Thursday, January 19, 2017

#tbt {Mardi Gras Home Tour 2012}

Back in 2012 when I started blogging not many of you were reading and following Uptown Acorn, so I thought it would be interesting to revisit some of my early posts. I think it is so interesting to take a look back at how I changed things, and Mardi Gras decorating is no exception.

Here is the original post from January 22, 2012 (almost 5 years ago):

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. Fun looking back. Noticed the "tenant" door. Do you and J have a tenant? It reminds me of my grandparents beautiful home in NY. They went in the back door and Harry the fireman the front. LOL

  2. Wow! You do such a fabulous job decorating for Mardi Gras every year. I bet you stay on the look out for things in purple, gold, and green alot. I love the gold masks.

  3. I never tire of this beautifully decorated home.

  4. MY FAVORITE!!! Your home looks so festive with all of the Mardi Gras decorations!! So fun! Next time I'm visiting NOLA, I want to come tour your home haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. Good morning, Ron! I love your home for all the seasons! Looking forward to you opening the door and let us see how you decorated it for Mardi Gras 2017! Have a great day! xoxo


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