Mardi Gras trees of Fairhope

Store owner offers tips to decorate your own festive tree this year

By Melanie LeCroy, Lifestyle Editor, melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 1/21/22

In the land of Mardi Gras, there is no reason to put your Christmas tree away after New Year's. Simply remove the Christmas décor and add the purple, green and gold.If you need inspiration, …

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Mardi Gras trees of Fairhope

Store owner offers tips to decorate your own festive tree this year

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In the land of Mardi Gras, there is no reason to put your Christmas tree away after New Year's. Simply remove the Christmas décor and add the purple, green and gold.
If you need inspiration, just take a walk around Fairhope. Businesses around town are decorated for Mardi Gras inside and out, and if you need some help, stop into Southern Veranda Flower and Gift Gallery located at 105 North Bancroft St.
Carl Clark, AIFD, owner of Southern Veranda, offered a few tips to bring the laissez les bons temps rouler spirit to your tree.
"Gather any old beads or anything you have gotten from previous years, that have memories of Mardi Gras and add them to the tree," Clark said.
The tree inside Southern Veranda holds a framed photo of Clark and his daughter from their time as king and queen of the Mystic Stripers.
Most local craft stores carry Mardi Gras décor and ornaments you can add to your tree. Top it all off with a full custom bow. Clark and his staff make custom bows starting at $18.95. They can also incorporate feathers or other items into the bow.

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