Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mardi Gras Fun!

February is full of fun holidays!
I'm sharing a tablescape for Mardi Gras!
I lived in New Orleans for many years in the '70's and have many fond memories of Mardi Gras parades and catching beads and doubloons!
I used the traditional colors of green, gold and purple
The centerpiece was my inspiration
Using candles, beads and 1970's doubloons 
I added a dollar store mask and tinsel garland
The place mats are the backside of some with a pattern on the front.  
I like the plain gold linen look.
A bright green charger bought at WalMart (?) a few years ago start the plate stack!  The gold plate was found at the thrift shop last week for 1/2 price
I don't have much in the way of purple but these salad plates were a gift from my friend Terry and are a soft purple.  The gold ramekin was also a thrift shop find.
Pale gold napkins with a darker gold napkin ring pick up colors on the table
Glassware was fun to add! 
 I used a green swirl boopie water glass and a dark purple wine glass
Bright green flatware found at GW are perfect
The Dollar Tree mask is just fun
I had the candles in my stash 
and put them on candle holders to get different heights
I am happy how this simple tablescape turned out!
I like the plate stack and all the patterns and textures mixed together
Thanks for joining me as I share this table at
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish!

Wishing You JOY,

Linda


30 comments:

Kathe said...

Your table would be perfect with my tree Linda! I love it as much as you do! Those green boopies caught my eye of course, so much like Candlewick. And your stack of dishes are perfect! I love the centerpiece you put together too :-)

Cheri said...

Very Mardi Gras looking. You must have a boat load of dishes with all the wonderful tablescapes you do?

Nellie said...

Love it, Linda! We're short on Mardi Gras things around here.:-( Your table looks very festive! xo Nellie

Deb said...

Very pretty, Linda. Love the colours.

Marcia Pilar said...

LOVE it all, especially the way you set up the candles. I visited New Orleans back the the late 80's. It was so much fun, especially the food. The food was AMAZING.
I haven't heard of The Dish party. Must check it out.
Thanks for sharing, Linda.
XOXO's

Marcia Pilar said...

Meant to say Let's Dish.
Bedtime for me. ;)

Chatty Crone said...

Girl you are ready to PAR TAY!

Susan said...

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" What a beautiful tablescrape; I'm looking forward to Fat Tuesday; my mother always made pancakes, but I prefer doughnuts. I'm throwing some beads your way, XOXO

Susan said...

That was a very pretty tablesetting, Linda. Very colorful and festive! Loved the mask. I didn't know you lived in New Orleans. It is an amazing place! Susan

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love your mask and candles and how everything blends!! My sister lives in Louisiana and has asked me to come out every year!! Maybe next Feb. when I retire I'll be able to make it out that way!! Looks like they have way too much fun!! And you TOO!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the mixture of the colors you have used, the photos are just so vivid and fresh...perfect for the holiday...thanks for sharing this...lots of good ideas of the colors that look wonderful together...

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You are so clever. Just using the tri colored candles makes such a fun but easy center piece.

Jacqueline said...

The colors are just stunning and your centerpiece is perfect. What beautiful candles. Everything is so festive. You did a marvelous job on the table.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table looks great Linda! Love the fun centerpiece, Mardi Gras colors are so cheerful-enjoy:@)

Debbiedoo's said...

This time of year is just fun with Mardi gras and all the festive colors. Your table is so pretty Linda.

Jemma said...

Love these colors-great vignette!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Linda,
You must have plates for every occasion under the sun! Very festive looking table today. What's for dinner?

Jane and Chris said...

Let's put on some music and dance!
Jane x

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love the colors. Your table is so festive...the mask sets the mood.

Curtains in My Tree said...


I never did make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, I know several people who did. I loved all the beads they brought back
Your table looks so fun

Marigene said...

I love it! Next year I am going to do a Mardi Gras table...I do have a mask somewhere in the house.
Those pale purple plates are gorgeous.
I envy you for having the opportunity to live in New Orleans, my favorite city in the country!

Ellie VanCaster said...

What a fun tablescape-I just love it.
You have a good weekend.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You are ready to LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!! Great tablescape!

ImSoVintage said...

What a fun Mardi Gras setting. I haven't been to Mardi Gras since the early 80s. Now sure I could handle it now :)
Hugs,
Laura

Melanie said...

Great tablescape - so fun and festive! I've only been to NO one time and that was as a teen (a loong time ago) and it didn't really count. I was on a tour bus with my high school band and we drove through on our way to Texas. I've heard it's a gorgeous city; I would love to truly visit one day.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the green glasses and the assorted dishes that all worked so well together.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

How fun! I love this, Linda. Your centerpiece is wonderful!!
Karen

The Tablescaper said...

Crazy flatware and I love those gray plates!

- The Tablescaper

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great table. Lucky to have experienced it.

Jenna LaFevor said...

I love New Orleans! It is my favorite city! I've never been to Mardi Gras...yet. Its on the bucket list! Your table looks great!

Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com