Friday, January 25, 2013

Mardi Gras in Oyster Shells… {2013}


Laissez les bon temps rouler!

In decorating for the Mardi Gras season, I love to use my collection of oyster and clam bowls to add just enough Southern elegance to the often tacky, classless Mardi Gras decor.


On the dining room buffet, my two Alison Evans clam shells hold beads. A jester even sits inside the larger one which is also complimented with metallic fleur de lis in purple, green, and gold.

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On the dining room table, the Alison Evan ceramic coffee table bowl is filled with more beads and metallic orbs in the three Mardi Gras colors.


In the breakfast room, the Oysteria bowl holds even more beads and an arrangement of yellow roses.


I enjoy using the bowls for centerpieces. They do give just the touch of Southern elegance to the decor this season.

Oyster bowls for the season, y’all!


  1. I just LOVE all your decorations!! The oyster shells make everything look so nice :)

  2. PERFECTION as always my friend!! Beautifully done!

  3. I like how you filled containers around your house with mardi gras inspired colors. It will be here before you know it!

  4. Leave it to you, Ron, to add Southern elegance to the gaudiness of Mardi Gras. Love the look! Have a great weekend! :)

  5. Hi Ron,

    You were one of the winners of my candle giveaway. Please email me your address at

  6. Love it, Ron! Bright and festive and fun. I love all the ways you use oyster shells!!!! xo Diana

  7. Every time I see those clam shells, my heart skips a beat!

  8. Well done. Love me some oyster shells and some Mawwwdi Gras too!


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