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December 12, 2011

Dining Table Vignette

My dining table is set up as a vignette and won't actually be used for dining this season.  
We're traveling to see everybody this year
so there won't be any fancy fixin's here!

A while back I saw a picture posted from a 
tour at Mary Carol's (Nell Hill's) 
home and it inspired me
for my table design.
My main draw was how they mixed up
the centerpiece with varying candle
holders and the tall vases with the
This also was a blog posting 
(sorry I can't find the information on it) 
that also got my
head spinning on the idea for my
centerpiece vignette arrangement.
I was drawn to the varying sizes
of candle holders and votives.
While shopping at Kirklands after
Thanksgiving I found the two large
red hurricanes.  Initially I intended
to use them for a candle but that
got changed.
I found the two large mercury glass 
hurricanes (T.J.Maxx) and they were going to 
be the tallest pieces on the table, 
but that changed too!
A few pine boughs laid in between the
deer with scattered ornaments,
pine cones and a faux pair of
deer antlers.
This shows the table before I added one 
more element to it.
 To me it seemed unfinished-
 So I added this felt cut-out garland I found at
a local store.  I felt the vignette needed
a frame so this is what I ended up with.
It has a partridge at each end, stars, and the words
Peace and Hope on it
 Some of these candle holders/votives
are from Pottery Barn both this year 
and last year and some are new from 
T.J. Maxx
I used the ruby red accents to go with
the new Kirkland's pieces
The square glass risers are from
Wisteria- I find them handy for
giving unexpected dimension
and design.
The arrangements consist of green and 
glittery gold pine boughs, feathers, a magnolia
flower and a candle ring that frames
them. I shopped my own home
of goodies for this!
The candle ring at the bottom of the 
flowers rests on the top of the hurricane
and had it's own little ornaments and
greens. It blends right in and is
hard to distinguish.
So that's a wrap on my dining table vignette!

I'm Joining Marty
Table Top Tuesday


  1. So gorgeous, Liz! I love your centerpiece and the feathers!

  2. A warm and inviting decor ... your deep red hurricanes are the best thing I feel they give such a remarkable feeling of beauty on your table...
    Wish you all the best for your journey and have a nice Christmas with your family...
    Happy if you come to see me at
    with love from

  3. Liz
    What a gorgeous table. I love the red hurricanes with the feather touches and of course my heart just went pitter patter with those deer!

  4. I love your woodland themed Christmas vignette. Those deer especially are gorgeous, but the whole look is very lush and elegant.

  5. Simply gorgeous, Liz! I love the red hurricanes and the deer are the perfect touch! Beautiful! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  6. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home! Love the theme,Hope you come and visit me,JoAnn

  7. Amazingly pretty! You are sockin' it to the Christmas season, girl!!! Those hurricanes are really slick. They're really substantial-looking. So many have such a flimsy look, but not those! Very pretty!

  8. Hi Liz, this looks so pretty with all the different vases and candleholders! You did an awesome job with the arrangements, they really do look beautiful! I like the little one with the little moss ball on top--so cute! It's soo beautiful when the candles are all lit! I also enjoyed looking at the pictures from the tour! Your slim tree this year was just beautiful, sorry I haven't gotten back to you, it was perfect and the decorations were lovely.

  9. wow..,decoration on dining table is very good. This is the perfect combination for candle light dinner with your beloved and family members. really, i like this type of places and decoration.

  10. So pretty Lizabeth! I wish you bon journey in your travels this holiday season!
    Merry Christmas!

    p.s. thank you so much for leaving your "calling card", and for your dear sweet words. They mean the world to me.

  11. WOW Liz your home looks so beautiful. Really picture perfect for the holidays. Love the touch of feathers, they are really cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. I love your hurricane arrangements. Great job! Your table setting looks fantastic. So glad you stopped by my place earlier. I am your 96th follower :)

  13. Liz it's stunning! Love the deer and candles and the hurricanes are fabulous with the arrangements in them. Really beautiful.

  14. Hi darling, Your home is stunning. I love all of your decor. the deer and candles won my heart..
    Happy Holidays hugs ~lynne~

  15. Love how you used the red hurricanes!!!


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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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