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March 14, 2022

Thinking of the Ukraine (T)


I thought I'd do a tribute table to the Ukraine.  Since their flag is blue and yellow I concentrated on those colors. 
 I feel like the whole world is looking at the situation from afar and feeling helpless.

As you can see we still have snow here, not unlike the Ukraine. I can't imagine being forced away from my home and to live out of bags and backpacks.  It's unreal.

I didn't have sunflowers for my arrangement but I added them through my place settings.  Ukraine is a very large importer of the world's sunflower oil exports.

This would be a wonderful summer tablescape but I felt the need to do this now.

My hairdresser is from the Ukraine.  She's been in America for 10 years.  She and her daughter came over after she married an American.  None of her family could come over to America and both her parents have since passed as well as her only sister.  I know she is overwhelmed with emotion about all of this.  The salon is sponsoring bake sales and other fundraising efforts.

Footnote: I didn't use napkins to help keep the design simple.

Pray for the Ukraine, they sure can use it.  

I'm including a link that her daughter has set up for donations.  
She has been able to deposit money directly to their family and friends through a banking app.


March 7, 2022

Easter in the Kitchen 2022


Hello everyone!  I've decided to go ahead and put some Easter decorating up in the kitchen area. I've used the rabbits and tree before but this time I decided to add some floral and foliage to the scene.

I recently went up to Petoskey to my favorite floral and decorative elements store called Monarch.   I picked up the little blue and white planter and faux violas.

I love this planter and know I'll get a lot of use out of it.  I also have on order some new curtains for the slider which is to the right. 

The bunnies are made by Fitz and Floyd, Poppies.  I've had them for many years. The blue and white egg is from Marshall's.  I bought three (each different) on line because we don't have a Marshall's.  They are made in Turkey.

I got the tree from the Hallmark store probably 5 years ago.  The eggs are from Pier 1 from several years back too (when they still had a store!).  The runner is new from Home Goods, I'll be able to use it for a good while!

I'm delighted to look at this and feel there is hope for spring to come!  We are currently getting a snow storm with 6" of fresh snow.  

I decorated the tray that I often have on the credenza.  I wasn't intending on this but it started when I set the tray over here and the wood top by the stairs, then I set the two potted tulips just to see if I'd like it. I was working on the carrots in a terracota pot and it went on from there!  
I like cute displays, what can I say!

These rabbits were also from Pier 1 back a while, I sure do miss their stores.  That big fat rabbit always makes me laugh!

Well that's all I've done so far! 


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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