Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's a Bee Thing

Another Thursday and another chance to see all the fun vintage thingies every one has to share. Make sure you check them out at Suzanne’s blog.

For those of you who only know me through my blog, a little background information for you. When my husband and I were dating, he would give me small gifts and they were usually bees. Before long, I had quite a collection. The bee gift giving has continued through our nine years of marriage. Now, all my friends and family are in on the search for bee things.

There is the usual assortment of stuffed bees and jewelry. I also have some more obscure items such as a remote control bee-mobile, a Tommy Hilfiger tie in orange with lavendar bees, a tin of Bee Kissed bee’s wax lip balm, and a picture frame made by a preschool class with their thumbprints made into bees. I also have a dvd of an old 50s horror movie, “The Invasion of the Bee Girls.”

Here are a couple of pictures of some of my bees.

Imagine my excitement when we attended an auction and they had this fabulous vintage cookie jar there! When they started the bidding on this cookie jar, my hand went up and I didn’t put it down until I had won the bid at $17. After the bidding was over, my husband laughed and asked me if I thought others realized I was not going to let this cookie jar get away from me. In front of the cookie jar is a cookie cutter set of a beehive, bee and a honeycomb. They aren’t vintage but I had to include them in the picture.

Every cookie jar needs some cookies. Check out this recipe for Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies.

See you all next week!


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25 comments:

Amy said...

wow you do have quite a collection, I love the bee honey jar :-)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What a fun and unique collection!
Those bee slippers just kill me!
Love the new look of your blog too.

Coloradolady said...

What a wonderful collection and the crowning glory for the queen bea is the cookie jar!! Love it! Very unusual.

Janet, said...

Lots of lovely bees! Cookie jar is my favorite. Now I know why you want my salt and pepper shakers.

CC said...

I love all your bees..specially the cookie jar. And I love your new look on your blog..it's wonderful. Happy VTT..have a great day.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What fun stuff and a great display..i can see why you had to have the cookie jar lol :)

bowerbirdz said...

That's gorgeous - to have a themed collection! Lots of cute stuff. Must see that movie one day - Invasion of the Bee Girls - sounds like a real hoot!

Elizabeth said...

That cookie jar is awesome! Great addition to your collection.

Small House said...

The cookie jar is wonderful! And I love your collection.
A gift giving husband! CUTE!!
Have a great day.
Sandra

Susan said...

How absolutely wonderful is this collection. Horror B-movie about bee girls, what a scream. Beautiful cookie jar.

Miri said...

Wonderful cookie jar...quite a collection!

ClassyChassy said...

I adore that behive cookie jar!

PC said...

WOW!!!so fun to see- thanks for sharing! Paula in Idaho

CarolynQuilts said...

Great collection of bees! I love the auction story--I have felt that way at auctions before too!

pammiejo said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. What part of Kansas are you from? It's pretty brave to just pack-up and move across the country - but, sometimes one has to do what one has to do. I love that bee cookie jar. PAM

mannequin said...

What a wonderful thing to have, a bee collection and how sweet of him to basically start that for you.
I am so happy to know the story behind it all ; thank you!
I also want to compliment you on your new improved blog! It looks great.

T Lee said...

Now how cute would those hive, bee and honeycombe shaped cookies bee in that cookie jar...precious!

Roslyn Atwood said...

Bees are definitely appropos for you Bea but who knew there were so many different expressions of them to "bee" happy about!
Roslyn

Protector of Vintage said...

Love the bee collection, especially the cookie jar! Thanks for providing the cookie recipe. I'm going to give it a try. Take care~

Rosie said...

Your bees are too cute! I really like your new blog design. Suits you perfectbee.

Dawn said...

Well, I'll bee--I've never seen such an assortment! Very cute cookie jar!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love your bee collection.. the honey jar & cookie jar is my fave.. thanks for sharing.. have a nice day!

Jeanne said...

That is TOOO CUTE. I don't have much luck finding "Bee" stuff any more. You are lucky.

Jewelgirl said...

What a "Bee"-utiful collection!
What fun!

Dawn said...

Love your bee collection!!
Here is some of my bee stitched collection -- http://dawnmlc.deviantart.com/gallery/#Bees-Xstitch