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August 30, 2012

French Rustic Fleur-de-Lis

I was given very short notice of a mini business dinner meeting my husband sprung on me today.   I needed to do a quick clean up around the house, but before that I wanted to get the table ready so I could focus on what I needed to do.
I just finished a craft project which is the burlap wrapped vase shown in the center here.  I rambled through some of my candlesticks and decided on these.
 I used my new mirrored tray to add a little glam and reflection.  I chose a mix of mercury glass and the rustic finish on the candle holders to go with the burlap wrapped vase that I topped with a boxwood ball.
Not too much fuss here, but the Fleur-de-lis Coffee mugs worked beautifully with these scroll designed dishes.  The olive green napkins pulled on the centerpiece colors and the hint of green that's in the dish pattern.  I kept the neutral tones going with the off white flatware.
These people love their coffee so I will be serving plenty of that and if they want some wine the stemware will come into play or I will simply use them for water!
After Some quick menu planning, I've decided on a Chopped Salad, 
Baked Zitti and Ciabtta Bread.  
I do believe I'm ready.... now off to finish my prepping!

Dishes by Noble Excellence called Sugar Plum (Dillards)
Flatware called Sophia (Neiman Marcus/Horchow)
Stemware from T.J. Maxx
Fleur-de-lis coffee mugs made by Evergreen, pattern name simply says "B" -from One Kings Lane
Candle holders from One Kings Lane

I'm joining 
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  1. It looks beautiful, Liz!! Love it! XO ~Liz

  2. What a pretty setting, Liz!! Your dishes are gorgeous and of course, I love those fleur de lis coffee mugs!!!

  3. Such a pretty table! I love the rustic glam that the centerpiece gives and those scroll dishes are so pretty.

  4. Don't you love it when our hubbies do that. Once Sweet Mister said that he'd invited a few people home for dinner that evening. When I asked him how many, her said...24. A few hectic moments and a lovely evening....you created a beautiful design for your evening. Love the scroll dinnerware. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  5. Wow, and all this on short notice?! Kudos to you, Liz. Your table is beautiful, I love the scroll dishes and mirrored tray. Your menu sounds really delish. xo (I also liked the vase makeover, Very pretty.

  6. You did all that on the spur of the moment? What an amazing table. Sounds like a delicious menu. And lots of coffee too :-) Great job!

    Jocelyn @

  7. God bless our husbands' little hearts. They just don't get it. I think they think we're Laura Petrie or June Cleaver who could just pull an instant dinner party out of their....whoa, wait a minute! You just DID pull a dinner party out of.....well, you get my meaning!!! Wow! This is beautiful, Liz! I could just inhale that beautiful china!!!!!!! The design of the coffee mugs you chose to pair with it is perfect! Shrewd move to use the plum-/purple-/aubergine-colored stemware to bring color. I like it! The centerpiece looks as if it was just born for the occasion! You are preparing the same meal I did (alas! for just me) last night. You can bet there was WINE in my glass!!!!! :-) Very pretty! Good luck tonight. They'll think you have "staff" or something to have prepared all of this in such short notice! :-)

  8. Lovely table, Liz...don't you just love those spur of the moment notices!

  9. You can't go wrong with an Italian dinner!...and coffee! Beautiful table setting

  10. I hate those last minute rushes! I am great when I have time to prep and plan but in a tizzy when I need to get things done immediately~ xo Diana

  11. What, you didn't just wiggle you nose and the table was done! You did a great job for last minute. The color combination is beautiful. I love your burlap with the elegant place settings. Dianne

  12. Hi Liz, I see you are blogging a lot more nowadays.
    The scrolled dishes are so pretty and elegant. Love the mugs with them. Anything Fleur de lis is wonderful.
    I bet you were in a tizzy to get things pulled together. i think you have managed a great dinner party.

  13. Liz this is pretty amazing for a 'last minute' table! Enjoyed the look of the table very much. The centerpiece is great. I'm going to read your post on the wrapped vase! I'm a new follower! Hugs, Linda

  14. Hi Liz! What a lovely table you've put together! Love Italian too! Glad you're enjoying your Friday! I am too!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  15. Your tablescape is just simply gorgeous, as always, Liz! Love Your centerpiece, china, stemware, napkins, And what a lovely theme French Rustic Fleur-de-Lis, too. And since I've been on a blog break from my tablescapes, I've been peeking at all the tablescapes settings and they are all so beautiful, too! You are so talented and are such an inspiration for putting this all together in minutes. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend. I will be posting a new tablescape on this Sunday.
    Cheers! xxoo Diane

  16. Beautiful table Liz! I love your plates, and of course fleur de lis is my fav.

  17. Looks like you had days to prepare! Love those dishes, Liz, and your burlap vase is great!

  18. Gorgeous! I LOVE your dishes; they are so pretty.


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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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