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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2011!

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2011! If you thought that decorating

for Christmas was fun, you should see what it’s like here in

New Orleans for Mardi Gras!


Be transported on a horse-drawn carriage in Jackson Square...


Or take the cable car to join the fun!


Here’s a look inside a shop window in the French Quarter...


A close-up details all of the Mardi Gras goodness that abounds...


Even bicycles are decorated for the occasion!


Happy Mardi Gras Everyone!

Oh, and one more thing--if you love black and white, just scroll down to the next post to see what I've got posted for you!

Linking this to Rednesday!

38 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Cindy Sweetie...
How beautiful everything looks. I can so see myself taking a horse drawn carriage ride. Oh what fun that would be.

I have always wanted the little baby out of a king cake, and never gotten one. Waahhhhh. Have you? Love the mardi gras beads as well, but have never had any of those either. I bet it is a lot of fun.

Keep taking pics, then I can say I too have been to Mari Gras.

I am having a CSN giveaway, pop over and sign up.

Have a glorious week sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Ann said...

Love Mardi Gras!! Hubby and I went to New Orleans for the festivities while he was stationed in Biloxi, MS 24 years ago. We had a blast!
Thanks for the memories. :o)
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Donna said...

What great photos, Cindy! I've never been to Mardi Gras before, I have heard that things get crazy down there! I love the bicycle, that is awesome! Thanks for sharing:)

Genie said...

I have photos of my parents in the parade on a float in clown costumes. My daddy was from NOLA. I really enjoyed this post. I spent a week there in the library searching out our genealogy and got to see the red cable cars. Maybe one day I will get to Mardi Gras.

Heirloom Gypsy said...

Happy Mardi Gras, Cindy!!!
Hugs,
Sabre'

Regina said...

hello, Cindy
this time of year should be great. All the people so happy, everything is so colorful and the city is alive!
Thanks for the photos. A quick look for me on the Jackson Square with horse-drawn carriages.

sending greetings
Regina

Barbara said...

Well Happy Mardi Gras my friend! I've had horse drawn carriage rides in New York City, NY and in Hot Springs, AR. Both rides were a lot of fun. Do you try to avoid all the crowds? I'm sure it's very busy there.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing more! We loved New Orleans!

Cat & Cricket said...

Cindy~ grab the bike!!! I love it! have fun and be safe!
Smiles~
Cat

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh how fun girl!
Watch you post box, I'm sending you a little bling!

Your the best,
Keep inspiring all things French
Merci
xox
~Cheers
Dore

PS. Wish I were there to deliver it in person.

Ann Nichols said...

What a fun post!! Made me long for the days when I could take a 4 hour drive over to your beautiful city! The colors are so perfect!
Blessings!
Ann

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

OH wow I love the decorations and colors! Thanks for reminding me of Shrove Tuesday coming up. We have a fund raiser for breast cancer at our pancake restaurant.
Happy Mardi Gras! (how many beads are you going to collect???)

Cameron said...

The colors are amazing, of course, even without the decorations, New Orleans is a pretty awesome place!!

Happy Mardi Gras to you!
Don't do anything I wouldn't do *wink wink* ;P

Brenda Brown said...

Oh how wonderful Cindy, it's something I have never experienced, but looks amazing fun. I love decorating at Christmas and this would be another excuse for me. The bike is crazy but brilliant, it really grabbed my attention.
Have a great time.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxoxo

Cinner said...

Some day I plan on getting to Mardi Gras for sure. I hope you have just a fabulous time. hugs.

Donnie said...

I've been to New Orleans but never for Mardi Gras. Love the colors and that decorated bike is so cute.

sissie said...

Hi Cindy,
I've never been to Mardi Gras, but I bet it's lots of fun. I'd love to have that bike!

hugs
Sissie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the bike!

ANGIE said...

Hi Cindy. Thanks for the Mardi Gras post...oh how I miss N'Awlins! I saw your post on my blog. I lived on Maureen Lane and my best friend lived in Lexington....on Bradbury. I think I'll visit my niece for Mardi Gras. She lives in Chalmette.

We met thru OWOH but I feel that I've met a Parish blogging friend! Have a wonderful day!

Kim said...

Hey Cindy, I love Mardi Gras, I love that bicycle! My husband and I will be celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary this Sat. the 19th, we spent our honeymoon in New Orleans and had the best time!!! xo ♥

Lesley said...

I love how nothing is allowed to escape the fun!

Light and Voices said...

What a hoot! cya next week.
Joyce Meyer

Ira said...

Thanks for sharing all of those lovely pictures with us Cindy!! I've always wanted to go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras! It looks totally different than how we celebrate over here. BTW, did you know that I'm actually selling Halloween costumes (for carnival)? We'll be celebrating in a couple of weeks from now, LOL!

Feathers and Flight said...

Hello Dear Cindy!
Mardi Gras Looks like it would be so much Fun! New Orleans looks to be a Fun Adventure! Thank You for Sharing!
I am sorry I have fallen behind on getting Back to you. My Youngest Katelyn has been sick and Sporting a significant Fever. She is feeling a bit Better today. Relief!
Thank you so Much for your Visits and Support! I still can't believe That my piece will be Published!You are so Appreciated by me Cindy!
Happy Wednesday!
Hugs
Jill

Trisha said...

One of the things on my bucket list is to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras...oh what fun! Love this post!

~Trisha

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

Looks beautiful. Have a wonderful day and I just wanted to let you know, I am still posting at agypsyangel.blogspot.com too. Hugs, Kim

Carol said...

Mardi Gras already !!!!! Love the photos. Looks like a lot of fun.

~~Carol~~ said...

I've never ever been to New Orleans, but I can only imagine what it's like during Mardi Gras! I especially like the shot of that bicycle covered in beads!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Emakesart said...

I love the photo of the bike!!

xoE

Emakesart said...

Oh, and I LOVE your blog banner and also just checked out your etsy shop and I see that it is a wonderful and very dangerous place for me!

xoE

La said...

Hi Cindy!

I love the Mardi Gras Wreath. I'll take a slice of King Cake, please.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sounds and looks like such fun, Cindy! Thanks for sharing with us!
XO,
Jo

Suzann said...

Hi Cindy!!!
You are so sweet to stop by....thanks!!!
Enjoy your evening!!!! I know I know you are probably busy creating something wonderful!!!
Suzann ~xoxox~

Suz said...

One of my very favorite places to visit, Cindy. I didn't know that is where you lived. We bought the most wonderful painting there that hangs over our fireplace, an angel that is done in a sort of broad impressionistic style.
Love the post and the music...so fun!
Hugs,
Suz

Lululiz said...

I have never been to the Mardi Gras, only seen pictures and tv, but my word, what a riot of colour! Must be a pretty awesome experience.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have never been to the Mardi Gras. But your pics look very cool & colorful !
Blessings,
~Myrna

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for sharing the beautiful decorations of Mardi Gras.
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Greetings from the Philippines! Just found your blog and I love it! So many luscious projects! You are so amazingly creative and prolific! Patsy from
HeARTworks