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Looking for inspiration to decorate your table this Spring?
We are delighted to team up with talented designer and stylist Sarah from Retwiggd to bring you our Spring table setting. Sarah created the most beautifully styled table using Millbee's beeswax candles, organic napkins, Spring blossoms from her garden, old bottles, and vintage pots.
The warm Spring colours and botanical prints add a beautiful freshness to the table.
Yellow with Pink
Two of the colors I most associate with Spring are pink and yellow. We are surrounded by yellow daffodils and pink blossoms which are welcome after the muted and dark winter tones. In colour psychology, pink and yellow are signs of hope. They are positive colours that inspire warm and comforting feelings, a sense that all will be well. Pink is also associated with love so I say yes to bringing more of this into the home! Have fun and mix more vibrant hues with darker ones.
If you want to create the feeling of an abundance of flowers you can use botanical prints along with fresh blossoms. Don't be afraid to layer prints as Sarah did using Millbee's napkins and pink Burleigh print plate.
All about the Bees
Many people associate Springtime with bees. We love to see them buzzing around fresh blossoms after a long Winter indoors. You can also introduce these amazing creatures into your home through decorations. Botanical prints, bees and butterflies have featured for hundreds of years in our home decorations and are timeless.
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
It feels like we are in a surreal moment in time. People's routines have changed drastically but what's interesting is how we are coming together as a community. Last week I did an interview with Amanda Kavanagh from Image.ie for a piece on bees and our community. It got me thinking more about our community and how strong and supportive we can be when we come together. Communities are coming together to look out for the elderly or those in need and support their local business. People are chatting to their neighbors over walls. Amongst all the mayhem of Covid-19, it's nice that time has slowed down and we are making time to talk to each other.
Adjusting to our new lives
It does feel that this is going on a long time but I think we are all adjusting to a radical change in our lives. I am normally self-motivated but I found this week difficult. An emotional rollercoaster! And I felt guilty as other people have it much more difficult than I do. We need to look after ourselves as well as each other during this time. Routines will be broken. New emotions are emerging (so many up and down days!) This is an adjusting period so I suppose we just have to roll with it!
This was me this time last year in a field of rapeseed. Image credit Ruth Connelly
Connecting with Nature
For a few minutes every day, I head out to the garden for a stroll. Taking in new blossoms, bumblebees, scents, and the sound of birds chirping. It's free therapy and I feel reenergized for a while longer. There has never been a better time to connect with nature. If you can, head for a walk in your garden or a local park. If you need a project to keep you sane, why not give gardening a go. Even if it's just potting plants. Irish seed savers have some great traditional varieties. If you want to find out more about bees or even start beekeeping have a read of the article in Image.ie.