Monday, September 06, 2010

Harvest Fairy....

Good Day Friends....
I awoke this morning and could tell there was magic in the air. So I hopped out of bed and came down the stairs and this is what greeted my eyes, the Harvest Fairy had obviously visited me during the night.....

Our Mantle....

Our Mantle

My Wool Applique hearth rug...

My Wool Rug

A primitive view...

Prim View 2

The harvest fairy found....
my prim pumpkins that I made this weekend out of muslin. I sewed, stuffed, grunged, painted, sanded, grunged again, and fixed the tops of these cuties all weekend and just finished them right before bed last night. I'm glad she put them here so that I can look at while I stitch.


Prim Trio 2

Prim View

And I was delighted to see....
that she had taken my Grandpap's old feed scoop and put it in my little red wagon with some fall florals inside.

The Wagon in my little Brown Jug

I thought that was all of my surprises....
until I came around the corner and saw my Granny's China cabinet all duded up too!


Our Entry

And....
I don't think I ever told you about this cabinet. Over the summer my brother gave me the cabinet (which he had taken when my Granny passed away), he didn't need it any longer so I took it. Then I had the good fortune of my Dad passing on my Great Grandmother's China to me. Two sides of the family melded together in perfect harmony! I love it! The China Pattern is "Royal Mail" by Myott.


Great Grandmother's China in Granny's Cabinet

Oh and look that sneaky fairy even placed a grapevine pumpkin on the serving platter inside.

A china pumpkin

I had to feed my hummingbird herd....
so I went outside and was astonished to find that the Harvest Fairy had been there too! She found those Harvest Hunnies that I had bought at Joann's this weekend and placed them on either side of the door and she found all my pumpkins too....that busy fairy!


Our Front Stoop

She found the perfect gourd....
to put in the urns on either side of my driveway. Isn't this just perfect?! Love that shape!

Gourd

But my most favorite thing of all....
was the big white pumpkin arrangement that she put on the door. This is my own original idea - I'd not seen it anywhere before, but I've been thinking about it for a long time. So on Friday evening I made it by cutting the back and stem off of one of those craft pumpkins, filled it with foam, wired the back shut and arranged the autumn florals inside. That Harvest Fairy found it and put it right where I wanted it and it looks just as good as I thought it would! I need a television show! LOL!

Our Front Door

Boy....
that fairy sure did work hard this weekend, and on labor day no less! But I guess that's what happens when the fairy is left alone because her family has gone camping and she had to work during the day at the hospital only to come home to an empty house and wonder what to do for 4 long evenings. . . . so she did the best thing she knew how and got busy crafting and cleaning and decorating....apparently while I slept

Whew....then why am I so tired? But I'll be welcoming my crew home to a perfectly clean and autumnal decorated home :) Thanks Harvest Fairy!

Until next time....I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God".
Hugs and love,
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89 comments:

  1. It's all so beautiful Vonna! I need a Harvest Fairy too!

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  2. Beautiful Vonna, would you like to come and do mine, or maybe I should just mover near you, so I stand and stare and admire yours.

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  3. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Hi oh that it is beautiful what a beautiful house I am under the charm! You have a lot of talent for the decoration your house is the real marvel
    Embroiderer's best regards marylin

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  4. Hi oh that it is beautiful what a beautiful house I am under the charm! You have a lot of talent for the decoration your house is the real marvel
    Embroiderer's best regards marylin

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  5. Don't you just love the fall hun? Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. I think the fairy maybe coming to our home soon!!!

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  6. Enjoy your cozy nest! Your home is lovely :)

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  7. It all looks wonderful, Vonna!

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  8. The Fairy sure did a great job! ;)

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  9. I'm trying very hard to keep autumn at distance for a while, but the weather is telling us it's coming...

    and yes, your fairy is telling me too to be prepared.

    Love the look she gave your house. Your efforts gave a great result.

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  10. Your home and beautiful touches are lovely Vonna. Your family must be thrilled to come home to such a warm home!

    You and the Harvest Fairy are sweethearts :)

    (*HUGS*)

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  11. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Dear Vonna,

    For me, magic is in the air when you post to your blog. I'm going through a rough time right now, and your words always cheer me up. You are a very special woman and, for me, a gift from God. I say prayers of thanksgiving for you every day.

    With affection.

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  12. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Wow and double wow! You and the Harvest Fairy were mighty productive, Vonna! I love that white pumpkin with the fall flowers on your front door! Thanks for the tour of your harvest home!

    Robin in Virginia

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  13. Can you ask that fairy to come to the Netherlands to make my home as lovely decorated as yours. I am going back now to see it once again!
    Greetings, Cisca

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  14. WOW Vonna the Harvest Fairy did a wonderful job.

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  15. Everything is gorgeous Vonna! I am not ready to pull out the decorations yet but I am in an autumn mood. Pssst - send that fairy my way next, okay?

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  16. That is all so beautiful, but the prim pumpkins are completely adorable. Clever harvest fairy!

