Monday, April 22, 2013

Birds, Bees and Flowers

It's another tablecaping challenge over at Cuisine Kathleen's for Let's Dish!!

As soon as I read about the challenge, I knew which place mats, napkins and napkin rings I would be using. I added my cute little bird candles and my magnolia bowls and plates.

I found the napkin rings at an estate sale years ago.  I'm searching for the right bee glasses for me.

I found this jar at a flea market that is near my parent's house several years ago.  I think it is time to visit it again again soon.
One of my friends sent me these cute little bird candles for Christmas.  I'm excited to use them now.

The plates and bowls were made by Homer Laughlin China company which the same maker of Fiesta.  You know I had to add some Fiesta.

I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with!!


  1. Oh Monica. This is beautiful! I used bee napkin rings, too, but yours are so much better! I really love that bee jar and linens!
    I agree that I cannot wait to see what everyone else did - this was a fun challenge!

  2. Monica,

    Your tablescape meets the theme perfectly!

    I LOVE those magnolia plates!


  3. Hi Monica, I love your linens for this challenge and the bee napkin rings are adorable! The bee hive centerpiece is so pretty that you found at the thrift store. The magnolia dishes are wonderful and I think the goblets you chose are perfect.

  4. So pretty. Love the place mats and napkin rings!

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Now, I am going to be thinking of you every time I see something bee related. Cute table. I hope you find the bee glasses just for you. I love the bee jar. Guess it is a honey jar. I appreciate your sweet well wishes. It meant a lot to me. Thanks.

  6. I always love Homer Laughlin china. Very pretty table!

    Jocelyn @

  7. I was hoping that someone would do a table with some bee accents. I don't have any good bee themed stuff. I really love your placemats, and the whole table looks just wonderful.

  8. Monica, the plates are wonderful. Never knew that about the china. Learn something new every day. The bee napkin rings are darling. Your beeskep jar is the crowning touch.. have a blessed week, xo marlis

  9. Those magnolia plates are beautiful! You have lots of nice things for a spring tablescape! I also love your banner with the black and salmon colored dishes!


  10. Monica your magnolia plates are so unique and pretty! What a great combination! I love the bee napkins!


  11. Cute magnolia plates, Monica, and I am in love with your bee napkin rings....Christine

  12. Hey there, Miss Monica! You got those bee napkin rings at an estate sale? Great score! I like those a lot! The color is what really attracts me because sometimes I just want to stick with a metallic color rather than having a yellow & black or whatever. Your placemats are wonderful!!!

    We KNEW you'd sneak a little Fiesta Ware in there! That's your signature, girl! :-) Have a great weekend!!!

  13. Monica, love those placemats and bee napkin rings. I have always liked the magnolia china, but never find much of it at the thrift stores.
    Have a wonderful week...

  14. Oh, Monica! The Homer Laughlin magnolia bowls and plates are beautiful! The dark green rim coordinates so well with the lovely bee linens. I also love the bee napkin rings and the bee hive jar and it is wonderful to find great treasures when hunting. Your tablescape is lovely with the greens and yellow hues. Thanks for the kind comments when you visited! I hope we will continue to have more spring tempatures in Texas! I love viewing your pretty tablescapes and all your collections!


  15. I adore the placemats and napkins...especially with the precious bee napkin rings. This all really appeals to me because we call my precious 7 month old granddaughter, "Honey Bee." Her name is Beatrice Emaline. The Magnolia dinnerware is the perfect mix for your design. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  16. Very pretty! I love those napkin rings perfect for the theme!
    Thanks for linking to the challenge at Let's Dish!

  17. Love the flower pattern on those dishes, doesn't Homer make the best dishes?! Another beautiful table setting. Monia, have a great week, Laura

  18. Monica, all your pretty dishes & bee items play beautifully together!
    As you know, The Homer Laughlin factory isn't too far from Ohio & my DD has LOTS of the Fiesta ware. I love seeing how you've used it, too. That stuff wears like iron!

    Have a safe & meaningful Memorial Day,


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