It’s that time of year again! Mardi Gras!! It has been referred to as a season here in Louisiana. Several neighboring towns have parades but to see the big boys you have to go to New Orleans! Can you believe that I have lived in Louisiana my entire life and have never been to a parade in New Orleans? When I was growing up, my parents wouldn’t take us because there are some wild people partying down there! Now that I grown with a family, I’ve never wanted to brave the traffic and the crowds!
Ok, on the the tablescape! I have a little Louisiana reflected in the crawfish and alligator beads draped around the centerpiece.
The centerpiece is a glass vase filled with beads and inserted with a couple of shiny things I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I started to use a gold tablecloth and then I thought, why not white? I’m glad that I did because it really makes everything POP!
I love the plate chargers! I topped it with a green glass plate and white and gold trimmed salad plates. I found these green plates at a yard sale this past summer. The lady had a tall stack of them and I got them all!! The salad plate is Noritake Richmond pattern. To see how I made the chargers, click here.
I used the shiny masks on top of the napkins to break up the white of the plate and napkin. My purple napkins were a different shade and I think there was enough gold here already!
because I used gold flatware!
Purple glasses are from Old Time Pottery and the green goblets are a yard sale find.
This set of beads is from the New Orleans Zulu parade.
This is a member of the Krewe of Zulu parade in 2011. To read more about this, click on the picture. It will take you to a newspaper article.
Here King Zulu meets with King Rex! Beads from the Krewe of Rex parade are draped over the mask in the first picture. To read more about this news clip, click on the picture!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the little extra info on Mardi Gras. I could go on for days about the history of it!
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