Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday Tablescapes

I thought I'd try doing a Thursday Tablescape post. Susan, over at Between Naps on the Porch, is our wonderful host. She has a gorgeous home and a fabulous blog. You should go on over and take a look. If you aren't already a fan you soon will be.


Last week I had a little end of summer/beginning of fall luncheon for a couple of my good friends.
They say if you have more than three of something then it's a collection. Evidently I have a collection of honey pots. I think they're so cute and I do live in the Beehive State.I like to use those little egg cups for candy containers. I bought them a few years ago at an after Easter sale. I have them in yellow, green, pink and blue.
I used flowers from my garden in three small vases and those little bee cards I found on the internet somewhere. I printed them and stuck them in flower frogs.A sheer golden ribbon and a little pipe cleaner bee that I've had for awhile ties up an off white cotton napkin.I think everyone should have white plates. They're so versatile. I bought these years ago at Target. I only bought plates and every time they'd go on sale I'd go down and buy eight (they came in packages of four). I have a lot of these plates.The silver was my mother in laws. They're monogrammed. I love anything monogrammed. The water goblets are Martha Stewart and I got them at Kmart almost ten years ago. My friend bought twelve and I bought twelve. If we needed more than the twelve we had we'd just go borrow them from each other. So many people tell me they love the depression glass. I love to tell them I got them at Kmart.
We had rolls stuffed with a cheese, olive and pepper mixture and Caesar salad. We had lots of fun celebrating the changing of the seasons. Thanks for hosting this fun party Miss Susan.

28 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

I love all your beehives! Your table looked lovely I am sure the girls loved it!
~Ann

Maureen said...

Bee-autiful! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)

Donna said...

So pretty, Mimi! Love all your beehives and I also love your stemware glasses.

Beautiful table!

Hugs,
Donna

Scrap for Joy said...

Your honey pots are so cute and go so well with the fresh daisies! You just need a tiny Winnie the Pooh to go with them. Hard to believe that summer has gone and fall has arrived.
I just got some plain white dinnerware. Can't wait to swap them out. So versatile!

Rettabug said...

Very, VERY nice table! Love all your cute bumblebee items.

I, too, just bought myself some plain white dinnerware. We've all been inspired by the TT members. LOL

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go look up what state is called the "bee hive" state.

Cynthia said...

Love those glasses. Wished there was a Kmart near me. Your bee theme is cute. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

nannykim said...

this is oh so cute--love the bee things and how apropo because the bees are so busy this time of the year!

my tablescape is on my Spindle Cottage blog!

Julie Harward said...

I don't know why I love bees..BIG bumble bees..they are so cute! I am allergic to a bee sting too so how could I like them?! Your bee hives are so cute..how fun for a friend to do such a nice thing, sounds like a fun time :D

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love them!!!

Not quite there yet... said...

I love the fact that your friend has the same stemware and that you share!

Shellie said...

Oh I just love a well decorated table, so fun! Great job!

Brenda said...

I love to watch those little bees buzzing around my garden. And here they are appearing (but not buzzing) on your cute bee tablescape!
Brenda

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

It looks very pretty! What a fun idea. ....and your glasses do look like depression glass. White plates are a good idea. The dollar store has some pretty ones right now that I keep thinking I would like to have, they have little raised bumps around the edge. :-) Love the egg cups and the flower frogs! Oh geeze! I just loved it all! ♥

Nana said...

Love the Beehives. What a nice table. I saw a home w/ wooden carved beehives on the fence posts. I thought it was cute too.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful table. I am in love with your honey pots! Now I want to go out and buy some!

Ginger said...

Your tablescape looks great. I love the honey pots, cute idea.
I think that's neat to celebrate the end of summer with your friends.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a "Bee"-utiful tablescape you've created. Those little hives are so cute, and the napkin rings are adorable. Happy TT to you!

Deanna said...

Hi there!
I enjoyed seeing your post and so glad you've shared this on Tablescapes Thursday.

Nice to visit your blog.
God bless,
d from homehaven

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I just love those martha stewart glasses, wow I wish I had been at Kmart 10 years ago I would have snatched them up too. The bee hives are tooo cute, love the collection....Thanks for sharing...come visit me...

Kathleen Grace said...

This is a beautiful tablescape! I love honey pots, and your dishes and accessories look lovely:>)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What cute tablescape! Love the beehives! I like monogrammed things too - lucky you that you have that pretty silverware! The KMart near me closed a few years ago - I do miss seeing all the Martha stuff!

Manuela

Annie said...

So cute Mimi!

Mmmmm! I'm dreaming of your Caesar Salad now...

Cherry's Jubilee said...

This has to be one of my fave tablescapes I have seen...love the simple vintage vibe..and the colors are refreshing for Fall. I LOVE hives and have several. cherry

Beth at Aunties said...

Blogger ate my comment!
I love all your wonderful Ideas! Your bee and honey pot collection are adorable for the gorgeous state you live in:)
Also I took note with your pretty egg holders and fresh flowers from your yard. I have been thinking about hosting a similar lunch for those I VT!
It was simply Simply lovely.
~♥

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hello Mimi Sue,
I so loved your tablescape, and your beehive honey pots are precious. I agree everyone should have some white dishes, and your Martha Stuart Goblets are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love bees too and those glasses are wonderful!

nana rosie said...

LOVE the bee theme!! I signed up for a "state" charm swap. I made one for the state of Utah, the "beehive" state. I beaded little bee's & hung them on a "beehive" which was really a bead cage & included a shrinkly dink Utah shape on the clasp. They turned out so cute. I will send them out this week, for the trade.
Anyway I thanks for sharing your bee theme, it made me smile.
Rosie T

Sarah Dawn said...

Simply beautiful!

Delighted to meet you and splash around. Such a wonderful place you have here to be refreshed in God's goodness.

Splashing for His glory,
Sarah Dawn