*Bee* Mine Tabletop Fun for Valentine’s Day


I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass without a little *Bee* Mine tabletop fun in the Potting Shed!

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I found red chalkboard paper at Target that provided the inspiration for a little whimsy and chalking fun for a tabletop runner.


Just add chalk instead of water for instant blooms and hearts for Valentine’s Day!


Embossed salad plates and stemless wine glasses are abuzz with a bee skep design.


And Valentine’s Day wouldn’t complete without chocolate! Savannah Chocolatier Adam Turoni was featured in Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.


  Savannah Honey Chocolate Truffles, dark chocolate with Savannah Bee Company sourwood honey liquid center, finished with a 24k gold dust for a *Bee* Mine Valentine’s Day treat! Help yourself to a taste at Chocolat by Adam Turoni.


Bee skeps are flowering with red blooms for Valentine’s Day. . .


And embossed salad plates and stemless wine glasses are abuzz with a bee skep design.


Along with bee flatware, ideal for a garden party or *Bee* Mine table.





A bee skep design on Quattro Stagioni canning jars are ideal for a just-picked bouquet from the garden, or the grocery store.






Bee Mine Table Details:

K&Company Chalkboard Paper Roll / Target

Dishes / Pfaltzgraff Naturewood, salad plate Pfaltzgraff Delaney, dinner plate

Flatware / Wallace Napoleon Bee

Stemless Glasses / Pfaltzgraff Naturewood

Quattro Stagioni Canning Jars / T J Maxx

Napkins / Pier 1

Burlap Chargers / Hobby Lobby


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  47 comments for “*Bee* Mine Tabletop Fun for Valentine’s Day

  1. Cheryl Burgess
    February 11, 2015 at 6:25 am


  2. February 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    You are killing me with your bee skep cuteness here! I have loved bee skeps since I first owned my own home and had one at the center of my herb garden. That chalkboard paper is something I am going to have to investigate; I love it! I really should get to Target more often than I do. Great table, Mary. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

  3. melissa smith
    February 11, 2015 at 7:50 am

    You are sooo creative Mary!!! I love it!!

  4. Marg
    February 11, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Really love your blog. Love Love Love the potting shed décor. You are one TALENTED LADY

  5. February 11, 2015 at 8:13 am

    The bee dishes made my Valentine heart skip a beat! And I’ve never seen a prettier piece of chocolate! I’ll be in Savannah and Tybee Island at the end of March so I’ll have check out his shop.

  6. February 11, 2015 at 8:20 am

    *Bee* still my heart, Mary! I am in love with this, from the wonderful bee dishes to your love house for the birds! The gerbera daisies in the jars add such a happy pop of red for a February table. Dark chocolate is my favorite candy, and those truffles with the honey filling must be pure bliss! Happy Valentine’s Week! Linda

  7. February 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Everytime you show that Naturewood pattern, my heart sings~BUT you make it different every time!!!
    Beautiful setting, Mary! Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!! Val

  8. February 11, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Bee still my heart, Mary! What a bee-utiful table for ❤️ Day! The bee dishes are adorable, along with the cute beehive. I’ll be heading to Target to find that red chalkboard paper. You’re a wonder of inspiration to us.

  9. RS
    February 11, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I made your Oreo brownies last week for a friend’s birthday luncheon. Big Hit!.. thanks.

  10. Cheryl
    February 11, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Adorable post today, Mary. Love it!

  11. February 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Love the romantic table set up!💘

  12. February 11, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Love love LOVE THIS! Not into vday with all the red this and that, but this is right up my garden loving heart! I own all of this stuff, adore how you made the bees sweet moments shine. Darling with the chalk too. I have had zero creative interest for ages, but seeing this I feel a faint stirring deep down in my toes, off to steal your wonderment of fun ~

  13. February 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Your Valentine setting is wonderful. I like it. I love it! Thank you for sharing this.

  14. February 11, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Buzzing with delight here! Every detail is as sweet as honey, Mary. The chalk board paper is so clever. I need to make myself drive to Target on a regular basis. It’s a trip either direction to a Target for me, but you find some great things. I’m off to see if I can order some of those chocolates. They must bee mine! ;-)
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the girls. Love ~ Sadie and Sarah

  15. February 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

    My head is buzzing with all the wonderful details and delights in your happy Valentine setting Mary! My heart is beating faster viewing the chalkboard paper roll, how much fun is that! I love the flowers in the bee skep, and all the bee skep details~ Your chalk board art is so cute, and so perfect for this natural scene!

  16. February 11, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Well, I just fell in love with this! BEE still my heart, girl!!!! It is a good thing I am leaving soon to go to lunch or would be crawling through the screen to get one of those chocolates:) I never saw the Pfaltzgraff dishes with a bee motif! I am going to look for some. And the stemless wines are perfect. Love is certainly in the air at your potting shed. Have a beautiful Valentines with your favorite guy!!!!

  17. Cheryl
    February 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Just saw a honey bee in our backyard yesterday checking out the flowers on the tomato vines.

