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.
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.
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.
Each plate has eight ballerinas around the edge, with a beautiful center medallion.
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!!
In a nod to the usual March green, my Irish Coffee glass cups make a nice accent with their green lettering and shamrock.
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.
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.
This one is covered in rhinestones and has a harlequin feel.
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!!
So, there it is, a Mardi Gras table all ready to enjoy a great meal.
Now for more fun, this week will be a Springtime Tablescape blog hop, coordinated by Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate.
A Casa di Bianca | Red Cottage Chronicles | Panoply
The Little Yellow Corner Store | From My Carolina Home
Celebrate & Decorate | Everyday Living | Home is where the Boat Is |
Belle Blue Interiors | Living With Thanksgiving
The Painted Apron | Debbee’s Buzz | Bluesky at Home |
Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Home and Gardening With Liz
Sweet Sensations | Chasing Quaintness | Our Crafty Mom |
Zucchini Sisters | Life and Linda
Are you going to have a fun Fat Tuesday?
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