Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bee Happy

It doesnt' take 

much to make me happy.

Take for instance ~

a simple setting 

for an evening meal.

Italian Pottery

Happy Blues and Yellows

Printemps by Sigma 

Wine Stems 

of Blue Glass

French Provencal Napkins

The Sweetest 

Bee Napkin Rings

Parade of Vintage 

Aqua Ball Canning Jars

Flowers From the Garden

~ Menu ~

Rack of Lamb
Lime Basil Risotto

Lime Basil Risotto

New York Times Recipe here.

This happy little sign 

hanging in my friend's kitchen.

My tidbit for the week........

Savor the simple things in your life.

~ Meals with family and Friends ~

~Flowers in the Garden ~

~ Bee Happy ~

My entry into  

sponsored by Appliances Online

Open House Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Tuesday Treasures @ Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe withe an E
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. I think my favorite thing about your sweet table is the bee napkin ring, Sarah! The meal looks so good, too. We should all strive to Bee Happy!

  2. What a "honey" of a tablescape. Love the blues and yellows and the bee napkin ring. I'm headed back to check out the risotto recipe. I LOVE risotto!

  3. Such pretty colors make me smile. I can see why this makes you happy!!

  4. That risotto sounds interesting:)

    Yes..Bee Happy:)

    I like little things too..they are enough for me.

  5. A simple setting is something we all crave, especially in the midst of all the day-to-day chaos that we call life. The colors here are very soothing and calming...just what the doctor ordered! The napkin rings are SO cute, and I love the centerpiece!!!!

  6. A simple setting is something we all crave, especially in the midst of all the day-to-day chaos that we call life. The colors here are very soothing and calming...just what the doctor ordered! The napkin rings are SO cute, and I love the centerpiece!!!!

  7. I love everything about your dinner table, but I especially love your napkins. By the way, I am currently painting a turquoise Ball jar filled with roses. :D

  8. What a tru ly happy tablescape.

    I especially love your ball jars with such colourful florals, so pretty!

  9. I think anyone would be happy with such a pretty table and a delicious meal! ~ Maureen

  10. Sarah~ It doesn't take much to make me happy either! I love your tidbit and parade of aqua ball jars! Of course, Italian Pottery with wonderful napkins and adorable bee napkin rings, and a delicious meal doesn't hurt either!

  11. The flowers from your garden are very pretty, I love the color and the vintage jars. Simple pleasures like that make me happy :)

  12. Simple is my cup of tea. It doesn't take much to set a table that makes it feel special. Love the bees!

  13. Beautiful table and meal Sarah. I love the Pottery. The bee napkin rings are adorable too. Have a great day!

  14. Oh Sarah, what a sweet table setting. The Italian pottery is just lovely. Such pretty colors and perfect with the napkins and blue stems. Your flowers look amazing in the canning jars. Wow, your chef really makes an amazing meal! Have a Happy Day Sarah.

    The French Hutch

  15. Well...all of this would certainly make me happy, too!

  16. Oh yum, a perfect table I'd be happy at! Toss some rosemary-mint jam on there, and just call me for supper!

    warm hugs,

    Cotton Peony

  17. Oh, Sarah! I love bees! What great napikin rings! And I love the parade of end of summer flowers in those vintage mason jars! So pretty!!!!

  18. Sarah, we were cut from the same cloth. It doesn't take much to make me happy either! This just made me smile. So pretty!

  19. Your bee tablescape is lovely! Beautiful inspiration! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  20. I'd be happy, too. I love every element here. The bee napkin rings are outstanding, and the flowers from the garden..oh my. Tanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kau

  21. Oh Sarah,
    The colors, the food, the flowers....I am licking my lips as I type this! Your lovely glimpses always make me smile...
    Have a fabulous evening!!
    xOxO Nerina

  22. I love that napkin would make me very happy too...thank you so much for sharing...bon apetit !

  23. Your table is so pretty and I love those adorable little bee napkin rings! And the lamb looks delish! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  24. Hi Sarah,
    This is a beautiful table. I love the flowers and the napkins! Thank you for linking with HSH! I have you down for the giveaway!

  25. Sarah,
    Lovely tablescape! BLues and yellows make me happy, too...and the risotto is a favorite of mine!!!

  26. I love bees, too, so your post caught my eye. Your table with its lovely colors took me to my happy place; see my smile?
    I have a Pinterest board entitled, The Secret Life of Bees. Bee seeing you!

  27. What a gorgeous table - and that lime basil risotto looks amazing too!

    Love your little bees - I have dragonflies! Maybe we should get them together for one big dinner party!

    Love your wicker chair story by the way - thanks for sharing!

  28. So cute! Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  29. Your bee napkin rings are adorable. And what a delicious meal. Very inspiring post.

  30. With a yummy dinner like that I would bee happy too:)

  31. Great advice, and great place setting! Sarah, you know I love the blues and yellows and that pretty napkin, but the Bell jars filled with flowers and the bee napkin ring have also taken my heart. I'm not even going to talk about the amazing meal! laurie

  32. Cute napkin rings. That lamb chop looks soooo good!

  33. a lovely table setting. your bee napkin holder is cute, and the flowers are gorgeous!

  34. Beautiful tablescape and a delicious meal make a perfect combination. I love the bee napkin rings, Sarah, among other things on the table. Have a nice week!...Christine

  35. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blues. I can easily see why you'd be happy amongst all of these blues!

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

  36. Hello Dear Sarah, It doesn't take too much to make me happy either - LOVE your dishes, the French Provicial napkins and especially the bee napkin rings - delicious looking dinner too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  37. Beautiful! The food made me hungry.

    My blues are here and here.

  38. Makes me hungry just by looking at the foods!

    Visiting from Blue Monday.

    My BLUE from a garage Sale
    As always, your comment will add delight to my day.
    Have a great week ahead!

  39. Very sweet table, Srah. Yellow and blue are happy colors! The napkin and bee are so cute!

  40. What an elegant meal!!!It's a lovely table setting in the blue and yellow.

  41. Missed this delightful Bee post last week, so glad I spotted it today although the lamb was a little too rare for my palate!

  42. Beautiful table!!!...My sister has that "bee" print too...her guest room has a "bee" motif..She is a master gardener and loves bees!!

  43. A lovely table setting. You must have a beautiful home.


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