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March 6, 2011

Glass Candle Corner Evolution

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Sat. the 12th..

Do you beat a subject into the ground?  
I know I do!  I've been playing with this 
corner theme since Christmas. 
You see...I have a thing for these glass 
candle holders...I started with a few 
probably 8 years ago, and kept adding
on since then. On and off they've 
appeared in my decorating. 
After Christmas when I had found a 
couple more pieces that I used during 
the holidays I decided to create a cluster
in this corner on the cabinet.  
First I'm showing the end result...then 
I'll walk you through 
my evolution of changes!
The following picture is where I was at with it right after Christmas
I borrowed these pictures from another room..
Previously there were two pictures of
my kids that I have relocated
These two pictures have been floating looking for a new
spot for a little while now- but I was sure they wouldn't fit
here but to my surprise they did!
I messed around with the arrangement, trying
different candles to see what would show
up best...
Then I decided to get these green candles 
to pull the green that's in the background 
of the print (which you can't really see here) 
I figured continuity was the way to go...
plus the decorative candles with the gold 
on them actually have that green in 
the design too
I set a gold frame near it just to see if I
liked that too
So I ordered this glass cloche from Wisteria...
and really didn't have a plan for where
it was to go, but I decided to set it in 
with this group, and
I liked it right away
 Something is gnawing at me, I know I need
to marry the cloche with something
and the dark color in the wood
candle holders seems
like the way to go...soooo
I found this charger on discount at 
Pier 1 Imports 
where the candle holders had come from
and I was very happy with the 
size and color..
I really didn't know what to put inside, so 
I wandered aimlessly at Michaels
and found this little silk arrangement
and then I saw these green rocks
and thought what the heck
maybe this will work!
So this is what I ended up with....what
do you think? 
At a distance
I am stubborn and I don't give 
up on a subject when I get
going on it! 
Perhaps this whole arrangement is a 
bit eclectic, but that's ok -right?
This has always been a spot in my room 
that stumps me as to what to do with
it...It's had many faces
You see I already tweaked it since yesterday!

Please check out Metamorphisis Monday
with Between Naps on the  Porch for
more inspirational posts!


  1. Looks fantastic Liz! I love your creative thinking too!

  2. Liz you are such an inspiration I love this!

  3. What a great metamorphosis! Well done.

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

  4. Liz hon...I love the idea, it just click in my mind that I would love to do that with my pedestal cake stands, I have a few! Thanks for sharing!


  5. I love the pedestals you mentioned...I have a whole set of dishes like that with the lace look.
    You've given me great ideas! I'm a native Newyorker, so, I know about the cold, yes, here is like 70 most of the year, sometimes colder, sometimes warmewr, it's like spring mostly. Come visit me, I'll be thrilled!

  6. Such a pretty vignette. I have that cloche with the bird on it, too. You said your followers don't show to you on your blog either. I can see them. That is the way mine was and then last night they were all of a sudden back.

  7. Good job Liz, i love it. I'll bet its really pretty when the candles are lit.......Love the little silver tray too........Bonnie

  8. Its beautiful Liz... cloche is looking very pretty with this decor... Love your candle crystal stand very much... Is charger of china?
    Hope you will enjoy your visit if you can spare a little bit to see some napkin folds

  9. Wow, the addition of the black charger really tied it all together with the candle holders. I know what you mean about trying to get things the way you like in a particular spot in the room. I have that problem with my mantel. You've given me inspiration to look at it again.

  10. LOVE the Vignette! SO PRETTY! You always have the prettiest settings! And that tablesetting below! BEAUTIFUL!


  11. I love this vignette!! All the different sizes and candles look really awesome together! :)

  12. I love eclectic, and I think it looks just great!! Love your collection! Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come again!!

  13. ...And I LOVE your tablescape below!! What a beautiful combination with the Italian Countryside! I'm going to have to borrow your ideas there. Gorgeous!!

  14. Hi Liz,

    I turned out great! I love how everything looks with the green!


  15. Hi Liz,
    I guess, first time for me to join in you blog and find out that you have so many inspirational ideas, that I may bring back in Sweden §;-)

    So beautiful treasure, you have. Cool!

    Have a nice w/end.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  16. Liz it looks gorgeous. I adore the shape of your pretty cloche.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  17. Great post. I love the cloche. Your candlesticks are so pretty and elegant.

  18. Liz, your vignette is stunning. I love all of the crystal displayed together, and your cloche is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  19. Love the cloche and all the interesting candleholders!! I saw one of these cloches last year with just a birdnest under it and thought it was wonderful! Yours is much more interesting!! Can't wait to see what you think of next.


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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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