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May 14, 2013

Finishing up the Plate Rack wall and Entry Table...

You recently saw my new plate rack with the blue dishes I put together "here".  I took the pussy willows that I used for my Easter Egg Tree and popped them in the new big blue vase.  I was able to bring in some height to the design which I knew it needed.
 I took a woven tray and an oval platter from the kitchen area and mounted them on the wall next to the plate rack.  I was tickled to be able to use something I already owned.
 I also added to metal bowls to the top of the plate rack- they are also from Wendell August.

 I am pleased I found a way to display them!
One was a gift and one I bought on a trip to

Maybe a little French Country now? 

 The entry table...
I had to have something to set where the pussy willows had been on this table, so this earthenware vase with the greens has come back into play.  
 Do you remember my little treasure box?  I stuck a few more trinkets in it.  Some keys, a tassel, and a bit of lace.
Here's a link to the original posting "here" 

I propped the box top open by using the ring for the keys in the back which help anchor it.

 Now I'd like to see the door painted a different color. 
I've shifted a bit away from the Tuscan coloring so I will study this a while to decide.  I need to switch up to a neutral floor rug color for the season too. 

Our Grandfather clock used to set there where the table is and it may be getting back moved here again.  We're tweaking the living room and haven't been able to make our minds up about it yet.
 Only thing is I'd hate to loose this display area,
I have too much fun with it!

Stay tuned!!

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  1. Plate rack and wall & entry table look great!!! I too always have fun with the entry table.

  2. Love this Liz! it makes me wish that we had an entry way! I also love all of the great plates! Cannot wait to come and visit in July and see all of your updates for myself!

  3. Hi Liz! Oh, it all is so beautiful! Love that gorgeous chair!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love the blue - such a pretty color.

    Have a lovely day.

    Hugs to you!

  5. Hi Liz, So nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I love your wall display and the plates in the gorgerous rack. It's great to be able to use what we already have isn't it? Love your entry too with the beautiful chair. What a great space to decorate.
    So enjoyed my visit.
    Have a wonderful day, Celestina Marie

  6. Your plate rack wall and entry table look great! I love changing things up by the entry, too. It's one of the places that gets changed the most in our house. Your little chest is so nice for displaying all sorts of things.

  7. Lovely decor Liz! It is great when you can move things around to re-decorate. Your blue and white dishes are beautiful.

  8. Your entry looks so beautiful, Liz! I love the way you decorated it. Your plate rack wall looks so pretty! The blue plates are perfect!

  9. You have a beautiful home! xx

  10. I am really getting mad that I'm not getting email notices!!!!! Aaarrrrggghhh!!! I don't know why! It says when I try to re-subscribe that I'm already subscribed, so why aren't they notices coming????!?!? I'm going to get in touch with the Google people! I hate it when I miss posts!!!!!!!!!

    I like what you did with the 2 bowls on top and the basket and tray to the side! That really broadens the decorative space!

    Thanks for the tip on how getting the trinket box to stay open. I have a couple of boxes that sit atop shelves in my dining room that I'd like to prop open. I THOUGHT I had a good idea...but it went terribly wrong!!! :-)

    I just LOVE that chair by the door!!!!!!!

  11. That's a nice way to prepare people for your home... just by looking at your trunk one antecipates the magic and play you do with pieces around your lovely home.
    I love those 2 bowls. Funny that they came from different places in different times. Don'tyou love when that happen??? I do. Such a special items they are...
    Wishing you a lovely and sunny weekend,


  12. Thanks for popping in to see me, Liz! I hope you're having a great Sunday. Oh, thank you for the tip on my salt and peppers - no clogs! So you're right, they're are probably German!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Liz, I love the plate rack with all that gorgeous blue and white. It's a fresh take on French country with the black, silver and woven basket. Looks amazing!

  14. Beautiful. The blue and white dishes are gorgeous. They look wonderful on the black shelf. Love the treasure chest and all the treasure inside!


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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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