Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Table in Paradise

Despite all of the hurricane damage
in our home in Cabo, 
we didn't lose
any glassware or plates.  We were
blessed to have as little damage as
we did.

I spent 3 weeks here in January enjoying
the change in weather and celebrating
my birthday.

When we were cleaning out the garage
after all of the damage, I found two of
these decked out starfish and I just
had to feature them on our table.

I love how someone bejeweled
these little guys.

Today's table is on the lookout that
is off the living room and has 
views on all sides.

You get a great view down to the ocean
from here.  It is such a beautiful spot
and is stunning with the flowers
in bloom.  I love being surrounded
by flowers year round here.

It is so much fun to have traditional
plates and glassware to eat off of
so we have filled the house with
local items.

We always love to shop at
Artesanos.  This is my second 
set of plates from there.

The glaze has raised details that make
them really fun.

This is a faux stone top table
that fits six to eight.  It is a favorite
spot for breakfast.

I gathered accessories from around
the house to make our seaside centerpiece.

Two kinds of cobalt glassware,
also from Artesanos which is located
right outside of town along the 
frontage road are used for today's table.

Artesanos also has lots of pewter
but I brought these pewter napkin
rings and the napkins from home.

I have had these for a few years but
this is the first time I used them.

There is nothing like eating in the fresh
air, especially when you know it is 
freezing at home.  

Fill one of these up with 
fresh squeezed orange juice
and enjoy the sound of the ocean
and the breezes as you forget about 
any cares at home.

I joke and say that when I celebrate
my birthday in a warm climate,
I don't age!!

(Thanks to my friend Aly for some of these

I will be sharing this little bit of paradise


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Your views are surreal..Glad you were able to renew everything..
    That is a piece of heaven looking out:)

  2. Gorgeous! The blue dishes and glassware are beautiful=the colors plus the alluring setting reminds me of a Greek island. Each photo is more beautiful than the next, and I enjoyed each one. I'm glad nothing was broken!

  3. First of all, happy birthday! Sounds like you had a delightful time in Cabo. Your table setting is lovely, Jacqueline, but the view is totally amazing. I doubt I'd want to leave this lookout.

  4. Truly a special way to spend your B-Day! Everything is very pretty, especially the view-enjoy:@)

  5. Happy Belated Birthday Wishes! What a nice place to be for a birthday holiday! Love the pretty dishes- great color and details. I can't imagine having such a pretty view to enjoy.

  6. I love your blinged out starfish Jacqueline and your cobalt blue table has me longing for warm days on the coast! We wanted to go to the beach this weekend but the forecast is cold and rainy, boo hoo! Your sunny table has brightened my day!

  7. Well, it looks like a beautiful place to celebrate your birthday. The table is lovely with the touches of blue and I know it is heavenly with the sounds of the ocean. Sorry you had damage to your home. It looks like you have everything put back together.

  8. Such a beautiful home. I'm so happy you were able to be there to enjoy your birthday. I don't know you, and I never will other than through your blog, but I'm so happy for "people I know" to have good things in their life. Happy Birthday to you.

  9. I know you enjoy your time in Cabo. Even relaxing, you manage to bring such style to your environs. Hope you celebrated your birthday in a most wonderful way.

  10. Your table is gorgeous! Love all of the local details, especially the starfish and the glassware. What a wonderful relaxing setting!

  11. Jacqueline I want to wish you a wonderful belated Birthday you truly have so much to celebrate this year and you are so blessed. I am so glad your home did not sustain any permanent damage in Cabo from the hurricane your table scpae is just stunning. I think you should invite me to come down and personally see that those flowers are real and blooming and that everything really is ok there what do you think?Susie

  12. Belated Happy Birthday, Jacqueline.
    What a wonderful way and place to celebrate a wonderful, tough and resilient human being - YOU!
    Have Fun,


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