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November 30, 2011

Ti's the Season!

 Ti's the season for sure!
I've only begun to think about my holiday decorating, no tree up or mantel decorated just yet!
I decided to have a little fun with these
seasonal plates.
Since this will be just a casual meal I chose my Fleur-de-lis black and white checked tablecloth.
My red rick rack trimmed black and white mini checkered napkins 
came in to play too!
What's that? 
Polka dots??
Well, I did say I wanted to have 
some fun!
These chargers from Pier 1 Imports work
out so well for many different themes.
Today they remind me of the snow blowing and whirling around!
These red dishes have just the right
coloring (my kind of red!)
I thought these were sweet when I saw
them at T.J. Maxx and had to have them!
The polka dot plates have been waiting
around for something to do, so today
I put them into action!
I topped it all off with a coffee mug and a peppermint stick to stir into the coffee!
These red flatware pieces are from
Williams Sonoma (on sale) ya have to keep an eye on them for their sales! I think they will get used a lot for various settings!
 I went into my Christmas stockpile of
deco stuff and dug out a few pieces
 The red velvet floral ball was from Pottery Barn a few years ago...one of my favorites still!
The mercury pieces were more finds from T.J. Maxx- the ornament on top was one I found at a specialty gift shop last year in PA while visiting our son.
These little stars were from Pottery Barn
last year- I love their cute sparkly look!
 Ooh, I almost forgot the wine!
A little Pinot Noir to enjoy!
All set for dinner! 
Now here's the kicker!
It's take home tonight!
Yep...and I don't have to cook!  
This turned out to be fun and even though the black and white doesn't exactly coordinate with my decor, 
I love it!
 Now where's the dinner!  

Chargers from Pier 1 Imports
Red Plates from Dillards-  Waechtersbach- Candy Apple
Red Ti's the Season plates by Pottery by Santa
Black and White Polka Dot plates by Terramoto
Red flatware from Williams Sonoma called Pantry Flatware
Napkins by Park Designs
Stemware by Mikasa- French Countryside Ruby (ribbed)
Crystal glasses by Ralph Lauren- Ashton
Tablecloth by Primitive Artisan from India
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  1. Liz, this is a gorgeous table! The colors truly "pop"! I love the fleur de lis tablecloth; and the red just dazzles with it! The mercury glass is so pretty and the centerpiece just sparkles. Very pretty!!

  2. Liz, this is so adorable and charming. I love all your elements but that centerpiece, my oh my, I want that centerpiece!!! xo

  3. This table setting is so celebratory! The glitz and shine is so elegant.

  4. Hi Liz! I just love the way your new blog looks! But on to your tables, awesome!! I love the black/white checked cloth with the fleur de lis. It works so well with your chargers. I think red and black are favorites of mine, I wear those colors the majority of the time!! Those stars are so cute, I love the look of this. And also, I'm not sure if I commented on your Thanksgiving table, but wow it is just so rich and elegant looking! Hope you had a good time at your sister's, it's always fun to re-connect with family and just think, you didn't have to do all the work!! Thanks for reading my longggg blog, I didn't mean it to be so long--take care~~Betsy

  5. I do love your black and white and red.. it's charming! Your sweet tis the season plates are darling. They go very well with the black polka dot dishes too. so many pretty things.. xo mom

  6. You've got SNOW blowing around there???!?! Poor thing!!! I am dreading when it arrives here! I can't stand the snow! It's pretty to look at the first time it falls, but it is just so dangerous. I get antsy every time my husband leaves for work in the morning, and especially when he's driving home in the dark in it at night. The only thing snow is good for is decorating!!! :-) LOVE your tablecloth!!! I like the fleur de lis design within the checks. That's pretty cool!!! I can't believe I bought those plates at TJ Maxx last year and then actually TOOK THEM BACK!!! What was I thinking!?? I think I bought the chargers, actually. Should have kept those bad boys. My frame of mind wasn't right! You make them look so good here! Mercury glass is really, really big this year. It's a fun part of this table. That's the beauty of it...it can go formal or casual. Love that! Right on, Liz! Great table!!!

  7. Very pretty! Love the sparkly Christmas centerpiece...the pieces are great individually but come together beautifully!

  8. The two sizes of checks are just fabulous. I just have to say that those chargers are my favorites too. I can use them anywhere anytime. What fun holiday plates and the black polka dot goes great with them. What a fun table.

  9. I love the way you put this together ...I have those same dishes and used them this week...however I love love them with the black and white..so pretty

  10. Your table is very festive and I think the black and white pieces work very well. Don't you just love TJ Maxx!!!!!

  11. Hi lovely lady.
    I love the way you have put your Tablescape together for two. The black and white looks so Beautiful together Liz. I also love the way Linda did your new blog she is are Blog Angel.
    I would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my Christmas Tablescape. Hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  12. Beautiful Liz. I love the mercury pieces...
    The black and white is festive and different.
    Put together very well. I hope you like your new blog. I did the changes you wanted......

  13. What a fabulous color scheme -- and those "tis the season" plates are darling! I love black and white checks with red. Great job!

  14. Just love your "tis the season" plates. The black with the red really zaps the tablescape. I like your snow in your background! Happy Tablescaping, Pam

  15. Gorgeous table...and those lovely chargers I covet, but refuse to buy! Great table linens. The mercury glass makes for a festive centerpiece.

  16. Liz, your blog looks like what is falling outside my window right now! What a fun table--so many of my favorite things! Love the combination of polka dots, checked napkins and peppermint stripes! Sounds like you had fun with this one and it shows!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  17. This is so festive and fun --- polka dots always make me smile! Playing with the dishes instead of cooking...even better!

  18. How festive! Love those chargers! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  19. Great minds think alike...you and I both chose to introduce black and white checks for a Christmas tablescape. I love your whimsical design. I'm moving a bit slowly with my Christmas decorating, too. Thank you for inviting us for a peak.


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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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