Items with a New Orleans Accent
Featuring our beloved Fleur de Lis

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Carsters - Coasters for your car!

Do you like to "drink" and drive? Of course, I'm not talking alcoholic drinks! But, I am willing to bet that the average American, driver or passenger, has some type of drink in the car with them most of the time. Why else would the car manufactures install cup holders throughout the vehicle?

Now for the big question.... do you get those annoying, messy drips in your cup holder?  Of course you do! Well, here's the solution... the Carster!

Carsters are coasters for your cup holders! They are absorbent stoneware coasters that soak up the annoying, messy drips from drinks in your cup holders.  Carsters are versatile and functional, designed to fit most cup holders in cars, trucks, SUV's, baby strollers and even golf carts.

So go ahead, get some carsters for all of your vehicle's cup holder and enjoy your drink while you drive!

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Toast to Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras!! As the Carnival Season enters that last big weekend before Mardi Gras Day or "Fat Tuesday" many traditions will be repeated just as they have in years gone past. One of the most important traditons will of course be "the toast." Everyone from Rex, King of Carnival" to the Mayor of New Orleans will be toasting the Carnival Season.

Looking to get in on some Mardi Gras toasting yourself? Then, check out these beautiful goblets.
What a better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with a toast with one of these elegent hand blown glasses?

These goblets come in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold. The elegant Fleur de lis on each of the glasses is sand etched by hand in Southeast Louisiana.

Here's a toast from us: "Wishing you all a safe and Happy Mardi Gras. Cheers!"

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Way Down in the Southern Louisiana Bayous

Are you ready for some more Swamp People? Tonight the History Channel will air the opening episode of Swamp People Season 3. According to the previews, it looks as though it will be an exciting one! This season's swamp hunters, both men and women, will have more on the line than ever before.
Even though the alligator hunters of the southern Louisiana bayous make alligator hunting look easy, it is not a sport for the everyday Joe.

Not to worry! If you dream of catching your very own alligator but don't want to go down into the muddy swamp risky life or limb, then I have the gators for you!
Meet two alligators that are easy to capture....

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux are the creations of a talented artist in Southeast Louisiana.  Both are made from 100% recycled beer glass, stone and roof shingles, which makes them eco friendly as well as cute! They are perfectly suitable for indoor or outdoor use and come in two sizes to meet your wall decor needs. Boudreaux measures in at a whopping 17.5" in length and Thibodeaux is a sizable catch of 10" in length.

Come get your own piece of da bayou here, cher!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Who Dat? Grilling

We had a great time grilling up some good eats Saturday in preparation for the New Orleans Saints against the Detroit Lions NFC Wild Card Playoff Game. Using our Fleur De Lis and Who Dat? Grill Toppers, we grilled just about every meat imaginable (except Lion)!

Grill Toppers are easy to use. Just set them on your grill rack and then place the meat of your choice directly on top of the logo, allowing the logo to sear on to your meat! You can turn ordinary grilled meats into exciting works of art!

Here's some of what we enjoyed before the game!

And, of course the New Orleans Saints did not let us down. They beat the Detroit Lions 45 - 28. Securing them one step closer to Super Bowl XLVI!!
Who Dat?!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

So many reasons to be proud to be a part of the Who Dat Nation!

What an awesome football season the 2011 regular season was for the New Orleans Saints! And, we were so excited to be a part of the history. The Saints ended their season with a record breaking game on New Year's Day.  What a way to start the new year!
Here's the low down on the records. Hope we covered them all!
(PS....there were so many!)

Let's start with the team:

NFL Records
  • Total yards – 7,474
  • Passing yards - 5,347
  • Home points – 329
  • Completion percentage – 71.3%
  • Completions – 472
  • First downs – 416
  • Passing first downs – 280
  • Fumbles – 6
Franchise Records
  • Wins – 13 (tied 2009)
  • Home record – 8-0
  • Points – 547 (510 in 2009)
  • Touchdowns – 66
  • Point After Touchdowns – 63
  • Yards per play – 6.7
  • Yards per rush – 4.9
  • Pass attempts – 662
  • Fumbles lost – 5
  • Turnovers – 19
  • Punting average – 46.9
  • Third down conversion – 118

Now for individual records!

Darren Sproles
 Combined yards 2,696 -  NFL Records (Individual)

 Jimmy Graham
99 receptions; 1,310 receiving yards by a tight end - Franchise Records (Individual)

John Kasay
144 points; 63 PATs - Franchise Records (Individual)

And of course Drew Brees
Passing yards 5,476 ; Completions 468; Completion percentage 71.2 percent; 300-yard games 13; Consecutive 300-yard games 7; Games with 20-plus completions 35 straight - NFL Records (Individual)
46 touchdowns; 110.6 QB rating - Franchise Records (Individual)

We are so proud to be part of the Who Dat Nation that we show off like this!

Want to show that you are a part of the Who Dat Nation? Well, check this out!

Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints for a great 2011 regular season. Here's to the run for Superbowl XLVI!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Got wine?

Have you ever been to a cocktail party where the hostess just poured you a nice glass of your favorite wine and then offered you to sample some of the delectable morsels from the buffet table? If you are like me, you feel as though you need eight arms just to juggle the glass, the plate, the napkin, etc., etc. Well, the good people at Thirstystone have come up with a solution. Let me introduce you to Winers.

Winers are mini appetizer plates for the top of your glass!

Winers let you have one hand free for talking and eating.  They are perfect for appetizers and desserts. How do they stay on top of your glass without sliding you ask? The unique patented rubber gasket on the bottom of the plate keeps it in place on the top of your glass and fits most wine and drinking glasses. And, of course, can be used with or without a glass.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oh, When Saints Go Marching In

I woke up this morning with the song "When the Saints Go Marching In" stuck in my head. Now, I'm not sure if it was because the New Orleans Saints marched up and down the field of the Superdome last night beating the Indianapolis Colts 62 -7 on Sunday Night Football. Or, was it that I was sporting this new Fleur De Lis t-shirt.

How awesome is this! The Fleur De Lis is created out of the words to the song "When the Saints Go Marching In."

What a clever way to depict the Fleur de Lis than using the words to a song that is most recognized with the city of New Orleans. In the 1930's, Native New Orleanian, Louis Armstrong, was the first to turn this American gospel hymn into a nationally known pop tune. Today, most people associate the song being played by a jazz band in the New Orleans French Quarter. Also, the song is played during the New Orleans Saints games in the Superdome every time the Saints score a touchdown.

So, come on and get your own Fleur De Lis t-shirt and "go marching in with the Saints"