Mardi Gras is filled with so many bright colors. So, my Mardi Gras table is filled with color. No two place settings are identical.
I used four different colors of square salad plates (Classic Coffee and Tea). I also used different colored flatware.
I used dinner plates with three different colors of borders (Snowflake by Noble Excellence) (dark blue, dark green, and light purple). You may remember that my husband found a huge sale on these plates, and brought a LOT of them home for me after Christmas.
Under the dinner plate, I placed a cobalt blue glass charger. These are probably supposed to be large dinner plates. I bought them at a Kitchen Outlet store about 15 years ago.
The second charger is a clear glass, gold beaded charger (Charge It by Jay), which I also ordered from One Kings Lane (or maybe it was Joss and Main).
The square salad plates are all on blue bordered plates. I have six of these square plates, but the colors of two of them were too pastel for this table.
In the remaining four place settings, I used four hot air balloon plates as salad plates(Montgolfier by Home James). No, I don’t think that there are hot air balloons at a Mardi Gras celebration, but these colorful plates and the whimsy of these plates give me the feeling of Mardi Gras. Each plate has different hot air balloon on it, and I have no idea why I only took a picture of three of the plates.
I have six of these wine stems. The pattern makes me think of streamers and also of the architecture of New Orleans. The water goblets are four different jewel colors (gold, green, blue, and purple). I bought them from Tuesday Morning years ago.
Napkins are secured with Mardi Gras beads, which we wore around our necks during dinner.
The costumes of the people on these napkins reminded me of what might be worn on a Mardi Gras float.
Since I only have six of the patterned napkins, I used these coral colored beaded edge napkins on each end of the table.
Mardi Gras beads fill a glass cylinder, and a “Nawlins” umbrella stands up in the middle of the cylinder.
Bright masks add even more colors and more Mardi Gras spirit to the table.
And candles brighten the table. I used a beaded napkin ring at the base of each of the pillar candles.
I bought these crown candle holders for a Princess party for one of my granddaughters, but I decided that they could also be used on our Mardi Gras table.
A sequined jacket, which I wore on New Year’s Eve years ago, anchors the centerpiece. When it comes to setting the table, nothing is off limits at my house!
I know this post is already too long. I apologize, especially to our Northern friends, but I just have to share a couple of pictures of what is going on at my house.
Y’all, it is March! This is Arkansas. This is not how March in Arkansas normally looks. Most of that is ice, not snow. Again, I am just so grateful that we still have electricity. I didn’t have internet service for awhile, so I hope it will stay on long enough for me to get this post published.
My grands are grateful that they are out of school because of the weather.
Next week, on the 12th, we’ll be doing the St. Patrick’s Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen’s. Kathleen’s party is always so much fun! Thank you for visiting my blog. laurie