All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed

All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Happy Monday! I’m in the Potting Shed, celebrating the arrival of March, anxiously awaiting ‘the green’ of spring!

And as it’s the first Monday of the month, I’m joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms! You’ll find my blogging friends’ blooming creations at the bottom of this post.

All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Our theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was ‘green’! When the calendar page turns to March, I think ‘green’. . . ready for new growth of the leaves to appear on the flowering shrubs and trees here in North Carolina and the beginning of gardening season.  It’s also the celebratory color of St. Patrick’s Day.☘️

Belleek Shamrock Honey Pot | © #bees

I’m a lover of all things bee and was all abuzz when I found this Belleek Shamrock Honey Pot at a favorite antique mall this fall.🐝

Bee Skep plate with bees | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Bees are buzzing in the Potting Shed in anticipation of spring. . .

Bee Skep plate with bees | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Bee skeps on plates. . .

Bee flatware in garden glove | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Bees on flatware tucked in gardening gloves. . .

Bee goblet | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Bees buzzing on glasses. . .

Hydrangeas in pitcher with bee | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

And a bee on a favorite green pitcher.

All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

This Devon Ware Fieldings Stoke-on-Trent British Scenes platter ‘Ludington Warwickshire’ was another find at a favorite antique mall this fall.

Transferware platter with bee skeps | © #bees #tablescapes #spring

I was drawn to the cottage scene with the garden flowers and bee skeps.

Transferware platter with bee skeps | © #bees #tablescapes #spring

Interesting side note: Ludington is misspelled from the factory, it should be ‘Luddington, Warwickshire’, a small village in the county of Warwickshire in the United Kingdom.

Ironstone pitcher with white and green flowers | © #flowers

Lavender-Rosemary Goat Milk Soap | © #DIY #easy #soap #bees

Lavender-Rosemary Goat Milk Soap is an easy DIY and makes a fun party favor or gift for the gardener.

Lavender-Rosemary Goat Milk Soap Lavender-Rosemary Goat Milk Soap | © #DIY #easy #soap #bees

These bars take about 10 minutes to come together and are ready to gift in under an hour, my kind of project! Buzz over HERE for the DIY details and tutorial.

Ironstone pitcher with white and green flowers | © #flowers

Assorted pitchers are blooming with white and green grocery store blooms. . .

Transferware pitcher with white and green flowers | © #flowers

Hydrangeas, alstroemeria, stock, mums, spray roses and some green sprigs of abelia snipped from the shrubs.

All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

A vintage Woodman’s Famous Bee-Ware Smoker hangs over the window above the table . . .

Woodman’s Famous Bee-Ware Smoker | © #bees

I was smitten with the graphics of the bee keeper on the smoker. . .

Woodman’s Famous Bee-Ware Smoker | © #bees

Beauty is in the eye of the *bee* holder. ;) 🐝

All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Bee Happy 🐝

Bee Grateful Stamped Spoon | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green

Bee Grateful 🐝

Transferware pitcher with white and green flowers | © #flowers


Bee Skep Plates /  Pfaltzgraff Naturemade

Cabbage Leaf Plates and Green Pitcher / Bordallo Pinheiro, Tuesday Morning, several years ago

Flatware / Wallace Napoleon Bee

Bee Stamped Spoons / MilkandHoneyLuxuries, Etsy

La Rochere Bee Glasses/ World Market, several years ago

Belleek Shamrock Honey Pot / antique mall

Pitchers / vintage

Napkins / Pier 1

Belleek Shamrock Honey Pot | © #bees

*Buzz* over to visit my talented blogging friends to see their Monday Morning Blooms:

Pam at Everyday Living

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse 

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Bee Skep plate with bees | © #bees #tablescapes #spring #green


Transferware pitcher with white and green flowers | © #flowers

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

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  33 comments for “All Abuzz: Bees and Blooms in the Potting Shed

  1. Sherry T
    March 2, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Love your bee themed table and I am envious of the different patterns you have in your collection!! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us ❤️

