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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

It's Mardi Gras Time!!!!!

There will be some serious partying this weekend down here in Louisiana......  It's the last weekend before Mardi Gras.  I've only been to one parade thus far this year and I'm glad I did because the weather has turned rather nasty.

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.............


3 comments:

  1. This looks great! I love those plates you got at Ross! I'd love to find some like that! Beautiful! I'm doing my Mardi Gras table this weekend, and you have some great ideas here! =D

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  2. Keep the mirror, it's pretty! Your Mardi gras table is so festive and stunning,...Christine

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  3. Hi there Terrie...you made me smile today. Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet words. I love your pretty mirror and your table is so pretty. Fun colors, I always enjoy to see.

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