Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bee Tea

This is a post I am re-posting from last year.  My lavender is blooming and this sweet pottery has been a favorite find of mine.  I have received many hits on this post.  The artist, Deb Mores,  that created the pottery found my post and has left a comment.  This pottery now is on my kitchen cabinets and I love to stop and admire it.  It is such a cute tea  set.  This post last posted on 8/30/10.

 I am usually not very lucky at Goodwill.  I really don't bother going because I never find anything, but this week I did.  I found this tea set by Deb Mores.  The pattern is Buzz Buzz.  It was made in 1999. 

The tea pot and sugar are shaped like a straw bee hive.  The are bees buzzing all about.  Lavender is blooming all around to keep the little bees happy.

 
A bee perched on the tea pot  lid.  There is also a bee on the sugar lid.
 
As luck would have it, my lavender just bloomed a second time so I picked a bunch for my tea.

I also have found a lovely little tea towel made of cotton and linen that has been hand embroidered with little bees.
 




I was really pleased with the find.  I got a large platter, 4 dinner plates, a pitcher, and this tea set for $12.75.  The tea mug is from my Corelle Country Cottage.  It just about matches the color of the lavender on the tea pot and accessories.  
Thanks for joining me for a late summer tea...buzz.....buzz
Sherry
I will link with Chari for Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design
and with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

57 comments:

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohh...this is sooo pretty, my friend! I love your beautiful beehive tea set...what a great treasure find! You know, I hardly ever find anything at GW either...but you sure made out this week! I love the entire tea vignette...that gorgeous embroidered bee tea towell and the bunch of lavender...not to mention that yummy looking bread! Such a treat, Sherry!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Annie Joy said...

What a Goodwill find -- your tea setting is charming! Happy Day! Annie

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have been looking for bee items...that teapot is precious.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Adorable, I love your new tea pot! I really think I need to start collecting bees (too):@)

La said...

This is such an adorable set, cheerful and fun. La

Deanna said...

This is a darling Tea Set...You did really well with this thrift buy. Happy for you!

God bless,
d from homehaven

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness. You really did find such a wonderful treasure. Love the bees. How pretty is this tablesetting. Love it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sandi (Meme) said...

Great buy, and especially if you usually don't have luck! Can't wait to see your table on Thursday. Sandi

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm not lucky with Goodwill either but I would have fainted over this tea set!! It is SO cute!! And it looks so good with the tea towel. Lucky girl!!

xoxo
Jane

Beeutiful by Design said...

Oh this is so adorable. And I have to say Beeutiful! Jennifer

Sailing Simply said...

Very sweet! It's bee..utiful! LOL! I did really well at GW today too!

Beth said...

Sherry, The Buzz Buzz tea set is adorable! You are lucky to find such a pretty set. I am looking forward to your tablescape this week too. I find lots of things at thrift stores and I'm glad to see you found something that made your trip worthwhile!
Blessings, Beth

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What an adorable bee tea pot.. I love it and your napkin too..

Sonny

Heidi said...

That is so adorable, love the little bees buzzing everywhere. What a great find! Lucky you. Our gw doesn't seem to have much of interest anymore, poor me. Not that I need to bring any more things into this house!!
Stop by for a visit,
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a very cute set you found. Love your towel you put with it and how nice to have lavender growing.

Sarah said...

What a fantasic find! I'm so glad it went home with you. Now we all get to enjoy your wonderful photos. This is adorable! I've been working on pulling together some bee themed items. Doubt I'd be as lucky to find a complet set! :-)
~ Sarah

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Well, you don't using find things at GW so you'd have lots of banked up mojo to find this gorgeous tea set....LOVE IT!!

Blessings!
Gail

parTea lady said...

Your bee tea setting is lovely. What a great Goodwill find. How wonderful to grow your own lavender.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well how darling is this! You must be so pleased! Jacqueline

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The bee tea set is so very cute! I am looking forward to the table setting with the rest of the dishes you got. That was a fantastic price by the way!!

Shelia said...

What a wonderful little tea set you've found! I love it and what a pretty setting you've put together. The lavender is beautiful and the little towel is perfect!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christie said...

I love your finds! I raise honey bees and just found out today that one of my hives is gone...so sad! I am naturally drawn to 'bee' decorations! Just so fun and what a steal! Christie at www.threepixielane.blogspot.com

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sherry, that was a great find...I am with you on thrift stores...I usually don't find anything either! Joni

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

Wow what a bee-utiful find! (Did someone already say that?) I have too much luck at the Goodwill, we have 4 here and I always find something!

sweet violets said...

This is so sweet and, my gosh, so cute!!! Love it and that towel is the best!!! bee kind...Cleo

Sonia said...

Oh this is so pretty...what a great find! I've never seen a teapot like that...I would have so bought it! Great accessories and bee- still my heart..your lavender is gorgeous! Wow thanks for sharing..it's as cute as can bee! Sorry ..LOL couldn't resist!

Miss Bloomers

Aszka9 said...

Bon appetite!!!Have a nice day

KathyB. said...

I think this is going to be my favorite tea time this Tuesday! I love the whole set, including the linen tea towel. My husband is a bee keeper so this especially appeals to me.

Appleshoe said...

