Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Bee's Knees

A while back I was visiting Laura's blog 52 Flea 
(Happy anniversary, 2 years of blogging Laura!)
She is a woman who needs no introduction in the blogger world of Cottage Decor, but if you've never heard of her, hop on over for a visit, you're in for a real treat.
Anyway, she was having a giveaway, and for the most part I do not enter giveaways, but the prize was amazing. It was this gorgeous silver bottle, antique, just beautiful. 

It was from  Southern Shop Girl the Etsy shop owned by Jennifer and Paula of Lulu's Designs, they have wonderful vintage items, and re-do the most amazing furniture.
Anyway, long story short, I won! I was so excited, and surprised! (By the way, I've actually seen these bottles online for over $200, and Pier One Imports carries a replica, with French Writing on it, if you're looking for one for yourself.)

So a Big Thank You to Laura, Paula, and Jennifer! I love it!

I wanted to fill my bottle with blossoms, and it was a bit of an adventure. I went outside to clip some from my peach tree, and forgot that we have this gorgeous tree on the side of the house and it was filled with beautiful pink blossoms! So I went happily clipping away, I saw a little Bee, no biggie, I can share my blossoms. Unable to reach I went around to the other side, and clipped another branch..."What's that noise?" I thought, "Bees!" lots and lots of them! "Bees everywhere!" I remained calm, as I know if you leave them "bee" they'll leave you "bee" ;) For What To Do If You Encounter A Swarm Or Colony Of Bees Click Here 
Anyway, I did manage to get out of there with enough pretty blooms to fill my bottle.
And I think...

  It is the...Bee's Knees ;)
Oh, the table...You want to know about the table? It's old, wicker, and wood, half round as you can see, and charming, I think, especially, so being as it was under $5. xxx tami
p.s. Upon meeting Paula and Jennifer, they've since become one of my first Sponsors. I highly suggest you visit their blog and shop, you won't be disappointed. 

P.S.S. I would like to thank the following ladies for recently featuring or linking up my blog on theirs, it's very much appreciated, girls! 
Sweet Michelle, of Emerald Cove 
My Ever So English Blogger Buddy, Sarah over at Modern Country Style 
And to Becky, the bomb! Over at Thoughtfully Blended Hearts 
You Girls Rock!!! 
I have crashed one party this week, but it's a very cool one, over at
This Blessed Nest 


  1. congrats on your wonderful win! it looks beautiful!

  2. It IS beautiful! I've never seen anything quite like it.

  3. and now Laura is having another giveaway!
    I'll go meet your friends..

  4. You are a brave girl when it comes to bees and I will remember your advice!! Your blossoms are beautiful, as is your table!!

    Happy Saturday!


  5. Oh my. You were so brave with those bees! I'm sure I would have been squealing and swatting....

    But you just never know....sometimes you are smarter than you think.....

    Last summer I was attacked by a pitt bull-type dog while out walking and I heard a little voice in my head saying "do not run!"....and let me tell you, I sure wanted to run!!! I'm sure it was God, as I got away without a single scratch.


    Your bottle looks so cool! I've been waiting to see a photo of it. And those blossoms are just perfect in it. Even if they are pink. HA! HA!

  6. The bottle is beautiful. The blooms and divine ;-)

  7. The bottle is gorgeous and your blooms look perfect in it! :)

  8. The blossoms are so pretty. I have never seen a vintage silver bottle. Congratulations on the win, and on putting it to such lovely use.


  9. What a pretty bottle and the blossoms are perfect for it. I can't believe you don't enter giveaways. I have won quite a few.

  10. This is a very lovely bottle, and you filled them with gorgeous bloom. It is in the 20's here today, so I am so happy to see beautiful signs of Spring! Bees and all. Thanks for the little quip to remind us that bees left in peace will return the gesture!

  11. Tami! Lucky you!!! It's gorgeous. I'm glad you didn't freak out over the bees, because I know I would have acted like a fool! LOL The blossoms were worth it though.
    Love you :)

  12. I agree that it is the bee's knees. So glad you didn't get stung.

  13. Congrats on this beautiful WIN!!!! Happy that you got away safe and sound:)


  14. Oh Tammy, I don't think I would have remained as calm as you. I hate bees. I swat at them and I know you're not supposed to. Happy you are okay. Your bottle is beautiful as are the blossoms. Congrats on your new sponsors!
    Have a sweet Sunday!
    :) Michelle

  15. Congrats on the beautiful bottle and I love the flowers that you put in! :) So sorry about the attack of the bees and so glad that you made it out untouched!! So worth it though and your little vignette is definitely the bees knees!!

    Thank you so much for the shout out too, it was my pleasure and I love my ironing board cover! :)

  16. Congrats on the awesome win and the amazing score on the table. AND on having such beautiful blossoms to cut and put in your amazing bottle.


  17. I found you today by looking the blog from Jacqueline. You habe a nice blog an I'll visit you again.

    Have a nice evening

  18. It really is perfect and the flowers were worth braving the bees! Love the sweet table! ♥

  19. Congratulations on winning! I remember seeing those bottles on 52 Flea. It looks very cute with the bee flowers in it.

  20. Ooooh, I'm so proud to have been officially pronounced a blogger buddy!!! Thank you, my lovely friend. xx

    I really like the beautiful stems in that pretty bottle. Winning giveaways is great! I thought about you just today because I moved your lovely cushion that I won on your blog before Christmas.
    I still love it! Thank you.


  21. Above all else, guard your heart for it affects everything else you do. ~Proverbs 4:23

    God bless you and have a nice day :-)

  22. Congratulations!! It looks so pretty with the flowers, too!
    [Mannn... I wanted to win that bottle. Pout, pout. ;-)]

  23. Glad you escaped the bees and your blossoms look gorgeous in the vase...and yes...absolutely love Laura @ 52 Flea!


  24. Hi Tami! I just love this bottle and congrats on your win. You are right about them being so expensive on-line.

  25. Oh I love the bottle and the flowers...but most of all I love the note you left me today...your the best!!! Thanks so much for coming by!!!x0x0

  26. You do it justice! I love crabapples.

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  27. Lady luck was with you on this the bottle and the flowers made a perfect arrangement for your table.......Have a great evening.

    The French Hutch

  28. Well, I did it!! I bought in some branches from our garden! They're not in such a beautiful container as yours but they do look so pretty on my kitchen window sill so THANK YOU for the idea!


  29. Your bottle looks fabulous especially with those lovely pink blossoms. So glad you didn't get stung! Thanks for those kind words. :)

  30. It looks SO beautiful with those beautiful fleurs! We're still recovering from Round Top & are just catching up.
    Those French plates a few posts up are amazing!



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