Before we know it Fall will be upon us. The weather here lately has been much cooler than usual and we’ve had lots of rain.
The feeling of Fall is definitely in the air.
As much as I’d like summer to hang around for just a tad longer. . . I’m afraid it’s not going to happen.
I think we are seeing the last hurrah of summer.
I have a large Black Eyed Susan plant at the end of the sidewalk leading up to our front door. It is covered with bees. My son, Dalan teased and said it was a death trap and that it would keep me from getting visitors. I laughed and replied, “Maybe it will keep the solicitors away”
The blooms are not large, it’s an old fashioned flower.
Well, you know how one thing leads to another. . .the thought of bees prompted me to share the last of my kitchen summer décor. I have somewhat of a b&w and yellow theme going on.
Vintage yellow dishes take center stage in my wicker baby scales. Notice that I had to display my recent jadite find. A little green is always nice, right?
I picked up these sunflower plates this week at a thrift store.
These little bowls are a set in various sizes. After searching google I found that they are storage containers and should have plastic lids. I found them at a thrift store quite a while ago and there were no lids. They look right at home tucked inside my sunflower cloche.
There’s a few touches of gold and brown.
I love this rustic scale! I had never seen one like this when I ran across it in St. George, UT.
A little bit of cotton to keep you cool on a hot summer day.
There’s lots of colors going on here in my hexie runner, but do you see the honeycomb shape?
And how about the wire cloche that I made, do you see the hexagon there?
A closer look. . .yup, that’s honeycomb!
Did you know that Utah is called the “Beehive State”?
Utahans relate the beehive symbol to industry and the pioneer virtues of thrift and perseverance. The beehive was chosen as the emblem for the provisional State of Deseret in 1848 and was maintained on the seal of the State of Utah when Utah became a state in 1896.
My great grandparents George and Jenny Freestone introduced the first two beehives to the Vernal area.
I’ve tucked a few treasures into a thrifted tote that I gave a coat of A.S. chalk paint. All of the goodies were found at thrift stores also except for the recipe cards and honey.
I recently added some height under my bee skep. A $4 score of a b&w (the top is black) Cosco stool at our local thrift. It was filthy, but a soak in a sink full of bleach took care of that.
I’d like to leave you with a few Bee’s to live by.
According to the former President of the LDS church, President Hinckley,
This is the way to BEE.
I think it's wise advice for anyone.
And of course, always Bee happy!