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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
My first Tablescape Thursday and Between Naps on the Porch is celebrating a blogversary, go visit and say yippee!
I am sharing a dinner party I hosted way back in February, to celebrate Mardi Gras. We are members of a four couple dinner club which meets 5 or 6 times a year. Our last turn fell in February. I relied on Best Blog Buddy Jodie to give me hints as to colors etc. After all she is my connection to all things Cajun.
I used a clearance sale KMart Martha Stewart Christmas table cloth as my purple foundation. Amber thrifted glassware and gold, green and purple coins from the Dollar Tree added more color.
A gold painted birdcage and green and purple trim wrapping more amber glass, gave an old world feel. I used green and purple vintage books to add interest.
My gold trimmed wedding china came out of the closet to spice things up, along with a mix of my own and MIL's flatware. All in all a very festive table befitting the last days of feasting before fasting.
I served traditional gumbo and made my own roux. (I later learned that roux can be purchased ready made but who knew?) Now I consider myself an expert. (Right Jodie?)
We played a few non traditional Mardi Gras games and had a wonderful evening full of laughter and friendship.
Of course an Ohio Mardi Gras and an oven mitt are not usual Lenten fare but we'll do anything for fun, right?
Hope you enjoy visiting all the tablescapes today.
Have a tantalizing Thursday, P.
Posted by Pam @ Frippery at 9:49 PM