Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wooden Streetcar by Lorraine Gendron{Presents 2013}


Surprise! He did it again!



I have always loved the whimsical, wooden creations by Lorraine Gendron since moving back to New Orleans in 2008. My very first piece was the Rex float given to me by J for Christmas in ‘08 then it just snowballed from there. I showed you some of my Mardi Gras creations in an earlier post. This past year, I used most of them on my Mardi Gras mantle.

I was so happy to receive another big piece, the iconic streetcar. Everyone who is familiar with New Orleans knows the importance of the streetcar lines to the city.


I am in love with the whimsical details of the streetcar complete with passengers. The colors are vibrant, yet muted.


I am so elated that I quickly made room for it on my parlor mantle. Take a look.


I will be able to keep this piece out all year long.

Thanks again, J for the “surprise”. I always love to support our local artists.

Lorraine Gendron streetcar, y’all!



  1. LOVE the streetcar. Are they up and running again?

    1. Yes, they are. We love to take them from Uptown to the Quarter on a beautiful day. xo

  2. Yes, indeed, J did it again! Love, love, love the streetcar. Have a great day! :) By the way, I'm having to read this blog without my cawfee this a.m. My coffee pot has died. Oh well, I guess I'm going to upgrade to a Keurig! ;)

  3. I love this. That J, he does well.

  4. Ron,
    This is a wonderful little streetcar...lucky you to receive it as a gift. Thanks for coming by:) I am located inside Antiques at the Loop in Mobile...it's a wonderful shop that I am sure you would enjoy shopping at. Enjoy your time at the Grand...I LOVE it over there.


  5. What a cute, cute piece, Ron. I love that J remembered and got it for you for your birthday- xo Diana

  6. That really is adorable! Very sweet gift. You displayed it nicely on the mantle.

  7. Hey Ron; What a Beautiful Streetcar. You are so lucky to have such a lovely collection.
    You and J have the Best taste in items!!!!! Take Care :-)

  8. I love her work. My aunt, who died from cancer 7 years ago, had an angel dressed in a white gown eating a watermelon. It is wonderful in so many ways. My mom passed it on to me. It sits in Emily's room watching over her:) We also have jazz musicians made by Gendron.

  9. Ron, this is so neat. As I have mentioned before, I loooove the streetcars of NOLA. That is a beautiful piece. I don't blame you, I would keep it out all year.
    BTW did you know there used to be streetcars all over downtown Atlanta. I can remember taking the street car on Whitehall to Davidson's on Peachtree, transfers and all.
    Happy St. Patrick's day.


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