Tablescapes, Bourbon Street!

If you are lucky enough to live on or visit the Gulf Coast in January and February you will find Mardi Gras in full swing and the “Good Times Rolling”


The street lamps are festive and the stores are full of anything you might need,


an umbrella, a jester


a wig or a hat


You can’t help but come down with a raging case of Mardi Gras fever, and a longing to be on Bourbon Street

mardi gras

Come on, the fun’s just about to begin!

Bourbon St lamp

An iconic image of New Orleans is the Bourbon Street sign, Rue Bourbon

Bourbon St centerpiece

I made my own version of a street lamp on Rue Bourbon

Bourbon St table

Mardi Gras is all about excess, and over the top, crazy fun, so the centerpiece is spilling out

bourbon st place setting 5

all over the table

Bourbon St table 2

Gold for power, green for faith and purple for justice

mardi gras place setting

Revelers wear masks so they can party freely and without a care

Mardi Gras party table 1

No one will know their true identity!

Mardi Gras table 11

A tree decorated for Mardi Gras is adorned with ribbon, masks, and cocktail ornaments

Mardi gras tree 1

A painted Crown Royal whiskey bottle joins beads, coins and crowns

fat Tuesday centerpiece

A jester’s hat is at the base of the street lamp and an overturned green crystal trifle bowl holds a fat gold dotted candle

mardi gras 1

Piles of bright beads

mardi gras centerpiece 2

Chairs dressed up for a party

beads in chair bow

In the far corner, over by the stairs

Mardi gras party

is another vignette

mardi gras vignette

This mask is a new treasure this year,  just in case I get invited to a ball, I can be a reveler 🙂

mardi gras mask

The alligator head beads were thrown to Super Boy last year


The tree has tiny lights to make the evening glow

Bourbon St table 5


mardi gras tree

Celebrate with  a  slice of California Dreamin’ King Cake here


Juicy Details

mardi gras 1

The plate stack


Hobby Lobby charger, pewter dinner plate, Christian Dior “Casablanca” salad plate, paper dessert plate

street lamp

street sign

glass candlestick, filled with gold balls and topped with an apothecary jar lid, sign enlarged from a photo and printed on cardstock

Mardi Gras tree


My all purpose silver tabletop tree decorated with Mardi Gras ribbon, large mask confetti, purple ornaments, cocktail ornaments and topped with a sequined feathered mask.  To see other versions of this tree click on the green lighted links here: Valentine Tree, Pot o’ Gold Tree, Alabama Football tree, Birthday Tree, Halloween Tree

Crown Royal bottle

chalk paint bottle

painted with Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint, and acrylic glossies, finished with dark wax

Mardi Gras wine glasses/JMdesigns


paper plates, napkins/Target

mask confetti, masks/Al’s 5 & 10 Orange Beach, Al

beads, coins etc/from past parades

Laissez Bon Temps Roulez!


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

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25 Responses to “Tablescapes, Bourbon Street!”
  1. Mary says:

    Laissez les bon temps rouler Jenna! What fun your overflowing centerpiece is on your Bourbon Street table, and I love your Crown Royal Bottle painted Mardi Gras-style! I wish that MG didn’t follow so quickly on the heels of Valentine’s Day this year. Looking forward to breaking out my festive glasses 🙂

  2. Love your CR bottle and especially the “street light!” I love my little stemless glass that I won, and they are sitting on my coffee table in a gold mirror tray.

  3. Marigene says:

    What a fun, fun, fun table to celebrate at…New Orleans is my favorite city! Love the CR bottle and wine stems.

  4. Lynn says:

    This is one of my favorite tablescapes Jenna! Love the fun and colors of Mardi Gras. Your napkins are fantastic, I know another bloggy buddy that would probably die to have them! You already know I love the little tree too-have fun:@)

  5. What a fun tablescape! I love Mardi Gras and lived in NOLA for several years…it really is something else!

  6. I have no doubt you’ll be invited to some amazing ball so that you can show off your mask AND your dance moves! Party on, Garth!

    This is a rockin’ table for Mardi Gras! I really like the street lamp! You have captured so much of the spirit of the French Quarter and the traditions of Mardi Gras! You are 100% ready to let the good times roll!

    • hey Alycia, it’s so nice to hear from you! I will probably not make any rockin dance moves but hey, you’ve got to dream! Hope you are healing and getting stronger every day~

  7. Wow, such colors! I might just have to see if I can do a Mardi Gras table too…I have always wanted to do a mardi gras christmas tree….I’ll have to see if I have enough gold to do a table. Your sis just wonderful! Love that crown royal bottle and the street light. Great job!

  8. Kim says:

    Yes, true to Mardi Gras style, your table is over-the-top. Looks like fun! 🙂

  9. Bev says:

    Love it…bright, colorful, perfect for Mardi Gras.

  10. Gorgeous! Love all the detail. So clever how you painted and decorated the Crown Royale bottle. Love it all…

  11. Michele says:

    You have thought up everything to make Fat Tuesday just perfect and festive!
    What a fun table to look at – truly, everything is just too much FUN!

  12. Debbie says:

    Jenna, look at all that fabulousness on your table! You are ready to celebrate!

  13. Linda says:

    Leave it to you to have all the fun and fanciful stuff for Mardi Gras. It’s going full swing in Galveston, but we stay away from the crowds and enjoy all of the activity vicariously.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Your tablescape is dazzling! Love it! What a great job you did with your bourbon street sign and I would have never thought to paint a crown royal bottle, how clever! I wish I was talented enough to make my own. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Such a fun and festive table, Jenna! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash. Have a fabulous week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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