Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sunflowers and Bees!

Each year I plant a package of sunflower seeds in a corner of my flower bed. I love watching them grow, some days it seems like they grow a foot overnight! I look forward to when they will bloom, they are such a bright and festive flower! Once we have blooms, the bees flock to the flower heads, they are a natural pairing. In the fall, once the flower heads have dried up, I harvest the seeds and leave for the birds during the winter months. My flower beds are full of color but they also serve to nourish the birds, bees and butterflies.
I brought sunflowers and bees into the house for this tablesetting. The sunflower plates are new (Pier 1), everything else I had, so it was just a matter of mixing and matching until I got the look I was envisioning. I ended up having a lot more green than I wanted, so added a pop of pink in the Gerbera daisies, to bring out the pink that is in the pitcher.


Our front door even has a sunflower in the form of this wreath I bought through an Etsy vendor.  I have had so many neighbors stop and tell me how much they like this on my bright red door!

Today I'm linking up to Tablescape Thursday.


  1. What a bright and sunny table you've set!

  2. What a very sunny post. No matter how they are used, sunflowers make things happy.

  3. You have put together one gorgeous and oh so happy tablescape. I love all of your details. You are very talented.

  4. Your tablescape is beautiful! I love sunflowers, and those plates are so pretty! I also love the bumble bee napkin rings. They are adorable and add the perfect touch to your table!

  5. Love love this! How marvelous to grow your own... wont grow here... also,love the sunflower plates.... a delightful table for sure~~