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September 20, 2017

Fall Blues (T)

As my desire to decorate for fall cranks up I wanted to combine some blues with the traditional fall colors.

I went to Michael's and found this very light orange shaded pumpkin.  As soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do.  I had Dan cut a 3" wide hole (using a "hole saw" that attaches to a drill (he says you have to run it backwards- works best- see example picture at bottom of post).  This pumpkin is solid styrofoam but some are hollow.

I found a floral spray with blue hydrangeas, white roses and bluish green stems.  I also found a pick with the bluish ivy color and a white pumpkin that I shoved down in the center and then I surrounded it with the orange berries.

I fell in love with these dishes from Pier 1 because of the blue squash and pale cream colored pumpkins. 

The dinner plate is from Cracker Barrel- long ago.  I've used them a bunch for tablescapes.  The napkins were in my stash (from Park Designs) and the flower and leaf metal napkin holder is also an oldie from Pier 1.  

I paired my blue/green stemware (Bahia Bormioli Rocco ) since it was the best blue for this table mix.  The wicker chargers are from a few years back from One King's Lane.  I always liked the weathered look they offer. 

I stabilized the wicker chargers which can be a bit uneven with a cotton placemat.

San Remo Flatware from Horchow

I hope you enjoyed my Fall Blues!

I have completed my new garden transformation by the driveway.  I need to take pictures to share with you.  I had some fun with this one!


Milwaukee calls it a hole Dozer but it's commonly called a hole saw.
(I'm not compensated for this- just sharing the info)  Various other brands provide the same kind of saw.



  1. Very pretty. I love the colors, the blue in the plates and glasses and the colors of the plaid in the napkins. And that little bit of stripe peeking out from under the wicker. Lovely.

  2. Beautiful as always Liz. Love the Pier 1 dishes.


  3. Gimme those plates NOW!!! Those are PERFECT for fall! So unconventional, which is just what we want these days!!! Beautiful, m'lady!!! Shout out to Handy Dan, too! (I have one of those hole saw things. I am DANGEROUS!!! ;-) )

  4. The pumpkin is so cute and I love what you did with it. Those glasses are so pretty.

  5. Oh wow, so pretty. Love the whole tablescape.

  6. So pretty. I love those plates they would go with my decor so nicely in the neutrals. It all is so pretty. You are the queen of tablescapes for sure.

  7. You were wise to jump on these dishes when you did, they have since sold out at Pier One. I love them, and your table looks fabulous.

  8. Liz, what a stunning table with the soft blues! The pale pumpkin mixes well with the lovely Pier 1 plates. The textures and colors are perfect, my friend!

  9. Liz, what a gorgeous centerpiece! I love blues mixed with oranges. It makes such a beautiful combination. Those Pier 1 plates are so pretty on your stunning fall table! Happy Fall!!!

  10. Your fall blues are very pretty! That Dan is very handy to have around. You're blessed with a husband who is able, ready and willing to help make your decorating visions come to reality. :-) I look forward to your planting update!

  11. Beautiful table, I love the colors!

  12. Oh I love this Liz! The pale colors are stunning and don't you love the lighter pumpkins, and those plates!! Just gorgeous! Your husband is a handy guy!

  13. Love the colors Liz and those plates are the best! So nice of hubby to create that pumpkin vase for you!!! Gorgeous 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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