Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Tablescape - Color Explosion!

Welcome to a fun colorful Cinco de Mayo celebration!
This table almost looks like I took the brightest crayons out of my box to choose my color pallet!

I started out with the same runner and napkin rings that I used last year.  But from there I tried to pick out more colors from tissue paper flowers that I had made, so I went with more red, turquoise and orange, lots of orange!

These are the same napkins I used on my last post with the Moss and Orange- but they take on a very different look this week. 

I must have swapped, and swapped out again, different combinations of plates and finally settled on the red plates, turquoise fiesta luncheon plates and the multi colored bowls. 
I did very little editing to these photos, I was so happy that the colors came out so great - even though the turquoise almost looks blue in this picture.  
Was it possible to add even more color?
When I saw these three little lanterns packages together as a set- I knew that this was my centerpiece. 
I got a bar tending lesson on how to properly salt a rim of a Margarita glass.  The secret is the use of coarse Kosher Salt!   
So here is to a fun celebration on Cinco de Mayo!  

Placemats and Napkins - Stein Mart
Table Runner - Kohls
Chargers - Pier One
Red Plates - Marshalls, last year
Turquoise Luncheon Plantes - Fiesta Ware Outlet
Bowls - JCPenney, several years ago
Lanterns - TJ Maxx
Flatware - World Market
Gecko - Hobby Lobby

I am linking to the following parties:
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Such a colorful, fun table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! I love all your choices in dishes, lanterns and accessories.

  2. The perfect table for Cinco de Mayo, I love it all!

  3. This is such a fun and colorful table - wow!! I love those napkin rings and the orange placemats. The lizard crawling through the table adds so much personality and I would love to share a Margarita there!

  4. There is nothing wrong with picking out the brightest crayons in the box...makes for a very festive table! Those orange napkin rings are fabulous. Great lantens, too.
    Have a great week, Ann...

  5. I love seeing these colors that you used on your table. They are so happy and exciting. I just got back from visiting my daughter and she has a sun porch that she wants to decorate in these bright southwestern colors. Your post is very inspirational. I am your newest follower and I want to take this opportunity to invite you over to follow me back. I love you blog and can learn so much from you. I'm looking forward to becoming great blogging friends.
    Connie :)

  6. Definitely a fun table for Cinco de Mayo. You are ready for a festive fiesta. It's fun to see all these bright colors and details. Great job!

  7. I love all of the bright colors! The table looks so festive! Life to the full! Melissa

  8. Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous, and definite very fun, explosion of color! It looks fabulous and so very festive!

  9. I think this has been one of the most original and festive Cinco do Mayo tables I've seen. I absolutely loved your color choices of the orange and turquoise. Your lizard was just the perfect addtion! Audrey

  10. Very festive! Love all the bright colors. Hope you had a good fiesta!

  11. Girl, there is NOTHING wrong with lots of color!!! It really wakes up the eye and the brain!!! I love it!

    I really like those placemats...the beading on the sides is really slick. And as for the orange...DIGGIN'IT!!!!!!

    Coarse Kosher salt, hm? Okey dokey...done and done!!! :-)

    I almost missed this post. Is there a button I can push on your site, Ann, that will make your posts come directly into my email? I don't see one, and I really don't like to miss your creativity!