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May 5, 2015

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

It's Fiesta Time! 

 Bold and cheerful colors heighten the spirit of celebration!

I laid the napkin under the plate horizontally to pop in some more design to the setting.

No sun today so I framed the pictures in yellow!

Did you know- Some people think that this day celebrates Mexico's Independence day but this holiday actually commemorates the Mexican army’s defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, after which the heavily outnumbered Mexican forces’ victory over the well-equipped French invaders came to symbolize national unity and strength.

I will be joining

A Stroll Thru Life for
Inspire Me Tuesday 
Between Naps on the Porch for

Dishes with birds from Cracker Barrel-2014 clearance
Parrot S & P Shakers Pier 1 Imports 2014
Napkins- Pier 1 Imports 2014
Bahia Bormioli Rocco Stemware 
Red woven chargers from Pier 1 Imports a few years ago
Tablecloth from Home Goods this year
Straw hat from our local Mexican style restaurant called LaSenorita during last year's Cinco de Mayo celebration

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  1. Happy Cinco de Mayo Liz,
    Gorgeous and festive tablescape and I am really partial to the parrot salt and pepper shakers and oh these plates!
    I think we may just have to go out to dinner this evening and celebrate!(great History tip too)

  2. I love it. I wish I had a margarita now.

  3. What a colorful and dazzling tablescape! I love your plates and everything you've used to decorate your table, all is just fabulous!
    Happy celebrating! I can't wait till Margarita time!



  4. What a FIESTA for 5 de Mayo my friend. Your parrot plates are awesome...swoonnnn!!!! The chargers are fabulous too; as everything else is.
    Happy week!

  5. Hi Liz, you created the perfect tablescape for Cinco de Mayo. Love your plates and accents. Perfect to frame your pics in yellow.
    Enjoy and have a wonderful evening.
    Happy May, CM

  6. I love those gorgeous parrot plates... the beautiful red bamboo chargers highlight the plates so prettily! The centerpiece with the lemons in glass vase is a wonderful idea:) Very pretty details in your festive tablescape! Have a lovely week~hugs, Poppy

  7. What a fun and colorful table. I love the parrot plates, how cute they are. The chargers look fabulous with them and the centerpiece is perfect.

  8. How adorable! The colors are fantastic. I LOVE the little salt and pepper birds.

  9. Liz,
    A cheerful, happy tablescape, dear friend!!!
    This tablescape make me smile!!!
    LOVE the parrot plates!!!

  10. Liz, I love this tablescape! The parrot plates, napkins, tablecloth, flatware, glasses are fabulous!

  11. Hi Liz, Your table is so happy! I always love your tables! It's great for Cinco but those parrots also remind me SO MUCH of the Tiki Room at Disney World, one of my favorite attractions there! I hope you have seen or get to see it if you love tropical birds like I do! Have a great day. Linda

  12. Perfection! What a beautiful tablescape. I love your plates and the way you placed the napkin. Such a fun tablescape!

  13. What fun festive and unusual plates Liz! Perfect for your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Love the straw hat topper on your citrus centerpiece!

  14. Those bird plates are fabulous! They remind me of the Tiki Room at Disneyland where they are all singing. We had a huge Cinco de Mayo party here and it was a lot of fun with food and music and pinatas! So fun. Our friends in Cabo said that Mexicans don't even celebrate it so they think it is funny that we do - but what is not to celebrate.
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  15. Love all the colors and those parrots are just adorable! Perfect for this colorful celebration!

  16. I love the parrot plates, they really bring a very festive look for a perfect Cinco De Mayo table. Love the flatware too.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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