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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Salsa Time!

Pico de Gallo


You might be looking at this pic and thinking, "Where's the cilantro?"

After I took the pic, I realized I forgot the cilantro, not to worry though, it has been remedied.

This recipe made a big batch of fresh salsa. You can adjust the ingredients if you like.

Pico de Gallo

Ingredients: 
8 tomatoes (fresh summer tomatoes are the best)
2 jalapenos (seeded if you don't like it HOT!)
3/4 of a red onion
2 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt to taste

Preparation:
Dice everything in a small dice. Add all diced vegetables together. Add half of lime juice and a little salt. Taste it! Add more juice and salt if desired.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy 4th of July


This tablescape features a vintage tablecloth with a bold blue and white floral.


The red and blue glasses came from Dollar General. They are similar to an old Avon pattern of glassware.


I doubled the napkins, a white on the inside and a red on the outside. I have seen Pottery Barn do this, and I love it.


I mixed vintage Fiesta with Post-86 Fiesta. The cobalt cake server is one of my favorite vintage pieces.



Yes, Homer Laughlin made a 4th of July pattern. I have 4 cups and saucers of this pattern.


Fiesta vintage cobalt sugar bowl and vintage ivory creamer.


HLC made George and Martha mugs for the World's Fair. These are small, a mere two inches. I found an additional mug (Andrew Jackson) that I don't think is HLC.



Hey Martha!

 

The flatware came from Tuesday Morning.

Sharing at Between Naps on the Porch!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Poppy Paradise

Homer Laughlin China Company introduced a new color of Fiesta, and that color is POPPY!

It is a brilliant orange that goes with both Post-86 and vintage Fiesta. I have set this table on a hibiscus print tablecloth and Post-86 Fiesta, vintage Fiesta, Harlequin, and Riviera.










Sharing at Savvy Southern Style and Between Naps on the Porch!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bold, Graphic Floral

This tablescape leans toward Fall, but I couldn't wait to share it because it was so pretty. 












I am sharing at Between Naps on the Porch and Savvy Southern Style.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Go Bold for Summer!

I thought I would celebrate the start of summer by sharing a tablescape from my mom, Mary. Her table includes post-86 Fiesta, vintage Fiesta, and Homer Laughlin Ovenserve. The table cloth is vintage, an estate sale find. The colors are so bright on this cloth, it just makes you happy to look at it. One of the highlights of the table is the vintage Fiesta relish tray in the center of the table. Relish trays are coveted items among collectors.


The small Fiesta heart bowls are available at independent retailers. Love the shape. HLC also makes larger heart bowls available at many retailers, such as Dillards.


The small green ramekin is ovenserve. It is a vintage HLC piece. The outside of the ramekin has an embossed floral design on it that can be seen in later pictures.



The glassware is Fiesta. They can be found with various colors of stripes, but this striping is my favorite.




This item is called the ice lip pitcher. It might be used for iced tea.





Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

You mess with the bull, you get the horns! Now, bring on the margaritas!


Vintage and post-86 Fiesta were used on the this table. I found the decorations on the napkins at a garage sale. The colors were bold and matched perfectly.



Fiesta colors used on this table include:
Sunflower
Vintage Chartreuse
Tangerine
Vintage Red
Peacock



The tablecloth was found in Topeka, KS at an antique store on a recent dishing trip.



The glasses came from a thrift store. I heard they were once sold at The Dollar Store, but I am not sure.



The red stripe vase was a Homer Laughlin China Collectors Club exclusive.







The pattern on the tablecloth is amazing. The colors are so vibrant, and there was no staining.


I am sharing at Between Naps on the Porch.