In the South, we have a saying, "She's in high cotton." This phrase means that someone is doing very well, and it usually refers to doing well financially. It also means that someone is living beyond their means and everyone knows it. For example: "She's livin' in high cotton since her husband bought her that MacMansion." :/
Literally when the cotton is high, it means that there's a good crop for the year.
I put some cotton high on our mantel (you know the one....it has the ugly TV hanging over it). I decorated for autumn today mostly using everything I already had with the exception of the three new Hot Skwash pumpkins I bought. They were a bit pricey, but they are works of art....they're even signed by the artist! I couldn't resist them because they're too, too cute and they're heavy! I want to dissect one to see what's inside.
You can tell that they're authentic Hot Skwash because each one is signed on the stem. I tied the cotton stalks with a velvet ribbon.
"That Ricki Jill must think she's livin' in high cotton with hot skwash on her mantel!" ;P
Apparently there is a spring line of Hot Skwash. Who knew?
Love the turquoise color!
Daria even makes specialty and one-of-a-kind punkins. Daria is a genius!
Have you decorated for autumn yet? This weekend, I'll post some of the other pumpkins in our home. Stay tuned!
Until next time...