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November 6, 2018

A Little Deco for the Thanksgiving Holiday

I added a turkey and some pumpkins to the mantel.  

I set a wreath below the pumpkins and tipped this one a bit.

I realized this turkey's coloring would work well with the big candle holders so it was chosen to set up there this year.

Instead of stripping the mantel I just added to it and kept my center floral arrangement.  

I'm happy with it- just enough to feel festive!

On the big wood top dividing the rooms I set out my pheasants which have been on the mantel many times.  The sun managed to shine if only for a bit the day I snapped these pics!  It's been rainy and gloomy!

I found the candle at TJMaxx...and it smells so good!  I loved that it had a copper top and the leaves decorating it.  The smell is just a nice aroma of classic scents of fall.

I centered my McKenzie Childs turkey and accented it with a few more of my McKenzie Childs pumpkins.  All of these pumpkins were seen recently on my Halloween Etagere I posted "here

I found the table topper in Frankenmuth last summer.  I've been waiting to put it out!

It's missing something though!

I added a lantern.   I've got all my flameless candles running around the house on timers.  Since it's getting darker sooner I tend to use them much more!

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November 4, 2018

Amaryllis For The Holidays

This is the time of the year you can get the Amaryllis bulbs and starting growing them for the holidays.
It's dark and overcast outside so I used my manual settings to get lighten things up.  As you can also see in the background my "Thanksgiving" cactus is in full bloom!

We were at Home Depot and I spotted these wax coated Amaryllis that you don't have to water. A couple of years ago I ran across this idea of growing them in a tall glass cylinder at a garden center.  I shared a post of my visit to Terrain in Pennsylvania which you can see "here".  Lots of inspiration for the holidays there!

I thought I'd share the basic info for growing these which as you can see is going to be very easy!

I had two glass cylinder vases that I knew would work.  I decided to dress it up a bit to  so I picked up some gold painted glass chips and reindeer moss (Michael's).

I had some wired ribbon that I figured would give it a bit more of a festive look.  The larger check is new from JoAnn's.  The also have it in a much larger 4" size.   

I used the whole container of gold pieces and made a little indent in the center for the bulb to rest.

The bulb comes with a wire stand so you can set it on any surface to grow.

The bulb is heavy so I layered a bunch of the moss knowing that the bulb would crush it down a bit.

And here they are!  I hope they don't grow too fast!  One thing I never liked about growing Amaryllis is how long the leaves are plus the stem of the flower can get a bit tippy so I hope this will work out well and cure those issues.  If you try this just make sure your cylinder is large enough to place these in.  For reference the inside measurement of my cylinders is 4 1/4" across.  

I love what the ribbon added!
I hope you liked this and find some inspiration from it!

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October 30, 2018

Halloween Tablescapes Past and Present

My most recent "Toxic and Creepy" tablescape.
 I create all my Halloween tablescapes for fun!

A lighthearted Halloween tablescape.

In 2017 my "Dining With Luann"
I had some fun with a styrofoam form, fabric and mod podge! Creepy cute!

Lacy fabric draped over an orange tablecloth looking like a big spider web.  I attached some ribbon and styrofoam balls to the cone shaped centerpiece.  All in fun!

 In 2016 my "Halloween Extravaganza"
This is a favorite!  I did a lot of extras for this one!

There are more and you can browse at those up in the tabs bar.  Select the "Tablescapes" dropdown menu and then "Halloween".  

Can't get enough of the beautiful red Japanese maples cast against the golden yellow fall leaves!

Halloween will be perfect this year.  There are still some colorful leaves on the trees and the weather will be fantastic too!  I wish you all a fun Halloween!



Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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