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December 10, 2012

Dining Table with Traditional Roots

My dining table is ready for the holidays!

I've used a pair of mercury glass hurricanes I bought last year at T.J. Maxx.  
I placed them on two pedestals that I turned upside down.

I dressed the hurricanes with two candle rings and my centerpiece bowl 
was a new find at T.J.'s this year.

I've stacked the bowl with my Pottery Barn ornaments that I started collecting several years ago.   
Just push the play button to hear the bells!
The jingle bell garland is my favorite- it has the sweetest sound! 
Reminds me of Santa's sleigh!

The little mercury glass votives were from Pier 1 Imports. 
I fell in love with them immediately. 
I got the last two in the store but I wanted more.  
(For $1.95 each you can't go wrong!)

 Each year I bought one or two ornaments when I was visiting my Mom's. We don't have a local PB here so I always made sure to take a moment and visit their store.  
I added some beaded garland and faux snow.

 Up above on the chandelier is a combination of these new rose ornament balls from 
One Kings Lane.  Three pine, sparkly silver and satin red garlands were woven in on the arms of the chandelier. 
 I used a rose accented ribbon on my mantel wreath so when I saw these I had to order them.

My mom has always set up a decorative table setting for everyday viewing.  
I'm a traditionalist at heart and carrying on her tradition is something I love to do!   
You might say the roots are in deep with me!

Thank-you for visiting! 


  1. Liz, your dining room looks beautiful! You have so many lovely Christmas accessories. I especially like the rose ornament balls.
    Christmas blessings,
    ~ Wendi xo

  2. Liz, what a beautiful setting! I plan to play with mine today. It's the one thing that I still need to do. Love those rose balls...they're awesome. The centerpiece bowl looks great with all the sparkly ornaments, too. You've got some real pretties there! It's fabulous!

  3. Your dining room looks gorgeous, just my kinda thing. The centerpiece is beautiful and the chandy is gorgeous too! Love it all. Happy Holiday Season.

  4. I love it! It's beautiful! I really like the way you turned the pedestals upside down so they look as though they are cupping the hurricanes. That's a great look! Fun jingle bells, too! GREAT job on the overhead light fixture!!! I never got brave enough to do mine. :-( It's great how your dining room is positioned adjacent to your living room. You can admire the tree from the dining table. Our house has the dining room to your immediate right upon entry with the library to the immediate left and the living room/family room straight ahead. Can't see the dang tree in there! I love your color mix here, too. Very pretty, Miss Liz!

  5. Everything looks very lovely, Liz. You really have some beautiful Christmas decorations, so wonderful to look at and I love the falling snow. How festive!

  6. Lz- Your dining room looks beautiful. The colors are rich and warm -you did a wonderful job. Love your hurricanes~~~and the votives you picked up. xo Diana

  7. Liz, your dinning room looks stunning! The chandelier looks just gorgeos and the accents on the table are just perfect. Very elegant!

  8. Very festive and pretty. Love your use of the pedestals and i always love to see chandys decorated.
    The ornaments are really beautiful.

  9. Your dining room looks beautiful all dressed up for Christmas....very pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet note. I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful week!

  10. Your table is just stunning. So pretty and the chandy is, too.
    I just linked to follow...I thought I already was but, guess not....:)
    Happy Day, bj

  11. Your dining room is just enchanting! I love all the festive touches.

    May the beauty, peace and joy of the season be yours.

  12. I love your gorgeous dining room and the table looks so grand with your beautiful display. The pedestals and mercury glass candle holders are so beautiful! The bowl filled with ornaments is wonderful.



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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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