Monday, January 14, 2013

It’s Beginning to Look Like Mardi Gras {2013}


It was so dreary today in New Orleans that it looks like these photos were taken close to dusk, but they were actually snapped around 3:00 PM in the afternoon. I’ll take some better ones on a prettier day, but I always like to start my seasonal tours with my front facade.


I finally felt well enough to attempt my decorations outside this weekend. Finally! Thanks again for your thoughts, prayers, and comments.

The facade is now awash in purple, green, and gold.


Large oversized comedy and tragedy masks sit atop each door bordered in purple, green, and gold metallic garland. Each garland contains strands of Mardi Gras colored LED lights. I found these great lights at Sam’s last season.

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Hanging in each door is a regal crown designed by Melissa Henry of Show Me The Door. I love her design!

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My handmade oyster shell grapevine wreath is bedecked in purple, green, and gold garland, ribbon, and large plumes.


Flags hang prominently in various spots on the porch.


Four Mardi Gras bunting banners line the top balcony.


Mini bunting banners top each upstairs window.


A large grapevine wreath filled with Mardi Gras colored LED lights hangs on the center wall upstairs in front of more purple, green, and gold fabric.


The front garden is filled with mini LED lights in the colors of the season.


Have I told you how much I heart Mardi Gras?

Linking to:

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Purple, Green, & Gold, y’all!


  1. It all looks so fantastic!!!
    Wish I could be there this year

  2. WOW!! Ron your home looks beautiful all dressed for Mardi Gras! Love how you framed the doors with garland and love the masks and crown!

  3. WOWZA! How fabulous! I am so excited to experience Mardi Gras through you and J! It makes me want to decorate my house here in San Antonio! Hmmmmm....

  4. Wow, it looks terrific. The front door is amazing!

  5. Oh Ron your house would make me smile anytime of the year but with Mardi Gras colors now I want to party!!
    hugs, Linda

  6. Oh it is just so festive and beautiful!

  7. It looks great, Ron. I am so glad you are feeling better. If you took out the purple you could be decorating for the Green Bay Packers- xo Diana

  8. Ron, your house is so festive and pretty, all decked out for Mardi Gras! You have done a fabulous job! Now, make sure you aren't wearing yourself out!

  9. You did a great job decorating. Love the door decorations, and the garden looks so pretty with all the lights.

  10. Ron, Glad you are feeling better! Everything looks fabulous!

  11. How fun is this. I love the masks, great garland. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. What I love about Mardi Gras is that you can dive right in after Christmas. It keeps those post-Christmas blues away! My parents are looking for a vacation home Uptown...I told her, "you can be uptownacorn's neighbor and enjoy his decorations!" haha. Beautiful job. :)

  13. Fun stuff! My favorite is the oyster shells on the grapevine wreath! Too brilliant

  14. I'm so jealous that you get to enjoy the Carnival season and all the fun that goes along with it! Loving the house!

  15. Ron! I can't believe you did such elaborate Mardi Gras decor!!! I love it all! Now, relax and do some shopping! xoxo

  16. Ron! I can't believe you did such elaborate Mardi Gras decor!!! I love it all! Now, relax and do some shopping! xoxo

  17. Ron! I can't believe you did such elaborate Mardi Gras decor!!! I love it all! Now, relax and do some shopping! xoxo

  18. These are the BEST Mardi Gras decor that I have seen. GORG!

  19. This is so stunning. It is elegant and whimsical at the same time. You made Mardi Gras tacky decor look classic.

  20. Gotta pin these! A-Maze-Balls!

  21. I love this! Your Mardi Gras decorations are fabulous! It all looks like so much fun! I've never been to New Orleans but plan to go some time. I'll make sure it's during party season! Thank you for sharing! I'm now following! Hugs, Leena

  22. PS I just sent your blog link to my cousin. She lived in New Orleans for years until Katrina took her home and everything with it. She still goes back to visit a lot - in fact, I think she was there last week! Anyway, I am sure she will love your decorations and posts about Mardi Gras! Hugs, Leena


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