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Best of the crafts at the second weekend of Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz Fest marathon hits its home stretch this weekend. Not that you need a break (goodness, no), but if you want one, make sure to take those dancing legs to the craft tents to check out local wares and those from across the globe. Click through the photo gallery above for our picks from the best of the second weekend’s Jazz Fest crafts lineup.

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More top picks from the craft booths at the first weekend of Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz Fest’s funky spirit is alive and well in the craft tents. This weekend’s lineup of art work, decorative accessories, jewelry and home decor is worth a detour from the music stages and food booths. So add shopping to the list of don’t-miss events at the Fair Grounds.

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Clearly beautiful glass. Times-Picayune

One way to add character to your home is to integrate some period pieces into your decor. Using vintage glass is an easy way to accomplish this. No two old-glass pieces are alike, giving a space that one-of-a-kind feel.

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Kind of blue, the ocean hue. Times-Picayune

Yes, I’m biased: Blue is my favorite color. Even though the calming hue enchants most people, many are fearful of using it in home decor. Fear not. This color looks fantastic on floors, walls, pretty much anywhere. Here are some items that will allow you to add a splash of blue without over-committing — until you, too, discover how much you love it.

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Add a new dimension. Times-Picayune

We know that splashes of color can add interest to a room, but how about touches of texture? Eye-catching texture gives your home visual depth, influencing not only how your spaces appear, but also how they feel. Try contrasting smooth and rough textures for a contemporary look.

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A little bit of Mardi Gras. Times-Picayune

Carnival is not only a fun time for parades and social gathering but also a time to add a dash of New Orleans to your home decor. These fantastic items will fill your space with the Mardi Gras spirit during the holiday season and all year long.

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The power of pink: Cool Stuff. The Times-Picayune

The color experts at Pantone are at it again. For 2011, they step back from the calm of turquoise (so 2010) and take a leap toward the brilliant, naming honeysuckle pink the color of the year. While tamer or wilder versions are available, pink easily translates to all styles of décor. So start the year with a bold step into the land of pink.

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