…Spice up your life! Over the weekend we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a dinner party. It was kind of impromptu which I love.
The table setting was colorful, happy and easy. Last week I was at an estate sale and spied a lil something peeking out from under piles of other things. I tried to walk away but I am such a sucker for handiwork. I needed another embroidered table cloth like I need… well, you know.
It was a great deal and in perfect condition. I thought the bright happy colors captured the spirit of the Mexican culture so onto the table it went. I then grabbed various glassware and started creating. Vintage lace was gathered on the sewing machine and hot glued to the edge of a dollar store vase. It kind of reminded me of a Flamenco dancers skirt.
(Yes, my glue gun is horrendous. I’ve had it forever. I keep trying to find a new one and they don’t work as well. I will totally cry when it dies.)
Filling out the space were thrift store milk glass vases and Pier 1 salt and pepper shakers.
I asked my friend (and neighbor) Kristina for a few of her palm fronds, wrapped them around my finger and set them inside the bowl where they expanded to fit the glass.
Some hydrangea’s, yellow roses and alstroemeria lilies helped complete the display.
Next came the dinnerware and utensils.
Simple white dishes and everyday silverware.
The plates were topped with vintage linen damask napkins that feature the Mr.’s initials.
As for the food, we live in Phoenix where absolutely wonderful Mexican food can be found in many of the grocery stores. I made it easy on myself and just picked up some favorites
Because your friends don’t really care if you cooked or not. They are just happy you called and will eat anything that is delicious.
Happy memories were made while the stereo cranked out tunes by Ricky Martin, Gypsy Kings and yes The Spice Girls.
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