Thursday, February 9, 2017

#tbt {On Parade with Lorraine Gendron Collectibles}

Let's revisit an earlier post from January 2012 #tbt.
A number of you asked and commented about the whimsical wooden cutouts in my Mardi Gras Home Tour post earlier this week. So here it goes...

Parade of characters on display in guest room

     Upon moving back to Louisiana in the summer of 2008, I fell in love with the unique wooden creations at one of my favorite Magazine Street shoppes (and yes, I spend a lot of time on Magazine Street---miles of fun).
     Lorraine Gendron, a Louisiana Folk Artist from Hahnville, has created these wonderful, whimsically painted wooden cutouts representing New Orleans iconic images. Her work is treasured by collectors around the globe.
     After receiving my first Lorraine Gendron original from J for Christmas of 2008, I was hooked. Since then, I have received more as gifts and purchased a few of my own. Thanks, Honey! My first one was the Rex float which is part of the Floats Collection.

Rex Float

Float Collection

     I look forward to the Mardi Gras season each year to display these fun wooden creations with my Mardi Gras decor. Though I put them out only for the Mardi Gras season, they make a great addition to any and all decor all year long.
     Here are some more from my own Lorraine Gendron collection:



Zulu Warrior


2nd liners

     Compliments abound from many when they see these wonderful figures, each with its own distinctive personality.
     Here are more from the Lorraine Gendron Collection:

Mardi Gras Indian Collection

Flambeaux Collection

     In New Orleans, Lorraine Gendron's work is available at Gentry on Magazine Street and Judy at the Rink on Prytania Street.
* NOTE: Since this post, Gentry on Magazine Street has CLOSED.

See more of my Mardi Gras posts:

On parade...on mantle

Happy Parading, y'all!


  1. So uniques. Love collecting things that are local to the area in which we live.

  2. These are awesome Ron. Very unique and beautifully painted. Love the Zulu he is amazing. You should leave him out year round for protection like a guardian angel. These are gorgeous.

  3. Good evening, Ron! Love Lorraine's work and am sorry that she has closed shop. Have a great evening! Cheers! xoxo


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