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August 1, 2018

August Greetings and Happy 96th Mom! (T)

Wow is the first day of August!
It's been a wonderful summer here so far and I'm looking forward to much more of it!

It's my Mother's 96th Birthday so I decided to put a little garden themed table together with her in mind.  We live 250 miles apart but I will see her in a few days.

I made this arrangement up last March when Michael's was in full swing with spring and summer florals.  I found the wooden crate there too.  My mother likes soft and feminine colors so that's the color scheme I went for.

I relocated my bistro set recently after hubby re-stained the deck.  We picked up a small rug and umbrella to give it a complete look.  Lowe's was pretty picked over but we managed to find these two pieces and I am pleased.

My mother's favorite color is blue so I used the Lenox melamine blue dish as a base.  These Pier 1 dishes offer a bouquet of summery blooms so you really can pick and choose which background color you want.

The Napkins have all the right summery colors and I chose these clay pot napkin rings to compliment the garden themed tablescape.

Since the birthstone for August is Peridot I choose the green placemats.

The sun is starting to shine on this area so I opened the umbrella.

 I relocated the planters and we flipped the big dining set to the other side of the deck.

We've been able to sit out here more comfortably now that we have the umbrella to block the sun and we're enjoying the different view we have here.

Looking back to the other end where the bistro set and planters used to be on the right.  It's a big deck 14' x 38' so there's plenty of room.  For socializing we can move some of the dining chairs closer to the bistro.

Well-that's a wrap!
August Greetings and Happy 96th Mom!

I will be joining:


  1. Wow Happy Birthday to your mom. Your gardens are always such a delight too

  2. Aww, Liz, Happy Birthday to your Mom. 96 years old is quite special! I hope you enjoy your visit with her. Your table is set lovingly. The arrangement in the wooden box is so pretty with the birds. I like your new look--the red umbrella and patio rug give a nice pop to your deck. Along with your flowers, who could ask for a better spot to relax? ♥

  3. Love that comfy sweet bistro table you have. Happy Birthday to your sweet mom. How wonderful to be doing good in her 90's. Love that pretty arrangement too.

  4. Such a pretty arrangement. Your mom will love it. Happy Birthday to her. 96 and still doing well, bless her.

    Enjoy your visit


  5. Such a lovely table and setting for your mom's birthday. Hope she has a wonderful year!

  6. Happy Birthday to your Mom! Wow, ninety-six years young! Pretty table setting...had to pin it!

  7. Happy birthday to your Mom! Cherish your time with her. And what a lovely table you set for her. Those flowered plates are so pretty.

  8. Your table is simply delightful Liz! And your deck and patio are so beautiful!! Happy Birthday to your mom, you are so lucky to have her!

  9. What a special birthday tribute to your Mom. Hope she loves the birthday attention.
    Your tablescape is so pleasant and happy. Love your new arrangement on your deck.

  10. What a beautiful way to celebrate your mom. You're so lucky you've had her for 96 years!

  11. Happy 96th birthday to your mom. What a blessing to have her. I love your table you set up in her honor. The floral plates from Pier 1 are so pretty and summery with the blue Lenox melamine. I love every detail!

  12. Happy birthday to your sweet mother. Wow, I am so impressed. Your mom is 96. the table is lovely Liz. What a special table you have created. Love the florals.

  13. What a lovely tablesetting. What a lovely mom you have....Happy Birthday to your mom!!


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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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