Sunday, December 29, 2013

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad, prospero ano y felicidad.

Happy Christmas, have a happy and prosperous year!

My garden club celebrated the season

with a festive lunch at the beautiful Mexican style

home of one of our members.

Lunch was served buffet style

from this colorful table spread with serapes,

poinsettias, and delicious Mexican fare.

Bright Festive Textiles 

Colorful Tin Decorations

Napkins in Christmas

Red and Green

Gorgeous Silver and

Terra-cotta Angles

Spicy Cheesy Enchiladas 

Tortilla Chips with Guacmole

Salad of Fresh Greens

Beautiful Details

Feliz Navidad, prospero ano y felicidad.



The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Beautiful and colorful post.Love those tassels.Hope you had a great Christmas.Happy new year.:):)

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Wow, what a colorful Christmas celebration! Really amazing and the enchiladas look delicious. Happy New Year to you and your family! Dianne

  3. Gorgeous! I love all those fabulous Mexican colors in everything, even the food. The buffet table is amazing with all those colorful cloths and the pottery is lovely too! Thanks for sharing dear Sarah and for your sweet comment for mother's b'day.
    Happy and blessed New year 2014 too!

  4. Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah. This home looks amazing! I love the holiday decor. They have such beautiful things.

  5. Spectacular riot of colors! I think I remember your group having lunch at this location before. It was just as impressive then, too.
    The menu looks delicious & I like that it can all be done ahead of time, sans the baking of the main course.
    I am pinning this for a Cinco De Mayo party next May!!
    Please tell your friend "thank you" for letting us see all her beautiful treasures!

  6. What a colorful, fun party, Sarah! You're so lucky to be a member of your wonderful garden club and to enjoy the festivities. The menu sounds fabulous and the home is spectacular. I have a weakness for cheese enchiladas. Happy New Year to you! xo

  7. Thanks for sharing your friend's Mexican decor with us. Her home is so festive and fun for the season! Love it.


  8. Now I am in the mood for Mexican food. Yum! So colorful and festive! Happy new year! Sarah!...Christine

  9. The party decorations and food look wonderful. Love the colorful serapes and beautiful wall decoration. Hope your Christmas was nice, and that you have a happy and healthy New Year.

  10. Sarah, this is just fabulous! What fun decor! And that silver... Gorgeous! And the food... Delicious!

    Happy New Year, my friend!

    Be blessed...



  11. Oh what fun! I love the stair garland, gorgeous!

  12. I really liked the colorful Mexican themed colors of your Garden Club member's Christmas decorations, Sarah. Thye are so unique! The enchiladas looked delicious. Since moving to Colorado I have been learning to enjoy Mexican cuisine more and more, as it is so popular here.

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2014 will be a year of good health and happiness!

  13. Oh, my goodness gracious!!! I love this more than words can say! I did a Latin-inspired tablescape this year, too, and liked it so much that I left some of the elements in the room for the remainder of the season. But this...THIS is just fantabulous!!! That staircase is absolutely awesome!!! I love the way the buffet table is covered in all of those cloths, too! And that TREE!!! SO pretty! Just FILLED with color and sparkle and joy!!! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful setting! Prospero ano nuevo a ti y tu familia!

  14. What beautiful and festive decor for your garden club gathering and lunch Sarah! Love the bright and cheery textiles and garland on the stairs! Prospero ano y felicidad to you, your hubby and Sadie!

  15. Sarah,

    What a delightful gathering of colour, delicious fare and festivities. Such cheery charm!!

    Wishing you all the very best in 2014! May it be a bright one!


  16. So different and colorful! I love seeing other cultural traditions, thanks for sharing!
    Happy New Year!

  17. What fun! Love all of these bright colors. That stairway décor is so pretty, and what pretty serapes. The colorful tassels and ball fringe on the ends of the serapes look so festive. The colorful nativity is so unique. This was a fun tour. Happy 2014, my sweet friend. laurie

  18. Sarah, This is such a stunning home! I love the Christmas decorations and this I’m sure was a delight for your garden club members. Thank your member for allowing a peek inside her beautiful home.

    Happy New Year Sarah!

  19. Dear Sarah,
    that looks all so colorful and Happy. I love this Mexican style.
    Best greetings, Johanna


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