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March 24, 2017

Happy 60th Birthday To Me!

Hello everybody- happy Friday!

I'm tooting my own horn to say that I am now the big….

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Heading downstate to be with my Mom & Sisters.  
So thankful to have them all to celebrate with!

Ok, ok, ok so…..
For some time now I've been wanting a new chair to replace my red coral print chair.  Dan was looking for something special for me for my birthday and suggested we go look for a new chair.  
The arms have become a bit tattered and I was just tired of the coral print.  Our daughter will be the recipient of the chair so it's going to a good home.  We started looking in February and I finally zeroed in on what I wanted.  To my surprise it came in a week ago (only 4 weeks) so I was very happy about that!

So here she is in a more neutralized color and an ottoman to go with it!  She swivels and rocks like my old one. 

 She's made by Norwalk  in Norwalk, Ohio and her style name is Sophie!

Her companion ottoman is called Addison!

I've been slowly working to give the room a little more modern look yet still keeping a classic traditional style going.  The fabric has a creamy white background with a golden/brown stitched design on it.  It will be super easy to mix this with various trends that I may go through.

After a couple of days went by I made my mind up to try a garden stool for a small accent table.  I didn't want to get anything too large so it wouldn't take up a lot of space.  I searched a bunch on the internet but ended up at my local Pier 1 store that had just the right look- and it was on sale! 

As it turns out the top of the garden stool isn't real level and when I would put a drink on there it tended to lean towards the center which made me nervous.  I toyed with various thoughts on how to make it work better and then I remembered this wood charger that I had.  Fortunately it's nearly the same size and goes quite well with it.  I added a few rubber feet under it to keep it from sliding.  

 The new pillows I picked up recently and showed in a previous post fit on the chair nicely too.

So that's my new chair and ottoman birthday gift!

This is however my fantasy dream/wish...
This is what I really really really want but I can't fit it in the living room!  Ha, ha!  Truthfully though this has been a dream I've had for a long long time….perhaps by 65??

I thank God for 60 wonderful birthdays and I sure hope to have many, many more!
Remember the 1970's catch phrase "you're not getting older, you're getting better"!  
I'm going with that one!  

I'm looking forward to a great weekend and wish you all the same!


  1. Happy Birthday, Liz!!!! Have a great weekend. Your new chair and ottoman are perfect.

  2. Happy Birthday Liz. :)

    Your new chair is sweet! I've been searching for the perfect swivel chairs so I'll check out Norwalk. We've bought their furniture in the past and have been very happy with it.

  3. Happy Birthday, Liz! Hope your day is filled with love and happiness! Sophie and Addison look like they're home! What a lovely selection and great fit!

  4. Happy Birthday Liz! I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

  5. Yes, you DESERVE that red sports car, and it shall be yours!!!!!!! Happy Birthday, and I hope you will celebrate all weekend long! Kick back in your new furniture and have a few birthday cocktails!!! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป


  6. Happy Birthday on your 60th special Birthday

    I hope you go ahead and get that shinny car now.

  7. Happy Birthday sweet Liz. The chair is beautiful. I love the fabric it looks so pretty in the room too.
    Love the car too. I could see you driving that sweet ride! Maybe for your 65th for sure. Have a wonderful birthday.

  8. Happy Birthday, dear Liz! Love your birthday gift. Enjoy your trip. ♥

  9. Happy Birthday Liz, Your new chair Sophie and ottoman Addison are gorgeous. Love the fabric and the footprint is perfect for your room. Hey maybe by 65 or sooner that red beauty will be yours. Wishing you a great birthday and wonderful celebration with your family. Enjoy your special day!!!! Hugs

  10. i love your new chair and ottoman, Liz! They work perfectly in your great room. I'm glad you found a way to work with the garden stool as it looks so nice, too, I'm wishing you a very happy birthday!!

  11. Happy Birthday Liz. I love your gifts. Very pretty. So clever how you combined the charger with the garden stool to make it work. Many more happy birthdays!

  12. Liz, I hope your birthday was fun. I am sure being with family is a treasure. Your new chair and ottoman is lovely. The color is so pretty, keeping it neutral and blending in with your existing furniture. The garden stool works. Who knows, dreams can become reality.

  13. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! Love your new chair! xxx Maria

  14. Good Morning Liz,
    I hope that your Birthday Celebrations were fun and blessed. I saw a photo of your growing grandson on Facebook, so I know that you are loving being a Grandma to him!
    Love the garden stool, everything looks so Springy and pretty!

  15. Happy Belated Birthday to you. That is exciting. It's a milestone.


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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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