This Colorful Cinco de Mayo Tablescape kicks off the May festivities. Cinco de Mayo is a fun-filled and delicious holiday and we are ready for it. Very few items were purchased for this table and they were inexpensive. Trust me.
I started out with a serape-inspired cover for my table but it didn’t feel right with the other items I was planning to use. All wasn’t lost with it, you’ll see it on the buffet table. After giving the table a good polish I started with the centerpiece and worked my way out.
For the centerpiece underlayment, I used two bamboo/wood look placemats that I completely forgot were in my stash. Good thing I started the purging process! Back in my aromatherapy days, I purchased a wooden mortar and pestle set. The mortar made the perfect vessel for this giant pink bloom. The pestle is playing a game of hide and go seek and I’m tired of seeking, I’ll find it one day.
One of these days I’ll paint these cans copper but for now, they are just right for my succulents.
We have a small Mexican store here that sells the absolute best tortillas on the planet along with lots of spices and canned foods. While in there to pick up bay leaves I bought these candles just for this table at $2.85 each. Not bad.
The little terra cotta pot sombreros are from my Cinco de Mayo table last year as are the maracas.
Also from my buffet table last year, I’m using the mini piñata and the sombrero. When I bought the glass bottles a few years back my intention was to use them for a Moroccan tablescape. It will happen one day. For now, they hold sunflowers to round out the centerpiece.
Since there’s so much going on in the centerpiece I kept the stack as simple as possible. Well, kind of simple. It starts with a wooden charger. The dinner plate and the bowl are from Rite Aid can you believe it? I picked up a prescription and dinnerware at the same time. I’ve used them once a few years back on a beach theme table. One of the best buys ever are the salad plates. It never fails that when I vow to not buy any more dishes I find ones that I can’t resist. These came from Meijer’s and were .74. Who can resist that!!!
My trusty rustic flatware from Fingerhut and blue napkins have been with me for a long time.
To keep drinkware at a minimum I only used the cobalt blue dollar store tumblers along with glass stirrers and colorful shot glasses that were gifted to me years ago. The glasses are sitting on another Meijer purchase that I could not walk away from. How cute are these mini cutting boards! I also scooped up a couple of round ones. For the rock-bottom price of $1.39, these babies were mine all mine.
My Colorful Cinco de Mayo tablescape only cost $13.50 and it was money well spent. Stay tuned for the fiesta buffet table!
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