It has been a week since I last posted, I don't know where the time goes. Just when I think all the spring cleaning and getting ready for summer is winding down...new projects pop up. I spent a good amount of time cleaning out my dresser drawers and closet, packing away winter clothing but for some sweaters and jeans, and storing them until next fall. You girls in the South just don't know how good you have it! So, now I have room for all my warm weather clothing (if it were ever to warm up) and I can say bring it on!
But this post is about my tablescape that I put together last night. The weather has been so dreary, a lot of rain and gloom, so I wanted something really bright and colorful.
I have been so inspired by my trips to a a little Mexican grocery store that we pop into once in awhile. Bins and bins of colorful fruit; mangoes, papaya, grapefruit and bananas...fresh herbs and spices and let's not forget all those hot peppers! Last year I had a dinner to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I had so much fun preparing the food with Emily, who also set a festive table with bright linens and dishes. This year I thought maybe I would have a party since it falls on a Saturday.
My table is covered with a big piece of white burlap that I've had in my stash forever. It's all rough edged and about as rustic as you can get. Then I have some bright woven place mats from Marshall's. I usually don't buy really colorful things, but I thought these would be fun for summer. The carafe and glasses were found at my grocery store a few months ago, another find perfect for dining al fresco in the summer! How I wish this table were outdoors!
The white capiz shell chargers are from Pier 1 a few years back, since my table is so small, I rarely use chargers and only have a few sets. I used the same Anthropologie dinner plates as last week because I was a little too lazy to dig around for another set of white dishes I have. White is white, right?! I can't remember where I found the red and blue salad plates, I have had them for while.
I made the cloche arrangement a few years ago and it really doesn't go with anything in my home so I keep it in my garden window. Everything is glued down and I don't have the heart to take it apart!
So that is my tablescape this week I am joining Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
I was so happy to receive a gift in the mail from Monica of The White Bench. It was wrapped beautifully and tied up with this gorgeous sand dollar!
Thank you so much, Monica. I have them hanging on a little hook above my bed where I can smell them as a I fall asleep. Heaven!
A I write it is pouring rain and sadly it is also pouring in Ft. Lauderdale where daughter Abby is having a weeks vacation. She and her girlfriends are completely bummed out that they can't sit at the pool or on the beach. I feel so bad for her and wish I could make the rain go away! So how is it by you...rainy, sunny?
I will see you in a few days! :-)