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January 27, 2012

Living Room Wrapped UP

Well I guess I'm done for now with my tweaking around the living room.
Recently I showed you my new bowl I had purchased for the coffee table
and I felt it was too big.  Our room is set up to view tv, listen to the stereo and use the computer...sort of an an inclusive package!  Anyway, I didn't want something on the coffee table that was tall or intrusive to viewing without having to move it. Our TV is set low to be at a natural viewing height when sitting so I have to be careful what I put on the coffee table.
I have this bird cage I got from Ethan Allen many years ago but I seriously overpaid for it and I'm so stubborn I keep trying to find a way to use it!  I managed to get a floral ring inside there and set a topiary ball in the middle.  This is a new look for me and this bird cage. It's had pot-pourri in it, and a faux orchid on a stick with rocks around it too!  Funny thing is- it's never had a bird in it!  Of course not a real bird!
 My elephant seemed to go well with the bird cage and my new deco ball from T.J. Maxx.  The bowl is also new and I felt it was a good pickup to the look I was displaying on the table.
It's actually a glass bowl that is painted from underneath.  I was looking for a bowl but I never imagined this!

 The green in the bowl works well with the sofa and it makes me happy to see the bird cage in use and my elephant!  I love elephants!
 This elephant lamp is on my desk along with this clock that looks like an antique but is a reproduction find from T.J. Maxx.  This is my  view when I'm on the computer (which is probably too often!) 
I edited out 3 other picture frames. I looked at my table and thought "I'm turning into my mother" it was too busy!  (sorry Mom!)
A couple of views of the room.  I hope to be able to get new curtains in the near future. 
As you can see we have a very large screen tv and speakers.  I can tell you the earth does feel like it's moving sometimes when we play a movie!  Behind the tv is a sub-woofer and it can make you feel the seat! I have the room fashioned to view the tv but it also works well for socializing.
 Just to the right of the room behind the sofa is a built in drawer unit with a wood top.  I currently have some books there with my new Lion bookends.
Another T.J. Maxx find!
 I guess I'm building my wild kingdom!
 They are holding a shield
The kids gave us a framed portrait from the wedding and I've been working on this corner to create a family area.  It's subject to change a bit, but you get the idea!
I have one more area to the right that I'm not happy with yet, but I hope to settle on something soon!  You know how it is- you just have to keep playing around until you feel it's right!
Have a wonderful weekend!

I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Tabletop Tuesday


  1. Looks very inviting. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  2. Looks like you have been busy! Everything looks great. I love the elephants! I know a few men who would love to have that television set up you have!!!

  3. It all looks so elegant, Liz, but cozy at the same time. Isn't it a gift to get so much pleasure out of such a simple thing as making our "nests" a thing of beauty and comfort!

  4. Liz,when you decide on a project you do get it done. Looks very nice!

  5. You have such unique and beautiful accessories, Liz. Your living room looks warm and elegant!
    ~ Wendi ~

  6. I LIKE it!!! ALL of it!!! The bird cage looks terrific with what you have chosen for it! That's a look that can go year round, something we all strive to achieve! LOVE the lion bookends! C'mon, tell the truth...Is that because of the Detroit Lions? :-)

  7. Very cozy room. I love the elephants. I agree that a room can be about the TV and conversation at the same time. You did a great job of that!

  8. I got a giggle about your comment on seriously overpaying for something and then trying to make it work. Been there! But you made it work...beautifully using the floral ring and topiary ball. I love the size of your room and the high ceiling. Hope you're having nice Sunday,

  9. How pretty! I love that lantern! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  10. I think your birdcage is wonderful. They never go out of style and you can do so much with them. It looks great with the other items on your table.

  11. I forgot to tell you that I like your new header!!

  12. Hi Liz,
    Like what you did with your coffee table, it really looks nice, your mantle looks great as well, all your tabletops really.
    Nice you are making a family corner, looks like you are off to a good start, can't wait to see the finished look.
    blessings, nellie

  13. Your home is just beautiful! That birdcage story is cute, I'd find a place for it too! I found your great blog while I was visiting Marty at A Stroll Thru Life! I'm your newest follower!


  14. Your LR is gorgeous. I love your decor. Great vignettes and your fabrics and furniture are stunning. Such a warm and inviting space. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. Greast job, the room flows so well and I love all the beautiful color.

  16. This is such a pretty room! Love the bowl and birdcage. Hugs, Sherry

  17. Liz your home is gorgeous! I love, love, love all of the colors and your accessories are beautiful too. I'm a happy new follower! Pop over for a visit sometime.

  18. Your home is so beautiful! I love your vignettes and your sofa! You do such a lovely job decorating your pretty home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. I love that birdcage, Liz, and am glad you stuck with it to come up with things to decorate! It's such a nice size piece, too.

  20. You have a beautiful,warm and inviting living room,Liz! I love the vibrant colors and the mix of eclectic accents!The coffee table vignette looks so pretty with the greenery and the painted glass bowl...beautiful! The birdcage found its perfect home,I believe on your table and looks perfect with the greenery. Wonderful post!Thanks for inviting us in to your living room and for your sweet comment on my wine vignette. Have a great weekend!Hugs~Poppy



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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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