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!

Resources
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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8 comments:

  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!

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    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!

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

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    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.

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

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

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