Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Viva Fiesta Tablescape!!!

I hope this post is a feast for your sense of color! I love blue and white, I ALWAYS will, notice the ode to blue and white in this post, but this's all about color!!! Fiesta is a 10 day celebration in San Antonio. I already have my Fiesta wreath on my door!
I told you last week, my mom was cleaning out her kitchen. I got a lot of this from her. A couple years ago, a local Mexican import store was going out of business and we reaped the benefits. Most of the talavera plates, saucers, bowls and salt and pepper shakers are from there at 50 - 75% off retail! And since San Antonio is so close to the border anyway, the prices are much lower here than in other parts of the US.
I played around with a couple vase and flowers from Romania...layered on top of a Romanian doily, Mexican plate and my painted plate.
the yellow napkins and place mats are from my mom's stash!
I used my cobalt plates and off white salad plates to ground the settings
I used six different soup bowls...because that's what my mom had!

the goblets are mine. I have a collection of blue glasses...2 of each...with the exception of my Pottery Barn goblets that y'all have seen before. These are from Ross, Pier One and Marshall's....years ago.

the tall brown rimmed glasses were a friend's. She was putting them in her garage sale...years ago

beautiful tortilla warmer on top of a Romanian tapestry...this one is my mom's. I have one that I picked up in Mexico more than 10 years ago.
bird's eye view
candlelight and a tiled mirror for the centerpiece

Click here for more information about FIESTA, NIOSA, and Battle of flowers
I'm linking up with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursdays!!!! Enjoy all the fun!!!


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LadyV said...

This is gorgeous! You did an outstanding job pulling this together. I asbsolutely love it!

Babs said...

Meredith.. Wow... it's a feast for the eyes. Love the bright yellow with the cobalt blue and especially the sunflower bowls.

Entertaining Women said...

Such a beautiful riot of color. I love the idea of the crocheted picks up the design motif of your wonderful pottery...great touch! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur table is gorgeous. Several years ago I was in central Mexico and collected some of these fabulous pieces! You are so lucky to have a whole table full. I just remember the wonderful shops full of bright pottery and friendly shop keepers.
These are true treasures!

xinex said...

I love your Mexican dishes, so pretty and cheerful. I love all the different colors. Your table is so much fun!...Christine

A Hint of Home said...

What a beautiful and colorful tablescape!

A Perfect Setting said...

Your fiesta tablescape is outstanding. I love the combination of dishes--it all goes together so well, and the color is perfect with the blues and yellows. Great job, thanks for visiting me and your kind comments.

Marigene said...

Wow, your Talavera table is stunning! The bowls are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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Linda said...

My mouth is wide open! I love Talavera pottery. Have a very small collection, it's so expensive. Your Romanian runner and placemats looks so nice with your dishes. All my favorite colors. Everything you've done is striking. All the patterns seem to match perfectly. It's lovely. I just ordered some Talavera kitchen tiles and can't wait to install them. I love that look.


jo said...

So very Romanian. The colours are divine. It's full of life!
Great blog I'm gonna become a follower.
Jo x

Anita said...

Meredith, I am beyond jealous of this beautiful Talavera!! I have some vases, etc., but nothing to eat out of. These are beautiful!!! I'm going to have to take another look!


Oh what a gorgeous set of dishes! Talavera is so nice too, such great designs, the richness of these countries in Latin Am. is that "blend" of cultures, the native and European Spanish, who taught them how to make ceramics and the mix of both make great designs. Love it!
Thank you sweetie for coming by and for such sweet comments, I just did the same and love your blog!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your fiesta tablescape~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures on my blog. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Marlis said...

Love love love your talavera! I too am collecting and even handcarried some back from Cancun a few years ago. I love your placemats! They are absolutely perfect with the dishes. Viva Fiesta!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this table is filled with such gorgeous Talavera. Love the bright colors.

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