Just BEEcause. . .

Hello my friends,
I thought I would share my latest tablescape with you. . .
just BEEcause.  (wink)

We have had beautiful weather lately.  My spring trees are blooming and my garden has been buzzing with bees.
Why not set a fun tablescape inspired by the bees?
The bee on this canvas looks so real that sometimes I'm afraid it might just buzz over and give me a little sting.

I have a collection of honey pots.  This one with the blue spoon helped determine the colors for this tablescape.
I use black and white often with my bee displays, but blue and yellow seemed to be a cheery combination.
I had six blue and white plates that I bought at a thrift a few years ago.  Look closely, and you'll see that they are two different designs.  I have three of each, so I set the place settings alterating every other one.  The small blue plates were a thrift find as well.

The cups are by Mary Englebriet and were also found at a
 thrift shop
I recently bought two of these baskets from a friend who moved to Portland.  I filled the bottom with excelsior and tucked in a saucer, a honey pot, and a tea cup.  A blue doily is draped over the side.
I have had this polka dotted teapot for years.  I bought it at Mervyns way back when.  Did you shop at Mervyns?  I originally had a teacup to match, but broke it. 
I added ribbons and a gold metal bee to the handle of the basket.
Just had to dress it up a little.

The basket and teapot are easy to grab for a spot of tea in the garden if the urge arrives.  :)
I love the cake stand with the blue bees.  It's bluetiful, don't you think?  lol!

I always need to add a bit of quirkiness.  This metal candle holder did the trick.  The cashier at the thrift wondered, "what in the world I was going to do with it".  She was surprised when I told her I was going to use it to hold a candle.  I spied the bee clip at a local restaurant that makes gift baskets and asked if they would sell me one.  I ended up buying two.  One large, and one small.
The book with the bee skep on the cover was another perfect find!

I have a couple of bee themed S&P shakers, but chose to use these blue and white ones.  They are ceramic, but are made to look like chipped enamel.  Another thift find that I love!  I get the biggest smile on my face when I run across perfect little things like this.

I often don't realize how many thrift finds I use until I do a post.  The garland that I added to the chandelier was another one. 

The sweet bee embellishment was attached to a gift that some of my friends gave me when I had surgery last August.

I really wanted to add some blue handled utinsels to this tablescape.  I looked at 4 stores last week, but have yet to find some.  I may have to order on line.
Now not only are the bees buzzing in the garden, but they're buzzing in the kitchen too.
I have alot more bee items I hope to be sharing with you soon.
I will be sharing with these fun parties:


Kim said...

I will never tire of visiting your amazing place, Jann and gaze upon what beautiful collection you have put together. This tablescape is such fun! The twirly whirly candle holder and little buzzy bee is truly inspired. You are quite simply amazing, lovely lady!!

NanaDiana said...

You're the "bee's knees" as they used to say, Jann. I love this post. I used to have quite a collection of bee things but let them go a few years ago. I gave them to a friend that collected bee items. Really a HONEY of a post today! xo Diana

Curtains in My Tree said...

cute tablescape for sure, anything blue and white is good in my book.
I have also added a few yellow items to my table lately since I found them tucked away in a drawer.
I also like your teapot and would love to have tea with you.

Happy Mother's Day weekend

Debby Ray said...

Love the darling bee.....EVERYTHING! And it goes so well with the blue...yellow and blue, one of my favorite colors combos!

happyone said...

What a cute collection of 'bees' you have. : )
I've never heard of Mervyns.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So darn cute Jann. I am loving all of your bee accessories. Yellow and blue is a favorite color combo. You nailed it perfectly.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Ooooh! Love that little honey pot! A lovely little table you've set -- love that canvas as well! Enjoying 'spring/summer' here as well in Chicago -- although on Friday it was 80 and yesterday and today . . . 40's!! My lilacs are shivering haha!

Jeanie said...

Blue handles would be lovely but to be honest, you don't need them to make a smashing table! It's buzzing with good cheer and happiness!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your tablescape is sweet as honey! I love all your little bee do-dads and dishes. I can see how the weather can inspire such a fun display.

Creations By Cindy said...

You've been a busy little bee haven't you? LOL! Love the table dear lady. The colors are beautiful and oh I love that darling basket holding the cup and saucer. Such a bright and cherry table. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Haley said...

This is adorable, the bee hive honey jar is my favorite! Such a fun and summery tablescape! Thank you so much for doing us for Our Inspired Collection!

Louca por porcelana said...

Lovely and inspiring table,Jann!

Anonymous said...

I love all things with bees! This is absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for joining our first Link-Up!

Pintura de apartamento said...

Um blog que nos trás as maelhorias novidades sucessos..

Debbee said...

I need to go shopping to your thrist stores for bee finds! Love the post!