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March 19, 2014

Purple Profusion

More spring dreams and
the color purple comes to my mind. 
What a majestic scene the sun helped create!

I've got lilacs on my mind!
It will be a while before we see them blooming
so my faux lilacs will have to do!

The dishes were from T.J. Maxx 2 or 3 years ago. 
 Royal Stafford Clematis by Andrew Tanner

The sun was a welcome sight- notice the time in the next picture- I was taking pictures real early!

The faux lilacs were grabbed up on mark down at a gift shop late last summer.  Can't wait for the real thing!  

Crystal by Mikasa called Windlass we purchased for our 20th Wedding Anniversary.  Placemats from Pier 1 a few years ago, flatware called Baroque from Neiman Marcus

My tallest vase I picked up a long time ago at our outlet center by Gorham called Lady Anne

Dreaming of Spring 
even though we still have snow!
It's melted a bunch since I took these pictures. 
I even lit my little lilac scented candle I found at a local store.
You can find them on the internet easily.

I'm joining
Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday


  1. Oh, my, Liz, this table is gorgeous! Your photos look amazing, too -- what glorious light! I love the shade of purple in the napkins, and you've given me an idea to try purple with my Castleton Gloria china. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Liz, what a stunning tablescape! I love how the sun in shining in, looks just beautiful! Gorgeous plate settings and your centerpiece is just awesome! By the way, your purple is exquisite! Can you tell I love your tablescape???

  3. Purple is a wonderful color to welcome spring and your tablescape is absolutely beautiful!

  4. Good morning, Liz! Man, you were up early...AGAIN!!! I don't know how you do it day in, day out! When that alarm went off at 5:45 this morning I thought I'd lose it!!! Your early rising habits yield great results, though, so go on with your superbad self!!!

    I have these same dishes, but you have done them more justice than I ever could with this beautiful setting. I love the height used in the center of the table! This table really calls out the Spring fever we're all feeling!

    I'm so glad you mentioned the name of the dish pattern. I bought these about 3 or 4 years ago, too, but I don't recall seeing the name on the back so as to record on my catalog. This also clears up for me what that other flower is. I was thinking it was dogwood. It has a lot of the characteristics of the dogwood bloom, and I bought several faux dogwood branches to go with this. Ha! It will just have to do!

    Have a great day today!!!

  5. Beautiful table Liz! I love the dishes!!~~Angela

  6. Hi Liz. Your table is so pretty. We don't see enough purple. I have some purple stemmed glasses that would look beautiful with your setting. I just saw your rooster collection. Now you know roosters are my very favorite collection but they've just about taken ocver my kitchen. Hope your doi Gael and it's always nice to hear from you.

  7. Hi Liz! I am loving the purple! We are still having cold weather and it is getting really hard now, we can't wait for the nicer warm weather! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This table arrangement is gorgeous! I love the purple. It's so pretty!♡

  9. Beautiful table setting Liz ... I love purple, but does not go well in my house. You pictures are fantastic with the sun shinning in. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

  10. Great job, Liz...the pretty lavender was my mother's favorite color and it always reminds me of her!

  11. What a lovely table sweet Liz, with such a pretty lavender arrangement, along with the gorgeous purple dishes and napkins! I have purple stemware but NO DISHES, LOL! Thanks for visiting me, you made my day!

  12. Liz, this is beautiful. I love those faux lilacs, and that gorgeous tall vase. Your dishes are perfect for this tablescape, and oh what beautiful stemware. I hope your table melts the snow for you! laurie

  13. Liz, what a lovely tablescape and I do see some of your flow blue you mentioned you have.

  14. Liz,

    What a gorgeous table! I love your dishes and that wonderfully high centerpiece. It adds such drama to it....love it!

  15. Oh goodness, you still do have a lot of snow, yikes! No wonder you are dreaming of lilacs! Your table of purple with the sun streaming in in gorgeous! Your purple plates are too, purple is such a great color for spring!

  16. Purple! I'm into purple this year too, so I had to get right over to see what you'd done with your table (my purple table was right next to yours for a minute on BNOTP!). Yours is lovely. I like the statement that the huge, lilac centerpiece makes, and your dishes are sooo pretty. I hadn't seen those before. Really enjoyed my visit with you! ~Zuni

  17. I love all of the purple that you've used in this lovely tablescape. So pretty!
    Sam from www.creativelysams.com

  18. Oh, Liz, the purple is so pretty; and you captured the dappled sunlight so beautifully! The morning sun over your table is stunning! I love this setting...the china, the crystal, the flatware, everything!

  19. That table is stunning! The light streaming in on it adds so much! Beautiful plates Liz!
    Come see what the next tablescape challenge is.

  20. Liz, love your purple napkins and your centerpiece of purple flowers looks stunning.

  21. A very elegant setting....I LOVE those plates. So pretty!!

  22. Beautiful...I am so coveting those plates! Your centerpiece is gorgeous.

  23. I love how your table is just sparkling in the sunlight!! I also love the combination of your beautiful crystal with the pretty shades of purple. It's a bit hard to believe it is the first day of spring when we still see snow! I didn't have nearly as much as your have though!!

  24. I love the clematis plates, the faux lilacs, and the purple napkins together, The sunlight appears to make everything glow with a lavender beauty of it's own.

  25. Liz - we must be thinking alike. I recently shot a purple table that I have not posted yet. Yours is stunning!! I love your beautiful crystal - what a wonderful anniversary gift. The sunlight streaming into your room just makes everything glow. So pretty!!!!

  26. Liz,
    Beautiful everything-so welcoming charming and oh the lavender and the light too!
    What a great post!

  27. Liz, I have those plates, they are beautiful and your table looks stunning. The sunlight, the flowers, everything looks so pretty.The crystal vase is gorgeous and it is lovely addition to any table.

  28. Liz,
    Elegantly displayed, dear friend!!!
    Lilacs are stunning!!!
    The sunlight has radiantly reflected throughout aided by all the sparkling crystal!!!
    Sweet napkins softing all the brightness of the light.
    Perfect purple profusion!


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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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