Cotton, Burlap, Silver, & Baby's Breath

Friday, November 16, 2012

You gotta love a man
that shows up on your front porch in the middle of the day,
rings the doorbell,
has three stalks of cotton in his hand
and a grin from ear to ear.

Even if he lives in the same house,
is your husband,
and has a key to the door! ha!

Beautiful bolls of cotton,
dried, crumbly leaves,
 roots, dirt,
 and all...

A dozen red roses couldn't have meant more!

Especially considering that "said man" {husband}
has been dealing with some health issues for about 13 weeks,
flat on his back for most of that time,
and this was his first day out, ...alone!

And that it was quite a feat,
being that he is still far from well!

And to think,
I thought,
 that he never listens to me...

But he does!

He was taking it all in
as I whined communicated for three weeks
how much I wanted cotton.

...and how David and Wesley (Ash's friend)
refused to ride shotgun 
and help me borrow some from a nearby field!

Where's their adventurous spirit???

I just knew baby's breath would be the perfect combo
for the cotton.

Combined with a little burlap in the silver urn,
it makes quite a statement,
doesn't it?

Paired with a silver Turkey planter,
an auction find,
the vignette is ready for Thanksgiving!

Another recent auction find, below,
a Meriden B. pewter piece,
part of a larger set is filled with greenery.


Also for Thanksgiving,
bought the Turkey carving set from a fellow booth seller
at Lou's during the Open House last night.

I'm off to do more cleaning and fluffing
for Thanksgiving.
We are hosting a dinner at our home on Wednesday evening.

But before I go...
a dear blogger friend,
Ceekay, from Thinkin' of Home
has been battling Ovarian Cancer for years.

She recently suffered a terrible reaction to a new Chemo
 and has been in the hospital.

Her wish is to take her family to Disney World.

If you'd like to help make this sweet, sweet lady's wish come true,
go over to Decor To Adore.

Laura, and a few other bloggers have a few options for donating!

Ceekay, our prayers are with you!


Linking Post To:

Saturday Show and Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday @ I Should be Mopping the Floor
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Cowgirl Up @ Cedarhill Ranch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Gettin' Krafty With It @ Krafty Kat
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig


  1. Lovely cotton cEnterpiece.! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Oh I love the cotton, what a fabulous vignette. We use to have cotton field by my house, I miss it, so no more cotton for me. Thanks tons for spreading the word about CK. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh no! I didn't know that Ceekay was in the hospital...I'll certainly be going over to your friend's blog.

    Now this is just the kind of bouquet that wouldn't make a lot of sense in my corner, but looks so beautiful in yours! What a sweetheart your hubby is to have been listening and to follow through. (I have the same feeling about bittersweet and I want to lift some from somewhere, but perhaps just walking to the door and and requesting some might work.)

  4. Oh how sweet! I love it.....perfect touch ;)

  5. Your husband sounds like mine...he bought me a bouquet of cotton bolls too! What Sweethearts we have!! I have mine displayed in silver too in the dining room. Yours is so pretty with the babys breath. How sweet of you to mention Ceekay...It breaks my heart and I have made a donation in hopes that her wish does come true. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

  6. Ok, if I had been there, I would have gone with you to "borrow" some, but since I wasn't, I need to know what to do to get a man to show up on my porch with some cotton, oh, and I don't care if it is my husband or not, I just want some cotton!! lol. It is a most beautiful vignette. Didn't know this about Ceekay, I'm going to check things out while you figure out a way for me to get some cotton!

  7. Oh, what a sweet hubby and I hope he recovers swiftly. You've put together a lovely arrangement with your cotton and the baby's breath is just perfect with it. Love your little turkey carving set! :)
    Oh, I'm glad you liked my little tea towel and yes, I made it.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Gorgeous cotton, beautiful vignette! Tell that man he can ring my doorbell & bring me cotton any time he likes! ;D I hope he feels better soon!

  9. Rhonda,
    I think that that arrangement is really beautiful!. I think you are a lucky lady too.
    Hope you & your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron

  10. Rhonda, I have been wanting real cotton since I attended the SoBC in Raleigh last month. Never saw real cotton before, and I was instantly hooked. I don't care that I live in NYC, I wanted cotton for fall decorating. (I do have a bit of a Southern heart). A sweet blogging buddy sent me a shoe box full!!! That was a such a sweet thing for your hubby to do. Mine is the centerpiece for my Thanksgiving table. I need to do a post. xo

  11. Thank you from the bottom of my very full heart for spreading the word.

    Now if you'll excuse me I have to visit a cotton field right up the road from here. :)

  12. Wonderful and interesting vignette. I have never seen real cotton like that. Thanks for opening my eyes. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  13. What a lovely arrangement. I hope you are well. And Happy Early Thanksgiving!

  14. One of the many things I've always loved about you is that you can take something as simple as cotton, still on the stem, and make it beautiful and elegant. You have such a kind heart too to inform us about your other blogging buddy. I'll click over after work and see what I can do to help.

    I don't think your husband could have expressed his love more eloquently than by not saying a word and doing exactly what he did for you. I loved it and I'll be smiling all day thinking about it! Hope he keeps feeling better each and every day and is back to his usual activities soon. I didn't realize he'd been down for that long.

    P.S. I thought Ashley was more adventurous than that, lol! Your husband will have to let her in on his next covert operation!

  15. He is one special man! How thoughtful! His first day out and he brings you cotton! Awwwww! He's a keeper! Your vignette is gorgeous! I hope your husband continues to improve and that your Thanksgiving is filled with wonderful blessings!

  16. HI Rhonda! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Your pieces are all gorgeous, and the natural and elegant are the prefect mix! Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  18. What a sweet post (and shout out to your awesome hubby ... hope he continues to feel better)! I love the cotton and the vignette you created around it! And, what a beautiful carving set, too! I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Glad your hubby is feeling a bit better...wishes for a continued recovery!....The cotton, silver and burlap is such a beautiful combination...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

    Will hop over to Laura's.

  20. Lovely post...what a dear hubby too!! Such pretty combinations of greenery and I am very partial to Pittosporum.

  21. OH...I am also a Meredith Girl...just read your Corn Huskin post!! Glad your daughter is enjoying it too...

  22. Your vignette is so pretty! Love how you've used the silver pieces with your cotton and greens.
    Mary Alice

  23. You are truly blessed! Way better than roses any day of the week! Your arrangement is beautiful!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  24. I love the silver.Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  25. Pretty! Love that you thought to pair that all up together-very creative!



  26. Oh yes! He's a keeper for sure! I got such a kick out of seeing the roots!!!!
    LOVE your turkey carving set too!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  27. Love this look!! You did a great job...I hope all who are sick get well:)


  28. So fun stopping by to say hello and enjoy the lovely photos you have shared. The arrangement is beautiful and filled with love from your someone special :) You have a sweet place here!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  29. Lots of nifty ideas here. I found one that I'm off to experiment with right now. No, not the real balls of cotton...I wish! That's so pretty!


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