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October 28, 2020

Elegant Black & White Halloween (T)


Welcome to my Elegant Black & White Halloween.  We adults can have fun too!

I've layered some black and white dishes with wild animal prints to jazz it up a bit!  Elements of silver and gold appear too. 

I added a gold leaf to place the wine glass on... 

 Daylight gently streams along the table though it won't be long before darkness takes over...

My center arrangement started with this sequened placemat I found at Home Goods.  I've had the spider web placemats for some years.
Two dozen white roses add a touch of elgance to the centerpiece.

A little elegant boo from MacKenzie Childs, my splurge for the season.

The black and white votive is also a MacKenzie Childs piece from several years back.  Notice it's outlined with gold and so are the wine glasses and napkin rings.

A chopped salad will be served and then a pot pie followed by sweet cherry cobbler with ice cream!

Ahh now the tone is set!
Thanks for joining me for my Elegant Black & White Halloween!

October 23, 2020

Ready For Halloween

Welcome to my Halloween village... 
We're Ready For Halloween!
These guys are here to greet you!

The kid in me still likes to do something for Halloween even though my kids are all grown up!

 A haunted house (by Lenox)!  

I've had these guys with the ultra skinny legs and arms for years and always enjoy bringing them out!

A spooky tree complete with scarecrows, a pumpkin and a color changing spooky face!

This couple are enjoying a sit down by the lamp post!

Several of these figurines are by Bethany Lowe which I adore.

I picked up a black tree from Hallmark and some of their ornaments as well as some from Michael's.
Spooky, haunted and cute!

This is Ella who is presiding over the village!


October 19, 2020

Fall Views From My Backyard


It only lasts a little while but I'm enjoying every minute!  We had our first hard frost last night so things will be changing rapidly.  
I have to admit I'm anxious for 2020 to be over with. I'm already excited about Christmas in part because I want to see this year come to an end and then I'll be that much closer to next spring!
I sit at the kitchen table watching this every morning.  The sun illuminates the trees so beautifully!  Loving the contrast of the green shrubs with the color.

A little frost damage...

There's a lot of maples around us so we get a good variety of color!

 Loving these colors!

I added a little more to this setting including a new lantern (Kirklands)
I found the candle holder at Hobby Lobby and put a pumpkin on top.  I made the bow using a Bowdabra bow maker which was very handy!

All ready for Halloween!

                                                            Fall View From My Backyard!

October 2, 2020

Outdoor Fall "Deckorating"


I deckorated a bit more lightly than in the past which is how I feel about this year!  You can see my planters out front of the garage.  I tied up my King Tut grass and surrounded the area with mini pumpkins plus a metal painted one.

Our ash tree is dropping leaves steadily.  We've been getting rain on and off so much lately it's hard to find a sunlit picture!  We've been having an arborist do injections on the tree to fight off the emerald ash borer and it's worked! 

I caught an evening shot with some sun that I thought was pretty!

Anyway back to my "deckorating"!  I found an assortment of pumpkins and gourds at a local farm and they were quite reasonable.  I tried to pick out various colors and textures.

I nestled this bird on the bucket and mother nature accented it beautifully with leaves!

I layered three pumpkins with grape vine wreaths which I've saved to use over several years now.

I found that Farm Fresh Pumpkins bucket at Hobby Lobby a while back and the orange cauldron style pumpkin I got while visiting in Pennsylvania recently.  Some geraniums still hanging on!

I created this wreath several years ago and decided to bring it out and hang it on the back of the house.  This area stays pretty dry.   I had found the fox at JoAnn's and attached it to the wreath, it was designed to be a door hanging by itself already.  I just inserted a bunch of faux fall flowers as well as acorn and miniature gourds and pumpkins.

I'm having trouble with squirrels eating on the pumpkin with the nobby texture and my corn stalks (there aren't any corn husks). I just realized in this picture that they've toppled the corn stalks over.   Anyway I think I'll try spraying the deer/rabbit away product on them and see if that helps. 
Does anyone know how to do spellcheck with the new blogger format?  

Anyway here is my Outdoor Fall Deckorating!


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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