Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi Gras

For the Rainbow Lady's Mardi Gras challenge.

Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the beads after Mardi Gras?
Melted Bead Lamps
Mural made with beads
I've never been to Mardi Gras but I did spend a glorious few
days in New Orleans.   Years ago we took a Commordore Cruise
 that departed from New Orleans and added on 4 days in
New Orleans for sightseeing.  

By today's cruise standards
this line surely wouldn't measure up.   But, we thoroughly
enjoyed our cruise experience with them.   Commodore has since
gone bankrupt and the Enchanted Isle was scrapped in 2004.

If you ever get the chance to visit New Orleans I highly recommend it.
Beautiful sites, wonderful music and marvelous food.
When we visit a new city we like to tour the city.   Sometimes
we use a Tour Group but most times we take public transportation.
One of the best things we did was take the  St. Charles Ave
Streetcar thru the Garden District of New Orleans.

It was a great way to explore.

Even a New Orleans cemetery is beautiful

Did I mention food?

Beignet and Coffee
Muffuletta sandwich

Beautiful and yummy, too.


Jen said...

Fabulous piece of work,love the layers. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great card, Jeanette and I loved hearing about your travels. Thanks for joning us at Rainbow Lady.

ElizabethR said...

Great card and aren't those lampshade gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow lady's this week. Elizabeth x

Rainbow Lady said...

An awesome card and lovely bits of information and pictures.... thanks you sooo much
Love Cynthia x I plan to go one day before I die lol

Claire said...

Gorgeous project, really striking. Love the bead pics too. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
Claire xx