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April 28, 2020

Purples and Blues Springtime Tablescape

I was able to reuse my florals from last week.  I cut them down and restaged them in a creamer styled pitcher.

 I'm thrilled that the flowers have lasted so long.  A few of them had to be removed but it made for a new look!

 I decided that blue would be a good background to help the flowers pop.

 I chose my napoleon flatware and drinkware.

 I pulled on the colors in the bouquet and layered in some purple and ivory.  I decided to let the dinner plate be the focal point.  I love this pattern!  Collected through T.J. Maxx some years back.

 I included this sweet Willow Tree figurine that my daughter in-law gave me last year. I put the pitcher on an upside down soup bowl from my everyday dishes.  It needed a little elevating!

 Purples and Blues

Johnson Bros. Devon Cottage dishes, napkins Williams Sonoma, chargers from Pier 1 and placemats from T.J. Maxx a long while back.  Tablecloth by Ralph Lauren, Laveen Paisle

Thanks for stopping by!  
I'm challenging myself to do one tablescape a week!

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April 22, 2020

Faith, Family, Live, Laugh and Love



 I chose this glass cylinder with Faith, Family, Live, Laugh and Love etched on it.  I felt it was especially appropriate for the times.  I've had it for a while and I believe I got it from Hobby Lobby.

 I found a large bundle of flowers at the store with a fantastic combination of flowers!


 I chose this striped tablecloth for it's design and color.  Combined with the deep plum, purple and green accents I felt they reflected the colors in the bouque nicely!

White dish, by Ralph Lauren called Sophia. Purple dish by Lenox called French Perle, Green coffee mugs by Park Designs, The Village Collection.  Flatware from Horchow called Sophia.
Napkins with bunnies from Pier 1.  I chose the juice or water glass because of it's ribs, reminded me of the stripes in the tablecloth.  La Rochere, Ouessant.


I just love this little Gebera daisy like flower.  So cheerful!

 A table setting suited to breakfast, brunch or a luncheon!


Though we are spread apart, we're all in this together.  Faith, Family, Live, Laugh and Love are so important.  
I am struggling finding things to keep me busy but as soon as our weather is better I'll be outside more and that will lift my spirits!
Hang in there!
🙏

April 20, 2020

Shelter In Place Early Gardening

 This was March 28 just a bit after we were ordered to Shelter In Place.  I finally decided that we were going to remove the four Alberta Spruces that followed the walkway to the patio.

 Why you ask?  Well they had become so overgrown they were taking up half of the sidewalk.  I'll take the blame for this because they were planted too close right from the beginning.

 So Dan geared up and began cutting them down.

 The reason I didn't just trim them up is beause as you can see the branches were brown underneath with only green on the ends.  If I could have trimmed them up they would also have been severely lopsided.

 Ahh I like this a lot better.  Sorry for the blurred photo but it was all I took.

 Now we have four stumps to get rid of so Dan hooked up a log chain and dragged them out with the garden tractor.

 Their roots were spread everywhere so so we had a raking and pulling to do afterwards.

 I hope this video attachment works!

 There were 5 hostas planted on the other side of the Alberta Spruces near the grass so I dug them all up and Dan split them all in half for me and then I planted them in a row.  These are a pretty tall dark green hostas (which I transplanted last fall from my hosta hill) and should make a nice display.

 Here we are on Saturday April 18th and now I'm targeting the three Limelight Hydrangeas on the left side of the large stepping stones.  I've got my fertilizer and tools ready to go!

 This is a close up of the three hydrangeas next to the tulips.

 I'm going to move them over to the area where the hostas were just planted. 

 I pre-dug the holes for the three hydrangeas and Dan lifted and dug out the hydrangeas.  Somehow he managed to barely disturb the tulips!

 Here's a closer view of the Limelights.  

I hope you can see them and imagine what they'll look like as they leaf out!
My goal is to make my garden areas less maintenance and to plan for the future.  It looks pretty bleak right now but before you know it it will fill out and take on a whole new look!

Hard to believe that those twiggy looking shrubs will look like this before long!
I have plans for this area too!

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April 19, 2020

A Little Springtime Decorating

I moved a few things around on the credenza. I put my pink hydrangeas in a cute little square bucket and staged it in the tray.


I got the bucket as part of a set of 3 several years back.  This is the smaller one.

 To the left of the door is my entryway chest.  I keep these blue and white porcelain pieces on here regulary but I switch up the flowers depending on the season.


 I got super excited about how realistic these faux roses are (Michael's) and the filler I got a (Hobby Lobb).  I'm pleased with this each time I look at it.  It just seems so real!


A view of the two areas.

Hope you are finding things to do during this viral lockdown period!

April 16, 2020

Floral Springtime Tablescape



  Welcome to my Floral Springtime Tablescape!

 I reused one of my floral arrangements that I previously posted in my "Embracing Spring" tablescape.  I elevated it on a cloche stand that I had.



 These dishes are by Sakura, Debbie Mumm from 1999.  I picked them up on Ebay after spotting them on another blogger's post (sorry I don't remember who).  I loved them so much I went right out and hunted them down!
 I like how they went well with these plaid black and white dishes that I've had for a bit from Pier 1.  I reused the placemats from my Easter tablescape "Bunnies On The Move"

  There are 4 patterns.







 The tulip napkin rings came from Pier 1 about 3 years ago. The napkins are from Pottery Barn (several years ago).  I chose one of my favorite stemware Trellis by Fitz & Floyd (still available)

Ahh another stay at home day during this virus lockdown.

Stay safe
Love to All
Liz

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April 11, 2020

Almost Easter!

 I made a couple of changes to my kitchen dinette area.  I switched up what was in the basket and added a table topper that was my mother's.

Before I had made up this little basket with carrots and a candle.


 I picked up a hydrangea at the grocery store and made it my center piece.

 The eggs are from MacKenzie Childs.  I bought them on sale over the past two years and they really are nice!

 The table topper has a different medallion in each square and each square is intriquitely attached to the lace.

 A lot of detail in the lace.  It's probably at least 20 years old and I'm imagining it was an import but definitely hand made.

 On the credenza I added the caarrots that had been in the basket and I think it perked up the arrangment!


Thank you for stopping by and I do hope you will find a way to enjoy Easter during this time our country is experiencing such difficulties!



ABOUT ME



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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