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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Tablescape - Color Explosion!

Welcome to a fun colorful Cinco de Mayo celebration!
This table almost looks like I took the brightest crayons out of my box to choose my color pallet!

I started out with the same runner and napkin rings that I used last year.  But from there I tried to pick out more colors from tissue paper flowers that I had made, so I went with more red, turquoise and orange, lots of orange!

These are the same napkins I used on my last post with the Moss and Orange- but they take on a very different look this week. 

I must have swapped, and swapped out again, different combinations of plates and finally settled on the red plates, turquoise fiesta luncheon plates and the multi colored bowls. 
I did very little editing to these photos, I was so happy that the colors came out so great - even though the turquoise almost looks blue in this picture.  
Was it possible to add even more color?
When I saw these three little lanterns packages together as a set- I knew that this was my centerpiece. 
I got a bar tending lesson on how to properly salt a rim of a Margarita glass.  The secret is the use of coarse Kosher Salt!   
So here is to a fun celebration on Cinco de Mayo!  

Sources:
Placemats and Napkins - Stein Mart
Table Runner - Kohls
Chargers - Pier One
Red Plates - Marshalls, last year
Turquoise Luncheon Plantes - Fiesta Ware Outlet
Bowls - JCPenney, several years ago
Lanterns - TJ Maxx
Flatware - World Market
Gecko - Hobby Lobby

I am linking to the following parties:
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper

11 comments:

  1. Such a colorful, fun table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! I love all your choices in dishes, lanterns and accessories.

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  2. The perfect table for Cinco de Mayo, I love it all!

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  3. This is such a fun and colorful table - wow!! I love those napkin rings and the orange placemats. The lizard crawling through the table adds so much personality and I would love to share a Margarita there!

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  4. There is nothing wrong with picking out the brightest crayons in the box...makes for a very festive table! Those orange napkin rings are fabulous. Great lantens, too.
    Have a great week, Ann...

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  5. I love seeing these colors that you used on your table. They are so happy and exciting. I just got back from visiting my daughter and she has a sun porch that she wants to decorate in these bright southwestern colors. Your post is very inspirational. I am your newest follower and I want to take this opportunity to invite you over to follow me back. I love you blog and can learn so much from you. I'm looking forward to becoming great blogging friends.
    Connie :)

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  6. Definitely a fun table for Cinco de Mayo. You are ready for a festive fiesta. It's fun to see all these bright colors and details. Great job!

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  7. I love all of the bright colors! The table looks so festive! Life to the full! Melissa

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  8. Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous, and definite very fun, explosion of color! It looks fabulous and so very festive!

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  9. I think this has been one of the most original and festive Cinco do Mayo tables I've seen. I absolutely loved your color choices of the orange and turquoise. Your lizard was just the perfect addtion! Audrey

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  10. Very festive! Love all the bright colors. Hope you had a good fiesta!

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  11. Girl, there is NOTHING wrong with lots of color!!! It really wakes up the eye and the brain!!! I love it!

    I really like those placemats...the beading on the sides is really slick. And as for the orange...DIGGIN'IT!!!!!!

    Coarse Kosher salt, hm? Okey dokey...done and done!!! :-)

    I almost missed this post. Is there a button I can push on your site, Ann, that will make your posts come directly into my email? I don't see one, and I really don't like to miss your creativity!

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