Bee & Thistle

Welcome to Bee and Thistle!

Here we are again!! We are ready for St. Patrick's Day and gearing up for Spring. For St. Pat's, we have a real treat for you with our vintage Belleek tea set, service for 8. This was a real find for us, probably the first one we have ever seen for sale. Accompanying the tea set is a wide variety of Irish items ranging from beautiful angels to table top, to a variety of plaques, serving pieces and sayings.

For you Paris enthusiasts, either dreaming of or going to Paris, you will enjoy our new window. For Spring, you have to see Eileen's find, the Flutter Shawl. Customers have commented on the quality of the fabric and the beautiful patterns. You can wear it many different ways, and it can accompany virtually any outfit.

Favorites at The Bee & Thistle continue to be tea or wine-related items, frames, and antique china and stemware. The new favorite is our handbag collection. We just placed orders for our Spring collection, so keep an eye on the windows for a hint at their arrival. Be sure to visit our Gift Selections page to see the breadth of our selections.

The Bee & Thistle also offers a chair repair service including both gluing and repair, as well as caning, rush and splint seats. Come see us!

Eileen and John Dilley

Featured Product:
Belleek Tea Set for Eight

Belleek Set

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Featured Product: Belleek Tea Set for Eight

Vintage Belleek tea set, service for eight. With the serving pieces, there is a total of 29 items. Most of the pieces have the 6th mark (green, 1965-80), and two of the pieces have the 7th mark (gold, 1980-92). Eileen and I think this is one of a kind, not having seen another like it for sale in 40 years.
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Peek in Our Store:

  • Our Store #1
    Our Store #1
    The outside....
  • Our Store #2
    Our Store #2
    ...and the inside....
  • Window #1: Paris
    Window #1: Paris
    We have had a lot of interest in Paris in recent months. So, responding to our customers, voila! There is a real variety of items in this window. Items range from great platters and tidbit plates, to dessert plates to a fun set of salt and peppers. There is even a letter opener, a card case and a pill box. To be truly 'French', we also have a great variety of wine items and cheese boards.
  • Window #2: Image of the Olde Sod
    Window #2: Image of the Olde Sod
    For those of us who love a touch of the green, The Bee & Thistle has these items and much more inside. We'll start with the beautiful angels, then coffee mugs with the Irish blessing (May the road rise to meet you...), a beautiful platter, a tea for one, tea tidies, cheese plate with spreader, and top it all of with a basket of Paddy's Pigs.
  • Window #3: The Chanticler Window
    Window #3: The Chanticler Window
    Ah yes, the Bee & Thistle has had the pleasure of helping adorn many Maplewood kitchens with the ever popular roosters. We have a number of large, ceramic roosters and even a white, cast iron rooster doorstop that you can see in this window. Other items include oil bottles, salt and peppers, snack plates. The roosters are even joined by some farmyard pigs (also popular).