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April 27, 2017

Mini-Tablescape and Plate Rack

Sunday morning I put together a quick tablescape for an "Impromptu Morning Dessert" and you are welcome to take a look at it "here".  I mixed some new tid-bit plates from Pottery Barn with my Polish Pottery that worked out nicely.

 I was in the basement I saw my decorative wooden terrarium that I got at least 6 years ago at Kohl's.  It's not a real terrarium since there's no glass in it- it was just an accent piece shown with flameless candles or plants.  

 I invested in several small artificial plants to go in it and I added my faux moss to the bottom that I used at Easter.

 I was going to get rid of it but decided to give it another chance so it ended up here on the small table.

 I found these bisque ceramic candle holders at one of my little favorite shops in Petoskey.  I decided they color and texture worked well with the terrarium.

 I felt like a punch of green was needed so the Pier 1 cabbage plates went up on the plate rack.  This has become a fun decorating spot for me!

 I couldn't make my mind up for the bottom shelf of the plate rack but finally decided to put an assortment of creamy white pitchers for it.

 A couple of months ago I found this blue/white cookie jar at T.J. Maxx and decided I had to have it.  I goes with the other pieces from that same Ralph Lauren Mandarin line that I have.

 I have one candle holder from the same group and I can't remember if I showed this porcelain sphere I ordered from Pottery Barn a few months back.   The cobalt stemware was a clearance purchase at Pier 1 some time ago.

 Pretty much the same here- with the exception of the Dutch Wooden Shoe ornament I found at Bronner's Christmas store on our way back home after my birthday in March.

 Here in Michigan we have a neat little city called Holland that is dedicated to celebrating Tulips!  They have a festival and 25,000 tulips are planted throughout the area including Windmill Island where you can actually go inside an authentic 250 year old dutch windmill.  Anyway I had to have the ornament for nostalgic reasons!  

 I think I mentioned this a while back too- I found the crate at T.J. Maxx.  I was looking for something different to add to the bottom of the etagere.  I started adding a few things I had around the house.  I had thoughts of putting wine bottles in it but they really should be stored on their side.

This area is frequently used.  Notice my Christmas Cactus is blooming again!  This is the 4th time since December.  I guess it likes where it is!

I turned it around to view the flowers better.  I love flowers- what can I say!
I joined Ron at The Uptown Acorn yesterday for his  (link) "What Makes Me Happy" series.
I'd love it if you haven't visited yet and could leave a comment!

Looking forward to a great weekend and I hope yours will be too!



  1. I enjoyed your post over at Ron's, Liz. You have a real knack for putting the right pieces together! Your Christmas cactus is just beautiful. What a great spot to have it. My sister-in-law is going to the festival in Holland. I hope to see her photos. Are you going or have you been? It sounds amazing. ♥

  2. Liz, I love your plate rack. I looked all over for something like that when we moved into this house and could not find one. Your table looks like a peaceful place to sit in the morning and collect yourself for the day's festivities. I can't believe your Christmas cactus has bloomed so many times since Christmas!!! I've been to Bronner's and love Petoskey, but I have never been to Holland. I would love to see the tulips some day!

  3. Hi, Liz! I've missed you while I was gone. Might it work to turn the crate on its side, and then you could use your wine bottles? You've found some wonderful things to add to your shelves. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

    1. Good to see you back Cherry Kay and that's a good idea about the crate!

  4. Liz, you have such pretty vignettes! I love the terrarium and how you have added plants...the blue/white always looks so fresh and perfect! Beautiful spring touches to your home!

  5. Your plate rack always looks lovely Liz, it must be so much fun to style! The glassless terrarium is really nice, I'm glad you kept it, it looks wonderful on the side table. Dessert for breakfast is right up my alley!

  6. Wow, your Christmas Cactus is a stunner! I enjoyed seeing all your changes. I'm glad you decided to keep the terrarium. You gave it a new purpose in life. ;-)

  7. Oh that terrarium looks great. I have something similar and you've given me a good dose of inspiration, thank you!
    May you enjoy a spring filled with flowers.
    Happy May Day!

  8. I love your plate rack, Liz! It looks so bright, and that terrarium is too cute! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

  9. Lovely post Liz. You always amaze me with your vignettes. Looks like spring has arrived. The Christmas cactus is lovely. Happy Tuesday and thank you for sharing your lovely posts at DI&DI.

  10. Liz, I always enjoy seeing how you redo your vignettes. I love how you decorated your terrarium. So pretty for spring.


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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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