‘Bee’ Mine Valentine Table in the Potting Shed


 I gathered some blooming dishes and flowers for a little tabletop fun

in the Potting Shed in anticipation of Valentine’s Day!

Embossed salad plates are abuzz with a bee skep design. . .


And transferware in shades from pink to red provide some seasonal color and blooms, ideal for celebrating a holiday filled with hearts and flowers.


Stamped spoons are buzzing with bee inspiration and notes to self:

*Bee* Happy, *Bee* Grateful, Just *Bee*

And *Bee* Kind.


Garden Gloves hold a napkin and bee flatware.


A set of four Spode botanical plates were freshly picked from a favorite antique mall.


Spode Archive Collection ‘Blue Rose’


Spode Archive Collection Jasmine

Spode Archive Collection ‘British Flowers – Rosa’


And Spode Archive Collection ‘British Flowers – Poppy’


Join me for tea with the bees. . .


We’re pouring tea from a bee skep embossed pot. . .


And sipping from a blooming teacup.


You can sweeten your tea with your choice and rainbow collection of honey, and gift assortment from Trader Joe’s.

My husband’s grandmother’s pink Crown Ducal Bristol plates make an appearance in February.


You can see them at a Romantic Table for Two with an edible centerpiece and wine chiller with rose petal ice cubes, here.

 Queen’s Chelsea Toile plates add some romantic countryside scenery. . .


And my husband’s grandmother’s pitcher and coffee pot are blooming with hand-painted roses and provide vases for flowers.




 Table Details:

Transferware / Crown Ducal Pink Bristol, Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz, Queen’s Chelsea Toile Pink, Spode Archive Collection

Bee Skep Teapot, Cream & Sugar / Global Design Connections Kate Williams, HomeGoods, several years ago

Teacups/ Gracie Bone China / HomeGoods, last year

Runner / World Market

Placemats / Target

Napkins / Pier 1

Gloves / Target, last year

Bee Stamped Spoons / MilkandHoneyLuxuries, Etsy

Napoleon Bee Flatware / Horchow


Bee Mine xoxo


*Bee* Mine Table and Stamped Spoons | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #bee #ValentinesDay #tablescapes

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  63 comments for “‘Bee’ Mine Valentine Table in the Potting Shed

  1. Catherine LUXEREAU
    January 31, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Bonjour ! Que c’ est joli ! Vos tasses a thé sont magnifiques…toute la vaisselle est superbe. Toujours avec beaucoup de goût et d’élégance. .j’aime énormément…Félicitations. je souhaite une agréable journée .


  2. Gail
    January 31, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Your tablescape is whimsical and “bee-utiful”

  3. deb
    January 31, 2018 at 7:02 am

    How adorable to have the garden gloves hold the napkins and silverware :-)

  4. Karen Wright
    January 31, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Love the table setting, especially your grandmother’s Crown Ducal! Happy Wednesday!

  5. January 31, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Mary, your Tablescape makes my heart sing with all the red and pink transferware! It is absolutely bee-utiful!

  6. Rita C.
    January 31, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Your posts make me happy! When I saw the title in my inbox, I knew it was going to be good. I’ve bought several of those stamped spoons too, and I love your selection. She makes each one such a gift, just like you do when you create with such great mixes of elements! Thanks!

  7. Terri
    January 31, 2018 at 8:24 am


  8. Susan B
    January 31, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Your posts make me smile every time. The colors are so pretty and happy!!! Thank you Ann, I love your tablescape ideas.

  9. January 31, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I enjoy your posts, I look forward to them. This one makes me wish for spring. With the snow and frigid temps outside. Beeuatiful.

  10. January 31, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Your bee stamped spoons are buzz-worthy Mary! What a fresh theme for Valentine’s Day, so sweet and pretty in pink! A promise of spring and summer too, it’s adorable!! I will forever smile when I see Be Mine!

  11. Cyndi Raines
    January 31, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Sweet as candy! The dishes are lovely. Love the Queen’s Chelsea Toile Pink and the darling “bee” spoons, very unique! The pop up bee and flower heart “Bee mine” Valentine is perfect! Did you make it?

  12. Kathy M.
    January 31, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Are the bee skep white plates still available?

  13. January 31, 2018 at 9:14 am

    So charming, creative and clever as well as pretty!

  14. January 31, 2018 at 9:54 am

    This is lovely! I love the bee teapot. I love it all!

  15. Nancy
    January 31, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Truly a feast for the eyes!

  16. Terry Wallace
    January 31, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Thank you…needed the virtual get away this morning. Keep bumbling and buzzing. :)

  17. January 31, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It is all so beautiful and cleverly done. Love grandmother’s beautiful pieces.

  18. January 31, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Love the spoons so I ordered one for Hubby for valentines Day. Cute table!!

  19. Norma Rolader
    January 31, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Oh so so pretty and inviting … I will come join you for tea God bless

  20. January 31, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I am enjoying your outstanding photography with a cup of tea!!Love! Love!

  21. January 31, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    So cute! It makes me yearn for spring all the more. I love everything about the table, especially the bee skep.

  22. Marion
    January 31, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Those dishes are gorgeous. Thank You for sharing.

  23. January 31, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I love your stamped spoons Mary! I keep thinking I should get some of those stamps… Probably not a good idea for me:@) Happy February… One month closer to spring!

  24. Joan
    January 31, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Mary, your tables are so inspiring and elegant.

  25. Marilyn
    January 31, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    What a beetiful St.Valentine setting.

