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October 31, 2022

House and Barn Updates


            I mentioned before that we had the storage barn painted, and this is how it came out.  I                                         love the red color which is Sherwin Williams Remington Red.

This was it before.  Dan had to re-do the trim because through the years the elements finally deteriorated them.  He ended up widening the pieces to help cover up some blemishes. It's in pretty good shape for being about 30 years old!

I ordered these two door knockers to add to the barn for a little added style plus new handles and a new lock.  I just wanted to give it more appeal and I really like it turned out.

We had the light fixture that's now above the doors for a long time and finally put it up.  
Who knows why we waited so long!  
So the house was a light taupe color with red doors and we changed it to blue!  Last year we updated the outside light fixtures to a dark bronze.

I wanted a deep blue and took a family consensus and everyone liked this blue.  It's called Mountain River by Valspar and it's from Lowe's.  We chose the same product line that we used 12 years ago because it held up so well.  The blue entry door is also by Valspar called Coventry Blue. The garage door color is from Sherwin Williams which they also have at Lowe's and it's called Mink.  It pulls on the color of our shingles nicely.
We have verticle siding on the house and were considering vinyl lap siding to end the need to paint, but the price of doing it plus the stonework was too expensive, so we chose to repaint (professionally) and add the stone work.  When the house was like this we had a 2" foam board on the foundation that had been finished with a stucco finish.  I always hated it and it felt cheap to me so we opted for stone.  We bought this in 1989 and it's a far cry from it's original looks.
The stonework started late in August and didn't get finished until early October.  We had a lot of rainy days that halted the work.

I took this yesterday evening. Now I have my eyes on changing out the tree and shrubs on the right side, "next year". 
It took a year between getting bids and everyone being too busy.  
Finally mission accomplished!

October 6, 2022

Fall On The Mantel


I'm pretty fond of mixing the fall colors with the blue and white porcealin.  I removed one of the porcealin pieces and added the lantern.  Then I added a small vase.

I added branches of leaves, pumpkins and berries.

Added the pumpkins here since I didn't on the mantel.

I've had this planter which was made for me up in Petosky at Monarch Garden & Floral Design which I posted about in April of 2018
First it was in a white planter which got broken because of a certain cat!  Then I found the brown one and just transplanted the whole arrangement into it.

I like the faux branches, they're neat and less messy.

I hope you enjoyed my Fall On The Mantel!

October 4, 2022

Fall On The Dining Table


I combined my blue and white porcelain with some fall tones.

I mixed some Wheat and Dahlias to add a little wow factor!

This MacKenzie Childs pumpkin cart holds another MC pumpkin on top of it.  I've been recycling these pieces for several years.

A little find at Michael's

This table runner is from Home Goods, it has another blue and white geometric pattern on back.

I hope you liked my Fall On The Dining table!


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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