I love all things *bee* and love seeing them buzz and bumble about the garden. . .
I cut some flowers and bee favorites to fill some Quattro Stagioni Canning Jars.
The jars have an adorable bee skep design which is hard to photograph, but ideal for a just-picked bouquet from the garden! They’re filled flowers that are buzzing with bees now. . . buddleia, bee balm, verbena and oregano that’s blooming. Black-eyed Susans are growing wild, popping up in fields and alongside roadways with a delightful burst of cheery yellow and growing alongside red clover.
I gathered some bee favorites for a little tabletop vignette in the Potting Shed. I was all abuzz over bee salad plates by Tim Coffey for Creative Co-Op that I found several months ago.
They’re joining Pfaltzgraff Naturewood embossed bee plates . . .
And bee skeps blooming with Black-eyed Susan for a little garden whimsy.
Four assorted vintage style bee plates feature bee skeps and honey bees.
Gold bee magnets are drawn to silver napkin rings like bees to nectar, for easy embellishing and dressing up plain napkin rings!
And I made a beeline to the check out counter at HomeGoods when I saw this embossed bee skep honey jar. The jar has a wax seal that I haven’t cracked open yet. The dripping wax on the seal probably made the jar qualify as “a second” but I love that the wax is dripping like honey from a jar. ;)
Flatware is buzzing with bees and on a table runner found at Sur la Table on sale at the end of the season last year.
La Rochere Bee Goblets are ideal for summertime sipping. . .
I found a vintage Woodman’s Famous Bee-Ware Smoker at a favorite antique mall recently.
Beauty is in the eye of the *bee* holder ; ) and I loved the graphics on the smoker so I brought it home to hang from rafters in my Potting Shed.
Enjoy summertime sipping with The Bee’s Knees Lavender Lemonade! A classic cocktail made with gin, lemon, and honey or honey syrup with the addition of lavender for a Provençal twist!
I had a reader leave a comment recently saying, “I enjoy your blog, but often times I don’t understand the point of your shed. It’s adorable, but all this requires work!”
All I can say is, it doesn’t feel like work when I’m puttering around the Potting Shed, playing with dishes and flowers. ;)
In the words of Erika Kotite, author of She Sheds: A Room of Your Own:
“The beauty of a she shed is its small footprint, making it easy to fit onto your property and still afford a unique getaway for your creative pursuits. . .
The winners of a copy of She Sheds: A Room of Your Own are
Rita C at Panoply
I’ll be in touch with you all by email and get your books shipped to you!
Thanks to all who entered! She Sheds: A Room of Your Own is available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and Indie Bound.
The Bees Knees Table Details:
Bee Salad Plates / Tim Coffey for Creative Co-Op, Antique Farmhouse
Embossed Bee Skep Plates / Naturewood by Pfaltzgraff
4 Mini Vintage Style Honey Bee Plates / Creative Co-Op, Amazon
La Rochere Bee Glasses/ World Market
Wallace Napoleon Bee Flatware/ Horchow
Woven Chargers/ World Market, several years ago
Bee Table Runner / Sur la Table, last summer
Quattro Stagioni Jars/ T.J. Maxx
Bee Skeps/retail days
Bee Magnets / Mackenzie–Childs, last year
Silver Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond
Napkins / Pier 1