I had a tough time getting my purples to photograph purple instead of brown. I finally had to resort to using my flash and then fixing them with Picnik. I always run my pictures through Picnik anyway and at least the colors look more true. Who wants to see muddy brown for a Mardi Gras table?
My placemat is from Ross and I love the cut out border.
When I picked up these green chargers on clearance at Walmart (.49!) I intended to paint them but then realized I could use them today. I'm still not sure what color to paint them.
On top of the charger I added my gold dinner plate and a square dish (on sale at Old Time Pottery). I'm a little obsessed with square dishes lately!
For the centerpiece I took a purple glass vase (Ross), filled it with gold beads to hide the stems and added every "feather" I had in my house! The peacock feathers are new from Z Gallerie (you will see them again with some dishes I couldn't resist).
The napkins and napkin rings are both Goodwill finds.
I wish I had gold flatware but had to settle for my Cambridge pearl handled set (Ross).
My glass choice was pretty obvious!
Ok, I know they aren't from THE Pat O'Brien's! Last spring we were in Orlando for the weekend with good friends and they wanted us to eat at Pat O'Brien's at Universal City Walk. We had a great time and I had my first gumbo and drank my first Hurricane. You are allowed to take the glass home as a souvenir (no, really, you are!) and we managed to bring home 6 glasses!
I picked up a few things at Dollar Tree (beads, masks and coins).
Most of the time I try to avoid the reflections on my glass topped table but I thought this looked pretty interesting!
Growing up in NJ, Fat Tuesday meant going to the Pancake Supper at Church, not exactly the same thing as going to a wild parade in New Orleans. Never the less, it's fun to vicariously enjoy the celebrations of other parts of the country! Have a great night, whatever your plans may be.
Be sure to visit my sister's blog as she says farewell to winter at Creating Wonderful Spaces!
I will be joining the party at Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. and Tabletop Tuesday at a Stroll thru Life.