Wednesday, February 3, 2010
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN-THEY LEAVE BEHIND A BIG MESS!
I’m posting a wild and crazy Mardi Gras table for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
I’m really not sure I should even link to Tablescape Thursday, because just throwing things around on a table may not qualify as a tablescape! I don't think a dinner table should look like the streets of "Nawlins" after the Mardi Gras parade!
Salad plates: Belonged to my grandparents, so that’s my grandfather’s monogram on them.
Dinner Plates: Our wedding selection, Lenox Moonspun.
Flatware: Belonged to my mother. (Note: I did put the flatware on the chargers, rather than on the table – I’m just not sure how healthy it would be to ingest glitter.)
Silver chargers: Tuesday Morning last year; Gold chargers: Too long ago to remember.
Napkin: I think they were from Wal Mart years ago; Napkin rings: Pier One last year.
Stemware: Recent sale at Pier One
Miniature Chandelier: This was one of the bargains that Kathysue at Good Life of Design posted about. She’s always posting these great cyber bargains, and causing me to spend money. (But since they are always bargains, I love it!)
Baby: I don’t want everyone to be digging through the King Cake to find the “good luck baby”, so I put one on each plate.
Even the wine bucket came to the party wearing a Mardi Gras mask. See the cute wine bottle light that I won from Mid Atlantic Martha when she had a give-away. Even it got some Mardi Gras beads for the party.
The masks, beads, and parasol are souvenirs we’ve brought home from Nawlins over the years.
Now I have a big mess to clean up! Be sure you go see all of the tablescape links at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t you want to stay and help me clean up this mess? laurie