Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Spring & Happy Birthday with Talavera Pottery

  This week I decided to add some beautiful spring colors
 to my usual blue & white Indies Blue by Johnson Brothers. 
I used some talavera platters as my centerpiece with limes. I found one at a garage sale and the other two at a 'side of the road' kind of store here in San Antonio. A lot of times, vendors come up from Mexico, so you can buy talavera rather inexpensively. The tortilla warmer was my mom's. A store was closing here when she was redoing her kitchen and she bought several pieces at a huge discount. The salt & peppers were from that sale too.
I've had these glasses forever. They're all Mexican cobalt, but from Ross, Pier One, Pottery Barn and Mexico! I used clearance napkins from Target in blue and yellow to play off the colors in the pottery. My mom gave me her place mats a while back. I used them as a runner today.
     I added my World Market red handled forks for a little extra pop of color.  
My husband's birthday is tomorrow, so we're having tostados (beans, avocado, cheese and sour cream), Mexican rice, chips and roasted salsa, and spicy chili lime coleslaw, and cake...not sure what I'll make or buy yet...he did get another apple cake on Sunday to commemorate his birthday week:)


I'm joining 
and 

I'll post the spicy coleslaw recipe later this week!

17 comments:

Marigene said...

Very pretty table, Meredith...I did blue and green this week, too!

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE it that you mixed up the glassware! It still has a very cohesive look, but it's fun because they're all different! Using the placemats to create a runner was a great idea, too! Gorgeous plates!!! I love talavera and have a little of it myself. I wish I could get more inexpensively. Maybe when I visit Houston in the summer...??? It will be interesting to see me getting that back here safely! Maybe I should pack a bunch of bubble wrap! :-)

Pat said...

I love a blue and white table and yours is beautiful, Meredith.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your shades of blue are gorgeous and the placemats as a runner are perfect and add that yellow to make everything pop! hugs, Linda

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Beautiful table! Just love the contrast of the limes on the blue platter, gorgeous Visiting from Let's Dish.

Marlis said...

Love this table Meredith. You know my fondness for talavera.. swoon. Love your glasses, they do go well together. Love the runner with it. the punch of yellow is perfect. Great great table.. xo marlis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I would love to find talavera at a roadside stand! It is harder to come by up here in CT but I do love it! Very, very nice table! Linda

kitty said...

Meredith, I LOVE all the different blue glasses you used. It makes it so fun to mix it up. I also love the pop of green from the limes...so simple, but stunning. Your menu sounds great for hubby's birthday, too. p.s. I live in Texas, too.

kitty said...

Meredith, I LOVE the mixture of all the blue glasses! That makes it so fun with the different patterns and textures. I also love that pop of green from the limes... so simple but stunning. Your menu sounds great for hubby's birthday party!! p.s. I live in Texas, too.

Entertaining Women said...

this tablescape makes me very happy. You've mixed your way to a delightful design. The place mats/runner is fantastic. I love runners, but I never end up using them. I sometimes wonder if I need longer and wider ones to really work on my table. Maybe I could put your trick to use. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Karen said...

Blue and yellow... always a winning combination, no matter the country of origin. Visiting from Let's Dish. (and Happy Birthday to your DH) Have a wonderful celebration.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Meredith, you are a master at using "the same dishes" and achieving entirely different tablescapes! I always smile when I see this dishes used in so many different ways. :-)

I hope you and your boys are having a wonderful week!

Suzanne Scarborough Melson said...

Meredith---do you do an avacodo dip...how about sharing...love your site...it makes me feel good!

Kathleen said...

I love those blue dishes and this colorful table! Happy BD to dh!
Thanks so much for bringing this to Let's Dish. See you next Wed at 7!

Meredith said...

I make guacamole with avocado, fresh squeezed lime, salt, pepper, green onions and parsley. It's a simple recipe but it's always a hit.

Meredith said...

And thank you all for your sweet comments. You are so, so kind!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the blue and so welcoming.

So great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll join me this week too.

- The Tablescaper

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