Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Upon entering the parlor, the mantle is probably the first thing that guests see, so it is no coincidence that it is decked in purple, green, and gold. The mantle serves as an excellent focal point.
Did it grab your attention? I hope so!
The lower mantle features some of my Lorraine Gendron collection of painted wooden figures—the Rex float, a jester, and a flambeaux carrier. A metallic garland in the colors of Mardi Gras is draped along the surface. Two vintage trophy cups are filled with feathers (plumes) and cascading beads.
A ball garland is draped along the base, and harlequin ribbons are tied to each corner. A crown also graces each corner.
The top mantle features more of my collection of vintage silver trophy cups filled with purple, green, and gold feathers. Beads and masks complete the vignette. A royal king and Rex lieutenant (from Lorraine Gendron) hold court on the top mantle too.
The mantlescape signals that Mardi Gras is upon us and welcomes all friends and guests to Perrier Street.
Enter. And enjoy the celebrations.
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Mardi Gras Mantle, y’all!