In my neck o’ the woods, Fall means cotton blooms and then cotton bolls growing in the fields; cotton harvesting and cotton ginning. So, my first Fall mantel this year is all about cotton.
This is the real thing – cotton from the field, so it’s a little dirty and some of it is a little messy. It is overflowing my dough bowl.
The metal tray behind it depicts cotton blooms and bolls. If you were living in cotton country and got married in the 1960’s or early 70’s, you probably received at least one of these trays with matching tumblers.
I bought several sketches of cotton bolls at a yard sale one time.
I used ready-made mats and frames to frame them.
If you visit my blog very often, you may have noticed the books that I always use to elevate something in a vignette. They are under the framed sketches on this mantel. Since some have asked about them, I thought I’d share them today.
I like the color variation on the page ends, so that’s why they so often show up in vignettes at our house.
They are from a set of World Books that belonged to my mother.
I love the illustrations on the flyleaves of each book.
The ten volumes were published in 1925. They are probably no longer very helpful as reference books, but they are great for elevating décor!
Thanks so much for coming by to see Fall in cotton country. laurie