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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fiesta of Colors!

I love bright colors so when I saw the Talavera glasses at Goodwill I snatched them up as fast as I could. I saw two right off and had to hunt for the other two. As I was going down the aisle a couple rows away I saw the salt/pepper shakers.


 I started with a blue Gibson dinner plate then layered a gold salad plate, green dessert plate and finally a brown/orange bowl. Can you tell I am waiting for chili season, which is around the corner, not sure which corner, though!
 Rim shot.

 I looked in the napkin stash, found something bright and cheery. The flatware is a cheap blue set from WalMart that I bought ages ago for a picnic.



Two of the drinking glasses were the same pattern, sort of a calla lily pattern. I would have loved to have them all be in the sunflower pattern...a little greedy aren't I for some that cost 99¢ each!


The salt and pepper shakers only have Mexico painted on the bottoms, so they are probably not Talavera. They were $1.99 for the pair.

I paired the Talavera with cobalt rimmed Mexican blown stems. 


The tablecloth is just a piece of material ...it is actually a lime green, but looks almost grey in this photo. It was cloudy this morning when I started taking pictures, then the sun came out!

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22 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of the color and the depth of color. Great bargains!

- The Tablescaper

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your colorful table. The pottery is beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun bright table! It's been so cloudy and rainy lately this is really cheerful! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

The highlight of the week when you do a tablescape. Such fun, bright colors. bbb

Pat said...

Beautiful pottery, Marigene! Makes a nice table. Especially at that price!

Kathe said...

Oh chili weather can't come soon enough! What great finds! Love how colorful your table is :-)

Anonymous said...

Needs some Mexican food then bring it to CG. B&B

Anonymous said...

The colors are so deep and rich....just love them.....very festive looking...
love you,
jude

Anonymous said...

Love the Mexican pottery! The rim shot looks super too. Lynne

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love a colorful table! Great bargains!

kitty said...

Marigene, those napkins really bring out all the bright colors you used in your colorful table. I wish I knew when chili season was coming, too. I hear we might go down to the 80's at the end of the week!!

Sarah said...

Cha~Cha~Cha........this is a colorful table! Beautiful Mexican pottery, Marigene. What a bargain.

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Ok, I'm greedy #2...because I'd want all Sunflower glasses, too, dear friend!!! Lovely glasses, though...I do agree!!! The beading on the gold plates combined with those adorable handled bowls will be perfect for all your Autumnal recipes. Hot cereal, chili, pasta dishes, soups...limitless possibilities!!! Love this tablescape with all the vibrant hues. As if a final hurrah to Summer and a Welcome to Autumn combined! Fabulous!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

The Talavera is so pretty and so festive, definitely looks like a fiesta :) I can't wait for chili season, too!

Annie said...

Very pretty! Why am I craving enchiladas and margaritas??????

Anonymous said...

Love all the bright colors. The napkins are just perfect. When I saw the pottery my first thought was Fall and it reminded me that I don't want it to get here too quickly.......missing my summer already.
Another terrific setting.
LY,
Delma

xinex said...

Your Mexican table is so colorful and beautiful, Marigene.. How lucky that you found all those in one place...Christine

lulumusing said...

Nobody is better at thrift shop finds than you! Like you, I like color,so for me your table is a real winner.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Marigene! I am catching up. My daughter had surgery and I have been staying with her. Love this post...such pretty colors! Your previous rooster tablescape is fabulous and unusual. You know I love roosters! But...my jaw dropped whe I saw your tureen collection...amazing! Of course, I love the Red Cliff...and thanks for the mention...but you have some relly pretty ones as well...especially the pair of grapey ones! :-) Wowsers! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Diann said...

Oh, those cups were a great find! The whole table looks awesome. So fun and colorful! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a fun day!

Anonymous said...

You have a way of pulling things together. Give you one piece and you work your magic. Sometimes I wouldn't even think of putting the colors together, but when you do they are beautiful and full of life. - Sue Z.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I LOVE Talavera pottery. Beautiful table and such vivid colors. Fun!