Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mardi Gras.....Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras......Fat Tuesday

I will be joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.  
Also Susan over at BNOTP  for Thursday Tablescapes  for some amazing tables. Please join us!

What does Mardi Gra mean?

     The word Mardi Gra are French in origin, from the middle ages.  Many think the French celebration developed from the Lupercalia (pegan rituals), of ancient Greece and Rome. The Catholic Church's observance of Lent brought the celebration to the Christians as a pre-lent feast called Boeuf Gras.  Explores and settlers brought this observance with them to New Orleans and Mobile.  The celebration has evolved and grown since then.  Technically speaking, Mardi Gras (literally translated  from French the words in the printed order means, Tuesday Fat.  But nouns are pronounce first in French, so when we translate it to English, it's Fat Tuesday
So gather your friends and have a seat...

and feast your eyes upon some good times....

Grab some beads...

My favorite is Purple, which represents  Justice,  Green represents Faith and Gold represents Power...

...and grab your mask.

For it is time to celebrate!

  • Chargers:  Walmart years ago
  • Dinner Plate:  Wedding China
  • Crystal:  Princess House
  • Masks: Created and painted myself
  • Lantern: Longaberger
  • Stemware: Crystal Barbara Hand Cut Crystal (ebay) 
  • Clear Stemware: Walmart years ago
  • Candles: An on sale item and put the stickers on them.

Until next time.......
Muah!   Andrea


The Tablescaper said...

Love your celebration!Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Marigene said...

Fabulous masks! Great Mardi Gras table. Laissez les bons temps rouler!