Tablescapes, Bees in the Garden

It’s too hot outside in the garden today so the garden is coming inside

tea for 2

a table for 2

bees and eggplants

for tea with the bees

bees in the garden table 5

set by the garden door

indoor garden table

a butterfly sandwich for nibbling perhaps

butterfly sandwich

and wine in a garden glass

eggplant garden table 1

a cup of tea with a spoonful of honey

tea for 2

some eggplant crisps


a sunflower goblet holds a plate of petit fours

cake plate on wine glass
cake plate on wine glass 2

and a votive candle hides in an eggplant house

polka dot garden table
bees in the garden table
polka dot summer table

Even if you’re not an eggplant fan

bees in the garden 1

I think you’ll enjoy these Eggplant Crisps!


Here’s the recipe:


Servings 16 slices


  • 1 large eggplant washed
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Panko or Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • sesame seeds
  • Marinara sauce optional


  • Slice the eggplant into 1/8″ thick rounds. Lay rounds out on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to draw out moisture. Turn slices over and salt other side and let sit for another 15 minutes. Pat slices dry, removing salt with additional paper towels.
  • Mix Parmesan and breadcrumbs in a ratio of 2 parts Parmesan to 1 part breadcrumbs. Generously coat a foil lined baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Dip slices in beaten egg, dredge in Parmesan breadcrumbs, heavily coating both sides. Lay slices on foil pan, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until golden and crispy.
  • Makes about 16 slices

for the Butterfly Sandwich recipe click here

Is it too hot to eat in your garden?


the garden wine glass and the sunflower goblet are from JMdesigns

The “eggplant estates” candle house is from Spring clearance at  Hobby Lobby

the dotted cloth is simply draped fabric remnants

the polka dot plates are from early this year


I am joining these great parties:

Cuisine Kathleen

No Minimalist Here

Easy Life

Home Girl

the Tablescaper

Alderberry Hill

Uncommon Designs

the Dedicated House

A Stroll Thru Life

the Gunny Sack

Worthing Court

15 Responses to “Tablescapes, Bees in the Garden”
  1. Fabulous table, Jenna. I love the colors! The eggplant looks wonderful, too.

  2. Kim Hood says:

    Yes, with this heat, inside meals are preferred! I’m loving the sunflower goblet, and using it as a plate stand. The eggplant recipe looks delicious – love that it is baked, not fried. I’m pinning it! All is lovely, as always.
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  3. Mary says:

    What a fun, whimsical, and colorful table Jenna! It was not raining here for a change today but too hot to do much outside~ gardening at the table is the way to go! Adorable butterfly sandwiches, sunflower glass plate holders at Eggplant Estates~ love it!

  4. Mona says:

    that little butterfly sandwich is so cute..and I love eggplant anyway I can get it….you are right that it is too hot to eat outside. I have given up on that idea until cooler weather.
    love, Mona

  5. Karen says:

    How fun! I love your butterfly sandwich.

  6. FABBY says:

    The polka dot plates are awesome! I don’t know why, but I am always drawn to polka dot things in general! Love it! Your butterfly sanwich is so cute! I’m al Let’s Dish. Big hugs,

  7. What a fun and whimsical tablescape, Jenna! Love the bee cups! And the eggplant crisps look excellent!

  8. this is so whimsical and perfect! I want to throw a party like this 🙂

  9. This is absolutely a darling table setting and I love the egg plant centerpiece! Really cute. I also like your eggplant crisp recipe!! Thanks for sharing on the BBQ Block Party.
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

  10. Ann O'Shields says:

    Your tablescape is so lovely – a feast for the eyes. I copied the eggplant recipe and was assembling my ingredients when I realized I couldn’t find the oven temp. to set. Does 375 sound about right? My toddler grandson loves every veggie we’ve offered him so far. I love that these aren’t fried. My mama’s were usually heavy with oil they had absorbed.

    • Oh no! Sorry Ann, I baked at 400, but 375 should work too. Thanks for letting me know, I’ll go fix it! I hope you and your grandson enjoy, it is definitely a nice change from soggy fried eggplant!


  11. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh I agree, it is way too hot to be outside, but this is such a lovely tablescape for indoors too. Beautiful colors and the eggplant sounds wonderful. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  12. Kathleen says:

    WHat a fun table, love the colors. Polka dots are always such fun!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let’s Dish!

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