  18. February 11, 2015 at 10:52 am

    LOVE this table!! Your bee designed plates, your burlap chargers (going to Hobby Lobby today!), flatware, canning jars—–everything! Thanks for sharing this happy table. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  19. Penny
    February 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I can’t wait to do something. Just makes me happy!

  20. Darlene
    February 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I simply love this! It is simple yet so neat! Wish I had your supplies on hand!!!

  21. linda kemp
    February 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Love everything about this post. I love Bee anything :-)

  22. SharonFromMichigan
    February 11, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Love your flatware. Just a beautiful tablescape or would that bee tableskep?

  23. February 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    So much fun! Your creativeness is impressive… Love it all!

  24. Julie
    February 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Thinking ahead for the Kentucky Derby..planning a party so any ideas would be welcomed!

  25. February 11, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    This is just THE cutest! Chalkboard paper? And in red, no less???!??! VERY cool!!! I can see this for both adult and kid tables! I just know that YOU know how much I love those dishes!!! Your flowers are absolutely the best for this table, too. Bees can’t resist…and neither can guests called to dinner! Beautiful tablescape, Mary!!!

  26. February 11, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Lovin’ that great chalkboard runner Mary! The chocolates look pretty darn good too-enjoy:@)

  27. Rattlebridge Farm
    February 11, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I am delighted to bee here today and buzz around all of this Valentine’s cuteness. Adorable, charming, and bee-utiful!

  28. Ellen Stillabower
    February 11, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    As usual, just beautiful!! You are very lucky to have all those beautiful items to decorate with..always love the Potting Shed!!! Thank you

  29. Deanah
    February 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Love the tablescape. I have the Naturewood , but not the Delaney. Please tell me is the color and aged look a exact match? I like the Delaney plate, because it is not so busy like the Naturewood embossed .

    • February 12, 2015 at 4:58 am

      Hi Deanah, The Delaney blends with the Naturewood embossed plate, but doesn’t match exactly. The Delaney is a little bit whiter in color.

  30. nancy brantley
    February 12, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Love your bee skep and display of bee dishes. You sure know how to make bee (me) happy. Love your potting shed and you sure do come up with some awesome ideas. I will always bee happy to see what you are doing next.

  31. Robyn
    February 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I love the salad dishes and the red chalkboard paper………and of course your Potting Shed is my favorite….everything is perfect!!!!!

  32. February 12, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Oh my how darn cute! Love this so much! That red chalkboard paper you found at Target is so unique- love the art work you put on it. I would love to “bee” out there and eat any meal anytime of the day! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  33. February 12, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    This is the most fun and beautiful plus creative setting I have seen in quite a while. Love it! Valerie (candlelightsupper2.blogspot.com)

  34. February 12, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Oh, this is just over the top clever! Your attention to detail is amazing. Well done!

  35. Paula
    February 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Queen Bee MaRy, this is sweet as honey !! Love the dishes, are they really Pfaltzgraff??? adorable


  36. February 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Mary, I read each and everyone of your posts, but I’ve run out of words to say how much I admire your creativity. What you do time after time is absolutely amazing and it’s obvious that I’m not the only one who appreciate your talents.

  37. Cynthia Raines
    February 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Love it ~ ALWAYS love anything with the potting shed! I just get to thinking I have enough dishes and then you show us a table-scape that is too cute and I have to add to my wish list! ha. Honey Bees are a special wonder of God’s creation and I love them. Happy Valentines Day! The chocolate looks delish!

  38. Ginny
    February 14, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Mary, I catch up on your posts every Saturday morning with a cup of coffee, while everyone else is still asleep & my house is not “buzzing” with busy bees just yet…. I get to drool over 3 -4 posts at a time! Lucky me! So on this quiet Valentine’s Day morning I am loving your creativity & the bouquet of red & white flowers! Thank you & Happy Day to you!

  39. Bev
    February 14, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Wonderful table…your attention to detail is always amazing! Love the bees.

  40. Laurie
    February 15, 2015 at 10:51 am

    the bee skep was found where ??? thank you

    • February 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      From my retails days, purchased about 15 years ago.

  41. JP
    February 18, 2015 at 10:18 am

    You always find the best little details to add to your settings….I adore this!

  42. Donna Oliphint
    February 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Oh, my! I belong to a brunch group (the Busy Bees) that meets once a month in members’ homes. There are 12 of us, and we’ve been doing this for 5 years now. We even started a “honey pot” that each attendee donates $10 to each month. The hostess of the month decides what charity/needy person/cause gets the money for that month. We’ve helped from Haiti to down the street with our honey pot. When I saw your table setting, I HAD to have the salad plates for the next time I’m hostess. Found them on e-bay, and they blend perfectly with some off white Wedgewood plates I’ve had for years. Thank you so much for your beautiful blog and especially for telling us where to find the items.

  43. February 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

    You were potting shed has served you well and so many ways.

  44. February 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Such a cute Valentine theme!! so cute!!

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