The Cinco de Mayo gods were lighting the way when my dear in-laws, Robert and Barb, came to visit. I roasted a pork shoulder to make carnitas, and bought fixings for tacos.
Then, there was the more serious topic of how to set the table. I don't own, unfortunately, a lot of Talavera ceramic . . .
. . . except for a couple of candlesticks that we picked up in Cabo San Lucas ten years ago, so they became the inspiration for the table.
I relied, once again, on my Dollar Tree blue water goblets to rescue me by picking up the blue . . .
And on the Sferra sunflower-colored napkins with that gorgeous, brilliant yellow.
And the crowning glory, the multi-colored rose bouquet that couldn't have been more perfect for the occasion.
I used my trusted Wedgwood Nantucket Basket dishes, to keep it all casual. I set out a salad dish that I thought might serve as a nice place to set tortillas, but it turned out that we only used the dinner plate.
Here I am with my brother-in-law, Robert . . .
And sister-in-law, Barb . . . I love these people! Happy Cinco de Mayo!