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March 30, 2015

Pink Tulips and Eggs Vignette

Good Monday morning! 

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 Over the weekend I created another vignette for the kitchen table. 
I'm going to try and do one once a week!  

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 This one will stay put through Easter.
Looks like it's just Dan and I for Easter this year.

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I purchased a couple of cute things from Kathy at Creative Home Expressions which included these cute card tags with vintage prints...love the crinkly ribbon she uses!

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She also made this adorable little painted peat pot with the nest and eggs.  The vintage printed embellishment was included with the pot.  

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I decided to attach it to the front of the pot with pins so I can remove it- the other side is hiding something but I'll show that sometime later for another vignette!  Love the sweet little chicks in their Easter jalopy!

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Aren't those the most real looking faux tulips ever?  I will definitely be keeping these a long long time!  The dishes came in a box (found at TJMaxx- Called Chirp- by Rae Dunn for Magenta)  There are four different images.

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The sun was popping in and out.  I just grabbed what I could!

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 There you have it- this week's vignette
Pink Tulips and Eggs!

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March 28, 2015

Sunny Easter Thoughts

I do believe this is our last party at Sunlit Sunday- I think we all hate to see it end don't we?
I want to thank our host Karen for these parties!

We've had a real mixed bag of weather this week.  I had a birthday on Tuesday and the sun was shining like crazy which I appreciated.  We went for a drive up to Petoskey and visited some little shops that I like and had a nice dinner at a restaurant.  The next day it was bitter and snowing which was repeated a couple of times more through the week.  Last night it went down to 4 degrees!  Enough!!

I found the bunny and eggs at one of those stores back in February when we had also visited Petoskey.  
I combined them on this tiered cake stand for a centerpiece.

As you can see in the aerial view my Christmas Cactus is blooming up a storm….and some remnants of snow outside.

This plant starts out with pink buds and they end up almost coral in color when the flowers open up. 

Here is the plant when I got it in November 2011.  I didn't realize how much it had grown!

I'm glad to share a little bit of my sunshine and happiness with you all and I look forward to seeing you again next year!
I'll be out in the gardens as soon as weather permits! I hope you'll visit me through the summer too!

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Wishing you all a pleasant Easter and remember the real reason we celebrate it.


March 25, 2015

Easter in the Living Room

I kept my Easter decorating to a minimum this year. 
 The more cute and pastel kind of decorating has been kept near the kitchen.

 I changed the mantel only enough to add some tulips and my lambs that usually hang out in the china cabinet.

I decided to keep the room simple and only add something that fit in with my decorating.

The tulips came from the Pottery Barn outlet when I visited in February.  I bent them a bit here and there to make them look more realistic.  There are three bunches in this and I didn't expect they would fit the narrow vase but it worked out great.  The lambs were new last year for my birthday.  

I centered the tray on the coffee table and I added the urn with the philodendron plant to it.

 I found the rabbit at TJMaxx a few weeks ago.  I grabbed it up quickly knowing it wouldn't stay around for long. I love the paper mache finish they gave it.

I added a few eggs to his back pack.  

I layered a little bit of grass and eggs in the jar.

I've kept it all low key this year and I'm liking it!  

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Parade of Easter Bunnies!

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Welcome to my Parade of Easter Bunnies!
I was so happy to see the sun shining- it sure makes for a joyous spring day!

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Little Rose has been very busy delivering Easter eggs!

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 Don't you love her little egg cart!

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A parade of bunny plates surround the centerpiece layered on textured white plates by Bordallo Pinheiro that are set on top of some large terracotta plant trays acting as chargers.

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These bunny plates were gifted to me by Linda from Life and Linda as a birthday gift!  I was so surprised when they came!  Thank you again Linda!

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Oh yes, did I mention I just had a birthday?

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When I spotted this polka dot tablecloth at Home Goods I knew was going to perfect for these dishes!  The placemats were from Bed Bath & Beyond a few years back.  The Napoleon flatware came from Horchow a while back.  They have some good sales and free shipping every so often- worth checking out!
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Another layer of bunnies parade beneath the cake stand...

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 They are so sweet...I got them at Michael's a few years ago

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I used candle votives (from Pier 1 last year) stuffed with grass and candy eggs...
there were a few more eggs...not saying where they disappeared to!

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 So there you have it....my Parade of Easter Bunnies!

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March 24, 2015

Hopping into Spring and Easter Vignette

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As we all know spring has finally arrived (at least by the calendar)  I'm slowly working my way into some decorating for Easter. 

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 I was so pleased that my Christmas Cactus is blooming right now so I decided to use it as a feature in my vignette.   I'm on a roll to do a weekly vignette!

The little candle cloche is from Pier 1- Honeysuckle scent.  They are so cute and smell so good!  

Technically this is really a "Thanksgiving Cactus".   According to some reading I've done the asymmetrical growth pattern and the way it lays almost horizontal are different from true "Christmas Cactus" which are symmetrical and hang downward.  The genus is Schlumbergera and this would be from the "buckleyi" group.
Aren't you glad I told you that!  LOL

So happy spring has finally arrived...It's been a _l o n g_ winter!

OH bear with me I have two more things to share...

You've met Teddy more than once- Carmen is our other cat.  She's a quiet one who diligently waits for affection.  She followed me around while I took pictures and if you really look at some of the shots I took you will see her there too!  I had to capture this with her shadow!  

I'd like to ask a special prayer request of my blogging friends that know Alycia from Tablescapes at Twenty-One.  She had back surgery a while back and never fully recovered.  As it turns out she's going to have to have a 2nd surgery that is likely to be this week.  Stop over to her blog or visit her on Facebook and let her know you are thinking about her.  

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I was featured on
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(For my post "Do You Vignette?")
which I am also joining today for another party!
Thank you Jann for the feature!

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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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