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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tablescape #10 - Mardi Gras Table:

Here is my version of a Mardi Gras Tablescape, using what I had on hand:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Kathy Matthews
We bought these Jimmy Buffett hats in Las Vegas a couple of years ago.

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I haven't been to Mardi Gras, but I was in New Orleans a decade ago.  That is where I got this little jester magnet.

 Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

You probably recognize Emily and the other things.  I don't have a limitless supply, so I reuse things from time to time.

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Here is a close up of the other Jimmy Buffett hat and those one of those peacocks from the thrift store.


Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Do you like the shadows?  The beauty of shadows is that they add another dimension.   

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
I liked the soft lighting on this shot.


Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Here is the front view with a huge shadow.

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Well, the rest are repeats with different angles and lighting.  
I sure hope that you enjoy them!

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The quilt and the peacocks were my 
inspiration pieces for this tablescape.
 The lamp was my Grandma T.'s
 
 Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oh, the quilt.  My Dad's Grandma J. made it for my Grandma and Grandpa J. for their wedding gift around 75 years ago.  They were all living in Arkansas then. 

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
More beads!

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The china is "Sylvia". by Noritake.  
The silverware is "Louisiana", by Oneida.

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Those good old fake peppers that seem to 
bring folks comfort and joy!

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Some old favorites.

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of  Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Well that's it for today.  I hope that you enjoyed the photos.  I have a second set that I will post for Shadow Shot Sunday showing this tablescape by candlelight.

I am submitting this post to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch's Tabletop Thursday.  For many beautiful table settings, please click here to go see more, when Thursday gets here: Tablescape Thursday.


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Please scroll down or "click here" to go see the 
other tablescape that I made yesterday.  Thank you!



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15 comments:

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table. That quilt for a tablecloth is perfect.

Donnie said...

I think you have made it even better this time. Loved the peppers.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Donnie! I posted while I was working on it because I had so many photos (that were all in HTML code) and I didn't want to lose anything.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I was just kidding about been lazy! You're so sweet. I'm so glad you got me here, your table is gorgeous, I can't stop looking at all your details, the tbcloth,all the colours, you're very talented to put together such an artistic table! I looove it!

XOXO
FABBY

Rachel said...

I think you covered everything on your tablescape! I have to admit I do have a favorite and it is the peacocks! Gorgeous :)
Visiting from Tablescape Thursday!
~Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you very, very much, Fabby and Rachel. Oh, those pretty peacocks? .50 each .... score!

liberal sprinkles said...

very very nice! I love those round boxes, are they lacquered? Gorgeous table fit for a great party!

Martha Cavazos Fipps said...

Very nice!

Is the "Hurt Not the Earth" box a lunch box? Where did you find that? That is one of my absolutely favorite Mary Engelbreit works, I have the 16x20 in my office (I work in environmental education). I would love to find that for my collection. I have many of Mary's environmental themed works framed.

Martha in McKinney Texas
MCSQRD29@aol.com

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Grace and Martha.

Grace, the round boxes are painted tins that I found at a garage sale long ago.

Martha, I bought those at Hiron's Drug Store in Eugene, Oregon ... they used to have a huge selection, I'm not sure if they still do or not. You might check on Mary Engelbreit.com

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow I love your tablescape. The beads on the chandelier is fancy. And your dish I love it too. And your tablecloth is that a quilt? Love it! Thanks for sharing your tablescape.

lulumusing said...

Using what you have on hand works for me! Being a quilt nut, I like that added touch on your festive table.
Thanks, Kathy, for visiting.

mississippi artist said...

I love the peacocks and the beads, very Mardi Gras looking. Such a beautiful quilt! And of course I love the cross.

LV said...

I do believe you had more than enough for this great table setting. Never saw so many pretty things in one place.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi everybody! Thanks for visiting and leaving your sweet comments. Now I'm off to see you, if I haven't already. :>)

Marigene said...

Now, that is a festive table if I have ever seen one...love it! the little peacock birds roosting in the champagne flutes are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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