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August 12, 2013

Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Rum!

Ahoy there matey! 
Come on in and see what I've been up to!
 I decided to fill this old chest up with some
nautical goodies.

My ships mascot (le' cat) had to inspect as I 
began my creating my treasure chest.

This was the family room up until recently. The ships wheel is the table you see here with the glass top.  I'm in the process of completing the change so it's not ready to show yet.  The sofa is upstairs now in a small bedroom that we're calling the den now.

Back to the box...
Complete with it's old hardware it seemed like a good beginning for the treasure chest I wanted to create. 

Some seashells and starfish helped create the scene...

 Some pirates booty

 A lantern, books and bottles...

and the fishnet really brought it together!

My little deep sea diver with the diving helmet helped anchor the big ships wheel in place.  He's been with me for a bout 10 years.  I already had everything- I just gave it a new home.  I think I need some dead sea scrolls though... argh!!

The display cabinet next to it just got moved. 
(You can see where it was in the before picture)
It's sitting where the tv used to.

A tour of the different shelves.
Some things were acquired while on vacations.
Byer's Choice Carolers collected in the 
early 2000's

The ship in the bottle was from our visit to
Boston...that's the USS Constitution

I saw the chubby lady at Cracker Barrel one year and grabbed it...I said it looked like me! 

Aren't the kids cute!
 So this is one of the projects that's been keeping me busy lately.

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil be done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

I'm joining 
Between Naps on the Porch 
Metamorphosis Monday

Ivy and Elephants

As Always....


  1. Nice display - and I especially like the nautical theme chest! Very special. :-)

  2. Lovely! You always create the nicest vignettes!

  3. Hi Liz! Oh, this is so nice! I love the little treasure chest and everything you've added. This is a great addition to your sailing room.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. What a great treasure chest, Liz! You pulled all of the elements together beautifully! Can't wait to see what else you're working on!

  5. Great idea using your treasure chest. Love the added items.. Such character..perfect for your nautical theme room.

  6. Liz, that little chest is the cutest thing, it just looks like a treasure chest and you do have some treasures in it...love the way you have displayed, the cabinets are so cool too...

  7. What a cute post! You did a wonderful job with the chest and the display cabinet is very nice! Can't wait to see the completion.

  8. Liz- What a fun post. You did such a great job pulling everything together. I LOVE that sweet little chest and it is the perfect finish to your room. Love it all! xo Diana

  9. Such a great vignette in your vintage chest!!...you have so many wonderful nautical treasures!...I am such a fan of Byers Carolers...so admire your collections...and I must say that I had a bottle like yours in the chest that is covered in the map design...I sold it many years ago in a yard sale....did you buy it???...:)...I miss that bottle!

  10. What a fun vignette!! You have some wonderful treasures! ~~Angela

  11. Hi Liz, Christine visiting from Little Brags..beautiful trunk vignette....Will follow you along!!

  12. You are so creative and so good at pulling it all together! And I think you might need a parrot....aargh.....yes and I have one that might want to "audition". xo

  13. I love your vignette--the box evokes the sea in so many ways. I love the details and touches of sea-side whimsy. A beautiful idea!

  14. Love your nautical chest! How pretty and original!

  15. What a great collection - the chest and ship's wheel are treasures!

    Popped by from WIW Hello Dolly.


  16. Wow, you had everything for an awesome pirate's chest. I just love your deep sea diver. You are right the fish net was the finishing touch.
    Hugs, Ginger

  17. How much fun! The way you styled the chest is perfect with your carolers. Looking forward to seeing the reveal of your new room. Have a great Sunday!

  18. Love your attention to the smallest of details. Great choices of both textures and colors.


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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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