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October 30, 2018

Halloween Tablescapes Past and Present (T)

My most recent "Toxic and Creepy" tablescape.
 I create all my Halloween tablescapes for fun!

A lighthearted Halloween tablescape.

In 2017 my "Dining With Luann"
I had some fun with a styrofoam form, fabric and mod podge! Creepy cute!

Lacy fabric draped over an orange tablecloth looking like a big spider web.  I attached some ribbon and styrofoam balls to the cone shaped centerpiece.  All in fun!

 In 2016 my "Halloween Extravaganza"
This is a favorite!  I did a lot of extras for this one!

There are more and you can browse at those up in the tabs bar.  Select the "Tablescapes" dropdown menu and then "Halloween".  

Can't get enough of the beautiful red Japanese maples cast against the golden yellow fall leaves!

Halloween will be perfect this year.  There are still some colorful leaves on the trees and the weather will be fantastic too!  I wish you all a fun Halloween!


October 25, 2018


Watch out for the TOXIC brew served in this skull!  

Let's see who's at this party!

They drank some of the TOXIC brew and ended up like this!

I think they all had too much!

Same Lenox Haunted Village dishes and placemats from my previous "Halloween Carnival " tablescape.

I placed the napkins in the tumblers so you could see the patterns on the glasses better.  There are four patterns and they came from Williams Sonoma a couple of years ago.

I used my three tier adjustable stand to create the centerpiece.

Fun for the young at heart!

The LED light in the pumpkin changes colors.  Boy the kids would have loved this when they were little ones! (Cracker Barrel)

A costume for the bottle of wine!

Witches Brew is produced seasonally at a local winery.  
Serve gently heated as a dessert wine. 
 I think we'll try that rather than the TOXIC mixture in the skull!

I placed flameless tea lights and a domed light with timer under the netting for some more interesting affects at night.  

I hope you enjoyed my TOXIC tablescape and that it wasn't too CREEPY for you!

Between Naps On The Porch

October 18, 2018

Halloween Carnival! (T)

Let's have some Halloween fun!
Centered along the table are a cast of carnival characters dancing along the spiderweb path for today's entertainment!

Leading the carnival is Zelda who is a very chic good witch!

With her magical spell she created a whimsical teetering stack of pumpkins in her stylish pumpkin cart! 

Hilda the hippo is under her spell too and for one night she's a ballerina!

Together they'll entertain us with dancing and fun songs!  Let's go ahead and have a bite to eat!

For our dining experience we are using some Lenox dinnerware stacked on a deep orange plate.  Underneath is a glittery cobweb placemat.

Lenox Haunted Village plate set of 4. 

Using the same tablecloth and runner as last year but with a whole new look.  The crystal glasses are a set by Mikasa we bought for one of our anniversaries.  
I see I forgot to put the two stems back in place!

Velvety black candelabras from Pier 1 (last year) help light the pathway.

Scattered pumpkins line the path...

A carnival of fun and merriment for Halloween!

We hope you had a good time!

Tablescape contents:
Lenox Haunted Village cake plates
Orange dinner plates from Kohl's (Food Network) a few years ago 
Mikasa Windlass crystal highball and stemware
Black and silver placemats from Kohl's 
Black and silver flatware ordered from a Horchow (several years ago) no pattern name
Napkins from Williams Sonoma a few years ago
Witch is from Pier 1- available online only.
Whimsical stacked foam pumpkins from Pier 1
Hippopotamus from Pier 1- available online only
Candelabras from Pier 1 last year

I'll be joining:
Between Naps On The Porch

October 16, 2018

Fall Color Tour 2018

Last week the colors started to change rapidly in our area so we went out for a little color touring on Saturday.  This is heading down the hill not far from our home.  

As we made the corner I took a shot of this because this is looking at the woods that are behind our home.

We continued out of town going East and then North.

Apples are ready for the pickin'!

Some of the most vibrant colors come from sugar maples!

Our area has primarily oak, maple, ash, beech and birch and lots of pine, fir and spruce trees.

After taking a very crooked trail we landed up in Boyne City and went through this little country style store.  They always put out cute displays.  We drove over to Gaylord, had dinner and got home around 9 pm that night!  It was a long but beautiful day!


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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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