Let it Bee Spring!

A table setting with bees that are welcome.


I have been thinking about a table setting with a bee theme for over a year but I was waiting for Spring to pull it together. The blue and white flowered tablecloth was made by Spode and I bought it at HomeGoods. I have several tablecloths from there because I have a large table and their tablecloths are inexpensive. I tried a white tablecloth first but the table just needed something extra. The blue scalloped place mats are from Juliska. I love how heavy they are, I wish I had more colors, they are really good quality.


I found the bee salad plates at HomeGoods this spring. They have no label except made in china. I didn’t like the brightness of the white circle so I found bee table scatter (tiny wood bees) on Amazon and scattered them on the white circle, problem solved. The dark blue plate is by Ballard Designs, Southern Living. I think I bought them online at Ballard Designs a few years ago. The yellow dinner plate is made by Fiesta and I bought them at Macys about 6 years ago when I started tablescaping.


The yellow and white checked napkins came from Sur la Table, they sometimes have good sales on their table linens online. I found the blue napkins on Etsy. I was looking for napkins with a bee design and as soon as I saw the tiny bee design on these, I knew they would be perfect. I found the bee napkin rings after googling bee napkin ring, sometimes that really works when I need something special. They are from PC Fallon Co. and can be found several places online.


The green goblets are the same ones I used for my St. Patrick’s table, They are Noritake Sweet Swirl in light green. These were made between 1985 and 2005 and I found them on ebay. That green is a perfect match for the bits of green leaves on the yellow wicker items. The blue goblet was made by Noritake, it’s called Blue Perspective. These were made between 1970 and 1983 and I found them on ebay as well.

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I saw this bee flatware on another tablescaper’s blog a few years ago and finally decided I had to have them. They are one of the reasons I designed this tablescape. They are made by Wallace, pattern Napoleon Bee, and they are 18/10, really good quality. I love those bees on the ends.


All the yellow wicker items including the salad plates, came from HomeGoods this spring. They don’ t have a label except made in china. I love the bee hive cream and sugar, and salt and pepper. I was looking for something for a centerpiece and found the cake plate first and then the small cookie jar, done! Found the small bee hive candles on Amazon, they are made from 100% hand poured bees wax. You can just see the tiny glass bee on the left in this photo. I have had it for years, don’t remember where I got it but I knew it belonged on this table!

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I am not a fan of bees although I know we need them but I had fun pulling this table together!

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