Last Friday, I gave a book talk at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Antique Show.
It was such a fun event, in a wonderful little village! On my way to the preview party on Friday evening, I was chatting with my friend, Ed Springs. We discussed how we didn’t need anything and doubted we would see anything that was really fun and different. Just after our first glass of wine, we rounded the corner to the Whitehall Antiques booth. On the wall hung the most unique little items…”Museum Bees”! We were both instantly intrigued by these little collectibles!
I was taken with the bees and selected a group of seven little bees. I thought they were a fun variety of old frames!
These “Museum Bees” are carefully created from antique frames from the 19th century. The creator, Trace Mayer uses recycled frames and then adds a variety of little ornaments, the first of which was Napoleon’s Bee (Hence the Name!)
This web site is delightful, so have a look for yourself at www.MuseumBees.com .
I also could not resist a group of lovely rams, with old frames highlighted in “Carolina Blue”… for a good friend and client. (Of course he graduated from Carolina!)
There was such a variety of little ornaments to suit every taste…dragonflys, dogs, bees, rams, lions, elephants, foxes, and so many more!
I thought they would be lovely to hang in a group or simply to put together as a table top collection. The little screws at the top are for hanging, but can easily be removed if you prefer a table top collection.
They certainly would make a great little hostess gift, perhaps attached to a nice bottle of wine… or for a little paper weight!
I always enjoy finding something unique and different and these Museum Bees certainly are that!