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March 20, 2012

Welcoming spring!

This tablecloth with it's bright green seemed like a great way to brighten up my kitchen and to welcome spring in!  
The sun was beaming in and I rushed to capture some pictures.  I had already put my terrarium on the table just to be different and then I decided to set up a couple of place settings for breakfast.  While Dan was getting ready for the day I scurried about to put this together!  I didn't elaborate too much!
I used the Bordallo Pinheiro dishes again because I like their garden colors.  
My pink Fleur-de-Lis glassware seemed like a good pairing and the ivory flatware was an easy fit with this arrangement. I kept it simple with a basic white napkin.
These white dishes have a grape vine pattern and the cabbage leaf plates look so good on top! The coffee cup has a textured vine pattern built along the handle with raspberries decorating the center of the cup. I thought these all made for a nice garden theme and a good mix with my terrarium
"Cathe" the name I've given to my garden angel is sleeping again and this bunny is up to no good!  He's after the flowers! 
Wake up Cathe!
I think one way or another I will be using bunnies in my tablescapes through Easter!
One last picture before we ate.  Admittedly I'm not really this formal for breakfast but we've been so thrilled with this early warm up to spring around here that I seemed like a nice idea to welcome spring in with a garden theme!  I made a batch of french toast, some sausage links (which is Dan's favorite) scrambled eggs and hash browns.  
We had some O.J. and coffee.  
Later on Dan worked on my dish closet making me some racks for the stemware.  I'm only showing a quickie picture because I need to organize it, but I will show it again in the near future! He's going to create some coffee cup holders too so I don't have 
to stack them.
My oh my how did this grow to so much!
I'd like you all to welcome my friend Betty- She's started a blog this week...please check out her link and welcome her aboard!
Betty Marie's
I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursdays

White grapevine dishes by Bordallo Pinheiro
Green cabbage leaf dishes by Bordallo Pinheiro
Raspberry coffee cups from One Kings Lane (no brand on them)
Flatware from Horchow called Sophia (very reasonable)
Fleur-de-lis glassware from Horchow, listed as handmade in Portugal
Faux Terrarium from Kohls (plants from various places, my design)
Bunnies from a garden center
White napkins from Wisteria (I hid the large Fleur-de-lis emblem on them because they seemed to formal with them showing)
Tablecloth by April Cornell

As always thank-you for joining me 
and I always love to hear your comments!


  1. Your centerpiece is just perfect..and I love your bunnies.

  2. It's so pretty with the sun streaming in!

  3. Happy early birthday Liz! We were born in the same year! I turned that age in January!

    Your tablecloth is just so happy and pretty and I love the terrarium as the centerpiece. I need to create one. We had them growing up and I just loved them. It adds the perfect touch of green. I have some of the cabbage plates and love them and it goes so well with you sun filled table! Have a great birthday weekend.

  4. Gorgeous terrarium I love how it looks on your table with all the beautiful flowers and greenery inside. Your tablescape is so pretty with the sunshine streaming in . Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas with us.


  5. This is the way I'd like to have breakfast every morning...both the table AND the menu! Liz, you really did a fantastic job and this terrarium. It's so pretty, and you can move it all over the house which more than triples its creative value, I like it that you even gave the angel a name! If you ever decorate with a little demon, promise me you'll name it after me! :-) GORGEOUS tablecloth! It looks just perfect with the terrarium and the dishes you chose. I would love to find some dishes with the grape relief like those. I have a soft spot for grapes. (Matches the soft spot in my head, but that's a whole other story!) Your storage space HAS grown. If you ever need to lighten it up, just call me. I'll take some of it off your hands! :-)

  6. Very cute and lively table Liz! Love that terrarium! You are a true tablescaper..you have a dish closet..looks great.

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    I love the terrarium as the centerpiece with the Angel so sweet. Your breakfast tablescape is Beautiful with your Gorgeous white grape vine dishes"" Wow!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Easter Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  8. Liz, you have really captured spring!!! Your terrarium is so sweet, and the place settings are fresh and pretty! I look forward to seeing more bunnies! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Liz, let that poor bunny in to nibble on the flowers! Your breakfast table sings of springtime. Love the flatware. It must be wonderful to have a husband that is a carpenter!

  10. Such a lovely morning tablescape with the sun shining in and that lovely terrarium as the centerpiece, sooo awesome and gives me some good ideas for my own table. Thanks so much for sharing such a visual delight!

  11. I love the terrarium centerpiece. Beautiful table, Liz!

  12. Great idea using the terranium. It definitely speaks of Spring.
    The bunny is so cute sitting there. Love the flatware.

  13. I love your terrarium Liz! Your cabbage leaf dishes are gorgeous. Love the photos!


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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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