Friday, October 22, 2010

SUNNY SUNFLOWERS

SUNFLOWERS
These end of the summer flowers
are so big, bold and brilliant!

Their warm yellow color helps to give us the last burst
of brilliant sunshine before autumn really sets in.
The rich brown center
reminds me that fall is here.
So it makes sense that these gorgeous
flowers make some of the best fall bouquets
and arrangements
for your home
or special events this season










Even babies love them

Some of the best
paintings

and most notable ones are sunflowers
These sunflowers look great in this type of French vase
called a Confit Pot

Pretty au Naturelle arrangements

are great for fall!
Sunflowers look great
in plain white vases

(um hello, are you going to my house with that delivery?????)

or in jars


(I love this sunny arrangement from DUSTY LU)
or bottles
or buckets

or even boots!!!
Some even make pretty pillows
There's nothing like a sunny wedding
with this sunny wedding flower

Here's an unexpected boutonniere
and here are some gorgeous bouquets

and centerpieces
and special arrangements
cakes and .....
of course,
CUPCAKES!


Yum!
I hope you have a SUNsational fall weekend!!
I've gotta run now and go find that delivery man
IMAGES FROM: COUNTRY LIVING, VERANDA, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, GETTY IMAGES, CORBIN GURKIN PHOTOGRAPY, JULIE AFFLERBAUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, LUNA PHOTO, TRACEY KUMER, ANNE GEDDES, BLUE PEACOCK PHOTOGRAPHY, WILLOW HOME AND GARDEN, BARNHOUSE, FABULOUSLY FRENCH, STONE GABLE, OLIVET, BEES AND FLEUR DE LIS, DUSTY LU, A SOFT PLACE, JANET WEIBE ANTIQUES, L'ART DE BOUQUET, INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY, RETIRE ABROAD GUIDE, HUNTERDON COUNTY NJ SENIOR ART SHOW, CRE8TIVA, THUNDA FUNDA, HUBPAGES, WALLPAPER STOP, LET'S ENTERTAIN, AMY'S BAKING CO., NICOLE'S CONFECTIONS CAKE CREATIONS, ONCE WED, CREATE MY EVENT, Q WEDDINGS, PROJECT WEDDING, ETSY: IRONSIDEELMPASTOS

6 comments :

It's me said...

What a lovely sunflowering post today..............wishing you a happy weekend lots of joy...and maybe sunflowers.....love Ria...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful images! Sunflowers seem to stand for happiness! I love seeing a big field of them! ♥

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello~One of my all time Favs! ~Cheers Kim

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a sunny post! There are so many wonderful, creative ideas here. I'm bookmarking this post. I have to keep coming back for inspiration! Thanks for including me in your tribute to the beloved sunflower!
Yvonne

Tamera said...

Loved this post Gail! One of my favorite flowers.
Beautiful images.
Thank you for sharing!
Tam

Debby said...

These are gorgeous! I had bought some at a farmer's market and they were so cheery on my kitchen island & they lasted forever! xo