Sunny Sunflower Decor
Sunflowers are native to the Americas and were actually seen as far back as 2600 B.C. in what is now present day Mexico. The name was derived from the sunflower's very obvious, bright yellow flower that resembles our very own sun. In the 16th century, seeds were brought to Europe and the use of sunflower oil became quite common in cooking; a technique that of course is still widely used today. Traditionally, the Native Americans would line the edges of their field with sunflowers as a way to "guard" their other three precious crops of the time: beans, corn and squash. In addition to the use of sunflower oil, which is extracted from the seeds, the seeds themselves have become a popular snack.
Sunshine for Your Walls
Sunflowers come in all shapes and sizes at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. If you're looking for the perfect way to accent a blank wall this season, consider a sunflower themed print or decorative wreath. Sunflower Seed Sign resembles a vintage seed packet, adding nostalgic charm to any wall. There's no denying that the Triple Sunflower Wreath will make you smile every time you see it. Offering rustic country appeal, Sunflower Canvas Print is made in Maine. Any of these options will do wonders for your sunflower themed decor in any room.
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Sunflowers really do look good on everything and in every room. In the kitchen or dining room consider Sunflower Hooked Chair Pad for a cheery chair topper in any room. Sunflower & Blue Jay Potholder offers a sure way to make a cheerful statement in your kitchen or dining room. Sunflower Decor Pillow offers wonderful vintage inspired appeal with a handwritten letter overlaying colorful imagery of a gardener's favorite flowers. Stamped postage in the corner completes the vintage mail aesthetic. Sunflower yellow, blue, green and red are all wonderful colors for decorating an entire room with these appealing flowers.
Accent rugs are suitable for the entrance of your home, in front of the kitchen sink or perhaps underneath a small table. Scalloped Rooster Rug is full of French country charm, making a bold statement in any room. Provence Sunflowers Rug brings the brightness and warmth of harvest floral motifs to your home. Rooster Coir Mat is constructed from natural coir fibers. Colorful rooster stands against a golden, striped background, which coordinates lovely with the two blooming sunflowers along the sides.