Fiesta Tablescape

Welcome to the 30th Tablescape Thursday!

Recently, I was “chatting” via e-mail with my friend, BJ, who lives in Austin, Texas…you may remember her as RMSHGTV on Rate My Space. BJ doesn’t have a blog, but she enjoys seeing the great Tablescape Thursday posts each week. Recently, BJ mentioned she would be hosting a a big birthday bash for two special family members, her brother, Joe Allen and her niece, Marydawn.

When BJ and I last talked, she was in the planning stage and was working on a “theme” or decorating scheme for the party. BJ’s niece brilliantly suggested a “fiesta” and BJ loved the idea and ran with it.

I asked her to send some pics so I could see how it all turned out. Fortunately, she did…and oh, what a treat! Can you just imagine being a guest arriving for the fiesta and being greeted by this fun little sign as you entered in through the gate? :-)

BJ had a nice, large group of seventeen friends and family attend this festive birthday dinner. She found the most perfect plates at Pier 1…colorful Fiestaware. BJ used three large tables, side by side, in order to accommodate all the guests. BJ said, “I borrowed the blue tablecloths and napkins from my high school, the 60″ tables from my co-worker.” It just goes to show, with a little creative thinking, it is possible to have a large party without breaking the budget. What a great idea BJ had in borrowing some of the basic elements she needed.

BJ is incredibly talented at creating beautiful floral arrangements…in fact, she did this gorgeous centerpiece herself! Regarding the lovely container, in which the arrangement was created, BJ told me, “Underneath the floral arrangement was my present to my niece, a Fiesta, cobalt blue compote, which I purchased on eBay. She was ecstatic, as this was her first Fiestaware piece.”


BJ lives in a beautiful, wooded area…perfect for entertaining outdoors. Do you remember her wonderful deck on RMS?

I love the contrast of this colorful, open arrangement, against the gray background of the winter forest?! And what’s that on the table…another gorgeous arrangement! BJ, are you sure you aren’t really a florist by trade; your centerpieces are stunning!


Beautiful…like a breath of spring in the midst of winter!

I hear tell, there was even a pinata…and it wasn’t just the youngsters who tried their hand at breaking into the loot! :-) BJ…you know we need some pics of Joe Allen and Marydawn blindfolded and swinging! :-)

Thank you, BJ, for sharing this festive outdoor party with all of us for this Tablescape Thursday! I know your brother and niece feel so very blessed to have you in their lives! :-)

Be sure to stop by the links posted below for more inspiring tablescapes this Tablescape Thursday!

Yep, it’s our 30th Tablescape Thursday…can you believe it?!  I’m having so much fun and have been absolutely inspired seeing all your beautiful table settings each week! I can’t wait to see what you have created this Tablescape Thursday!

If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address. If you aren’t sure how to obtain your permalink or have any questions about using Mr. Linky for this post, just click on the pink TT logo in my sidebar for detailed instructions.

Please copy and paste the Tablescape Thursday logo button to your computer. Then you can upload it to your side bar and use it in your tablescape post so your visitors will know you are participating.

Please link back to the host blog, Between Naps on the Porch. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful tablescapes posted on this Tablescape Thursday.

Please do not add your link below, until your tablescape post is actually published to your blog.

The following blogs have beautiful tablescapes awaiting your visit:

 




Comments

  1. Beautiful Fiesta! Thanks for sharing Susan. Now off to see the tablescapes.

  2. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    This is gorgeous, Susan!!

  3. Entertain Exchange says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. Love the centerpiece…what a wonderful wooded setting. Fantastic job! I’m sure it was a great and memorable party.

    Tablescape Thursday has really been a lot of fun…thanks for hosting!

