Mardi Gras Mambo Day 8: Krewe of Bacchus

The Krewe of Bacchus parade was founded in 1968 by several New Orleans business leaders whose dream was to revitalize Carnival.

Owen Edward Brennan, Sr., a New Orleans restaurant owner, realized that tourists in town for Mardi Gras, who were not part of Mew Orleans’ society circles, were largely prohibited from taking part in Carnival balls. In the late 1940’s, Brennan spent an enormous amount of money to appease his clientele an created the Krewe of Bacchus, open to both locals and tourists.
For several years, Carnival in New Orleans had been losing its luster. In 1968, Owen “Pip” Brennan, Jr., son of the late Brennan, held a meeting at Brennan’s Restaurant to address this problem. The solution was to revitalize the Krewe of Bacchus by staging a parade where the floats were bigger and more spectacular than anything seen in New Orleans before. They decided to also add a celebrity king to lead the parade, breaking ranks with 113 years of Carnival tradition.
The Krewe of Bacchus has become a Super Krewe with more than 1,350 members and 33 animated super-floats. This year’s theme is “Creatures of the Imagination” and King Bacchus is Val Kilmer.

Bacchus, in Greek mythology, was the god of wine and vegetation. He showed mortals how to cultivate grapevines and make wine. So to show our love of wine and Bacchus, the folks over at d’Pholk designs has offered to sponsor this giveaway.

They are generously offering one lucky reader a Wine Bottle Serving Tray.
Their eco friendly serving trays are made from recycled wine bottles. They carefully clean each bottle and remove the label before placing them into a kiln. Once flattened, each tray is individually decorated and comes with its own cheese knife which is tied on with raffia. Perfect for use in your home or as a gift.
This tray is made using a green glass wine bottle and is decorated with a lovely round focal bead. It comes with a white cork cheese spreader. They follow strict fusing and slumping techniques to give you an original, one of a kind functional and decorative art.
If you would love to have one of these to use at your next party, just enter below.
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How to Enter:
1. Head on over to d’Pholk Designs and tell me one other item you would love to have!

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Contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on February 21st. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.
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Comments

  1. Woooo-eee, that red and amber drop ring vase is soooo pretty! That’s a definite “would love to have.” I really like that bottle tray, too – fantastic giveaway! Thank you!
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  2. I follow you on Twitter (pending approval).

  3. I would like to have the Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl – yellow and black. Beautiful!

  4. I would love to have the “Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl” with the yellow, green, and orange. It would go well with my kitchen.

  5. Fused Glass Red and Amber Drop Ring Vase would look striking as an accent in my living room

  6. I would like to have the Four Fused Glass Hearts Magnets!

  7. I would love to have a Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray although I think I really love the bottle tray!

  8. LOVE the Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray – 7 Inches
    THANKS!

  9. have your button on my sidebar
    thanks again

  10. I love the multi colored Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl.

  11. I would like the Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Lavender with copper wire

  12. Very unique stuff!
    I like the Colorful Large Fused Glass Serving Tray!

  13. Large Eco Friendly Wine Bottle Serving Tray is neat. Talk about recycling. Very unique idea.
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  14. Wow, such pretty items! My favorite is the Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray.
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  15. the large fuzed glass serving tray thanks for the giveaway

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  17. The Blessed Bee says:

    I love the red and silver Fused Glass Star Suncatcher. Good luck to everyone.

  18. Love the Black and White Decco Fishscale Dish.

    Thanks,

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  19. I love the Colorful 11 Inch Fused Glass Tray the best.

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  20. I’m a follower.

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  21. Blue dot serving tray is so nice.

  22. I follow you on twitter

  23. gahome2mom says:

    My favorite is the Three Heart Fused Glass Love Suncatcher. Wonderful design!

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    http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/

  24. Everything is beautiful! I would love to have the Fused Glass Rainbow Pot Melt Bowl. So pretty!
    Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  25. I’m a follower (email subscriber)

  26. I would love to have the Fused Glass Rainbow Pot Melt Bowl

  27. I have your giveaway button.
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  28. Wow – what stunning work! I’m drooling over the Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray. asthenight at gmail dot com

  29. LoveMy2Dogs says:

    I absolutly love the Colorful Large Fused Glass Serving Tray.

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  30. I love the Red and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design

  31. LoveMy2Dogs says:

    I blogged about your giveaways

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  32. i like the Four Fused Glass Hearts Magnets.

  33. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    What great products! I really like the Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Lavender with copper wire. Very beautiful!

  34. I love their Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray, so very cool! Thank you so much!

  35. I like the Fused Glass Bowl (Rainbow)
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  36. Following/Twitter
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  37. deedleweedle says:

    I’d like the Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl.

  38. toughturtles says:

    Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Lavender with copper wire

  39. I just adore the Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray – I want and need it.

  40. I LOVE the Four Fused Glass Hearts Magnets! They are SO pretty!!

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  41. Fused Glass Red and Amber Drop Ring Vase

  42. I like the red and white fused glass bowl

  43. Great products. I like the Fused Glass Blue Flower Ornament.

  44. Fused Glass Red and Amber Drop Ring Vaseare awesome

  45. I really like their Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Lavender with copper wire. THanks for the great giveaway.

  46. iggysaysno says:

    Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Lavender with copper wire

  47. The Fused Glass Rainbow Pot Melt Bowl is pretty.

  48. I also like the Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl. Very pretty. Thank you for a great giveaway!
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  49. The Behlmers says:

    I like the Blue Dot serving tray! Thanks!
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  50. What a great idea, reusing wine bottles like that. It’s very appropriate for wine and cheese too.

    I also love the Red and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design.

