For a small dinner, this is a quieter version with tapered square glass containers sitting on square mirrors with candles. I am not a huge fan of colored candles but the white does look rather lame here.
With bronze sunflowers a more dramatic, if less summery, statement can be made. This handsome piece of pottery was created by Michael Humphreys. It is a striking piece even on its own and a very versatile container.
Added to the pot-et-fleur box used last week (see "When Pot meets Fleur", July), these yellow centered sunflowers create a sunshine in a box. They are sitting in a water filled container which has been placed in back of the potted plants.
Lily grass is used to emulate the iron. The tough end is poked into the oasis, and the softer tip is looped over and pinned to the oasis between the flower heads.
First, find your sunflower! Cheers!