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June 18, 2017

Inspired by Flowers

I collected a couple of flowers from my gardens.  The peonies have been blooming through this past week and there are still some iris in bloom.

 The white peonies are the most fragrant and intoxicating.  As I wandered towards the garden to cut some I was greeted with their gorgeous scent.

 The iris have been holding up pretty well during all the wind and rain we've had lately but this one was bent over so I snipped it and brought it indoors.

I was inspired to create this little vignette with a cherry scented candle, a goose figurine and of course the flowers.  

 Last Friday I cleaned around the house and took apart the plate rack and decided it was time for a summer look.

 Continuing with my flower inspiration I brought out these Pier 1 floral dishes that I purchased during one of their sales and I adore them.  The colors and the flower pattern are perfect for summer!

 I decided to keep the green cabbage leaf dishes on the plate rack and I love how they look with these dishes behind them.

 A Jim Shore bird house I found at Lowe's several years ago.  I treasure it and it will never really be used outdoors for the birds!

 Our area is all about the cherries.  Every so often I find a cookbook with cherry recipes and this is one. A lot of our local stores sell things like this since cherries are a big draw up here.  They have the National Cherry Festival every year around the 4th of July for a week.  Tons of visitors arrive!

 One of the few MacKenzie Childs pieces I have.   

 I can't be positive if I bought this lamb at Hobby Lobby or another store.  I stuck a potted faux cabbage in it just for extra cuteness!

 I also got the salad plates and brought out two of my fleur de-lis mugs to go with the setting.

Inspired by flowers!

I'm changing my blog name to "Home and Gardening With Liz".  My 2nd blog which was dedicated to my love of gardening is being combined with this one.  Linda (Life and Linda) is handling the transfer   of my old posts and I am so grateful she's there for me!

Dishing It & Digging It 


  1. Oh wow, you are right, these are all gorgeous.

  2. Such pretty flowers Liz! Indeed your new blog name will reflect your talents wonderfully! Love all your summer-coloured/themed dishware and how you've displayed it. I always enjoy seeing what you've designed on your plate rack and the table under it.

  3. This is beautiful, Liz! I'm in love with the floral plates.

  4. What gorgeous garden blooms! I love your bird house and pretty plates too!

  5. Love your fleur de-lis white cup.
    I will miss the garden blog and the
    hostas around the back sitting area.
    Hope you continue to share the fairy garden here.
    Linda C in Seattle

  6. I'm so glad you're combining the two blogs so that I can get a "heapin' extra helpin' " of goodness!!!!!! Your home and garden are such an integral part of one another...perfect idea!

  7. Your flowers are beautiful! The iris is stunning. I can never bring my peonies inside because they're always covered in ants. Ah well.....
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  8. The peonies and iris make such a lovely combo -- I love the light "fluffiness" of those together. And I wish I could be there for cherry season! I adore cherries and eat them daily when they are readily available at our grocery store. Need I mention that Cherry Vanilla and Cherry Garcia are my favorite ice creams?

  9. Your garden flowers are outstanding. Love your garden too!

  10. So pretty Liz! I wish the peony season was longer. I love your bright and cheery/cherry floral and cabbage plate vignette too!

  11. Lovely. Everyone loves peonies. It is a shame these flowers do not last longer. Cute birdhouse. Anything with flowers is so pretty. happy blooms.


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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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