Remember my Cotton post? I happened upon a cotton field while in Kansas and braved the stickery cotton plants to wade through the field, gleaning the leftover cotton the picker had left behind. Ever walked through a cotton field? You would not believe how unforgiving those plants can be on a skirt and pair of tights. Next time I’m wearing my jeans.
So would you like to see what I did with the cotton that made its way from Kansas to Ohio?
I may have gone a bit overboard with placing the cotton around my house but it was just so fun. I kept the same glassware on my kitchen window sill that I had there for Christmas. I had vintage red ornaments in them – you can see them here. I packed the ornaments away and replaced them with cotton.
Lots of cotton. I have decided if you have decorators block just go find something from nature and start placing it around your home. Your decor will come together almost magically. Which shouldn’t be so amazing really – how can we improve on God’s creation?
My teenager was enthralled with the cotton and has now de-seeded quite a bit of it. I’m thinking if I got her some carding tools and a spinning wheel and a loom we could start making our own fabric. But on second thought where would I put a spinning wheel and loom?
I love the seed pods almost more empty than with cotton in them. My kids think I’m nuts. Perhaps someday they will understand my need to decorate and fluff and straighten and create 🙂
Vintage pedestal glass is one of my very favorite things right now. Would you believe there was a big wolf spider in it when I found it at the shop I bought if from? I picked it up and turned it over to see the price, which was on the bottom. I felt something brush my hand, as I had picked it up with my hand over the top of it. I didn’t think much of it and set it back down. Then I saw the spider. And I did NOT scream. There were quite a few other people in the shop and the shop was small. No need to terrorize everyone. I simply shook the spider out on the floor and stomped on him. Quietly. No one else even knew it happened. Honest. It happened just like that. Even if you can’t believe I can be that quiet 😉
I love my Starbucks measuring cup – clear glass with a tint of green, and it says Starbucks. I’m a complete and total fan of Starbucks. Have you had their new Blonde roast coffee? Best. Stuff. Ever. Add a little half-n-half and a teaspoon of maple syrup and you have a drink worth getting out in the cold for.
I found my little flower frog at an estate sale and I quite like it. The industrial, worn patina suits me just fine.
I tucked a stem of empty cotton bolls in with my vintage post cards. Do you recognize this metal card holder?
Do you subscribe to Decor Steals? They offered these several months ago and I didn’t get one. I wished I had so when they offered them again before Christmas I grabbed one. So glad I did, it’s really a great display piece. I think it would be great to tuck a fun menu in it for a dinner party or print a number for a birthday party. And of course, it will be great to display Christmas cards next Christmas season. I also think it would be a great way to organize the stack of business cards I’ve accumulated over the years. Always nice to have a spot to go to find them when you need to contact someone.
My dining room nook got some cotton accessories too. And I added a little quirkiness by writing 100% cotton on the vintage photo plate turned chalkboard that I bought from Miss Mustard Seed.
My living room shelf also acquired some cotton – of course. And this antler is new. My brother found it last summer while he was swathing and he saved it for me! Isn’t he sweet? He’s single – anyone want to play matchmaker??
So that’s what I did with my cotton. What do you think?
Sew a Fine Seam