It's Mardi Gras time!
This is my first Mardi Gras table! I scoured around the house looking for some way to do a tablescape using purple, gold and green! I was convinced I had nothing to work with but as it turns out I did! I did go buy the beads though- had to have them!
While creating this I was thinking about the Garden District, metal gates and fences, and of course the fleur de-lis symbol. I made a ring of foam and plunged tulip heads into it to add a little "garden district" feel to the tablescape.
I had purple placemats, gold chargers, gold flatware, purple and white dishes and green goblets that brought all the colors in that represent Mardi Gras so well.
Let's imagine dining in the late afternoon before heading into to enjoy the festivities!
I used lots of festive beads from top to bottom.
This flower pot resembles a crown and the fern brought in some more "garden district" to my New Orleans style Mardi Gras table. After reading up on the Garden District in NOLA I know that's where I'd be heading first!
This gold tone metal candle votive and the three tier metal stand were chosen as a nod to the fences and gates of New Orleans.
I had fun draping the beads on the chandelier! Anyone who has visited Ron at The Uptown Acorn will see many Mardi Gras images since he lives in the heart of NOLA! He has an amazing collection of local art and Mardi Gras related items.
I hope you liked my NOLA inspired Mardis Gras Table! Thank you for joining me. Now let's eat and let the good times roll!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!