Urban farmers and weekend gardeners know the dreams a seed holds. Within such a small casing is possibility, hope, and renewal. A speck can grow up to become a queen. We think these sunflower seed earrings are way more elegant than having a full-grown squash dangling from your ear.
The sunflower seed earrings are great as a gift to mark new passings. It’s also a nice gift to yourself — remember that within you is something still waiting to bloom.
Denim and sunflower seed earrings are a great pairing. A long-sleeved denim shirt in the fall with pretty piping; in the summer, a denim camisole to make these earrings remarkable. A pair of wedges for a touch of girly in the tomboy.
This is a native American plant, cultivated about 3,000 years ago.
Today, it is mainly grown in the Dakotas, Texas panhandle, Kansas, and Minnesota for oil and for food.
Sunflower seeds are higher in vitamin E, iron, selenium, folate, and zinc than walnuts, blueberries, almonds, or sesame seeds. Superfood!
Vincent van Gogh mastered still lifes of sunflowers in 1888 in Arles. One was gifted to his friend Paul Gauguin. Another was bought nearly 100 years later at Christy’s for $39,921,750, breaking records for what was paid for art. Alas, Irises were overshadowed by sunflowers when $53.9 million was paid for that Van Gogh painting.