Celebrating bee love for Valentine’s Day with a *Bee* Mine tablescape for Valentine’s Day. You’ll also find flower longevity tips and additional table inspiration.
I’m joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms.
Flower therapy is just what the doctor ordered on this cold, rainy winter day!
You can find my blogging friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.
Our common theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was
a Valentine’s Day-themed arrangement.
Join me at the table by the twinkling lights of our Winter Nesting Tree,
the perfect antidote for cold and gray winter days!
I picked some red and white tulips and roses from the grocery store to fill
a favorite pitcher for an easy centerpiece for a Valentine’s Day table.
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I love all things *bee* so I thought a *Bee* Mine themed table
would be appropriate for Valentine’s Day!
I had some fun playing with sealing wax and stamps last week . . .
I added a bee stamped wax seal using a glue dot to embellish the pitcher for the table.
The seal is temporary and can easily *bee* removed with any damage to the pitcher. 🐝
Honeycomb bee salad plates are served up on black and white
buffalo check dinner plates and white scalloped chargers.
A black and white plaid tablecloth provides hearts for Valentine’s Day with more
black and white checks from round placemats, framing the place settings.
Red beaded placemats add some festive sparkle to the table. Goblets and
mercury glass votives provide more red and a soft, shimmery glow.
Embroidered bee napkins are layered with white lace trimmed and red napkins. . .
Bees are buzzing on Napoleon Bee Flatware and gold bee magnets were given
silver highlights, HERE, to embellish silver napkin rings.
Help yourself to a *Bee* Mine sweet treat for Valentine’s Day! 🐝
I used a wax seal bee stamp to make chocolate ‘coins’ to add to sweet petit fours!
Find the delicious and easy steps to emboss chocolate with stamps, HERE.
Here’s is a photo of my arrangement and then another below it for comparison,
taken two days later.
Here’s a fun fact about tulips that you may or may not know:
Cut tulips continue to grow in the vase and will gain an inch or more in height after being cut!
Tulips are both geotropic (bend with gravity) and phototropic (reach toward light).
You can see in my photo below taken two days later, how the tulips have grown in the vase
with the white tulips on the right side of pitcher are leaning towards the light from the window.
Vase life for cut tulips is 3-10 days, depending on variety, care and maturity.
To help prolong the vase life of your tulips, cut stems at a 45-degree angle for maximum water uptake
(so they won’t sit flat in the vase) and use cold water in your vase, which bulb flowers prefer.
Carefully remove any extra leaves from the base of the stems that would be submerged below the water line.
Opinions vary about adding cut flower food to vase water for tulips,
as some think it causes the blooms to open or “blow” too quickly.
I personally think that heat and warm vase water are more likely contributing factors for tulips opening too quickly as opposed to flower food.
Trimming your tulips stems will help to keep the blooms fresh as well as changing your vase water every couple of days.
Ciroa Buffalo Check Dinner Plates / HomeGoods, several years ago
Honeycomb Bee Salad Plates / Williams-Sonoma, used HERE
Heart Tablecloth, Heart Bowls, White Chargers / HomeGoods
Black and White Check Round Placemats & Bee Napkins / Crown Linen Designs
Merletto White Scalloped Pitcher / Arte Italica
Red Beaded Placemats / Kohl’s, several years ago
Red Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Silver Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their Valentine’s Day floral inspiration:
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Buzz over for another Bee Mine Table in the Potting Shed, HERE.
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Between Naps on the Porch
Happy Monday Morning Blooms Day Mary!….I gasped when I saw your first image!…and more gasping as I scrolled and read!…What a 🐝utiful theme and table….and so in love with the sealing wax and I have been eyeing that WS Bee plate for some time. …. the layering of the table is amazing against your Winter Birds tree….the layers to include the napkins are perfection…along with that 🐝utifully appointed plate stack… then the arrangement in that most beautiful Arte Italica pitcher. You always amaze me with your creativity. Now you have truly impressed me with your sealing wax and what a surprise to see the chocolate sealing wax so much that it will be my next Amazon purchase!!!…I wish you a most wonderful day and hopefully it will have some sunshine in it….Always an over the top pleasure joining you and our Bloom friends for our special Mondays!
Mary, your table is absolutely bee-utiful! Bee-Mine is a cute theme for a Valentine’s Day setting. I love the plate stack and the WS bee plates are a favorite. The details and layering are just fabulous. The CLD checked placemats and embroidered black napkin are stunning mixed with the heart tablecloth. The tulips and roses are perfect in the Arte Italica pitcher.
it is always a pleasure to share blooms with you. Happy Monday ♥️
🐝 still, my ❤! Bravo, Mary. What a beautifully classy mix of your favorite (and mine!) collections of bees, hearts, and beautiful linens. I also love yourArte Italica pitcher. Those wax and chocolate seals are great accents. I love tulips, and have been enjoying forcing some bulbs for the past two weeks +. I hope I can preserve them to plant in fall. Happy MMB!
Wow, Mary. Your arrangement in so lovely in the exquisite Arte-Italica pitcher. It looks so pretty with the bokeh from your winter tree in the background. Thanks for all the tulip tips.
