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December 12, 2019

2nd Christmas Tree and Kitchen Dining

I went heavy with the black and white check this year. Kind of MacKenzie Child's-esque!

 I fell for all the elves I've been seeing at the stores and picked this one up at Hobby Lobby.

 I also found a tree topper at Hobby Lobby with the same black and white check.  Love it!

 Some evening shots...

 Isn't he cute!

 On the chest I have a Santa and his sleigh with a Nutcracker standing by.  

 This nutcracker has been around for a long time.  He's a Steinbach (from Germany) nutcracker that I found at T.J. Maxx many years ago.

 The table topper is a MacKenzie Child's piece I picked up several years back on their after season sales.  It's actually made for a square table, but I pinned up the sides and made it work!

 Off to the right is the kitchen dining area.  I have a lineup of Nutcrackers and trees.

 The red runner was a find while visiting Frankenmuth, Michigan.  They have such neat stores there!

 I swapped out my floral center arrangement and put together this centerpiece.  

I found the Tartan plaid and wood tray at JoAnn's.  Again the black and white checked pieces were from Hobby Lobby and so were the nutcrackers.

 My amaryllis is blooming away.  Notice the snow outside?  We're currently at about 10ยบ outside and getting snow.  It's a bitter day, one to spend indoors!

 Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2019

Living Room Part 2, 2019

 Turning around in the living room facing the cabinetry that divides the dining room from the living room is my Woodland Santa and Friends

 Santa is making his way through the woods enjoying some companionship.  
The two deer were new from Hobby Lobby this year.

 Another nutcracker (found at Home Goods). Love all the details he came with!

 I've had this pine cone Nutcracker for a few years.  He fits right in this woodland setting!

 Off to the left is my Nativity.  I believe I presented it for the first time last year.  I will keep these for many years.

 A little donkey with a bucket of water and a bail of some straw.

 A pair of sheep standing nearby.

 I had two palm trees last year and added three more.

Visiting Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Thank you for visiting!

Next post will be of my 2nd tree.

December 8, 2019

Living Room Part 1 Christmas 2019

A view to the living room. 

On the coffee table I made an arrangement with my white Stag and some bottle brush trees.
I lined them up along a runner in part so I could see the tv from my favorite chair off to the right.

 An angel beckoned me at Hobby Lobby.  I couldn't resist those majestic wings!
Two flowers pots filled with a tree, ribbons flowers and ornaments are new this year.

 The two deer heads hold a rod that's for stockings.  For now I've just got a heart on it.

Isn't she beautiful!

 I'll get a lot of use out of these over the years.  Can you tell I like red? ๐Ÿ˜Š

I mentioned in my previous tablescape post that I'm all about Nutcrackers this season!
I placed a couple of plain wreaths at their base and dotted them with little red ornaments.

 I added red poinsettias all over the tree.  

 A favorite ornament!

 Some new glass ornaments with poinsettia flowers.

 I bought 5 poinsettia bushes at Hobby Lobby and cut the stems off.  These had a velvety luminescent look!

 And the tree topper!

 So that's part 1 of my living room!

December 6, 2019

Celebrating Holiday Blooms!

Well this Amaryllis is a bit early but I'm enjoying watching it bloom every day!

 This is Amaryllis Alfresco which I ordered on-line.  Why I picked it out was because of the soft green towards the center.  It's a very delicate flower too which I'm grateful to be witnessing!

 Though there are more blooms coming on each stalk I thought I'd capture them today.
I do have to rotate every couple of days since they start leaning towards the window.

 I always have to laugh at myself each year that I plant them because unlike the images shown by the retailers they rarely are the same height and or bloom together evenly.
But still... I love them!

 Down near the pot you can see others that are starting.  Some are side shoots of the Amaryllis that are already blooming.  There are two that are growing super slowly that are called Elvas.  They will also be white with a delicate red accent.  I might order some more so I can have some blooming around Valentine's Day!

Are you growing anything this season?
Celebrating Holiday Blooms!


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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