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July 25, 2018

Island Tropical Dining (T)

We had rain all night and it was warm in the morning and felt very tropical so I got to thinking about putting another tablescape together with tropical accents.   I put together two arrangements to get started with.

I cut some of my ferns, and forced them into a circle then into the vase providing a way to hide the floral stems that will go above.

I have three of these candle votives that were setting on my desk and they also influenced my ideas this morning for this tropical island  tablescape.

Naturally I had to use this green cockatoo (found at Younker's when they started their going out of business sale) for my Island Tropical Dining table.  

The Flamingo had to be included too!
The floral arrangements are a mix silk and real flowers.

I created the center arrangement by layering fern fronds in two directions and added some little pink parrots (napkin rings) for extra tropical flair.

The fronds help them to stand up.

The melamine dishes are by Cynthia Rowley found at Home Goods.  The twig placemats were from Pier 1's holiday season.  A great texture for my Island Tropical dining!  I added in one more layer with the blue edged placemats (from Crate & Barrel) to accentuate the blue in the plates.  

The blue and white striped flatware (Crate and Barrel this year) added a little more of the island look!  

These green beaded napkin rings are also by Cynthia Rowley and the napkins are another Pier 1 set called Flamingo Pink Stripe.  I recently used these in another tablescape "here" designed to look like a rose.

The little pink figural hibiscus plates were found on clearance at Pier 1- wish I could have found more than 2!

Rocco Stemware by Bahia Bormioli.  Love their blue and green mix and I've gotten great use of these for a variety of tablescapes.

The sun has burned through the clouds and it's a beautiful day!

Thank you for joining me for my Island Tropical Dining!



  1. Love the Rowley dishes. (And Home Goods.) Wish I'd seen those placemats at Pier One -- they look great, especially with your wonderful flowers!

  2. Oh wow, it really does look like a tropical garden setting.

  3. Love your dishes. Love anything tropical and this is super cute. Love those little parrot napkin rings those are adorable. Happy Summer Day Liz. I hope you are getting the same weather as we are. 70's all week and no rain. Love it!!!

  4. Like minded people...ha ha .Your tropical table is so pretty. The dishes are fun and colorful and your flamingo again...gotta love it! The centerpieces are wonderful with their mix of tropical flowers. What a joy to sit down and feel like you are in the tropics.

  5. Your tropical paradise dining table is perfect, Liz. Such a happy mix of all the beauty of the tropics. The birds are my favorite. The green cockatoo is darling next to your lovely arrangement. ♥

  6. Loved how you used the parrot napkin rings! They're so darn cute with the flamingos and cockatoo!

  7. I did a flamingo table this week too Liz, and was tempted to buy those cute plates! I love the greens in your centerpiece and the gorgeous hibiscus!

  8. Aloha, sister! 🌺 🏝 I’m glad you were afforded some nice weather to create this island paradise tablescape! GREAT idea to use those super textured placemats!!! They are versatile indeed! Makes you feel like you really got your money’s worth! I was tempted by the Cynthia Rowley plates at HG this year, but I passed.😢 I’ll enjoy them vicariously through you! You really did a great job of bringing out the vibrant colors for this table. Still, it’s soothing and calming. Wonderful job of mixing the faux and real flowers, too! I’m a big fan of that maneuver!!! I can remember quite vividly my now deceased florist friend teaching me about how to “hide the mechanics” of a floral arrangement. Adding greenery to the base of the arrangement was one of his favorite tactics, and it’s still one of mine! Great job with that!!! Adds to the tropical look and feel as well as hiding the mechanics.

  9. Loving the color and the table. The setting is perfect too!


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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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