Saturday, October 20, 2007

Give Ye Thanks.......
I hope thee wilst stop by my eBay auctions tomorrow next~ 2 new dollys I wish thou to meet, both one of a kinde, and so very sweet. You'll see a wee peek at one below, a Harvest time Pilgrim. Me thinks her quite sweet in nature, she has just gathered the oaks for the Harvest feast table ~

'Tis Autumn time! The summer flowers

Have faded 'neath it's golden feet;

The birds have left heir shady bowers,

and winds chime mournfully and sweet;

The maple boughs, whose faded leaves

Have whispered thru the summer days

Like bright-winged birds, around the eaves

Are flitting in the sun's pale rays;

I hear their rustling low and sweet,

As if an angel floated o'er;

They seem to me like friends I meet,

And love, then part forever more.

---Lottie Linwood, 1855

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

May Ye a Bountiful Harvest Have~
Tis the season of harvest~ I hope all of my readers find themselves knee deep in pumpkin, corn, squash and potatoes! Alas, the one super human zucchini plant has ceased its over production and gone to sleep for the winter. YAY! I have spent the last few days cleaning up the garden tidbits out into the compost....all except the corn stalks. We froze more corn on the cob this year than any before~ and I love decorating with the stalks. Just tied up with twine on the fence posts makes for a most festive Fall welcome to my visitors.
One of my goode friends Edyth O'Neill sent one of her precious antique China dolls to come play with me~ she is holding her above. You can see her blog here 'Rachael' is by far the largest doll I have ever had pleasure of dressing~ nearly 30" tall.
I had in mind another c1850 print for her dress....but Rachael liked this one could I say no to this sweet face? She wears a strand of Peruvian blue opals around her neck.
I wasn't the only one to get attached to Dear Rachael! Thank you Edyth for letting her come to visit us at the Inn