    Susan

  4. ~CC Catherine says:

    Hey Susan… ;) Happy TT! The Fiesta Tablescape and party held by BJ looked like it was a blast and the colors were stunning in those fresh floral centerpieces! Great share., this warm weather today here in GA is really making me feel like we’re in TX too! ;) ~CC Catherine

  5. Teacup Mosaics says:

    Oh I just love all the colors. The flowers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says:

    Hi Susan! What a great post. I love this…and I love the tablecloths and bright colors, centerpiece, all of it. How fun to chat about this before hand! You know you really could put together some type of book to be published with all your great ideas and pictures…just yours would be bought up in a heartbeat by all of us bloggers. something to think about. Anyhoo…have a lovely springy evening.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  7. Dream Mom says:

    Wow, what beautiful colors! And such a perfect setting. Her centerpieces were wonderful and looked perfect against all of the colors!

    Thank you for sharing and for hosting again this week.

  8. How beautiful! I love all the colors, and the centerpieces are amazing!

  9. carolinajewel says:

    A gorgeous table! I love those bright fiesta colors!!! :D Jewel

  10. prof en retraite says:

    Wow! This is wonderful…such beautiful flowers!! Everything is so colorful! Thanks Susan and BJ for sharing this gorgeous tablescape!!…Debbie

  11. Charli and me says:

    What a great tablescape. BJ did a wonderful job. I love all the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Wow, thirty Tablescape Thursday posts, congratulations on hosting this very successful party. I have meet so many wonderful bloggers through your parties.
    Love the fabulous fiesta tablescape and all that goes with it.
    Hugs,
    Sue

  13. This is so beautiful! I love the blue tablecloths and all the colors that make this just perfect for a Fiesta! Deb

  14. Gypsy aka Tam says:

    Susan,
    thank you for sharing with us BJ’s beautiful Fiesta table. It gave me some inspiration for a graduation party I’m planning for my youngest this summer.
    Happy Tablescape Thursday and have a great day,
    Tam

  15. Janie's World says:

    Beautiful fiesta, I can hear the mariachis and taste the enchiladas!

  16. Kathleen says:

    Lovely fiesta theme, carried out beautifully!

  17. It' an Evolution says:

    I stumbled upon your blog and think I may have died and gone to heaven.. I am absolutely taken aback by your sense of style. Look forward to following along and hopefully one day be able to play along with table scape…it’s a passion of mine to entertain and decorate…so it’s right up my alley.
    Janet
    http://itisanevolution.blogspot.com/

  18. Hi Susan,
    this is absolutely stunning! What a talented floral designer and the blue against the wintery landscape is just awesome. Thank her for sharing this with us! I hope you can come and see my guest tablescape this week. Cindy

  19. Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 says:

    What a fun and beautiful party! Thank you so much for sharing with us! I love mixing different color roses like BJ did in her beautiful centerpiece! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  20. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says:

    What a bright and fun table for a fiesta! That looks like the kind of party I’d like to go to. :-)

    Thanks for hosting the 30th Tablescape Thursday. So excited I can play along again this week!

  21. What a beautifully set up festive and colorful fiesta tablescape. BJ did a great job! The flower arrnagements are really pretty, looks very professional! Love the sign at the gate! Thanks for showing it to us….Christine

  22. The American Homemaker says:

    I love the three round tables pushed together… I have never thought of that before.

  23. What a great theme for a party and she really did run with it. I love the table setting and the centerpiece is just gorgeous. How nice to be able to have it all outdoors. Just so lovely. Hugs, Marty

  24. Charlene says:

    Sounds like they had a good time. The tables looked so festive! Wonder what she served?

  25. I just luv the vivid colors of the entire setting, including the lovely flowers! And I enjoy participating in this fun party post!
    -marie

  26. Hi Susan….could you delete #34…I entered the address wrong. I re-entered the correct address on line #35….Thanks!!

    Colorful Post…Looks like a great party…

  27. Domestic Designer says:

    Love it! Very colorful tablescape and so festive!

