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Bee Stylish Accessories for a Home as Sweet as Honey

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Something has stung me recently, and that's the realization that designers are Bee crazy this Spring.  Have a look in any store and I bet you somewhere you will find a little Bee accessory charming you with its presence.  Maybe its because designers are following a bee's life cycle , as the rising temperatures awaken the queen bumble bee?  Sadly it has been well documented that this most precious of species has declined greatly in numbers and there have been huge efforts to try and increase their population.  But on Eat Sleep Live we have a bursting hive of a post with some gorgeous Bee stylish accessories that will make you fall in love with this creature all over again. I love seeing bees in the summer as their distinctive coats dance around collecting their pollen from the kaleidoscope of flowers decorating our gardens.  This colourful bee encouraging apron, which is also is a fantastic guide to plants which are known to attract bees. [caption id="attachment_5040" align="aligncenter" width="483"]'Bee Friendly' Apron, The Oak Room £24.99 'Bee Friendly' Apron, The Oak Room £24.99[/caption] If this apron is a little bee-sy for you, then how about something for the culinary expert in your home?  Are you the Queen Bee? [caption id="attachment_5037" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Queen Bee Apron, The Contemporary Home £16.50 Queen Bee Apron, The Contemporary Home £16.50[/caption] Let's keep this colony in the kitchen with a classic design which was inspired by a set of glassware owned by Napoleon during his reign as King of France.  The simplicity of this design will add a subtle touch of our buzzing friends in your home. [caption id="attachment_5042" align="aligncenter" width="620"]La Rochere Bee Glassware, John Lewis £5.00 - £35.00 La Rochere Bee Glassware, John Lewis £5.00 - £35.00[/caption] Sophisticated with a understated touch of colour, this plate would enhance any dinner service with its bee and honeycomb design. [caption id="attachment_5029" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Blue Honey Bee Small Plate, IN-SPACES £15.00 Blue Honey Bee Small Plate, IN-SPACES £15.00[/caption] Start your day with a cup and saucer that depicts the honey bees hard day at work.  Beautiful flowers sway in the breeze as the bees glide gracefully around this summer scene. [caption id="attachment_5033" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Beekeepers Teacup and Saucer, Laura Lee Designs £25.00 Beekeepers Teacup and Saucer, Laura Lee Designs £25.00[/caption] Another thing decreasing in numbers is the traditional handkerchief.  It's very rare to see someone with one now a days, although I have to admit my dad is one of those that has remained loyal and will go nowhere without one.  Hand printed with a gentle shade of turquoise this wonderful hanky box would make a perfect gift. [caption id="attachment_5025" align="aligncenter" width="496"]Bee Hanky box, Annabel James £18.50 Bee Hanky box, Annabel James £18.50[/caption] Bold, elegant and simply stunning is this honeycomb and bees geometric wallpaper.  The gold on charcoal is striking and would be the ultimate statement piece for your walls. [caption id="attachment_5030" align="aligncenter" width="349"]Wallpaper Barneby Gates Honey Bees Gold on Charcoal, IN-SPACES £78.00 Wallpaper Barneby Gates Honey Bees, IN-SPACES £78.00[/caption] As we know cushions are one of the most popular accessories for your home and I have found a wonderful collection. [caption id="attachment_5034" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Napoleon Bee Cushion, Rume £108.00 Napoleon Bee Cushion, Rume £108.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5041" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bee Cushion, The Oak Room £29.99 Bee Cushion, The Oak Room £29.99[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5038" align="aligncenter" width="620"]King Bee, The French Bedroom Company £70.00 King Bee, The French Bedroom Company £70.00[/caption] You have added some wonderful bee accessories to your home, as a finishing touch this natural plant wax candle wants you and your home to Bee Happy. [caption id="attachment_5027" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bee Happy Small Candle, Berry Red £8.50 Bee Happy Small Candle, Berry Red £8.50[/caption] There has been a real resurgence in the popularity of bee keeping.  Many people across the UK are setting up their own hives or joining a community bee keeping group.  The result of all this bee keeping is not only to help the species but also to make delicious honey.  But don't you find that trying to add runny honey to your drink or sandwich can sometimes result in a sticky mess?  Not with this dipper, you can drizzle your honey and remain sticky free. [caption id="attachment_5024" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Alessi Acacia Honey Dipper, Design 55 £27.00 Alessi Acacia Honey Dipper, Design 55 £27.00[/caption] Should you want to spread rather than drizzle, then this silver plated honey pot and spreader will add a touch of class to any dining room. [caption id="attachment_5026" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Honey Bee Honey Pot with Honey Spreader, Annabel James £32.50 Honey Bee Honey Pot with Honey Spreader, Annabel James £32.50[/caption] This glass honeypot would be the perfect honey accessory to any breakfast table. [caption id="attachment_5036" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bee Hive Honey Jar, The Contemporary Home £10.00 Bee Hive Honey Jar, The Contemporary Home £10.00[/caption] Fascinatingly quirky is this honeycomb patterned chair which is could aid a hive of activity in your home. [caption id="attachment_5032" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Kartell Honeycomb Folding Chair, Design 55 £187.00 Kartell Honeycomb Folding Chair, Design 55 £187.00[/caption] I love boxes, not just for storage but I find them a really versatile piece that can enhance any space.  This handcrafted honeybee box with its intricate design really caught my eye. [caption id="attachment_5035" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bee Box, Swanky Maison £30.00 Bee Box, Swanky Maison £30.00[/caption] If you 'honey' for more bee inspiration, then we have a small swarm for where you Eat Sleep Live. Eat [caption id="attachment_5023" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Culinary Concepts Bee Tableware, John Lewis £12.50 - £45.00 Culinary Concepts Bee Tableware, John Lewis £12.50 - £45.00[/caption] Sleep [caption id="attachment_5028" align="aligncenter" width="468"]Joules Imogen duvet cover, House of Fraser (Was £55.00) Now £44.00 Joules Imogen duvet cover, House of Fraser (Was £55.00) Now £44.00[/caption] Live [caption id="attachment_5031" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Linen Bee Notebook, Karenza & Co £9.95 Linen Bee Notebook, Karenza & Co £9.95[/caption]  


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