Welcome to the 236th Tablescape Thursday!
Recently, I received an email from Sandi and she shared some wonderful pictures of a Mardi Gras brunch she held a few weeks ago in her home. Though Mardi Gras is behind us now, the pictures and her home were too wonderful to not share.
Regarding the brunch, Sandi said, “This was a “thank you” brunch for a lovely young lady named Allison who spent between 100 and 200 hours at the minimum helping her Mother and me with our 50th High School Reunion, which we chaired in Oct. 2012. The brunch was at my house (for friends and classmates) and is located in the tiny town of Waverly Hall, Georgia”
Not only do we get to enjoy a fabulous table setting, we get some wonderful views of Sandi’s beautiful dining room.
Here’s a view from one side of the table with the lovely backdrop of the fireplace. Can you imagine having a fireplace in your dining room? Oh, I would so love that! It reminds me of the dining room we saw recently in the historic home tour here: Tour Two Beautiful Historic Homes
Here’s a view of the table from the other side. Beautiful! I didn’t ask Sandi but I guessing her home is an historic home based on the high ceilings, built-in shelves and the fireplace in the dining room. Those are features you don’t often see in newer homes. Update: Sandi’s home was built in 1833 and she’s been restoring it since 1991. I think we need a home tour, too!
There’s Sandi on the left, making a few adjustments to her beautiful table. Ummm, do I see Mimosas?
Love the centerpiece! Doesn’t it look perfect for a fun Mardi Gras brunch!
Sandi decorated around the base of the centerpiece with beads and feathery masks. The vase belonged to her mother.
The china Sandi used on her table was her Mother’s and the pattern is Bacchanal by Royal Worcester. Love the pattern I see on the cups!
Sandi inherited the pretty green stemware from her Great-Aunt Lynne.
The sideboard was decorated for the occasion, as well.
Sandi found the Kabuki dolls in Goodwill for only $7.96 each.
How fun are they for a Mardi Gras feast!
Sandi shared a list of all the places she collected the decorations she used for this event. You’ll find the sources at the end of this post. Sandi knows how to shop and found some amazing bargains!
She found these wonderful feather masks in Hobby Lobby and Party City.
I had to include this picture because it gives us another glimpse of Sandi’s gorgeous dining room. I see the hint of a beautiful chandelier, too.
Sandi thanks so much for sharing this wonderful Mardi Gras brunch tablescape. I loved seeing it and your beautiful dining room!
Recources for Sandi’s Table:
Gold beaded placemats-Michae’s and Target over the years
China was my mother’s and is Bacchanal by Royal Worcester
Green chargers/purple chargers- Michael’s this year
Purple stemware was my mother’s-pattern unknown
Green stemware inherited from my Great Aunt Lynne-pattern unknown
Brass water goblets-Rich’s years ago
Gold Bamboo flatwear Service Merchandise 30 years ago
Mirrored plateau inherited from my great aunt
Peacock feathers-gift from a friend
Vase holding feathers was my mother’s
Brass candlesticks collected over the years or inherited
Beads-Party City/Dollar Tree
Plain masks-Dollar Tree this year
Feather masks Party City/ Hobby Lobby
Feather mask on a stick-GandGwebstore
2 matching Kabuki dolls with feathers-Goodwill Gainesville, Ga. this year $7.96 each
2 Purple dolls GoodWill this year $1.96 and $2.96 minus 25% senior discount!!!
Purple Jester Doll- The Hideaway Waverly Hall, Ga.$5.00
Harlequin ornaments GoodWill $5.00 for the package this year
Purple table topper thrift store find in Marietta, Ga-99 cents
Gold table topper and napkins-made from a shower curtain found in a thrift store in Marietta, Ga.$3.49
White serving pieces trimmed in gold-found antiquing over the years
Blue eggs in gift boxes and on sideboard from a farmer friend
Chocolate covered pralines from The Bakery in Waverly Hall, Ga.
Peacock wreath surrounding glass basket Michael’s this year
Looking forward to all the tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!
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