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October 15, 2018

Bethany Lowe MacKenzie Childs Halloween Pumpkin Village

I collected my favorite Halloween pieces and put them together on my etegare to created a Pumpkin Village.  
 On top are a pair of Pumpkin Head party goers!  They're here to greet you!  They aren't labeled so I don't know who made them but they're always ready to join a party!

 I've been slowly adding pumpkins from MacKenzie Childs following their sales.  I am a big fan of Bethany Lowe pieces and this one is called Harlequin Child.

 I added this black tree which lights up and slowly cycles three colors at night (on a timer).
I made up a few little floral elements to add to the background.  

 This little girl is part of a 2 pc. set called "Trick Or Treater set" and the tall skinny pumpkin head figure (back left) was actually a find at Michael's this year but it had such a close look to the Bethany Lowe designs I couldn't resist it! 

 I love this little polka dot pumpkins from MacKenzie Childs this year.  

In the forefront is my "Sweet Halloween Clown".  Designed for Bethany Lowe by Mary Engelbreit.  The two taller ones were my first Bethany Lowe pieces going back a while but I can't recall their names. 

 The little guy holding the pumpkin on his shoulders is called Little Pierrot Odin.  The little boy is part the other part of the "Trick or Treater set".

 I chopped up some raffia to make a straw like bedding.  

 My largest MC pumpkin

 I hope you enjoyed my Bethany Lowe Mackenzie Childs Pumpkin Village!

October 11, 2018

Floral Harvest Dining With a Vintage Feel

I cut a few more hydrangeas that have deepened in color along with some roses and sedum.  I thought it wold be nice to capture some more of my florals before we get a frost.

The limelight shrub out front is shaded with much darker tones now. 

It's gloomy outside and I'm not getting much help with natural light  but I did my best.  

I used my cell phone and seemed to get a better image.
We had a brief bit of sun so I rushed to take pictures but now it's all darkened again outside as we prepare for yet another bout of rain!

Copper works very nicely with the fall harvest tones.  I saw several other blog posts using copper accents with their fall decorating which inspired me.

I created a table last year with these same dinner and salad plates that you can see "here" but it really has quite a different look!

I like the mix of colors and the floral design on these salad plates.  I used a pumpkin charger on top of the deep brown floral placemats.  I chose the napkin rings because of the flower and leaves.   The colors in the napkins pulled on colors from the chargers and placemats.

Info is located below for all the table elements.

I hope you enjoyed my Floral Harvest Dining With A Vintage Feel!

Table elements:
Stemware from Williams Sonoma called "Vintage"
Pottery Barn "Vintage Floral" salad plates
Off white dinner plates came from Cracker Barrel several years ago- no pattern name.
Copper pitcher found at T.J.Maxx last year but I have seen more this year.
Napkins by Park Design
Metal napkin rings from Pier 1 at least 6 years ago
Pumpkin Chargers from Pier 1
Placemats by C & F Home -pattern called Amison
Bamboo flatware came from Horchow a few years ago- watch for their sales

I will be joining:
Between Naps On The Porch 

October 10, 2018

Fall Deckorating 2018

Take a little tour of my "Fall Deckorating"!  I added a couple of galvanized pieces this year.  This Farm Fresh Pumpkins is actually an oval shape bucket but it managed to hold my round planter with mums!  

The steps as you walk up the back deck... I love all the fun different shapes, colors and textures of the pumpkins gourds and squash that are available these days!  The apple bucket crates came from Michael's last year or so and I like them to get an aged appearance which they've done nicely.  The terra-cotta pumpkin was at a garden center.  I liked the painted face (bought it in August)!

Dan and I were intrigued by this giant pink pumpkin with the green texture.  It might be called a "Galeuse d' Eysines "embroidered with warts from Eysines, France"  I think the white one is called a Flat White Boer. 

I had to have that huge heavily textured pink one and I got a couple of the yellow pumpkins.  I staged this one with this group so you can tell it is yellow.  The swan neck gourds weren't very exciting this year but I grabbed a couple anyway.  I always look for the ones with the giant stems too as you can see on the larger one in the back.

I stuck this one in the pot with the purple kale plants.  

It's been raining so much lately it's been hard to get a nice sunny picture.  Some leaves have fallen and I've brushed them towards the pumpkins but everything looks a bit dull.

Turning around you'll see I set up this arrangement with more pumpkins by the back door.  I stuffed more of the pine needles in the coco planter for the pumpkin to set on.  That striped one on top is called a Kamo Kamo.  The bottom yellow and orange one is a Sweet Lightning pumpkin.

Out in front of the garage I emptied the planters and created these stacked displays.  

I put down a thick bed of pine needle mulch.  Then I used a large grape vine wreath to put below the first pumpkin and then graduated ones for the others.  I store the wreaths and use them each year.  I think some critters have been stealing pine needles- probably for their winter nests!

The limelights hydrangeas have turned such a beautiful deep pink color now.  A little bit of sun was popping out and I tried to capture it.

This was early this morning when the sun shines briefly on the woods across the road.  Fall is here and the colors are starting to come on!


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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