Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Harvest Queen Is Here!

Welcome to my home.  I hope you feel welcome at the front door and can come stay for a cup of wassall.  I enjoy company, especially during the colder months!  If you come back at Christmas, you can enjoy a nice hot cup of cocoa with homemade marshmallows!  Well enough greetings at the door, come on in.

This little lady on the bombay chest calls herself "The Harvest Queen" and I think the title fits her, don't you?  She's used to spiders in the crops gathered in, so to make her feel at home, I hang a couple on the lamps while she's visiting.  She's also quite fond of orange pumpkins--how about you, do you prefer orange or white pumpkins?

The Harvest Queen requires a wreath or two to make an appearance, so being a gracious hostess, I set one on the hall tree next to her.  The crow heard the Harvest Queen was visiting and flew in to see her.  They both usually depart together--they're the best of friends.

I think we can leave these guests and journey on to the living room and have a look at some of our other visitors.  Like most of you, this mantle is always a challenge to decorate when the Queen is in town--she's wonderful, but a little testy!  She's been preferring a little less the last few visits and sometimes it is difficult to cut back, don't you think?  She hasn't commented on it yet, so I'm not sure I got it right.

It is difficult to see all the elements on the mantle from this angle, let me show them to you--up close and personal.

Mr. Owl in his glory.  Really, the animals take over in the fall when the Queen is here and we enjoy having them all--just watch where you step!

Some relief from the critters here.

details, details

and more details

Now there is just one more spot to visit and I'll have to say goodbye for now.

It really is true...when the Queen's away, the mice will play!  And play they do, they tease that poor jack-o-lantern half crazy!  Look at his face in this picture--craziness!

I've got to go for now.  Please come again...remember in December homemade marshmallows and hot cocoa (and all the animals and the Queen will have moved on).  Thanks for the visit, oh, just wipe your chin, you have wassall spices on it! 

Happy Fall!

Linking up to

The Lettered Cottage


  1. Cute Robin! You do such a nice job every season of the year.

  2. I bow to the Queen! Cute,cute! --Janet S.

  3. I bet when the clock strikes 12 all the guest go haywire and fly about the Queen and make a howl that send a shiver through the air...I sure hope you sleep well...lovely post.I'm now following you..found you over at 2805...

  4. Such a welcoming front entry and your fall decorations are great. Love the mantle!
    Thanks so much for visiting.

  5. I adore your Harvest Queen and all the accutrements she requires around her. Both beautiful and fun!

    Thanks for linking up Potpourri Friday. You are a real asset to the success of this party and I appreciate you! I will look forward to seeing what you create for next week!

  6. What a lovely and inviting blog post. I had such a great time visiting, that I want to come back for homemade marshmallow so I may just need to follow you around waiting.
    Hugs, Ellen your newest follower

  7. Looking so cute Robin. I love your vignettes, they are super cute. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  8. Great fall decor. I love that basket on the front door. I always do a wreath, but that is so much more interesting.

  9. Your Fall decor is beautiful~ love the basket on the front door! Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

  10. to your blog. I love your displays...I admit it...I will probably copy!! And I am partial to orange and brown pumpkins...white is nice, but not for my home...besides orange is my favorite color!!!

  11. Those mice on the jar are classic! Nice touch!

    Stopping by from The Lettered Cottage. Happy Fall!

  12. So many pretty vignettes. I love the Harvest Queen too, pumpkin head & all...she seems like my kind of girl! :D

  13. oh my gosh, i want a harvest queen! fabulous. i have giant acorns like yours, too. love!

  14. Oh I just love your fall decor. Love the Queen and her beautiful vignettes, so pretty. Your mantel is stunning also. I like the natural elements that you use. So lovely and your post is such fun. The cloche is fabulous and poor "jack" is having quite the day. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  15. WOW... lovelies!

    Look at the last pix! That's an outstanding cloché. What a treasure.

    Greetings from Stockholm City.


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