Monday, July 24, 2017

South of the Border

Sometimes you just have to do it!

Without planning, without time to give it much thought, you just have to do it!

Daughter J had a rare Sunday off work and had come to spend the day with us. She and I had planned for us to go out for lunch but G had other ideas.

It was to be lunch at home -- chicken fajitas with a Cuban twist. They cooked while I set the table and snapped photos.

I had twenty minutes to set a table with a south of the border flavor. . .

. . . to go with the dozen sunflowers we had bought the day before.

Stoneware in earthy colors - check!

Colorful linens - check!

Iced tea in palm tree glasses - check! Margarita glasses with blue in the upper stem - check!

Intense, vibrant sunflowers direct from the field - check!

And in the center alongside the sunflowers, I placed a reproduction of a Meso-American chacmool, found in Toltec and Mayan sites, that I bought in Mexico many years ago.

I also included these exquisite hand-crafted salt and pepper mills (previously used here).

Fun and casual? Yes!


And it came together in less than 20 minutes with what I had on hand!

Dinner plates | Bordallo Pinheiro
Salad plates | Pier 1 'Spice Route' (previous post)
Iced tea glasses | Godinger 'Palm'
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'
Napkins | Fiesta
Napkin rings | Silver-plated, antique mall
Chacmool information | Popular Archaeology fall 2015,  "The Mysterious Chacmool" by Victor Zugg

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  1. How perfect! You pulled it together very nicely- great colors! I love sunflowers- I need to go to the farmers market and get some!

    1. These were bought from a stand by the field. You should have seen the thousands of sunflowers in bloom at once. Breathtaking! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Great looking table and you made it so quickly!

    1. Thanks, Carol. They gave me a challenge that I had to live up to!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I'm glad you liked it.

  4. Look at you pulling this together in no time at all! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

    1. Nothing like a deadline to give you inspiration! Thanks for hosting a fun party


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