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July 17, 2016

Rainy Day Coffee Table

It's been a full day of rain today which forced me inside but I got a chance to focus on the living room so that's a good thing!

It's not even 2:00 but the cloud cover has made it dark inside so I turned on some lights.  The coffee table setting was bugging me.  I hadn't given any thought to it for a good while.

I fussed a bit with the cloche and decided to turn the cast iron urn into a candle holder.  

I pushed my faux ivy plant down in the center and spread the vines around and then snuggled the candle holder on top.  I was looking for something taller for this vignette and adding the books underneath gave me what I needed.

I took pictures at various intervals so the time on the clock will keep changing!  (I had TCM on and watched Butterfield 8 with Elizabeth Taylor- so I was occasionally distracted) I wanted one of those wooden bead necklaces to lay somewhere but couldn't find what I liked.  I decided to pull out some of these deco balls from a jar I usually have them in and spread them around inside the cloche.  It'll do for me!

 I kept the birds and books in play.

I got a notion to use my antique looking keys.  I tried real hard to have them fit inside the cloche with the book and clock but it wasn't to be.

The sun started to break through late in the afternoon so I captured a brighter picture.  I do believe the rain has passed now too!   

Do you like rainy days to play inside?  Did you get rain this weekend?  



  1. Very pretty look Liz. Loving that candle holder. The cloche looks lovely the way you used your accessories.
    Rainy days ar great now and then. They give us time to play indoors and get caught up.

  2. This is very pretty, Liz! You always make such pretty vignettes. No, we were on our trip just a week ago. We got home last Friday night. I had just preposted my little minis. Now we got home to very humid weather! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Hi Liz, I love rainy days to play inside and also in the studio. Your coffee table vignette is so pretty. Love the way you styled the cloche!! Enjoy the time inside!!

  4. Liz, you always create such pretty vignettes. We've been getting these "pop up" afternoon showers, since I've been here, which is typical of Louisiana. They don't last long; but, it really gets hot and steamy afterwards.

  5. I like the height and candlelight in your new vignette. It turned out lovely. Isn't is wonderful to tinker at home and watch old movies on a rainy afternoon?

  6. Liz,
    Gorgeous "rainy day" vignette, dear friend!
    I can think of nothing better than this activity on a rainy day!
    No rain here.

  7. Very pretty. I love old keys! You're so lucky to have rain. When it's so hot and dry like it is here now, I welcome dark, rainy days. Wish we could trade. :-)

  8. What a lovely vignette - love the moody effect of the rain. No rain here for almost one month and HOT, HOT, HOT...100 degrees HOT. ugh. Reading this post was very cooling...:)

  9. Beautiful vignette, beautiful room Liz!....It has been very hot here with lots of pop up storms....

  10. Love the vignette with the cloche, hmm wonder why I love the cloche. The watch was a great touch.


  11. Liz, your vignettes are absolutely perfect.

    We had one storm and it is so so muggy and horribly HOT - we need the rain! I sure wish it would cool up a bit around here.

    TY for your well wishes, isn't she an angel? I ADORE her sweet itty bitty face! ♥♥♥

  12. I love the changes Liz! Isn't it funny how one day the table/mantel/etc. just starts bugging you and it doesn't "feel" right anymore?!

  13. I love the changes Liz! Isn't it funny how one day the table/mantel/etc. just starts bugging you and it doesn't "feel" right anymore?!

  14. I need you to come do my coffee table. I don't know why, but I always seem to have such trouble with it. Love how you styled yours!

  15. Very pretty Liz! I'm in love with your urn! What a fun, versatile piece!
    PS Don't you just love TCM?

  16. Pinning and pinning. I love the way you set up your tray with different elements. Perfect!

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday this week. We are happy to have you. Pinning.


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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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