Monday, January 11, 2021

Mardi Gras Mambo: Acorn Cottage Facade

 The Mardi Gras season began on January 6, and the decorations went up this past weekend. With no parades through Uptown this year due to the pandemic, residents are really going all-out with their homes and yards. Besides my own home, I hope to share many of the decorated homes around New Orleans. Stay tuned.

J and I spend most of Saturday morning adding our Mardi Gras finery to the front yard and porch. New this year are the reveler silhouettes created by NOLA artists Stronghold Studios. The flat black silhouettes are the perfect backdrop for the addition of masks, garlands, lights, and beads. Without revelers on the neutral grounds, these will bring a sense of normalcy to the season. "Throw me something, mister!"

My favorite holiballs in the colors of the season are also a new addition to the front yard. These are so much fun.

Gold masks, garlands, papier mache' blooms, and lights on the fence complete the festive Mardi Gras look!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

It's Mardi Gras, y'all!


  1. Good morning, Ron! OMG, the facade looks amazing and so festive! I love the addition of the black cutouts and the holiballs! It looks you have real float with revelers on it! If Uptown would have a decorating contest, you and J would win hands down! Laissez les bons temps rouler! xoxo

  2. Ron,
    You and J outdid yourselves this year! Your home looks amazing and oh my gosh those gorgeous holiballs are something else. I hope your home is featured on media outlets. I wonder if there is walking tour of NOLA homes that are decorated during Mardi Gras season?

  3. This is really fantastic, Ron & J. Love the silhouettes and holiballs you added! The espaliered wall looks amazing.


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