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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras Tablescape Revisited:


This morning, I was working on visiting those of you who have left me sweet comments recently.  On my hop over to Kathy Johnson's "Catching Happiness: "Throw Me Something Mister!"",  I was reading her fascinating facts about Mardi Gras, which began today.  In America, Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans, a place that I have only been to once and really want to go to again.  

Back when I was doing tablescapes right and left, I made one for Mari Gras.  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


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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.   


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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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other tablescape that I made yesterday.  Thank you!



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4 comments:

Hart Johnson said...

I'd sure love to get to a Mardi Gras--or better yet, Carnival in Rio. My hometown had a really fun Mardi Gras when i was growing up (Moscow, Id) but I think it is smaller now than it used to be.

Love your table and fun accessories. I think my favorite pic is the one with the beads really close in the foreground and the table behind it--love the layered look.

Little Nell said...

It's called 'Carnival' here and of course, with the South American influence there are lots of costumes and parades. I like your tin and the peacock feathers!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Very festive--you need to go back to New Orleans and get yourself one of the beautiful Mardi Gras masks to go with your tablescape!

Arkansas Patti said...

What an amazing spread. Shades of New Orleans. Love those Buffett hats. I'm a big fan.

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