Free Cotton Branches + $2 Goodwill Vase = New Decor In My Family Room


A few months ago I was looking on line and really wanted to purchase so cotton branches and a vase.  I love the simplistic look of branches and saw the idea in a magazine.  The website has great prices on them, the lowest I have seen but I just never ordered them.  

Last week I went to a real estate styling appointment and as soon as I pull up in the driveway (in the county), I see a huge pile of cotton branches in the trash can!  It was almost like WOW this is so cool!  After meeting the clients I asked if I could have them and they helped me put them in the car!  The homeowner has an antique market in Oviedo, FL, and these weren't selling so she brought them home to discard.  Her home was filled with so many neat rustic items and they were such a nice family!  

I brought all of the branches home and they stayed in the garage for a little while. 

I then found this glass milk bottle vase at Goodwill for $2 and I knew it would be perfect for those branches!

I took off the rope on the bottle and added the twine.  I picked through each branch to find the perfect ones and now this $2 arrangement sits in front of the scrabble board I made last week!  

Start Small- Great Design Takes Time- Enjoy!