~The flower display~
Greetings to any new friends who may be visiting today; we hope you enjoy your stay. We were looking through our photos, and realized we missed some of the displays of the doll fair, as well as AnnaMarie's quilt that we finished a few weeks ago!
Here are some of the prizes available for the ring toss game~
Benjamin Franklin was the ticket-taker for the fair (Mr. Franklin also acts as the local clergyman, performing all of the dolls' weddings!)~
The produce display (Don't worry, poke berries aren't poisonous to dolls!)~
Romeo was the ferris wheel operator (who did a very find job)~
And another shot of Her Majesty's Tea Room and baked goods display~
And finally, here is AnnaMarie's finished quilt, hanging out to air before being packed away in her hope chest.
We have been enjoying reading "The Country Child" by Alison Uttley lately (Thank you, Devina!), especially its descriptions of fall. They give us a feeling of nostalgia, especially as the days grow crisper (we've been wearing socks and sweaters in the mornings) and shorter.
We'll leave you with a few of those words today, and pray that your week will be blessed.
"The morning air was sweet with autumn scents, falling elm leaves, bent ferns, bruised wet grass, beech leaves and sycamore. . . A few chrysanthemums were left, tawny red flowers and little maroon buttons on the green dresses of the bushes. Sprigs of lad's love lay among the clothes in the oak presses, and the children at school wore bunches of it to keep them healthy now the damp mists were about. The woods all round the house were heavy with rich-smelling fallen leaves and decaying moss, with scarlet toadstools and enormous fungi. . . The robin's note had changed. He twisted the corkscrew in infinitesimal bottles and poured out the sparkling, chuckling winedrops."