Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cotton Pickin' CUTE!

Hey guys!! Happy Saturday to all of you!!  I spent all most of my morning cleaning Hurricane Gainer.  In the process I also did a few small revamps around the house.  I wanted to share this one with you guys because I am so excited with the outcome:)!  I went shopping with my youngest sister on Friday and visited a store I often drool over.  While most of their items are slightly out of my shanty budget, I did find one piece that was not only so cute... but also thrifty!  Here is what I did with it...




I found this great birch wood sleeve at PB for $12.... Woohoo!!  I bought it... not knowing what I would do with it:)  Today... while cleaning I decided it was time to change up my bar space a bit.  I was able to pick a few branches of cotton on our last trip to Lubbock.  I trimmed them up a bit, put them in a glass jar I found at Hobby Lobby and put the sleeve around it.  I LOVE it! Simple but oh so cute:) And... for those of you that don't frequent cotton farms you can also find a very cute substitute HERE.  Now... for a few more pics...






















Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Sunday!
~Whitney


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22 comments:

{Mullins} said...

this is cute but not your cutest work. :)

Jeanette said...

How cute! I plant a little bit of cotton every year so I have some to decorate with. Love how you made simple so pretty.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I think this is so cute. It reminds me of a snowy southern Christmas tree. And I love the name as you can imagine! Lol!
Merry Christmas and hugs...Tracy

Tori said...

Cute idea. I actually have some cotton that I bought at IKEA and I have no idea where to put it. Thanks for the idea!!
Have a great Sunday yourself!

Jen said...

Love the "dart" in the back round! And Totally cute!!!

PJ@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

How stunning plus even though it not technically winter ~ it looks so wintery and fluffy like snow!

KarenSue said...

Ohhh I love it! Now I'm on the hunt for cotton fields. Does Cotton grow in the winter?

sissie said...

Now that is just one darn cute idea. I guess if you couldn't find a cotton branch you could always improvise with a branch and some cotton balls!
Love it, too cute!

hugs~~Sissie

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute. I got some cotton when I was visiting my inlaws in North Carolina. I had never seen it in it's natural state in person. There's something very cool about the flully cotton and the dried stems. Great idea.

One Cheap B*tch said...

So cute! Wish we had cotton here!

Ann On and On... said...

Crafty people are the best....that is so cute!

Blondie's Journal said...

Whitney~~~

I love, love, love it. Now I need a nearby cotton farm!!

xoxo
Jane

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea said...

Oh I love that..

Shirley said...

This is cute! I still remember when I first saw haow cotton grew. I couldn't believe it popped open and there was a cotton ball!!!

elisabeth bova said...

oooo...i really like that. alot!

Vivian said...

I love it. I always like different trees to use at Christmas.

Christi said...

What a cute idea. I love the look of cotton in the fields. It really does look like snow.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis. Hmmm there are a few cotton fields nearby. :)

Charlotte said...

Wow, I have enjoyed your blog for sometime now, and my surprise to see you mention a town I lived near (90 miles, close in West TX terms). We have moved since, and miss the beauty of the white cotton filled fields :)

Kim -today's creative blog said...

love bringing nature inside.

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I love this! It reminds me of when I was young and I would drive down to Corpus Christi with my grandpa and he would stop on the side of the road to let me get out and pick up some cotton seeds. Many times I tried to plant them but I don't really remember what ever happened to them! Ha! I love the look of full cotton fields..there is just nothing like it! Thanks for sharing! -April

The DIY Show Off said...

I love this one. Just my style. Great job as usual! :)

If you get a chance, it'd be great if you could include a quick link for participating in the Show & Tell. ;) As you know, I'm included among so many others as a big shanty2chic fan. You two rule in DIY creativity and talent. I love seeing what you're up to and what you come up with next! Keep it up!

Oh - did I miss if you both one the Michael's contests? I bet you did! You certainly deserved to win!

Thanks ladies.
Take care.

Roeshel

 
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