Cinco de Mayo Texas Style

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn Texas we know how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  It is a day made for TexMex favorites, margaritas and fun.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAround here, that’s no problem.   A handwoven rug that serves as a table topper is the backdrop for colorful dishes which create the feeling but but happen not to be from Mexico. (Is that cheating?)  Rather they are Fiesta wannabes picked up at a thrift shop and fun pieces from Italy.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe glasses, well, they are a purchase from a parks fundraiser oh so many years ago, but they fit right in and add their own touch of whimsey.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat is authentic is the centerpiece featuring pieces collected from various trips to Mexico.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe family of figures wear handwoven clothing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwhich just might have been made by the village weaver working on a very primitive backstrap loom.  When I see how some fabrics are made, I stand in awe because my studio setup is so sophisticated.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPutting this table together was so much fun because it says a lot about my interests in weaving and color and texture and whimsey.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor dinner it’s King Ranch Casserole, a real Texas favorite chock full of chicken, tortilla strips and jalapeño peppers.  It’s so good I think I’ll tempt you to come back tomorrow for the recipe.

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Tablescape Thursday

12 thoughts on “Cinco de Mayo Texas Style

  1. marcia at home May 6, 2016 — 10:04 am

    Oh my, how absolutely festive and colorful. I LOVE color. Every detail is gorgeous.
    Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comment and follow. Now following too. Looking forward to visiting.

    1. Yes, it’s nice to contact with new people, especially when it’s so easy on WP.

  2. Muy Bueno! King Ranch Casserole is a favorite dish here. I grew up with the King Ranch just miles away. 😉
    Happy Cinco de Mayo and Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. How creative and fitting for you to use your handmade figures collected from Mexico for this celebration tablescape. I am so glad you enjoyed putting it together.Your food looks delicious.
    You would enjoy a local arts festival we have in our town each year. Artists come all around.I know you would find a treasure.

    1. Treasures are what I enjoy finding and art festivals are one of my favorite sources.

  4. Happy Cinco de Mayo….what a great table for the celebration…love the beautiful dolls…and the woven table cover is truly amazing!

  5. Love your take on this celebration. Amazing details. I love all of your accessory pieces.

  6. Forget tomorrow, I’d like to come for dinner tonight! Beautiful job!!!

  7. Love the table as it is so festive!! I needed that festive boost as tomorrow is the big “50” for me and I’m feeling a bit unfestive lol!

    1. Hey, put on your happy face. 50 is a very good age!

  8. I’ll be back! That is one great Cinco de Mayo table!

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