It’s Mardi Gras today! The last day of the Carnival season. Of course, this year there hasn’t been much party time, so a festive table will help bring a bit of cheer this week. We are staying home more than ever now, so some color on a rainy day is nice. Gold, green and purple are Mardi Gras colors. I did my previous tables with gold chargers, so this year I pulled out the green ones to build around.
I folded the napkins in a fleur-de-lis fold, held with a green ring. They are really yellow, but the gold ones I have are too dark for a bright table. This one should be colorful and cheery for these winter days.
Green chargers are topped with my white stoneware dinner plates, yellow floral salad plates and my deep purple soup cups and saucers. They are good for dessert too.
Individual salt and pepper shakers and everyday flatware, along with crystal drink glasses complete the place settings.
The centerpiece starts with a square of purple blender fabric, as I’ve sold all my table toppers in purple and gold.
I got out the yellow ceramic basket and filled it with greenery, yellow and gold flowers, and some purple flowers. Metallic gold candles in clear crystal holders are placed on the sides.
I scattered purple, green and gold coins around the base, and draped metallic bead necklaces over the top of the arrangement, like they were tossed there from a parade.
I did the same on all sides of the basket.
And there it is, actually pretty simple and done is in a short time.
I set the table for four, as the table just looks nicer even though we will share it just with us two.
We thought about going to see some of the Mardi Gras decorated houses in Asheville, but the website is so poorly done that finding the addresses is difficult, and there is no map to printout. So, maybe a virtual tour is better. See some neat houses decorated for the season at the New Orleans Float Houses. Happy Mardi Gras! Time for a seafood meal, maybe shrimp tacos! Should we have Moon Pies too? What are you doing this week?