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July 24, 2014


I've mentioned a few times recently that I've been sorting and organizing the storage area in the basement.  I go down there to work and a few hours can pass without any effort.  It's mostly stuff I have to make a decision on and I've been trying to do it on my own.
This is the kind of stuff I've been moving around.  I'm not the physical dynamo I used to be so I go at all of this with much less speed!  I'm just glad to be getting it done.

I didn't have time to do a tablescape this week so I snapped some shots of my "windowscape" in the kitchen!
 I was out watering plants the other day and I accidentally snapped off this pretty hydrangea flower with my hose so I took it inside to put it in water.

  I quickly searched for something and spotted this sugar bowl and laid it in there.

This sugar bowl was part of a set from the mother of a friend.

Ruth was a kind and enthusiastic woman that anyone would like and I always admired her.  I found this hiding in the back of a cupboard that I had sorted out in the kitchen over the past weekend.  Some of this sorting has turned up some surprises so I'm glad I've been doing it!

These are my Endless Summer Hydrangeas where it came from.  It was still a bit overcast  when I took the picture since it had rained overnight. 
(The red piece is a whimsical rain gauge)

This is my window box outside the kitchen. The Browallia (purple plant) has been slow to bloom but it's finally showing it's color.  The sweet potato vine is getting large and tends to overwhelm the other plants.  I love the colors of summer!  Those little orange begonias make me happy!

Might as well have something enjoyable to look at inside and out- right? 

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

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  1. Liz, that sugar bowl looks delightful filled with your summer hydrangeas, what a perfect look! Love all the summer colors you have to enjoy!! Have a beautiful day!

  2. Love that rooster in your window! Pretty sugar bowl!

  3. So pretty Liz!! Love your rain gauge...so cute!

  4. Lovely Liz, and Mr. Roo is calling me, ha! Love Roosters...xoxo, Liz

  5. So pretty Liz! and the light streaming through your window is just magical!!

  6. What a wonderful view to have from your kitchen! Amazing how a simple touch of placing a bloom in a sugar bowl can make a precious arrangement to enjoy! Lovely......Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  7. Your window vignette is lovely. I like how the rooster is silhouetted. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous, too! Mine haven't bloomed this year but the bush looks healthy. I guess that late frost was too much. I'll just have to admire yours and others this year.

  8. What a beautiful windowscape. I love how everything is silhouetted. What a spectacular hydrangea. So glad you accidentally snapped off a stem so we could see it.

  9. Looking at your pictures is hard to believe that Summer will have to come to an end. Doesn't seem possible with so much color and joyfulness...
    You really have a green thumb. And amazing pieces...
    Thank you for the lovely post!

  10. You can never lose with hydrangeas. Your window looks lovely, from inside and out... :-)


  11. I think you have a LOT of enjoyable things to view outside your window and that adding this vignette just makes it that much nicer! Your flowers are brimming and everything looks beautiful! Ramon & I took a walk the other evening and noticed flower boxes in several neighbors' windows. Your color combination really makes yours stand out!

    I like the idea of a "windowscape"!!!

  12. Hi Liz, Lovely window vignette and your Hydrangea is beautiful. Darling rain gauge just stands out against the green.

  13. Love the pretty sugar bowl, and I think a windowscape is a wonderful idea! Your Endless Summer Hydrangeas are looking great!

  14. Your window looks great, but the part that made me giggle is the acknowledgment that physically it's harder to get things done. I"m the same way and beside the fact it takes longer to get things done, I get over heated and need to cool off.

  15. Love your windowscape. The silhouette of the rooster looks fantastic against the backdrop of the garden and patio. I feel your pain on that moving slower part. I seem to be moving a bit slower with every day that goes by.

  16. A window scape! what a clever idea! I love the silhouettes and the bloom in that gorgeous bowl~ do you feed your endless summer hydrangeas, I can't get mine to bloom this year?

  17. Liz,
    Your "windowscaping" is stunning, dear friend!!!
    Your Endless Summer Hydrangea is gorgeous!
    I'm sure these blossoms would continue their beauty if dried.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Your window loks so pretty and your gardens are just gorgeous! Love the sugar bowl. Enjoy your weekend! Maria

  19. I love your window. It's so calming. I too love hydrangea's (in your special vase), they are a favorite flower. Your flowers are all so pretty, I'm sure you do enjoy your gorgeous yard! Thanks so much for sharing, this has been very inspirational!

  20. Liz, I love Hydrangeas, and yours are gorgeous. Mine haven't had many blooms this year. We've had some crazy weather though. laurie


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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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