“I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams,
I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing.
I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud
Or a robin on the wing.
But I feel so gay,
In a melancholy way,
That it might as well be spring,
It might as well be spring.”
Yes, the romantic in me has popped out…yet again, as I have been going around singing the lyrics you see above from the old, old movie “State Fair”.
Even though I do not watch much television, (never during the day)…Many of the evening TV shows are not appealing to me, so I have always resorted to watching old movies on TCM or even NetFlix…that is, if there is not a sports game on. 🙂
I can watch these old movies over and over again and even though they might be a bit corny…they don’t have that rough language and situations of modern TV today.
And I really love the musicals.
The above pic is Margy (Jeanne Crain) singing the Spring Fever song.
Perhaps it is not Spring in your neck of the woods just yet…and perhaps you are feeling a bit melancholy as you look at snow and ice…
…..and you are watching for the first signs of spring.
If so, than this is the day for you to visit a springtime busy bee tablescape.
And what better spring time event, than the buzzing around of little bees as they search out the nectar of spring flowers pushing up from the cool, dark soil?
This table can be described as the Bees Knees.
Ok, I never used the term “bees knees” before in my life, but people in a few of the older movies I watch, have. 😉
I title this Springtime Busy Bees Buzzing Around The Tablescape…
I started with a basic white tablecloth which is actually a lightweight throw that I have used in previous tablescapes…but I thought the pattern resembles a bee hive.
The dinner plates I adore, as they look like paper plates, but look carefully…they are ceramic with three buzzing bees at the upper rim.
I have positioned the bee dinner plates on round gold placemats.
Aren’t they the cutest?
Anyone who sees the dinner and salad plates have to actually touch them or pick them up to assure themselves that they are NOT paper plates. The resemblance is that remarkable.
The salad plates are exactly like the dinner plates as far as looking like paper plates.
They showcase a single bee surrounded by greenery and a rust colored ribbon.
The napkins are white linen and they have little bees buzzing around all over them.
They match up to the little bee hovering in the middle of a flower on the napkin ring.
Look closely and you will see the transparent wings of each bee. So sweet. (No pun intended)
The flatware I found last year at Horchow’s, the pattern is Wallace Napoleon Bee. The handles have little bees on them and I have been looking for an excuse to use them.
I found the La Rochere water glasses on line, but noticed that World Market had some on the shelf the other day.
The stemmed amber wine glasses are from the dollar store a couple years ago.
You will note two honey pots on the table,…
…..the busy bees have already filled that springtime honey pots with honey.
The centerpiece is three honeycomb vases with bright yellow tulips from my super market. Springtime tulips are very small here in Florida, but they are tulips.
I love the color yellow, especially in roses but with tulips too.
At one end of my table, a domed plate holds lemon cupcakes with little edible bees munching on the sweet buttercream frosting.
I am still working with the Russian piping tips I bought without a lot of success, as it appears it is a learning curve. I was hoping to make the cup cakes look like flowers for the bees to hover over but regular piping tips were used on these cupcakes.
Another sweet treat are the petit fours I found at the bakery.
Note the little bees waiting to fly to the sweets…these little bees are actually magnets, but I just placed them randomly around the table as if they just flew in.
You might have noted that I added them after I posted this post early this morning. You see, I had misplaced them, but found them in my napkin ring drawers.
The little yellow flowers sit on a petit four that in my opinion, resembles a bee hive.
I sat the small vintage plates that I found on line at AntiqueFarmHouse, just below the bees on the dinner plate because I did not want to hide the bees.
I also have four different bee motifs for additional sweets or just to look at. The first is a beehive or skep which is the actual term.
The second plate features a bee on the cover of a book describing the life of a bee…in 1867.
The third plate shows a bee in the center… and it looks like he is buzzing towards the little skep at the top of the plate.
The fourth is another skep with little bees swarming in and about.
So you are invited today to sit at my table and sip some lemon chamomile tea with a little honey and sample cupcakes and petit fours.
Has anyone mastered the Russian Piping tips? If so, any tips are appreciated.
I want to thank Chloe for putting together this Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop where other talented bloggers can post their pretty Spring tables.
If they are like me….they love to play with dishes too.
And Have a Great week-end!
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