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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The French Bee

I am always in search of inspiration...always. When I take the time to slow down and look, I realize it is everywhere. Last month I was so fortunate to find myself in Arizona for a lovely getaway. Once again I realize that I am a very lucky girl! Upon taking an afternoon stroll I stumbled on an unexpected treasure...

The French Bee

 Walking into this shop literally took my breath away. Nestled into an elegant shopping district in Keirland Commons sits this wonderland for the senses. The French Bee is the epitome of fantastic fantasy floral design for every home. All the arrangements are designed and arranged by the very talented and creative owner Michael Hansen.
If you are in Arizona you must visit one of their lovely locations...

It is almost hard to believe that each and every one of these incredible blossoms are artificial. The quality is truly spectacular and the attention to detail is extraordinary.

Every vignette is simply superb...

The florals range from wreaths to centerpieces to topiaries and the everlasting water arrangements are beyond imagination. 

Not only are the florals exquisite but they also offer an incredible array of accessories all displayed to perfection...
charming lamps, porcelain urns, European oil paintings, hand painted and fringe trimmed throw pillows, elegant case goods and upholstered furnishings, garden themed statuary and accessories, vintage inspired mirrors, delectable tableware and unique chandeliers.
Every square inch offers a true feast for the eyes... 

I feel so blessed to have ventured into this incredible shop. It is so worth a visit.

The French Bee
Keirland Commons
15220 North Scottsdale Road Suite 180
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

If you will not be in the area or would like more information, please visit their website...

I think I spent the better part of the afternoon wandering through the displays. I was lost in my own little fairy tale. I would like to send a special thanks to the wonderful "Bee family"  that took the time to share and present every little detail of the shop with such care.  

There will be more photos to come...


  1. what great photographs and a keen eye

  2. Melinda I happened upon your blog.. I am Michael Hansen of The French Bee.. thank you for enjoying the hard work and time that goes into pulling off what we do.. thank you for allthe kind words..