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  17. Do you know if your Harvest Fairy makes house calls?? She did an incredible job! !

    I love your china cabinet and the china inside. The cobalt blue is my accent color, and I have cobalt blue depression glass goblets and wine glasses that would look beautiful with your china.

    I wanted to let you know that I used two of your tutorials this weekend to much success. Thank you very much. I will post pictures (and let everybody know the brains behind the finishes) when I get back from MB in October. Just wanted you to know I was grateful now.

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  18. Wow - what imagination! Could you send your fairy my way? My fairy only works for Christmas.

    Your home is beautiful. Hopefully, the kids will admire your hard work with their eyes and not their hands.

    Smiles - Denise

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  19. Very nice Vonna! Could you send the harvest Fairy here next? I think the only decorating I'll be doing is to plop to white pumpkins on the mantel in place of the 2 white pitchers that are currently there.

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  20. Great job....wish you could give that fairy some directions to my SC! Love your pumpkins you made....they are too cute.

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  21. What a very nice Harvest collection! Love all of it!I am tempted, but it is still summer here in Va. Beach... gonna be 90-ish tomorrow, and high 80's rest of the week. Maybe when it is a bit cooler. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs.

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  22. Vonna, it looks AMAZING! I want to move in!

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  23. Hi Vonna, aren't you the clever one? Shucks, we already knew the answer to that. Your white pumpkin on the door is really cool. What a great idea, and leave it to you to figure out the "how to's". Your whole house looks absolutely autumnly awesome. Send your fairy to my house next.

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  24. Lovely & Cozy, Vonna! You're ready for Fall!

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  25. Oh Vonna, I am so not ready to say goodbye to the summer, but you are right... fall is in the air and you are way ahead of me. I love all the decor in your home, it makes it so cozy. Your harvest fair did a great job !

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  26. Your decorations look wonderful! I'm ready to take my summer patriotic decorations down and get ready for fall.

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  27. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Sweet! It's all lovely, but my hands-down favorite is the prim pumpkins with the (wire?) curliques. Love 'em!
    Cindy in Angola

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  28. You really have one super Harvest Fairy in your neck of the woods. I hope your home is in the fall house tour of the neighborhood!

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  29. Looks great Vonna - that fairy was very busy!!

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  30. The house looks amazing! Can your fairy come to decorate my house? LOL

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  31. It's beautiful Vonna! Nice job!

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  32. Beautiful job decorating Vonna! Oops I mean Harvest Fairy! LOL

    One of the few things I miss about living up north is the Fall with all the leaves changing and the crisp cool air. Although I love palm trees they are either green or brown ;(

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home :)

    Hugs

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  33. Boy, that Harvest Fairy did a great job! Lucky that everyone was away for the weekend and left you and the fairy alone. :D I love the story of the china cupboard and china. Love all the decorations too!

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  34. traVonna --
    I LOVE everything! Can the harvest fairy come to my house?

    You did such a nice job. Fall is the BEST time of the year!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Oh Vonna - everything is just beautiful!!!

    I wish the fairy would come to my house. Really - it would be nice.

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  36. Wish we could all have our own fairy, it would make life easier. Your house looks beautiful. Did you follow a pattern for the muslin pumpkins?

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  37. How beautiful! Your decorations are all gorgeous. If you see the Harvest Fairy, though, please send her my way!

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  38. Oh, I want a Harvest Fairy, too, Vonna (I'd even take a Harvest Fairy's apprentice!!)... "She" sure did an amazing job on your home. It is so welcoming and lovely :)

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  39. Everything looks beautiful! That fairy did a great job!! Can you send her my way? ;)

    I'll be the kiddos and your hubby were as surprised and pleased by the autmnal theme as you were. What a great place to come home to!

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  40. You inspire me. We still have summer-like weather, but I am sprucing up around the yard and patio so I can decorate for fall. I really needed your inspiration to really get me excited.

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  41. Absolutely Beautiful!!
    I am a great fan of your blog, and love your cross stitch!
    God Bless,
    Fernanda xx

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  42. Absolutely Beautiful!!
    I am a great fan of your blog, and love your cross stitch!
    God Bless,
    Fernanda xx

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  43. You are so crafty Vonna's harvest fairy-though you kept switching back and forth like you did the cleaning and decorating! You are so far ahead of me-send that fairy to Penna.!

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  44. Beautiful decorations. Your home always seems so homely.

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  45. Your home it is beautiful!!
    Nice job!:-))

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  46. Ow wow, Vonna, you home looks so cosy and inviting!

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  47. Anonymous7:59 AM

    Looks better than you described. Love it! I bet the kids were is awe when they saw that their Harvest Fairy had worked so hard to make their home special. Just think of all the memories your are making for those lucky listtle kids. Love you...your are a special mom and a wonderful kind and loving daughter. Love, Mom
    PS I am soooooo proud of you!!!

