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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday America the BEE-utiful!


Today we celebrate with honor, pride, and humitly
the
birth of our nation. ..
 
 
Happy Birthday America the BEE-utiful!
 

 
When someone gifts you with something Patriotic, what do you do? 
 
Create a new vignette of course!  Lol!

 
Recently, Claudia, a friend from my old neighborhood called and asked if I would be willing to let her granddaughter hold her wedding reception in our back yard.
 
The other night they came to have a look and Claudia gifted me with this darling table topper to say 'thanks'.
 
Did you know that Utah is called 'the Beehive State?"
 
I love how it says it on this vintage honey pot!
 

I've shown my honey pots before, but they were perfect for this vignette!  And can you believe I scored the set of three blue cake stands just this week at our local thrift shop for $15?

 
The beehive cloche was another thrift find last Oct. It put me back all of $2.   Notice the flying wire bee? There is one on each side. 
 
I added a blue bottle and small flag inside.
 
 

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

May it be a BEE-utiful day!

 
hugs,
Jann
 

23 comments:

Sarah said...

Jann, the topper is bee-utiful as is your vignette. I knew Utah was the Beehive State, but I've never seen a honey pot with the inscription. Now I'll be looking for one to add to my own honey pot collection. The blue glass cake stands were a terrific find and an amazing price.
Happy 4th of July to you!

20 North Ora said...

Love your vignette! Cake stands are gorgeous,

Have a safe and happy 4th!

Judy

Shirley Hatfield said...

I used to collect the beehive souvenirs that read Utah or The Beehive State. Now my daughter decorates with them every year. I love it when I can find a good home for well-loved items like that. Lovely display and will be great for Pioneer Days as well!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful vignette Jann. Love the bees. What a nice friend to give you such a pretty gift. Did she make it? Are you having the reception in your back yard?
Enjoy your 4th.
Hugs,
Mary

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love all your Bee and Patriotic décor. Happy 4th.

Maureen Wyatt said...

A darling gift! Happy 4th of July!

Junkchiccottage said...

So cute Jann. Happy 4th. Enjoy.
Kris

Micupoftea said...

Happy and safe 4th of July to you and yours! What a darling place mat. I've always loved bee skeps...did you know these arched hives are called 'skeps'?..and enjoy seeing them in ceramic, glass, fabric or in the garden made of straw/grasses. Always nice to see what you've been up to. Enjoy the day :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

This is just too cute.

Happy Independence Day, Jann!

Hope your whole weekend is/has been wonderful! Hugs! ♥

Kim said...

Love it all...great colors! Happy 4th, Jann!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely adorable, my friend :) I hope you had a blessed 4th of July. Hugs!

Kim said...

How lovely to have a wedding in your backyard. Your vignettes are beautiful. Happy July 4th, Jann!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow / Sacred Eclectic said...

This is just adorable! :)

Candy S said...

The bee-utiful table topper is a charming addition to your summer and your patriotic decor. I love the blue glass pedestal stands with the little bee honey pots, very cute !!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a perfect way to celebrate the holiday in your great state! Your back yard must be spectacular for someone to want to hold their wedding there!

Patti said...

LOVE it all! What a great combo! Happy 4th Weekend!

Benita Roberts said...

That is too cute and just adorable!! Hope you had a great 4th!

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

I just love your collection of bee hives, Jann! You are so great at finding treasures. Hope you are having a BEE-utiful holiday weekend! ♡

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Cute post, adorable honey pots! I need to get one of those, they are so cute!
Happy Sunday!
Gina

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Lovely vignette. I have the same blue cake stands but I paid full price last year. Lets just say you got a very good deal on them. Lol enjoy your week. XX Jo

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness Jann. I love your vignette! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

cynthia lee designs said...

What a Bee-utiful post...love the vignette!!
~Cindy

mackyton said...

Wow! What a nice decoration! Are you having this part at any event rooms for rent? I must say that you have used very graceful colors for the decoration part. I am also trying to use this kind of color collection for my daughter’s birthday party.