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Mardi Gras Decor

Thursday, February 17, 2022


Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!  Tuesday and yesterday I decorated a little bit for Mardi Gras after having taken all winter and Valentine's Day decorations down.  I'm over winter, and more than ready for spring!  

First, I decorated my MacKenzie-Childs flower press work table.  I use this table for arranging flowers, wrapping presents, and other projects.

I'm featuring the MacKenzie-Childs Taylor Petite Pitcher and the Bazaar Coffee Pot because they have the Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.  
I've also added three Moroccan iced tea glasses, and I placed tea lights in them.  

This is a Mardi Gras book stack.  I enjoy decorating with books!

Our dining room seems very pared-down.  I only have plates on the Welsh Dresser, and nothing on the sideboard.  The table is decorated very simply for Mardi Gras.
Photos are always terrible from this angle...sorry!

My sister-in-law made me this runner several years ago.

I added a purple and yellow primrose.  The print on the fabric are all words and phrases original to New Orleans.

The crown contains an etched tea light holder.

It says "Fleurs" on it, which is French for flowers.

I think I like the simplicity of the dining room for the time being.  I will go all out for Easter, probably.

What have you been up to?  I hope you're doing lots of fun things...

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Your work table looks wonderful! And it's all so festive and fun. I love it!

  2. That is super cute and regionally festive! Our area doesn't celebrate so much Mardi Gras, so I moved right onto St Patrick's Day! I am also over winter and ready for spring! I have Easter bunnies lurking in the closet, waiting to hop out right after St. Patrick's Day!

  3. Love your pretty and whimsy work table for Mardi Gras. Happy Friday have a good weekend. xoxo

  4. Very Mardi Gras festive RJ! I love the Moroccan tea glasses, so pretty! I have been putting away winter too, I'm so ready for Spring, but don't like the tornadoes that come with it! Keep cozy today, I'm headed to the beach house for the long weekend...

  5. You've inspired me to pull out some Mardi Gras items for my mugshot Monday photo. We don't celebrate Mardi Gras here, but I like adding some beads to my decor. Happy Weekend!

  6. I love your work station table RJ. You have such a fabulous collection displayed. I think you have.a beautiful dining room, love the chairs with the chair skirts and the runner is so pretty. Hope you are enjoying the weekend......

  7. Your decor looks festive , Ricki Jill. I don’t decorate for Mardi Gras, but will put out some St. Patrick’s Day things.

  8. Oh how festive! I love the colors and the thought of Mardi Gras. We don't celebrate or decorate for it, but I can hear the music in my head right now!! Fun!!

  9. So beautiful and festive. I love Mardi Gras. I didn’t decorate for it this year. I am amazed by your gorgeous collections.


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