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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mardi Gras

It’s Fat Tuesday and time to…Mardi Gras 042
gather all your friends round the table to celebrate.
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Just pull out the glitz…
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…and glitter.
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Might you wear a mask to disguise yourself?
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There are many kinds.
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Some with feathers…
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Some that shine. Don’t forget the beads.
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Check out all of the shine – even the napkin ring. It’s iridescent and gold. I wanted a little more gold, so added a gold doily for just a bit more gold.
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This beautiful gilded Venetian pitcher and matching wine goblets was inherited from my husband’s family.
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The raised detail in the flower petals is amazing.

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The heavy gilding and intricate detail on the pitcher are beautiful.
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Just add good food and celebrate…for tomorrow begins the season of Lent.

  • Tablecloth and napkins(the inspiration for this table) – William Sonoma outlet
  • Picher and goblets – Venetian Glass
  • Brass candlestick holders – collected through the years
  • Purple charger – Target
  • Aqua dinner plate – Dollar Tree
  • Black salad plate – boxed set, possibly WalMart several years ago
  • Napkin rings – Christmas Tree Shop, several years ago
  • Gold and purple metal “ribbon” and footed gold centerpiece, Pier One
I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Come join in.
- The Tablescaper


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

The best yet....You are amazing....

Hope you will stop by mine. This is my ONE YEAR Blog Anniversary and prizes everyday....


Joyce said...

What a fun tablescape for Mardi Gras and I am ready to come on over for the King Cake.

Tardevil said...

Love this table. Has to be one of my favorites. Everything is perfect.

Tara said...

One of your best tablescapes!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, this is just amazing. I LOVE it. Everything is just done to perfection. Every dish and accessory is gorgeous. What a beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

It looks wonderful! It all came together beautifully!
That pitcher is amazing, what detail..
Now you can come look at mine, the ugly step sister. I used the same cloth, but didn't do Mardi Gras..The purple reminded me of the purple cloth they drape the statues in for Lent! LOL!! So mine is an Ash Wednesday table..:)
Hope you are having fun!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Could this table be any more GORGEUOS!!!!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wowzer! Love your amazing tablescape!

Lana said...

This is MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Lana Austin

Chandy said...

Ok, all I have to say is- WOW!

Patriotic Mom said...

How fun! I wish I was coming to the party. I have never seen such a stunning pitcher. The colors of the tablescape are mesmerizing. Joan

Mimi said...

What a fun, fun really is stunning. It just amazes me what you can do to a table...I am green with envy!

xinex said...

Wow! Fantastic mardi gras table. So festive!..Christine

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Wow! What a table!!! The linens are spectacular! All the details are so well put together! Great job!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oppulent and rich! Oh this tablescape is one-of-a-kind. Every detail is perfection. Purely Mardi Gras with all its gliz! You have outdone yourself. Thank you for sharing this great beauty! I'll be over in time for the king cake!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Wow this is just over-the-top gorgeous!! So rich and beautiful!

Dining Delight said...

Fabulously Fun! Love all the perfectly coordinated colours and accessories for Mardi Gras! That tablecloth is ideal! It would be terrific to be a guest at your party!


Chari at Happy To Design said...


Ohhh my...what an absolutely gorgeous table! It's truly magical! I love the bright colors of Mardi Gras! Your place settings are so pretty and so perfect! Ohhh...and your table linens are fabulous!!! That is such a pretty pattern! My friend, you really outdid yourself with the table the whimsical ambiance...and the pretty mardi gras masks!!! What a treat...thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Mardi Gras table with us!!!

Warmest wishes,

Sarah said...

This is fabulous! Love the textiles that were your inspiration. The detail is so wonderful and you added the perfect accents to highlight. Looks like a fun party!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Now that is one BEAUTIFUL tablescape. Great job! I had to go back and look again when I read you got some of the plates from Target and Walmart! WOW! Great job.


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A fabulous & fantastic settings.

Seems am invited to the Opera. Love it.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.

Tammy518 said...

I love it all, and the Venetian pitcher and wine glasses are amazing.

Rettabug said...

Sooooo deliciously gaudy, fun & over-the-top....just like Mardi Gras! You captured the essence of the party beautifully. I'm amazed at all your gorgeous gold stuff!!!! :D

Susan said...

This tablescape is amazing and beautiful! You really captured the colors, fun and feel of Mardi Gras! You always seem to outdo yourself!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Beautiful table!

Life Laugh Latte said...

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

Lori Lucas said...

I was SO going to do a Fat Tuesday table. I am glad I did not, as yours is just wonderful.....over the top wonderful. I love it!

Maryrose said...

Oh what a fun tablescape. I dont know much about Mardi Gras but your table makes me want to. Love it!!!!!!!!!!

Sharlotte said...

This table is so neat! The colors are perfect for Fat Tuesday...LOVE the richness of it all. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing!

koralee said...

Wow...this one is my favourite so far. All the detail that went into it my friend. So so lovely.xoxoxo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! Another fantastic tablescape!! Just great!


scrap_in_time said...

Done with all the opulence of Mardi Gras!! Fabulous!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lynn said...

Just having come back from the French Quarter in New Orleans, this post is delightful. My favorite color is purple so I love to do the French Quarter close to Fat Tuesday, but not too close, lol. We were there 10 days ago for 3 great days. We go for the jazz we both love and I love the photography and the French influence and the shops on Royal St for inspiration. Wonderful post!