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October 17, 2013

For Linda

Today I am meeting Kathleen Cuisine's challenge for her 
"All White Fall Dish Challenge"
I'm dedicating this luncheon table to my friend Linda who is undergoing a very critical surgery today.

When I think of Linda I associate her with being very feminine.  My challenge was how to keep it feminine, add some fall to it and use all white!
When I saw these soft pink almost lavender mums I fell in love with them.  The wine glass picked up on them nicely too!

I'm afraid I blew part of the challenge in that I used this bowl that has a pattern.  It has a tad bit of lavender in the pattern and I got hung up on that.
(Sorry Kathleen.) 

 A simple white dish is used for a sandwich wrap that will be served after the potato soup has been served.  
The 2nd bowl is for some peach ice cream!  I'm bowl stacking!

 A dry riesling is added to go with the luncheon.
This is from a local vineyard here in Traverse City, MI.

I tucked a white towel around the mum to 
quickly hide the pot it came in.

The little cherub is keeping vigil for Linda's successful surgery and full recovery.

Thank you again Linda for all your generous help with my blog and for encouraging me to try it! 

If you are reading this and would like to visit Linda's page you can do so "here"
I'm sure she'd appreciate some extra visits and prayers!

I'm joining the following parties this week:

Cuisine Kathleen
All White Fall Challenge 

Between Naps on the Porch
Tablescape Thursday

The Dedicated House 
Anything Blue and Pink Friday 


  1. How sweet of you to honor your friend, Liz. Hope everything goes well for her. Your table looks beautiful. I love the white towel around the mum! It adds texture and form that is so pretty.

  2. Liz, what a lovely way to show your love for Linda! Your table is beautiful! Love all of the pretty layers and the color combo. Clever way to hide the pot, too! Many prayers and well wishes for Linda!

  3. What a wonderful tribute to Linda! I know she appreciates your kind thoughts. Your table reflects her femininity beautifully! I love the soft color of the mums and those marvelous tall glass candlesticks! I'm also on board for that peach ice cream!

  4. Linda, this is a beautiful feminine table...and reminds us all to pray for Linda ...You are a sweetheart to do this in honor of her.....
    Love, Mona

  5. I know your name isn't Linda...Liz....was so focused on her...

  6. What a beautiful in honor of your friend! I love those little grey and white scroll bowls. So pretty!

  7. Beautiful tribute to your friend as well as a beautiful table! I adore the glass candlesticks! Beautiful table!!~~Angela

  8. Oh what a gorgeous table and tribute to your friend Linda...the table is exquisite and so lovingly done for your friend....praying that her surgery was very successful....

  9. Your tribute to your friend is so sweet! I recently had gallbladder surgery and then complications afterward so I know how important friendship is at this time. The table says all the right things with the addition of the pretty bowl for you place setting. Your little cherub is just the perfect touch for your tablescape!


  10. I have no doubt that this will cheer Linda in immeasurable ways even if she's not actually there to sit down to it. GREAT idea, Liz! I know that Linda has had a really tough time of it all, and it's sweet that you would honor your friendship in this way. Using the mums as the centerpiece was the perfect way to inject a bit of Fall into the 'scape, and I LOVE the patterned bowls!!!!!!! LOVE the flatware, too. Please box it up and send it straight to me! ;-)

    Have a wonderful weekend, and take care!

  11. Liz, beautiful table! What a nice thing to do for her. On my way to Linda's blog.

  12. Lovely table that you did to honor Linda. Beautiful mums, too!
    Have a wonderful week, Liz...

  13. Lovely table...those mums are great.

  14. You met the challenge beautifully, Liz. The table is gorgeous.

  15. Your table is beautiful love the tall candle glass holders its all lovely
    I found you on The Dedicated House party for today

  16. What a beautiful table and so thoughtful for your friend Linda. It think you met the challange. Prayers for Linda!!


  17. What a gorgeous table, and loving tribute, to Linda. I am sure she will love seeing it. I pray for Linda daily, and will continue to do so. xo

  18. What a beautiful tribute for Linda and such a beautiful table. I am sure those bowls are so fabulous that Kathleen will forgive you and if not - send them my way!! They are stunning. Your flatware is stunning also. They have such an unusually lovely shape! Have a wonderful day and I pray for Linda too!

  19. Liz, I've been waiting to hear how Linda did with the surgery. I pray for her wellness daily and she has such a wonderful spirit. The table is beautiful

  20. Liz, what a beautiful tribute to me. I so appreciate your gorgeous table you set in my honor.
    The mums are perfect and I cherish the little cherub. You have done a lovely tribute. I am at home now, resting. Xoxo

  21. I am glad you did this table for Linda. I have been praying for her, she is so sweet.
    Your table is lovely! Thanks for taking the challenge at Let's Dish!

  22. Oh Liz, such a sweet post for Linda and a beautiful table. Perfect white dishes and cute white accents.

  23. What a great way to honor your friend! The presentation is gorgeous! xo

  24. This is beautiful Liz. I wish I had my table finished sooner and I would have joined Kathleen. Thanks for your sweet comments.

  25. Very pretty Liz! I absolutely love white table settings. I hope Linda is doing well.

  26. Hi sweet lady.
    This was so sweet of you to do a Tablecape for Linda. Looks Beautiful as always.
    XXOO Diane


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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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