COT­TON TALES

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MOTHER NA­TURE BY BRING­ING FLOW­ERS, FO­LIAGE AND CLOUDS OF COT­TON IN­DOORS.

Country Style - - DECORATING COVER - WORDS AND PHO­TOG­RA­PHY ANNABELLE HICK­SON

One of the great­est joys of play­ing and ex­per­i­ment­ing with flow­ers is

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“Floristry is not only for those who can af­ford to buy flow­ers. It is for all of us to en­joy and it’s about so much more than ar­rang­ing some stems in a vase.”

Branches dis­played in old ce­ramic ink pots from White Cottt­tage in Ten­ter­fi­field. Owner Mandy Reid stocks all sorts of in­ter­est­ing ves­sels. BE­LOW A bird’s nest, dec­o­rated with cottt­ton and hung. FAC­ING PAGE Annabelle col­lect­ing cottt­ton on Tim and Michelle Ram­say’s mixed farm in Bon­shaw.

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