Friday, October 14, 2011

And Then There Were Four!



A couple of years ago,  a pig-tailed scarecrow in a darling little dress joined a couple of her cousins on our front porch.

Every autumn, the scarecrow "kids" come down from the attic to decorate and welcome all guests and mail delivery people.

One morning when I went out to the porch,  the little sweet pig-tailed scarecrow was gone!  Vanished!  Disappeared!  S-T-O-L-E-N.



When I look at photos of her from past years, it makes me sad---sad to have lost her, and even sadder that someone had to rip her off our porch.

Anyway, I still had three darling scarecrows so figured that was enough. With a dried flower arrangement on a chair, a leaf wreath on the door, and a second autumn wreath hanging near the mailbox, any additional decorations might be overkill.

This week while in Connecticut, there, before my very eyes, was a huge Christmas Tree Shops---one I'd never been in before. So while hubs did some work, I perused this wonderful store.



Then I saw her!  She was the most adorable little scarecrow girl with a sweet smile. Her straw hair jutted adorably into the air in pig tails. 

In a way, she reminded me of the pig-tailed scarecrow that had been stolen.

Did I need another scarecrow?  Noooooo.

Did the porch need more decorations for fall?  Nooooo.

Did I buy her?  Yessssssss.

Am I glad?  Definitely.  She's the cutest little "thang." 

Best of all, she has a little "brudder" that I put her near. They are like a long lost pair of siblings and go perfectly together.


Today we are linking with two Friday parties. How cool is that?

First is Honey's Potpourri Friday at 2805. http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/   Check out this party on a her fabulous blog!

Also linking with Show and Tell Friday on Cindy's My Romantic Home, another really great blog.

Have fun!




DO YOU DECORATE WITH SCARECROWS?

P.S.  If you love miniatures, like for dollhouses, don't walk, but RUN to Cynthia's Cottage Designs. http://cynthiascottagedesign.blogspot.com/2011/10/give-away-and-celebration.htmlShe is having a giveaway of her magnificent work that will blow your socks off.  She is a talented artist whose creations are now going to be featured on the cover and inside a magazine! Go Cynthia!

11 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How sad that someone stole you scarecrow! I do love this new little girl and her brother! Sweet! Thanks for your sweet email. I wish I knew why you can't leave a comment on my blog. hugs, Linda

Annesphamily said...

Someone once stole a beautiful full size American flag I received FREE from the Hershey's co. by saving hundreds of candy wrappers courtesy of all my co workers. It was during Desert Storm. I think people that steal are mean and self centered! I love the scarecrow girl! Sweet!

diane stetson said...

I have three skeletons, two pumpkins and a spider decorating my front porch right now. Love your scarecrows.

Linda O'Connell said...

Tie them up, I mean tie them down in case the thief returns. The scarecrow kids are cute!

ANNEMARIE said...

Adorable scarecrows! I thought things like that only happened here in the UK (people ruining such lovely things or stealing them!)but carry on making the world a brighter place! I made a full size scarecrow last year and he has been in the garden ever since. He is a bit faded and needs re-stuffing but dont we all! Hope to give him a makeover this weekend. Always enjoy visiting your blog! Lots of love AnneMarie xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

One time I put a big swan basket outside my front door for decoration and someone came along and decided they liked it so much they ran off with it. It's a good thing that only one of your little scarecrows was toted off. Your newest addition to the porch family is very cute. Have a fab day. Tammy

Chatty Crone said...

First of all - I am so sorry someone stole it - it must be beautiful - but no stealing!

And I love your decorations - they are so pretty - so crisp and bright!

I don't have scare crows but I do have scary rats - yes I do - not real ones - ones for my GS!

Love, sandie

Bookie said...

Shes's a cutie, Susan!

Terri Tiffany said...

I love them! I was drooling over a pumpkin to decorate and didn't even do that!

Liz said...

I don't ... but if I had these cuties I might! :)

~Liz

Honey at 2805 said...

Your scarecrows are adorable!

Isn't it awful when you feel like you need to chain things down to keep them from getting stolen. I have had the same experience. Last spring, someone stole 2 large iron urns that were flanking the steps up to my porch. I heard her car in the circular driveway & saw what she was doing, rushed to the front door, but she made a getaway! It was about 11:00 at night & she had her headlights off.

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