  2. March 2, 2020 at 6:39 am

    You are certainly starting of the month of green and Spring so bee-u-ti-fully!…Oh my what perfect finds you came upon at the antique shops…indeed Mary treasures!….I am sure the potting shed was bee-ming with smiles as you dressed it up with your signature touch and beautiful treasures. Now, how perfect is that plate with the bee skeps…love it and how funny they had the name misspelled. I love them; however, the bee smoker is truly the best! Happy Blooms Day Mary…these are my favorite Mondays spending time with my flower friends. P.S. Must send the soap recipe to my sister…She is a Master Gardener and a lover of all things bees and great garden soap! I will be trying that recipe too!

  3. March 2, 2020 at 6:54 am

    So sweet, I share your bee passion with many matching·accoutrements, i have such spring fever I just read the beekeepers bible yesterday too! Beautiful, fresh and clean start to spring.

  4. Ruth Miller
    March 2, 2020 at 6:54 am

    I love bees too. You made such a beautiful presentation in every picture. The star is that Belleeck piece!! My gosh, what a find. You had to have it-that’s for sure!! What a marvelous collection you have. I have already looked at it three times and will visit again. Sooooo lovely!!

  5. March 2, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Lovin’ the green and white Mary, very fresh looking! Looks like spring will be a week or so early here in Philly this year, looking forward to planting my peas:@)

  6. March 2, 2020 at 7:11 am

    Mary, the Belleek shamrock honey pot caught my eye immediately and what a lucky find for you. It is good to be invited back into your potting shed, it is always perfectly dressed for whatever the season. You have assembled a bee-utiful collection of all things bees. How funny that the name was misspelled on the lovely plate. I am excited for spring’s arrival. We are starting the week with more rain and possible flooding. But, is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with my special flower friends♥️

  7. Rita C.
    March 2, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Winning combinations, all! There’s so much eye candy here before one even gets to the flowers, which are always artful arrangements! Love your Belleek honey pot and Luddington platter. Someday I shall make it to the Depot – bucket list. And it was nice revisiting your soap making post as well. Now that we have a HL very close, that could be a gardening activity for moi. I saved a bucket full of lavender buds. ♥

  8. Karen
    March 2, 2020 at 8:02 am

    My daughter and I made the soap using your directions and the same soap mold and they are wonderful. Thanks so much ❤️

  9. Sandi Allen
    March 2, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Your Bee dishes & silverware are absolutely beautiful
    I have been noticing the bee theme is becoming popular right now
    The honey pot & smoker are my favorite.

  10. linda kemp
    March 2, 2020 at 9:53 am

    I love green and white almost as much as blue and white. Everything looks so fresh
    Thanks for the glimpse into Spring

  11. mel
    March 2, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful green blooms!

  12. March 2, 2020 at 10:19 am

    What a wonderful finds were the Belleek honey pot and the platter with the cottage scene. My heart was abuzz ❤️ 🐝❤️, Mary! It was so nice to see all your green in my favorite potting shed. Bee-utiful as always!

  13. March 2, 2020 at 10:25 am

    The first thought I had when I saw this was “It looks so Irish!” It is Bee-utiful Mary! The green and white just sings spring, and your new bee honey pot is so adorable! Bees are certainly buzzing everywhere in such a delightful way…I’ve never heard of or seen a bee smoker before…the smoke keeps the bees away? Your flower arrangements are lovely and perfect for your Spring green scene!

  14. March 2, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Oh,MARY, to come and play in your potting shed….grins. I just love all your dishes and sweet things—and of course I love the dishes…dishes and more dishes! Grins! Sandi PS>..your flowers are gorgeous!

  15. Bonnie Morgan
    March 2, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Mary, So much to love in this post. Your pitcher of flowers on your little green stool is so fresh and eye-catching. All the pitchers of flowers caught my eye. I am loving your new English plate and all the bee skip plates on the green and white check placemats with green and white gardening gloves as silverware holders. I especially like your favorite pitcher.
    I enjoyed buzzing around today! So much to see and enjoy your creativity.

