Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bee Inspired

Join me out on the porch today for a bee inspired table.
I named my store and my blog Beeutiful by Design
for two reasons: one because I love the inspiration the symbol
of the bee stands for achieving the impossible~bees are not supposed to be able to fly because
their body exceeds the weight their wings can lift; and two because
I try to live my life beautifully, which to me means with intention by surrounding myself 
with things I find pleasing, 
celebrating the blessings of family and friends, 
and hopefully passing along some of my joy and inspiration
to others as well.  I love collecting bee themed items.

 When I started planning this table it was pretty bare and flat.
I started with the woven handled circle chargers, which are quite large.
 Then I added the white bee chargers from One Kings Lane
and a set of four white and gold mid-century glasses.
 Next comes my inspiration for the table, these green
bee plates from Anthropologie.  I was pleased
how well the gold and white of the plates are almost
an exact match to the glasses!
Classic patterns never go out of style do they?
 Next I added coral linen napkins (also from One Kings Lane-on sale 77% off)
with brass bee napkin rings ~ a gift from 
my husband last see on the Burlap & Bees table.
Then I filled in the table with these vintage light green glass goblets
I think they look like depression glass, but I am not certain,
then these little bee votives from One Kings Lane
which are sold out but I linked you to similar selection,
were set on each side of the flower centerpiece.
This arrangement is a nice mix of summer fun!
I frequently shop at One Kings Lane, 
because you pay once per month shipping
and they have awesome tabletop.
I am not compensated by any of these retailers
just sharing the love of bees with you guys!
Thanks for coming by to visit~
Make it a great week!
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  1. Love those chargers and the bee plates. Your table looks pretty, cheerful and fun!

  2. Your table looks beautiful. I love the green bee plates and the pretty flowers!

  3. What a wonderful decoration and table. Gorgeous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  4. Lovely! It really is beeutiful!

  5. I love the round handled chargers!!

  6. Such a pretty color combination! My name is Debra and I think it means busy as a bee or something to do with bees in Hebrew : )

  7. This is such a pretty table! I love your bee chargers and bee plates. Perfect! Thanks for sharing........Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  8. A very beeutiful table! Love all your cute little bees on your plates and chargers! Thanks for inspiring!
    Blessings My Friend,

  9. Bees always make me smile! Lovely table setting!

  10. Oh Gosh! I wish I would have gotten those plates! I love them on your table. :)
    Thanks for stopping and saying hi.

  11. I love those bee plates! And those green goblets are the perfect match!! I guess I need to look at One King's Lane...you have gorgeous finds! Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. I have some of those pretty plates too! Like you, I've loon been attracted to bee themed items. Do you have a Pinterest board with a bee theme. I have one and invite you to take a look.
    Your table is bee-tiful! Thanks for sharing.

  13. A pretty table setting, accented by complementary colours that are echoed in your lovely bouquet centerpiece! Thanks for sharing, and for the amazing tidbit on the bee's flying powers!!


  14. Beautiful tablescape...and just love those bee chargers from OKL and truly HEART those green bee plates from Anthro...just love the symbol/meaning of the bee!

  15. Hi there! I hopped over from Style Sisters--LOVE those bee plates! Blessings, Cecilia