Tablescape Thursday

Tabletop Thursday time! Thanks for Susan for hosting! Go here for lots more inspiration.
Today's inspiration for this tablescape is from Cinco de Mayo, my version of Cinco de Mayo is a bit generic as I used what I had on hand!

The centerpiece is not what I had planned to use. I had to make a quick decision to improvise the centerpiece because I couldn't find what I wanted to use which is the rooster (below) that I used in Barbara's Rooster Party last fall. I wrapped it in bubble wrap and packed it away somewhere and couldn't find it today! Yikes! I hope I find it by July when Barbara has her second Rooster Party!
Here he is last year, he would have been perfect for today!
Instead I had to replace him with these Jim Shore (copies) of a cute hen and chicks

I also added three little piggies!
I do think they look cute with their colorful carving and painting

The chargers are a Christmas green, but they look almost black in these pictures.
I'm again using the yellow polka dot placemats, I like the little spark they give!

I didn't use a tablecloth, and I like the look of just the
oak wood of the dining room table and chairs

View from the top
The table runner is colorful striped fabric

The bright colored plates are from Dollar Tree (a few months ago.)

I already had the dark green, and the yellow napkins
and the napkin rings.

I've had the yellow handled flatware for about 12 years.

The pretty flowers are also from Dollar Tree!

Dining room, looking toward kitchen

Choose your place! I have a family recipe I made and I hope you like it:

I'm also joining in Gollum's Foodie Friday with this recipe. Go here for more great recipes!

Mexico City Pie

The ingredients: Canned tamales, Chili Beans, Corn Niplets, Onion, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, and Tostitos. (Optional: chopped chicken, this was in the original recipe, but I make it without, and couldn't open the can today, so omitted it!)

Layer tamales, then sprinkle with chopped onion
Spread 1 can drained niblet corn on top
Top with one can drained chili beans
Top beans with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, then top with crushed Tostidos, and another 1/2 cup shredded cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
The cheese on top of the Tostitos is brown and crunchy! Yum!

Time to eat!

And a plate for you!
I hope you like it! It's really easy to make! And we think it is delicious!

I hope you enjoyed my Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Even though the rooster wasn't present, the Chicken and Pigs were nice substitutes!

Have a happy day!

God Bless.



Kathleen said...

Hi Katherine!
Love your fiesta table, pigs too! So colorful and festive.
And thanks for making me that plate! It looks delicious!
Happy Mother's Day, K!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I also have those dollar store plates and I LOVE them. I love your version of a fiesta table. Joni

Allison Shops said...

What a colorful table! Dropping by from BNOTP.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very colorful and fun - and I love the pigs!!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Very nice improvisation! Lively and colorful, fits the mood just right!

Connie said...

Katherine, pink and yellow together is my favorite color combination, sweets!!!! That's lovely from my perspective....;-)

Linda said...

Wonderful table today! Love the colors and so much fun.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love the colors Katherine. This is such a fun and inviting table. The pigs are absolutely my favorite. How cute are they. You always do the best tables and this is fabulous. Dinner looks yummy too. Hugs, Marty

Sailing Simply said...

Your other rooster would have been fantastic for sure! But you did a great job with the Jim shore pieces. I like your version of Cinco de Mayo too! It's wonderful!

Sarah said...

I laughed when I read that you couldn't find your rooster. I've looked for two days for some photos that I wanted to use with my post today. Never did find them.
Your table looks festive and cute with what you used. Love all the colors. You need to grab those little pigs and make your way over to HFTS. There's a pig party going on!

Marilyn said...

Your table and menu is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

Southern Touch Catering said...

SO FESTIVE! This is a table to make you wanna cha, cha, cha!
Thanks for the recipes too!

Bella said...

Hi Katherine... Your table is so festive and mucho lovely! Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Jane said...

Festive! And the recipe sounds interesting.

Jane (artfully graced)

parTea lady said...

Great colorful tablescape for Cinco de Mayo. That recipe sounds delicious (looks good too).

Mimi said...

Cute, festive Cinco de Mayo table with the rooster and piglets, just adorable! Great dishes, too.

Carrie said...

Delightful Cinco de Mayo table setting and casserole!

Megan said...

Just perfect for Cinco de Mayo. What a great tablescape. So coloful and festive. Love all the colors and your chicken and piggies look right at home. That casserole looks yummy--I'm going to have to try it. Have a great week and enjoy your time at the beach. The ocean was beautiful today!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Looks like you and I both had the same idea with our Cinco de Mayo theme tablescapes! It makes such a fun, bright and cheerful setting doesn't it.


Creations By Cindy said...

Oh girl, can I come and dine with you? Your table is adorable. Love the pigs! The food looks SO GOOD! Be blessed. Cindy

Miss Merry said...

Love your table and love the food! I wish I could have attended your party!

suzyq said...

You look all set for a fun time!! I just love the colours in your table runner and the silk flowers. I love my guests to get a special feel when they walk in and see the table and I'm sure that's just what yours will feel.

Rettabug said...

Katherine, I think your table is VERY authentic looking, even without your rooster! Very happy & colorful...♥ the runner!

Thank you for that great sounding recipe, too. I didn't know they made tamales in a can??!! I'll have to look for them.

I'm struggling to get around to all the party participants, too. Too much FUN all at once!