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March 17, 2019

New Furnishings Finally Arrived

February 28th the furniture arrived on a nice sunny afternoon and I was pinching myself as it happened!  It was only 15ยบ that day and when the two young men popped out of the truck both Dan and I exclaimed immediately "you're wearing shorts?" (They were delivering from North Carolina) One of them had shorts and sneakers on with a light jacket.  He said yeah I know...don't tell my mom!!  Snicker snicker!  Love it!  Unfortunately I took no other pictures delivery day.  I was busy coordinating where they were to put things. 

Jumping ahead to now when I've finally gotten things the way I want.   
Personal note- Nearly 2 years ago an Aunt of mine passed away.  Little did we know she had created a trust about 20 years before and I was one of the recipients.  This cabinet was chosen as a commemorative item to remember both my aunt and uncle who was my father's brother.  They never had children and always played a special role in our family's life.  
They are forever in our hearts...

The stain does have some reddish tones but doesn't always photograph that way.

I'm still playing with it as to how to decorate it.
 The inside back of this unit is an antiqued mirror and there are two spotlights at the top.  

A couple of years ago I got the two chairs to go with my game table.  The game table just doesn't fit in this room any longer so I've eliminated it from the equation but chose to flank the sides of the display cabinet with the chairs.  They are handy for extra guests at the dining table so I won't be letting go of them.

 This is the new coffee table I chose.  I loved the design of it and it gives me a larger area to decorate.

 I spotted this elephant at a furniture store back in January.  We went back recently and it was still there.  The manager offered an on the spot discount so it came home with me!  They conveniently scratched off  part of the labeling so I don't know the manufacturer.

I've had these brass candlesticks for at least 15 years and they always seem to fit in my decorating.  The brass art sphere was a find at TJMaxx a while back and ended up coordinating with my candlesticks nicely.

The old wing back recliners are a little tired but for now they'll stay.

 These bronze storks have been with me since the last year that Bombay home furnishings was in business in the US which I think was 2007.  I've been using a touch of Asian influence in this room and these fit in well with that kind of decorating.

 The mantel is the same. 

 This end table is big and I had to push it back further to fit in better and I brought the lamp forward which helped make it work.  
I'm in love with these white lamps.  They offered just enough of a modern touch and I love their overall design.

 The wood end tables are lovely.  They are what delayed delivery of my order because the company that makes them takes a lot longer than most.  Good things come to those who wait- right?

 I adore this lamp.  I took one of my little green vases that sit below the tv and set it there. I like the shape with the lamp.

I haven't elected to put anything on the bottom shelf of these end tables.  I'll be keeping my eyes open whenever I'm shopping for something interesting to set on there or they'll stay empty. For now I like the clean open look!
Notice the curves of the bottoms of both pieces.  I felt they complimented each other when I found them.

So finally the new furnishings arrived and I'm a happy lady!



  1. Your room is stunning and your new furniture is amazing. I especially love that fabulous new coffee table. It is stunning.

  2. I love your traditional yet fresh style. What color are your drapes? They seem very dark/black on my screen?
    What was the name of the sofa manufacturer? I am looking for new sofas. thank you for your lovely and inspiring posts.

  3. Hi Liz,
    I can see why you are doing the happy dance. The new furnishings are beautiful. The cabinet looks like it was made for that space between the windows. Love the coffee table and glass tables do make the room seem bigger. Love the round wood tables too. All is so pretty. I love your recliners and think they should stay. They are pretty and comfy. Happy St. Patricks Day.

  4. Lots of pretty new stuff. I think the spot that you chose for your display cabinet is perfect between the windows. And I love the mirrored back and that you have pieces displayed there that are pretty substantial in size. Very nice.

  5. Liz, I can see why you are happy. Every piece is lovely and works so well in your pretty room. I really like the display cabinet. It's a handsome piece that looks beautiful. The circular wood end table is a stunning piece and the lamp is gorgeous! Enjoy your new pieces.

  6. Hi Liz! Oh, my goodness! Look at all of your beautiful new furniture! I love every piece. That curio cabinet is gorgeous, I am coveting your lamp and the tables are so lovely. Everything in your home looks so pretty. Thanks for popping in to see me. I'm trying to be a better blogging friend!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Oh wow! It has certainly come together. I love it. It looks so timeless and I am loving the cabinet and your fireplace!

  8. Hi Liz,

    Your new curio cabinet is stunning, I love that it makes a big statement in the room.
    I spotted a large crystal vase on the top shelf, I think that should definitely
    should stay there. So so pretty and classy.

    Linda C in Seattle.

  9. I am going to have to check to see if you dropped off my reading list on my sidebar. I just popped in to check on you and see that you have been posting. Will check it after I leave here.

    I love your new pieces. That curio cabinet is beautiful and it looks like you have it arranged nicely already...but I know you will play with it until YOU are happy. Great end tables and that coffee table is fantastic. Kind of nice to see some brass come back in (that is not that shiny old brass from the 80s/90s). The room has pulled together beautifully, Liz. xo Diana

  10. Wow, woman!!!!!!!!!! Just....wow!!!!!!!! Beautiful! You are so good about making great changes in this space! That cabinet is MAGNIFICENT, and I love the way you’ve made it a showpiece for the room.

  11. Love the new furniture Liz!!! Yes I can see why you were doing a happy dance!!! Enloy your beautiful room!!

  12. Liz,
    Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful new furnishings!
    The glass cabinet, chosen as a commemorative item to remember
    both your aunt and uncle, is exquisite!
    I adore the lines on your coffee and end tables.
    The touch of the Orient is stunning!
    Great choices. . .worth the wait!

  13. It looks beautiful and works together so well. Of course, after seeing your blog a bit, I would expect nothing less!

  14. OMG ...I'd be dancing the jig... no wonder you are so happy ..Everything looks fabulous and I love that display cabinet... It displays everything so beautifully. I really like the oriental hints... and was admiring the two chairs on either side of your cabinest...They have a lovely back design. You have fine decorating taste... BEAUTIFUL !!!


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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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