Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Buzzing Bees Tablescape

The bees are buzzing around here with Spring's advent
and they decided to come out and join our table today.

The tulips are beautiful but Monday we almost reached 90 degrees
and the ones in the shade survived but the tulips at the front
of the house just melted in the heat.

Fortunately these beautiful double tulips were spared.
I just had to take this table outside to enjoy the pretty weather.

A touch of bright yellow pansies is the perfect touch
for this yellow and white table.

I just love these beautiful bee plates with their 
honeycomb edges.

They layer beautifully with my white plates and a yellow
ruffled placemat.

The Napoleon Bee flatware was the only choice for my 
Buzzing Bees table.

The inspiration for the table is this wonderful new beehive shaped
pewter bowl that I found on my Spring Break trip to Cabo.
I have never seen one like this before and I thought I needed
it for a salad bowl to go with my bee plates.

We look out at two mountain peaks - from this direction it is
Mount Timpanogos.

From this direction we look at Squaw Peak.

Here is a close up of the bees that are on the outside of the inverted

If you haven't used any pesticides on your pansies they
are edible and so beautiful in a Spring salad.  I tossed
spring greens with chicken and raspberries and then threw
in some edible flowers for this salad.

A bowl of bright yellow lemons is perfect for
the center of the table.  Yellow is such a happy color.

I paired yellow and clear bubble glasses to finish off the table.

Hope you have a sunny happy day and go out and enjoy
the flowers.

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Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Each element works beautifully in this design. The bowl is spectacular. I kept wondering if it could be inverted somehow and used as a centerpiece on its own...guess it would depend on the finish on the bottom of the bowl. I'd have been outside, too...soaking up those grand vistas. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  2. Like your table setting so sunny !! from

  3. Simply gorgeous and very inviting!
    your tables are always the best!

  4. There is no way you would have wanted to keep this happy tablescape indoors! It was begging to be in the all outdoors where it fit right in with Mother Nature! This is really pretty, Jacqueline. I love yellow, and you did a really great job with this table! While I don't want to share space with real bees when I'm outside (let them stay on their side of the yard, and I'll stay on mine!), they look terrific on your table. The design of the plates is really cool!!!!!! Beautifully done! It hit 87 here yesterday and is expected to top 90 today, then back into highs in the 50s starting on Friday. Such weird weather!!! Have a great day!

  5. Gorgeous table Jackie, BUT your view has me mesmerized!!! I love all your little bee elements and your new bowl is PERFECT! The yellow is "SHOWING OFF" Your 90degree weather. It's amazing how FAST the temps can change. We had those temps a few weeks back and NOW we are using our fireplace each evening to warm up a little!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful scape!
    LOVED every DETAIL!!!
    Big Hugs,

  6. Yellow is such a fun, festive color! Love the bee plates and the flatware is too cute! Great views Jacqueline-enjoy:@)

  7. This is just gorgeous. I love how you "needed" the bowl...we just got home from a trip and I "needed" a few things too. Funny how that happens. Yellow isn't often my color of choice, but for some reason this year I just love it. Maybe it was the early spring...not sure. The flowers look perfect and I really want some of those bubble it!

  8. I love your sunny & cheerful yellow tablescape. That pewter beehive bowl is gorgeous and so is the mountain view!

  9. Beee-utiful new bowl Jackie. You decorate with such class too. I really enjoy your terrific tablescapes.

  10. Everything is bee-utiful!! I love those dishes and your pretty bowl of lemons!

    Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  11. Oh I love your bee plates~ your table is so cheery! I'm glad you had some tulips survive your heat wave! Our pansies are on their last leg with our warmer temps, I always hate pulling them up! Your salad in your bee hive bowl looks delicious with a bright pansy to garnish it!

    What a gorgeous VIEW!

  12. Gorgeous table! All the bees are beautiful. Your view is fabulous.

  13. I love bees and have a few pieces of your pottery as well, love the fresh springy feel, anne

  14. This is such a wonderful table! Your tulips are gorgeous and all the fun and pretty "bee" items are so sweet. Love the bee dishes! A fun and happy table! Visiting from LD!

