How much fun can you have with a $5.00 bouquet of sunflowers?
Would three days of photo shoots be enough? I think so … yes I do, and now I’m going to set it on a table and simply look at it. I’m done …
For my first image, I put one sunflower in the new blue vase I found at Target, set that on an old baking sheet, and added a little yellow dipping bowl. Then I threw in the vintage fork for no other reason than I don’t have a hand carved wooden spoon (smile).
The backdrop for the following image is the board that slides into my desk to hold my keyboard (you gotta get creative!) Then there’s the old burned stone/clay pizza pan I found at a garage sale (hubby was perplexed), and finally, some sharp thorns I found in a ditch.
The collage I made for By Arrangement, with the page from an Anthropologie catalog:
… and finally a side view with a piece of artwork by Emily Winfield Martin which I found in a Flow magazine. The little caption on it (which you can’t read) says “spoil yourself” … ummm … OK …
… don’t mind if I do …
I promised to share my Anthro purchase but I didn’t get it together in time to get some good photos so it will have to wait … perhaps I’ll have it ready for Sunday Sundries … (it’s a cookbook). However, I did find an interesting site whilst I was visiting Anthropologie online. It’s called Terrain, and oh my … it’s filled with wonderful eye-candy. Have you seen it? You should have a look!
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Viv Halliwell says
Great finds Barb love the earthly look of your creations . I’m off to Anthro in Edinburgh next week, can’t wait…
Thank you, Viv! have fun!
Michelle B says
That was $5 well spent. All so beautiful! My favorite is your first image. I love the processing and the old cookie sheet for the background. I found a great wooden spoon on Etsy, but I think your fork looks perfect. :)
Nancy Jeanne Morlino says
Oh the last one is priceless with her looking at your setup. Love how the sunflower matches her headpiece. Funny you should mention Terrain. They always had a spot at the Philadelphia Flower Show and the owner could not have been nicer. Disappointed they were not there the past few years as their displays and wares were beautiful. If I remember correctly he gave me some planted grass from his display to put in my Easter basket.
Sherri B. says
Gah! Such an eye you have – beautiful, each and every one!
Thank you, Sherri! :)
Nancy Jeanne Morlino says
PS Browsing the Terrain site it is definitely the same one..I visited the shop in PA when I was at my friends house in Delaware. Looks like they were bought out by Anthropologie? No wonder they were not at the show.
It does appear that Anthropologie did buy them – I would dearly love to visit that shop/restaurant! Wouldn’t that be divine!
Nancy Jeanne Morlino says
Yes it would, especially this time of year. I keep going back to their blog, candied violets? birds nest wreath? I am an hour 48 minutes away and currently we are having more snow. I am tempted to go for Easter Brunch!
48 minutes away?!! I would be on the road right now ;)
amy of four corners design says
$5 well spent! and though you don’t have a wooden spoon now, I have a feeling you will be getting one to shot soon!
and I believe that Terrain was started by Anthro years ago as a garden focused store…have always heard that the place is incredible!
Happy First day of Spring to you Barb!
Thank you, Amy!
barb what a GORGEOUS series. aren’t we so lucky as photographers that a $5 bunch of flowers can provide so much enjoyment and inspiration! :) and i love the variety of looks you created with your shots all with the same theme. just awesome! happy friday! xoxo
Thank you, Kelly! Happy Spring to you!
so very pretty.
Thank you, Theresa!
Donna Milburn says
These are absolutely stunning Barb and so inspiring. Your photos make me want to rush out and buy some sunflowers. I love what you chose for backgrounds… great ideas…. thank you for sharing! I don’t have one of those wooden spoons either…. hopefully one day I will find one.
Thank you Donna!
Lisa @ SLP says
I love all of these. Of course, sunflowers are my absolute favorite, so maybe I am biased? Hmmmm, thinking, nope not biased these are just lovely shots, all three collections.
Thank you Lisa!
Wow, all are gorgeous, Barb !
Love the first one … and the one you made for By Arrangement !
So nice you have a Flow too :-)
Enjoy the weekend,
Thank you so much Sylvia!
Your images are stunning! Being from Kansas, I have a very large spot in my heart for sunflowers :) Those thorns are such an inspiration – I think I’ll go right out and cut some off the locust trees now!
Thank you, Anita! I googled locust trees – oh my – they look nasty!! but fabulous at the same time … I wonder what mine are from – I don’t think it’s locust.
Marilyn Gallas says
Wonderful shots of sunflowers.
Thank you so much, Marilyn!
Villroses hage says
I like your mantra and photos.
Sunflowers are so photogenic!
Thank you, Villroses hage!
Lisa Gordon says
Absolutely beautiful, Barb, and the second one, to me is simply perfection.
I love everything about it, but especially the composition.
Have a great weekend!
Sarah C says
Hi! Just popping in very quick to say, “hello” and “beautiful!” I love sunflowers! xx
Beyond the Dog Dish says
Sunflowers I think make everyone smile! Ahhh I had an old baking sheet I pitched last year before I started Still Life, sort of regret that now. It looks great as a background for your flowers.