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.