Monday, November 19, 2012

Flower Power {Carnival Sculpture}

 

Remember yesterday’s post on the Magazine Street Blues Festival? You know I could not leave with one but two carnival flowers by art vendor Carnival Sculpture.

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I could not wait to get them home as I knew exactly where they would go. I hung each on the large post in the open area at the rear of the house. I converted the large post into a message center simply with chalkboard paint.

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I purchased the large red bloom and a smaller green one. I am ordering another larger yellow one with leaves to add to an open space atop the bar in the kitchen.

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I have wanted one of these large blooms since dining at the home of Bryan Batt (of Mad Men and Hazelnut fame) and Tom Cianfichi. Bryan has a beautiful one that fell off a parade float years ago. It hung prominently in his dining room, and I was in love with it as soon as I saw it. You see, if you love Mardi Gras like I do, these blooms adorn the fancier floats in the great traditional parades.

Here is Bryan Batt’s one hanging his his former dining room:

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Here are my two hanging on the chalkboard post:

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Brian Bush, the artist, creates wonderful paper sculptures. You can check out his amazing work on his facebook page: click HERE!

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I love his flowers, but this poboy is amazing too!

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Carnival Sculptures, y’all!

7 comments:

  1. I knew you would buy a green and a red one! Those are amazing, and that poboy looks good enough to eat! I'm assuming that the Christmas decorations are coming along--can't wait to see them! Have a great day! :)

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  2. Those are gorgeous and perfect on the chalkboard wall!

    hugs, Linda

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  3. Could you just not love to death that po boy hanging in just the right place? Like my future outdoor kitchen..over the grill!

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  4. Ron, those flowers are just gorgeous! You always find the best accents!

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  5. Those flowers are amazing! I wonder how long it takes to create each one?
    I dunno about a giant po' boy, though!
    Andie

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  6. I think I said it yesterday but I will say it again- Those flowers are AMAZING. I just love them...and the po-boy ain't bad either!;>) xo Diana

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  7. Ron those flowers are the perfect accent on your chalkboard wall!!

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