  15. I'm loving what you've done this time around. Of course, how can yellow not be the source of a very cheery table and with it being in Cabo, all the better!
    Speaking of tulips, about the only way I do well with them in our warm climate is to buy them!

  16. Gorgeous, the table and the view! It is BEE utiful. Those dishes are so pretty, and I covet your yellow glasses! Salad looks delicious, too.
    The new bowl is amazing! Good thing we can't travel, I think I would be in trouble with everything I would like to bring home!
    Thanks so much for linking this beauty to Let's Dish!

  17. I love love love this table! It's the bees' knees! I really envy your scenery -- just spectacular.

  18. Hi Jacqueline, I spotted that bowl in the very first table picture even though I was being distracted by your gorgeous tulips. I posted mine today too and they are just pathetic in size compared with yours!!! Back to the bees. I love all things "bee" and your dishes are wonderful, as are the glasses. But the bowl!!!! It's fabulous and SO is the view! I would be willing to deal with the heat to sit at your bee-utiful table. I'm wearing a fleece right now. It's really cold here today. I'm sure the heat will come. Thanks for sharing this pretty table. Linda

  19. What a sunny table setting for enjoying your view! Love all your dishes.. I'm a bee fan, too.

  20. What a gun table. I love your new bowl and that view is spectacular!

  21. Such beautiful elements in your table and I love how you have arranged them so perfectly! The bowl is stunning and the bee's motif in the plates is lovely! I love the sorroundings too. Thanks for your wonderful visit my friend.

  22. What a beautiful table! I just love your new bowl. Your tulips are so beautiful. It is so hard to cut them but when you know they are going to go, it's time. What a lovely setting!

  23. I just adore your bee plates! The new bowl is the perfect accompaniment! The sald looks yummy too. I wish I had some time to do a table, we had a STAGER come today and we have ALOT of work to a month....pray for me:):):) XO, Pinky, AKA Exhausted in Landenberg:):)

  24. Love your beautiful yellow and white table. Gosh it's just fabulous. I loved those plates and flatware when first I saw them, now I'm just sad I didn't get them! We set record highs yesterday with 104 and close to it today.. it's horrid.. sorry for your tulips.. xo marlis

  25. The bright yellow is gorgeous! What a beautiful view you have!

    I want those yellow bubble glasses!!


  26. What a beautiful tablescape! The china, the bowls, the centerpiece...just outstanding!

  27. Great looking tablescape.....and the view to go with it!

  28. What a beautiful alfresco dining experience this would be with the lovely tablescape and views all around. It is great how you see one object and it starts a whole experience. I love to do that too. Great ideas.

  29. Jacqueline, your buzzing bees are delightful. What a view as we dine at that splendid table. love those dishes and the flatware. Someday I hope to have some of both at HFTS. LOL
    Beautiful flowers ~ Sarah

  30. Beautiful table, Jacqueline. I have those same bee dishes and the Napoleon Bee flatware and love to set a table with it. The view from your patio is amazing!

  31. Wow I love this. The yellow is gorgeous, and that silverware is wonderful. I love the whole table it is so happy and summery. YOu do wonderful table settings. And your scenery is very pretty too. Have a blessed week.

  32. How beautiful! Just the kind of bees
    I like, they don't cause any pain!

  33. I have wanted those plates "forever"! LOVE this whole tablescape! I collect bees/beehives and honeypots:) I posted some cookies that might look match your table:) Have a wonderful weekend, Jacqueline!

  34. Beautiful views from your patio! Your table certainly is bee-utiful!

  35. Gorgeous table! I love the colors and your view is absolutely beautiful!

    I love your blog. You're so creative!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  36. You have the most fabulous views, Jacqueline. I love your pretty bee inspired is so bright and cheerful.

    I had to smile when you commented that your husband has become own "Captain Kirk"! :)


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