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October 10, 2017

Deckorating Embellished- Fairy Garden

I ended up embellishing my "deckorating" a bit more with some straw bales, more gourds, pumpkins and Indian corn.  I do this for me- I view it daily from the kitchen dining area.

I clustered three pieces together with twine and then stuck one through the side.  Dan figures I will have either squirrels or raccoons eating them up but so far nothing has happened.

Our Home Depot gets in these mini bales of straw (shipped from New Jersey) so I got two this year and staged one of the mums on a plant stand to the rear and added a scarecrow I found in the garage.  He has a little black bird on his left shoulder.

I emptied the blue chair and added a few more pumpkins and gourds.  The little white ones appeared on my last tablescape.  The scarecrow is made of metal and glass.  Last year I had it in a different spot and the sun would light up his face as seen in the picture below.

Fall 2016

Summer 2016 Fairy Garden
 I tore my fairy garden apart.  I do this every year because of our snow load.  
I don't know if I'm going to put it back here again for several reasons.  My little brain is cooking up ideas for next year already.  I will cut the Annabelle Hydrangea down real short for the winter.  I did save a bunch of cuttings from this before they turned brown.

I rinsed things down and will store everything in containers.  This year I invested in some plastic storage containers instead of the usual cardboard boxes that I've used in the past.  I've ended up with a few fairies with broken parts in the spring due to overcrowding. 

While trying to remove this fairy that was next to the little tree stump I ended up with a whole cluster of the mushrooms that came with her. The mushrooms grew right around her and even one of the artificial flowers had become attached too.  I think she's saying "what can you do?".  I'm going to save her like this and see how it looks next spring- minus the pink flower.

I was walking the yard and thought I'd share this view of the new garden I created in September as seen "here".  This gives a better sense of the depth and a more interesting view of it. 

I hope you are enjoying this fall season.  It seems like the colors are coming on in a normal fashion.  At first I was worried we'd have a fast color change but it's coming along nicely.  There isn't enough to take pictures of just yet but I hope to share some pictures of the beauty in our area soon!
Our backyard around Halloween 2015


  1. Great embellishing!!! ... and those trees are magnificent! Our leaves here are just starting to turn on certain trees....can't wait till it is at its peak!

    1. Thank you Shirley. I so look forward to the beauty of the fall colors. Ours are just starting to turn too.

  2. Love your decorating Liz and that you can look at it everyday from the dining room. LOL about the fairy and the mushrooms. She does look like she is saying "what can you do" lol! Have a super week.

  3. Love your "deckorating" Liz! We have a lot of those turkey tail mushrooms on some wood at our mountain cottage. Your yard is so lovely, so I hope you're enjoying every minute of it until it goes to sleep for the Winter.

    1. Thank you Pam. I am taking time to enjoy the fall season- it's a wonderful time of the year for sure!

  4. WOW. I love everything you did. It looks so pretty for fall.

  5. So beautiful Liz. The pumpkin, gourds and flowers look amazing. Fall is such a lovely time of year. Funny story about the fairy and those mushrooms.

  6. I think your deck looks fabulous all decked our for fall. The pumpkin, straw and decorations are so festive and all the better you can see and enjoy. Love the pop of blue from the chair and love how you decorate with a fairy garden. I have a tiny one in an urn on my veranda, just for fun. We don't have any color here yet. I enjoyed your photos and post. Happy Fall Liz.........

  7. Like your fall outside. Love the concrete house..I also have one. I am wondering if it's creator is the same.

  8. Your deck is always beautifully adorned. Everything looks so pretty! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!!!


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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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