For my entire life, we have always celebrated Shrove Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, with a pancake supper.
Most likely because it was sweet, and we always gave up anything sweet for Lent.
In England they actually call it “Pancake Day”.
As I grew older it was my most favorite fundraiser we did in our church youth group.
We would have a pancake supper at the church and sell tickets to all the parishioners.
Not being of the same denomination Mr. still finds the tradition strange.
This year I have decided to give the table some New Orleans bling for the occasion.
I have always loved the colors of Mardi Gras.
The greens, yellows and purples are such festive colors.
And it has given me an excuse to use the plates I inherited from my great Aunt Maudie.
She had such beautiful china and it is so much fun to use !
The plates are Heinrich and Company, Selb Barvaria. The pattern is known as HC79 at Replacements Ltd.
The silverplate pitcher is one my mother always used for flowers. I love carrying on that tradition.
I mean who doesn’t love the dollar store.
I find all kinds of fun goodies to decorate for a fun table.
They always have all kinds of stuff for every occasion.
And this year is no different.
I just love the colorful beads and fanciful masks.
And I am sure the grand girls will love the noise makers !
I found the tablecloth at a yard sale a few years ago and the colors worked perfectly for Mardi Gras.
The cloth napkins are some old ones that were my grandmothers.
My juice glasses were given to me by my MIL, and were hand blown in Mexico.
They have that great green color and sit kinda wonky. It must have been an apprentice at the pipe when these were made. 🙂
The silver flatware is the same one I use for most of my table settings. It is Chantilly by Gorham and it is still in production today.
What are your favorite things to do for Mardi Gras?
I hope you have a great one this year !