Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"Los Tres Reyes Magos"

Hello everyone!! I hope that you are still celebrating this beautiful season! We are again getting snow so I guess we are having a white winter:-)

Since my husband is from Puerto Rico, we will celebrate "Los Tres Reyes Magos" or "The Three Kings" on Jan. 6. According to the custom, children will put grass in a box under their beds for the camels and the three kings will leave gifts as they did for baby Jesus. Remember that the wise men were not at the manger for the birth. Some scholars think it might have taken at least one or more years to get there.  For more information about this holiday, click on this link: "Los Tres Reyes Magos." So I will be sharing a "Three Kings" themed tablescape today as part of "Tablescape Thursday", hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

I was inspired by a piece of fabric I bought in Turkey. It has three different camels and just reminded me of the wise men.

Then I added some beautiful plates I also bought in Turkey...

And one from Spain...

Then I added three wise men from my mother's nativity...

I put it all together and came up with this...

Oh, and don't forget to finish the meal with a Turkish coffee! Very similar to Cuban coffee, this coffee is very strong, not filtered and has sugar but no cream.

Where it all came from:

Handpainted plates, "Big John's" in Adana, Turkey
Turkisk coffee cups and saucers, Turkey
Glassware, World Market
Oneida "Golden Julliard" stainless flatware
Napkins and napkin rings, World Market
Lanterns, World Market

I hope you enjoyed my "Three Kings" table.  Thanks SO much for stopping by! I read all your comments and love coming by to see your beautiful tables, decor, recipes, etc., or just saying hello. Have a beautiful and blessed New Year!! Anita


  1. Anita, this is beautiful. The Turkish fabric, dishes, figurines, and the wonderful, illuminating story behind "The Three Kings."

  2. Hi Anita, beautiful fabric from Turkey,bery nice piece of Wise Men from your mami's Nativity
    they look bery nices together in your table
    god jop.
    Have a Happy and Blessed New year together with your lovely Family.
    !Feliz Año Nuevo! Muchas Bendiciones

  3. Just beautiful and love the tradition behind everything. Happy New Year.

  4. I really enjoyed seeing how you put this tablescape all together. --Delores

  5. What a beautiful table!

    Happy New Year!

  6. Nice to get a "culture" lesson this morning!!! Your table is gorgeous with all its color (come to think of it- you often use lots of color)- I have noticed that you often use your mom's things along with yours-can imagine you two are very close. Thanks for all your inspiration- I am impressed you do all of this with three kiddos!!!

  7. Mid-Atlantic MarthaDecember 31, 2009 at 7:31 AM

    Beautiful Three Kings tablescape. I love all the color on your table.

  8. Anita, As a Catholic, I also celebrate the Three King's Feast Day on Jan. 6. I plan to surprise my family by making a 3 king tablescape for that day's dinner. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I've looked through your blog a little, love the bathroom decorated for Christmas. Can't wait to take time to browse your archives.

  10. I certainly did enjoy your Three King's Table. Eaach element from the beautiful Turkish textile to the dishes to the Three Kings speaks of elegance. Thank you for sharing this lovely setting! ~ Sarah

  11. Anita, that is just beautiful..the colors are so rich! And the plates and glasses are beautiful..
    I do a 3 Kings table too, but since I am Irish, it isn't as colorful! :) Your table is truly lovely..
    Happy 2010 to you and yours!

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  13. The Quintessential MagpieJanuary 1, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Anita, what an amazing table! Loved this SO much!

    Happy New Year to you!


    Sheila :-)

  14. This is an amazing table! I love the story. I love the color. The plates are amazing!!!

    Thank you also for becoming a follower. I'm following you now too!

    - The Tablescaper

  15. I love it Anita! It reminds me of the bench my husband made for me. I saw it a beautiful rustic development that was park like settings and they had all these home made benches....I looked at him and said you could do that for me...hence he did and I love it. Your table is beautiful!!~