Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mardi Gras Tablescape

Mardi Gras (also known as "Fat Tuesday" because many believe that it is the last day you can eat rich and fattening foods before Lent) is tomorrow. Time to start the celebration. What better way than to set the table in anticipation of a very hearty - and dare I say, very fattening meal.

Pat chose the typical colors of Mardi Gras (gold, green, and purple), but added teal to make the table more colorful. Since each place setting is so bold, she decided to make the centerpiece more subdued. She only used candles, votives, garland, and a few masks. It made a very elegant and delightful table.
Over view of the table

Close up of the place setting
Close up of the colorful mask used as part of the napkin ring (from Pier 1 last Christmas)
Flatware is one of our favorites - Gold Iconic by Wallace Silver

The five piece place setting

Three glasses (purple, teal, and gold) aligned with the charger
First layer of the place setting is a purple napkin wrapped in a gold overlay

The next layer is a Heather Fiestaware salad plate. (They are only 7" wide)

Pat used a teal glass plate from Pier 1 for the next layer

The dinner plate is a rich gold colored glass one we use a lot. 

Pat turned the square teal foil charger for a different look

The napkin ring starts with a simple purple ring (our favorite - PVC pipe cut and spray painted)

Pat used these neat teal Depressionware candle holders

Pat placed these teal votives along with gold ones around the table

One last look of the table from the other end

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" Wednesday:
Beaded Heart shaped Placemats: from Target years ago
America Sweetheart Monax Dinnerware: by MacBeth-Evans (circa 1930-1936)
Red Dinner Plate: Royal Ruby by Anchor Hocking from Replacements and eBay
Flatware: Plantation by Oneida (from our Mother's collection - at least 60 years old)
White Glassware: by Portieux
Red Glassware: Unknown maker purchased in Ferndale, CA several years ago
Napkin Rings, Candle Holders, Vase, Salt/Pepper shakers: from Art and Old Things, Fortuna, CA
Red Hearts, Centerpiece Garland, White Beads, Silk Roses: Michael's


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! It would take me an hour to point everything that I love about this table. The centerpiece is stunning, as is the way the plates were mixed together. What a feast for the eye! Beautiful job.

  2. Gorgeous! This is one of my favorite Mardi Gras tables. You are so creative.

  3. Gorgeous color your table.

  4. You have such beautiful tablescapes!! Have you considered sharing with other bloggers--maybe Tablescape Thursdays--one of the best at I have no connection to this blog, but Susan does have a huge following and great ideas/suggestions. Very informative and has been doing this for a few years.

    Cuisine Kathleen is also great--I read both! The more you post to other blogs the more people that can enjoy your creativity and talent. Best Wishes!

  5. Fun, fun, fun. Love the details and festive colors of this Mardi Gras table.