Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lorraine Gendron this Holiday


You’ve seen my collection of Lorraine Gendron collectibles that I use for Mardi Gras decorating, so I was so excited when I spotted these wooden cut out ornaments at Judy at the Rink during a recent shopping jaunt.


Judy at the Rink is located on the corner of Pyrtania Street & Washington Avenue.

There were several styles, but I selected three of my faves the iconic streetcar, the tuba player (of the Bras Band collection), and the flambeaux carrier.



Tuba player

The brass band in the 19th century was everywhere. In New Orleans, the brass band was a powerful influence on the new jazz music that developed around 1900. Brass bands gave jazz its instrumentation, its instrumental techniques, its basic repertoire. New Orleans brass bands were ideal for social clubs, because they permitted a bit of strutting through the streets, a bit of dancing, ballyhoo when needed, soft music for picnics, and the uniquely solemn/joyous notes of departure for funerals.


Flambeaux carrier

I am the light of the world: he who follows me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life”  John 8:12


Let the holiday hoarding collecting begin.

New Orleans-inspired collections, y’all!


  1. Cute ornaments, Ron! Those are so you. Have a great day! xoxo

  2. Love things that have meaning and create memories. So over all the plastic junk in most stores!!

  3. I love those! I like it when people add stuff to their home (and Christmas tree) that reflects the area they live in. Those are so unique and will look great on your tree this year!

  4. Such fun ornaments Ron. Love the whimsy of them and have such wonderful memories.
    They really reflect the lovely town you live in.

  5. These are new to me, Ron. They really tell about where you live!


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