Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mardis Gras, Baby! Get your face on!

Enquiring minds want to know...
or, eerr I wanted to know!
So here is the definition of Mardis Gras
according to Wikipedia.

The terms "Mardi Gras" (pronounced /ˈmɑrdi grɑː/), "Mardi Gras season", and "Carnival season", in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" (in ethnic English tradition, Shrove Tuesday), referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which started on Ash Wednesday. Related popular practices were associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. Popular practices included wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc. Similar expressions to Mardi Gras appear in other European languages sharing the Christian tradition. In English, the day is called Shrove Tuesday, associated with the religious requirement for confession before Lent begins.

Now go ye forward, fast and confess!
Sharing this post for Tablescape Thursday with the awesome Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!

I'm late coming to the "get your face on party"
 but my number one, can't live without, make your face glow secret is a good hair color!
Here are the ugly roots of the story

and the magic formula


  1. When I saw the name of your post I thought you were going to be telling about the "baby" that gets hidden inside Mardi Gras King Cakes! lol There is a little tiny plastic baby that gets tucked inside the cake and whoever winds up with it in their piece of cake has to buy the next one! At least that's what I've always heard. But I do hear that now the baby is placed "on the side" and you decide if you want to put it inside the cake...too many lawsuits I guess for broken teeth or people choking on the baby! =)

  2. I love all the bright colors. This was a great idea for a tablescape!


  3. 幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................

  4. The colour combination are so gorgeous. They really fit which I didn't think it works.

    TY for the thoughts.

    Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.

  5. Hi Dena, I love your info on Mardi Gras. I really have not given it much thought. I think is is a festival for wonderful costumes and fun. The history is interesting. I have been in New Orleans but not for Mardi Gras. I think the crowds would be crazy and I'm not crazy about that.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Hugs, Jeanne

  6. Dena, I forgot to tell you the table looks gorgeous. So festive and definitely reminds me of Mardi Gras. Beautiful colors too. Just like Mardi Gras.

    Hugs again, Jeanne

  7. Thank you for the history lesson. I love the colors on your table.

  8. How bright and colorful! Thank you for the lesson on Mardi Gras!... Dee Dee

  9. Love the Mardi Gras theme. Time to Party and eat some Gumbo! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

  11. What a fun and festive tablescape! Thanks for the info you shared about mardi gras...Christine

  12. Your table is fantastic, Dena! I loved the Mardi Gras info. So, is it bad if we really eat and party that way all of the time ...?!!! (And thanks for your comment!)
    Cheers, Andrea

  13. What great funness on your Mardis Gras tablescape -- thanks for your sweet visit to my Chinese New Year's table -- this has certainly been a week with much to celebrate on our tablescapes!

  14. What a great Mardi Gras tablescape! Love all those bright colors!

    I just did my Cloche Party post, you are invited, come on over!


  15. I was in New Orleans for a ladies conference at the seminary there, they had King Cake, I got the baby.... Lemme tell ya, that baby was "bad luck"! I fell out of the van we were in and spent the rest of the night in the hospital with a busted skull. Sure, I can laugh now! LOL But I do love the colors of Mardi Gras. In fact, my cousins and I are planning a "lady-like" Mardi Gras tea...if there could ever be such a thing! I'm trying to develope the perfect King Cake CupCake! ROFL!!!

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