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Life in the South:

The adventures of three sisters: Gracie Hope, Faith and other things to make you smile.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tis The Season...Mardi Gras Season that is!

Down here on the Gulf Coast up thru the Mississippi River, we all celebrate Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" or "Shrove Tuesday". It is the last day of feasting before Lent and this year it falls on Tuesday, February 24 th.

The "Season" is typically celebrated from Epiphany thru Ash Wednesday with Colorful Parades, Floats, Beads, Trinkets, King Cakes, Masks, Balls, and Moon Pies! Krewes plan these events all year long with fund raisers etc.

You may not be able to come to New Orleans or Mobile so I have created this beautiful Wreath to celebrate Mardi Gras no matter where you may live. You can find it on my website @

Enjoy life!


gail said...

HI INKA!!!! First,, thats the perfect Mardi Gras Wreath. So pretty!
And SECOND,,, where have you been? I have been thinking about you, and missed you. I hope your doing great. Dont be a stranger. Big hugs,,, gail

Lisa McDonald said...


Love the wreath, very festive indeed.


Shabby Shan said...

Inka, Mardi Gras sounds like a lot of fun! What a great wreath. Thanks for sharing!


Patricia said...

Inka, so glad you're back! That is a great wreath!
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Well it's about time you got your hiney back! hee,hee,hee. Missed ya! Love the wreath. Love you.

Unknown said...

Inka, I was just beginning to worry about you and was going to ask someone... but, here you are! I use to do Mardi Gras. It is such a fun time. I love your wreath - great job - makes me wish I was down there and decorating again too!
Pink Hugs,

Susan - InHerOwnWords said...

WOW! That's amazing! Very creative and fun! What a great photo

Eileen & Karen said...

Wow Inka! What a great wreath! We've missed you!

Deb said...

That is a beautiful Mardi Gras wreath....very festive and very "New Orleans"!

Pink hugs,

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Inka,

What a pretty mardi gras wreath!
It's great to see you back after a long while!
Have a great week!

Pei Li

Susan said...

LOVE that wreath! I love color!
Susan *dutchrose*

Angel Heart Designs said...

Hi! Inka...WOW! beautiful you dress up and wear a mask like those? Sounds like fun.. Thanks for sharing what makes you sparkle?