Boy if I didn’t see-saw back and forth about doing this Mardi Gras Lite Tablescape. It’s was my first one and I didn’t want to go out and buy specific themed items nor did I want to go overboard. Deep into the hoarder’s bin, I went. Come to find out I had more color appropriate items than I thought.
The gold leaf print tablecloth is by Martha Stewart and is a thrift store find. Along with the beautiful African/Indian treasure, Rupal and her family gave us, they also have supplied Gabbi with lots of Indian attire. From her stash, I grabbed this gorgeous green scarf that makes a lovely table runner. Don’t think she hasn’t noticed either!
The stack begins with lilac chargers from Michaels with a green tea towel overlay. They are followed by the green crackled plates and are topped with gold dessert plates from Pier 1. My trusty dusty gold toned flatware was a no brainer. As were the green goblets from a long ago thrift store run, plus the purple on the rocks glasses and gold cordial ones.
We’ve all been surprised from time to time at the things we find in our stash that we’ve forgotten about. Such is the case with the purple textured bowls. I don’t remember where or when I got them. Each one sits inside a green textured bowl. These are generally on the console table in the living room.
For the centerpiece, I used one of my larger apothecary jars that usually hold candy or cookies. I didn’t have enough stones or moss on hand to fill it completely so I placed a glass inside to take up some room. The stones are placed on the outside of the glass and then the moss on top. Luckily I did have flowers to use and I am in love with their color.
Some years back Samara went to New Orleans and gifted us this trio of masks plus the larger one at the top of the post. Seems I had plenty enough to pull together my Mardi Gras Lite Tablescape after all. Next, I’ll go back and forth about whether to go lite or all out for Fat Tuesday. If by some chance my doctor is reading this, I’ll say no (with fingers crossed behind my back).
Laissez le bon temps Rouler!
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