Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Honey Bee Table

My sister is truly amazing. Naturally, she is a wonderful wife and Mother. She's a terrific cook and hostess. She sews beautifully. She quilts. She gardens. She has won awards for her volunteering. She participates in marathon races. She has even been mayor of her town. And, of course, she designs and sets all of our tables. But this week, she has outdone herself. Pat and some of her exercise buddies are taking a few days vacation together to climb Mount Lassen (an extinct volcanic mountain that is over 10,000 feet high.) Yes, I said - climb a mountain. And did I mention that she will be 70 on her next birthday???? She never ceases to amaze me.....
Mount Lassen
Well, for those of us who prefer to stay "grounded," this week's table features one of Pat's "bargains." We walked into Pier 1 recently and found the dinner plates on the sale rack at an amazing price. And Pat can never resist a sale......

This is the plate that was the inspiration for the table

I have always loved these glasses - "Jet-Black" by Reizart from Replacements

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Woven Placemats - from Tuesday Morning and Pier 1 early this year
Flatware - "Napoleon Bee" by Wallace Silversmiths from Horchow's
Charger - Black "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay
Dinner Plate - from Pier 1's sale rack
Black Luncheon Plates and Bread/Butter Plates - Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Accent Plate - "Bee" by Pottery Barn
Glassware - "Jet-Black" by Reizart from Replacements
Bee Napkin Rings - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift and kitchen store)
Wooden Honey Spoons - from the Ferndale Mercantile Company (another neat local store)
Napkins - from Pier 1 several years ago
Gold Candles - from Michael's
Bee Hive - from the Discovery Shop (the Cancer Society's thrift store)

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. Congratulations to Pat! Love the cute bee plates. I would have taken those home too. Maybe I should stop by Pier I. '-)
    Love the bee themed table.

  2. So sweet! I love the bamboo rimmed plates! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! We love seeing your projects each week! :)


  3. Oh, I love those bamboo rimmed plates! Your "bee table" is beeautiful! (couldn't resist!) Congratulations to you, Pat , for all your accomplishments. You should add "artisan" to that list as well, as both of you are master tablescapers! Thank you for sharing this and I hope the climb goes well!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch