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January 22, 2012

Working around the room....

A week ago I ordered a new "bowl" from EBay.   I hoped it's oval shape would work well on the coffee table. I don't
have a terrific amount of stores 
with good decorating items, so 
I often shop the internet.
When it came in I was surprised
 at how big it was 
(even though I knew the measurements) 
and I was disappointed at how 
tall it sat on the table.  I debated
on returning it but I didn't want
to pay to ship it back (It's very heavy) so I  
kept it and finally came up with
an idea.
I decided to try it over on my 
game table. I was amazed how 
much better it looked there. Now 
I had inspiration to create a 
new look!
 I pulled together some of my
faux book/boxes  and staged
some of them behind the lamp.  
I slipped the lamp cord in 
between the books so that worked 
out well for hiding it.
 I also included this copper
tray that my son and his
new wife, gave us from 
Pennsylvania. It's made by
the Wendell August Co. close
to where they live.
My father came from Calumet, Michigan
which is copper country. Lots of copper mines
were in existence when his family came over
from Sweden (late 1800's).  His father was a miner 
so we always hold a special place in our hearts
regarding copper and the heritage that
came from my Dad's past.  They picked
this out for us with that in mind!
 There is a small spider on
one of the leaves (see it?)
 I did have to get some more
of the decorative balls to
fill this bowl up. (Hooray for Hobby Lobby)
This game table was purchased to
be my computer/desk table.
I wanted something 
unconventional and I wanted it 
to integrate easily in the room. I originally had a laptop and it 
worked out beautifully for a while.  
2006 New furniture
Eventually I switched to a
different computer- but it's so 
much larger- it looked like an 
elephant on a beach ball! 
Sometimes we actually use it for 
a game table! 
Care for Scrabble, Chess or Cards anyone?
Now I think it kind of looks like
a den or library reading table....
 View sitting at
my desk

So that's my most recent makeover
in my living room!

I still have more to do! 
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on the Porch for
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I will be joining Marty
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  1. Everything looks great and I like your new bowl. The color and texture are perfect. The copper tray is neat too, especially since it has special meaning to your family. What a thoughtful gift and I like the little spider detail on it. Have a great week,

  2. Oh it looks so pretty. I love the bowl and your vignette is lovely. Great table too. Hugs, Marty

  3. Your new bowl is really Liz! I love the dimension the woven design gives to it! Your copper tray is pretty amazing and I love the detail!

  4. Your new bowl is beautiful and perfect filled with the orbs (love those things!). I really like how you used books and all in your vignette. It looks very warm and library-like!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out my newly organized pantry. So far, it is working out the way I had hoped and haven't had to tweak anything.

    Thanks so much for following my blog. I love making new friends.

  5. Your new bowl is gorgeous and I love the vignette you put together with it. Great job!

  6. You found the perfect spot for your new bowl, Liz. The table vignette is lovely!
    ~ Wendi ~

  7. The new bowl is beautiful. Love the vignette.

  8. AHa! You figured it out! I KNEW you would! A simple change of address made all the difference! :-) Beautiful!!!

  9. It looks great! Love the new bowl and the tray. Visiting from Naps on the Porch.

  10. Pretty vignette, Liz! It all ties together so nicely, too. Love the balls you used in your new bowl and that copper plate is just beautiful!

    visiting from Met Monday : )

  11. Your whole area is just beautiful my friend..Thanks for sharing love your sofa..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  12. I like what you did and I really like that bowl!

  13. Everything looks so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I like that new bowl. I didn't think it looked too big on your coffee table. It looks nice filled with those decorative balls too. Isn't it fun moving things around until you find just the right spot? It will all come together eventually. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me too.

  15. What a lovely vignette for your game table.
    I agree, I think the bowl looks much nicer there,
    and love your pretty copper tray from your son and
    DIL. Very nice, and so nice it has such precious memories for you as well, what a thoughtful gift.
    let alone that it looks so nice with your vignette too.
    Blessings, Nellie


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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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