Mardi Gras Holiday Home Decor
Mardi Gras is a special time in New Orleans. Aside from what most of the country sees on the TV, it is a holiday steeped in rich tradition with secret societies, unusual customs, beautiful costumes and a colorful history that has been the subject of many books and movies. The world’s fascination with Mardi Gras and the revelry and mysticism that surrounds the Carnival season. Around New Orleans and the surrounding cities, it is common to decorate one’s home with purple, green and gold decorations both outside and around the house. There are many parties during the Mardi Gras season for parade, debutantes and just because - there is always a reason to celebrate this time of year, and anything goes.
Gifts and Decorations for the Mardi Gras Holiday Season
We love our Mardi Gras themed gifts and home decor because each piece represents an iconic image from the Carnival season and something that is uniquely New Orleans. The Mardi Gras season traditionally begins on Twelfth Night after Christmas and lasts until Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Although this holiday has religious roots, it does not discriminate. All are welcome to celebrate Mardi Gras, and if you ever visit, you will notice that most of the city pretty much shuts down to celebrate. Local businesses close on Fat Tuesday while the rest of the country carries on through their normal week. Here you will find great Mardi Gras decor and favors for balls, hostesses and even for out of town guests. This is a fun time of year to give small gifts in honor of Carnival royalty or just because. Our selection of Mardi Gras themed jewelry and ornaments from New Orleans’ own India Stewart are special pieces that were inspired by her upbringing in this city and her love for everything New Orleans. Through her work, she makes it easy to bring a bit of the Big Easy home with you, no matter where you live.