Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Viva Fiesta

 I hope this tablescape finds you well and ready to celebrate here with us in San Antonio! Fiesta starts soon, so I wanted to show you a Fiesta table...on a budget!!
I'm a firm believer in the classics that can be used and reused over and over and over to minimize your expense, but maximize their potential! Don't be afraid to mix and match, instead of buying sets of everything. 
 The runner is from World Market a few years ago, bought with a birthday coupon!
The blue and white floral platters are from a street vendor here
I reused my Mexican cobalt wine stems with Mexican blue glass margarita glasses. I found these at Marshall's for half the price what you see other places.
 I reused my everyday stainless Wallace Antique Bead, Walmart Rattan Chargers, JB Denmark Blue plates, and blue swirled glass bowls. I know these are at least 7 years old.
 This is one of my favorite finds...
It's a chip and dip's a beautiful centerpiece for a fun fajita night! 
and I bought it at 90% off Christmas clearance from Target 2 years ago. I guess 
The roses (from my MOM's garden!!!) are in a Mexican Cobalt glass.
 The beaded napkin rings are my mom's...again shopping through her cabinets. She said she probably bought them for a fish dinner and didn't use them again.

Fiesta happens every April. It's a San Antonio celebration in memory of the Alamo and in honor of the Battle of San Jacinto.


Jenni said...

Beautiful! We visited San Antonio briefly many years ago, but didn't have a chance to explore, would love to come back. How cool to be able to shop street vendors, we have nothing like that here.

Alycia Nichols said...

I am totally unfamiliar with the tradition of "Fiesta" in Houston. Is that the same as Cinco de Mayo or something different? I need to be educated!!! I love the table, Meredith. It is uplifting to see tables that speak volumes without screaming. The roses from your Mom's garden are gorgeous and add a nice shot of color.

Marigene said...

Very pretty table...I used my Mexican glassware this week, too! Love the table runner.

Debbie said...

This was not only beautiful eye candy, it was so interesting too. I had never heard of the Battle of Flowers Parade. I loved your dish choices for the table. The colors are gorgeous, and I love your tips. I'm very BIG about shopping my mother's closet, too.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great festive the runner! Beautiful roses...and I so love San Antonio..been there many times and truly enjoyed touring the Alamo...great history!

Marlis said...

I am so smitten with your pretty fiesta table. Love that you used your blue and white dishes on this table. The roses add the perfect bit of color. What a great chip and dip set.. love the individual wells! xo marlis

ellen b. said...

What fun. I love the Fiesta celebration tradition and your table is great!

PAT said...

Wonderful table. The textures and colors are beautiful.

Kathleen said...

That's a fine fiesta table! Love that runner and how you mixed your pieces! So glad you enjoyed your gift card!
Thanks for linking to Let's dish, Meredith!


I love mixing too and your Mexican glasses are great and so are the pottery things. I have hand blown Mexican glasses in clear. Pretty table runner too. Enjoy your week.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Beautiful table runner and dishes! I have never heard of the Battle of Flowers parade and that is so interesting. The roses from mom's garden are wonderful! I'm visiting from Let's Dish.

P.S. The egg plate in my post that you commented on was purchased at the Christmas Tree Shoppe.

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