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December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas to All...

 Angels we have heard on high..Sweetly singing o'er the plains...And the mountains in reply...Echoing their joyous strains.. 
Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo! 

I used artificial roses, beaded garland, sparkling fruit and artificial snow...

 I was so happy to find this star of Bethlehem this year, it had just the look I wanted...My tree has doves, angels, icicles, chandeliers, snowflakes and glass ornaments this year...

A candle arrangement on the coffee table...
My glass menagerie...and near it on the floor a floral arrangement..      
 My lantern and tree vignette....

Wishing you a Merry Christmas....

Santa's sleigh...

 If you make a 180 degree turn around from the Santa display you are looking at my mini dining room! 
 Birds, gold poinsettias, pine cones and ornaments...

 Two boxwood wreaths hung on the china cabinet...
My Nativity this year..
Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!


Another Vingette of mine near the kitchen....

 My Santos Cage doll and stacked ornaments....

I set a golden finial inside and slipped a small candle ring in the bottom...gave her a red sash to wear too!
A collection of ornaments stacked with gold beads laced throughout and a large candle ring around the bottom....

At the kitchen table is another lamp I decorated with an upside down wreath and ornaments... and just to the right of this area is the corner cabinet below..
I emptied my cabinet and built a small version of my village with my Dickens Dept. 56 Village pieces..

I always like to have the Scrooge and Marley building as well as Fezziwigs...You  have to set the story up...
 Above here is the Cratchet family in a sleigh going through the town...little shops with things for sale...
 Scrooge's house with the ghosts outside depicting the three visits... and on the right is the shop where the big goose is that he sends to the Cratchets!
 A church in the village with Bob Crachet, Tiny Tim, and Carolers...
Victoria Station...maybe Tiny Tim will get a much needed ride on the train to a hospital that will help him now...
As Tiny Tim says...
God Bless us Everyone!

Merry Christmas everybody, thanks for stopping by, I hope whatever you love most about Christmas, whether it be about Celebrating the Birth of Christ, Singing Carols, Holiday Decorating, Gathering with the Family, or stories like the story about Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, I hope you have a chance to enjoy them!  I love it all!
I love to hear your comments!


  1. Ok I love love love the Christmas Village!!!! Your chandelier turned out wonderful, and your home looks soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. Stunning, Liz. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and to seeing your beautiful home, especially at Christmas. Blessings to you and yours for an absolutely glorious Christmas!

  3. You have a very beautiful home, and I've enjoyed looking at how you decorated it this Christmas. I love how you filled your Santos cage!

  4. Thank-you SantosCageDoll...I think it will be fun to decorate the Santos Cage Doll for different events! Thank-you for your comments...
    Thank-you Sara and Tess, I always love to hear from you guys!

  5. I love everything Liz your house is stunning! I adore the villeges in the cabinet that is so cool you really know how to decorate! Merry Christmas Liz!

  6. Your house looks so beautiful with all of your Christmas decorations. I love how you cleverly decorated the Santos Cage Doll. I think she is gorgeous! All of your chandys look wonderful and your new lantern. Great job and so very festive.

  7. Liz, I love all your vignettes!! So creative! The star is beautiful, and I love the way you decorated the doll. Looks like you spent an enormous amount of time decorating, and it all turned out so beautifully! You should post that cream brulee french toast recipe. It sounds delicious! Maybe something I can prepare next Christmas (or New Year's)!! Christmas is such a special time, I hope you had a joyous day and happy New Year!!

  8. Liz,
    LOVE your Christmas village and where you displayed it!! Great idea!!


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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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