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  48. Wow!!! Your house looks fantastic. It should be in a magazine!! I love it.

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  49. Beautiful Vonna! you have such a flair and are so very gifted. :) Cathryn

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  50. Gosh, what a wonderful fairy! She did a great job and now all you have to do is sit back, wait for fall and enjoy!

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  51. Beautiful! We are anxiously awaiting the cooler temps of fall and our visit from the Harvest Fairy. With temps still in the 90s, I guess it is too hot for her in the Deep South. ;)

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  52. I need a Harvest Fairy! I'd be happy with a clean house, never mind the decorations. Love your 'new' china.

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  53. Hi Vonna,

    Your house looks so beautiful with all the pumpkins and other harvest "stuff".
    Could you please send that fairy to my house in the Netherlands if you see here again?

    I really like to read your blog, it always brings a smile to my face.

    Hugs...

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  54. Oh my Vonna. You (and the Harvest Fairy) were sure busy this apst weekend.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us all. Your decorating is just glorious.

    It is all beautiful. Simply beautiful.

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  55. That Harvest Fairy sure sure did a great job! Wish he would come to my house.

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  56. That Harvest Fairy has an awesome creative thumb! Think she has a cousin here in Canada who could help me out?
    It brightened my day to see your lovely display. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. What a beautiful home! I think I need a "Harvest Fairy" and a "Merry Maid" :) She did a wonderful job! Keep her happy! Buy her chocolate :)

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  58. So beautiful! And I bet it smells of cinnamon and cloves. :)

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  59. The words you have "hands to work and heart to God" are the perfect ones to sign in this post (also on the others). You did an amazing job! And truly filled with love!
    Hugs

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  60. That is certainly amazing, I so enjoyed the tour around your house it is so charming and that fairy has done a magnificent job.

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  61. Wow you have a beautiful house,,and I LOVE all the Fall decorations,,thank you so much for letting us share your home with us,,have a blessed week,,,huggs..

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  62. What a beautiful home you've made for your family, Vonna! You've made such a welcome and charming place for your loved ones! I loved all your fairy's hard work and if I may, can I steal your idea for your white pumpkin arrangement on your front door? I think the fairy is due to visit my home in a few weeks...I'm looking forward to the change of seasons.

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  63. I am in awe of your displays. Beautiful!

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  64. Wow Vonna! Amazing pictures of your home all decorated for fall. Lovely. Just lovely. I love those pumpkins too. Fab! x

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  65. I love your fall display. Your house looks so beautiful.

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  66. That fairy certainly has blessed your house. What a treat to see all her hard work. I think you have a creativity fairy too, and she works overtime! Thanks for the inspiration to go looking for a fairy of my own.

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  67. Beautiful pictures, Vonna.

    I'm totally envious of your blue & white china, and your china cabinet - it's gorgeous!

    It looks like the Harvest Fairy was very good to you!

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  68. My Oh My what a beautiful fall home.
    That fairy was a busy one. I hope everyone else was surprised too when they got home!
    Your China and cabinet are lovely ...lucky you to have such wonderful treasures!

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  69. That fairy did a great job!

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  70. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Your decorating IS truly magic, Vonna, but no more so than your stitching and your expressions of glowing love for hearth, home, and God. Your blog is balm to my heart. I read you every day and seek to become more like you.

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  71. I love it! That fairy is amazing, and I wish she would come and visit my house! I'm still looking at flags and 4th of July stuff! :~
    So fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Lucky you to have a Harvest Fairy! Everything looks just beautiful Vonna!

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  73. Your home is so beautiful dressed for Autumn! Bless that Harvest Fairy!

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  74. You did a fine job Vonna. Beautiful.

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  75. Gorgeous decorations Vonna, the Harvest Fairy did a great job

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  76. What gorgeous fall decorations! I *LOVE* your hearth rug... did you make it?

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  77. I love absolutely everything! You're supermom in my eyes! :D Very creative, and very stunning!!

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  78. I love it, Vonna! Your home is so nice and inviting. The Harvest Fairy did a wonderful job. ;)

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  79. That looks amazing! Beautiful!

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  81. Everything looks wonderful! Lucky you having your very own Harvest Fairy!

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  82. Just beautiful Vonna. Please send the Harvest Fairy to my house.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

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  83. You know, your Harvest fairy is amazing and I bet your family will love the effects of her hard work.

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  84. Love the look of your blog! So cute!!! Happy Fall my dear!

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  85. To funny!!! looks great.....will you please send that fairy to Alabama???

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  86. Awesome! I was just talking to a friend today about decorating for the Fall Season ~ I need to get a move on.

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  87. So beautiful, Vonna! Fall colours and decorations are the best, after Christmas, or vice versa, I'm not sure :)

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  88. Love that cabinet and had to smile at your china. I just blogged my latest find which is also a Myott pattern tough in the pink. This is the first of that make I have had. Love it.

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  89. I love your blog ! verry beautiful
    best regards, marylin FRANCE

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