  16. March 2, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Green is my favorite color. I especially love green flowers. Those fancy green mums in your arrangement as well as the other one are just too much for me! I want them! And I have had my eye on that cute little green bench of yours for years. I love when you use it in anything! It’s adorable (and green!).

  17. Clara
    March 2, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Mary, Your potting shed is beautifully decked out in all the shades of green. The arrangements are so lovely. The honey pot was a great find! It’s so cute! Love the platter too. It’s such a beautiful scene. The spider mums are waiting to burst forth and they’re such a rich color! Happy Monday! Clara ♥️

  18. Alice Genzlinger
    March 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Bee still my heart❤️ Bee-autiful bees, flowers, and anything green.

  19. Cyndi Raines
    March 2, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Oh, Mary I could be green with envy at all your wonderful finds at that antique mall, but I am thrilled for you. No one deserves it more than you! Both the Belleeck honey pot and that platter are beautiful and just perfect for your collection and our enjoyment! Lol The whole scene is lovely and represents spring in all her glory. Love the soaps too. Did I tell you how much fun I had making them and they turned out perfect. I agree with you that this little soap making project was easy, fast, fun and turned out great, just the kind of craft projects I like to do. I almost don’t want to use them as they are so cute. We are currently at 54 and it’s great to see the snow melting. I told my little garden shed, I’d be visiting her soon.😉

  20. Deb
    March 2, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Beeutiful Mary! So fresh and welcoming for Spring I can hardly wait! I was at Home Goods the other day and saw many cute Bee items. Thought you might like to know.

  21. Deb
    March 2, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I forgot to ask you where you got the boy fairy with bird in hand? I’m in love with it and have searched the internet with no luck. I have pinned many photos of it from last years table setting and would like to find one. Any suggestions?

  22. March 2, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I am all abuzz too, seeing this beautiful display! I have the same Pfaltzgraff dishes (t 2) and LOVE the bee skep, honey pot! Your potting shed is always BEEutifully dressed!

  23. JoAnn
    March 2, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    We recently had a wonderful program on bees at our garden club. As I understood ,the smoker is used to quiet the bees in the hive when the keeper needs to open the hive.A small puff of smoke makes the bees think the hive is burning. They start eating to give them strength to survive the journey they think they will take to find a new home.

  24. March 2, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Mary, it will come to no surprise to you, that this post is making my heart buzz with happiness. I’m ready for spring green myself, and spent the day working with a refresh of outdoor containers today. The Belleek Shamrock Honey Pot was a terrific find. I have a nice collection of vintage and antique honey pots, but this is a new one to me. I’ve saved the photo and a few others to my Buzzzz Board. All of your posts are beautiful, Mary, but this one is one of my favorites!

  25. Jane
    March 2, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    “Sweet” post for the springtime days ahead!

  26. Ellen
    March 2, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    All I can think of is “this post is the BEE’S KNEES”! 🐝🐝🐝🐝

  27. Denise Carlson
    March 2, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Bee-utiful,love the way you styled all the sweet bee skep decor! As always your blog post is so very inspiring, loving the greens of March.

  28. March 3, 2020 at 5:17 am

    I am smitten with your honey pot! I have the same one on my kitchen counter. I collect honey pots and this is just one in my collection. I just got a few yellow ones out and added them to my yellow tablescape in our kitchen.

    Your bee-u-tiful green tablescape, in your shed, has me all ready for Spring! You have given me the impetus to decorate my shed for Spring as well!

    Happy Week to you!

  29. Kathy Fleming
    April 8, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    I just discovered you! I am very much like you! Looking forward to more inspiration on many fronts!!

  30. February 17, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    My goodness, Mary! You are already making me think of St. Pat’s with this post! I love those lovely soaps, and, of course, I adore all the bee touches as well! Just beautiful!

  31. February 17, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Oh! There’s so much I love here. Your flowers are gorgeous and anything bee always gets me. Those little soaps are adorable and you’re right – they would make a thoughtful gift. XO- MaryJo

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