Tablescape Thursday ~ Taco Night!

It’s time to enjoy tables set for our viewing. Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to be inspired !

I had so much fun mixing and matching last week for my Mother’s Day table that I decided to do it again for our Taco Night table. I wanted to choose colors that would represent the colorful Mexican culture.



I rolled my napkins like taquitos and used some made in Mexico napkin rings. I had 6 of the flowery ones and found two striped ones that completed the 8 place settings. The 4 red and white checked plates I found at Goodwill and the 4 red and white flowered plates I picked up at HomeGoods.



The center cake plate and candle holder were both Goodwill purchases, too.


Our daughter Katie, my sister Lana and her husband Steve…


Our son Josh, my nephew Caleb, his girlfriend Marie and our DIL Laura.

I bought 8 of these goblets at a thrift store on Main St. in Ventura, California for 49 cents each.


The tablecloth came from Goodwill also.

This was a fun table to enjoy with our company. We built our own tacos and had brownie sundaes for dessert with a fun game of Mexican Train after the meal…

Looking forward to getting around to see tables from around the blogisphere…

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

19 thoughts on “Tablescape Thursday ~ Taco Night!

  1. Oh Ellen….I had those same checkered plates in my hand in Home Goods today. They were 2.99 each but they only had three so I put them down. Now I wished I bought them anyway. They look so cute on the table. Love the table cloth too.

  2. I am always amazed at your table settings. .you really do beautiful work on the table and it is always different to suit the food. . quite delightful.

  3. Your table scape caught my eye….I love the colors…and you did it up just right. Yum, you made taco night look like a real fiesta party night!

  4. Hi Ellen! Oh, you’ve set another pretty table. First of all the tablecloth is so pretty and the dishes! What a wonderful time I’m sure you all had.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  5. Love all of your bright, festive reds, Ellen! You always look like you’re having such a good time at your house. I love to see your tables because they are not only set with pretty china, linen, flatware, and goblets (which were a GREAT price), but they are surrounded by family and fun!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday…


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  6. What a find that tablecloth was! It looks like one I’ve seen in Williams-Sonoma. I love the way you’ve mixed the two red and white plate patterns, and the green napkins and centerpiece add a cooling touch to your bright color scheme. And I love that this was a “real” table!

  7. I’m smiling…about the game of Mexican Train to finish off the meal. I like that!

    It looks perfectly Mexican. I’m thinking you have a never-ending supply of dinnerware and table linens. Name that theme…Ellen’s got it covered!

  8. I was wondering if the pretty table got used for food or just for the sake of creativity. My mom has many dish sets, and I used to have seven, no wait, eight; I’ve pared it down finally as I realized someday I will also have all of mom’s dishes now that I am an only child!

  9. What a fun table! Love the red/white plates. I have some green/white checked ones but have never seen any of the red. Everything looks so nice on your pretty tablecloth.

  10. Your tables are inspiring….thoughtfully done and always bright! Taco night with a themed table must thrill your family! It’s a fun way to live!!

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