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August 9, 2017

Flip Flops, Beach Fun and Lunch! (T)

It's still summer and there is plenty more time to enjoy it!  Let's pretend we're at the beach!

My sister Jen created this door or wall hanging from things she got at the Dollar Store.
I decided to build my tablescape around it!

Beach time fun for kids collecting shells while the mom's relax and enjoy some conversation and a light lunch!

I clustered sea shells as part of the arrangement as though we were on the beach.

I used napkins like a blanket you'd toss on the sand for a picnic. 

Did you ever chase lightning bugs at night and try to get them in a jar?  My mom bought this at least 10 years ago on one of our many mini shopping trips when she'd visit me here up north.  I always loved it so eventually she gave it to me 😊  Of course it's cuter in the evening which I'll take a picture of later on.  

The napkins and the woven mat came from Sur La Table on a recent visit when we were in Pittsburgh.

These dishes called Floral Medley and are from Pier 1 this year.  I've had them displayed on my plate rack and have enjoyed them all summer.

I was trying to find something red in my dishes to pick up on the red sand bucket and finally chose this polka dot dish by 222 Fifth called Home Cupboard.  

These nautical rope knot dishes came from Pottery Barn a few years back and they helped to marry these patterns together.

I cut some of my flowers which included Annabelle and Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Orange Santa Cruz Begonias and the purple flower stems came from the Hostas.  I dipped the hydrangeas in alum like I've read about to see if they will last longer.  

Nice and summery!

I used my MacKenzie Childs Flower Market pitcher but it pretty much disappeared under all the flowers!  It was supposed to serve as a water pitcher but it got adopted to hold the flowers!

I wanted the flowers to look casual as though you quickly cut them for a bouquet on the beach.  Hydrangeas and summer go together!

Now let's have that lunch! 



  1. Your table is so colorful Liz. Love your fresh cut blooms. Your centerpiece/door hanging is so cute. I love the look of your new blog combo. I haven't been blogging much, we have had another remodel project going on.

  2. So creativity runs in the family, huh? Great way to flesh out Jen's starting point! Your flowers are magnifique!!!

  3. What a pretty table setting. Yes, I did use to catch lighting bugs and put them in a jar. We have lightening bugs here and I love seeing them in the summer.

  4. Love the colorful beach theme. Very pretty and oh so summer.
    Happy Summer Day Liz.

  5. Well, if you can't get to the beach, the next best things is to bring the beach to you! Cute tablescape for a summery outdoor lunch. Love those plates you found at Pier 1 -- they are stunning! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my Sea Glass Cottage blog, Liz! It's been a long time. All best to you! :)

  6. What a fun mix of plates. Very cute table.

  7. You've combined everything I loved about summer and it is gorgeous! It's colorful, warm and inviting. It's also a good reminder that summer isn't over yet.

  8. Sweet summery fun Liz! My favorite childhood memory of summer is catching fireflies in a jar, that is the perfect touch for your relaxed flip flop table!

  9. Love your summer fun table! Your sister's creative wall/door decoration makes the perfect centerpiece and your bounty of blooms are beautiful!

  10. Liz, what a perfect summer Tablescape! I have been eyeing the plates from Pier 1! I love your sister's wall treatment used as your centerpiece! As a child, I spent many summer evenings chasing fireflies! Happy weekend!

  11. 222 Fifth has such great selections. We've recently gotten a Dollar Tree nearby and it's a great place to pick up some things for the table at minimal expense. Who can resist that?

  12. Hi Liz! Your centerpiece so captures the essence of Summer! Such a fun, whimsical table!

  13. Beautiful table Liz, it fits summer perfectly! The flip flops are just adorable.


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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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