Advice from a Sunflower and Sunny Floral DIYs + Table Inspiration

Find flower arrangement and table inspiration using sunflowers to transition for summer into fall.

Sunflower with bee | © #sunflower #bee

Happy Monday!

While there are plenty of summer days left here in North Carolina,

I’m thinking and dreaming of fall, my favorite season!

Judging by what I’m seeing on my Pinterest feed, I’m not alone. ;)

Fresh floral table runner DIY with sunflowers | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall #DIY

Sunflowers convey warmth and symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.

They have a cheery sun-like appearance with their open faces framed by yellow petals,

known as “rays”, and are the perfect flower for late summer and to transition into fall.

Sunflowers convey warmth and symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. | © #sunflower

 I’m sharing a little sunflower love today from the archives . . .

Watering can with sunflowers | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall

Click on the highlighted links below if you’d like to see tutorial details

or for table sources.

Dining with Sunflowers on dock of lake | © #sunflower #tablescape #lake #alfresco

Dining with Sunflowers on the Dock

A farmhouse plaid tablecloth provides a colorful foundation for dockside dining with sunflowers

Bees, Sunflowers and Hydrangeas Arrangement and Tablescape | © #sunflower #tablescape #DIY

Bees, Sunflowers and Hydrangeas Arrangement +Tablescape

An embossed bee and honeycomb pot provides a vase for an arrangement with sunflowers and hydrangeas and dining with bees

Lakeside Table with Sunflowers and Black and White Buffalo Check | © #sunflower #tablescape #alfresco

Lakeside Table with Sunflowers and Black and White Buffalo Check

Celebrating summer with black and white buffalo check and cheery sunflowers.

Sunflowers and Apples Transitional Arrangement and Tablescape | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall #DIY

Sunflowers and Apples Transitional Tablescape

DIY floral arrangement incorporating sunflowers with apples. No flower arranging skills required for this easy flower arranging method!

Sunflowers on the porch | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall

Sunflowers on the Porch

Welcoming September with sunflowers on the porch and a ‘Fleur du Soleil’ watering can

Sunshine on a Stem and Buzzing with Bees Tablescape | © #sunflower #tablescape #DIY

Sunshine on a Stem & Buzzing with Bees

DIY fresh floral table runner centerpiece with an eco-friendly tool, chicken wire. Post includes flower longevity tips and additional floral inspiration.

Woodland Friends Fall Table and DIY Floral Runner wit Sunflowers | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall #DIY

Woodland Friends Fall Table + DIY Floral Runner

DIY blooming table runner using fresh flowers. You’ll also find additional fall table inspiration.

 Transitional Flower Arrangement with Sunflowers and Upcycled Flower Frog Hack | © #sunflower #fall #DIY

A Sunny Transitional Flower Arrangement and Upcycled Flower Frog

Flower arranging hack and upcycle, using a garden center plant tray as a flower frog.

Sunflowers and Apples Arrangement on the Porch | © #sunflower #fall #DIY

Sunflowers and Apples Arrangement on the Porch

DIY floral arrangement with sunflowers and apples and “fall” on a tray.

DIY Blooming Pumpkin Using a Shortcut and Alfresco Fall Table | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall #DIY

How to Make a Blooming Pumpkin Using a Shortcut + Alfresco Fall Table

Create a blooming pumpkin centerpiece for your fall or Thanksgiving table with this easy shortcut!

Flower arrangement on tray with sunflowers | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall #DIY

Advice from a sunflower:

Be bright, sunny and positive.

Spread seeds of happiness.

Rise, shine, and hold your head high.

Advice from a sunflower: Be bright, sunny and positive. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, shine, and hold your head high. | © #sunflower #quote


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Sunflower floral arrangement and tablescape inspiration | © #sunflower #tablescape #fall #DIY #porch #alfresco

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  23 comments for “Advice from a Sunflower and Sunny Floral DIYs + Table Inspiration

  1. Dorinda Selke
    August 22, 2022 at 6:28 am


  2. Grace
    August 22, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Always loved sunflowers as they are so easy to grow as well as so cheery in the garden. This morning the clouds and showers have returned, so your post was a “sunny” and welcome “good morning”! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Cindi
    August 22, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Just what I needed on this rainy morning…I love all the flower arrangements…they are always so beautiful. Your post…brought a huge smile to my face. I planted a bed of sunflowers twice and only got one lonely sunflower…but the squirrels in my yard said “Thanks for the treats!” Next year I will be putting netting down. 😀 Peace.

