ic Kathe With an E: Happy Cinco De Mayo

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Mr. B & I love Mexican food!
For my birthday 
when Mr. B asked me where 
I wanted to go to dinner
I only had one response,
Our favorite Mexican restaurant.
I loooove their chili rellanos
and the tamales are to die for!
I eat until I am painfully stuffed!

I also have the advantage in that
Mr. B makes a mean homemade 
chili rellano too!
Cheesy and made with fresh
green chilis from our local farm garden center.
He wraps it all up into an 
egg roll and fries it up
into crispy goodness.
Then covers it with 
a green chili sauce.
Oh my tummy is growling just thinking of it!

So, in honor of 
Cinco De Mayo,
and in hopes Mr. B
agrees to cooking dinner,
not so subtle hint there honey,
I set up a festive tablescape.

 I didn't use a tablecloth.
I wanted the rustic dark wood
of the table to be visible.
I used rustic woven placemats.
I love the earthy colors of them.
My orange square plates, clearanced
at JC Penney several years ago 
anchor another, more colorful striped square plate,
also from JC Penney.
In the center is placed
a shot glass for the shot of tequila
to get the evening started!
Each one is a different color.
And of course, margarita glasses
for a slushy tasty beverage!
 I used one of my favorite sets of flatware.
The seemed perfectly sturdy and 
fit the rustic theme.
The napkins were
a Goodwill find
last year.
I paid $1.00 for four.

I found the cute little couple
at Goodwill just last week.
I paid more than I usually do
because they were toooo cute.
$2.99 each but, aren't they perfect?

Some rustic candlesticks with mottled orange candles,
and a vase with river rocks
and orange and white flowers,
and a pair of little cactus candles from Bed Bath & Beyond
complete the centerpiece.

All of the colors make for a such a fun and festive table
to celebrate the 5th of May.
Now I'm off to help Mr. B 
in the kitchen.
He'll probably leave a mess but,
ohhh it will be so worth it
once I cut into the 
oozing goodness of one of his
awesome rellanos!
Click here to see where else I may be partying this week.
And don't forget to stop by on Tuesday's 
for the link party!


  1. Hola! This table is screaming for me to come sit at it-- and take that first shot with you! Oh that would be so so fun Kathe!! I wish! And really Homemade Mexican food by the one and only Mr. B- I am sure it's going to be a wonderful Dinner indeed full of fun! Your colors are perfect in the room, love all the plates, napkins down to that cute couple {so happy you picked those babies up} They Make the table!! Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy! Cheers!

  2. What a fun table! Love the colors and yes that little couple are so cute! They do make the table! You are lucky that your hubby cooks for you! I set a Cinco De Mayo table also but need to edit photos and post it! I'm all about a great margarita also! Hugs, Linda

  3. Love those striped plates, Kathe! 1.00 for four napkins is great! I make Irish tacos, LOL. I can't take anything hot, and the only beans I eat are jelly beans!
    Love your little figurines. It means you have to do a Mexican table next year too! :)
    Thanks for linking up to Let's DIsh!

  4. Wow you really nailed the look for Cinco de Mayo! I love your mix of plates and all the cute accents! I'm sure the hubby will make you some of his good food! I'm a sissy though I couldn't eat what you described! Time for some margaritas!!

  5. Beautiful. Very Cinco de Mayo!! And I do like those little 'people.' Hope you had a great dinner!

  6. How pretty and colorful! I love your Mexican figurines too!..Christine

  7. I have one plate like your striped ones, and I would love to have more but have never been lucky enough to find them. We're having chicken enchiladas tomorrow night for dinner, and they would look great on your dishes!

  8. Que linda, Kathe!!! Muy bien hecho! And the fact that your husband will be doing the cooking just tops it all off!!! I wonder what that's like...husband cooking with me watching or doing whatever? Hmmmmmmmm.....oops, slipped off into a dream state there! This looks great with the candles and the bright colors. What a cool find on the figurines, too! Bravo! Te deseo un gran y feliz Cinco de Mayo!