You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Those chocolate seals decorating the pretty petit fours was ingenious.
I love the WS bee plate and your colorful and textural plate stack completes your perfect look. What a great idea to put the bee magnets on top of the napkin ring. Your black and white and red theme is bee-utiful!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you next week.
Fabulous Mary!!! Love the black and white checks mixed with the patterned bee plates, it makes the red pop! The embroidered napkins and gorgeous!! Love the wax and chocolate seals, you have me searching for the the tools!! Thank you so much for your beautiful inspiration and sharing all your wonderful creative ideas!!❤️❤️❤️
You are having too much fun with those seal stamps Mary! Your table is Bee-utiful and I love the arrangement of roses and tulips. Tulips fascinate me, they always put on a wonderful show! Bee-Mine is such a cute theme for Valentine’s Day and your table decked out with so many bee things is a feast for the eyes! The white Arte Italic pitcher is beautiful and looks so cute with the red seal on it. Thanks for all the great tulip tips too~
Mary, Your Valentine’s Day table is beautiful! The black and white mixed with the red makes a gorgeous table. The tulips and roses are so pretty. It’s amazing how the tulips keep stretching out and seek the sunshine. The chocolate and wax seals add an extra layer of interest to enjoy. Your bee items, especially the plates, are lovely and are favorites! Happy Monday! Clara❤️
Beautifully crafted! Love the chocolate stamped idea. The flowers are so pretty and bee theme adds a lot of whimsy!
Just love all things bee and your photos are stellar! That bee stamp is calling me but I think I have another year of labor before I will have any time to play, so I will live through your fun! Love your tulip trivia, growing after cutting is amazing. Wonderful vignette, as always!
Always find something to inspire me in your posts :)
So 🐝 beautiful Mary. I love anything bee themed. I have those WS plates and checked placemats. Your tulips look divine in your Arte Italica pitcher. Love the pretty monogrammed napkins and bee napkin ring. Your stamped creations fit right in beautiful and add a personal touch. A beautiful way to start this week.
Wow Mary, I L♥️VE your BEE 🐝UTIFUL Tablescape! You are so gifted and always have such wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing these with us.
Everything is beelightful! Such a fun and festive table, I have that same bee flatware and it’s still my very favorite. Your table settings always inspire, you are the queen of details.I love the use of seals on chocolate, it makes a little treat so special, doesn’t it? It’s always a joy to share our Monday Morning Blooms. Hoping you have a bee-autiful week! 🐝🐝❤️🐝🐝Lidy
I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT!
Thank you for sharing you great ideas! I purchased the heart stamp for my grandaughter Olivia and the bee for myself. We are going to try to make petite fours. I am looking everywhere for the heart tablecloth you used (I have a set of matching napkins) but have not been able to find one. Can you help?
Hi Pat, The tablecloth is by Storehouse, I found it about a month ago at HomeGoods. I did a quick search and saw a tablecloth and napkin set on eBay, HERE.
Hey there Mary and followers, a great tip I learned years ago to keep tulips fresh and closed vs. wide open is to put a penny or two in the bottom of the vase of water. It works every time! I think it has to do with the copper content although today’s coins are only copper plated zinc…it still works!
Bee still my heart Mary! A honey of a table and those chocolates you decorated have got me a buzz too.
I love everything about this Mary! The bee dishes, black and white, napkins, flatware and flowers! And stamping the chocolate with the bee stamps is over the top! I love how you follow through on a theme with your tables! 🐝❤️
Bee-utiful!!!! This makes me bee-loving heart happy! 🐝🐝🐝❤️
I’m crazy about your bee themed black, white and red table, Mary. The arrangement is so pretty and thank you for the information. I didn’t know that tulips continue to grow. I really love the heart tablecloth! Somehow I missed your sealing wax post. I’m off to check it out. ❤️
This is awesome. I would love it if you would share this on The Fabulous Friday Link Party this Friday.
Hugs to you.
I love your creativity! You ladies all share such beautiful floral arrangements and tables and I love that they are so different and uniquely individualized. Your Bee Mine table is so clever and I love all the bee details, especially the use of your stamps. Thanks for sharing!
“Bee still my heart!” ♥️🐝 What a show-stopper! Love every bit of it, such attention to detail, what a bee-autiful marriage of Valentines, hearts and our love for bees! 😁 The tulip arrangement is awesome, makes me eager for spring. ( I never see tulips at our local Krogers.) And yes, you hooked me in and I ordered the stamp kit, small glue gun and copper melting wax, hehe. I’m so excited, Happy Valentine’s to me, hehe. Not sure when I’ll experiment with stamping chocolate, but know I will enjoy using the stamps on my outgoing special cards! Thanks Mary. ♥️
Thank you for your reply! I’m looking forward to setting a romantic table for Valentine’s Day
Wow, simply Bee -u-tee-ful and stunning, you never cease to amaze with your table scape ideas!!! Thank you!!
Bee Still My Heart!
the best is that “bee” on the plates… and those tulips. Man, it is only January and I am ready for spring!