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January 16, 2023

Creating Vignettes

 

Starting with the kitchen area I played around with some items that I already had here but used them in different spots and added the blue vase and the verdigris water can which I  picked up late last summer from Home Goods. 

The Fleurs tray was down below before and could hardly be seen so I tried making a vignette related to flowers.  The rooster is just there because he's white!

It's a real watering can and I was enamored with it but it took until now for me to decide how to use it.

My husband bought this blue vase for me from Terrain which we got to visit while in Pennsylvania. 


Down below I moved my copper items.

I tried a whole new look on the mantel.  I'm still deciding if I like it but everything coordinates nicely.

This is a new planter I got for Christmas.  I set the arrangement (that previousy has been in front of the picture) down inside and it fit. 

You can see the floral arrangement i'm talking about.

This was ordered from The Enchanted Home.  I always buy my stuff from them when there is a sale.

This vase was my moms and she bought it while visiting me in Chicago when I lived there (1978-79).  I think it's Japanese but I'm not positive.

 This is the bottom.
 
And finally I created this vignette with the bulk of my blue and white porcelain. 
 

These three Chinese men referred to as Elegant Sitting Emporers are new and also came from The Enchanted Home. 

A side view.  I like how they are sitting on a garden seat.

This blue plate is also from my Mom's and was a gift I gave her from Marshall Fields when I lived in Chicago.  The big jar I bought and is one of my favorites.

This plate was also Mom's and mixes well with my porcelain pieces.


 So that's it for now!
I hope you liked my Vignettes!


December 19, 2022

Christmas 2022 Wrapped Up

 

Welcome to my home for Christmas 2022
This is a long post!
 This year I went with more white on the Christmas tree and a new tree skirt.
 

Some closeups of some of my favorites and newer ornaments.
These little guys are Marc Roberts Fairies, I have 3 now!


A Christopher Radko favorite! 


Love this!  Another Radko ornament.
 


 
This ornament dates back to the 60's when I was kid.  My mom decorated with silver and gold back then and we had changed to a white Christmas Tree.  Anyway I treasure it!

For Thanksgiving we went down to be with family and the next day we visited one of my favorite gardens centers called Bordine's.  They had 1/2 off on poinsettias and I got this monster gorgeous red one for $16!  The santa is several years old from Pier 1, a real keeper!  The nutcracker is one of two from MacKenzie Childs.
 
The fireplace and mantel! 


The wreath came from Kirklands and is battery operated with a timer. 

I got some battery operated candles and they even have a 6 hr. timer which is wonderful!   


The white trees were from Hobby lobby and added a nice wintery feeling.  I added the green cone trees from last year.
 

These deer were new last year as well as the small tree behind them.


 The red bells came from Bordine's and they're on a stem so I just inserted them so they'd hang down.
 
 
I put this Nativity set up each year.  This year I chose this small table for it.
 

On the cabinetry that helps divide the living and dining area I got a new lighted garland from Kirklands which help frame my display.


Santa sits proudly in his sleigh ready to deliver toys and goodies on his way!
 

My elf which I displayed last year.  I added a couple of ornaments from the peppermint tree.
 

I found this one this year from Home Goods
 

 By the door sits my entryway chest which has two new MacKenzie Childs items.  The Santa I got on markdown last January and the Reindeer candelabra was new this year.
 
 
The lighted ornament was new a couple of years ago.
 
 
This Wall Bucket was from MacKenzie Childs this year too.  I got some faux greenery to decorate it.  I use a clear command hook to hang things on.

Santa was new last year (bought from Bronner's) but I relocated it on this stand near the china cabinet.
 

I found this talecloth at Home Goods and couldn't resist it. 
 
 
These decorated trees came from Bordine's several years ago and have been on display in various spots.  
 

This year they've joined my white stag on a velvet table runner.
 
 
I decorted this second tree like last year with peppermint candy accents!
 
 
The credenza that was shown in my tablescape from the other day looks especially good in the evenings!
 

Down below I put a puck light up above with two way tape (which my husband modified so it would be half as bright).  I just have to reach under and pop it on! 


This two tier piece came from Michael's.  I decorated it with little trees and ginger bread house ornaments along with Mrs. Claus and an Elf.

I looked extensively at gingerbread houses and had my eyes set on one but it was $130.  A quick visit to Hobby Lobby at 60% off was only $30 so I was sold.  My husband put a switch on the side for me because this didn't come with a timer and you have to lift the house each time you want to turn it on and off.  That made a big difference.  The display stand was another find at Bordine's this year.  

 
 
These two mice gingerbread figurines came from Amazon.  

The pink poinsettia is also from Bordine's.  It turned out to be a perfect color for this display.
 

My kitchen nook area.  Usually just the two of us so we fit in fine.
 

Another MacKenzie Childs item was this truck.  I wanted it lit up somehow so I staged fairy lights underneath it. 


The picture in the background is a real photo of Mackinac Island of a wintery scene.  No cars are allowed on the island, just horses and you can see snowmobiles too.


And lastly my little snowy white village scene (By Bethany Lowe).  
 
Sorry for the very long post but I waited too long to divide it up.  Our daughter is here from LA for two weeks so I'll be busy with her!
 
I want to wish you all a  
Very Merry Christmas!

ABOUT ME



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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