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January 18, 2017

Tea and Dinner For Two (T)

I pulled the dishes from the plate rack and put together a tablescape.  I worked to keep some Asian flair going.

I added the table runner to break up all the white and it added a bit of elegance to the setting.

I wanted some fresh flowers but because of icy conditions and schools closed I didn't want to run to the store for another choice.  I still had one more Amaryllis stalk in bloom so I decided it would be used.  This red and white mix would not have been the first color I would have chosen for this tablescape but it ended up working out nicely.   The vase was a find at T.J. Maxx that was meant for a seascape table I never put together.  I decided it's texture was a good pickup to everything going on here.  I rolled some paper toweling and placed it around the center to support the stalk.

 The little white teapot holds just enough for two servings.  The cobalt blue stemware came from Pier 1 in the clearance section a couple of years ago.

 The blue bird salt and pepper shakers fit in here nicely too! Visit my previous post to see most everything here and details of where I got these. 

 I chose some bamboo flatware to pair up with the dragon salad plates.  The green napkin ring holders have been with me a good while.  Again I liked the texture for this setting.

 I've been home a lot over the past week and a half due to a mild cold I came down with after taking care of my hubby who got it much worse.  We've drank just about all the tea I had on hand and since neither of us is interested in cooking right now we're going to get soup, sesame chicken, fried rice and egg rolls from the Chinese takeout at the mall.  

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  1. A beautiful table for two and hope that you two are feeling better. Yes, take out sounds great and i am sure it tastes even better when eaten on those beautiful plates!! Take care!!!!

  2. Your table setting is so pretty. I am so happy you set a nice place for you and your hubby to share a meal together. When you are cooped up inside with not feeling well and the icey conditions outside I bet it was nice to have a romantic quiet pretty dinner together. Hope you start to feel better.

  3. Oh what a pretty setting. It's so nice to set a really intimate table. Gorgeous.

  4. Lovely setting, Liz. Your amaryllis blossom sure is beautiful on your table. I hope you and your husband are feeling much better. We've had a cough since Christmas that refuses to go away. Stay warm and cozy and drink lots of tea out of that sweet teapot. ♥

  5. Beautiful table, Liz! This was a great way to enjoy an icy day. Hope you & your hubby are feeling better.

  6. Liz, what a beautiful table for two! It looks like the perfect setting for a Winter's day. We had icy conditions last week, and it was my husband's birthday. I came up with a plan similar to yours. I'm posting it tomorrow. I guess great minds think alike! I hope that you are having a wonderful week!!!

  7. Oh sweet Liz, what a gorgeous and romantic table for two! I so love the blue and white for the new year and the Asian pieces really go nicely. I love to incorporate my Asian stuff along with the transferware as well...Great minds think alike, lol..
    Have a lovely week.

  8. It looks really nice, Liz. A welcome change from Christmas decor and snowmen. lol I like the vase and have never seen one quite like it...perfect for your Asian theme. Hope you have a great night and hope you feel a whole lot better by the weekend. xo Diana

  9. So beautiful, Liz! Love blue and white!

  10. I simply adore your tablescapes Liz! Just so lovely! You provide such beautiful inspiration!

  11. Liz, what a lovely table for two and your takeout sounds delicious. Love the red amaryllis with the blue and white...it all looks perfect...hope you and your hubby feel better soon!

  12. I love Chinese and Japanese food. Your table setting looks so pretty. Hot and sour soup is a great food for your sinuses if you're stopped up. It will open you right up!

  13. The red amaryllis is a beautiful exclamation point for your blue and white table!
    Sandra (Dinner at Eight)

  14. Very pretty. I love the variety of textures. And your take out menu includes some of my favorites. My mom and I hit the local Chinese buffet today so I had sesame chicken and egg rolls too. Not nearly the same atmosphere as your lovely table.

  15. Liz, what a great table for two. i do love those dishes and they make quite the statement. Your amaryllis is gorgeous. What a deep red color. The chinese food sounds like a winner. I hope Dan and yourself feel better soon.

  16. A beautiful tablescape, Liz, set with love for you and your hubby. Hope you are both feeling better. Your Chinese takeout, I imagine, was a delicious remedy and perfect choice of fare to complement your Asian inspired table!

    Happy Sunday,

  17. Very Pretty tablescape Liz,
    Liked the bit of Asian flair as well.....
    Such pretty dishes.
    Blessings for a Wonderful 2017,

  18. Your table is so pretty! The red amaryllis is the icing on the cake - and perfect for any Valentine. I'm sorry you've been under the weather. That's the nice thing about a handy plate shelf - handy for easier table settings when you're not feeling well. Your take-out meal sounds wonderful to me! Hope you are feeling good as new soon!

  19. Your tablescape is beautiful and I love your dishes. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  20. Very lovely Liz! I'm sorry you both haven't been well, not fun, but Chinese take out sounds like a great idea! The single bloom is simple and dramatic with the blue and white, and the textures you've layered together. Hope you feel better soon,

  21. What a pretty table for two. I love the amaryllis! I hope you are feeling better and back to 100% soon! Thank you for always coming to the party at Celebrate Your Story!


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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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