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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Cotton Bolls in the Kitchen and in the Fields

I had so much fun creating this post!     It has two parts.........decorating the kitchen counter for fall  with cotton bolls and a trip to the country to look at the cotton fields.

I'll share the counter first and then we'll take a look at the cotton fields.   

  I printed a couple of fall prints from my Pinterest board.   The Give Thanks print has all the colors and theme of my fall kitchen.

The second print   "Forever Home"  has a blue mason jar filled with cotton bolls.     I used stick on magnets to attach it to a metal Thankful sign.

This is how the counter looked when I was finished..............

White pumpkins on a wood cake stand........fall print on a floor broom ........aqua s & p shakers......

A fall bouquet in a metal milk can...........sweet cow in rubber boots.......a field of cotton bolls,  fall leaves,   and flowers in a long chicken feeder

Behind the chicken feeder,    I have a metal bucket on each end filled with fall flowers

On the far left end of the counter,    I have a taller milk can filled with a fall bouquet........a mama and baby sheep......the print you saw earlier.......and a set of aqua measuring spoons.  

The stove sits at the right end of the counter.        I have my custom burner cover  (H made it for me)   with some pumpkins and a stack of measuring cups on it.

If  you would like to use any of the prints found in my post,   feel free to visit my Pinterest board and help yourself!

Are you ready to head to the country and see the cotton fields?

The photo's I took are from fields in west Texas.     Since I live in Eastern New Mexico,   it's just a hop,  skip,  and a jump to the Texas boarder.    I know there are lots of fields of cotton in Texas,   so I Googled it to see how many!     I wasn't surprised to find that Texas ranks #1 in the USA in cotton production.

I got out of the car to get some close ups of the cotton plants.......wish I had worn something other than my flip!

The plants had white blooms on them as well as dark pink ones!      Why you ask!     After the white blooms are pollinated,    they turn rich  pink!

After a few days,   the pink petals fall off and the cotton boll is formed.           As the boll matures,   it opens up and you have COTTON!

The cotton is then harvested and taken to the cotton gin.       This is an abandoned cotton gin that caught my eye,    

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my kitchen and visiting the cotton fields!      Come back soon! 


  1. I love this. It reminds me of living in West Texas. I didn't know about the flowers. Those cotton flowers are gorgeous. I love your printables. So cute. I hope you will link up later.

  2. Bonjour,

    Très jolie publication... j'aime beaucoup la composition avec les citrouilles blanches.

    Gros bisous 🌸

  3. I grew up around cotton, even worked as a cotton buyer one summer. Love the soft approach to transitioning into fall. Happy Autumn!

  4. I had no idea-how cotton blossomed or formed. Such a great post for us, who have never seen a cotton field. Your kitchen is lovely!

  5. Such a fun post! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  6. Penny,
    I always love seeing your posts featuring cotton as it is something that we do not see or use in decorating here in the north. Very charming and inviting!!! LOVE the blue color that you used in your decorating!! So refreshing.... I have been very disillusioned lately with blogging. After visiting many blogs and seeing the same thing over and over again.... Cookie Cutter homes that seem to be copying one another...Your home and visiting your blog is always a BREATH OF FRESH AIR!!!!!!Thanks so much for that!!

  7. Hello Penny, such cute ideas for early fall decorating! Since moving to Texas, I've enjoyed cotton bolls, too. I have some and need to pull them out, as a matter of fact. My husband's grandmother used to pick cotton with her family in the early part of the last century when they lived on a farm in Farmersville, Texas, only about an hour away from here. :)

    Happy decorating and thanks for sharing at Share Your Style,
    Barb :)


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