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September 19, 2013

The Great Pumpkin!

Some fall decorating in the living room.

It's a great big pumpkin and surprisingly heavy.
 It has a sidekick too- kind of a minnie-me!
These were from Kohls a few years ago.

I decided to do some layering.

Starting with a large wreath, the metal bowl and then the pumpkin!  The wreath has been with me for a few years (T.J. Maxx).  The metal bowl normally sits on the coffee table with magazines in it so it was a convenient choice.
I like trying out new and different ways to use things that I already have. 
I did have to snuggle the bowl down in there and  arrange the things on the wreath to face outward, other than that it was an easy design.

  I've gotten some mileage out of these pieces
which makes me happy!

 So my great pumpkin found a new patch to lay in!
I think this can carry me through to 
Thanksgiving too!

 I forgot- I did add some pumpkins and leaves to my big bowl over on my chest.

This is off to the right of the fireplace.
We've been experimenting with some new paint color ideas for the room and right now both sides of my mantel have different colors painted on them.  I hate to show it right now because it looks kind of weird.  I haven't come up with anything to do with the mantel yet.  I'm trying to keep it real simple this year.  

Okay I'll show you, but don't pass any judgment on the colors yet.  It's still in the air. I'm not going with the one on the left because it really darkens the room.
I will also be changing the curtains when I finally get the room painted.
   I'm tired of the yellow.  It's been there for 7 years and it's time for a freshening! 

Soooo...... I'm long winded here...
Catch you at a party!

I'm joining French Country Cottage for
Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Your fall d├ęcor is so inviting and looks perfect in your living area. I do love the shade of the paint on the right. It seems to open your lovely room up.

  2. Hi Liz! Your fall decor is so pretty and festive. The pumpkin is perfect in your living room :) Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.


  3. Liz, your coffee table vignette is so pretty! Can't wait to see which paint color you decide on. I know it will be wonderful!

  4. Gorgeous! I especially like that bowl on the chest to the right of the fireplace!

  5. The pumpkin looks great there layered. A nice spot for it. It will be interesting to see what color you choose. I love the vignette on your table.

  6. Liz-That IS a great pumpkin. Wow! I love it and it looks wonderful on that table. The whole room is really lovely and warm looking- xo Diana

  7. You did a great job decorating. Everything looks so pretty and just right for this time of the year.

  8. Fall suits your Home, I think.
    And I like the yellow - like a wink from the sun during the colder and darker days ahead... but I understand that you can love but get tired of it... there are nooks at my home I change decor every week so you don't have to even justify this for me ahahahahah
    You have great taste on teh accents you choose. I could see those items and not realise this could be done - it's a Gift you have.
    I so Love Autumn. I wish it was here already but it will be a while for me.
    Wishing you a wonderful, and creative, weekend,

  9. Everything is looking great! I love the big pumpkin. I haven't decorated a thing for fall yet but I'm sure your weather is further into fall than ours is. I know you are enjoying the changes and I can't wait to see your new colors and curtains!!

  10. I love it, Liz, your home is so pretty and I love your sweet taste.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Gorgeous, Liz, I love the coffee table vignette. Just stunning!



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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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