Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mardi Gras Arrangements by the Acorn

 

As you can tell by now in this blog, I love to decorate seasonally, and I love to create arrangements for each season.

Mardi Gras is no exception!

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I created two arrangements a couple years ago that I still display prominently for the season today.

The larger arrangement is at the top of the stairs. Its base is a wooden trumpet, and it is filled with purple, green, and gold plumes, orbs, shredded garland, glittered sticks, and a spirited jester. Beads dangle from the arrangement.

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The smaller arrangement’s base is also a trumpet (but smaller), and it is filled with some of the same metallic, sparkly goodness as well as plumes.

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You can see more of my custom work at The Acorn at Wisteria Hill.

The first parades of the season began last night. Yep. Laissez les bon temps rouler! By the way, I am taking it LOW KEY this weekend for sure. No houseguests this weekend and no major celebrations are in order. I know my friends understand I need the rest.

Mardi Gras arrangements, y’all!

13 comments:

  1. Great job on the arrangements Ron! I love the trumpets bases~~~
    I love to decorate seasonally too! I even have something I put out for groundhog's day~~

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  2. I love the colors of Mardi Gras!

    Your custom work is Beautiful, Ron...and especially the use of feathers! The unexpected.

    Take care,
    Jan ♥

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  3. Those arrangements are the bomb! Love those trumpets! Have a great weekend, and take care of yourself! :)

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  4. Very pretty arrangements Ron! LOVE those gorgeous sconces!!

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  5. gorgey! can we start planning our 2013 visit so I have something to look forward to??!!!

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    1. OMG!!! Yes. Let's plan! That would do my heart good. xo

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  6. What beautiful arrangements! I hope that you are feeling better and rest comfortably in your gorgeous home.

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    1. Thanks. I am getting stronger each day! Amen.

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  7. Ron- Are those REAL old trumpets? What a great idea!!!! Love it- Glad you are feeling better and hope you continue to improve- xo Diana

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    1. Not real trumpets. Wooden models.

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  8. How do you explains such grandeur to your students? Science? Is that right? I hope you use a lot of dry ice in your class!

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  9. Awesome arrangements, Ron! They're both wonderful, but the one with the jester is my fave! Just wondering...when you store them, do you take them apart, or put them in a box with tissue, or what?

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    1. Babs, I pick them up in the attic as is. I cover with plastic bags.

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