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November 17, 2012

Holiday Decorating Inspirations

I get inspired from photos like these for my holiday decorating.  
My main focus is on mantels and trees.
 A nursery that I shop at offers classes on decorationg, how to make bows, 
create arrangements etc.  
Most of these photos are from their displays but a few are from Pottery Barn and 
Nel Hill's, a local store and some I can't remember where they came from.

I hope you enjoy and maybe you will get some inspiration from these!

I like to expand on the ideas, visualize my colors, and adapt items I may already have but perhaps will help me achieve a look I like from a photo. 

Happy Imagining!


  1. Liz,
    Lots of beautiful photos. Don't know which are my favorites, love the red and white Christmas tree and also the one with the wicker bells.
    It's almost time for me to bring out the holiday decor. We always start Christmas decorating the day after Thanksgiving. Will be a busy week for me next week.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration! I think I will spend the rest of my day pulling out my Christmas decoration and see what I can come up with.

  3. What gorgeous Christmas decor, Liz! I'm definitely saving some of these for inspiration this year. Have a happy Saturday!
    Wendi xo

  4. Gorgeous!!! All of them! I need to stop being so shy about loading up my mantel. I had an "accident" one year when I went heavy on it, and I haven't loaded it up ever since. Twice bitten, once shy, y'know! I need to just pull out the ol' hammer and nails and go for it!!! It sits up so high that no one ever looks at the top surface, anyway, to see nail holes. Maybe I can just put some permanent screws in it to hold garlands so I don't have to keep hacking at it every year. Gotta get brave....gotta get brave...gotta get brave! ;-) The 1st, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16, 17th, 18th, 21st and 25th photos are my favorites. Can't wait to see all you do around your house this year!!!

  5. Oh My Goodness, Liz! You found some beautiful images here. Did you notice all the "glitz" this year? We went on a Christmas tour of homes this year and every single one was GLITZ...xo Diana

  6. Yes, ma'am! I'm inspired and just with I had the money to go out and buy some of the things to decorate like this! Or pay someone to do it for me! ;)
    Happy thanksgiving,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Wow, so much inspiration. It is so dramatic and eyecatching. I love it all. I enjoy looking at such beautiful decorations. It makes me happy. Can't wait to see what you do Liz.

  8. Thanks for sharing these GREAT inspirational pics, Liz!!! I love all of the mantles. This is what we did at the place where I used to work: decorate"rooms" with trees, mantles etc. to give the customers ideas for using what we sold.
    My dining room is kinda crowded, tually. Not really big at all, but we will make it work:) I thought my table and hutch looked ALOT lighghter in this house and I guess it is cause it gets so much more LIGHT!!!!!!!!! Wishing you and your family a blessed and fun Thanksgiving. XO, Pinky

  9. These are great inspiration photos, Liz! Wow, so many great ideas! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Oh my...those first 20 pictures look like they were taken from a nursery here in Rochester Hills, MI. They have the most lovely displays of trees and mantels. I recognize some decorations I purchased at the store in one of the pictures. Do you display your mantle like these? They are so beautiful. I asked the saleslady if the swag could be bought and she replied "sure, for about $600 dollars." Its a lot of money for me but I so appreciate the beauty and time spent on making them. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    Julie H.

  11. SO very eye appealing, each one is quite the masterpiece.
    I would welcome them all in my home. Now just where to put them.
    The Plum/Lavender first photo, would be my favorite color.
    Thank You for all your efforts to photograph them and post.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.



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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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