Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras everyone! Dr. Dave and I don't really do anything to celebrate this day, but I thought it would be fun to set a Mardi Gras table. I was right - it WAS fun! I hope you enjoy it.
The heavy gold chargers were a gift about 10 years ago. They were purchased at Pier One. The black plates were an inexpensive set of dishes purchased longer than 10 years ago, and I don't remember exactly when or where I got them. I love how the hexagonal shape contrasts with the round charger.

On top are some black cloth napkins with a fun ring. They are actually $.99 bracelets I bought at a party shop. They are basically just purple, gold, and green bells with a few beads in between. FUN!

Yup - those are my same every day dishes and flatware. I barely have room for the dishes I have. I definitely do NOT have the space for all the dishes and silverware I WISH I had. (Not to worry - I'm working on a plan!)

My black tablecloth is new. My sweet mother-in-law gave it to me for Christmas. I know I'll be able to use it for lots of different tablescapes. She'always says such nice things about my tables and it's fun that she's now contributed to a table.

The purple and gold are just strips of fabric. I used to wrap them together as a Christmas tree skirt. As soon as I started thinking about Mardi Gras , I just KNEW they HAD to be a part of this table!

The tall candles usually live around my garden tub. I bought them at Kirkland's about 3 years ago.

This mask was purchased during a vacation to New Orleans - long ago.

Laissez les bon temps roule!!


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So nice with your choice of colour combination.
It really feels a dinner after Opera show.

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.

Joyce said...

What a pretty table with all the purple and I love the candle holders and the painted mask. Do you know that I had no idea about a King Cake until I moved to the south?

Jeannine said...

I love this Mardi Gras table! We have done a Mardi Gras Christmas tree the last two years. What fun. Of course, purple always tugs at my heart. thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

What a festive table! The candle holders are fabulous as are the Mardi Gras masks. I love everything about your table!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Lara Harris said...

ooh very cool!:)

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Fun tablescape especially the masks and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Very pretty and what a great idea!