  51. Glass Red and Amber Drop Ring Vase is soo pretty!
    kristi2bsb@Yahoo.com

    My kitchen is in wine glasses.

  52. I like the Black and White Decco Fishscale Dish.

  53. I also like the Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray. So pretty.

  54. I really like the Fused Glass Pocket Vase in red/amber. They are so pretty.

  55. I really like the Small Blue and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design.

  56. Red and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design

  57. Mardi Gras thoughts are with you!

    Love the small white fused glass bowl for a bit of fruit, looks like it would be just fun to look at…what a celebration in your tray and suncatchers too!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

  58. Kasey Reon says:

    Oh I love the shop. I especially like the Fused Glass Pocket Vase – blue and fuschia. It would look wonderful hanging in my kitchen window above the sink.

  59. Kasey Reon says:

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  60. Kasey Reon says:

    I sent a request to follow you on Twitter (floridaboatgirl)

  61. I would like to have the Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl – yellow and black.

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  62. i like the four fused glass hearts magnets!

  63. Alex Malorky says:

    I really love the bottle tray!

  64. Colorful Large Fused Glass Serving Tray would be used a lot at house.

  65. I would love the Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl… in red and orange!

  66. I really like the Black and White Decco Fishscale Dish. Thanks.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  67. Small Blue and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design is very pretty.

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  68. I like the Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl – Light Blue and Pale Pink!

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  69. What a fabulous shop I also like the Red and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design.
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  70. multi colored Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl.

  71. I think that the Fused Glass Christmas Tree Pendant is adorable!

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  72. joahsgrandma says:

    Colorful Large Fused Glass Serving Tray – 11 Inches … absolutely gorgeous. I’d display it all the time.

  73. joahsgrandma says:

    I’m following you on Twitter. Get well!

    slmiresse

  74. I love the Rainbow fused glass bowl. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Pink Confetti with copper wire

  76. Pamela Ray says:

    This would look great at my next wine get together.

  77. TXsunlover says:

    I like the Fused Glass Blue Flower Ornament and the Corona Bottle spoon rest!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  78. I like the fused glass heart magnets, simple and pretty!

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  79. I really like the Blue Dot Serving Tray! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  80. chromiumman says:

    would love the Colorful 11 Inch Fused Glass Tray

  81. I would love to have the “Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl” with the yellow, green, and orange.

  82. LOVE the Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl. The colors are amazing! What a cool website…bookmarked as there are some really cool gift ideas here.

  83. I really like the Blue Dot Serving Tray! Very pretty and unique.

    Thank you!
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  84. The Red and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design caught my eye right away! Lovely!

  85. Fused Glass Fishscale Serving Tray Love glass art

  86. The fishscale serving tray would be a nice piece to accompany the wine bottle tray.

    mcj4tlj@comcast.net

  87. I love love love the Fused Glass Bowl (Rainbow)!!

    thanks so much!

    strycker@slu.edu

  88. Small Blue and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design

  89. the Fused Glass Rainbow Pot Melt Bowl con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  90. Would love the Fused Glass Drop Ring Vase – beautiful colors!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

  91. I would love to have the Large Fused Pot Melt Bowl. garrettsambo@aol.com

  92. oh what a Beauty- the Colorful Large Fused Glass Serving Tray.Please enter me and ty. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

  93. Subscribed to follow you. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

  94. The Small Blue and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design
    would look great in my dining room

    sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  95. liliesrnice says:

    I like the green pot melt bowl. I love anything green and this bowl is unique!

  96. The Fused Glass Red and Amber Drop Ring Vase is unique and would make a perfect gift for my mother – along with flowers for her birthday.

  97. I really like the Fused Glass Red and Amber Drop Ring Vase. Thanks for having this giveaway

  98. Days of Whine & Noses says:

    I’m following your blog!

  99. Days of Whine & Noses says:

    grabbed your button for my blog!

  100. ZESTYWONDERLAND says:

    Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Lavender with copper wire is so cute!

    It would be like lays chips~ I would have to have more than just one!

    I love stars & I LOVE PURPLE!

    So prettyyyyyyyyy!

  101. Days of Whine & Noses says:

    I blogged about your giveaway on my blog…

    http://daysofwhineandnoses.blogspot.com/

  102. I like the Fused Glass Rainbow Pot Melt Bowl.

  103. Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier says:

    The Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl – Light Blue and Pale Pink is so pretty! I’d love to have that in my kitchen with some fruit in it.

  104. kathy pease says:

    i love the Fused Glass Drop Ring Vase – Topsy Turvy Series

  105. kathy pease says:

    following u on twitter klp1965

  106. the Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl is awesome

  107. Gorgeous items! I really love the 4 fused glass hearts. Thanks!!!

  108. This would be awesome. Please enter me.

  109. elsmarlouamrman says:

    I like the Fused Glass Star Suncatcher – Light Amber with copper wire – I would use it as an ornament for my Christmas tree. Very pretty. Thanks for this chance.

    elsmangeri@snet.net

  110. Days of Whine & Noses says:

    Just tweeted the giveaway on Twitter!

  111. autumnbride7 says:

    I love the Fused Glass Drop Ring Vase …abolutely gorgeous!!

  112. rivederlestelle says:

    I would love the red fused glass star suncatcher. keep doing what you’re doing!

  113. i like the blue dot serving tray

  114. I love the Red and White Fused Glass Bowl – Antique Lace Design.

  115. the Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl is definitely my fav!

  116. Swtlilchick says:

    I love the Fused Glass Star Suncatcher Lavender with copper wire.A nice piece.Thanks for the giveaway

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  118. I would love to have the Red and White Fused Glass Bowl with the Antique Lace Design. Thanks for the contest.
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  119. My favorite is the Fused Glass Rainbow Pot Melt Bowl! I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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