Spanish for "fifth of May", Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated, mostly in the United States, by those who love Fiesta, dancing and great food. For those who enjoy history, you'll find lots of interesting facts here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo . I always enjoy the exciting colors and flavors associated with this Mexican celebration.
Below, you'll find my take on blending the bright fiesta colors with the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) sugar skulls into colorful, quilted place mats with matching double-sided fabric napkins. I'll be putting these little beauties in my shoppe, http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/charmingelegance later this morning so check it out for further details.
The place mats are a generous 16 1/2" by 13", quilted over a soft, cotton batting. You'll find Sugar Skulls sprinkled with flowers and other symbols of celebration on one side and fiesta colored stripes on the reverse side.
The matching napkins are dinner-sized, 15 1/2" square. The same colorful combination of fabrics are sewn together to make a set of 4 napkins you'd be proud to display on your celebration table.
In my next blog, I'll be sharing one of our old family favorites recipes, Creamy Chicken Enchiladas.