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February 23, 2017

NOLA inspired Mardi Gras Tablescape! (T)

It's Mardi Gras time!

This is my first Mardi Gras table!  I scoured around the house looking for some way to do a tablescape using purple, gold and green!  I was convinced I had nothing to work with but as it turns out I did!  I did go buy the beads though- had to have them!

 While creating this I was thinking about the Garden District, metal gates and fences, and of course the fleur de-lis symbol.  I made a ring of foam and plunged tulip heads into it to add a little "garden district" feel to the tablescape.  

 I had purple placemats, gold chargers, gold flatware, purple and white dishes and green goblets that brought all the colors in that represent Mardi Gras so well.  
Let's imagine dining in the late afternoon before heading into to enjoy the festivities!  

 I used lots of festive beads from top to bottom.

 This flower pot resembles a crown and the fern brought in some more "garden district" to my New Orleans style Mardi Gras table.  After reading up on the Garden District in NOLA I know that's where I'd be heading first!

 This gold tone metal candle votive and the three tier metal stand were chosen as a nod to the fences and gates of New Orleans.

 I had fun draping the beads on the chandelier!  Anyone who has visited Ron at The Uptown Acorn will see many Mardi Gras images since he lives in the heart of NOLA!  He has an amazing collection of local art and Mardi Gras related items.

I hope you liked my NOLA inspired Mardis Gras Table!  Thank you for joining me.  Now let's eat and let the good times roll!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!


I’m reposting this at Tablescape Thursday 


  1. Laissez les bons temps rouler, Liz!!!! Throw me Something!!!! The Garden District is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for the shout out. xo

  2. Oh how fun is this. Looks like you are in New Orleans for sure.

  3. Love the purples!! Pretty tablescape!

  4. Love this....a festive Mardi Gras tablescape!

  5. How fun! You hit the mark here with your purple dishes (and place mats), gold chargers, and green stems. I love how you added the tulips, and you're right. It does nod to the garden district! Another thing your metal stand reminds me of are 2- and 3-tiered floats going by in the parades. I can visualize masked kings and queens standing behind the white lacy metal rims, throwing candy to the crowd. As long as they keep their shirts on, it's all good! :-)

  6. So festive and elegant at the same time. You have beautiful purple plates. They are exquisite with the gold. The draped beads are fun and put me in the mood for a party. Very pretty.

  7. Hi Liz, WOW this is beautiful and so much fun. You design the best tablescapes for all the events of the year. I think a book is in your future! Love your gorgeous plates and napkins. Have a great weekend ahead. xo

  8. What a great table. I am loving your centerpiece. I have a couple of black tiered stands and I have never thought of using them for anything but serving food. You are so creative. Your table is so colorful--all that purple :)

  9. Well done Liz! I love your nod to the gates and fences of NOLA! The beads are wonderful in the chandy! You have done a stellar job of creating a beautiful Mardi Gras table with found items!

  10. Hi Liz,
    You are the tablescape queen. I just love this for Mardi Gras. So beautiful.

  11. Fun table, Liz! I love those purple dishes and you nailed that centerpiece!! Beatutiful job!

  12. Very pretty and perfect for Mardi Gras. The colors are spot on. Love the chandy all dressed for this festive table. Great plate stack and napkins complete the look. I adore the centerpiece...well done Liz.

  13. I love the shade of purple you used for this fabulous table setting. You create magic with your eye for blending shades and adding just the right of amount of glitz!

  14. Very pretty, Liz! Love all the purple, especially the napkins and placemats!

  15. How so very beautiful Liz...love all things Mardi Gras...such a great kick off to Spring and its festivities!

  16. Liz, what a beautiful and festive Mardi Gras table. You had everything you needed and it is perfect. The Garden District is my favorite in New Orleans!

  17. Hi Liz, you've set a stunning table that glitters with the excitement of Mardi Gras! The traditional purple and gold and green hues of this celebration are so beautifully represented in your choice of china, napkins, centrepiece and silverware. The multi coloured beads are a chic accent!


  18. The napkins and plates are so beautiful together! I love how you used the traditional color palette modestly. What a very refined and elegant table. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  19. Your Mardi Gras table is so well thought out and pretty Liz. I love your nod to the Garden District and your addition of the tulips for your centerpiece. Pretty purple dishes, placemats and green goblets!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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