Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mardi Gras!

Welcome February!
Welcome Mardi Gras Season!

Before I moved to Louisiana I always associated Mardi Gras
with the stories of bare-chested women
grabbing for beads.

After moving here I found that Mardi Gras
is BIG across the entire state.
It's something fun thrown into the midst
of winter.

The Mardi Gras parades in our area are much tamer
than the ones in New Orleans that get so much
media attention.
And who doesn't like all the glitter and glitz
that goes with the season?!

I love to drive through neighborhoods
and see all the wreaths hanging
on front doors.
There is no such thing
as too much or too gawdy when it comes
to Mardi Gras. 
"More is Better" seems to be
the rule.

Oh yea, and there's always,
"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez"
Let the good times roll!


Shelly said...

Like you, I've always kind of associated Mardi Gras with flashing women, lots of drinking, etc. This gave me much better perspective on it~

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great way to greet February. Helps to have some glitter and shine.

nancygrayce said...

Pretty wreath! I've never gotten into Mardi Gras, but I know people who are really into it!

NanaDiana said...

Well, I am glad to know that YOU are NOT one of the bare-breasted women grabbing for beads...or at least you SAY you're not!';) Love all the glitz that goes alongxo Diana

Anonymous said...

I have to be honest, those were the things I think of with Mardi Gras too, but I have gained a bit more knowledge of things since blogging,, I love the wreath on your door its beautiful,

My Mind's Eye said...

Thanks for sharing that beautifully decorated wreath. I had no idea everyone put up wreaths for Mardi Gras. I love all the bright happy colors this time of year.
Hugs C

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I should do that too! I am a firm believer in a little sparkle is not enough. My sister and I used to accuse my mother of wearing all in the jewelry in her jewelrybox so I come by it naturally. I have never been to a Mardi Gras and I think that window in my time has closed. It's a little too crazy for this girl. But,I'm loving that wreath.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

You did it up proud sweetie!!! What beautiful decorations.

God bless and have fun celebratin' my friend!

Sush said...

Whoa! Bare chested women in New Orleans for Mardi Gras? YOU sure? I mean I grew up there....lived there for more than 34 years give or take a year or two. And I had lots of beads....nary a bare chest did I flash, lol! (I may have a relative or five that did, but another tale for another day). I do miss all the decorations that Mardi Gras brings...we grow beads on our trees in New Orleans ya know?!?

Jeanie said...

Gotta love a Mardi Gras state of mind. Enjoy!

Kelli said...

I know so little about Mardi Gras, other than what you see on television programs. The Hubster went to New Orleans before we ever met but he wasn't there for MG. He talks about going back someday, so who knows...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love love your wreath! I was going to make one this year....and it just never happened.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun time!

Rick Watson said...

We've never been to Marti Gras, but we've always wanted to go.

karen said...

I've always wanted to come to Louisiana during Mardi Gras. My brother went to Tulane Medical School and I missed my opportunity. I was too busy raising little kids back then to be able to come. I kind of regret it.

Liz Mays said...

I think that is so fun! It's once a year and gawdy is great when it comes to seasonal decor. I love looking at it! I can only imagine how entertaining it would be to live in an area where Mardi Gras fun is rampant!

Annesphamily said...

What a fun post! I learn something new each day here! Enjoy your weekend!

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