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Sunday, August 30, 2009

A couple of goodies ~

I forgot to show you something wonderful I bought at The Plum Tree the other day....Cindy has used this in the store for years and I've always loved it ~ she was selling it so I knew I had to have this beautiful old print! It's printed on canvas and bound around the edges like it was used in a classroom but also has a signature...so I don't know what the print was used for in the past but knew it would look wonderful in my studio!



I found a bundle of something at the grocery store Saturday, in the flower department....the bundle is furry and listed on the tag it said "filler" I guess in an arrangement. Well, I thought they'd look wonderful dried....and used in my artwork! We'll see how they dry though ~ Do you know what they are?



The kids have moved and are sleeping in their home for the first night! Our home is really quiet tonight but also calm....calm is good, right? They'll be back Sunday to get a few more things and then begin settling in ~ their house is so adorable and they're so excited to be back out on their own. Now to start working on a cozy guest room for a precious little girl!

Have a peaceful Sunday sweet friends,
xxoo, Dawn

19 comments:

Sally L. Smith said...

They look like Cockscomb but I've only seen it in red. Pretty cool.

Susie said...

Hey Dawn, I love the print, it's beautiful. The 'filler' is called "cockscomb", most often found in a burgundy color. I've never seen this color before! It will dry beautifully and last forever. Hope you are having a great weekend..
Susie

Cindy Shea said...

Hmmm...these flowers look like dried Celosia flowers to me. Is cockscomb it's common name?

Barb T. said...

I see several others have identified your Cockscomb; a friend of mines mother grew it in her garden and I confiscated some for drying maybe 12-15 years ago. I kid you not; it is still in great shape. A bit faded, but still holding strong!

lisa said...

Dawn,
I think they are cockscomb too, we always called them brain flowers! I've dried them and they do great. Can't wait to see what you'll do with those.
Hope the move went well!
Lisa

Lori said...

i have no idea what those things are...but i love how they look...i can't wait to see what you do with them Dawn!!!

Debbie-Two Old Crows said...

What a beautiful print. Cockscomb dries beautifully and last for years

Kathy said...

Cockscomb it is!!!! Our kids sent a bouquet of flowers with it in this week and I was so surprised they used it as a filler. Lovely though...xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rebecca said...

Good Morning
Say Dawn, the flowers are cockscomb...just thought you needed to hear that one more time, lol
The house will seem a little quiet for awhile but you will get used to it...How wonderful to have them so close to you.
Blessings
Rebecca

Diva Kreszl said...

Definitely looks like avariety of cox comb to me! I love the print by the way...what a find!

Lady Farmer said...

FYI
Cockscomb and Celosia are the same thing.
;~}

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Another name we called them in Texas was Prince Feathers, but on a package it said cockscomb. I have raised them in the red, burgandy, pink and a yellow. They dry perfect and stay forever. If you see little tiny black things and I mean tiny falling out of the sides keep them. They are the seeds and are so easy to grow.
Will wait to see what you come up with to display them.
Hugs,
Pat

Rebecca said...

I believe it IS Cockscomb my friend. Not sure...but almost!

Now...I went back and replied to your sweet Post on my Blog. I wanted to make sure you got it so I"ve pasted it below!

Today you were a gift to me from the Lord!

Love to you...and continued blessings on your amazing work~

Rebecca
To Sweet Dawn: AMEN! Sister! You are 100% correct when you say that God doesn't cause the awful things that happen in our lives! Don't you wonder sometimes just HOW "The Garden of Eden" really was...beautiful, sinless, worry free, disease free?

If not for the faith birthed from the teachings of my father many years ago I wouldn't be in a place of trusting God to now care for my dad during these uncertain times.

I saw my father today...not a good day for him and it broke my heart. He's forgotten about his beautiful poetry and although he knew me he's seemed to have forgotten all about my children~ My daughter was with me and she left sooo broken.

I arrived home to your precious comment and I instantly KNEW AGAIN that God was in control of all things! Thank you for sharing~

You have a heart like the Father's...

Love to you~

Rebecca

JUDY said...

YUP,IT'S CELOSIA ALLRIGHT, COMMONLY KNOWN AS COXCOMB, (SOME TIMES BRAIN FLOWER, YUK!) IT'S COMMONLY SEEN IN RED, ORANGE, BURGANDY AND SOMETIMES YELLOW, WHICH IS WHAT I THINK YOURS IS. WHEN I WORKED WITH DRIED FLOWERS ALOT, I FOUND THAT THEY COULD EASILY BE MADE TO LOOK LESS FADED WITH A SPRAY PAINT CALLED "DESIGN MASTER". I THINK MOST HOBBY STORES CARRY THAT BRAND AND THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL, REALISTIC RED CALLED CRANBERRY OR A NICE ONE CALLED BURGANDY. IF YOU EVER NEED TO BRIGHTEN UP MOSS OR DRIED LEAVES, THEY HAVE A COUPLE OF REALLY NICE GREENS, ONE OF WHICH IS CALLED MOSS. WHEN THE COXCOMB DRIES COMPLETELY, YOU MIGHT EVEN FIND SOME SMALL BLACK SEEDS IN THE STEM AREA RIGHT UNDER THE HEAD. THEY LOOK VERY MUCH LIKE POPPY SEEDS AND IF YOU SAVE THEM AND PLANT THEM IN THE GROUND IN SPRING, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HARVEST A GOOD CROP FOR NEXT YEAR. THEY CAN GROW FAIRLY LARGE HEADS IF THE SOIL IS GOOD, SOMETIMES 10-12". NO KIDDING!

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

Your blog is lovely and full of beautiful treasures and ideas as always. I'm glad all of your friend knew what that stuff was because I had NO idea! Love that bird print though-so lovely! I hope you and yours have a blessed week :) oh, and congrats on your publication in Somerset Life-that is one gorgeous issue!

Barb said...

Don't know what wonderful part of nature you have found there.
They are really great though.

Life keeps changing doesn't it?
constantly i guess. And sometimes we can even sit back and enjoy it.

blessings,
Barbara jean

Teri said...

I agree with all of the ones above, it looks like "Cockscomb" or "Rooster Comb" as we call it around here. I have some in my flower garden, but they are a bright burgandy color. They are full of little black seed and will come back, year after year here in zone 8.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Greetings Sweet Dawn!!

Thank you my Bloglandian Sister for stopping by to checkout my "cosmetic surgery" :) I can express how greatful I am for your gift of unconditionl acceptance & support since the early days of this techie challenged girl's efforts. There is a great little expression that describes those efforts perfectly "Poco y Poco" (little by little or a little at a time) :)

Thank you ever so much dear Sister!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Yep, those are cockscomb, or as they are better known in my household, fuzzy brain flowers. ;-)

Anne

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