Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sunflower Blooms and Bees

Sunflower blooms and bees are plentiful this time of year around northeast Ohio,
so, I made them the theme of my late summer tablescape for Chloe Crabtree's tablescape hop this week!  This is a wonderful way to bow out of summer and go gracefully into fall.
Join us in celebrating the end of summer with some beautiful tables.  Each day this week there will be 4 or 5 new tables designed by some wonderful table stylist.  If you haven't already seen Monday's posts yet, please be sure to click on the links listed at the end of my post so that you don't miss any!

I started with a sunny buffalo checked table cloth to set the mood.  My sunflowers sure speak to a sunny, cheerful mood as well.
I love these little melamine bee plates!  I have a nice stack of different melamine picnic plates now and we use them all the time.  We have quite a few impromptu get together after golf or after a day on the boat and these are perfect to pull out for a quick bite to eat.  Reusable plates are a nice way to save on all the waste with paper plates.
Honestly, it doesn't take long to wash up a pile of these. And when they are so cute, it makes it a lot more fun!
  I have had people dig through the stack and look for their favorite design!
The honeycomb one is my favorite of these bee plates.
I made some little sunflowers to adorn my napkins.  I used my Stampin' Up! Daisy punches( there are two sizes, large and a medium) I  just made the centers big brown circles, added some texture, then added some greenery with some leafy die cuts.
I found some honey candy that would work perfectly for a little favor for the table,
so I made up four little sunflower boxes.
We have a couple of sunflower events going on around us in the next week or two, one at a local winery, another at a farm.  I hope to get to them before the flowers are done.

Below are the links to all of the fabulous Late Summer Tables being shown this week.  These will be updated daily throughout the week.  So be sure to stop back and check out each of these creative bloggers for some wonderful inspiration.
I hope your summer is winding down with a cheerful smile on your face 
and some great summer memories!



Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

My mother was a fabulously talented sewer and I inherited her love for fabric. In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name. I am also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

19 comments:

  1. Ann, delightful and fun table! I do have a smile on my face! I love your sunflowers in the bottles like a runner down your table.
    You are a whiz with your stampin up designs. Darling favors and decorations.
    The sunflower events in your area sound like such fun.
    It would be great to sit with you and chat at your cute table.🌻😀🐝

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  2. Ann, that is super cute with all your bee plates and added sunflower accessories. I couldn't agree with you more on how easy those melamine plates are, especially for summer, and I love how your guests like going through them. This is a perfect transitional tablescape, with the sunflowers holding onto to summer and hints of brown leaning toward to fall.

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  3. Ann, you are so talented and creative with your stampin up projects! I love sunflowers flowers and bees, so your table is perfect for me. The melamine plates are so cute and great for summer at the lake. How nice to include favors at the table, it makes your guests feel so special. I would love the events near your home, sounds like fun! I love sitting at your virtual table!

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  4. What a cute summer table you have styled with the bee plates! I find the cutest melamine patterns, too! It is a shame not to include those in our tables sometimes! The summery sunflowers added to your napkins are the perfect complement to your table. Thank you for joining in another hop and sharing your table styling talents!

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  5. Ann, as always, I delight in your tablescape arrangements. I am such a fan of checks and plaids and yellow and white checked tablecloths make my heart sing. The bee theme is so adorable and charming. I would also find it difficult to pick one of my favorites among the bee plates. I love them all. I love your party favor of honey candy topped with such a beautiful sunflower cut-out. The honeycomb candle is such a cute touch. Delightful and whimsy. Perfect for a happy summer, but it makes for a cheerful and inspiring tablescape any time of the year.

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  6. I love sunflowers this time of year Ann and they look so cute with your bee plates! I have a stack of melamine plates that keeps growing, there are so many cute ones available now! Your bee candy favor is so adorable, your Stampin' Up creations are always over the top cute!! I love the little honeycomb on each plate too, lots of fun!!
    Jenna

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  7. Ann, You had me at sunflowers and bees! I adore all things bee and have a set of those fun melamine bee plates! I love your attention to detail and you're always so crafty with your stamping and adorable take-aways and napkin ring embellishments. I love your sunny buffalo check tablecloth too! It's always a treat to blog hop with you. ♥

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  8. What a pretty summer table you set, Ann! I love your collection of bee melamine plates. What a fun way to inexpensively add some casual dishes to your collection. The napkin rings and treat box favors that you made are so pretty. My cousin does Stampin' Up and I always admire the adorable things that she makes. I loved seeing your pretty table!

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  9. Oh Ann, I'm all a buzz over your adorable bee plates! Where did you find them? I don't need any more dishes, but don't have any melamine bee plates, so...! Love the cute honey and sunflower favors you crafted too.

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  10. Ann, I adore your darling bee plates! Your whole table is charming! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  11. Ann, such a fun and delightful table. The bee melamine plates are adorable. Your creative touches in making the sunflower party favors and those darling sunflower napkin rings really make everything pop. A happy and cheerful table to enjoy. The honeycombs are darling. Always a pleasure to see your fun tables.

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  12. Cute cute cute! I love the sunflowers and bees! Those plates are perfect. I was also inspired by nature with a bees and sunflowers theme when I shared my late summer breakfast nook last week, and also for this week's tablescape. Your little gift boxes with your Stampin' It Up sunflowers are adorable and so creative. I love the yellow checked tablecloth too. Very lovely!

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  13. Hi Ann your table is wonderful. Aren't those plates the best? I almost bought the ones with bees.

    Love your daisies too. Such a happy table.

    Enjoy your afternoon
    Cindy

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  14. Ann, the sunflowers are such a happy flower to brighten your table. The variety of plates is so interesting for your table. The paper sunflowers are so cute. I love making embellishments like that with my Cricut. Enjoy your golf game!!

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  15. Ann, I am on a sunflower kick these days so your table really caught my eye! Your melamine plates are adorable, with all the little bees here and there. The little sunflower paper craft is such a great idea. I wondered about them when I saw them. What a wonderful late summer table!

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  16. Three cheers for melamine! The bee and hive plates are adorable and add a touch of whimsy to your table. Hats off to you for also adding the cute tags on the napkins they are a nice addition.

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  17. Love it! The sunflowers and bees theme is so much fun! This table is all about summer. The bee plates are so great and I love the sunflowers, they always remind me of summer. I love that your table has a touch of whimsy ( mine too).Pinned and its a pleasure to be on the hop with you. Hugs!

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  18. Ann, I love your sunflowers and bee themed tablescape! I'm a big fan of buffalo check, so your yellow tablecloth immediately caught my eye. The melamine plates are so cute! My favorite is the all white with bees. I always enjoy your paper crafts. How clever to put honey candies inside your favor boxes! I also love the rattan glass holders that match the chargers. They add the perfect amount of texture. It's always a pleasure hopping with you!

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  19. This is absolutely adorable, Ann! The yellow checked tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for this table setting. I love how you choose a theme and incorporate your lovely paper crafts. The variety of plates are so much fun! It is always a pleasure to hop with you!

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