There is nothing so beautiful than a field of cotton.
Here in the South, there is an abundance of cotton fields for us to enjoy.
I love driving through the countryside at the peak of the cotton crop.
Such an amazing sight to see . . . like a snow covered field.
I remember my first cotton wreath given to me many years ago by my friend JoAnn
who lived in Savannah at the time.
But the wreath was not your typical cotton wreath.
It was made from just the protective capsules that holds the cotton ball, the boll.
I do not have it today, as it had deteriorated over time 🙁
I do want to be able to gather enough of these to make a new cotton boll wreath.
I love the shape and texture of these.
I have a friend that has a farm in the area
and one year he gifted me with stalks and stalks of cotton.
He has not grown cotton in the past couple of years.
Need to call and ask him if he planted a crop this year.
I have used the cotton gifted to me and made large wreath
which is hung in another room (stay tuned).
For this wreath that I placed on the antique wood and iron shutters over the mantel,
I used a faux cotton garland that I used at Christmas and shaped it into the form of a wreath.
The bolls are real though . . . the cotton is an everyday cotton ball placed in the boll.
I wanted to place something in the pitcher but flowers would have been too much
competing with the wreath.
I am happy that I thought to use the cotton branches and hot glued the bolls to the branches.
A simple mantel summer embellishment
in a room that has lots of summer decor and greenery going on!
Have a great day . . . it will be a another hot one here in the South,
in the land of cotton!
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