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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