Tuesday, March 8, 2011
It's time to set the table for this weeks fun! I know that some of our southern tables from the Gulf Coast are in full party mode for Mardi Gras. Well, even though Virginia isn't Mardi Gras country....why miss a good party? I've never been to the "Big Easy", so this is my modified version. I hope you'll visit Susan, our tablescape hostess at "Between Naps on the Porch" for tabletop fun from all over blogland.
Welcome to my Mardi Gras table.....Virginia style.
Come on and join the party....there's always room for you!
This truly is a Mardi Gras mask that was given to a friend of mine from work.....true friends lend you stuff off their walls for tablescaping! Thanks Lori!
My little "French Quarter" topper was from my mantle.
These aren't official Mardi Gras masks.....but I used them because I hate to have a "bare backside" to my centerpiece.....although from what I hear about Mardi Gras......Well, Never Mind!
Colorful beads and golden coins add to the party theme. I've used green, gold and purple which I believe are the traditional Mardi Gras colors....but I may be wrong about that, since I've never been.
My amethyst stems were my choice of glassware. I sort of like the view of the mask through a purple lens.
A few golden coins in my antique champagne glasses. I found those on the St. Patrick's isle of the craft store....the only thing I could find for my Mardi Gras table in this area -----maybe I would have had more luck at one of the party stores.....but no time in my schedule to go look.
Golden napkins tied up with our party colors and a peacock feather.
White dinner plates ....as an afterthought, I wish I had used my black and white checked salad plates on top.
I found these glass gold rimmed chargers on eBay several years ago....I've never seen them again. I've used these for many tablescapes.
Since I don't own any golden hued flatware.....I decided that my Treble Clef was the best for this party table.
An overview of my "not quite" Mardi Gras table.
Overview of the centerpiece feathers of fun!
Time to light the candles and say......well certainly not "goodnight".....but "Come on Baby let the good times roll!" Happy Mardi Gras!