Friday, March 11, 2011

Pink and Green and Mardi Gras Parade

Another week just went by and it is weekend again and so it is time to go sightseeing or attend an event or go shopping. It's also time to show some pinks. Today I will show you more photos of the Mardi Gras parade

I am linking with Beverly for Pink Saturday at

I am also linking with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday at

My pink and green contribution for Pink Saturday is my Spode Tea set in Emma's Garland pattern.

We will have tea by the pool and fountain.

I used my Meissen napkin rings. These are my favorite of all my napkin rings, probably equal to my other favorite pewter peacocks.

Bird flatware

A mini pink teapot and bunny S&P shakers in cloches and a rose topiary serve as my centerpiece.

The teacup set is a Bavarian Tirschenreuth. I have a tea set matching these cups but I'll use them next time. I just like the bold colors and prints of Emma's Garland and prefer to use this set now. It is so spring-y.

Now, here come the Mardi Gras floats.

It was a lot of fun watching the parade and catching beads.
Thanks to Beverly and the Tablescaper for hosting these fun events and thank to you all for coming by.


lvroftiques said...

Christine as always your tablescape is wonderful! I sure wish I could join you by that pool for the partay girlfriend! The Mardi Gras parade looks like a blast too. You're so lucky to be living in the sunny south! Vanna

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautiful porch setting! You always do such a fantastic job! Lovely!
I love the touch of the little teapot and bunnies under glass. HOW cute is that?? :)

Wonderful shots of the parade...thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Your beautiful porch! It makes me want to be there just as much as I wanted to go to the parade. Thank you for showing me the pictures.

Susan said...

Your pool area and table scape is gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Lovin' that great colorful table Christine! The napkin rings are beautiful, and it sure looks like a nice March day-enjoy:@)

Regina said...

Wow beautiful pool side.
This so festive Christine!
Happy Pink Saturday!
" R e g i n a "

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful place setting. Love the pattern of the dishes and that flatware. It already looks like spring at your house. You are about two weeks ahead of us on the leaves coming out.

Marlis said...

It was soo much fun seeing the floats. Thank you for sharing that with us. I especially liked the one with the lit up palm tree. Your meissen napkin rings are soo absolutely beautiful, ooh i can just feel the smoothness of the china and the crisp edges of the beautiful blooms. Goes very well with your Spode, which is quite lovely. So glad I'm catching up. Liked the cloches from the previous post too. Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your comments, they make my day.

Kay Ellen said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Have a blessed weekend:))

Kay Ellen

Blondie's Journal said...

Your Spode tea set is just lovely, Christine! It all goes so well with the pot of flowers on the table and the flowers around your table. You really have a lot blooming right now! I love the way you have the napkins folded and yes, the napkin rings are beautiful!

Thanks for sharing your pictures of the parade...parades bring out the child in me!! ;-D


Unknown said...

Love your beautiful and colorful tablescape! Happy Carnaval!


Deanna said...

Loved your napkin rings and what a fun tea set! Awesome photos of the Mardi Gras.

Happy Pink and Green Saturday
Deanna :D

P.S. Loved that wacky slide by the swimming pool :)

Kathy said...

My goodness that's gorgeous - love your dishes - the napkins, napkin rings...everything - So beautiful and such a relaxing setting -
I hope you have a great weekend,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!! What a fantastic post!! First, a feast for these tired Winter eyes!! Your tea set just screams Spring and Summer and setting up that sweet tea table pool side was a sheer delight!!
And the parade..... wonderful! Of course, I love the Pink Flamingo Float the best!!



Dolores said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful and peaceful looking area you have.
The dishes are so pretty!!!

Unknown said...

Lush, elegant, inviting ... your silverware is awesome.
Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~


Kathleen said...

I love that flowered china! So beautiful!

Richard Cottrell said...

As usual so beautiful, your china, napkins and love, love the flatware. The parade must have been fun. Thanks for stopping by. Richard


Dear Christine thanks for your visit and comment.
As always, your table is gorgeous, from the Meissen rings to your china and tea set. Beautiful your patio and pool. Great pics of Mardi Gra.
Have a fun weekend.

C'est moi Claudette said...

OMG I want to jump in that pool Christine...I was just telling Randy how inviting your home always looks. Your setting is truly the preetierst I've senn. The pink and green compliment each other.
LOVED the parade. COOL...
Happy PS my friend.
Love Claudie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Lovely tablescapes as usual! And your day looked warm and sunny!

What a fun parade too!

I just wanted to stop and say hello!!! I should be finishing with my picking up of my art and sewing stuff! our daughter is bringing home her boyfriend for us to meet :o) But wanted to stop and say hello my friend!
trying to squeeze in a little blog time :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

The table is so pretty.And even a pool. Have a safe and fun week Laura

Diann said...

This is just lovely Christine! The teaset is wonderful. I love the bright colors and design Your whole table is just wonderful! Love it all.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Great photos of the parade! I am still in awe of the mermaid cloche...and your beautiful pool and tables! Love the napkin rings, too! You are a wonderful decorator! ♥

Lynn said...

Actually, I was born in Mississippi (Jackson) but I have lived in CA for 44 years! I taught school and raised my kids in So. Cal (Orange County) and we now live in northern CA. (Shasta Co) I will connect with you if I ever get to MS again!

Maggie said...

Hi Christine,
This was a super post to read, the Mardi Gras parade looked like great fun.
Your tea table is delightful and what a gorgeous setting out by the pool, mind if I sit for a while and enjoy the view?

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful, warm tablescape!..Nice blog you got.


Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

All the pink is just beautiful! And so is the view of the pool. Our pool is still covered with snow. -pout- ,-)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Christine, you have the prettiest dishes and what a fabulous setting to enjoy them in! That bunny under glass is so cute looking at us! I am looking forward to seeing the rest of that teaset! Linda

The Tablescaper said...

Love this tea set and it's vibrance. What a great way to usher in the warmer weather! Great flatware and so delicate glorious napkin rings.

Thank you for bringing your sweet table to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

ElleX said...

I love your tablescape! Especially the Spode Tea Set - it's just gorgeous!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Christine,

What a pretty vignette by the pool; those parade floats are so much fun also!

Thanks for visiting and joining us for last week's TTTT and also for my 73rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', as well! ~

Your darling 'bunnies at tea' post was so colourful and adorable last week, also!.., Just too cute!

..,(My apologies;I was out of the office and therefore unable to pop by until now)..,

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Self Sagacity said...

I miss Mardi Gras. It is one of the greatest thing Louisiana has to offer, besides the French Quarter and porboys! I grew up there and still trying to find a way to take my family back.

Debbiedoos said...

WOW Christine, your home is bursting with fresh Spring colors already. I am getting there. What a fun looking parade! I love it.

Sue said...

Oh, such pretty china and to be able to set a table out by the pool gives me hope for warmer weather to come.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh sigh Christine!
I love that table! Oh, do I love that table!
Beautiful tea-set and the cloches are the cutest ever~
That is some wonderful parade too!
Hugs friend,

Lui said...

I love that spread and the parade!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful colorful table to have tea on.
The parade looks like it was fun!

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