  28. cedwards55 says:

    Susan, what a fun post! BJ, I love the florals and your tablesetting is just beautiful. I’m throwing CAJUNFEST for my son’s graduation in June. I think I’ll be borrowing some of your colors for inspiration. Loved the sign on the gate. Great idea!
    Carol

  29. Thanks to BJ for letting you share her party.

  30. you have to love the colors of the fiesta, they are so festive and alive, makes you happy to be there

  31. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says:

    The tablescapes are beautiful & I'm so in awe of those gorgeous floral arrangements. I bet everyone had such an incredible time! ☺♥☺ Diane

  32. Lady Katherine says:

    The floral arrangements are wonderful! Just love all the colors! What a great party! She made it looks so beautiful outdoors! Thank for sharing!

  33. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says:

    Susan, I love this. And I love.. BJ! She is so.. talented. I did not relize she was so good at floral design. The tablescape is lovely.

  34. I love the flowers. Roses are my favorite!

  35. Karen at Nittany Inspirations says:

    Very colorful and festive.

  36. Happy TT, Susan! I am so happy to be participating! This FIESTA is beautiful and a real breath of Spring for me. We had a nice day today in Pa. but it is going to get cool again….I WANT SPRING!!!!! WAAAAAA!!!!! Hugs, Pinky

  37. once in a blue moon... says:

    i love that shade of blue, it really pops with the bright color combo. i think the center runner over the 3 tables is a super idea too. thanks again for keeping the tabletops fun with everyone~

  38. Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer says:

    Looks great…might be good for a Cinco de Mayo party!

    Susan

  39. WOW, Stunning just perfect for Fiesta. Kathy.

  40. All I can say is… WOW! Gorgeous!

  41. Fifi Flowers says:

    Ole! Bring on the margaritas and Mexican food… YUM!!! Pretty flowers!
    ENJOY!
    Fifi

  42. Denise K. says:

    Oh isn’t that neatest!?! Love the tablescape above! This is my first time joining your Tablescape party…I hope my beginner attempt is not too amateur! SO love your site!!! With love from Colorado, Denise :-)

  43. What a beautifully colorful display of flowers and dishes. She does have a talent there with the blossoms.
    Ta-Ta, Candy

  44. That is a beautiful happy table and the centerpieces are gorgeous

  45. Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia says:

    Hi Susan,
    Congratulations on your 30th Tablescape Thursday, I can’t believe how quickly Thursday comes around each week. I love the colours of the tablesettings in your post this week.

    I have been a little cheeky this week as I have joined both you and Susan at Outdoors Wednesday with the same post as it was perfect for both and also I have had a mad week of meetings. I wish I could just stop and blog all day, what fun that would be.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week,

    xx Coty
    Hugs from Australia

  46. Very festive and beautiful Susan!
    This is my first tablescape thursday.

  47. Hi Susan…it would have been so fun to be at that fiesta…your friend really is talented with her flower arranging skills too. Thanks to her & you for showing us this wonderful party-scape! ;-) Bo

  48. "Blossom" says:

    Your friends tablescape and party had to be a great success! The colors just pop against the night.
    Very festive, Susan.

  49. santamaker says:

    Wow, BJ, you did an outstanding job. It looks fantastic.
    Thanks so much, Susan for sharing this with us and hosting us for 30 weeks!

  50. Oh B.J.,you’re inspiring me.This is gorgeous.Those colors make everything feel alive.Thank you,i needed a wake up call…Ann

  51. Victorian Garden Gourmet says:

    What a fabulous party. I would have loved to be a guest! A creative and beautiful way to give a present as well. thanks for sharing!
    Kate

  52. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says:

    Beautiful, so colorful. An outdoor kitchen is on my wish list too.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  53. The Charm House says:

    Wow, this is so beautiful!! What a beautiful party!
    Yvette

  54. Oh..an eye candy post! This makes me homesick for Texas and the nice weather. The Fiesta tablescape is so creative and I will definately store this one under MUST DO!

  55. Maryrose says:

    Fiesta, what a fun idea. I loved all of the vibrant colors and the setting was wonderful. Thanks for hosting another great tablescape thursday. Maryrose
    PS – I would love one of those signs.

