Friday, 10 February 2012

10 on the 10th.....a little bit of sunshine

This is my post for Shimelle's 10 on the 10th.
I'm joining in with Julie's 'A month of sunrays'.....trying to brighten up the winter with a spot of yellow.....and though I would say I'm not keen on yellow.......never wear it......rarely craft with it......there is something yellow I love......sunflowers.....not only do I grow them in summer......but have quite a collection of them out in my [at present, freezing cold] conservatory.
 I've quite a few of these tin cans.....mainly given as presents.
 A tin watering can.......and some fabric flowers.
 A set of sunflower fairy lights are draped round the pine dresser....and look lovely lit up in the evening.
 A little wooden chest of drawers.....I added the sunflower cut outs to these.
An old tin sunflower sign......a birthday present from DD2.
 A very pretty frame.......I'm not sure whether to put anything at all in it.
 A jug
 A set of sunflower plates.
A painted terracotta vase.....picked up for a few pence at a boot sale......I put sunflowers in it every summer.
And finally.......not a sunflower at all.....but this morning my little pot of daffs on the dining room windowsill burst into flower.....a bit of yellow sunshine.

30 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

What a clever way of combining your collection with Shimelle's '10on the 10th' and my series!

How funny that you don't like yellow but love all your sunflower pieces. Flowers can get away with any colour combination can't they? ;-)

Thanks so much for joining in, I pinned oyur post here: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/a-month-of-sunrays/

Julie :-)

Jimjams said...

Fab rays of sunshine in my day :o)

JO SOWERBY said...

ah sunflowers. i once came across a whole field of them here when out driving, it was amazing,
jo xxxx

Cheri said...

Love that old sign!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Get yourself to your nearest branch of Ikea!! They're selling off their silk sunflowers at only £1.50 per stem...Bargain!! I love them too & must think about getting my seeds into some trays for a headstart on summer!! Hard to think about in sub zero temps & with the snow outside!! How lovely to see your daffs bursting into bloom too!!

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
Phew ...Just caught up on a page of posts...didn't realise it had been a that long since I had visited you...
You went from sunflowers...to Snow in the garden to Tea in the garden, lots of yellows then onto blues with Tilda and LOTV...Sewing rainbow placemats and then black and white motorbikes...love your remembering of your brother page...You have been busy! All projects were lovely and as always very interesting reading! Be back again soon....x

Melissa said...

I love all the sunflowers, totally made me smile today. It makes me want to come over & have a little visit in your conservatory . . . when it's warmer, of course! :>)

alexa said...

For someone not keen on yellow, you have a lot of lovely sunshiney things! Just what my eyes needed today, so thank-you!

clare said...

just what we need on another horrid day of weather!! a bit of sunshine. x

Jo.C said...

This made me smile as I don't like yellow but love it in nature with daffodils and sunflowers etc. A good bit of sunshine on a cold day :0)

Gem's Crafts said...

What a lovely collection you have, and so unusual too :)

Sian said...

What a clever idea! We have no snow here, but it is dark and depressingly foggy and a few sunflowers have brightened up my afternoon immensely!

Beverly said...

Thank you, Jacky, you just brightened my day, I love the sunflowers and the yellow!

Becky said...

A lovely sunshiney (is that a word!) post! Really brightened up my day!

Karen said...

What a lovely bright and sunny post Jackie x

Nathalie said...

I had the same idea and combined my 10 on the 10th with Julie's series!!! :) I LOVE sunflowers and my favorite in your list is the frame!!!

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

I am definitely being drawn to warm, sunny yellows Jacky as I read your bright and happy posts...It's sooo cold here!...
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Susan x

Alison said...

Love all your sunflowers...I noticed today that the first of our narcissi have bloomed in the garden..that really cheered me up!
Alison xx

Amy said...

Van Gogh's Sunflowers is one of my favourite paintings, you have a lovely collection Jacky!

Tammy said...

Sunflowers are so pretty! I've been thinking of decorating my bedroom with them... :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I agree that there are few happier flowers than sunflowers!
Rinda

Maria Ontiveros said...

I agree that there are few happier flowers than sunflowers!
Rinda

Margi said...

Sunflowers are my all time favorite flower! I cannot look at one without smiling for sure!

Karen said...

I love sunflowers, but I put my collection away for the winter, and display it in the summer. Now I'm thinking that just might be backwards! It's snowing here. I was happy to spend some time with your bright sunny post!

Angelfish said...

I'm a big fan of sunflowers (and daffodils too) and I love that old tin sign.
Fiona xx

Sandra said...

Well this certainly brightened my day :)

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for sharing your sunflowers. I am just getting back to commenting on all the posts as I had my grandchildren overnight last evening and it is supper time here and they have just headed home.

I love those daffodils on your dining room windowsill!

Jane said...

what a cheerful collection, love it.

Miriam said...

Sunshine on a stem! I love it, and I love sunflowers too, I have some in the house this week. A lovely cheery post on a wet grey Monday morning, thank you :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a fun bunch of photos, Jacky. I'm a fellow sunflower-lover too! I should find out when is the best time to plant seeds here as I'd love to have some growing in my yard!