Monday, January 10, 2022

Mardi Gras: It's Beginning to Look Like ...

 J and I started with the outdoor Mardi gras decorations over the weekend. Yesterday was 80 degrees and felt like a summer day filled with heat and humidity. Here's just a sneak peek of the jester and the crepe myrtle festooned with purple, green, gold, and white lights.



Stay tuned for more to come!

Mardi Gras, y'all!

Friday, January 7, 2022

Flashback Friday {Mardi Gras Facade 2021}

 Yesterday, a photo of the Acorn Cottage was posted to instagram by the great folks at Bevolo, our source for gas lights. The photo was taken by @nola_val (Valerie Esparza) during the 2021 Carnival season. It is a great photo of the facade in her purple, green, and gold finery.




I have not decorated yet, but I will soon. I am waiting on a project to be completed soon. I hope to decorate fully by the Martin Luther King holiday.

Flashback Friday, y'all!

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Happy King's Day

 January 6th is a big day in New Orleans. It marks three things: Twelfth Night, The Epiphany, and the beginning of the Carnival season.




Yes, while many people outside of New Orleans believe that Mardi Gras is a one day event, those of us living here know that it’s an actual season, kind of like Christmas. From Jan. 6 through Fat Tuesday, New Orleanians will be celebrating. I will be sharing the colors and sights of the season in the next couple months.

This year, Mardi Gras will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 1.

King's Day, y'all!

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