Monday, March 3, 2014

Mardi Gras and Fleur de Lis

After having temps in the 70's over the weekend, the cold front is here again, 25 degrees out there right now. So, why not just set a festive mardi gras table inside? After all, it is already Fat Tuesday.
 

I pulled out a gold and purple April Cornell tablecloth that I won from her tablescape contest a few years ago. I think it would be the perfect color. I added the masks that I bought from the Dollar store.
I bought the plates from TJ Maxx a long time ago and they are just marked "Artistic Accents" in the back. The fleur de lis plate chargers are from a store downtown that I bought several years ago also.
The clown napkin rings were from New Orleans from our last trip there and the Fleur de lis flatware were from Horchow or Neiman Marcus on line from a few years ago.
The clown that I placed inside a cloche was from the New Orleans French flea market from many years ago.
 
I cannot remember where I kept my beads. But there was an estate sale in our neighborhood last Saturday where John and I went. It was amazing how everything in the house including big furniture, sold out within 5 min. from the time they opened. Cars were parked an hour before they opened. John passed by them on his way to the hospital. Luckily these beads were still in the garage so I just bought them all for $5.
 
I told John we won't have any problem selling our household items and furniture if we ever decide to move.


I like these stemware. They are fun and I bought them from the other vendors in the antique mall where I used to rent a booth before.




The fleur de lis tea set is also from New Orleans. Although I bought the set from maybe 4 years ago, this is the first time I used it. It did not come with a sugar and creamer so I just used my pewter ones.



I hope you enjoyed my colorful table. Thank you so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits. I am linking with the following hostesses and I appreciate them hosting  these memes very much too. A BIG thank you to all!
 
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Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home

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24 comments:

Debbie said...

Am I the very first to get here? Well, that's a first.

I LOVE this table, Christine. The colors are fabulous, and it just screams Mardi Gras. My favorite is a toss up between the table setting itself and those festive goblets. Just so perfect that I want to toss you some beads! LOL

Snap said...

Wonderful Mardi Gras tablescape. So colorful. You find the most wonderful things. You are ready to celebrate! Bring on the beads and masks! The fleur de lis tea set is perfect for Mardi Gras. Happy Tea Day!

Beth Laverty said...

Beautiful tablescape, as usual, for Mardi Gras. I like how you tie it all together though the items were gathered from many places.

Terri said...

Gorgeous table scape! Mardi Gras is a wonderful theme to cheer up wintery days. Your table looks amazing!
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a colourful table, Christine. It's perfect for Mardi Gras. Love the fun touches. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ruth Weston said...

I LOVE your bright colored table! Perfect for Mari Gras! The china is great, I love your jester under cloche and the fleur d lis teapot is perfect! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Creations By Cindy said...

Love all the bright colors! Everything is so cute and festive! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I love this bright, colorful , festive table that is perfect for Mardi gras, Christine! And those mugs are super fun!

Let the good times roll! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

xo

Sheila

Martha's Favorites said...

Only you my friend would set such an amazing Mardi Gras table. Everything is perfect. I love it all. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your Masrdi gra tablescape is so colorful, festive and full of great and fun elements that make it fabulous, Christine! I love it! I was going to atempt at one, but got too busy with the girls that are here, so I did one for Spring for them instead. We do celeb Carnaval here too, this weekend is long, we start tomorrow back to normal, lol! Our weather is also late 70's and sunny.
Hugs,
FABBY

Marigene said...

What a fabulous Mardi Gras table, Christine...everything is so colorful, starting with the tablecloth, to the dishes, to the stemware...♥ it all. Great deal on the beads, too.

Manhattan Image and Style said...

Gorgeous!

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

A Very festive table setting for a cold, dreary day!
Wow - They did sell out fast at the estate sale.

Sarah said...

Happy Mardi Gras, Christine. Your table is filled with color and festive fun.

Vel Criste said...

ooooh, love all the colors and pattern Christine!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your Mardi Gras tablescapee is one of the prettiest I've seen. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh my goodness- I love the dishes, fleur de-lis flatware and the stemware! You have some great elements for a Mardi Gras table! Love all the festive colors!

All The Pretty Dishes said...


What a fun tablescape!! Those dishes are awesome and I love the goblets. You did a great job putting it all together.

Scribbler said...

Hope you had great fun at this fabulous table for Mardi Gras!]

Ann Krucek said...

Wow!! This table has celebration written all over it!! What a fabulous, fun Mardi Gras party. I think I would have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to part with if and when I have to move!!! Although it would be a compliment to anyone's taste to have it all sold in 5 minutes!!!

Bernideen said...

I love the way you always incorporate teapots into your lovely table settings! This is beautiful and such an array of colors!

catskillblogger said...

Very festive!

Micupoftea said...

Wow- festive colors, nice details! Great table. Happy March :)

Traci said...

LOVE this table! It's so colorful & festive!! It's like a breath of fresh air after this awful, gloomy weather we've been having.

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