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December 19, 2017

Sentimental Tree and Angels

I created this tree in memory of my mother in-law who passed away a few months ago who loved the color blue and for my husband who also loves blue.  Every year her tree had blue lights, bows and ornaments.  I usually do this pencil tree as my "woodland" tree with birds, bird houses, and small woodland animals but I modified all that this year.  I bought all the blue and a pale gold colored glass ornaments at Michael's and loaded it up. 

I also found the bell set at Michael's but I removed the ribbon it came with and replaced it with this gold snowflake ribbon that I also used on the wicker tree collar base cover.

I did add some of the birds and owls and  draped some gold beaded garlands that I had around it.

Next to the tree is the entryway chest that I decorated with a furry tree skirt for a base.  I used the other white wreath that I mentioned last week under this new metal tree.  I ordered the tree from  Frontage and afterwards I got the idea from a friend Robert that you can find on Instagram under the name of Taylor And Harley Designs.  He also has a tall metal tree he put a light under that inspired me.  You should check his Instagram pictures out- he really is a talented person. 

Dan made this fixture for me to put under the tree. It has a felt base too so it won't scratch anything. I needed it to sit as low as possible so this worked out great.

We ended up trying three different light bulbs and chose an LED spot light (which is not shown).  

I put small candle ring wreaths at the base of the angels and laid out some of my little jingle bell garlands.  

Up close you can see the details.  It's really quite a nice piece.

I found the angels at T.J. Maxx a couple of months ago.

Holidays bring out the sentimental feelings don't they!

I'm marathon gift wrapping to get caught up and haven't been visiting blogs much.  Sorry about that but I will try to get around to as many of you as I can.



  1. Love your tree and your beautiful angels. Everything looks so pretty.

  2. Very pretty Liz! Love all of your decorations!

  3. Both trees are beautiful. The metal work on the tree is amazing.


  4. Liz, it's so sweet you decorated a tree in honor of your mother-in-law. Your decorations are always lovely, my friend. The angels are my favorite. I hope you enjoy this week leading up to Christmas. ♥

  5. Your memory tree is beautiful. What a wonderful thing to do to remember your dear MIL. Hope you get caught up and can enjoy the magic of the the season. Zenda

  6. Oh Liz it is stunning especially at night. Love that you did the tree in memory of your MIL. So sweet. I bet it makes Dan smile to see this too and remember his sweet mom. Wishing you and Dan a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your family and all the days ahead bring.

  7. The tree is beautiful Liz and what a most wonderful tribute to your sweet and beloved Mother-in-Law....I wish you and your family a most blessed Christmas and here's to a most Happy and Healthy New Year!

  8. How pretty and so special to decorate the tree in honor of your MIL. I am sure loves it as well. Most men love blue. My dad also loved blue. It's so nice Dan is handy. The decor looks lovely. Merry Christmas Liz. xo

  9. Liz, You are a sweetheart, to make a tree in the memory of your mother-in-law. I had a beautiful MIL too. I miss her and she has been gone many years. I pray you and your husband have peace in your hearts this holiday. The tree and angels is very pretty too. Blessings, merry Christmas, xoxo, Susie

  10. Liz, the tree is beautiful and how sweet to honor the memory of your precious MIL! I love the metal tree and it is so pretty all lit up! Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy and healthy New Year!

  11. Gosh, Liz, you're getting me all misty here. This is the sweetest thing ever, making a tree in honor of your mother-in-law. It is as beautiful as I'm sure she was. This year, I have a small tree in my dining area that my mother used to have in her kitchen. It is full of all of her ornaments, it's bright and cheery, and makes me feel both happy and sad at the same time. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and have a wonderful new year.

  12. Liz, the tree is a beautiful tribute to your mother in law! That's what Christmas is all about, embracing memories! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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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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