Hi my friends,
have you ever wondered just what in the heck the saying,
"the bees knees" really means?
I know I have. So I did what all inquiring minds do. . .
I googled it. :)
Excellent - the highest quality'
Well, isn't that just the 'bees knees'? hee-hee,
couldn't wait to use it!
You all know how much I love finding vintage items at thrift shops. But, did you know that it doesn't necessarily have to be vintage to be 'the bees knees'?
Just look at this sweet little mug I found last week. Isn't it just bee-utiful? Yup, the bees knees!
Last year I was elated when I spied this beehive cloche at a thrift shop in Provo. I knew exactly what it was. It came with a cake stand and was sold at Desert Book for some pretty big bucks. No stand, but that was okay with me. I had one that was just a shade darker, but I knew it would work.
Look what I found at the same time as the mug.
The brown one, complete with the stand and in it's original box! A $20 score! Wait for it, wait for it, the 'bees knees'!
As I looked around as to what I wanted to display inside it, this sweet sunflower pincushion made by my sis caught my eye.
The chocolate brown center was perfect for this cake stand. Yup, the 'bees knees'!
Notice how much bigger this stand is than my yellow one. It is one big baby!
These fun Debbie Mumm glasses are another thrift find that isn't old. Still, the bees knees!
By now, my home is usually all decked out patriotic. With the upcoming wedding I haven't taken the time to pull it out.
I am still enjoying my bee theme.
This thrift find honey pot was missing it's top, but for 50 cents I couldn't pass it up.
Along with these sweet little dipping bowls. I even brought home a single shaker. It's a beehive, how could I not?
These S&P shakers were a vacation find. Not a thrift shop, but reasonable at a consignment store.
I won this little b&w cubby at bunco last month. Perfect for my table décor. One might say, it's the 'bees knees'!
My friend, Connie just made the apron. See the cute buzzing bees?
Well one thing is for sure. You may forget this post, but you surely aren't going to forget the saying, the 'bees knees' anytime soon! lol!
and in case you're wondering,
There's no profound reason to relate bees and knees other than the jaunty-sounding rhyme. In the 1920s it was fashionable to use nonsense terms to denote excellence - 'the snake's hips', 'the kipper's knickers', 'the cat's pyjamas/whiskers', 'the monkey's eyebrows' and so on. Of these, the bee's knees and the cat's whiskers are the only ones to have stood the test of time.