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December 9, 2013

Ho Ho Ho...Santa is Coming!

Actually he seems to be here already!
Sitting Santa from Bombay 2006
Woodland Santa 2005

Toymaker Santa- MacKenzie Childs 2012 

Watch their on line end of season sales at MacKenzie Childs.  
He has incredible detail and is heavy!

Sitting Santa's sleigh is all ready for delivering gifts.

There are lanterns to light the way!

The two Santas are flanking the tree.
The tree skirt is a table cover from MacKenzie Childs also from end of season sale.

 Up at the top I used the Merry Christmas
piece I've had for years.  I had some fun with the
ribbon and the new glitter garland I found.
The pine cones were collected at my Son's home in PA in October... 

 You just unwind it and let it do it's own thing
as you move around the tree.  I pulled out all my collectible ornaments this year rather than trying to do a color only look, but I did manage to bring a lot of white to the forefront.

 The clear glass candle ornaments are a clip on.  I love them!

For the first time ever we put a dressing on the arched windows.  I don't know why I never 
did this before.

Over on the coffee table I made a new arrangement with my Nativity scene. I placed a plate in the bowl that gave me a flat surface to work with.  Then I nestled in some shredded material and added a few little trees.

Baby Jesus
The real reason for the season...

The woodland Santa is joined by his reindeer who are taking a break.  The sled is full of pine cones, greens and ornaments.

I love how candles cast a soft glow on things!

This surface is the top of some built in cabinetry that divides the dining room from the living room.

This is another built in on the right.  I put the big
red mercury glass pillar candle holders on both tops to add a little to the walk-in area of the room.

 A little touch of baroque! 

I've had the angel for years- another Bombay piece before the closed their U.S. doors. The mercury glass chalice like candle holders were from Pottery Barn last year.  The Angels with the candlesticks were from a boutique store in Pennsylvania several years ago.

I topped the shelving unit with nutcrackers and some glittery fluff to mimic snow.  The 2nd shelf has some pine cones and a candle. The bottom shelf has a small collection of Christmas themed books.  The Nutcracker on the right is another old piece from Bombay.  I believe they reintroduced a look-a-like to it this year.  It's musical and the top turns slowly.

I used a tree skirt to cover this table and the tray is helping to cover the center hole..shhh!

Peace on Earth
 I tossed the loose red glitter pieces in for color
but I wanted the mirror to still have some reflection so I didn't fill it in... The pine scented candle is from Pier 1 this year...I recommend it. (Great hostess gift!)  It smells great and it's a beautiful piece!  The jingle bell garland makes for a quick decoration on the tree.

And the final picture!

I'm joing the following parties:

Between Naps on the Porch 

A Stroll Thru Life 


  1. Liz, everything looks beautiful! You have so many wonderful pieces & a great Santa collection. I love your tall, skinny Christmas tree & the gold angel candle holders.

  2. Liz, your home looks just beautiful - warm and cozy and filled with love. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. Just gorgeous, Liz. I adore that skinny tree and the white nativity. Beautiful!

  4. The overall look is beautiful without overwhelming a beautiful room. I especially love how you created the "entryway" with the big red pillar candles, and then there's the arches... gorgeous!

  5. Liz, your holiday decor is beautiful! Love that tree! I would love to find something like that for our family room; and put the "big" tree in another room, in the future! Your nativity and the decor over the arch are gorgeous, as well. Everything is wonderful!

  6. What a lovely room - your santas are just fabulous, my favorite being the M-C Santa! and the tree skirt!! Enjoy the holidays!

  7. Love all your santas and your décor is lovely!

  8. Liz, Your Christmas decorations are gorgeous. LOVE LOVE your Santas and your nativity scene. Thanks for showing all your pretty things and lots of inspiration. I'm still decorating and actually need some new things. Love the MC Santa. Thanks for the sale tip.

  9. This is just beautiful Liz! I love your skinny tree. I am wishing a few years ago I got a skinny tree.

  10. I love it, Liz. Your room is very beautiful! I love your skinny tree and all your Santas. That made a GREAT tree skirt!!!! xo Diana

  11. Oh how beautiful! I enjoyed viewing your wonderful Santa Collection. The beautiful red angel is pretty in the vignette. I especially love the Santa in the sleigh! Coincidentally, I just bought a Santa driving a antique style red car and a Santa holding and Merry Christmas banner while shopping at Tuesday Morning. Thanks for sharing your decorated home!


  12. Hi lovely lady.
    Your home looks so beautiful with your Santa Collection. I love how you put this all together for the warm and cozy look. Hoping you and yours are keeping warm on this cold night.

  13. Oh my goodness...I don't even know where to begin. I love all of your Santas, especially the small woodland one. Your tall skinny tree is beautiful! Everything is really just so lovely. I really enjoyed looking at all of your pictures!

  14. I miss Bombay Company with all my heart! I used to love to go in there every week just to see what new stuff they had to play with! When they went away from the retail malls, I just about pooped my britches! I still have a lot of stuff from there, and I'm so glad you were able to score such great stuff, too! Sitting Santa is stylin' there by the tree in his pimped out sleigh! :-)

    Yes...why DIDN'T you put garland around the arches before??!?!?!!! It looks fantastic!!! Now I will expect to see those arches dressed up every year! :-)

    Your tree looks fabulous! You really did a great job with it! I love that you used a lot of various ornaments. That gives the tree that "vintage" or "collected" look. Love it!!!

  15. Everything looks beautiful, Liz. I especially love your Santas and the tree they are flanking. The nativity scene is wonderful!

  16. Oh my, everything is totally amazing. I love, love, love it all. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. Liz, everything is gorgeous in your home for Christmas. Love all the t ouches and that Santa and angel are something. You do such a fantastic job with every thing!!!


  18. You have done so much, and everything is just gorgeous!!

  19. Oh Liz, your Christmas décor is just wonderful, all of it. My favorite is the big santa on the sleigh but I love MC santa too....Christine

  20. Your home looks lovely Liz, I love the garland over the arched windows!

  21. Liz, I love all of your Santas! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-80.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. Liz, I missed this last week. Each of your Santa figures are special, but I suspect you might guess which is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays……..Sarah

  23. Absolutely GORGEOUS...every inch! You've done a fantastic job & everything looks lovely.
    Add me to the list of those missing Bombay!

  24. Oh how I miss Bombay!!! I could have cried when they closed up. I love your Santas, you KNOW i am a Santa girl! Love the arched windows all dressed up, you will have to keep doing that now:) Came over from make it Pretty. XO

  25. Liz, it all looks lovely! I love that big sleigh! So many beautiful touches make your room so inviting!
    Marry Christmas!
    Here from Inspire Me Tues.

  26. Everything is sooooooo beautiful. I love it all.
    The nativity is lovely and so inspiring.

  27. So many things to see! I think I would make myself dizzy trying to see it all. It's all so beautiful!

  28. Beautiful!! Love the skinny tree!!
    A gorgeous room...



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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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