Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Throw Me Something Mister!

It's Mardi Gras time in Louisiana!  and with that in mind, I set this week's table.  I used the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold. These colors are said to have been chosen by Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch Romanoff of Russia during a visit to New Orleans in 1872.  This doctrine was reaffirmed in 1892, when the Rex Parade theme "Symbolism of Colors" gave the colors their meanings, purple-justice, gold-power, and faith-green.


The decorative elements include a gold candlesticks and a traditional fleur-de-lis, in honor of the early French settlers who brought the celebration of Mardi Gras to Louisiana.  These items are accented with beads, doubloons and, of course, a Mardi Gras mask.

Since my cabinet, that houses my gold chargers, is currently blocked by my freezer, due to construction in my butler's pantry, I opted to encircle my gold rimmed plate (Noritake Richmond) with a Mardi Gras necklace.  Was that a run on sentence?  Oh well..  I used my gold flatware (garage sale) and a gold napkin accented with a slip of purple satin.  

The glasses are from Southern Living Home that I rescued from a house that was on the verge of being demolished.

Thank you for stopping by and please be sure to check out the other sites that I'm linking to:

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters

Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life



12 comments:

  1. Hi Tammy, I love all of the bright colors in your table! Beautiful! XO Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I appreciate the visit and kind words...Tammy

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  2. I am loving all the Mardi Gras tablescapes today!! The colors are so rich and elegant and everything look so festive! Great ideas...come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog.

    Karin

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    1. Thank you, Karin. I'm headed over to check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by...

      Tammy

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  3. Great Mardi Gras table setting!! thanks for sharing and inspiring..

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  4. Super Mardi Gras look for a table. I'm glad you had trouble getting to those chargers. I like your necklace idea. It's different and it really adds some pizzaz. You've got to have some pretty spectacular necklaces though - not just the kind the any old Mister can throw your way.

    Let the good times roll.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I hopped offer to your blog and checked out your frog tablescape. So Cute!!

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  5. Smart idea for the "charger"!!! That's the whole key to creativity: making due with what's available! Very nice!

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    1. Thanks, Alycia! I'm so glad you stopped by again.

      Tammy

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  6. Love your tablescape. Cute idea of the beads encircling your plates! So fun.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  7. Gorgeous tablescape. I love how you have used the beads in such creative and decorative ways. Beautiful placesettings and your accessories are fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Love your table! Thanks for sharing ! Follow me back! http://josthisandthat3.blogspot.com/

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