  5. Everything looks so colorful and perfect. Newest follower :) Angela @ HickoryTrail

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  6. You put together a great table with some real deals! It looks fun and festive, Love that your daughter contributed that cute cactus!

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  7. Your tablescape is cute, colorful, and festive! I could use a little color since it's raining like crazy here in Illinois. Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello :)

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  8. I love your tablescape! Looks amazing! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Nicole!

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  9. Very Nice! I love the bright colors!

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  10. Nici! Happy 5th of May! Do come link up this happiness with us at our party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-65/ ! ~ Rose

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  11. This looks great...have fun celebrating! :-)

    ~Sarah

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  12. What a fun and vibrant setting! Would be thrilled for you to come join my link party and follow along!
    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/05/happy-weekend-hope-everyone-had-great.html

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  13. Oh this is such a wonderful and happy tablescape. Love the color and your linens too. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Super cute table! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

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  15. Ole! So this is where Moni is when she isn't entertaining us with her beautiful posts! I love your cheerful setting. And the Lego lantern and cactus are the perfect final touches!

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  16. The Lego sculptures are a great touch. The son's piece reminded me of the Mayan pyramids. Great table! I love to see moms and daughters sharing their talents for gracious entertaining. Thanks for inviting us to the party each week. Cherry Kay

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  17. Hey there! Thanks so much for visiting our blog and linking up such an awesome project! Have a great week!

    Susie@Bowdaba
    http://bowdabrablog.com

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