Thursday, November 8, 2018

MeeMaw Animal Party

Thanks for stopping by!
Today we're celebrating a grandson's
birthday with an animal party.
I have linked the sources for the 
table elements in the store name(s).
 Sometimes it's hard to plan for a boy vs girl birthday
especially elementary school age
so I went with an animal theme.
 I knew a floral centerpiece would not do so
I shopped the house and borrowed my 
topiaries from the front hall as the centerpiece
pretending they were giant evergreens in a 
jungle for animals!
I had bought these on QVC.
 Playing off the animal theme I used these
silver salt and pepper shakers.
Mine are from Godinger years ago
but you can find them still on Ebay.
 Each place setting features a burlap charger,
black plate, animal party napkins
and a festive napkin ring from Hobby Lobby.
 To play up the animal theme I purchased
plastic zoo animals from Amazon and sprinkled them
around the table.
 To add to the festive table I used
multi colored plastic tumblers
as glasses.  These were used all summer
and purchased at Target.
This was a super fun table to setup
as boy will be boys we ended up 
playing leopard battles zebra etc
after dinner!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Halloween Porch at the Little Bee House

Welcome to Halloween on 
the porch of our Little Bee House!

 I layered the lanterns I already
have and enjoy so much as the 
nights are earlier now in fall
with a set of three pumpkins from Target.
 In our sitting area I replaced the
fall pillows with linen pillow covers
I found on Amazon that match the
polka dot theme of the other pumpkins
 On the black wicker table I filled
a gray urn from QVC with polk dot,
striped and check pumpkins from Pier One.
In addition to two mini Halloween
light up bottle brush trees also from Pier One.
 The witch has flown straight into the wall
of the porch by the door on this 
black and orange wreath from Pier One
with more pumpkin polka dot and stripes!
 Finally these happy pumpkin topiaries
in my urns flank the entry way
to create a mood of Joy
for all the trick and treaters!
They are from Frontgate.
Such a happy little porch~we have really enjoyed it!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ghoulish Girls Night In

Welcome to a Ghoulish Girls Night In Dinner!
This would also be a great idea for
your turn to host Bunco, Bridge or Bible Study.
 I went rather non traditional in color scheme
for this tablescape using pinks, silver, black and white.
I also mixed new and vintage together 
as I often like to do to 
create a ghoulish table.
 At each place setting I used the Totally Tikka 
salad plates from my Grandmothers set of china
and a sherbet/champagne goblet 
from a vintage set I picked up at an antique store
a few years ago.
 For linens I went with my Grandma's pink damask
napkins.  I just love these napkins, well worn
with love and buttery softness!
 Here's a better picture of the glassware set
with silver edging which matches the
silver and white stripe paper table runner.
 I had to have some bees on the table
I purchased from Horchow several years ago.
 Each place setting has a white and silver
ceramic pumpkin from Target.
I tried to find a link for them but 
they don't seem to be available anymore.
 Initially I had the skull paper placemats
up under the dinner plates, but
you really could not get the full
ghoulish affect so I pulled
them out and placed them on an
angle at all four corners of the table.

 One additional paper skeleton for more festivity
next to the flowers.
 And speaking of the flowers 
I loved the combination of the sweet pink
roses, which matched the pink roses of the
salad plates along with the
darker trumpet flowers
which are almost blood red.
I hope you have enjoyed this 
Ghoulish table!  I certainly have 
enjoyed you stopping by to visit.
Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meemaw's Foxy Date Night

Thanks for stopping by!
We've been having a date night 
on Wednesdays since school started
with out three grandsons and it's
been tons of fun.
This week I setup a table with
a fox theme for fall.
 These two foxes were scheduled to appear
on our front porch, but before they scamper
out there I decided they could be the centerpiece for the table.
I saw these on QVC in early August and
knew they'd be such a cute addition to the 
early fall porch decor!
They are still available online here:

 To continue the woodsy fall theme
I added an apple and pine cone
garland down the center of the table.
I always keep the place settings simple
for family nights.
 I mixed my Fiesta turquoise dinner plates with
a burlap plate charger, orange salad plate (paper)
and fall leaf dinner napkins (paper).
Finally I added my bee glasses, which are smaller
and easier for the boys to handle &
the wood handled flatware, which I thought
matched nicely to the theme.

See more of my visit to the Fiesta Outlet
store in West Virginia here
My husband and I both work fulltime so our "strategy"
for an easy dinner on a work night is to cook the night before 
heat up the night the boys visit.
With a 10, 9 and 1 year old this works out great~
everyone can eat and there a just a few dishes
so we can all enjoy the rest of the night together!

Later this week I will post our foxy friends on the front porch
along with my other early fall decor!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Vintage school clip art

Thanks for stopping by!
 Today I'm sharing a few of the
vintage clipart images I found on the internet
for a back to school
theme table I'm working
on this week!
Sometimes I like the black and white
imagery for simplicity
and easy on the budget toner printing.

But then I also like to be able to use color
to tie in my theme and dishes.
This school boy with his dog is
an adorable image, which reminds me of my grandsons.
 You can never go wrong incorporating
apples, pencils or chalkboard into
your back to school theme!
I love the botanical feel of the apple image above.
Finally I selected a plain chalkboard image,
I think this would be cute printed out as place cards
and then writing each child's name with a
word of encouragement.
Stay tuned to my Facebook, Instagram and
this blog for more ideas all week for
Back to School parties,
tables, recipe and craft ideas!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mee Maw's Ice Cream Social

Thanks for stopping by!
Today I'm sharing the setup I prepared
for my annual Camp Mee Maw,
which is one week in the summer
that my husband and I take off work
to spend with our grandsons.
This year I thought we'd host an ice cream social.
The boys went to the grocery with"'Pops"
my husband and picked out
ice cream, whip cream, toppings etc.
for their ice cream treats.
 I used paper cups and napkins
to keep clean up easy so
 we could move onto more fun things!
I just love these spoons that say "pour more"
for the fudge cup
and "top it off" for the toppings tray.
 To keep the table somewhat
sticky free I used
these ice cream paper placemats.
I hope it made it a special memory.

What kinds of special treats are you
indulging in this summer?

Make it a beeutiful day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ice Cream Floral Fun

Thanks for stopping by today!
This is our ice cream social week.
On Facebook & Instagram
we are sharing some ice cream idea
displays at the store,
plus recipes and party ideas
all this week.
 Today we're offering some
Pinterest inspired floral arrangements
for your ice cream social,
baby or bridal ice cream theme
or just a summer get together.
 I love that most of these use
compotes, cones (paper or real)
or old fashioned sherbet glasses
that you may already have or
could get a the dollar store.
 These would be easy to do with
grocery store bought
bouquets or flowers from the yard.
 Loving the addition of the straw!
 I also love the idea of
using paper that matches
your theme to make
cones for the "ice cream" flowers.
Hanging from the back of guest's chairs would be so cute!
 These last two pictures use real fruit
in combination with flowers,
strawberries above and cherries below
are a inexpensive way to incorporate a food element
into the arrangement.
I hope you enjoyed these floral ideas as much as I did!
Thanks again for stopping by~
make it a Beeutiful Day!