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December 7, 2011

Christmas in the Square

I've got a sinus problem and am 
feeling a little down so I ran out of 
steam for a new tablescape.

I went through my archives and found 
my very first 
"tablescape" that I posted
on the HGTV/Rate My Space
website in 2009

It was an important dinner as
our son was coming home from
Pennsylvania and it was the  first
time his girlfriend was visiting
us at our home!
The centerpiece was from Michaels
but I embellished it more because it
was a bit too simple. (Sorry so dark)
These were new dishes for me
from Macy's Cellar group 
collection.  I was intrigued
with their square shape. 
I decided a simple fold laid in
the bowl was a nice way to display
the red against the white and gold
My little candle votives I've had
for years are from Mikasa
The red plaid tablecloth has gold
threads in it too and the gold
flatware had to be my choice.
 My trusty Wallace Euro Beads
My crystal stemware is by Mikasa
called Windlass.  I liked the
movement in the cuts on it
 and they are  weighted nicely.  
I'm kind of big about how a glass feels 
in the hand as well as flatware.
Earlier in the day when I was setting 
up the table.  I used the beaded placemats
which were great but the disappeared
until the huge plates that this set had!

So that was my table for Christmas 2009
The kids got home a little late so we
didn't eat until about 8:30 that night
but it was a treat to have my son home
and his new girlfriend who is now
his lovely wife!
Joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Hi Liz, This is a very pretty table. I love the dishes and the votives. The centerpiece and the tablecloth are so colorful and Christmas-y too! Hugs, Beth

  2. Liz, this was such a pretty table, for such a special occasion!! I hope you feel better soon!

  3. I'm so glad that you reposted this lovely tablescape. I wasn't even thinking about blogging in 2009. Thanks for inviting us for a peak at this memorable design that marks the beginning of the relationship with your new family member...you DIL. Cherry Kay

  4. I'm so glad I got to see this beautiful tablescape because I hadn't before! I love your tablecloth in plaid for the Holidays and the square dishes are great. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas! FABBY

  5. What a fun memory from this table and how wonderful that she is part of the family now! I love your square plates too. There is something about square that is so unusual. I also love the gold swirls on them. Hope you are doing a little better. Get rest.

  6. I am glad you stopped by so that I could visit your beautiful table! I love the centerpiece and dishes. I love the idea of hanging ornaments from your chandlier! I may steal that idea! Just a beautiful setting! I am sure your son and girlfriend felt special sitting at your table.
    Tell your sister I share her anxiousness of keeping the house perfect! I didn't even decorate alot. It has put a damper on the whole season.
    Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by..
    Blessings My Friend,

  7. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table. I love those square plates. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  8. What a beautiful table! I love the red plaid tablecloth and your square plates. Joni

  9. Hi Liz! Sorry to hear about your sinuses. I know it's hard to tablescape when you aren't feeling well. But your oldie but goodie table is SOOOOO pretty! Love those dishes and they go so well with the stemware. The centerpiece is so graceful, and I love the elegant flatware against the plaid tablecloth.

    Feel better!


  10. Love love this table.. the plaid tablecloth, the swirly glasses.. the beautiful dishes. Oh it's all so lovely. Hope you are feeling much better. xo marlis

  11. Whata lovely table, and I really, really love your flatware.

  12. Wow Liz... what a gorgeous table it is and I am so happy to found your new blog...I really dont know about this.... beautiful addition in blog land... what a perfect and traditional setting it is... lovely red and your china looks marvellous... your new follower too:)

    with love from

  13. This is super cool, Liz! You were rockin' it with the tablescaping back in 2009 even before the term became so popular! Those dishes are fabulous, and I'll bet you love them as much today as you did when you first bought them. I have found that many of my "oldest" dishes are my most favored. That is certainly NOT to say I don't LOVE the new stuff! :-) Great walk down memory lane!


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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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