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May 19, 2019

First Garden Tour

It's a slow spring up north here!  My tulips finally started blooming- yay!

I transplanted these to this location after they died back last spring so I was tongue and cheek about whether they'd come back, but they did!

 Opposite the other tulips is the large grouping not quite ready to bloom yet but soon!

 Along the pathway my daffodils are blooming.  They are an apricot color rather than the traditional yellow.

 Further down is the Jack Frost Brunnera which has just started filling out.  It will grow a lot more and their little flowers are the sweetest!

These are related to the "forget me nots" so their flower does look very similar.

 This is a big patch of Japanese (spurge) Pachysandra out on my hosta hill.  It's flowering right now.

I've planted some beautiful yellow begonias.  They'll fill in as the summer comes on.  Hostas are coming up all over.

 It has been raining so some of the leaves are floppy!

Something has gotten to the tulip bulbs.  There's only about 1/3 rd of what I planted coming up.

 I've begun planting annuals too.  There are some primrose coming up around the pot.

 One of the earliest to appear!

  I've started with my fairy gardens. 

There are some sedum plants coming up and I've placed the houses near them.  We'll see how this turns out!

 Around the corner my stone house fairy garden.  It will take a bit longer for the plants to come alive and I'll be putting down some mulch.

 Over near the granite bird bath are some hyacinths and a tulip that's not quite ready to make it's appearance.  I've got some tyding up to do.  Those tulips are a fringed tulip.  I hope they bloom soon while the hyacinths are still blooming!

 I've made a little grouping at the corner of the garage.  Can't wait to see how these plants develop!

This is a new hanging basket I ordered from a company called Kinsman.  It's called the peacock planter. 

A little bit here and a little bit there it's all coming alive again!
So that's my first garden tour!

May 13, 2019

Memorial Day and 4th of July Wreath

 I bought a wreath with geraniums at JoAnn's for half off but decided I wanted to embellish it a bit.  I bought the blue and white flowers at JoAnn's and spent a total of $27.00 altogether.  I bought the yellow Gerber daisies at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and that was around $6.50. 

 I began first with the blue and hot glued them in place as I went along.

 Then I added in the white flowers for my red, white and blue look.

 Then I placed the Gerber daisies and fluffed it out.

And here it is all ready for the two holidays!

I'm joining:

May 8, 2019

A Dutch Mother's Day Brunch

Since Mother's Day and tulip time fall together nicely here in Michigan I decided to create a Mother's Day tablescape featuring tulips!

Gorgeous yellow tulips!

 I found this Nutcracker Dutch girl last Christmas at JoAnn's.

I knew I'd use her for a spring tablescape!

I wanted this to be for a morning brunch and I went with colors on my table that are often found in tulips, red, white and yellow! 

 Notice the Dutch clogs.

I got these in Holland, Michigan last spring.  They are a child's sized Dutch clog.  

I got my red through some gorgeous roses and my white from these daisy like flowers (forgot the name).

 We are greening up outdoors. 

I have tulips and daffodils getting close to blooming!  I think by Mother's Day they'll be opened up!

Wishing you all a 

May 3, 2019

Vignette On The Credenza

 Well another week has flown by!  Thought I'd play around with my new credenza and see what I could come up with.

 I brought out this farm style tray that I had been using on the old black table that used to be here.  I nestled in the flock of sheep and a couple of other things.

 This sweet figurine was gifted to me by my daughter in-law during our Easter visit.
I staged a green cabbage plate behind her.

 Though these are faux forsythia they look very real.  We are seeing these bloom around here right now.

 I tucked in some creamy white pitchers underneath on the shelves.

So that's my new Vignette On The Credenza!

April 24, 2019

New Credenza

Early in March Dan and I went down to Grand Rapids looking for a hutch cabinet.  Although I knew I didn't want a "china" cabinet with the top part having glass.  I decided to check out what the manufacturer of our chairs had to offer and to my surprise they offered this credenza and it was just what I wanted!

 In the middle of April it came in and here it is just delivered.  It's solid maple and made in Massachusetts.

 It has adjustable shelves and the wine rack is removable.  The drawers are deep and will hold plenty!

 This is how it looked prior to the changes.  I sold the etegare and the plate rack is in storage.  Having a hard time letting go of it.  I also sold the black table that's under the plate rack.

 We came across this picture at a furniture store.  It was neglected and displayed in a window and had gotten a little moisture damage to the back.

 I inquired about it and after evaluating it they sold it to me for $50!  We just cleaned up the back a bit, glued the paper back down in a couple of spots and it's fine!

I ordered this clock from on-line.  I liked that it was large and also oval.

 I'm experimenting with decorating it.  I had these two vases from Pottery Barn and I felt they had the right look to go with the picture.

 I found this big bottle which says Chardonnay on it at T.J.Maxx and thought it would fit in with the wine rack.

This is removable but I don't think I'll need to!

 As I said I'm experimenting with items on top.

 I created this last year ("here") and had it set aside and thought why not try it!

 I already had the two wall sconces and was glad I could use them again.

I'm real happy with it and appreciate the extra storage it's going to provide. 

Dishing It & Digging It


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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