It is nearly impossible to think about a warm day in August without the thought of sunflowers coming to mind. These vibrant, beautiful flowers have long been associated with adoration, loyalty, and longevity. Did you know that sunflowers are so named because they follow the movement of the sun across the sky from east to west? They quite literally soak up the rays of the sun!

Bask in the season of sunflowers with these handcrafted treasures, which are sure to brighten up even your rainiest day!

Antonino’s “Girasoli Sulla Baia” Intarsia

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“Girasoli Sulla Baia,” this beautiful scene’s name, is Italian for “Sunflowers On The Bay.” Antonino crafts each intarsia, uno alla volta, before finishing it with many coats of a glistening lacquer. This signed wooden wall art treasure is intended to be passed from generation to generation.

Christina’s “Bountiful Sunflower” Hand-Painted Vase

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Inspired by the beauty of her natural surroundings in Northern California, Christina creates each exquisite hand-painted glass vase to bring nature’s beauty indoors. Bountiful, majestic sunflowers are hand-painted in a dual technique as Christina calls upon precious memories of her parents’ garden for inspiration.

Capodimonte Porcelain Sunflower

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Each sunflower is made of Capodimonte porcelain: the finest of Italian artistic pottery, with a history beginning in Naples in 1738. In that year, artists used clays of pure white color and the finest grain brought in from Calabria to create highly detailed objects rivaling the best of other European courts. Almost 300 years later, each piece is still individually handcrafted in the most meticulous detail.

Sunflower And Pomegranate Wreath

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Artisans in Baja California, Mexico handcraft a floral treasure with this sunflower and pomegranate wreath. This wreath is assembled by hand with a variety of preserved and dried natural leaves with flowers, and finished with natural dried pomegranates and sunflowers.

Hand-Gilded Sunflower Wine Glass

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In a third-generation workshop in Verona, Italy, Amedeo and his two sons, Valentino and Roberto, transform ordinary glass pieces into luminous works of art, with no two exactly alike. After applying stucco flowers to the glass, a layer of color and gold leaf is added by hand. Once completely dry, each is hand-polished to a gleaming luster.

Sunflower Wall Heart

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Our Minnesota father-and-son team handcrafts this exquisite arrangement, skillfully shaping the forms of petals and leaves from ash wood, then handcrafting just the right frame of walnut and oak. Arrange the delicate components as you like!

Recycled Glass Sunflower Nightlight

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Our eco-conscious Florida artisans handcraft this sunflower nightlight using recycled glass, one at a time. For nearly two decades they have perfected upcycling discarded glass into unique translucent nightlights, like this sunflower nightlight. For each nightlight, recycled glass is selected and then designed to create this sunflower shape, after that the glass is fused in an energy efficient kiln.

Handpainted Polish Pottery Sunflower Mug and Cake Plate Set

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Celebrate summer with this handcrafted Polish pottery mug and plate set adorned with a garden of sunflowers. Tea time and coffee breaks were never more convenient, with a plate to hold your snack built right in. Our master artisans use carved sponges and fine brushwork to meticulously add flower and butterfly details. Each Polish pottery sunflower mug and plate set is then glazed and fired at high temperatures for everlasting beauty, and to make them microwave and dishwasher safe.

To find more sunflower treasures, visit www.unoallavolta.com/sunflowers

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