Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bees Are All Over But Not a Bunny In Sight!

My bunnies are still in the attic. Our maintenance guy who helps me take them down has been sick, so the bunnies just can't hop on the table yet.

But we have bees all over the garden so I decided to create a tablescape with them. No, not the real one! Anyway, I am joining these following parties:

Susan or Tablescape Thursday at

Debbie's Refresh Restyle's Springtacular Tablescape Party at

and Shirley's Egg-xellentTablescape Spring Party at

For my centerpiece, I used mini mini herb garden consisting of 2 small pots of lemon thyme and cilantro.

I added 2 little white birds on the pot.

Aaah....there is the beehive, where the bees have been hiding!

The Bee salad plates are from Williams Sonoma on clearance after summer last year.
BTW, Cherry Kay, here I used a green natural fiber runner that I sell in my booth. I had them imported directly from the Philippines. Do you see it? I really like the texture.

Napoleon Bee flatware from Horchow or Neiman Marcus from a few years ago.

The placemats are from Pier One. I just bought them last Saturday.
I won the green sparkly glass chargers on Ebay about 3 years ago.

It looks like the birds are singing

A special thanks to our hostesses and thank you all for stopping by.

Now, please join me for some coffee!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Christine,
This is one charming table! I love the bee plates, the bee glasses and the bee napkin rings! And your centerpiece is perfect!

Susan said...

Christine, your tablescape is beautiful as usual! I love everything about your beautiful home and all your creativity just shines through.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty and definitely says Spring.
I worked outside yesterday and had bees and wasps all around.

Alycia Nichols said...

I think I'm going to have to rank this as one of my all-time favorites of yours, Christine. I love the softness of the color, the natural elements brought in via the runner, the placemats, and the centerpiece, and I love the bee theme. It all works so perfectly. I hope your maintenance guy gets well soon so you can play with the bunnies! Have a great weekend!

Marlis said...

This is certainly a wonderful table.. I love your topper with those chargers.. Using herbs on the table is a wonderful idea. And your sweet bee hive is so darling. Ilove love this table.. xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

This is completely charming. The fiber runner is perfect, and I love the idea of using herbs in the centerpiece. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Diann said...

Very pretty Christine! And you are using one of my all time favorite herbs, Lemon Thyme!

Unknown said...

Lovely table! Love your place mats, great textures. I love the herbs too. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.Come and follow me back Joann

reFresh reStyle said...

Oh I would love to have every element on your table! It is gorgeous! If you ever want to send me any of it, I'll give you my address! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Spring'tacular party!

Ricki Treleaven said...

GORGEOUS tablescape, Christine! I love the bee plates. :D But the way you put things together is genius.


Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful table! I love the plates!

Chubby Chieque said...

Ate Xine!
Tulo na naman laway ko?

I can't get enought with your never ending gorgeous to die for, treasures? So much in love with the yellow dishes and the flatwares.

Likewise, bunnies and some Easter blings are still in the attic. I am still waiting until MOTH (man of the house) can get the b...t outathere!

Happy TS and a blessed week ahead.


Chubby Chieque said...

Ate Xine,
Sorry... I mess my foodie blog & CC today...

I don't know what happen that CC is out of sight.

Sonia said...

Love all your bee accessories..the teapot is adorable and the plates too! Once again we collect the same things...I've got some bee things that are similar! This is such a garden pretty table! Great table!
Miss Bloomers

Unknown said...

Beeeeautiful...what a great idea! Love it

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now let me tell you about the birds and the bees....and the flowers and the trees.....and the moon up above.....and a thing called love! That what I started humming when I saw your prett table....Birds and Bees....bring grandkids!

xinex said...

Thanks, Sonia! How nice that we have the same tastes!...Christine

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Just, so, so wonderfully spring...I love all the bee elements (I've always meant to get those bee place settings!) and I love the runner/fabric! I LOVE my Pier 1 placemats/chargers or whatever they are--so versatile!!!


bj said...

Just absolutely perfect,Christiney....sooo pretty.
Hope all the grands are doing great...


Oh Christine, you're such a talented tablescaper! This tablescape screams spring, even without the bunnies, but the bees are better and so adorable. The bee dishes are gorgeous, so unique like all your special treausres. I'm loving the runner and place mats, the whole thing is great! Have a terrific weekend my friend.


Thanks Christine! I also love your teacups at the end. I have a new post for Shirley's party at Egg-xellent Party, hope you come by. Enjoy your weekend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wonderful tablescape, Christine. I'm crazy about that flatware. It's SO cute as is the whole 'scape.

Thank you for checking in with me. Life has been a roller coaster, and I have been computerless. I'm home right now and have borrowed Mr. Magpie's work computer to answer some posts left on my blog, yours being one of them.

Adelaide's husband had triple bypass (unexpected) so that is another thing along with another friend's husband who is in the final stages of pancreatic cancer. It's a matter of days according to Hospice. He has fought SO hard to live. Bless his heart!

I don't know when I will be back, but I haven't had a chance to look for another computer. There's just been an avalanche of stuff going on. And a few minutes ago, I heard something that was either gunshots or firecrackers. Not sure which. Just called the police and am waiting on them to get here.

Sending you much love across the miles and all my thanks for being so sweet and concerned.

Love you...



The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, not sure what is going on with blogger, but I just left a long email message.

I am computerless and am on Mr. M's laptop from work which he brought home for me to use. I've been out of town because Adelaide's husband had a triple bypass and another friend's husband is dying of pancreatic cancer. He's in the final stages. Both of them are down in Central Florida so I have to go down and stay. Haven't had a chance to hunt for a new computer or to blog. Hopefully I can do that before the end of spring. I miss everyone so much.

Hope you are well. I love your tablescape. Great job as always.

Thanks so much for your concern and love. It means the world!



Lady Linda said...

The bee plates are to die for! I'd love to find some. I'll write more next week about a related gift I'm giving to a dear friend.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful and different spring table, Christine. I love the layering of those place mats over the runner. I agree about the texture it adds. I also just love all your bee themed treasures! This is one of my favorite tables this week.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Such a beautifully orchestrated table of a bee theme...You are definitely the "Queen Bee" of tablescaping...I love the mini herb garden as you centerpiece...everything is so bee-utiful down to the napoleon bee flatware!!..

Thank you for joining the Egg-xellent Spring Party. We so appreciate you linking up!!
Have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Your home always looks so amazing!!!! I dont know how you do it!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your Bee Tablescape! How lovely. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chandy said...

Wow, I love that table! So tranquil! The lighting was perfect! I'll be doing a different St. Pat's table for tomorrow's dinner, tonight so hope you can visit then. Hugs!

Micupoftea said...

Oh my...LOVE the bee theme....really like the flatware & skeps. What a treat for your guests~

PAT said...

I love it all Christine! Now I want to go hunting for bee dinnerware and flatware. Gorgeous table!

Robin said...

I have company this week so I am just getting around to visiting for this week. I'm so glad I made it a point to view your tablescape. I love all the bee details especially the napkin rings which I don't think I've seen before. I love when you use live plants for your centerpiece (adds a little "life" to the table!).

Robin Flies South

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