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August 20, 2017

A Topiary here a Cheese Board there….

Spot anything new?  

It's actually an old piece.  Dan and I were going through our storage area to take out some things to donate along with some furniture pieces to go to a re-sale shop.  I had forgotten about this topiary piece I've had for a long time. 

It's a great piece and only because of various changes I've made in the kitchen area over the years it became displaced and then forgotten about.  It's made to look like it has flowering garlic growing in it which makes it a great accent for a kitchen area.  I put it in my shower and gave it a good rinse then used a fan to quickly dry it.  

I just changed this corner arrangement a couple of weeks ago as seen "here" and the black etagere was on the right.  Then the old water pump planter was moved over to right corner but now the topiary sits there.  I may have to switch this back for the winter but we like it this way so I'll see.  It depends greatly on how comfortable the space is once I bring the Christmas Cactus back in.  My Christmas Cactus does so well in this window area I hate to screw it up and move it somewhere else.  

I put the asparagus fern in the baskets lying at the bottom of the little table.

I also found this cheese board at Pier 1 to set on top of the little table.  That black just absorbs anything I put on top so I like something to break it up.

I couldn't get my camera to focus on the edge very well but you can make out the design fairly well.

The little flying pig is my kitchen mascot so he's usually around somewhere!  I remember when I found this topiary at Ethan Allen I loved the pewter finished stand that it came with.  

I'm loving how it brought in some height.  I had a half notion to order a 2nd etagere to go where the topiary is now but I definitely had to think about it and now this has come back into play so I'm glad I didn't do anything else.  The empty plant stand by the glass doors is waiting for the Christmas Cactus that is outdoors to come back in.  

Shopping my house and re-using things I already have is one of my favorite things to do!
As the "About Me" says on the sidebar of my blog says:  
"I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative things already found in the home."
I have a cute DIY project a friend of my created for her son's wedding.
I'll show that next!



  1. It's fun to find a piece stored and know just the right spot for it, Liz! Your topairy is perfect for your corner. I have removed several pieces of furniture in our dining room and now I'm on the lookout in my storage for just the right piece for a corner. Your piece would be perfect. Oh, and I do love your flying pig! So cute and whimiscal! The cheese board looks very nice on the black chest. Also I really like your draperies! I must have missed them before. ♥

  2. Hi Liz, It's amazing what we can find and reuse from just shopping the house. I love your topiary and it brings balance to that side. Your black chest and wall shelf looks beautiful and gives the feel of a hutch. Great detail with the cheese board there too. You always pull everything together so beautifully. Easy to see how much fun you have styling. Have a great week. xo

  3. It's always great to find something that you forgot about and it totally work in a new place in the house....I love the height and texture it brings to that corner of the room....A great idea to place that pretty cheese board on the table. So much fun to shop the house and Pier 1 too!

  4. Nicely done! I like the balance the topiary provides. That's a BIG cheese board! When I come to visit, I expect that to be filled with antipasto and a vast variety of cheeses 🧀...with wine on the side, of course! 🍷 🍷 🍷

  5. Beautiful, Liz, that corner looks to be a perfect spot for the topiary.

  6. Lovely vignette. Always great to find things we have hid away and sometimes forget. Loving the look here. Of course I am loving those MKC pieces too.

  7. Liz, isn't it fun to bring out something that had been forgotten! The topiary looks perfect in that spot. The cheese board was a great addition to the black table!


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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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