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March 10, 2014

Living Room Tweaking

I needed to find a spot for this antiqued mirror
 I looked about and decided to put it here on this wall by my built in cabinetry which started the ole' domino effect.  Next thing I knew I was changing out the whole layout.

 I remembered this vase I kept from a floral arrangement that I had from Ethan Allen many years ago.  I had removed the flowers but saved the base because I liked the finish it had.  
I brought it up and sure enough it had the right kind of personality to go with the mirrored piece.
The topiary ball is one of two that I already owned and it seems to fit nicely!  The candle I dug out from my candle stash.

 I changed out the candle to lighten it up and grap the same coloring as the lamp shade in it has a background color that is very similar to that mirrored piece.

 I'm in love with this angel piece and decided it didn't have to only be used at Christmas so I'm keeping it out all year long. The flameless candle comes on everyday which is nice to enjoy.  I love those things!

 I found a candle ring that fit in there nicely
(some of my pictures don't show the candle ring because I got it 
after I took them)

I took family pictures from the other cabinet top and mixed them in here to personalize it.

As you can see I have a blend of gold tones, a little taupe and ivory.  I think it's a nice fresh look for the season! I would like to find a little something to go above the mirrored piece to add a little height there.

This lidded box holds extra remotes that we rarely use. It was over on the other cabinet top but it was relocated here near my shelving unit.  I had this bamboo accented vase in storage and the two brass candlesticks are always in the mix somewhere in my setups.
You'll notice my white monkey was moved over here too.  

The white monkey was inside my cloche arrangement but I switched places with it for this hummingbird clock.  It actually fits better so it's a good thing!
I took the glass off so you could make it out better.  

This green planter was relocated from the same area to this chest

So that concludes the domino effect for now!

I didn't move any furniture around! I actually like this arrangement so much I don't see any reason to change it- which is unusual for me!

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  1. I like everything!!! It's a beautiful, brightly sunlit, room. The piece I especially like is the box that holds the extra remotes. For me, that is a focal point after the newly framed antique mirror.

  2. You are right, Liz. One thing always leads to another. Your arranging looks really good. Have a great week.

  3. I love how you rearranged things! Your home looks so beautiful and elegant!

  4. Funny how one change is definitely not enough! I think the domino-effect ended nicely here!

  5. Love all your tweaking Liz and all of the gold accents are just so beautiful....now, let me know if you ever get tired of that gorgeous mirror!!!!

  6. Love your beautiful mirror ~ and all of your changes are very pretty!

  7. That is a lovely display. I love the angel centerpiece!

  8. Great changes. I really like the vignette with the antiqued mirror, EA vase and candle. Now you have me wanting to rearrange things in the house. :)

  9. I love your mirrors and candle holders, very pretty! Tweaking is so much fun, isn't it?

  10. Liz, I wish I had the time, energy and creativity you have! You did fantastic with all your re-arranging...looks nice!

  11. Liz,
    You, dear friend, need to make a visit and we'll play dominoes here on my side of the Prairie!!!
    Oh, so~o~o much eye candy!!! I adore all the changes within your room.
    Each vignette is elegantly arranged!
    The green box holding the remote and the green planter are stunning decor pieces!
    Thank you for sharing your decorating talents with us, dear one!

  12. Liz, your new vignettes are all so pretty! That domino effect is no joke...lol! Love that mirror!

  13. That always happens to me Liz! Great urn with the boxwood ball and I love your mirror.

  14. Your home looks beautiful! Don't you just love how one thing just leads to another, then it all falls into place? Your urn looks great with that fabulous mirror!

  15. Your mirror is absolutley stunning love all you have done..Very nice!!! Would like to invite you to come share it at Share it One More Time at One More Time Events http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/03/faux-ivory-mother-of-pearl-ceramic.html… Tammy

  16. That mirror is stunning and I love the vignette you created, so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. What a gorgeous mirror, Liz. Your home is so beautiful. You decorate is so well...Christine

  18. I am crazy about that mirror, Liz, and you did a great job decorating around it. I cannot seem to get inspired in my house to make any changes. I might be moving sometime in the not too distant future, so I think I will save my creativity for a new place!

  19. the mirror looks great, and I love how you made the decor flow around the area.


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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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