May 5th = Cinco de MayoThere's plenty of info out there about this day and its importance to Mexico. [CdM History links.]
But for us gringos, it's the perfect excuse to drink tequila and cervesas with our tacos and guacam-ole!
If I were still living in Southern California, I'd pull out one of my vintage Mexico-themed tablecloths, and set the table with my colorful vintage Bauer Pottery dishes, and have a PARTY!
I'll bet you thought I'd say FIESTA, and then show you pix of vintage Homer Laughlin "Fiesta" dishes... like this:
Bauer was one of the great "CALIFORNIA POTTERY" companies and is highly collectible. For Bauer history check out these sites:
- Matt Carlton and his Bauer Pottery
- The Collectics Reference & Collector Education pages.
- Bauer Pottery @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauer_Pottery
You can get your damaged vintage Bauer pieces restored. They are set up with the right glazes and colors.