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December 20, 2012

Traditional all the way!

In keeping with my traditional roots I've set the kitchen table 
with a classic red plaid tablecloth. 

I used a mini Poinsettia with some ornaments tossed around in my green metal lantern. 

The little white Santa boots, spiral red glasses and striped dishes were from Pier 1 last year. 

The red 'Tis the Season plates were from T.J. Maxx- also from last year. 
The lantern removes easily for dining. 

A mini boxwood candle wreath was set below the lantern for added fullness.

I found the poinsettia at the grocery store. It came with this ornament shaped base. 
It has sparkly spray on it but it doesn't show up in the pictures.

Winter has arrived

I hope to do this for Christmas morning but
there will be 5 so we'll squeeze a little closer!  

I'll be joining Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday

I'm thrilled to no end that both my kids and my dear daughter in-law 
will be home for Christmas this year!

I'm taking the rest of the season off and won't be posting again until after the New Year.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 
full of peace, joy and love!
Best Wishes for a
Very Happy New Year!  


  1. Liz- It looks so very beautiful. There is just something comforting about traditional Christmas, isn't there? You did a wonderful job and I really love what you did with your light fixture. It looks gorgeous. Blessings to you- xo Diana

  2. Everything looks so incredibly beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!


  3. Love the red!!! Everything looks so festive and beautiful!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!

  4. So winter has hit you big time, huh? The snow looks pretty in the background. I would hate to have to drive in it!!! I am sitting under the hair dryer at the salon right now after driving at a snail's pace to keep my appointment. We got a LOT of ice last night with snow on top. The streets are treacherous. I plan to get my hips back home before it gets dark. I DEFINITELY don't want to drive in the dark with this much snow and ice!!! Your table is beautiful! Not that I would ever expect anything different from you, of course! I love the plates and the centerpiece is great. I'm especially impressed that it looks so good but can be so easily moved when the meal begins. That's important! I think the table will look just as cool with 5 as with 4. You know I like FULL tables. Heck...we could eat on TOP of each other as far as I'm concerned!!! :-) Gorgeous, love! OK...gotta go. She's gonna whack half my hair off now! Talk to you soon!

  5. Beautiful Liz! I love the tablecloth and all of your dishes. Your chandelier and lantern are awesome! Enjoy the season!

  6. Liz~ I'm getting my snow fix from you! It rarely snows here and when it does, it's gone in a day. Love your red & white traditional table and those 'tis the season plates are a favorite of mine! Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. Your home looks beautiful Liz! Enjoy having your family at your home.Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. Hi Liz! Your breakfast room is so pretty. I have so enjoyed visiting your beautiful home for Christmas! So happy to hear your family will be with your for Christmas. Merry Merry!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. Tartan and stripes and checks..Oh my! I'm LOVING it ALL! Your table setting is so Christmasy, and you even have snow outside! Great comfy chairs around the table, too. Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful Christmas.

  10. It's beautiful Liz!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  11. Beautiful Liz and so festive! Your red/white dishes are the perfect touch. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best in 2013.

  12. Oh Liz such a beautiful table setting! Every thing is just lovely and I always like seeing the pretty upholstered chairs. happy New Year to you and yours. Jane

  13. Beautiful table Liz. I love those chargers! Everything is perfectly matched and coordinated.
    Truly a delightful table to sit down to. Happy New year.

  14. So colorful and festive Liz. Wonderful Christmas setting....Happy New Year!


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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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