Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4th at Beeutiful

Here's a few items available over at the booth this week to help you get ready for this holiday weekend. I especially like this little white tree with the Uncle Sam base. The mini-ornaments are adorable!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Patriotic Porch

Nothing beats a patriotic porch (or gazebo) to say summertime. The photos above were some of my favorites found online at Martha Stewart and Country Living Magazine.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Patriotic Pride

As we begin Fourth of July week, I thought I would post a few of my favorite Victorian clipart above that really show off the red, white and blue. All images are from karenswhimsy.com. Hope you are staying cool and planning to do something to celebrate our holiday this week!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Peaches and Green II

As promised, here are the pictures from the peaches and green table I setup this week at the booth. As you can see there’s a little bit of everything from votives to a watermelon ceramic pitcher I think is adorable. The green gems in the bird bath look aqua green on camera, but they are really Kelly green.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Peaches and Green

Peach and Green seem to be a natural June combination. They make their appearance in quite a few fruits available this time of year, peaches of course, but also nectarines and there's even an heirloom tomato available in a peach color. Some of my favorite flowers making an appearance in June are peach colored. Roses, day lilies and hibiscus are always show stoppers. Above are some images I think are "peachy": green bed cococozy.com; braemore garden gazebo toile; flower arrangement google images. Please come back later this week when I post some photos from my booth of a great new peach and green display I added Saturday.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Entry Way

Today I'm posting about the importance of your entry way. Whether you have a formal entry hallway or just a small space as you enter the front door, I think it's important to create a small vignette of your personality to greet guest for sure, but also the most important people in your life, you and your family. The photo above is what I have in my hallway right now. Take some time to setup a small display, whether it is a piece of seasonal decor or a vase of grocery store flowers you will be glad each time you come home!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Beeutiful Background

So on day two of posting I thought I'd give a little background on the name of my blog and business. Beeutiful by Design is not a typo, which it may seem at first, but rather the incorporation of my logo, the queen bee, into by company name. You may know the myth that it is mathmateically impossible for the bee to fly. Whether this is true or not, I like the story that they do fly even though all the odds are against them. Being a mathmatics major in college and one that likes it when the odds are against her, I selected the bee as my logo.
My business began in 2007 from my vision to sell entertaining items such as plates, napkins, place cards, napkin rings, hostess gifts and serving pieces in themes so that the hard work of running around designing your party table was already taken care of for you. I think it is important to celebrate the blessings of family and friends, however I think too often we put that aside because we are too busy.
In addition to the entertaining items, I also sell unique gift wrap, gift cards and stationery items. I strive to have the items in stock that will enable you to fulfill your social obligations, whether it is that late thank you note or the invitations you need for the baby shower you are hosting.
Future posts will show many of the items for sale, along with suggestions on their use. In addition, I hope to post on other items of interest such as garden and home tours, shops I visit on my travels and local events.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Beeutiful Blog Beginning

Welcome to my blog! I have been a blog reader for awhile now and have really enjoyed reading others post about their interests, friends and family, hobbies and work. I want my blog to be an opportunity for friends, which if you are reading this you must be a friend, to learn more about what I have going on at Beeutiful by Design. This post is short and sweet because it has literally taken me all day to figure out the bloggy world, but I promise there will be lots more to come including a brief history of Beeutiful by Design.
Thanks for coming by to visit!