Showing posts with label MARDI GRAS TABLESCAPE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MARDI GRAS TABLESCAPE. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015



Our table is ready for a Mardi Gras celebration.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Mardi Gras Tablescape

Mardi Gras is filled with so many bright colors.  So, my Mardi Gras table is filled with color. No two place settings are identical.

Monday, March 7, 2011


My family celebrated Mardi Gras early with a Jambalaya dinner served buffet style this weekend.
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Even the crockpot got into the spirit of Mardi Gras.
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I couldn’t serve a King cake with one baby doll inside, because I would have ended up with some sad grandchildren when all of them didn’t find a baby in the cake.  So, I put a baby on top of each Mardi Gras cupcake.
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You are not going to believe this, and I can’t believe I’m tellin’ ya this.  That blingy fabric under the green dinner plates is a shirt that I wore to a Christmas party back in the 70’s!  I can’t believe I wore that, and I know you can’t believe I still have it!  (My grands often wear it when they play dress up.)
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You are not going to believe this next picture either, and I REALLY can’t believe I’m showing this on my blog.  I guess this proves I’ll do just about anything for my grands, and I’ll do just about anything for a blog laugh.  Somehow, I became my grandchildren’s craft project for the Mardi Gras dinner.
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I don’t think I’ll be linking this craft to any of the great craft parties around Blogville!
Edited to Add:  My friend, Lilac, wanted to join the fun at the wedding party at Décor to Adore, and since her wedding outfit did look more like Mardi Gras attire than wedding attire, (s-h-h-h-h-h, don’t tell Lilac I said that. I don’t want to hurt her feelings), I thought it would be okay to let her join this post full lngth
I let her wear my mother’s costume jewels.  nec brac pinShe said those clip-on earrings don’t hurt nearly as much when your earlobes are metal!
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And what could complete a wedding ensemble better than a rose in your hair (I think Lilac thought she looked like Kate) and a purse that says “Love”?  Unless….
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It’s poofy little things on your head, like my bridesmaids had to wear (keep in mind this WAS the 60’s, and there wasn’t much choice or variety in bridesmaids dresses) (I did NOT make my bridesmaids all wear the same hairstyle – I guess that was just THE style back then!), wdng party
Or maybe something around your neck that looks like it's choking you, or maybe just carry an Easter basket.  This was for my sister’s wedding (and her wedding was in the more “stylish” 70’s, but apparently, the empire style bridesmaids dresses were still “in”)! (Are you lovin’ my hippy-lookin’ hairdo?  With this hairdo, that choker should have been around my forehead!)
I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch,  and Home Sweet Home on Friday at The Charm of Home, and the Wedding Wear party hosted by Décor to Adore.  Thanks to our hostesses.
My next post will be some of my favorite things with cloches plopped over them, so that I can participate in Marty’s Cloche Party (A Stroll Thru Life) on March 11th and host Favorite Things Saturday all at the same time.  Thank you for coming by.  I hope you’ll be back to link up for Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


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!

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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.
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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.
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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