Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fiesta Time...

Hola! Welcome to Cinco de Mayo in beautiful Southwest Colorado! Come in and get ready for a traditional Mexican fiesta. I've set the table with Fiesta ware in Peacock, Tangerine, Lemongrass and Heather. One of the first things that drew me to Fiesta was the versatility. I love mixing and matching! Our menu for today: Chicken Enchiladas, Tacos, Rice, Beans, homemade tortillas and chips and fresh salsa! I might be able to persuade my son to make his famous(at least in our family) Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas, instead of my regular ones. A bowl of delicious Chili Verde sounds good too! And for dessert? Fried Ice Cream- a local favorite.

I just love these glasses! My local organic grocery store owner makes frequent trips to Mexico and brings back the most gorgeous hand-blown stemware. And the margarita glasses-$1.00 from Dollar Tree! We enjoy "horchata" (rice water) in ours, instead of real margaritas!

I found the cute napkin rings in the little girls hair accessories aisle of a local discount store. I didn't know when I would use them, but they really look great with my brightly colored Fiesta.

This cute little jug(?) came from a box of stuff that Hubby got from his grandmother. It has been in the back of the china cabinet for so long, I almost forgot about it.

Hubby loves to make fresh salsa from our own jalapeno plants and tomatoes. He says it tastes so much better than store-bought.

A big "MUCHAS GRACIAS" to Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for hosting this terrific party!


  1. This is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Very festive!

  2. Love the tablescape! I agree with hubby, fresh salsa is the best! My sister makes some to die for salsa with extra cilantro, I wish I had some now!
    Fiesta! Ole'!
    Thanks for the visit.
    sweet pickles and chocolate

  3. Hello Sharon, What a great tablescape idea for Cinco de Mayo. Very festive, just makes me want to join in the party. I just love, love, love it!
    Thank you for visiting my Italian Tablescape this evening. I greatly appreciate your kind comment and how lucky are we that we both have husbands that like to help out. Thank goodness they are both good at it too! Have a wonderful evening.

  4. Oh yum, homemade salsa! My favorite! Your tablescape is so cute. You always put together such fun themes.


  5. I knew it was Cinco de Mayo just by looking at the festive colors of the napkins. Great job! Lori L

  6. Cute Cinco de Mayo table...very festive!

  7. Oh, you've given so many good ideas for a festive Cinco de Mayo table! I've been planning mine in my head and hope to put it together this weekend. I love your table linens, and your menu sounds divine!

  8. Very colorful and happy tablesetting. Love that cactus-stemware.
    Greetings, Johanna

  9. What a festive and fun table! Love all of the colors. Do you make fried ice cream? It's a fav of mine, but I've never made it. laurie

  10. Very creative! Your Cinco de Mayo table and dinner party will be so much fun! Bring on those chicken enchiladas!

  11. I love your Muchacho jug. It's adorable! Your Cinco de Mayo table looks very festive.