  56. Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda says:

    How Vibrant and Beautiful! The flower arrangements are amazing! Thanks for sharing BJ’s wonderful tablescape, Susan! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

  57. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    What a lovely color palette!

  58. Goo d LORD!!! I just realized I posted the WRONG TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to see if I can now post the right one!!!!!!!!!!LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!! What a ditz I am!!!!!!!!!!!! Pinky

  59. Raggedy Girl says:

    Thank you for posting this lovely meme. I am overwhelmed by how many lovely tables there are out there. Each is an inspiration. I love your blue tablecloths, they make the whole table just pop. Very nice.

    Have a Thankful Thursday
    from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

  60. What a gorgeous table – so vibrant and colourful! I love it!

    Lorrie

  61. Miss Janice says:

    Your friend did an awesome job…love the the centerpiece and the colors of everything!

  62. all I have to say is WOW!

  63. Sofia Striffler says:

    Wow that looks like a fun party and so festive. I love it. Nice and bright

  64. Your tables are always inspirational and educational! I’m loving it!

  65. Ashley ~ says:

    I’m loving your blog*! Gotta add it to my bloglist*!!!

    _Ashley*

  66. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Thanks again for hosting TT! It’s been fun! The Fiesta looks like a Grand time!

  67. How pretty and colorful and carefree this is….just adorable!

  68. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Susan, thank you for showing us BJ’s party, and BJ, thank you for sharing it. What a fun party that looks like! Your floral arrangements are absolutely incredible. All of the fun fiesta colors and dinnerware just make this look like such a festive party. I love it. laurie

  69. SUSAN,EVERYTHING IS SO BEAUTIFUL.HAVE A VERY BLESSED WEEKEND!

  70. Good morning, Susan…just coming back to say that I am getting emails and comments about this being MY party…hahaha…you might add somewhere that it isn’s THIS bj but a BJ that you know..this will give credit where credit is due….
    xo bj

  71. Sugarplum Cottage says:

    So bright and cheerful, I especially love all the red. Your header is gorgeous. I hope to join on Tablescape soon. hUGS, Rosemarie

  72. What a fun fiesta. The colors are beautiful and the flowers add even more eye popping color.
    Thanks for sharing.

  73. Linda/"Mom" says:

    ***What a TALENTED gf you have~~~ this is SOOOOOO charming n' inviting!!! She REEEEALLY did a beautiful job… "KNOWS her STUFF", so to speak!!! The colors are DIVINE, & your header truly I-S "to-die-for"!!!!!! Thanks, you two! Love, Linda ***

  74. Room Service ~ Decorating 101 says:

    This was too much fun! BJ you did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing with us susan!

  75. What a really fun way to be creative. This is a beautiful setting. What a fun idea to do.
    Something I’ll have to think about doing. I enjoyed looking through your blog. I came over from It’s great to be queen. Have a nice weekend.

  76. Alisa Lucas-Brown says:

    Hi Susan,
    I’m still making the rounds for the tablescapes. Wow! Your friend’s Fiesta is gorgeous! What a beautiful backyard. The perfect spot to entertain. My son’s 16th birthday is shortly after Cinco de Mayo. I think you’ve just given me the inspiration for his birthday party! A Mexican Fiesta! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great weekend. – Alisa

  77. kari and kijsa says:

    Love this! We just wanted to say Thank you!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

  78. Hi Susan! Thought you might want to see my post for today cause I posted our town’s old mansions. Come by for a visit. I miss you!…Christine

  79. I’m really late to blogland this week but just wanted to pop in and say what an absolute beautiful tablescape BJ created! I love all the bright colors and her yard looks beautiful! :-) L~

  80. tardevil says:

    What a great party. The flowers were gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  81. Hi Susan,
    I meant to comment earlier but busy this week and having a hard time getting to them all. Got to get a better system.
    This sure was stunning, loved the bright colors, those flowers in the center, wow!
    Sure makes you want to fiesta and party huh?!
    Linda Q

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