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Tablescape Thursday - Happy Mardi Gras!

We always have a little Mardi Gras celebration at our house ... mostly so I have an excuse to make some Creole or Cajun food! Here's the table I've set for this weekend!

I found these cute mugs at GW.  They were promotional items, so I was able to buy three of them to compose a centerpiece on my round sunroom table!  It was easy to find the colors of Mardi Gras in silk flowers.


The place setting begins with a gold charger, then a purple Arcoroc plate ... a square crystal plate and a Depression Glass forest green shell.  I will place the wine glass, stuffed with napkins, in the middle of the placesetting ... the flatware came from IKEA ... like the different style.

My version of Turducken is on our menu ... and if you'd like to see how I make an easy version of the chicken stuffed duck ... stuffed inside a turkey ... you can ready my Made at Home cooking column in today's Southern Illinoisan Newspaper at

I'm linking to Between Naps for Tablescape Thursday, so make sure you click through the icon on the right to visit all the other posts!