Monday, November 4, 2013

Beautiful Cotton

I asked…I received.


Hey friends.


One day last week, I put on facebook that I wanted cotton.  Straight from the field cotton, if possible.  I didn’t care how much, just a little would be great.


A preciously sweet young friend of mine messaged me and said that she lived across the street from a cotton field and that she would bring me some.  Bless her heart, I know she thinks I am one strange lady wanting cotton to decorate my house with.


She brought me a great big bunch…roots and all.


Yep, thrilled!!


cotton 1


cotton 2


cotton 4


cotton 5


cotton 8


cotton 7


Soft, beautiful, fluffy, white  cotton….it’s a good thing.


Hope you are all doing wonderful! 


Another quick thing….did you know that God is wild about you?  He is!  The book of Psalms says that The King is enthralled by your beauty!!!  Just wanted to make sure you knew that today.



Bonnie Hitchcock said...

The last photo with the cotton in the bottles is my favorite. Love the background with the ladder and ironstone. Lovely!

Sheila said...

Hello Amy,
Beautiful as always...I hope your Monday was awesome!

P.S. trying to get many more likes on FB page please like me when you get a chance you can do it from my blog page :) Thank you!

Smiles & Blessings,

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Very pretty! I put cotton on my Christmas tree last year. I always keep some in a jar displayed somewhere in my house. I love the stuff. Your arrangement looks amazing! And God is wild about you too :-)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So pretty! The cotton looks so great next to your rustic sign! We passed some cotton fields this summer. It was really cool. I have never seen it growing before. I've only bought it in bags from the store. :)I was excited for my kids to get to see fields of cotton too!

Robin Johnson said...

What a great friend! The cotton looks amazing in your displays.

Pat Cantwell said...

Love, LOVE, L O V E the cotton in your home decor, dear friend!!!
That vintage lamp base is gorgeous and would be perfectly paired with a vase in my Entertainment center here on the Prairie!!!
Thanks for the reminder that I am a child of the King!!! I do attempt daily to make Him happy at what He sees. . .I can feel His smile!
Blessings to you. . .you continually bless my life!!!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

LUCKY YOU! I want some straight from the field too but havent' found anyone who can get me some!
Love what you did with it :)

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Always love seeing natural elements, and these are especially lovely. Beautiful photos!

Faded Charm said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! I'd love to have some cotton to decorate with this Fall. I never see it to buy anywhere and certainly don't live even close to where cotton grows. It's imply beautiful in your home:-)


cynthia lee designs said...

Very pretty!! I don't know if you follow The Farmers Daughter at The Country Farm Home, but she and her hubby have a cotton farm. She recently did a post on decorating with cotton.

LLH Designs said...

Love that you asked, and love that you received. So often, we miss the receiving because we're afraid to ask. What a gift something as simple as asking for cotton can be! xo!

LLH Designs said...

I love that you asked and love that you received. So often, we miss out on the blessings of receiving because we're afraid to ask. Our Father loves it when we ask…even for the smallest things like cotton! xo!

Elegant Ground Homeware said...

Love the cotton placed in a bottle, it makes a gorgeous decor, right? Please do an inspiration board for 1000 thread count fitted sheet or bedroom style inspiration! I just got a new apartment and am pretty excited about decorating but I'm not sure where to start!

Anonymous said...

I love cotton and have looked for an affordable resource for some time. How nice your friend came through for you!


Kay - North Central Texas

Bama said...

Very pretty! I grew up near several cotton fields and always loved looking at them as we drove by. Today, they are no longer there. I guess the growers just stopped planting it. I sorely miss seeing it. Seeing your's put a big smile on my face.

I have just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying it immensely. I invite you to visit mine when you have time.


SoSo said...

Je découvre un blog magnifique et plein de délicatesse

Debbie said...

You probably know that I love cotton more than just about any other textile I can carry in from the field. I love to decorate with it.(I don't steal it. Don't worry. I get it fair and legit from the farm.) I recently saw it used in wedding decorations and made a note to self that that was worth copycatting.
I don't know why we didn't think about it when my niece got married. It would have been perfect for her November wedding!

Tania Rossouw said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Now I wish I had some cotton too. I'm so happy I found your blog! You certainly have a new follower now. I'd love for you to drop by my blog sometime to see what we do!
Tania from FARRAGOZ

Bohemian said...

I so Smiled at this Post since Today's Post on my Blog mentioned how thrilled I was when The Man brought me Home some Cotton to Style with... I was as Happy as if he'd bought me Roses! Yes, there's just something about Raw Cotton Plants that is so visually Organically Appealing to me too... it gives a Simplicity to the Bouquet Vignette similar to using Wildflowers or Pussywillows. I'm fortunate that we live in an Agricultural area that has numerous Cotton Fields close by and after they Harvest, there are always stalks left on the parameter to gleen some Bouquets from.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Ginger said...

I used to live in the land of cotton, and I loved decorating with it! Beautiful!

Jill said...

I live far from cotton fields but admire the cotton so. I'm happy you got some! We are corn stalk people here, ha!