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02 February 2013

It's a MARDI GRAS TABLE!



As we are currently in South Louisiana (until summer), and as I've seen numerous tablescapes from bloggers from the north, Midwest, east, etc., I felt obligated (!) to do a tablescape.  So...shopping around the homestead here, I came up with a satisfactorily gaudy appropriate decor, I think!  The carnival season is in full swing in New Orleans, and to a small extent, here in Baton Rouge as well.  We won't be going to parades until next weekend (and only here; we're too old for that New Orleans thing, plus there's that minor sporting event at the same time!), but there WILL be pictures (those fit to print!).

In the meantime, here's my offering for a Mardi Gras table!
Since the courtyard has now been cleaned spic and span (you can see that here), I thought I would set up out there.
 I covered the table with my nifty 'table pad' made from foam core board (it's just a teensy bit warped!),

and used a piece of vinyl from HL for the 'tablecloth.'
Chargers are brass, and I nearly stole them from Mervyn's years and years and years ago.  They are all marked $9.99, but I think I paid like, $2.00 for each one.  They are a little 'beaten' after years of use (and probably neglect), but they still do the trick!
The only green plates (except some Christmas ones) that I have,
topped with some sweet violet colored dishes.  I love these, and used them last year, here, on Mother's Day.

Now for the CROWNS!  You can't have a Mardi Gras vignette without some royal headgear!

HL has their Mardi Gras stuff on sale, and I picked up this surprisingly substantial coronet for not too much!

I have eight of these cute little candle holders (I bought them from someone, can't remember who, who also has a blog) and just had to paint three of them!

And napkin rings from The Royal Standard.

Wine glasses from Von Stiehl Winery,

and green tumblers from World Market.

Some fleur di lis sprinkles, and we have...


A MARDI GRAS TABLE, Y'ALL!




23 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty! I love the colors and all of the pretty details. Thanks for your comment about our drywall/furnace problem at my blog. Fortunately, it isn't Chinese drywall. It has been a nightmare though!

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Pam. I'm so glad to know that your drywall isn't the Chinese variety which caused so many problems post-Katrina. I hope that you are all feeling better soon, and have your problem solved quickly!
      ~N

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  3. Love that you grace the newly spic-n-span patio with a regal Mardi Gras them - beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Distressed!
      I felt so obligated to produce a Mardi Gras tablescape! The tackier, the better!!!
      ~N

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  4. Nancy, your Mardi Gras table is delightful with all its regal details. I especially like the napkin rings. Would love to find some of those! '-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments, Sarah! I lucked up on those napkin rings at a local shop!
      ~N

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  6. Nancy, this table is fabulous! I need to buy some crowns for next year - they are the perfect touch. Hope your good times are rolling - lol!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! A southern girl can't have too many crowns - EVER!!!!!
      ~N

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  7. What a fun and beautiful tablescape and how wonderful that it can be outdoors.

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! We're full into spring, here!
      ~N

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  8. Nancy, having lived in Louisiana myself in the past, I certainly understand how you felt "obligated" to do a Mardi Gras table! I've always loved the cabbage plates but never had any. Please enjoy them enough for both of us! I've seen the crowns at HL, (they are amazing) and you picked a great one.

    BTW, I guess I missed the news about you moving. Where are you headed?

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    1. Hi, Susan! Ya can't have too many crowns!!!!
      Not moving; we just split our time between Louisiana and Wisconsin!
      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!
      ~N

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  9. Nancy, I wish we celebrated Mardi Gras! Your table is so pretty. Love the crown, mask and the amethyst bowls. I have the same cabbage plates and use them a lot. Visiting from The Tablescaper.

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    1. Babs: You can ALWAYS celebrate Mardi Gras, no matter where you are! Thanks for visiting!
      ~N

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  10. What a fun and festive table. I adore the crowns sitting around. I have the same green plates hadn't thought about pairing them with a fun bright color, you've set my wheels in motion. hugs ~lynne ~

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    1. Yes, indeed, Lynne! Get those crowns out; you can NEVER have too many!
      Happy Mardi Gras, and thank you for stopping by!
      ~N

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  11. Oh how pretty. Love the crowns and the masks, what a lovely table. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Hi Nancy, Love your table, especially the crowns! Thanks for the great tip on using the foam board on the outside table! I'm going to be doing this! Happy Mardi Gras!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. I also use the foam board for my formal dining table when I use a table cloth;much less expensive than a real pad! And I will definitely be trying to duplicate your chargers!
      ~N

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  13. Great table! I love your napkin rings and candle holders!!

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