Tablescape for Cinco de Mayo

First things first: happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You!

Friends, I can’t tell you how excited I am about today’s post, and the reason is this beauty right here:

Harvest top table | VFC Style My new harvest-style tabletop!

With the new tabletop, I finally have enough room to try my hand at designing and setting beautiful tables: tablescaping!

Well this past Saturday was cold, rainy, and horrible – a great day to stay inside and play with the dishes, which is just what I did. After pulling nearly every dish out of every cupboard and carefully considering my options, I knew there was only one theme I could go with for this particular week: Cinco de Mayo! (Bet you didn’t see that one coming!)

You see, I had these amazing dishes that I acquired at Goodwill a few months ago, which soooo reminded me of those colorful Mexican blankets… and turns out, for good reason: those blankets and these dishes are both called Serape! Here’s the table I styled for Cinco de Mayo:

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

I mean, seriously – TELL ME YOU HEAR THE MARIACHI MUSIC? (or at least “La Cucaracha?”)

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

Here’s a closer look at a place setting – ready for tortilla soup in a green crock from Dollar Tree, followed by… well something authentically Mexican. 

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

And HERE is a better look at these gorgeous square plates! They are so different from anything else I own, but they were absolute show-stoppers sitting on the shelf at Goodwill and I could. Not. Resist. I practiced self-control by only purchasing two dinner plates and two salad plates, though there were EIGHT of each on the shelf! This is the larger dinner plate:

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

And I’ve used the salad plates for dessert off to the right, each set with – what else – a Fiesta coffee mug.

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

One thing I love about this table is that I was able to use so many colors, but it all works because all those colors are pulled right from the square plates! From the coffee cups…

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

… to the soup mugs…

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

… to the water tumbler…

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

… to the paper napkins! (Yes, paper – we haven’t quite graduated to cloth napkins around here yet. Baby steps, people, baby steps…)

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

The flatware, by the way, is my everyday Oneida “Chandelier,” which was the set my great-Aunt used to use for family dinners when I was growing up.

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

Of course, we also have to enjoy a pretty centerpiece pulling its colors from those Serape plates…

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

… and our lunch would not be complete if we didn’t celebrate with margaritas in these cute seguaro glasses also from Dollar Tree:

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

NOW can you hear the mariachi music? I know I can!

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

Cinco de Mayo table | VFC Style

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I’ll be sharing my Cinco de Mayo table for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch!

Here’s a Pin-able image for the Cinco de Mayo tablescape!

Cinco de Mayo Tablescape | Vintage Floral Cottage

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