W e treasure our Muses shoes from friends and co- workers. I especially love krewe member Natalie Pompilio’s; she uses beautiful costume jewelry from her late mother’s vast collection. So sentimental!" -ron carrier

Ron displays their growing collection of shoes, the krewe’s coveted signature throw, around a ceramic urn generously stuffed with regal plumage. The juxtaposition of the hand bedazzled and beaded stilettos, which on their own are tiny works of pop art, with the formal chandelier dripping with crystals pretty much says it all about the high-low spirit of Mardi Gras. In their living room and breakfast area, fanciful paper “float flowers” are dramatically arranged on a center column and custom hand painted pillows are personality plus. A handmade ceramic king cake pedestal stand complete with a baby, painted wooden flambeau carriers and vintage tabletop pottery deliver playful touches throughout the lively space. The dining room centerpiece features a whimsical papier mache king cake circling an elegant glass and pewter bowl where guests can toss their day’s catch. “I’m a collector and Mardi Gras is all about more is more,” says Ron. “We have so much talent here. It’s exuberant and joyful and definitely something to embrace!”



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