Mardi Gras Tablescape, with a Springtime Blog Hop!

Mardi Gras comes later this year, it is tomorrow!  So, time for a tablescape featuring purple, green and gold.  I thought it would be the ideal table to bring out the green Depression glass grill plates.  I’ve had these for many years, and in the past we used them quite regularly, often for take out food.  It was fun to use them for eating fried chicken and fixin’s like we were in a diner.

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Green plates on purple chargers made it hard to see the pattern in the plates, so I put white napkins under the glass grill plates instead of on the left side.  Gold tone flatware was perfect for the Mardi Gras color palette on dark green placemats. Crystal drink glasses and individual salt and pepper shakers are added.

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The Depression glass dish pattern is called Cameo Ballerina.  The dancer can be seen in the center of the medallion with her arms lifted up high and her leg extended behind as she stands on the toes of one foot.  There is a garland draped around the edge.

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Each plate has eight ballerinas around the edge, with a beautiful center medallion.

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These purple ceramic bowls are a perfect addition to the place setting.  I like the flower shape with the matching plates.  They are a perfect size for a small salad or side dish, or perhaps dessert.  Oh, yes, these are a thrift store find!!

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In a nod to the usual March green, my Irish Coffee glass cups make a nice accent with their green lettering and shamrock.

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The centerpiece has my yellow ceramic basket full of greenery with white and yellow daffodils, along with purple flowers sitting on a purple, yellow and green table topper.  A king crown sits jauntily on top.  Bright and shiny beads in Mardi Gras colors cascade down the sides and puddle around the bottom.

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Two of my glitzy evening bags have Mardi Gras coins spilling out and around the basket.  A set of purple gloves adds recalls the elaborate costumes of the parades with coins and beads held on the palms.

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This one is covered in rhinestones and has a harlequin feel.

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The gold one is shiny and bright, and there is a purple coin standing up in the opening.  Gold, green and purple coins are scattered around.  I have a lot more of these coins now, having received a nice gift of them from a lovely reader last year.  Thanks, Susan!!

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So, there it is, a Mardi Gras table all ready to enjoy a great meal.

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Now for more fun, this week will be a Springtime Tablescape blog hop, coordinated by Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate.

See some of my other posts for Mardi Gras – 2018 Mardi Gras Tablescape, bake up some cookies at my Mardi Gras Cookie Party, and make a Mardi Gras Mini Quilt!

Are you going to have a fun Fat Tuesday?

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38 thoughts on “Mardi Gras Tablescape, with a Springtime Blog Hop!

  1. Beautiful as always. I love the green depression glass. I have a serving bowl with little “feet” in the green and it is a favorite for salads and fruit. The little purses make it seem as though the King left his abundance for you on the table!

  2. Rita C.

    Perfect timing and display for tying Spring and Mardi Gras together, with a little nod toward St. Patrick’s Day as well! Those green depression plates are a rare pattern to find, especially in good shape – lucky you! I love purple and green together with gold in spring flower displays (thinking pansies and daffodils), so this appeals to me beyond Fat Tuesday. Love your centerpiece display with the jewels and coins spilling from your accessories. A girl after my own vintage purse-loving heart.

  3. Carole, what a lovely Mardi Gras table. The green depression glass is so pretty and layered over the purple chargers makes for a beautiful stack! Your centerpiece is perfect for Fat Tuesday and I love the use of your vintage evening bags!

  4. Your Mardi Gras centerpiece is just dripping with fun! I have never been to Mardi Gras but imagine it to be just like your centerpiece! Love the little purple flower bowls. Very festive!!

  5. I am definitely ready to take in all of the festivities and parties for Mardi Gras just looking at your jubilant table. Your centerpiece made up with crowns, coins, jewels and purses is grand and majestic. Perfect for the occasion. I have always been in love with depression glass of any color. It is so lovely for your table. Let the party begin!

  6. I love all the colors! Perfect mix of spring, Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day. The ballerina pattern is so pretty, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that before. And your evening bags are gorgeous!! I’m looking forward to seeing all the beautiful tables this week and am excited about being included! Have a great one! Hugs!

  7. I love your centrepiece! Such fun Mardi Gras must be!! Your depression glass plates are lovely. I especially love how they are divided! But, those deep purple flower dishes are my favourite! What a fun table to celebrate Mardi Gras and welcome in spring!

  8. Carole, I love the ballerina pattern of green Depression Glass and I have a whole set that I collected over the years including 12 of the flat and 12 of the grill dinner plates. They are such fun. I also have a rare mayo compote that nearly broke the bank and that was over 20 years ago. LOL What a find with the purple flower dishes, which make your pretty Mardi Gras table stand out. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you.

  9. Felicia Hamlin

    Wow! I am so glad I found your blog, Carole! I am really, really, enjoying your post, but most especially the ones with your tablescapes and your friends’ tablescapes. You are so gifted with your quilting and your decorating, etc. Have a great day.

