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Home Inspiration: A beautiful Autumn table setting

Looking for inspiration to decorate your table this Autumn?

We are delighted to team up with talented designer and stylist Sarah from Retwiggd to bring you an Autumn table setting. Sarah created the most beautifully styled table using Millbee's beeswax candles, organic napkins, flowers from her garden, old bottles, and vintage pots.

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The warm Autumn colours add a lovely cozy ambiance to the table. 

Sarah's Masterclass 

Shortly after Sarah styled her table using Millbee's products I watched her give a masterclass for Inside Out Homeshow - an online home, garden and lifestyle event supporting charity FRIENDS OF THE COOMBE.

So here's what I learned:

1. Mix & Match. For me this is both practical and looks beautiful. You can create an eclectic look with vintage jars, crockery and basically just use what you have. Sarah moved around pieces then stood back to see if they looked right. It's good to take a bit of time to set the table. Perhaps treat it as a ritual!

2. Create Symmetry. When you place everything on the table observe them against each other.  Do some pieces look too big or tall? Using smaller vases is a good idea if you don't want to obstruct people's view sitting across from each other.

3. Color. It's good to have a color scheme in mind. Flowers, candles or squashes are ideal for creating a beautiful warm  Autumnal color scheme. 

4. Texture. When it comes to design and styling I always try to consider texture especially because we're all about nature here in Millbee. I loved to see Sarah break away from the traditional tablecloth and leave the wooden table exposed. You can add layers and texture using table-mats, a table runner or napkins.  She also shared some creative techniques on how to fold napkins. 

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Millbee's organic cotton and hemp napkins

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If you would like to get started on creating a seasonal display or gift to your favorite food lover we have 5% OFF Millbee's Food Lovers Giftset - Use the code TABLE5

October 27, 2021 — Jennifer Doyle
5 Different ways To Use Your Beeswax Wraps This Summer

5 Different ways To Use Your Beeswax Wraps This Summer

Wondering how to use your beeswax wraps in the Summer? When the sun is shinning it's best to make the most of it! Try to get outdoors and soak up some vitamin D. Here's 5 ways to use your beeswax wraps outdoors!

Picnics

When it comes to picnic I recommend a good strong basket. I picked up one in our local farmers market - a great investment! I love to bring bread and a knife with some sandwich fillers (cheese, ham, hummus) and prepare outside. Less prep time indoors! I usually have bread already wrapped in the pantry so it's just a matter of throwing it into the basket. 

Salads

Whether you are making a salad for your lunch-break or a social gathering you can prepare in advance and keep covered in the fridge till later. Keep the dressing separate and mix when ready to eat. You don't want soggy lettuce! As well as the health benefits, making your own salads can save money and you can be as creative as you like! 

Outdoor Activities

One plus to beeswax wraps is that they are lightweight and convenient. If you are going for a cycle or hike they don't take up much space and keep your food wrapped up tightly!

Sandwich Wraps

When it comes to eating on the go Millbee's lunch pack beeswax wrap sizes are ideal. You can make your sandwich in advance, wrap it in a sandwich pouch and all your fillings will stay intact! 

BBQ

Summer BBQ's are the best! You can marinade vegetable dishes in advance and leave over night in the fridge. The same goes for vegetable burgers. I love this 15 minute vegetable burger recipe from the Happy Pear. 

I hope you get some Summer inspiration from our 5 uses for Millbee's Beeswax Wraps. Enjoy your Summer!

 

July 21, 2021 — Jennifer Doyle
Millbee Studio Fundit Project

Millbee Studio Fundit Project

I had the idea to run workshops in candle making for the past couple of years and have now decided to bite the bullet and set these up! Over the past 20 years, I've worked on various design and craft projects as well as teaching courses and facilitating workshops. Perhaps the recent restrictions with no socialising allowed have urged me to create these workshops. Making products together and sharing stories in a group setting is appealing to me and I hope it is for you too! So with this in mind, we are developing our studio space to facilitate creative workshops with an emphasis on well-being. Our first classes will be candle-making. Participants will learn traditional candle dipping methods, using moulds and making hand-rolled candles from beeswax.

Our molded candles are made from 100% beeswax with eco dyes

Coffee and herbal tea ceremonies will take place in our garden room among plants, calming scents and music. Our goal is to provide a sensory experience for participants and a tranquil environment to recharge and practice mindfulness through craft.

 

Making Millbee's beeswax candles using the traditional dipping method

Fundit Campaign


We have our studio space and a half-built wellness garden room. But we need help to get our workshops fully set up. I felt creating a Fundit Campaign was our best option to do this. When you fund our project you will receive a mix of Millbee products and/or vouchers for our upcoming workshops. We plan to start workshops in September. Your money will go towards candle-making equipment (melting pots, dipping rigs, jugs), chairs, toilet facility, exit door, and completion of the garden wellness room (windows, bench seating & stove). If you would like to find out further information or fund our campaign please check out our Fundit Page

 

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May 28, 2021 — Jennifer Doyle