What a darling find. That little bee on top the teapot is just as sweet as… Well as sweet as honey. Wonderful find and such a perfect napkin to go with the set. I’m also secretly jealous of your lavender. Mine did not make it this year and I wanted to make fresh lavender wands. Take care.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, how cute is your bee tea set! Now, that's a wonderful find; so charming with the bees and the colours! I would love to be able to grow my own lavender. Love your napkin too! I have the same blue Corelle mug! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by for tea, my friend. Hope you have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Princesa Nadie said...

Happy tea cup afternoon
Love

Snap said...

Sherry,

How adorable! I love this Bee set and the linens! Too cute! Great find.

Marie said...

All I can say is cute, cute, CUTE!!! What a lovely set you found there, and I love that you styled your bee set with bread, honey and lavender. Very creative! Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday.
-marie

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Really you found a beautiful treasure!!!! Wonderful tea set.Congrats.Hugs.
Fatima-Scrapart.

paperbutterfly said...

This is just the sweetest set! The way you have photographed the teaset, the linen and lavendar are fit for a magazine.
Thank you for sharing this with everyone They are delighted you came to the party.
Blessings, Pam

The Real Me! said...

That is adorable. What a great find! And I love the smell of lavender. I admit that thrift stores are hit or miss but you definitely hit this one out of the park!!
I'm visiting from Artful Affirmations today.
Have a blessed day.
Kim

Barbara said...

This is my favorite one yet. i love your bee teascape, plus I love lavender.

Ellen said...

That is just so cute!! I love that teapot with "its little bee" on there!

Thank you for sharing another great find!
xoxox,
Ellen

Bookie said...

Oh, did a nice find at GoodWill...did you find the towel there too...what a nice setting you have here...yum, the honey looks good and fitting with the bee hive!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sherry, your Bee Tea is darling. What an awesome Goodwill find. I think your napkins and lavender are so sweet for the lovely tea party.
Our Goodwill is good at times and not so good too. It pays to be a regular visitor.

Hugs, Jeanne

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, you got lucky! How sweet this is...I would have grabbed it too!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

You can find me at one thrift store or another on a regular basis. I find the greatest treasures there, both to sell and to use in my home.
This was quite a cute find Miss Sherry! How perfect the bee theme goes with honey in your tea.
I'm your newest follower, I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog!

I'll "bee" back soon!

Bee-have!

I can go on and on but don't worry I won't. LOL

cherry said...

I am never very successful at our GW either but it looks like you hit the honey pot this time. I love all of it.
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a wonderfully charming set!! And those tea towels are just the cutest thing!!

Debbie

Beth said...

What a great find, and even including tea towels. Makes a lovely display. Thanks for sharing

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have shared such a sweet setting. Love the bee theme. Warm regards, Connie

Msartist said...

I love your tea set and tea towel. I used to have a honey jar made with a bee hive style and loved it! I would jump for joy if I found a set like this~ Happy Tea Tues. on Wed, Theresa

Katy Noelle said...

Hello, dear Sherry! Oh, I've been having an awful lot of fun poking around!!! I've just seen a whole lot more that I need to go off and see - a whole row of candles - a fall table. You have just infused me with such a happy mood - I don't know how to explain it. I love these bees on the tea set. What a find! with the bread and the tea towel and the lavender - it's sooooo beautiful! I am gushing! Enthralled was the word I kept thinking of. Hooray! Beautiful post.

Okay, I'm off to check out some more fun stuff. You totally have me inspired to do something around here! =]

Love, Katy xo

P.S. I love the pretty peaches on our blue plates and I love your zinnias in the background of that adorable table with the pumpkin on it!!! AND, I LOVE THOSE PLATES, too. ahem. Yes, yes, I do.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, How lucky you are! The bees are just darling! I adore this set!! The linen is wonderful too! Love your lavender! I have a Teapot, but not any other wonderful Bee pieces! Thank you for sharing this on Tea Time! I just love it!!!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Just love the Bread too! Save me a piece!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your set is so pretty. I never have luck at the Goodwill either. I am so glad you did. It is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your treasure. Blessings, Martha

Dee said...

Great pix! I love honey pots, and all things bees. I normally have GREAT luck at our Goodwill! But I think I have a great one from what I've heard!! Take a look at my G-Dub finds!
www.ALittleJunkInMyTrunk.blogspot.com

Gale said...

That is absolutely adorable!

Denise said...

I just LOVE this post! I rarely find anything at GW, but you really scored big with this. I love anything with the bee theme; I have a woven bee skep in my kitchen. Your pottery is just precious, I love the embroidered tea towel, and the bread looks delicious. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Seasonal Sunday.

Denise at Forest Manor

Southerncook said...

Love, love, love your teaset.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

I remember this post so well, my friend! I just adore the Debbie Mores tea set...it's adorable! Well, who wouldn't love those darling little bees and beautiful lavender? You set such a beautiful tea with this set...I just adore it! Thank you so much for sharing this sweet post with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! It definitely deserved a second showing! And...as usual...your photos are fabulous!

Have a wonderful week, my friend!
Chari

The Tablescaper said...

How adorable! Great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry to be so late in getting to visit.

- The Tablescaper

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