Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Orange is for Pumpkins, leaves and Autumn

The Country Living Fair was really wonderful this weekend.
We sold many books and  met a lot of fine folk.
Just look at this magnificent PUMPKIN Pyramid! ( thank you very much Mary, for sending this to me! )
 I could have come home with antiques and some fabulous goodies from the booths of great folk Artists, but instead I came home with these.... Pumpkins and Gourds left over from the displays put on by the Country Living staff.
I decided to make my very small version here at the Manor.

On Thanksgiving day, I will chop all of this bounty into bits and pieces and the goat-gals, she-sheep and chicken-folk will have a veritable feast!

In the meantime, it will grace our front entry. Orange really does look its best when worn in Autumn.


  1. So glad you had a great show Jeri. What a fun one that must have been too. Your pumpkins and gourds are pretty in your autumn display. The critters sure are in for a feast come Thanksgiving.


  2. what a great pumpkins, it's a pitty we don't celebrate halloween or thanksgiving in holland!
    wish you have wonderful days!!!

  3. Orange and autumn do go together - that is for sure. Your sized down display is pretty special. It would go very well in the front of my house. Now I'm going to have to think of doing more than the sad little mum and pumpkin that I have sitting there.

    Have a wonderful week.


  4. Dear, dear Jeri, what a warm and cozy vision of your manor. I can only imagine what it is like to wake up to the smell of the country...the animals and the quiet of the hillside. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL presentation of Autumn at her best....Anita

  5. Gorgeous! I wish we had something as fun as that around here. And you got your artwork out there for even more people to enjoy!


  6. Hi Jeri
    What a beautiful manor you have.. So very warm and inviting. Inspiration bursting everywhere... I love this post..

  7. I think my message got lost?
    I have to write it again? oké!!!

    what a fast delivery, I got your book today, and what a wonderful surprice!!!
    every time I look at the pages I see something new! it's just amazing to hold your book in my hands!!!
    thanks very kindly, my dear friend!
    I will treasure it always and always!!!

    ps. we have 7 hatchlings again today,
    It's very cold here for a newborn so I hope they will stay alive!!! they are so sweet!

  8. did you see this?

    is it oké with you I posted it?
    XXX happy halloween weekend

  9. Anna, of course that is okay with me,it was very, very nice. I thank you!

  10. WOW! I always wanted a donkey!
    but I think (read Richard) I have enough animals to take care of. the costs are enormous!
    can't wait to see photo's of your donkey!

    do you know my blog about Anton Pieck?

  11. Dearest Jeri and fellow lover of whimsy, thank you for coming to see my post and the previous one; you have truly given me such kindness in sharing your fun loving heart, your unforgettable wit and charm and that book....I am loving it as I sit by the sun-lit window, lulling me to take a nap. THANK YOU and yes, do the ordinary with an extraordinary love...now I can do that.....Bises, Anita

  12. Wonderful pictures and wonderful blog ! Thank you ! I like so much Autumn. I like your animals, your Art style, I am an author illustrator also, and when I see your marvellous drawings, I think to Béatrix Potter that I like so much.
    Greetings from FRance and Happy Halloween.

  13. Nathanaelle, thank you for your visit from France and thank you for the comparison to Beatrix, she is my very favorite author/ illustrator of all time!


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