Monday, January 2, 2012

A little bit of Mardi Gras in my life

My Louisiana roots have me thinking about Mardi Gras season.  Most Louisianians put up Mardi Gras decorations right after Christmas.  

My mantel has my small collection of my favorite Mardi Gras things.

You just about need anything purple, gold and green.  A few fleur de lis here and there and done.

A fun jester sits amongst the lights and greenery.  He was a gift from my sister in Baton Rouge.

A New Orleans photographer's work, Johnny Donnels, fits in well.  The priest print is called "morning meditations" and the smaller original photograph is "the eye of the storm".

I had to get creative with this area, because I "put away" the framed artwork I had hanging there before Christmas.  I "put it away" so well, I can't find it.  I'm sure it will show up.  

The festive martini glass was a gift from a  Louisiana best friend and crowns always work well and help add that touch of royalty.

Very fun and festive and I get to enjoy some of my Christmas lights just a while longer. 

Silver tiered fleur de lis tray - Bombay Company - I miss that store
Ceramic ornament first picture - Glory Haus - It's a Party local boutique
Crown with a Tyler candle in the center - Hobby Lobby clearance
Silver compote - Round Top Flea Market
Silver Glitter garland - Wisteria

Sharing with:
Tabletop Tuesday and Marty


  1. Lori, I'm a Louisiana native, too; and as soon as I saw your post, I had to come over!! LOVE your decor!! The fleur de lis and the crown caught my eye immediately! LOVE IT ALL!

  2. We lived in Baton Rouge for 8 years and really miss the Mardi Gras season! Thanks for sharing your decor. I especially love the ornaments in the tiered server -- so pretty!

  3. Love It! Love Louisiana !Thanks for sharing,Happy New year!

  4. Oh how fun, I love your Mardi Gras decor. I still havn't been, but it is on my bucket list. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. That is awesome and so much more fun after Christmas than just the same old normal thing! I love all the purple, green and gold! So fun!

  6. I love your Mardi Gras decor. I did my front door, I will probably post it tomorrow.I lived in Louisiana a year or so and now I consider it home.

  7. Howdy! I am originally from Louisiana and I too decorate each year for the big M.G. Like your decorations. Have not put mine out yet...u should check out one of my old post & u can see the decorations from 2011! Always fun to get ideas from blog friends. Thanx for sharing, Tiffany

  8. Just dropping by to say hi and love your mardi gras decor!! Taking away some inspiration! Stop by sometime to visit with my friend and me at

  9. My house seems so blah with all my Christmas decorations all packed up and put away. This is such a clever idea to keep a bit of the bling going for a few more days. Great idea! Happy New Year, Lori!

  10. You know I love it Lori...the colors for Mardi gras are just soooo fun. I want to go someday. Happy New year to you.

  11. Ahhh...LOVE IT! And this year you are ahead of me; I'm still putting Christmas away, but it will hopefully all be purple, gold and green by the big LSU game next week!

  12. Finally got a chance to stop by, love it all girl!!! we had a grand baby on new years eve so pretty busy around here, but had to drop by and see what you've been up....those tables are to die for girl!

  13. Hello Lori! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I checked out your creamer collection and then jumped over to check out your Mardi Gras post. I am still taking down Christmas but I will be decorations one of my Christmas trees for Mardi Gras. I'll try to post about it soon!

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