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November 12, 2014

Falling Towards Thanksgiving

Early in October I was the lucky winner at Cherry Kay's blog "Entertaining Women"of a tablecloth giveaway she offered!  This is the link for the post where I saw the giveaway "here"
and a picture from her home with the tablecloth.
Cherry Kay has an enviable collection of fine china, silverware and crystal!  She really appreciates the elegant finer details of gracious dining and actively uses her pieces.
She's been recovering from knee replacement surgery and last I heard she is doing very well!

 I used my iron urn for a centerpiece.  I broke the tops off of some dried Indian corn and spread the husks out and layered my little pumpkins on top.

I'm still enjoying the autumn season and I like the rustic elements like dried corn, pumpkins, berries and pine cones.  

I arranged some seasonal sprays around the base like a wreath.

This tablecloth can easily be used for summer but since it has a soft orange tone I decided to use it with my autumn theme since we are "Falling Towards Thankgsgiving" at this time of year!

I pulled the autumn look together with these burnt orange plates and grounded it with the dark chargers and flatware.

This will look completely different with off white dishes and lighter colored flatware.  I'll pull another post together with this tablecloth next summer!

I chose to lay the napkins under the bowl to keep this very casual.  I'm making a potato corn chowder and plan to have baked chicken breasts and a salad to go along with it.

I was able to draw further on the colors in the tablecloth with the napkins and green bowls.

As you can see outside my back door it's wet (we had snow yesterday and more coming) and it's very gray outside.  There won't be any sun for a while so I had to shoot these pictures using the lighting from the chandelier.  I really wish I could have gotten a more natural look but this time of year is very fickle!

 Next I'll focus on a Thanksgiving theme.  It all comes on so quickly doesn't it!!

  Thank you again Cherry Kay I enjoyed winning this!

I'll be joining
Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday

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  1. Looking good, Liz. I love your new blog design. Kudos to Linda!

  2. You changed your blog look. Now that I've seen it I remember reading about it at Linda's. And you have sciatic? That can't be good with all you enjoy to be out and about in the garden and around home. Hope all is better now. (take care!)
    The tablecloth is amazing and you really played it very well with your setting.
    Well done. Happy Fall and Amazing Thanksgiving (are you staying at home this year?).

  3. Your new table cloth is very much versatile.
    So pretty with the chargers ( love those ).
    It will be fun to see what you do in the
    spring and summer months too!
    Happy decorating.
    Linda C in Seattle

  4. Ugh! You got snow??!??! I'm SO sorry! It just seems way too early for all of that nonsense! We got blasted with frigid temps, and we woke up this morning to wind chills near zero. NOT the way November is supposed to be!!! Average temps here are in the low 50s. We are all crying our eyes out...and the tears are freezing to our cheeks!!! :-)

    What a great eye to use this beautiful tablecloth for an autumn setting! It makes great sense! I don't know that I would have seen that in it. GREAT choice!!! The peachy-orange tones of the flowers are a perfect complement to the autumn elements on the table!

    I'm really crushing on your centerpiece, too. The corn husks give it a kind of masculine/earthy feel so that the floral design in the tablecloth doesn't scare men away. The big berries used at the base kind of have that same effect. Or are those crabapples?

    Wonderful job of bringing fall in in a softened way! Stay safe out in that crazy snow!!!

  5. Hi Liz, Congrats on your wonderful win. The tablecloth is gorgeous and looks beautiful in your table setting. Love your table overlooking that wonderful autumn view right outside.
    Beautiful plates and bowls and the color in the cloth just coordinates perfectly. You have such an eye for the best tables.
    Thanks for sharing and have fun decorating for the season.

  6. What a lovely setting. The tablecloth is so pretty and you have managed to really compliment the colors. Congrats on your win. Love your centerpiece.

  7. Oh my, I've seen snow on some of our blog friend's window already! Wish we had it too, though, special C'mas time. Your tablecloth is lovely and the dishes all coordinate perfectly! You were a lucky winner too, I see...congrats my friend. I love your new blog look; linda is so talented! Love the burnt orange plates!

  8. Liz, you have put your winning to good use. You're right. This tablecloth will be good in the summer as well as in the fall. Love the way you did the centerpiece. Your blog looks so pretty. laurie

  9. Hi Liz,
    Your table looks,so pretty with your lovely tablecloth win from Cherry Kay! How nice that the colors will go from Fall and then to Spring/Summer. I love your new blog look that our friend Linda did for you. Also, I read about your back issues. I hope you're feeling much better now.
    Thank you for your visit to my blog. You asked about the icing I used on the baby bundt cakes. I have the link on the post for it, butt it's a cream cheese icing and it piped on beautifully by using a plastic food storage bag and snipping the corner off.

  10. Hi Liz! Congrats on winning the tablecloth and it's very pretty! What a lovely tablescape you've created too! I love the your centerpiece too. Hope you're doing well and since you've just had some snow I thought I'd tell you it is 27' here this morning! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Congratulations, Liz! The tablecloth is so pretty. The lighter tones help keep your photos light, I think. I'm not a huge fan of burnt orange, but I absolutely love your plates. Love! They are gorgeous! The green bowls were a wonderful choice, as well. Wish I could stick around for dinner...it sure sounds delicious! ;-)

  12. The tablecloth has obviously found a perfect new home. Your tablescape is lovely, and I absolutely adore the black urn. It's a magnificent, versatile piece. Your new blog look is outstanding. I desperately need to address mine. Unfortunately the background on mine always hangs around too long. Linda who? helped you? She has a wonderful talent. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  13. Beautiful fall table!! Your whole setting looks fabulous. I love the dried corn husks - they add a lot of texture and I like the contrast against the dark urn. Your blog looks great - love the changes!

  14. Liz, that beautiful tablecloth is so perfect for a fall table, congratulations on becoming the owner! Love your big urn filled with corn husks and mini pumpkins. I really like the flatware...been keeping my eye out for some.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. That's a beautiful table and I adore your centerpiece! And that tablecloth is perfect for the fall theme!

  16. Love, love, love! Your tablecloth is wonderful, and all of the fall colors are great with it. Lovely!

  17. So pretty...I love a round table with a long tablecloth. I also love your flatware choice and the chargers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Congrats on winning that pretty tablecloth, Liz. It is perfect for your table with this pretty setting and colors...Christine


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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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