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24 February, 2009

Mardi Gras!...What's on Your Wall and Wordless Wednesday


Welcome to What's on Your Wall Wednesday with our gracious hostess, Barb at Grits and Glamour. Be sure to drop by her blog to be inspired with decorating and cooking tips and to see a list of this week's participants!


In keeping with my Mardi Gras theme, I would like to share this poster which is one of my favorite souvenirs of my first trip to New Orleans many years ago. I added the scroll work above and below to give it a little more presence. I love the colorful birds and the lace on the clown's costume!


Of course, the French Quarter was my favorite part of New Orleans! Saint Louis Cathedral is at its heart. Yes...I know this isn't my wall! lol Bear with me...I'm getting there!


In Jackson Square surrounding the cathedral there are all sorts of artists and street performers. You can stroll around and listen to some jazz, buy a painting or have your portrait sketched. And that's what we did...


This is a sketch of my daughter when she was two years old that was done by one of the artists in New Orleans. Now she is twenty-eight and has a family of her own, but her little face will be captured forever as a sweet reminder of a special vacation in New Orleans at Mardi Gras!

Don't forget to visit Barb and see what's on everyone's wall this week!


Welcome to Wordless Wednesday with our most charming hostess, Dixie from way down in French Lique, Texas! Please be sure to drop by her wonderful blog to see a list of this week's participants and to find out how to play along! Our phrase this week is.....


MARDI GRAS!








Laissez les bons temps rouler!! Be sure to drop by French Lique, Texas to say hello to Miss Dixie and check out this week's participants!

41 comments:

  1. Amazing mardi gras photos!
    Kathy

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  2. Look at Kitty! she's partying too! and of course...
    amour cela musique DIXIEland! Oui!

    hugs. Dixie

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  3. Great Mardi Gras photos Debbie! The king cake looks yummy! And I'm happy to see that Baby Kitty and Miss Isabella are joining in the festivities - just don't let them play with those beads! Hugs, Kathy

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  4. What a colorful celebration!! Happy WW to you and happy Fat Tuesday!

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  5. Your kitties are the cutest things and so patient to wear those masks and let you take pictures. They just crack me up. Love the post. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Now those are some cool cats! It looks like everyone at your house enjoyed Mardi Gras.

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  7. I loved New Orleans and Mardi Gras....I used to love love love it until I saw it's seedier side...I heard today during one of the parades 5 people including a small child was shot....not good, not good at all...

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  8. love the masks on the kitties :)

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  9. Great pictures of MardiGras. I love your blog header and background - looks wonderful. :)Nancy

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  10. Hi Debbie,
    I love these pics! They are so very festive and fun. Have you been to Mardi Gras? Cindy

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  11. Totally fun pictures!! Your kitties are just too cute!

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  12. Great colourfull photo's and I see your staff had a ball too.

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  13. Hi Debbie, love the masks on the cats. I could only get mine on the small dog! LOL
    ~Ann

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  14. I have to say I just adore the kitten and the mask hahaha wonderful - Judith

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  15. DEAR DEBBIE,
    LOVE THAT PASTY...KING CAKE...I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE...I HAVE JUST READ ABOUT THEM
    I LOVE THAT YOUR KITTIES WERE ALL IN THE MOOD FOR MARDI GRAS...THEY LOOKED REALLY CUTE
    HUGS
    debbie

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  16. PASTRY....PASTRY.....PASTRY KING CAKE
    IT IS VERY LATE OR ACTUALLY EARLY
    HUGS
    debbie

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  17. Your Mardi Gras cats are just the cutest!!!! :D Jewel

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  18. I love the kitty wearing the mask.

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  19. I love the pictures! The music is great too!
    I changed my music also to fit the theme.

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  20. Beautiful and colorful!..Christine

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  21. Well you certainly came up with some good ones this week.You blew me away.These are awesome.Wonderful post...Ann

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  22. Good Morning Debbie! Your masked kitties are adorable! and what a treasure to have from a vacation. My cousin was married in that cathedral! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

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  23. Great Fat Tuesday post! What a precious sketch of your baby!

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  24. Mardi Gras! That makes me want to eat some Beignets and Crepes!

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  25. Eh bien mon ami ... bonjour! Il est bon d'être ici une fois de plus. Et je ne suis pas déçu, pour être certain. Vous avez fait un excellent choix sur les Mardis Gras affiche, le fer de travail est précisément ce qui était nécessaire. Bonne écoute! Et oh la belle esquisse de votre fille ... je sais, c'est le trésor plus sincères ...!! Merci de partager cette perle.

    En ce qui concerne la kitties ... et j'ai une faiblesse, il ya ... et j'ai partagé vos photos avec mon chat pack ... et ils ont tous envoyer des salutations Mardis Gras (à l'exception de Mr Boo Bear qui a demandé s'il voulait kitty perles !) LOL mauvaise peu kitty. LOL

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  26. Hi Debbie, looks like your cats are having a swinging good time!

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  27. Hi Dear Friend - loved that pencil drawing. What an angelic face! I have never been to NO during Mardis Gras - maybe one day. No flashing ta-ta's for me, though. Well, unless they are throwing out plates. LOL Hope you are well - thinking of you often. Wish I could come down to your GA luncheon. It would be such a hoot. I still want to meet up in Charleston this Spring/Summer. ttyl dear one, Barb

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  28. Debbie,

    Loved this post. NOLA is such fun! And that pic of your daughter is precious. How on earth do you get your kitty babies to be such good posers? That picture is a hoot! Loved it!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday... (I'm still exhausted)!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  29. Mardi Gras looked like a blast! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

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  30. Your Mardi Gras pictures are delightful! And so are the kitties!!!!!

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  31. Ok you pulled a fast one and added to your post! I love the poster and the way you added the scrollwork, great idea! And the portrait of your dear daughter is precious. Great post (love the music too). Hugs, Kathy

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  32. Who is that masked kitty? Love it!!!! I went to New Orleans about 15 years ago, but not at Mardi Gras. It was still a fabulous place to visit. I'd love to go back.

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  33. The kitty is so cute ! and what a precious forever picture of you daughter!

    blessings
    mary

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  34. Hi Debbie! Those kitty cats wuth their Mardi Gras masks really make me laugh...so cute! And the sketch of your daughter as a little girl is beyond adorable...what a wonderful way to capture a moment in time. :-)

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  35. Debbie,
    Très bien - comme d'habitude - surtout le dessin (le bon mot?) de ta fille .....c'est magnifique -un vrai trésor!! Linda

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  36. The sketch of your daughter is so precious! Great post! ♥

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  37. My absolute favorite picture in this post is the drawing of your daughter. Mardi Gras will fade for another year, but that sketch will endure.

    I really like the way you highlighted your souvenir poster. The Cathedral is beautiful.

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  38. Thanks so much, Glenda! It is a wonderful souvenir! Yes, I loved the cathedral and Jackson Square! It just feels so festive...like you are somewhere really far away!! Have a great weekend!!...Debbie

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie