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December 20, 2011

Holiday Wrap Up!

Are you all about done yet?  
 I just need to wrap some gifts.  

I thought I'd put together a walk through
the house with some pictures you've 
seen and maybe some you haven't.

My kitchen tree with cupcakes, ice cream cones, candy canes, milk shakes, mini kitchen tools and more!

My three chefs are there to
make sure I'm doing
things right!
I swear I heard them singing
the other night too! 

I put three small poinsettias in this basket 
which made for a nice centerpiece 
for everyday.
 My kitchen table chandelier.
I have a wreath mounted upside
down with ornaments and ribbon
added for decoration.
My chest of drawers with 
some small village pieces.
 This little battery operated cutie
turned out to be a surprise!
It constantly changes the colors
inside the houses !
 This is a neat piece too! The
tree turns and there are carolers
and a nativity scene.  Soft
lights make it cozy like a
silent night.
 Just to the left of the door
is my burlap covered round
table dressed up with my 
Santos Cage Doll and the
three white dove finials
that were a gift by a friend
last year!
My pencil tree fits in
 This tree is set up with
a woodland theme with
birds and berries
Directly behind is my dining table.
It sets in the area that used to be
our living room before we added
on in 1996
And just to the right of this table
is the living room.
 This wood top is a transition
area to the living room.  On one
side are built in cabinets for the
stereo and surround sound equipment.
And on to the living room fireplace
mantel.  It is the focal point when
you enter the home or are viewing
from the kitchen or dining areas.
My Italianate styled mantel
The reason for the season
My 2nd pencil tree, this one
is 9 ft. tall. I don't have much room
to spare and this fit in real nice!
 Oversized mercury glass ornament and
candle votives with a scarf
wrapping it up!
Another oversized ornament 
on the coffee table surrounded
with a wreath
On a table sets an arrangement
I put together with an angel
I've had for several years
(remember Bombay- she came from there)
There are two glass angels
sitting in front but the light
reflection makes it hard
to see them.
 Another Bombay piece my
nutcracker musical piece.
You wind the red base and they
go by slowly like a carousel
while the music plays. 
This sets just behind my sofa
and next to that is another wood
top of more built in cabinets.
 This a big lantern that is outfitted
with a tree, some birds and a
Santa ornament.  
Last year I had Dan outfit it with a
light. Here is last year's link
to the post I did about it.
The large red ball has battery
operated lights inside it. 
(I'm a geek, I like gadgets! 
 I love to peak in- like I'm out
on a street looking in a store window!
Inside are a pair of cardinals 
sitting amongst some snow!
I decorated this with a lot more detail
last year as seen in this link
I kept some things a lot simpler this year.
From my home to yours!
Have yourself a 
Merry Christmas
Relax and share some love!

Linking up with Marty
@ A Stroll Thru Life
for Tablescape Tuesdays 
with The Nesting Place 
for 2011 Christmas Tour of Homes


  1. Your home is beautiful, Liz. You have wonderful taste.
    I hope you're enjoying this wonderful week before Christmas!
    ~ Wendi ~ xo

  2. Wow, Liz! Your home is looking amazing all dresser for Christmas! I love the lantern with the Santa inside.... and of course, your nativity. I'm pretty much finished. I ship most of my gifts and baked goodies, so all of that is done and the gifts for the neighbors have been given. I just have to wrap gifts for the 3 of us left at home. It's been such a whirlwind the past two weeks and parts of the house are a mess, so today I'm cleaning up, along with some laundry. No more stress, though :)

  3. Liz you home is gorgeous. I love how you have decorated for Christmas!

    Thanks so much for visiting the Back Porch and your wonderful comments. They are very much appreciated!

    Wishing you all the best for a Merry Christmas!

  4. Liz, your home is lovely. I love how you have decorated for the season.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.


  5. I am still just SO in love with those pencil trees!!! They are just so perfect for so many areas of the house! You have done a fantabulous job of decorating this year!!! Enjoy!!!

  6. Everything looks so pretty, Liz, but warm and cozy at the same time. Merry Christmas!

  7. This is my first visit to your blog and just want to tell you that your home looks very pretty. I love nativity scenes and yours is especially nice. There are many things that caught my eye. You've done a good job making your home look warm, cozy and inviting. I wish you and your family a very Merry CHRISTmas. -------- Shannon

  8. Liz, everything looks so warm and festive! Very elegant! I love all of your pencil trees!! And the mantel is just gorgeous! Your home is really beautiful!

  9. Well it appears you are very festive and ready for Christmas!!! The Chefs really caught my eye! Everything looks so beautiful and I know you are enjoying it a great deal. Are you missing the snow this year??? Believe it or not its 66 degrees here right now!


Thank you for your comments! I don’t always get a chance to reply but I do read them!


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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