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December 20, 2023

Merry Christmas to All!


I'll start in the kitchen with my hot cocoa area.  I've got a collection of mugs from Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and a couple that were made up for us by a friend.  

A MacKenzie Childs cookie jar bought late last year.  This area gets used a lot!

I set up a gingerbread village near the kitchen dining area.
 I got my pieces from Home Goods, QVC and Hobby Lobby. 
The two nutcrackers were ordered on-line late last year.

A daytime view so you can see the tree better. 
The gingerbread houses are from Old World Christmas and Pottery Barn

Heading to the living room some more MacKenzie Childs and a forest of trees! 

 The candles in the antlers have timers in them so they're automatic everyday, which I like.
Reindeer candle holders

Love this santa!

 Santa's car has lights, so cute!

I created a wall of trees behind everything to help prevent my 8 mos. old kitten from knocking everything off!  So far it's working!
 You can see the dining table tray I set up through the trees.
A lantern from the Old Pier One store (before they closed).   A candle ring surrounds the red candle and two golden candles help surround the lantern.  Tablecloth from Home Goods last year.    The placemats may have come from Kohls several years ago.
Out in the living room I created a village setting with a new cottage and reindeer.  

The cottage is made by Cody Foster and the reindeer are from Germany that I found at Home Goods.  I couldn't resist the cutness of the cottage!
This is the 8 mos. old kitten, Charley.  He poses well!
Lana snuggled with blankets.

On our coffee table.  I did the same arrangement last year.  The santa is a Bethany Lowe I got a a neat little store in Rochester, MI where I grew up.  The reindeer were found in Petoskey, MI at a boutique store up there.
In the living room, the mantel.  Santa is surrounded with Nutcrackers, trees, and reindeer with lots of ornaments.  He's checking his list and they are patiently waiting.

Making his list, checking it twice!

More MacKenzie Childs items.  

Trees from various sources like Hobby Lobby and Home Goods

Thank you for stopping by!
Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

P.S. If you noticed the furniture legs are covered with plastic.  
Our daughter is home with her pet rabbit Fred, 
and he is allowed to come out 
but he loves to chew on wood!










                                                        Peace be with you all!


November 21, 2023

Thanksgiving 2023


The living room with some Thanksgiving Decorations

A mixture of some pieces from Pier 1 Imports, Mackenzie Childs and Home Goods

I was so surprised to see the sun shining (since we had been getting rain for days) so I quickly captured some pictures!

This MacKenzie Childs turkey is a favorite and I love how it looks on the mantel.
  The pumpkins light up! (Hobby Lobby)
On to the kitchen!
In the kitchen dinette area I created a display. 

The plate was from Home Goods, the turkey from Pottery Barn several years ago. 

A variety of Salt and Pepper shakers

Velvet pumpkins and wood leaf from Home Goods

 Copper pumpkin from Home Goods

Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving !

November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving Tablescapes Past

                        For fun I thought I'd do a collection of Thanksgiving Tablescapes Past

                                            You can click on the links below the picture.

Wishing You A Thanksgiving
 Full Of  Good Eating!


August 9, 2023

Summer Gardening 2023, Backyard

I'll start out with the only three roses I have.  I'm real pleased with how they've been blooming.

                                    This one is Cherry Parfait, a definite favorite of mine!

Sarah Bernhardt peony was absolutely lovely!  Sure wish they'd last longer!

One of the mixed planters with dahlias, geraniums and supertunias. 

This is a favorite, love all the colors.  The yellow ones were called Cape Daisies, and have grown quite a bit since I took this picture.  I think they are also known as Cape Marguerite Dasies.  I hope to find more next year to plant a bunch!

One of two planters in front of the garage.  Salvia and coleus did well  I've had to pinch back the coleus because if is overrunning the salvia.  The hummers and butterflies love the salvia!

I planted these Angelique begonias in May and it took until the end of July to bloom! 

Some of the blooms are 3" & 4" across!

Campanula Rapido Blue Bellflowers, I love them, such a pretty color.
A good reliable Spirea, Little Princess

Another spirea, Pink Sparkler 
I replaced some hydrangeas with these because I had trouble with frosts ruining my hydrangeas.  These are much more tolerant of our cold weather up here.

A large planter filled with a mix of peachy pinks, coral, lime green and burgundy.  

This planter has been beautiful.  Prettier in person!
My new Gorilla Cart in green I got early this summer.  Always filling it up!
Bright Lights Double Moonglow, Osteospermum

 Burgundy Glow Ajuga has spread nicely carpeting this area of the retaining wall.

This a Red Wine Lofos vine.  I mixed it with a couple of other annuals, but the prettiness of the vine is the eye grabber!

Some pink Bellflower. This is my "pink" garden so I stick pretty much to pink!
A few weeks ago.... I do have one blue delphium for contrast!
This blue plant is from Proven Winners called Blue My Mind, dwarf morning glory.  Looks especially pretty with the backdrop of my Annabelle hygrangeas! 

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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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