Happy August! Happy Sun…flower!!
This week’s MMK Guest Post is dedicated to the Happy Flower … the Sunflower!!
As one of the Signs of Leo flowers, ruled by the Sun July 23 – Aug. 22, the Sunflower makes us all smile!! Nodding its head from Arles, Paris, Provence, Tuscany, England, Mexico, and beyond! It’s believed to hold important cultural and spiritual significance for people all around the world. Meanings of good luck, happiness, honesty, peace, and longevity are attributed to this beauty, with its petals surrounding a happy “sunny face!” Gifts of sunflowers…hold special meaning indeed!
For centuries, the sunflower with its fabulous color and beauty has inspired many of our greatest artists, from Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Gustav Klimt, Diego Rivera to Georgia O’Keeffe – even impressionist Claude Monet! It is fun to learn of van Gogh’s numerous versions and tales of friendship surrounding some of the world’s most famous, valuable, and revered paintings!
Create your own buffet or dining joy with the classic English Spode Blue Room Sunflower Collection, originally launched in 1812!! Fiesta classics made in the US since 1936 could also be wonderful for summer smiles in Sunflower yellow or a palette of wildly fun colors…xoxo!! Artist and sculptor Michael Aram also loves the sunflower – for tossing your favorite salad or charming your bathroom or nightstand! He has created an entire collection! Great gift giving!!
Film, Product Design, and Beauty creators all love the sunflower’s charm and nourishing qualities that uplift our spirits!!
Now you can send fresh sunflower blooms for summer, just because…and transport your friends and loves to California, Mexico, France, and Italy!! Cluster together or spread around your home in different vases or decorate gift packages!! Smiles abound…
Certainly, we are thrilled to have these sunflower “happy faces” of summer uplift our spirits…and those we love!!
Till next Saturday…enjoy!! xoxo MMK