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December 11, 2014

Plaid Tidings to You!

I trust most of you are done decorating, settled in and are relaxing by now. I'm also done so I thought I'd put together a tablescape. 
 I began with the plaid tablecloth that was from T.J. Maxx this year.
I tend to like things cozy and a relaxed for the kitchen nook area especially at Christmas!

I brought out these Holiday dishes that go with the Italian Countryside dishes that we use everyday.  I usually mix them in with the everyday stuff through the month of December.

 I chose the rattan chargers to keep the look relaxed.

 There are four patterns and coffee mugs with matching floral designs on the inside.

The centerpiece is a compilation of a cake stand turned upside down, dressed with red beads, topped with a creamy white charger and a cloche containing a small sleigh with ornaments and snow.  The gold twine balls were added to form a wreath.   
(The charger used to be an odd color of green that I never liked so I changed it to Rust-Oleum Heirloom White)

The charger can be lifted off and the cake stand turned over and can act as a platter holder for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

 So much glare makes it nearly impossible to take a good picture.  Susan at Between Naps on the Porch recently showed these cute little sleigh ornaments from Walmart at this "post".  I went to our store to get some but they were in sad shape.  I only bought one but it ended up working well inside this cloche.

 Up above I decorated the chandelier as I do every year but with new burlap accents.
The little bells were from Walmart and the ornaments from T.J.Maxx

I rested the burlap ribbon up on it's side to show the Merry Christmas and added some undulation.

I'm trying not to show you the whole area because I haven't done a post on the decorating I've done in this area....that will be next!

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

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  1. What a gorgeous table, Liz! The dishes are spectacular! Hugs. Maria

  2. Hi Liz, I love your cozy Christmas table, especially the chandy and the centerpiece! It's all so inviting with the plaid tablecloth~

  3. What a welcoming table! I love all of your ideas. Your dishes are charming (love the holly feature inside the cup!) Everything reflects the cozy feeling of the season. Thank you for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Such a cozy and welcoming setting. The chandelier is decorated in a way I would like to imitate, maybe you can come to NY and do it for me :-)

  5. Liz,
    I adore your Christmas table setting, and your Holiday dishes, I especially like that they are flora-and I am partial to the amaryllis! Your plaid tidings are just perfect for bringing Christmas joy to your home.

  6. Hi Liz! Oh, this Christmas tablescape is so sweet! I love your plaid tablecloth and the dishes! You're pretty amazing on how you did your centerpiece. I love that too! :) Hope all of our Christmasing is going well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Really pretty Liz! I don't think I have ever seen the pieces that mix with the Mikasa, but they are certainly beautiful. Clever girl, turning that cake stand upside down, and whipping out the spray paint to fix something you found odd. Right after my own heart.

  8. I love plaid at Christmas! And those dishes go so well with the plaid!

  9. I too am "mad for plaid".Beautiful:)

  10. Very pretty Liz! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  11. Hi Liz, your tables are always gorgeous. Love the plaid and this is stunning. Your dishes and every detail is wonderful.
    You really have an eye for the details!!

  12. Love the plaid, so festive and pretty. Your centerpiece is lovely. I love that you decorated your chandelier.

  13. Very nice Liz! Love your dishes, especially the salad plate with the amaryllis on it.

  14. Hi Liz,

    Such a pretty table you've set! I love red, white, and green for Christmas, so your table today is pure eye candy for me! I really like the burlap touches on the chandelier and those tiny bells are adorable!

    Happy Christmas!


  15. I saw those cute sleigh ornaments at Walmart but didn't get any. I'm waiting until the after-Christmas sales with my fingers crossed. I do that every year...because I'm cheap! :-)

    I like the relaxed look of this tablescape. It's just right for eating daily meals in style throughout the holiday season. My favorite part is the holly inside the mug!!! Whenever I drink from a cup with an embellishment inside, it just seems to la-dee-da!! I even put my pinky finger out! :-)

    NICE job on painting that charger!!!

  16. I love this cozy table! I love that you use your Christmas dishes the month of December - I've never used my Christmas China but now I think it is time to reconsider!
    House of Highlands

  17. Liz,
    A cozy table all decked out for Christmas, dear friend!!!
    I can just imagine having a stack of flapjacks slathered with butter and warm maple syrup on top!!!
    Mugs of steaming hot coffee, too!!!
    Ah~h~h. . .pure delight!


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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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