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July 14, 2013

Americana and French Country

In the recent past I converted my little kitchen dining nook to having a bit of an Americana theme.  It caused me to change up the look I have on the burlap covered table that's nearby.

 I've blogged about this spot a few times and my Tuscan accents. 
(The mirror is too high but I don't want to adjust it until I'm sure it's staying)
Because this table is so easily seen near my dining nook I needed to swing the look so it would work better with the new Americana theme I've started.
I'm debating on that mirror. It was placed there after it lost it's home over the fireplace.  It's very Tuscan and I'm tempted to paint it or find a better piece for the wall.  It also looks like I'm mimicking my door which I wasn't, it just happened. 

I've been playing with this for a few weeks.  I brought out two mercury glass candle holders so they would bring in the same metal tone as my accessories over in the dining nook.  I had this large white rooster hiding under the table and I was glad to have a reason to bring it out.  I put the glass candle holder in the rear to create some height.   I think this may qualify as "French Country" but I definitely feel it works better with my dining nook.

Good 'ole One King's Lane got me again! 
It's part of a 3 pc. set.

 The silks were pulled together from my stockpile.
I stuffed reindeer moss under the candle for
a little added definition.

The other two pieces have been incorporated into my plate rack. 

I like how they made these tins look aged as though they were some found treasure from the past.

The smallest one got paired up with this potted sunflower that I laid on it's side.  The sunflower was a pick from Pottery Barn a few years ago.

Standing back in my kitchen this is my view.  I'm planning to change that elephant table for the blue pottery piece.  It was used because it's solid and provided a safe spot for it, but it's not what I want there.

This is one piece that I have in mind for that spot.

 The chicken wire lantern piece on the table was another Pottery Barn find from a few years back.
They called it "farm wire"  I have a matching serving tray that goes with it as shown here, which also shows how the wall looked before the picture came in.

I do plan to change out the picture kind of seasonally.
I also want to paint the door but I need to figure out what color.  I would also love some wainscoting on the wall by the kitchen nook...that's been on the list for 20 years...
So that's my current tweak.... what have you been tweaking?

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  1. Hi Liz! Oh, your change looks good. Everything you do turns out beautifully. Now those three little tins are adorable! Hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I love your room and I love your accessories. I can so sympathise with how hard it is to figure out what you want to do. You have such lovely accessores, and I like the mix of items you are working with. Hugs, Marty

  3. Liz- Your changes look great. You have such a good eye for putting things together. Your tins are really cute and I love all your accessories. Only 20 years waiting to do your wainscoting? lol What's your hurry?;>) Have a great week- xo Diana

  4. I really like your vignettes with the rooster tins. I know how difficult it is sometimes to decide what to change, or actually getting around to having it done. I have a couple of things that have been on my list for 20 years, too. :)

  5. I think it looks wonderful, and it really doesn't seem like the mirror is too high the way you have styled it. And I think the arched top that mimics the door is a good thing.

    About your door? Well, you know me -- I'd probably paint it red!

  6. Everything looks lovely, Liz!! I adore those tins!! Is One King's lane a store? Never heard of it..
    We love Wegman's. It has such a great atmosphere that you almost forget that you are in a grocery store. They have a great selection of ready made food and a nice little eatery. The ceiling in ours is painted terra cotta. i do not know if all the stores are like that but it just seems to add a warmth the the entire store.....

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


  7. Just beautiful dear friend. I love the Americana touches and those great tins...I love, love them! This is a lovely spot of your house as is so pretty and warm. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. Looks like my new Camera is better tan the old one, because yes, the upholstery in my living room couches is Italian silk brocade and I have it for 20 years, it's just such a great material! Big hugs,

  8. I love the new look, light and airy feeling. I love your little shelf with the tins and the happy sunflower! fondly ~lynne~

  9. I'm a fan of Americana! Your hanging shelf is filled with pretties in red, white, and blue.

  10. You really have fun changing things up. I tend to leave them alone for a long time when I'm finished with it and I wish I could get motivated to change it up like you do! It looks wonderful.

  11. I like the Mirror because it matches the door glass front and shape. If you have a spare wall where you could put the mirror, because you do not like it there. It would take your eye from the door around the rm. to the mirror and around the rm and over to the door. If I make sense to myself or any one else :)

  12. I just love changing things around Liz and your Americana theme is wonderful for the summer. I adore your chicken wire lantern - I'm a Pottery Barn fan as well.

  13. Love how you're mixing things up. Those tins are just adorable,
    they look lovely the way you mixed them in.

  14. It's so nice to change things up once in awhile, isn't it? Your tables look great and I imagine you are enjoying the changes.


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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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