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The Accents Inc website was originally created to allow relocated New Orleanians a place to find cross stitch designs that speak to them of home. While we have a full line of cross stitch products in the shop (including charts not related to NOLA) we have never added these items to the website. Our intention in 2013 is to add fibers and fabrics to the website so that you can order the materials that you need to actually stitch your designs. I anticipate that it will take months to get the products uploaded, but the goal is to see it happen before the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are looking for a product we welcome your phone calls or emails.
About Accents: we are a brick and mortar needlework shop located in the metropolitan New Orleans area. We opened on July 5, 1984. Our product line is counted cross stitch. Since Hurricane Katrina we have specialized in seeking charts relating to the culture of our city and our state, but we stock a full line of fabrics, fibers and cross stitch products.
*** Category Descriptions ***
*Accessories – premade items that can be stitched onto or embellishments that can be added to stitching, such as Charms, Towels, Tuckable Pillows. Designs shown on items are sold separately.
*Architecture – plantations and buildings found in the city and surrounding area
*Cuisine – foods we love such as Red Beans & Rice, Crawfish Boil, Coffee & Beignets
*Fleur de lis – the symbol of New Orleans; we stock a large selection of fleur de lis charts
*French Quarter – charts of the French Quarter (aka Vieux Carre`)
*Louisiana – charts with heritage relating to the Acadian cornerstone of Cajun LA, Southern themes, Hurricane Tracking Maps
*Magnolias – magnolia, iris and camellia charts
*Mardi Gras – charts featuring Mardi Gras themes
*New Orleans – landmarks and nostalgia of the city, such as streetcars, snowballs, Mr Bingle
*Schools – local high schools, Loyola and UNO
*Teams – LSU, Tulane, Saints and other local sports teams
*** How to Navigating the Website ***
To see a larger image of a design, click on the small image. To see the stitch count and description of a design, click on the name of the chart. The website is a work in progress so changes, additions and deletions are constantly in motion. If you have any problem using the site, you can reach us by email or phone (504-888-2458) during our shop hours which are Tuesday-Friday 10am til 5pm, Saturday 10am til 4pm. We are closed on Sunday and Monday.
*** Mardi Gras ***
We invite you to visit our city during Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras Day is always on a Tuesday and can fall as early as February 3 or as late as March 9th. The beginning of Mardi Gras season is January 6th, the Feast of Twelfth Night (feast of the Epiphany or Little Christmas in some cultures). Mardi Gras ends at midnight on Mardi Gras Day (the day before the beginning of the Lenten season).
Future Mardi Gras dates: Mar.4, 2014; Feb.17, 2015; Feb.17, 2016; Feb.9, 2017; Feb.28, 2018; Feb.13, 2019
*** Lagniappe ***
Collect your lagniappe (something extra for free, a thank you) chart by hovering over the “Lagniappe” link at the top of the page and then clicking on “Complimentary Chart”. Laissez les bon temps rouler!