So without further adieu, here's my Mardi Gras tablescape! I didn't spend a dime on it. My cabinets are stuffed to the brim with dishes so I'm trying not to buy any more. Ha. We'll see how long that lasts..... I started out by decorating my new light fixture with beads.
And then moved on to the table....... I used the burlap runner that my DIL made me for Christmas. Isn't it pretty? She used hot glue to piece it together. Said it took her hours. She made it long enough to use when the leaf is in my table so I have it tucked under on each end. I used my green oatmeal glasses to add a touch of green. Those glasses come from my mother, who collected them from oatmeal boxes. We ate a lot of oatmeal in those days! :)
I used the black glass chargers I picked up at Hobby Lobby on clearance and added my cheapo basic white china from Ross. That's one of my favorite stores for picking up bargains.
Do you see that mask in the center of the pic? My first born made that way back when he was in second grade and I've saved it all these years. Nothing like mixing a bit of old with a bit of new, a 20 something year old mask with his wife's handiwork, huh?
In this photo, you can catch a glimpse of my newest purchase that I'm still deciding on..... Look to the left side and behind the chair. It's a mirror that I bought at Ross for $39. I've been shopping for a large mirror to hang there and have found several I absolutely ADORE but they are over $300. I'm an admitted cheapskate and I just can't justify spending that kind of money on something to hang on the wall. So I think this mirror will be staying.....
Here's a close up view..... What do ya think, honestly??? I'm trying to move away from the traditional and add a few touches of contemporary to avoid the stuffiness that my house has taken on due to all the antiques so I picked a coppery kind of frame. Should I keep the mirror or return it and shell out more $$$$ to get exactly what I want?
Talk to me, pu-leassssss-e.............