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April 27, 2016

My Eyes See Purple

I created a new arrangement in my white farmhouse tub.  I wanted to do something fun with it and this morning it all came together.  This plate became the star of the show!

I combined the pot of violas in the tub with some moss, the plate, a little clay pot and a candle.

Since spring has finally arrived here in northern Michigan purple is on my mind.  The violas are the first thing I invested in this year for my gardening!  The lilac topiary tree has buds all over it and I can hardly wait to see it in full bloom!  Purple is one of the colors of spring so my mind is currently tied to it!

 These colorful patterned dishes come out of a boxed set of 6 I bought several years ago (including the plate with the face).  Each one has it's own design.  There is a multi stripe plate that I didn't include.

 These dishes are described as an eclectic assortment paying homage to 6 different design styles- Victorian, Ethnic paisley, French Baroque, 60's English, American Cottage and Contemporary Indie.  All combined to make a collection that is refreshingly hip and artistic!

Once again the white Lacy dishes from Pier 1 worked nicely as a companion plate.

 I'm happiest when I can take photos of my tablescapes when the sun is shining.  It's greening up nicely outdoors although we are still getting frosts so I can't plant just yet.

Let's pretend we're outside under a gazebo enjoying lunch together!

I'm going to put this centerpiece over on the black table and convert my plate rack to a new spring look! These dishes might be up there soon!

 I included these dishes in a post back in 2014 called "My Spring Bling" you can see it "here"

Notice my Christmas Cactus decided to bloom again.  It bloomed on half the plant not long ago and now the other half is blooming!  Doesn't fit in with the color scheme but I'm not complaining!

The Players:
LaVie Boho dishes by Rosanna 
Lacy dinner plates by Pier 1
Vintage crystal stemware by Williams Sonoma
Baroque flatware from Neiman Marcus- no brand name
Artichoke tablecloth from One King's Lane
Napkin rings from One King's Lane last year
Wicker placemats from One King's Lane also last year
White farmhouse tub from Pier 1

I will be joining:


  1. Liz, you are so clever! What an awesome centerpiece, love each detail. Your table is just beautiful, the purple decor, lovely!! I'm so happy the sun is peaking thru for you! What a blessing!

  2. So lovely LIZ! And I love that plate!!!! Where'd you get it?

    1. It's part of the set of dishes I used for the tablescape.

  3. Liz, I love your beautiful table setting. The colors are so pretty. I love that table cloth too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Liz, it would be lovely to share a luncheon with you and your lovely tablescape. I am always impressed with your abilities to create a beautiful table. The set of dishes are quite unique! I really like the girl's face on the centerpiece. ♥

  5. Hi Liz, this table setting and the interesting dishes are perfection. You really know how to pull colors together with accents to make beautiful settings. Everything about this is unique. Love the centerpiece. Enjoy the warmer weather and so glad spring has sprung for you. Have a great rest of the week and weekend ahed. xo

  6. Well, those sure are happy plates! I love that they are all different. And you're right. The colors are wonderful. Love the tablecloth too. Your centerpiece vignette came together nicely. The big lady plate is so pretty and striking. I miss doing tables. Not where I'm at lately. I have been enjoying purple more than ever lately too. Nice inspiration here. So nice that you stopped by! Thanks so much!

  7. I love your potted table centerpiece and your plate assortment Liz! I'm swooning over your pretty artichoke tablecloth too! Purple is one of my favorite colors for annuals and plants. I wish lilacs would grow here, looking forward to seeing yours in bloom!

  8. What a beautiful table! Your centerpiece really came together and the plate with the face on it is truly stunning. I love that the dishes are mismatched. It gives your table so much interest. Well done!

  9. Liz, your centerpiece is a show-stopper! I love the theme of your table - and the purple. What fun plates!!! :-)

  10. Wow this is beautiful. My mom loves purple...I'm going to make sure she sees this. The centerpiece on the table is amazing, Liz.

    Happy TOHOT. :)

  11. Good Morning Liz,
    I am really enjoying this artistic, hip and Spring inspired table setting. It is so refreshing and feels like a breath of fresh air! I wonder if there is a way to find these plates, you mentioned that they were in a box from a few years ago?? I'd love to have a set!
    Thank you for sharing this delightful, joyful, airy and Spring treat with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

  12. I have seen those plates before. You created a very delightful table with the plates. The centerpiece is so creative and fun. The tablecloth is lovely. Truly a tablescape that speaks of Spring.

  13. Beautiful table Liz, I am feeling an urge to go hit Pier One today and splurge on some dishes. Have a great day!

  14. Liz- you are so gifted at creating a beautiful table!
    (and other things as well!)

    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    We are always happy to see you here :)
    Have a wonderful day!

    White Spray Paint

  15. Liz, I want that plate assortment...it is amazing! Love your table and centerpiece, so creative! Happy Thursday! Pam @ Everyday Living

  16. Liz, you have a pretty table for Spring. Love the colors and someone definitely will keep an eye on things!

  17. Beautiful table and not a color that is done all the time. I live in Minnesota and right now everything is purple in memory of Prince but it is fun to see a purple tablescape. Lovely.

  18. Hi Liz! I do believe you're the most creative one! I love this table with the touches of purple and the plate peeping out of the pot is so cute!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Amazing! What a beautiful display. I LOVE that face plate. Wow!

  20. Beautiful, Liz! The purple is perfect for a Spring tablescape.

  21. Oh my! Your table is gorgeous! I love how you mixed and matched your dishes! I love purple! ;)

  22. Oh, I love how you used those violas with your new dishes! Those dishes are so unique but go so well together. I need to stop in PO soon. Beautiful setting again, Liz!!

  23. What a unique tablescape Liz! Those plates are so unusual, I just love the way you featured the face in the center, she looks so mysterious, like she's luring you to sit and dine and hear her stories...Lovely colors too! Crazy about your Christmas cactus!

  24. Beautiful vintage tablecloth, Liz...the salad plates go so nicely with it. Love your centerpiece.
    Gorgeous Christmas cactus, who cares if the color isn't the same as the table!
    Enjoy the weekend.

  25. Liz I just love how you combined items to create such a fantastic centerpiece. I am a bit late to the party due to my college semester finals but I am so glad I am here now. Thank you for joining TOHOT. Great post, have a great week!

  26. Liz,
    What a great tablescape and a very pretty centerpiece!! I am so partial to purple! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  27. Beautiful table setting. And...if you get tired of that tablecloth I will take it off of your hands. ha. sheila


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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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