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July 27, 2011

Sunflowers, Daisies and Lasagna!

An early evening dinner is planned and I've got the table set!  I chose my burlap tablecloth and added my wood chargers to create a semi rustic feeling. 
My Mikasa Italian Countryside dinnerware is mixed with some golden colored salad plates from Pier 1 Imports. The stemware is Le' Cheap from Le' T.J. Maxx!
I chose my gold plated flatware from Wallace to enhance the warmth of the table setting and to add a little sophistication!
My flower arrangement is partly from my own garden and some from the grocery store..I went out for sunflowers and found a mixed arrangement that I added some of my Shasta daisies too and a splash of orange with my Cone flowers! 
I found these sweet hurricanes by Mikasa out of a group they call Cottage Lace
They are fairly large and even though they look like a votive they called them a hurricane.  I found some natural beeswax candles too, which worked out well because of their color, organic look and they were fragrance free!
 I'll be serving a Caesar Salad, Lasagna and some delicious dinner rolls from a local bakery that are just like homemade!
Of course we'll have wine with our meal and top off the dinner with some Decaff Coffee and a Lemon Chiffon Pie with Gingersnap Crust from a recipe at Bon Appetit

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments!

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  1. Beautiful, Liz! Your tablescape is very sophisticated and elegant! I love the color scheme and all the details!

  2. Such a pretty, pretty table, Liz! The muted yellow is fantastic, soothing. I love decorating with yellow. It's both sunshiny and calming all in the same package! :-)

  3. This is such a beautiful table and the menu sound delicious. Even dessert is the right color for the lovely yellow and white table. LOVE this fresh tablescape!

  4. I love it ! Beautuful and elegant.

  5. O goodness. it's all amazing. I love the pink tablecloth so much and the lace placemats. Your hydrangeas are amazing, regardless of their size. Your setting is like out of a magazine.. serene and perfect! thanks for sharing, xo marlis

  6. My oh my, I do love that yellow! Something about black just sets off those muted colors so beautifully! Hope you are doing well, my friend! Your table is lovely, everything goes so well with your Italian countryside. Love the burlap, too! I'd love to pull up a chair to that delicious sounding eye-appeasing spread!!

  7. I love the burlap with the wood chargers. The plates are beautiful too. Rustic elegance at it's best.

  8. A skillful mix of contrasting elements to achieve a sophisticated, welcoming tablescape. Le Cheap...love it! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  9. Your tablescape is wonderful! Has both sophistication along with a rustic vibe. The flowers in the pitcher look so welcoming as do those little hurricanes! Your menu sounds super delish!


  10. A burlap tablecloth,,,now that's something I would like. You've done a great job of adding touches of elegance to a simple table. Thanks for your visit and I'll be looking for you at TJ Maxx!

  11. Hi Liz,
    You know how I feel about burlap! Love it. It all looks so elegant.
    Thanks for posting my giveaway on your blog. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    Everything is just beautiful !! I love your china so elegant for your dinner party. your flowers for your ceterpiece are so welcoming !!! I will be right over for dinner..
    XXOO Diane

  13. I have the same white dishes, and I love those salad plates that you got at Pier One with them. Your table is so lovely, especially the flowers in that white pitcher. I would rush off to get those salad plates, but sadly, our Pier One closed a few months ago.

  14. Lovely table.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lots of Love,
    Karin Şen Cankan

  15. What a pretty table and the perfect setting for one of my favorite meals.


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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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