Sunflowers are such a happy flower.  Bursting with colour, they seem to bring the energy of the sun with them wherever they go.

This bunch from Trader Joe’s is among the first of the season, particularly notable for the still-yellow centre. As the season goes on, we will see the seeds mature and the centres will be more darkly hued.

I discovered these Budable silicone caps for arranging flowers and ordered some from Amazon (where else??).  

You simply stretch them over the opening of a vase or jug, and voila, instant flower arrangement.

The Farm Animal salad plates are from Pier 1 last year. I love the comical expressions on the faces of the pig, lamb, rooster and mallard duck.

They are still available this year. Pier 1 seems to have a rooster thing going right now. They have a very fun set of four rooster plates and pasta bowls, and some ceramic hens that would make a wonderful table arrangement. The rooster watercolour napkins look lovely, also. I may have to think about expanding my rooster collection!


The red rooster open salts are also from Pier 1.

The Sawyer wood handled cutlery is from World Market and the Cece Striped napkins are from  The Old Williamsburg Deep Blue iced tea glasses are vintage from  The whitewashed wicker chargers are from Pier 1 a few years ago, and now discontinued.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.