  26. Cynthia
    January 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Okay,What is the name and place of your favorite antique store?….We have so few antique stores around here. Boo Hoo. Love all the Bee u ti ful references. Buzzzzzing Bye!

  27. Sue
    January 31, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    You just have the prettiest table decorations, thank you for sharing.

  28. January 31, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Love the bee plates most of all. If you ever start selling dinnerware on your website, all of us will go broke. LOL
    As always, awesome photos. Rethink that coffee table book of photos.

  29. February 1, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Oh my, another favorite table..the bee 🐝 teapot and other bee 🐝 items are just too cute..my favorites are the red transfer (which I have) …. transfer and chintz are just my style… thanks for sharing!! Bee 🐝 happy! ❤️🐝🌸🍄

  30. February 1, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Lovely, Mary…simply lovely! You make me want to set a pretty table again.

  31. February 1, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful, as always! Where did you find the beehive? Love it.

  32. February 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Gorgeous place setting!!! I really like the way you were able to use different patterns in an effective (and beautiful!) way. The garden glove with the napkin and flatware is such a cool idea! The glove has a soft appearance thanks to the pattern as well as the bit of lace from the napkin peeping out. Lovely! So nice that you are able to do things in the potting shed this time of year. Those of us here in the middle of the country are shivering and shaking still!!!

  33. February 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    I love the “Bee Mine” theme of your Valentine tea. I did a Valentine tea party last year for my mother and mother-in-law who are widowed and it was a real hit. I too used a lot of red transferware and floral china tea cups but alas, no bees. Thanks for sharing your lovely things and your creativity Happy Valentine’s Day!

  34. Alice
    February 1, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Best table yet❤️

  35. Virginia
    February 1, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    So sweet and just perfect for this time of year when we remind those we love of their importance in our lives and remember the love of those who have loved us. Thank you for sharing your husbands’s Grandmother’s pieces in today’s post. I am sure they must give you much joy to use them, just as my Grandmother’s pieces give me the same joy and remind me of her love.

  36. Betsy
    February 1, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Would you let me know the source of the Bee Hive that is sitting on a cake pedestal in the first photo? What a terrific way to set the Bee Mine theme!

    • February 2, 2018 at 5:25 am

      Hi Betsy, The bee skep is from my retail days that I’ve had 20+ years. It was from an import company, no brand name. If I find one similar this spring, I’ll give you a buzz. :)

    • Judy
      January 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

      Did you ever find out where the bee hive came from? I love it too.

      • January 24, 2022 at 11:31 am

        Hi Judy, The bee skep came from Hobby Lobby several years ago. 🐝

  37. Renee O.
    February 1, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I loved every pic! Thank you so much!!

  38. February 2, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Oh Mary, this pretty table in your potting shed is making my heart go pitter-patter! I love the red transferware, the darling embossed teapot and plates and the bee stamped spoons. I also love that your treasure your hubby’s grandmother’s dishes and pitchers. You make everything look special.

  39. February 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Simply beautiful:-)) Have a nice Valenitine Day:-))

  40. February 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Love is certainly in the air in the Potting Shed….it truly makes it even more special with your treasured pieces from your hubby’s grandmother…She is looking down with such joy and approval of how you have so beautifully displayed them and enjoy their beauty.

  41. February 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Your table is set so creatively and is just bee-utiful! I do love bee themed china. Have you seen Wedgwood’s Sarah’s Garden? A number of years ago I went and saw Sarah, Duchess of York, give a talk at Macy’s in Costa Mesa, California, about that china pattern and about Wedgwood’s china in general. A fun talk and I still love that china! There are bees and skeps and flowers scattered lightly about with either a green, light reddish-brown, yellow or cornflower blue border around the salad/dessert and dinner plates.

    Enjoy yours,
    Barb :)

  42. pamela
    February 12, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    just outstanding! I love all the red transferware and bee stuff, especially your husband’s heirloom tea pots. the garden gloves for silverware would be a wonderful take away gift for friends.

  43. Peggy Reed
    October 12, 2018 at 1:01 am

    I love it all…just beautiful! What is the name of the red plate on the window ledge in the center just above the pedestal cake plate with the bee skept on it, between the two Crown Ducal Bristol plates? I love that plate!

    • October 12, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Hi Peggy, It’s marked Royal Staffordshire Avondale Ironstone by J & G Meakin England :)

  44. February 10, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    I *thought* I recognized Napoleon Bee peeking out – I’ve recently acquired two place settings in this and looking forward to setting a sweet table-for-two with them! I love all the details – the red and white is gorgeous and of course the potting shed is the perfect backdrop! Thank you for an absolutely lovely post!

  45. January 6, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    So beautiful!! I just love every part. I have collected many beautiful things through the years and used them in settings, but none of mine are as beautiful as yours. You truly are talented.

  46. Bonnie Morgan
    January 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Love your husband’s grandmothers pitcher and coffee pot. So pretty. I love it all. So lovely.

  47. Sandy K Park
    February 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Oh Mary, how beautiful and springy. I need it today, as we have a foot of snow on the ground. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

  48. February 6, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Love the beehive theme and the gorgeous plates! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  49. teresa m
    February 12, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Gorgeous photography, setting and accessories. I popped over from BNOTP links for ideas.

  50. babs
    January 19, 2023 at 7:38 am

    what in inspiration, digging out my Johnson Brothers Red Transfer ware today. you help to make the winter blues fly away…

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