  10. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Beautiful tablescape!! I just love the colors of Mardi Gras!! And of course, Irish green! LOL

  11. Sylvia E Anderson

    Carole…..What can I possibly say, that everyone else has already said? I agree with everything that has been said and think your tablescape makes me want to sit at the table and just look at every little item you’ve used to create this colorful and remarkable version of Mardi Gras. Love it!

  12. Fun Carole! I love Mardi Gras and you captured the frivolity and opulence of the holiday with your centerpiece! I love how you tucked in the Irish coffee mug! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  13. Rosemaryflower

    Carole, this is so pretty. I adore all of your fancy dishes, really really pretty colors.

    I know you are coming out with the second part of the Scrap Dance Minuet, and I am just starting choosing fabrics and cutting LOLOL seriously, I have been busy.
    I have one little question. The “back ground” fabric. Should those be cut from the same
    fabric or can they all just be light colored or low volume fabrics?
    Could I do two different fabrics, like light yellow and a matching light yellow low volume (for example)????
    Have a fun day,

  14. Chloe Crabtree

    How fun to use a Mardi Gras theme to ring in Spring! I do LOVE Mardi Gras, I never seem to get around to celebrating it. Your green Depression Glass plates are beautiful . I have been looking for some green glass plates like those myself. The treasures tumbling out onto your table are the perfect centerpiece! Thank you so much for joining in another hop!

  15. Carole, what a fun yet lovely table! Great color combination with some fab tableware, and what a creative, pretty centerpiece you created for the occasion.

  16. Carole, I love the colors, the fun centerpiece, and of course–your gorgeous Depression glass! Happy to be joining you for the Spring Tablescape Hop this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  17. Sandra Garth

    The good times would surely roll with this pretty table. Your choice of dinnerware is on point and the purple ceramic bowls are so pretty. Using the handbags as part of the centerpiece was brilliant. Gathering great ideas like these is so much fun, thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Carnival is a very serious affair, here in Italy: we have a lot of traditions, and everyone (not only children…) love to wear an artistic costume and have fun on “Martedì grasso” night . So, a tablescape that combines Carnival & Spring is simply perfect for me! Bravo!

  19. Bonnie Morgan

    Carole, I love your green depression glass plates. I did not know about the Cameo Ballerina pattern. I will be looking more closely at plates from now on.
    I also like your pretty vintage evening bags and how you incorporated them in your tablescape.
    Clever and creative centerpiece.

  20. Laissez les bon temps rouler and Happy Fat Tuesday Carole! What beautiful Depression Glass! The Cameo Ballerina design is such a pretty surprise, I’m glad you pointed the little ballerina out or I would have missed her. The edges of your purple flower shape bowls and plates remind me of a fleur-de-lis. Love your festive centerpiece with the addition of your evening bags spilling the doubloons spilling out! As always it’s a pleasure to have a virtual seat at your table and blog hop with you. ♥

  21. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, I was here yesterday and decided to go and take a look at the other blogs…I forgot to come back. LOL. I remembered while I was going through emails this morning. I am in love with all of your purple dishes. Especially the flower bowls, they are unique and purple is my favorite color. They really add such a beautiful fun touch to your setting. You are so creative when it comes to doing this, Carole. Every item you have put on the table is a wonderful addition and they work together to create a fabulous place to enjoy a meal with friends. Thank you for sharing your awesome talents with us!! Have a fantastic day!

  22. Carole, I have a set of pink dogwood depression grill plates that I plan to use for my tablescape this week. I’ve never seen the Cameo Ballerina’s before…they’re fabulous! I just love the green and purple color scheme you chose. I collect vintage handbags, so your Mardi Gras centerpiece immediately caught my eye. It’s a pleasure to join you on this hop. Happy Spring!

  23. Beautiful Mardi Gras tablescape Carole, and perfect for today. I think that the green sherbet glasses I just found at the antique mall must be depression glass. Thanks for showing yours off. Love all the details from the beads to the crown in the centerpiece. Wonderful setting.

  24. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Such a pretty Mardi Gras table, Carole! I love your pretty depression glass. This is such a fun and happy table! It has been so much fun being on this hop with you!

  25. amberlyonferguson2017

    How fun and creative is this! I love those beautiful green Depression glass dishes! Great idea to use the white napkins to highlight the pattern. The Irish coffee glass mug is a great touch for March!

    So happy to be hopping with you! Have a happy spring!

  26. Carole, what a fun table. You can get so many uses with these colors. Those depression green plates are so pretty. Such a great plate stack. The centerpiece is so fun and colorful for Fat Tuesday.

  27. Michelle James

    What a beautiful Spring Tablescape! The dishes with the ballerinas are so pretty and I love the colors you used. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  28. lynnemyfamilythyme

    Such a fun spring table! It is so inspiring! I love the color of those beautiful depression glass plates. I am so happy to be on this blog hop with you!

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