an orchid and beeswax candle DIY table scape

Hello friends. You know I can’t go too long without playing with a pretty table around here…so today I am sharing an orchid and homemade beeswax candle table setting. I love the bee honeycomb motif and the orchids just match perfectly.

orchid and beeswax candle tablescape

I’ve been wanting to make my own beeswax candles for awhile now. This is the kit I used to create mine. I was able to make theses 4 candles plus 3 more that I will be sharing in a vignette next week. There are still more beeswax sheets left to create additional candles so the value is really good for the kit. I will share a tutorial in an upcoming post on how to create these in case you’re interested in making your own.

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orchid and beeswax candle tablescape

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details about the orchid and beeswax candle table styling

These are my favorite type of orchids. I have had a pair for many years now, and you can read about them here {orchids 101}. I love their delicate smaller size and the soft muted green yellowish color, which really appeals to me.

orchid and honeycomb tablescape

The color of the beeswax is very similar, but I would say it’s a yellowish green instead, if that makes sense. Anyway, the silver tray with the candles and orchids is our current centerpiece in the kitchen. It was been for awhile now, and I wanted to build a tablescape around it since it makes me so happy.

orchid and beeswax candle tablescape

I let the beeswax inspire me and used a honeycomb motif to guide me. You can see this other {bee theme tablescape} I set last year. I borrowed many of the details from last year’s table, but changed the total feel of the table.

place setting details for the orchid and beeswax candle table styling

Like I said, the plate stack is very similar to last year’s bee themed table. Details for this plate stack:

  • Charger: thrifted silver plate assorted tray
  • Dinner plate: Williams-Sonoma Black Bistro plate
  • Accent | Side plate: Royal Stafford black transfer-ware plate
  • Appetizer plate: Williams-Sonoma Honeycomb plate
honeycommb tablescape

The flatware is a mix and match of different everyday items we use around here. The Laguiole ivory French knife is the star of the flatware show.

honeybee tablescape

The glassware is also mismatched. The white milk glass goblets are reproductions I found at Tuesday Morning years ago. I saw them in the store a few times, until I finally broke down and bought them. I am so glad I did, since I use them all.the.time. The low ball glasses are Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid pattern from our wedding registry, which we also use frequently.

orchid and beeswax candle tablescape

Now, one of my favorite parts of the table are the linens. Gingham always gets me every single time! The napkins are mustard yellow with gray trim and the table topper is gray with yellow trim. I bought the napkins and topper on different shopping excurions without even realizing it. They are made of 100% hand-spun linen and they are of amazing quality. The brand is Caravan. I would buy them in every color combination if I could.

orchid and beeswax candle tablescape

centerpiece details for the orchid and beeswax candle table styling

Like I mentioned before, the centerpiece is actually our current everyday centerpiece on the kitchen table. The centerpiece is grounded with said linen topper and followed by a vintage, thrifted silver tray.

orchid and beeswax candle tablescape

The tray was a great thrift find. It’s a deep rectangular tray with handles and feet. All those little details make it more interesting. Silver is always one of the the things I look for at thrift stores. I love the vintage vibes silver provides. You can read about my silver plate obsession here {metals I – silverplate}.

orchid and beeswax candle tablescape

On the silver tray a variety of glass pieces hold the orchids and the beeswax candles. All the pieces are also thrift store finds except the hurricane, which I bought new. Have I mentioned that love to thrift shop? Our next series of Thrifted Goodies comes out next week, so be sure to drop by.

beeswax candles DIY

I love how the orchids and the beeswax candles compliment each other. They make me smile and are the ultimate muses for this tablescape. I have some patriotic and garden tablescapes scheduled for the rest of the summer. Stay tuned.

beeswax candles DIY

get the look

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness”.

Chinese Proverb

sharing @ between naps on then porch


  1. sdsikes says:

    I also love thrifting! You have put it all together so eloquently! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! I love that you never know what you’ll find thrifting and suddenly you have a favorite piece! Thanks for the visit. XO- MJ

  2. Such a lovely table MaryJo! I especially love the last one where you’ve lit the candles – that glow is magical! I also love your silver and crystal, and those candles are so cool. Plus orchids! Wow! This whole table is a showstopper!!

    1. Thanks so much Barbara. I appreciate your kind words. The candles are super fun and I’ll be making more. Thanks for the visit friend. XO- MaryJo

  3. Cara says:

    I am a mad for plaid kind of gal, and every time I see your Ralph Lauren plaid tumblers I swoon over them! I need a set to add to my glass obsession, I have so many packed away since I do not have the room to store them for everyday use, but those I would proudly have out all the time! Your table setting looks amazing as always MaryJo!

    1. Thanks so much Cara. Yes, I’m so sad RL discontinued the Glen Plaid pattern. I would love to add other shapes to our set but they are crazy expensive now if you can find them. RL has a new plaid pattern but I don’t like it as much. I keep hoping I’ll stumble across some while thrifting or at flea markets. Thanks for the visit! XO- MJ

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