Over the years, I've always admired any fall display with cotton in it. I've seen it worked into wreaths, put into vases, and used as a bowl filler. But alas, I do not have access to cotton plants. What I do have though, are thistles and plenty of them.
I'm not sure why it took me this long to figure out that they have a similar looking texture to cotton, but yesterday it struck me. Unfortunately, the little seed heads are too delicate to work into a wreath, but they stay put in a vase.
I used a few dead branches from an old caragana shrub, (I like the texture) to give the arrangement a focal point. Then, I just went around snipping the seed heads into the vase, and Voila!, I've brought some of the Autumn beauty into my home.
I noticed a few other interesting seed heads forming out there. I will have to start carrying my snippers around with me on all my strolls.
|They look so pretty in the morning with the frost and dew on them.|
|The flowers and their follow-up fluff line fences around the acreage.|
|I thought it made for an interesting|
addition to this corner display.