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Summer Sunflowers From The Farmers Market

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE I GO TO WORK I STOP BY THE FARMERS MARKET TO GET MY WEEKLY FRUIT AND VEGGIE HAUL, AND THIS TIME I ADDED SOME SUMMER SUNFLOWERS TO MY ORDER!


Summer Sunflowers From The Farmers Market Decorate This Outdoor Space, With Touches of Black and White Buffalo Check, Bright Golden Dishes, A Galvanized Watering Can Makes For A Lovely Centerpiece While Dining Al Fresco

Do you have a local farmers market in your area? I don’t know what I’d do without ours. I have to be to work at 9 am on Saturdays and the farmers market opens at 8, so that’s when I get there. I’ve found if you don’t get there right when it opens sometimes all the good organic things are all bought up.

Summer Sunflower Arrangement Outdoors on an African Teak Table Set with Black and White Gingham and Bright Yellow Dishes. Love the Galvanized Watering Can Used as a Flower Vase.

Luckily there’s a refrigerator at work that I can store my purchases in but lately I’ve been bringing along a cooler for all the fruits and veggies and a large crock filled halfway with water for flower purchases.

Summer Sunflowers From The Farmers Market Decorate This Outdoor Space, With Touches of Black and White Buffalo Check, Bright Golden Dishes, A Galvanized Watering Can Makes For A Lovely Centerpiece While Dining Al Fresco

It makes it easier for me to only have to haul it into the house when I get home rather than haul it into work, and then back to my Jeep when my shift is over. The things that I purchase on a weekly basis are grape tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn, green beans, salad greens, sourdough bread, and flowers.

Summer Sunflower Bouquet

I’m so attracted to the bouquets that are already put together, no fiddling around trying to make them look good in a vase. The summer sunflower bouquet you see here was only $10, that’s an amazing price. For that amount I don’t even bother growing them myself anymore, and I love being able to support local growers.

It's Time To Cut Those Lovely Sunflowers From Your Garden and Create a Stunning Outdoor Table on the Patio

I had the flowers inside on the dining room table for a few days and then I decided to add them to our outdoor patio set and here’s why. I had female Oriole birds keep running into the French door screen trying to get in. I’m assuming the bright yellow and orange tones of the sunflowers were attracting them and they thought it would be a nice treat to feed on.

Summer Sunflowers From The Farmers Market Decorate This Outdoor Space, With Touches of Black and White Buffalo Check, Bright Golden Dishes, A Galvanized Watering Can Makes For A Lovely Centerpiece While Dining Al Fresco

I certainly didn’t want them to die crashing into our screens so I thought the better choice was to give them what they want and take them outside. Now the patio set is on the lower level and I have to specifically be down there to see it so if the birds are seeking it out I haven’t noticed, but they did stop banging into the screens.

Summer Sunflower Arrangement Outdoors on an African Teak Table Set with Black and White Gingham and Bright Yellow Dishes. Love the Galvanized Watering Can Used as a Flower Vase.

I look forward to my Saturday mornings alone strolling through the market seeing all the delicious things available, it’s a nice start to my work day and it’s even better when I get home and am able to dive into the goods.

Summer Sunflower Arrangement Outdoors on an African Teak Table Set with Black and White Gingham and Bright Yellow Dishes. Love the Galvanized Watering Can Used as a Flower Vase.

It’s all the more reason to give up gardening in my neck of the woods. I can’t keep the critters out of the veggies so it’s the perfect alternative of shopping the farmers market. I just wish I lived in an area where it was a year round market, but since it’s not I make the best of it while it’s available.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Dawn! Where do you work on Saturdays? I love the flowers and I love that wood “ladder” in the background of your porch! The flowers are so pretty. Have a great day! laura

    1. Hi Laura, I’m working in a hair salon. I was a stylist back in the day, but I’m just a receptionist now.

  2. EVERYTHING, your tablesetting, your door, your ferns, and the boxes they are in, is absolutely stunning. Lovin it!

  3. Your outdoor setting is gorgeous!! We have a farmers market here…oh my…is it crowded on Saturdays! (it is open on Wednesdays during the summer months as well). We thankfully have huge flower gardens and veggie garden (and no deer…since we live on an Island). I love having fresh flowers all summer long and even in to fall. (pic on my latest bouquet on my blog). Currently our lavender is ready and I have two bunches picked so far! This morning hubby picked fresh spinach and potatoes to have with grilled chicken breasts.

    PS – our blue pumpkins are growing great…should go to flower in the next week or so. We’re having a hot, dry summer…rain is forecast tomorrow…so that will help!! Have an awesome day!!

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