Now that the Super Bowl is over and especially since the Saints WON, the New Orleans theme will have to be continued with a visit to Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). "Laissez les bons temps rouler" - Let the good times roll!
I remember my first Mardi Gras -- I was in high school and believe it or not, my parents let me go! Unbelievable. Of course, I might mention that it wasn't THE Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but a smaller one in a neighboring town. Still, it was Mardi Gras.
I lived in New Orleans for several years (my "moving out of the house and being on my own" time). Of course, this was made possible because my older brother lived in Slidell which is just across the Ponchartrain River from N.O. And about 50 miles from where I grew up in Baton Rouge. Anyway, I experienced the real thing then.
Feather Mask Pin is the perfect thing to jazz up your Mardi Gras outfit! Be sure to check out the shop, they even have Mardi Gras earrings! Naturally Native Creations is a husband and wife team who live in Louisiana on their own private nature preserve in the beautiful piney woods area. How cool is that?
masquerade mask featuring ostrich and peacock feathers and sparkling jewels. Perfect for that Mardi Gras party you'll be attending! Run over to The Treasured Petal for this mask -- plus she has some lovely things to get you in the mood for that upcoming spring wedding!
crocheted crown! But be careful, don't get too close to the floats or somebody will surely snatch it to make it their own! It's from Flaming Daisies who says her "signature style is lots of color" -- visit her shop and you'll see! She's got more Mardi Gras hats and, among other things, some very clever polymer clay sculptures.
Mardi Gras Sparkle bottle cozy! Note the Swarovski crystals placed like a bead necklace around the neck of the bottle! It's even got the marabou trim on the bottom! Priceless. It's from Savara Gifts and is great for protecting your bottle and also makes a terrific keepsake to remember your Mardi Gras fun!