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.
Don’t forget, you can DOUBLE your chances by visiting What Mommies Need.
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. 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!

  2. Days of Whine & Noses says:

    I blogged about your giveaway on my blog…

    http://daysofwhineandnoses.blogspot.com/

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

  4. 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.

  5. kathy pease says:

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

  6. kathy pease says:

    following u on twitter klp1965

  7. the Large Fused Glass Pot Melt Bowl is awesome

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

  9. This would be awesome. Please enter me.

  10. 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

  11. Days of Whine & Noses says:

    Just tweeted the giveaway on Twitter!

  12. autumnbride7 says:

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

  13. rivederlestelle says:

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

  14. i like the blue dot serving tray

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

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

  17. Swtlilchick says:

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

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

  18. Swtlilchick says:

    Favorite you in Technorati
    (Swtlilchick)

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

  19. I would love to have the Red and White Fused Glass Bowl with the Antique Lace Design. Thanks for the contest.
    kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

  20. 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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