  4. franki Parde
    August 22, 2022 at 7:02 am

    We see “fields od them” driving along our country roads…lots of happy birds this winter, etc!! franki

  5. Susan
    August 22, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Love your site!! So glad I discovered it. I look forward to reading all the time!!

    • Sharon
      August 22, 2022 at 7:32 am

      All so beautiful- would be impossible to pick a favorite!

  6. August 22, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Mary, sunflowers are my go to happy flower. I enjoyed reviewing all of your beautiful tables and arrangements. We planted a second crop this year but rabbits ate their new tender growth. Happy Monday 🌻🌻🌻

  7. August 22, 2022 at 8:51 am

    I adore sunflowers Mary, especially this time of year, they are a lovely way to transition into fall~ you have so many beautiful and incredible displays, such a happy sunflower round up of centerpieces, tables and vignettes!

  8. Sandra Brown
    August 22, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Goooood Monday Morning! Beautiful! Thank you, Mary, for the beautiful inspiration!

  9. Clara
    August 22, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Mary, All of the various tables are gorgeous! I love sunflowers! They’re a great transition into Fall. Happy Monday! Clara❤️

  10. Karen
    August 22, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Thank you! Sunflowers make me smile!

  11. Susan
    August 22, 2022 at 11:18 am

    This is just what I needed today! I like your informative history on the wonderful plants you create with. Your tables are stunning and I appreciate the info on where the different items can be found. Have a wonderful Sunflower Monday!

  12. JO
    August 22, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    🌻🌻Love Sunflowers! Bright and cheery on their own or in an arrangement. Thanks for all the great Autumn tablescapes they lifted my spirits today. 🐝🌻🐝🌻

  13. Betsy
    August 22, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Swoon! What a beautiful way to welcome fall. The second photo in your post with the flowers running the table is spectacular, but my favorite is the copper basket with apples in the arrangement. I am ready to decorate for fall, but am showing restraint as my daughter asked that I wait for her until she returns from her vacation. It’s tough to be patient when you’re ready to unleash the fall magic in your home (especially after loading up on new items from the Mothership)!

  14. Nancy Brantley
    August 22, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Loved seeing all the photos again. SUNFLOWERS……..”hello, I love you “……. love sunflowers! The happy flower.

  15. August 22, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    You made my Monday a Sunny Day!
    Thank you for all the Sunflower inspiration!

  16. August 22, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    What a cheery 🌻🌻🌻 post, Marry! I love each and everyone of them, but my favorite is the bees, sunflowers and hydrangeas. Thanks for the happy beauty!

    • August 22, 2022 at 5:47 pm

      Oops….didn’t mean to write Marry!

  17. Cyndi Raines
    August 22, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Each tablescape so unique and very pretty! Love the advice from a sunflower! Love fall, but not ready to say good-bye to summer. It just flew too fast!

  18. Sue
    August 23, 2022 at 8:52 am

    I love this collection of sunflower posts!! Thank you for the inspiration!! So, so pretty!

  19. August 23, 2022 at 9:00 am

    So darn joyful, great way to start my day! Love all the bee accents too, so ready for fall cool weather, which most likely won’t hit until Christmas! Thanks for all the beauty you constantly share ❤

  20. Virginia
    August 23, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    You are so talented! Absolutely love all the sunflowers. Fall is my favorite time of the year as well. The bee tablecloth is adorable; is there a link to that too? Thank you for your stunning photos I enjoy each and every single one of them!

  21. August 25, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Loved the profusion of flowers on each of the table settings and on the porch too! It was wonderful revisiting some of my favorites. Thanks for spreading happiness via sunflowers!

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