Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Mardi Gras Home Tour 2012

     Purple & Gold. Check! Black & Gold. Check! Purple, Green, & Gold. Check!!!

     Where else but in Southern Louisiana would the colors purple, green, and gold be considered fashionable, stylish, or "in season"? Well? At this time of year, we all bleed purple, green, and gold around these parts.
     Starting on January 6, the red and green decor comes down and is replaced by the trio of purple, green, and gold--- ribbons, plumes, jesters, bunting, lights, dishes....
     Living just a block off the traditional Uptown parade route, our home becomes a haven for a many Mardi Gras revelers.
     Sit back, sip your cafe au lait, and enjoy my home decorated in its purple, green, and gold splendor.

Front of home

My door

Tenant door




     Come on in...

Parlor decor

Parlor mantle

Mantle collectibles by Lorraine Gendron (more in a future blog)

Mardi Gras shell decor

Hall table/chandelier


Staircase garland



Central table

Parlor end table

Staircase wall

Top of stairs

Dining table

Oyster arrangement

Den end table

King Cake and Vicki Carroll ceramic platter (more on a future blog)

Breakfast room sconce

Central post--- Chalkboard painted

Bar is ready


Den coffee table vignette

View from kitchen to outdoor courtyard

Rear of home
at Night

View from dining table

     I hope you have enjoyed my Mardi Gras Home Tour. Have a great Mardi Gras season, y'all.

Laissez les bon temps rouler! 


  1. Love the decorations! I'm going to have to come and see all this is person! :)

  2. This is amazing!!!!!!!

  3. Nicely done! Can't wait to hear more about the Lorraine Gendron Mardi Gras items.

  4. Ginger,
    We hope to see you soon! xoxo

  5. Ron- your home is beautiful, and I love the decorations. The pictures look like they came straight out of a magazine!

  6. What a tour! I am so glad I stopped by. Every single thing is really have talent!

  7. Gorgeous! I'm so happy you at least have pictures to remember your "missing" wreaths! Love the staircase garland!

    -- Your neighbor, Terry

  8. Where did you find your bunting for the outside of your house? Everything I find here looks cheap and yucky. Any ideas? I'm ready to finish up my Mardi Gras decor.

  9. Where do you find your ball garland and Harlequin ribbons? I'm in NJ and need to order all my supplies, so I'm at the mercy of whatever I can find. Thanks!

    1. All are from Green Acres Nursery in Thibodaux, LA. You can call 985-447-6771 and they will ship.

  10. Where do you find your ball garland, Harlequin ribbon and plumes? I am in NJ and can only order supplies online. Thanks!


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