This past weekend, we celebrated the last of our April family birthdays. Our daughter and our son requested a Mexican dinner for their combined birthday celebrations.
I served Taco Soup in the individual casseroles I bought at Trees, Trends and More last year.
Following the soup, we ate tacos, tostados, refried beans and Mexican rice. (dinner plates: Susan Williams-Ellis Botanic Garden; flatware: William Rogers “Eternally Yours”)
The centerpiece butterfly is an outdoor solar decoration. I brought him inside and stuck a votive candle between his wings. (He didn’t seem to mind).
The eyelet edge on these napkins reminded me of butterfly wings. (When I was putting them in the washer, I realized that the look of butterfly wings would have been enhanced if I had put a pastel napkin under this one).
Butterfly demitasse cups served as salt cellars at each place setting.
I put paper nut cups inside these trinket boxes to use them for individual shredded cheese servers.
I don’t know how all of you take such good photos of candlelit tables. It doesn’t work with my camera.
A couple of people have asked how to make your photo look like a box (as in my header and my button for Favorite Things Saturday). I use Photoscape for everything I do to my photos. I previously posted about making mosaics on Photoscape here. Photoscape is a free program that you can download on your computer (unless you have a MAC).
While in the “Edit” mode of Photoscape, there is a section entitled “Filters”. When you click on that, there is a whole list of effects you can use for your photos. One is entitled “Make A Box”. If you click on it, the photo you’ve chosen magically becomes a box.
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