I needed to change my accessories too. I made a new table runner to add a different feel to the room. I already had a big urn that matched the runner. I also recovered a chair in the dining room with the same fabric.
The big urn has been crying out for sunflowers, but have you seen how expensive sunflowers are? I had a party at my house and went to the store specifically for sunflowers. I couldn’t do it. It was going to cost $20 for just a few sunflowers that would be dead in a week. I grow sunflowers in my garden, but they won’t be ready until September. I’m not a fan of faux anything… faux stone, faux hawks, faux wall treatments, or faux flowers. I decided to try the faux flowers anyway and I’m kind of pleased with the look.
Fresh sunflowers would be my first choice, but these will do just fine. They’re a sunny addition to my dining room.