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Etsy Favorites: Summer Sunflowers

July 26, 2011, 08:00 am  Posted by Lark
 

This time of the year when the heat and humidity are wearing me down, making me feel like I could just collapse on the spot into a bedraggled mess, there are some quintessential elements of Summer that help to remind me that this time of the year does indeed have its merits. Sunflowers are one of those shining beacons of hope and joy at a time when we all need a little lift.

Usually standing quite tall in stature with its large, round flower head opened wide like a sun motif. These absolutely remarkable plants feature heads consisting of 1,000-2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base. Long a source of food for both its seeds and oil, the sunflower plant (helianthus annuus) is also a truly spectacular decorative bloom to add to any floral arrangement. I myself prefer to grab a handful from a local farmers market this time of the year and simply let them hog the spotlight alone in a vase. I guarantee you they will bring cheer to any room.

And so, in need of a little cheer myself, I took to Etsy in search of sunflower joy. What follows are some hand-picked (ouch!) items that I thought captured the singular beauty of this warm weather wonder. Be sure to check out the larger images and links to the seller’s shops after the jump.

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Sunflower Photograph by Sixth and Main

Helios (Original Etching of a Sunflower) by Stephanie Martin

Sunflower Letterpress Card by Paper Dragonfly

Sunflowers Moleskine by Shoofly

Large Sunflower Hand Carved Stamps by Green Garden Stamps

Unisex Sunflower Tee Shirt by Naturwrk

Vintage Sunflower Print by Decelerate

Carved Mini Celedon Sunflower Bowl by Clayforms

Western Meadowlark & Sunflower Print by Dutch Door

Hand Painted Sunflower Mugs by Artisvast

 
 
 
 

6 Responses

    Suze says:

    Lovely. I do love sunflowers-so cheerful on a muggy hot day!

    Myan says:

    what a cheery & beautiful collection! thanks so much for including my photograph. happy summer! :) xx myan {sixth&main}

    Jessica says:

    Thank you for including my stamp in your wonderful collection of sunflowers! So many beauties here! 

    Decelerate says:

    Wow these are stunning! You made my day that much brighter. Thank-You!

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