I hope the photo of the table for the Mexican Fiesta inspires you to create your own unique table setting.
I love to mix high and low — the same way I like to dress. So, the dinner plates were handmade by a little old man called Paci whom I met at his store in Torgiano, Italy. He spoke no English, I spoke no Italian, but we both understood beautiful dishes. They are mixed with McCoy pottery that I have collected at flea markets over the years.
The flowers are all ranunculus. They remind me of the Mexican paper flowers I treasured as a kid. We only see these flowers for a very short season, so I scoop them up and enjoy them when they appear.
Here’s what’s on my table:
1. Tablecloth (Sferra, purchased on Ebay)
2. Napkins (Sferra, purchased on Ebay)
3. Large dinner plates (handmade by Paci, Torgiano Italy, purchased from Paci)
4. Centerpiece and vases (McCoy pottery, purchased at flea markets over the years)
5. Light blue water glasses (World Market)
6. Pillar candles (Colonial Candle Company, purchased at local hardware store)
7. Clear candleholders (purchased at local hardware store)
8. Shot, vodka glasses (Silviati, purchased at Neiman Marcus many years ago)
9. Dessert plates (Countryware by Coalport, no longer available. Part of my very first set of china).
10. Dark blue serving platter (Raj, a store in Los Angeles, soon to have a website. I will keep you posted.)
11. Flowers (Trader Joe’s Market)