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March 20, 2014

Santos Cage Doll Spring Arrangement

I was playing around with a new arrangement on the dining table and I came around the corner and was thrilled to see the dazzling light refractions on the ceiling from the sun!  The flowers were highlighted and even the candles seemed to be glowing!  It pretty much confirmed to me that this was a good look!
It was very early evening- 5 minutes later it looked completely different! I haven't seen the sun make it through to shine on the chandelier since last fall! 

In a weird way it's a sign of spring!  

I didn't even have a chance to iron the table topper I laid out!

I was experimenting to see if I could use the Santos Cage Doll on the table.  I tossed in a little candle ring made with silk forsythia flowers and I added the mercury glass candle votive for a little extra something to look at.

The flowers were an arrangement I made up a few years ago and had forgotten about it.  I was picking through my deco stuff and saw it and figured why not?  I was going to take the big candelabras down to storage but once I put the Santo's doll there I thought I'd try one of the candelabras and I liked it.  

I'm pretty happy with this and it feels springlike to me so I'm going to stick with it until I do something for Easter.
   When I made the arrangement I used a styrofoam piece to secure the silk flowers and surrounded the outside with Spanish moss. 

 Less exciting without the sun but I did iron the table topper!

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  1. Hi Maam Liz,
    Ironed or not, I just love your treasures. Every inch.

    Just sayin, :-)

    Happy day.
    /CC girl

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  3. Great vignette, Liz! Love the way you're capturing the light in your photos!

  4. Liz, I need to visit your blog more often. I've been here twice in the last week and everything is so beautiful!

    Having a give away in honor of the first day of spring. Come by if you can. :)

  5. Oh I just love your Santos doll!! I have one in my dining room too. I like it on your table.

  6. The light is amazing. I too like your Santos doll.

  7. The arrangement looks so pretty. I especially love it in the dark. xoxo Beautiful photos. ♡

  8. It is amazing that your chandelier is announcing the arrival of spring by reflecting the light on the ceiling. The tabletop vignette is beautiful with the Santos doll as the focal point. Your flower arrangement may be an oldie but it is still beautiful. I would like to say your home is just beautiful. The wall art, the beautiful Palladian windows, your furniture, and your color choices all come together to make beautiful pictures.

  9. Beautiful arrangement Liz! Your Santos Doll looks perfect with your candelabra! Love the reflections on the ceiling!! Magical!~~Angela

  10. Liz,
    The "spot lights" on your dining room ceiling are marvelous!!!
    I love it when Mother Nature heralds us such a beautiful message!
    Your Santos is lovely on your dining room table, dear friend!
    I adore the mercury silver votive with a touch of yellow at the base.
    Your table topper is elegant and the candlelabra makes an exquisite centerpiece!!!
    Lovely floral arrangement!!!
    Always inspiring vignettes @ Infuse With Liz!!!

  11. Hello sweet lady!
    I love Santos dolls, they are veruy expensive here, so I haven't decide on getting one...YET! Your is lovely with the candelabra and the flower arrangement, very chick and elegant! I bet you can still join Ivonne's spring party, I'm sure! Try it! The reflection of the light in the flowers is awesome!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  12. Beautiful arrangement on the table Liz....Love the Santos cage doll....it goes so perfectly with the candelabra...the reflection on the ceiling is so wonderful!..Have a great weekend!!!

  13. Liz, your Santos doll looks lovely on the table with that gorgeous arrangement. I want one of those dolls. Every year, when you post, I search and then I forget about them. Your sunshine is awesome and I know you are anxious for Spring.

  14. That is a really magical look!!! It's like what I think heaven might look like on the approach. I guess I'd better take a really good look now, 'cause there's no guarantee I'm gonna see it otherwise! :-) :-) :-)

    You did a really great job on that floral arrangement!!!

  15. Liz, I love your Santos. And I really like the way you decorated her. laurie

  16. So pretty, Liz! I love that arrangement and the light dancing on the ceiling is gorgeous!!

  17. Just beautiful with the sun shinning in and all that sparkle...magical!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  18. Beautiful reflections, Liz - gorgeous tablescape! Love the Santos cage doll! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,


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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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