  9. Wonderful Kathe.. Love the colors and the dishes. Wow love that your husband cooks. I love those figurines too. so pretty.. xo marlis

  10. I'm so glad you were willing to cough up a little more for the Mexican couple because they were my favorite part of the table. I loved the whimsy. I also love the fact that you let the table show against the vibrant colors. It looked wonderful!

  11. Fun and festive! Thank you for linking up.

  12. How fun! We are have a little fiesta Saturday ourselves and you've inspired me to go on up to the Goodwill and see what cute-sy stuff I can find!

  13. I love the festive colors and the figurines you got from Goodwill. I like their vintage look :)

    There is a link party going on in my blog today. I would LOVE for you to share this :)


  14. What a perfect table for the festive occasion! Love the colors! How nice to have a hubby who cooks. Mine pretends he can't... the same way I pretend I can't iron dress shirts.

  15. I love your tablescape, Kathe! Those figurines are so special!! I'd love to find something like that. Great, great table. Visiting from Let's Dish. xo

  16. Great ideas 0 looks like it is going to be a fabulous party!
    Visiting from Whipperberry
    Lowri :-)

  17. Love all of your bright and cheerful plates. It looks great against the wooden table.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. I always love looking at your tablescapes!! Your guests must always be so impressed. Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

  19. I love the energy those colors bring. You are a shopping penny pinching diva!
    It looks great! Saw you on TT&J

  20. Great table for the day! You gotta love a man who cooks. I love all the colors and how you put them together.

  21. Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Very colorful and festive! I love it.

  23. Perfect Cinco de Mayo table! Your figurines are wonderful and what a great price. Also, I love the candles that you used. Hope you had a wonderful Mexican meal!

  24. I love all of the fun bright colors!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday! Come back and see us soon!

    -Four Sisters

  25. beautiful, vibrant colors!Hugs and thank you for joining in the hop fun. xo

  26. Hi, Kathe! Beautful tablescape! I've just found you through Sunday's Best Party, and now I'm following...

  27. Just great colors, so vibrant and pretty. Your table scape is so goreous! Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

  28. Fun & Festive! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Lynda

  29. How pretty and festive your table for 5 de Mayo is. I love all your fun and colorful dishes, along with the Mexican figurine. I don't have anything for 5 de Mayo, as I am from NY. and in my days I never heard of it, and now eveyone knows about it. so maybe next year I'll prepare. Great! Enjoy a happy week.

  30. I love the tablescape, it is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Hopefully Mr. B cooked you dinner! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  31. Cinco de Mayo is probably the only holiday I don't decorate for...but you make me want to...and I want to find a little statue like that lady too!

  32. Love this one Kathe!! Hope you enjoyed your special dinner!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  33. Wonderful Cinco de Mayo table! Absolutely love it!

  34. Kathe, thanks for sharing your festive tablescape at Your Cozy Home Party. The table looks like a fun place to celebrate with some delicious food. ---------------- Shannon

  35. Your table looks GREAT!
    Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up.

  36. Oh what a great tablescape. Your dishes are perfect. I love the striped ones, how fun are they. Beautiful colors and so perfect for the holiday. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  37. LOVE your exquisitely lovely festive tablesetting - you've captured the joy in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  38. I love all the colors you used, so festive. I also really like the idea of placing the square plates like that. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  39. The plates look good enough to eat. :) I hopped over from Cozy Home Scenes, and am a new follower. Patsy

  40. I love your little couple. They really make the tablescape. Check out your feature at this weeks Restyled Sundays, Thanks for sharing.

  41. This looks so fun & festive!

    Warmly, Michelle
    PS - 42 comments! I don't have 42 comments on anything! Please write a post on how to get your readers to leave comments!!!

  42. wow! I love it! makes me want to go cook something and decorate the table so pretty as you did!