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07 October 2012

The Scarecrow Cometh!

What beautiful blue eyes you have!

The first of October means the annual visit of our resident Scarecrow, known as Mr. SC. 

When Mr. SC was constructed a number of years ago, I was happy and content to just have two pieces of lumber nailed together with a face and a hat.  However, the Headmaster, with his engineering background, insisted that the frame be much more elaborate.  So...THIS guy has an entire (almost) skeletal system made of PVC!  

He sits on a straw bale the we keep using over and over, and has a great view of the fall color on our street.

Just look at that sweet face!

His attire is courtesy of a local thrift shop (though he does need a new tie).  He's also apparently been pumpkin picking!

This year, he has new accessories, all from the Dollar Tree:  A red-eyed rat (that also squeaks),

and on his hat, one of the famous black crows - look at those eye lashes!

Cornstalks came with the corn attached!

He's all set to greet the neighborhood children on Halloween night!

And here he is 'under the spotlight!'

Quite frankly, I really don't think he'll be scaring ANYONE; he's too cute!

Mr. SC will be partying at some of these spots this week:

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Debbiedoo's Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Metamorphosis Monday ~ Between Naps on the Porch
A Return to Lovliness ~A Delightsome Life

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm 
Time to Shine @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
One Project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got@Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.

Wordless Wednesday @ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style 
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Welcome Home Wednesday @ Vintage On a Dime

Tips and Tutorials ~ Stone Gable
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Creations ~ Kristens Creations
Potpourri Friday ~ 2805
Vintage Inspiration ~ Common Ground

It's Fall, Y'all~ Thrifty Decor Chick

Furniture Feature Friday ~ Miss Mustard Seed
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Nancy...I have just fell head-over-heels in love!...He is fantastic,love the use of the corn still attached to the stalks.
    Lovin' your #13 link up at BoogieBoard!


    1. Thank you, Jo May! I'll pass this on to Mr. SC; he'll be overjoyed that he has an admirer! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Nancy, he is definitely cute! What a fun way to great guests.........Sarah

  3. Seriously cute. He is certainly decked out and what a great treat for your Halloween visitors to enjoy. Good work!

  4. What an adorable scarecrow!! I would love for you to come link up your awesome blog to my Get Social party.

  5. Wow, what a great scarecrow. The night image is perfect with the lights.

  6. Nancy! Marvelous scarecrow! Looks awesome in the day and in the nighttime! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  7. I love your scarecrow with all the special touches!

  8. He is awesome! Great job. Patty

  9. Such fun, I am guessing the neighbourhood kids and parents look forward to that scarecrow every year.

  10. He's awfully adorable! Your husband sounds like he likes to build things and it shows. Mr. SC is just delightful!
    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  11. Very cute Halloween decoration. The neighborhood children will love him!

  12. Very fun! Love that night time photo!

  13. Mr SC will have a good time on Halloween night!! His new accessories are cute-- love that crow and the rat is pretty scarrrry!!

  14. He is great! Even in the dark he's delightful.
    Have a great Sunday,
    xxx Liz

  15. He IS mighty cute! He's "dressed to kill" but I don't think he'll be hurting anyone! :-) I like your husband's way of thinking. He wanted to make sure you weren't disappointed, so he built a better, stronger scarecrow. (Isn't that the line from the opening sequence of the old "Six Million Dollar Man" show?) :-) Teamwork! You guys did a wonderful job!!!

  16. You're right! He's so cute I think he'll be getting hugs instead of scaring people away. He looks like a good photo op to me. Bet the kids would love having their photos taken with him. Cute!

  17. So cute! I collect scarecrows, but don't have a big one :-(

    Happy Fall!


  18. I agree that he won't be scaring anyone-he is just so sweet and friendly looking! He has quite the skeleton!! Does he get a new wardrobe every year? Our scarecrows get pretty wet and messed up. I love them though, and my favorites live inside. Linda

  19. What a cute scare crow and Halloween yard decoration. I got your link for Savvy Southern Style blog linkup. Thanks for sharing your creative style.
    Blessings, Deborah H. Bateman-Author

  20. He's quite the fellow, Nancy! You did such a lovely job. Love the crow and rat (shudder) and the corn stalks. And that blue in his clothes really stands out.

  21. Would love it if you could put my party link on your page.,. Thanks!!! Debbie.


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