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November 15, 2010

Christmas Past

 My Woodland  Santa Greets you!

This is a 9' narrow tree...I like to load it up with my favorite ornaments...I've collected hand painted ornaments since the 90's by Waterford and some by Christopher Radko...I've had good luck with some glass ornaments at Pier 1 imports...good for light reflection!

I worked with silk florals and a red theme last year on the mantel... see the gold bird on the right...

I have this woodland Santa I adore, and I had found these nice candle holders with pine cones on them that worked well with it...my angel sits on top of a small table top facing the dining table...and the tray is a mix of pine cones and random large ornaments...

This was at the kitchen table..I found this adorable garland that I wound loosely around the chandelier and then I added the candy stripe ribbon for a little flair..that's  a real poinsettia there...I lucked out on it and got it at a big box store (trick is to get them when they first arrive so they haven't been mistreated (like no watering) - and not after a severe cold temperature drop, because they don't like to be shocked with the cold) It lasted well into January before any sign of leaves came off. 
This was a little grouping I made in the kitchen, I put styrofoam down inside the planter, then I glued sticks to the little Byer's Choice Carolers- Kindles and stuck them in their places and added the artificial trees...finished off with some white tinsel...

This is a piece from Pottery Barn, about 4 years back..The ornaments came from their store too...I got the display idea from their store and each year I added on to the collection...the artificial snow pulls it together...


  1. Everything looks lovely. The Woodland Santa is charming. Your tree is gorgeous....loving all of the ornaments and sparkle. I love Christmas and I can see how much you love it too. Everything looks so festive. Can't wait to see what you do this year! Linda

  2. How stunning for the Holidays Liz! Very pretty and elegant. :)

  3. I love all your decorations from last year, Liz! Linda just tried to help me with a blog of my own!!!! She set it up but I am having trouble. I hope tomorrow my head will be clearer and I can join the bloggy world!!!!! XO, Pinky

  4. I love your tall, narrow tree and purchased a pre-lit one last year. Problem is, my youngest daughter still has to have a real one. I hate all of the pine needles and after seeing how they catch on fire personally (we burn ours after) I am afraid to have a tree in the house. I love Christopher Radko too!

  5. What a beautiful blog! I have an Interior Design business in Lubbock Texas for 20 + yrs and you do BEAUTIFUL work! I just found your blog or I would have been following sooner! Im doing 14 days of christmas trees, would LOVE for you to stop bY! And I have a GIVEAWAY

    *ENTER PAMPERING Give-Away Here *


  6. Hi lovely lady. I love your Christmas Design for your Beautiful Home. Lovely job ~~~lol


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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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