It is Carnival season, essentially the month of January all the way to Fat Tuesday, which is February 13 this year. Another sewing day is planned, but I’m not quite sure when it will be. So far, we haven’t been able to figure out when we can do another for reasons of weather and dates not meshing. However, it will be soon, and I know we will have a great pot luck lunch. So, it seemed like a Mardi Gras Tablescape would do nicely for the time of year. Any excuse for a party, LOL!!
I found a lot of shiny bead strings last year after the holiday, so of course I snapped them up. I got out the crown I use for this holiday table, set it at an angle using a candle holder for a prop and draped the beads over it. The candles have metallic gold candles. Glittery gold and purple apples fill the lettuce leaf bowls on each end, the only green bowls I have.
I added my purple gloves as a nod to the costumes generally worn during the street parades, and scattered some genuine Mardi Gras purple and green coins around.
For the place settings, I found these paper napkins last year as well, and snapped up 2 packs of them using one last year. The purple was perfect for Mardi Gras, and I just threw them in my Mardi Gras plastic bin so I could find them this year. They are the long dinner style, and this year they were unfolded to use as placemats.
Set on top are gold chargers. The goldtone flatware is my newest addition to my tablescaping stash. Last fall I borrowed a friend’s gold flatware and just couldn’t get my mind off it. So, browsing ebay for several months to get an education on what was available, one came on the market at a steal and I snapped it up on a buy-it-now. The gold tones are wonderful with the chargers and the theme of the table.
I added white stoneware dinner plates and the color block salad plates with the purple, green, yellow and blue edge. I think those salad plates will go on ebay after our lunch. I’ve had them for a few years now.
The gold napkins are held with gold wire napkin rings with green beads. Yes, these are the ones from the Amazing Story.
A dark green tablecloth is the base for the settings, and those light purple paper napkins contrast well.
Crystal wine glasses for water, with the two ends getting the pretty ones with the gold trim.
So, now all we need is a date, and some food. I’ll add place cards when I know who will be here. I think a shrimp quiche would fit the them, don’t you?
Make a Mardi Gras Mini Quilt with the free pattern on that post.
What are your plans for Mardi Gras?