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August 16, 2018

A Sicilian Luncheon! (T)

Let's take the jet and head over to Sicily for an afternoon luncheon!

Clipped from the garden this morning- fresh flowers would be a must!

Sicilian ceramics known for their vibrant colors and intricate motifs found in their famous Maiolica pottery is the inspiration for the tablecloth design.

Simple chambray blue napkins (I got from Crate & Barrel last year).  Placemats decorated with seashells from a local store a good while back.

The seashore dinnerware (from Pottery Barn) seems like a perfect choice for a luncheon on the island of Sicily 🐟

Topped with a seashore clam plate sets the table beautifully!

My inspiration for the table was this Williams Sonoma tablecloth (found at an outlet).

Some candlelight and wine glasses a must!

Thank you for joining me for a Sicilian Luncheon!

Say a little prayer for Carmen.  She's having some health problems and we're treating her with prednisone.  She's a tiny one and her weight dropped to 5 lb.s 11 oz.  She's 9 1/2 yrs. old and generally healthy but her blood work showed some problems with the digestive track and protein level in her blood.  Hoping this will get her back on track.

Between Naps On The Porch


  1. I love your tablecloth, Liz. It's so pretty! Lovely setting!

    I was in your city last week to celebrate my birthday, visit the asylum, dinner and a ride to the peninsula. Gorgeous day. Thought of you!

  2. Your tablecloth is the perfect foundation for a Sicilian table. Vibrant colors in a bold design says 'summer' to me. Along with the fresh flowers of course, all the better for having been gathered from the garden.
    Hoping Carmen comes through just fine. She's at the weight our 16-year-old was at her heaviest (and she whipped the 2 labs into shape, LOL). Within a two week period she dropped to below 5 pounds and we lost her. Still miss her terribly.
    Sharing a trick from our vet: cats love the meat varieties of baby/toddler food, particularly the ham and turkey. Easy to eat, easy to digest.

  3. Oh Liz prayers for sure for little Carmen. What a sweet face on her. I hope the steroids help. Gosh I love that table cloth I think it is so pretty. The table setting is gorgeous. Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.

  4. Liz, I sure hope beautiful Carmen is doing better soon! Don't you wish they could talk? Your table is gorgeous! The tablecloth is beautiful with all of your lovely pieces. The seashell accented dishes are so pretty as well as the place mats. The colors of Italy are finely represented on your lovely table. ♥

  5. Saying a prayer for sweet Carmen.

    ♥ Astro, Mitzie & Linda

  6. Oh Liz, that tablecloth is fabulous! And, love what you did with fresh flowers. Hope Carmen quickly responds to the meds.

  7. What a most beautiful table Liz...I so love the colors. The tablecloth is truly the star and the items you gathered to bring your Sicilian table together are perfect. Must say that I am partial to the Ralph Lauren jar filled with your beautiful flowers. Hoping that the meds will put sweet Carmen back on track to good health. Have a great weekend Liz!

  8. That tablecloth is the star. So beautiful and rich. The dishes are a lovely addition and a great find. Pretty fresh flowers to compliment this Sicilian table. Wishing Carmen a complete healthy recovery. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Liz, what a gorgeous table that really catches my eye! Love, love, love the tablecloth and your fresh cut flowers! Hoping your sweet Carmen gets back on track. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. So Pretty!!! That is a gorgeous tablecloth!! You really made it shine, though - with your beautiful setting and flowers!!! -a prayer for Carmen

  11. Oh Liz, I love love this table!! I am drooling over your cloth, I don't have many table clothes, you make me want to go shopping! Love the bright happy sunflowers paired with the wonderful blue. Oh get well soon sweet kitty!

    1. Lovely table, Liz! I've never been to Sicily but can imagine dining there with this setting. Your tablecloth is gorgeous. Praying all goes well for sweet Carmen.

  12. Liz,
    The colors of that tablecloth are stunning!! And the sunflowers are so charming!!
    Thanks for visiting!!

  13. (In my best “Golden Girls” Sophia voice) Picture it. Sicily. 2018. When Liz created a tablescape that was a beautiful representation of the country!


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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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