We are lucky in Utah because we get to
have fireworks both on the 4th of July and
on the 24th of July. On the 24th of July we
celebrate the pioneers entering the Salt Lake
valley in 1847. It is called Pioneer Day.
Utah is known as the Beehive State,
so today's table honors our 24th of July
Celebration with a bee table.
A few months ago I received an email coupon for 30 percent
off anything on Horchow's website.
Of course, I had to go take a look and I found these
fun Bumble Bee plates.
They are a soft buttery golden color and the
raised detail is just wonderful.
Matching salad plates have the reverse design
with the honeycomb around the rim and the bee
in the center.
They also had Wallace's
Napoleon Bee flatware, and with everything
30 percent off, I decided to splurge since I am from the
Here is a closeup of the bee plates.
It was really fun to use these for the first time
for a family dinner. Adults and children alike
were really enchanted by the bees, both on the
plates and on the flatware.
I added a little craft store bee to a silver napkin ring
and tucked in a little ivy and a yellow rose from
The beehive table needs a little beehive
cake don't you think?
Yellow and clear bubble glasses
and ruffled placemats sit atop a
Since bees love flowers and so do I,
I cut some Peace roses and my very first
The gardenias are a potted plant that I hope to
take indoors for the winter.
The smell is just incredible!
The Bee hive cakes were made
Betty Crocker's Bonnie Butter Cake Recipe
which is always my go-to recipe for a buttery, rich
cake. I have my Betty Crocker Cookbook from 1976,
right after I graduated from high school!
I baked them in my mini bundt pans and
stacked two, then crumb coated them and piped
on a Honey Cream Cheese frosting.
Yum! (I will have to fight off the bees!)
Thanks for helping to celebrate the 24th of July
with me today.
Hope you enjoyed your visit to
Purple Chocolat Home.
Plates and flatware - Horchow
Glasses and topiaries - Tai Pan
Napkins - Pier 1
Napkin Rings - Wal Mart
Placemats - Home Goods
I will be posting this with
If you love pretty dishes and placesettings,
come visit Tablescapes Thursday. It is so much fun!