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November 5, 2012

Living room focus...

Today I'm joining Kathy at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday.

I'd also like to thank Kathy for featuring a post from my blog today!

Living room focus
Centered between our two recliners I've got a pair of natural grapevine pumpkinsI added some faux silks with gourds to give the large pumpkin a little more character!

I put a battery operated candle in the bottom to help the pattern on the vase show up more...
I need a taller candle so it will do a better job!

 In the background you see my silk arrangement I put together on my chest 
(which stores my table linens)

 Stepping around to the chest you can see it a little better.  Sorry about all these pictures being taken with artificial lighting, but we're having a lot gray days and the room doesn't get real bright so I opted to do it this way.

 I've got three glass candlesticks near it which do look nice in the daylight.  Hmmm...after staring at this I realized I need to change those candles to my brown ones!
 I selected these silks at from Hobby Lobby (I think they have a much nicer selection than Michaels)  I thought the feathered pieces looked fun and had to give them a try!
I have a thing for glass pieces like this!
 A T.J. Maxx frame with a picture I printed to go inside.  It's a famous picture by Claude Monet called
 "The Artist's Garden in Argenteuil" 

In the corner I've created this tabletop vignette of a sort with this very large serving tray that I've treated as a display.  I've got some decorating books in it along with the finial bird pieces and my Santos Cage Doll. 
She has wings but I don't keep them on her all the time.  Last Christmas I decorated her bodice with a wired ribbon and I liked it so much I never took it off.

 I filled the bottom with some real and faux books

 I found this heavy carved looking frame at Hobby Lobby and knew it would fit into my decorating scheme immediately- in fact the other two frames are from there too.  
That's my son and his bride at their wedding last year.
This copper tray was given to me by my son and daughter in-law.  It's made by Wendell August.  They still hand craft all their metal pieces and I love them.  I've picked up a few pieces in the aluminum finish for the kitchen.  They have retails stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  When we visit our son in PA I always make a stop at their store.
That's a wrap!

Thank-you for visiting!


  1. Liz, your arrangements are gorgeous! I am just getting Halloween put away so haven't done anything. I was making my slideshow for my blog and thought "wow, I have had some nice Fall arrangements"! Isn't it funny how the blog really is a kind of journal. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Very pretty Liz! Your arrangements are so dramatic.I love the copper tray. What a lovely gift.

  3. Your living room is very pretty Liz. I love the Claude Monet photo!

  4. Liz, your living room looks great! Your arrangements and vignettes are so pretty!

  5. You have just worked wonders in that living room over the past year or so, and I love how you are able to make subtle changes that carry so much weight in the scheme of things. I like the way you divided the candlesticks up on the chest by the window. Great balance! REALLY nice job on the floral piece there!!!!!!! Now do one for me! :-)

  6. Your living room is beautiful Liz!

  7. You've been busy and your living room looks great! I like your pumpkin between the recliners, and your tray vignette. You've given me lots of ideas for Fall. Thanks. :) Babs

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet note.....your living room is beautiful! I love the copper tray!

  9. Liz, Everything looks gorgeous. You have the perfect colors for Fall in your decorating. Love it- xo Diana

  10. Very beautiful liz! Love your arrangements. I saw your feature. Very well deserved!

  11. Beautiful space! I love that pretty arrangement on the chest! And just adore your Santos Cage doll!

    ~Your newest follower! :)

  12. Hi Liz! Everything is so lovely. Those are darling pumpkins and your arrangement in the tall vase is so pretty with the candlesticks. You've put together some nice vignettes.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Everything looks so warm and cozy for autumn, Liz. You have a knack for arranging things.

  14. Hi Liz... I see her there in the corner. Your Santos doll. You home looks so warm and inviting.


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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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