February 2, 2013

Hello, February!

Happy Saturday, all. I hope your weekend is going well so far. I did a small bit of decorating yesterday, then took one aspect down to rework. That was a wreath for the front door that had its embellishments removed and transferred to a different one that is less lopsided and lumpy. Now our front door is all about Mardi Gras:
It's an ordinary wreath strung with beads and wrapped with purple and green ribbon as well as some ruched gold trim. There is a small pair of comedy and tragedy masks suspended from the bottom. Wait a minute. It did have a metallic gold, purple and green decoration in the middle that apparently has blown away. Oops!

The terrarium also got blinged up before the austerity of Lent arrives:
The fake succulents have been joined by some gaudy masks complete with glitter, feathers and dramatic shapes and more beads, larger and shinier. It's a cheerful addition of color and cheer at this time of year.

Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? Being next door to Louisiana, it's always been a popular holiday in Houston. Galveston Island celebrates for twelve days straight, from the first till Ash Wednesday with  parades, live entertainment, balcony parties and much more. If you plan to indulge, laissez les bons temps rouler! 

Till next time,

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Very festive! Love the wreath, despite the missing blown-away element! And the terrarium is really a clever (cat-proof, too!) spot to add some Mardi Gras decor.