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Reveling in History 

A new take on vintage Carnival artifacts

click to enlarge Although this gift tag by F.G.&Co. has a Venetian carnival - theme, it reminds us this festive season has long been celebrated by - Americans outside New Orleans — in this case, Manhattan in 1882 - — $6.75 at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 897-3388; www.plumneworleans.com).
  • Although this gift tag by F.G.&Co. has a Venetian carnival theme, it reminds us this festive season has long been celebrated by Americans outside New Orleans — in this case, Manhattan in 1882 — $6.75 at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 897-3388; www.plumneworleans.com).



click to enlarge Based on his personal collection of Harper's Weekly historic - illustrations of early Mardi Gras from the 1870s -1880s, actor and - Hazelnut co-owner Bryan Batt designed a line of plates with West Coast - artist Shelley Venema. Functional and decorative, the plates are - handmade using a reverse-decoupage process with gold leaf and are - sealed, signed and numbered — $235 for the 9-inch by 14-inch - "Flambeau" plate at Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; - www.hazelnutneworleans.com).
  • Based on his personal collection of Harper's Weekly historic illustrations of early Mardi Gras from the 1870s -1880s, actor and Hazelnut co-owner Bryan Batt designed a line of plates with West Coast artist Shelley Venema. Functional and decorative, the plates are handmade using a reverse-decoupage process with gold leaf and are sealed, signed and numbered — $235 for the 9-inch by 14-inch "Flambeau" plate at Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com).



click to enlarge This illustration of the Pompeii-themed procession of the Krewe of - Proteus, which originally appeared in the Picayune in 1911, has - been reborn as wrapping paper — $4 per sheet at Plum (5430 - Magazine St., 897-3388; www.plumneworleans.com).
  • This illustration of the Pompeii-themed procession of the Krewe of Proteus, which originally appeared in the Picayune in 1911, has been reborn as wrapping paper — $4 per sheet at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 897-3388; www.plumneworleans.com).



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