Friday, October 26, 2012

Great Scarecrow Adventure of 2012


For the past two years, I've given you a tour of the stuffed shirts in my hometown.   



While some of the previous scarecrows have made a reappearance, some of them have a different look this year. This year, folks were given another option for inspiration. 
They could choose to decorate with their personal heroes. 


You've already seen Susan B. Scarecrow,
 the female voter.

Here are a few more new ones that you haven't seen. 


It wasn't difficult for the newlywed niece to choose the hero for the bank. 
She just looked across the breakfast table. 

It's Lt. McNephew, her favorite American soldier. 


The bank next door had a different idea. 
 They decided to go with a little school spirit.



And speaking of school spirit, here's a teacher.  

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like sitting up straight and paying attention? 


This one's kind of tongue in cheek since it's for a local timber buyer. 

It's a tree hugger. 


A reader from the local library. 


And one of my favorite ones of all.

A survivor. 


And that's about all I've got this morning.
 I'll just end with this little gal in front of a local florist.  


I'm not exactly sure what hero she represents.



So I have chosen to name her Debbie,
the meandering motormouth. 

 

Scarecrow  on Wheels

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46 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh How stinkin cute Debbie. THe tree hugger made me lol. Very clever ideas here. Enjoy your weekend.

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

I adore all of them!!!!! What a great town you live in to go all out with such creative scarecrows!! I, too, loved the teacher... complete with long jumper and white tennies. Remember when we thought that was being dressed up?? LOL I know I was guilty of that one!

Denise said...

Such creative folks. I think they're all so cute but I'm especially fond of the soldier. I'm not a bit prejudiced, am I?

Great post Deb. I do look forward to this event every year. Thanks for sharing with us.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

you live in a creative area. wow!! love the biking one, the library upside down one, the librarian because my mom was one in a middle school for years, & of course the American Solider one... these are too great. i need to visit your town. what a great place!! big big hugs. (:

Kelley Highway said...

I love the scarecrow posts! Again this year, they're terrific!

Barbara F. said...

Love scarecrows and these are some fantastic ones. Very creative folks in your town, Debbie. I like all of these but am partial to the soldier and "warrior in pink". xo

Debbie said...

Good morning! Such a good idea..I love that your town does this. They are quite cute. I think my favorite is the teacher, though the soldier runs a close second. Have a good week-end!

Angel said...

I just love this! You live in such a creative town. How fun! Have a great weekend!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Wow...what fun! If your town is this much fun all the time, we may have to move there! lol Thanks for sharing such a fun post. Hope your weekend is awesome.

laurie said...

You live in a town full of creative people! I always enjoy this tour, but I think this year's theme made it even more fun. I love that bike you're riding, and that soldier is the perfect hero. laurie

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I passed along this idea to some business owner friends last year, but alas... No one "went with it." Kudos to your community for being so committed!

You already know I love the Soldier, but the Tree Hugger made me laugh. The upside down was is especially creative. Oh, gee... They all are! Thanks for sharing again this year.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

How neat to have the whole town participate in this! and all of them are so creative!

Miss Char said...

What a great post Debbie, these made me chuckle at how creative your local towns people are. I think my favorite was the library but they were all great.

Crickit said...

These are GREAT! Thanks for sharing them with us! :)

myletterstoemily said...

those are adorable scarecrows but
not very scary!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Thanks for sharing the 'crows again this year, I was hoping you would! Love the head over heels one, so cute! Have a nice weekend Debbie-stay dry:@)

Chatty Crone said...

I am like you - I like the survivor and next the one above it - the upside down scarecrow! sandie

kitty said...

What's wonderful town you live in, Debbie! I look forward to seeing how your town decorates and they never fail! There's lots of fun, creative people out there!!

Kathryn Ross said...

Thoroughly charming romp through you downtown business section - and how lovely to see such small town spirit! Alas - our small town spirit has dissipated - we are so multi-culturalized that there's no small town all about town anymore. There are some quaint little towns near us that still have it - and one of them does these fun scarecrows on every streetlamp!

Thanks for the prayers and encouraging words about the storm. We have our supplies - play day today at our church's harvest party and craft festival - post on that forthcoming (if I don't lose power before I can get it up!)
Joy!
Kathy

bj said...

I always love seeing your town's cuteness....
Thanks for taking time to snap them and sharing.:)

Marla and Steve said...

I'm just amazed by your town spirit and coming together for such a fun time. Love all the scarecrows and such imagination!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

These are just great...I am sharing with Benjamin. These type of things just make a community. Thanks for taking time out to share with us again...I love it.

Oh noticed your comment on Susan's place on the scrap book and suggestion for mother to daughter between engagement to marriage...I might take your hint!!
Hugs..and blessings to you

Ruth Kelly said...

I especially like the scarecrow at the library.

Sharon said...

I have always enjoyed the Halloween Tour of your precociously creative town!

Love, love, love Lt. McNephew. I offer him a straw salute to honor him.

Yes, the teacher makes me nervous. Is that a ruler in her pocket?? I feel rapped knuckles coming on, or a serious pop quiz.

And the precious survivor. Hugs for all the survivors out there.

Debbie the meandering motormouth will ALWAYS be my hero. The kindest heart, the most thoughtful mind, and one of the quickest wits I have ever known!

xo

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The tree hugger made me smile! What a cool town. I wish mine would do something fun like this.

Linda W said...

Love, love them all and I delight in your annual scarecrow tour. Honestly makes my heart smile! Thank you, my friend.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Pure delight. Love the meandering motormouth, for sure.

corners of my life said...

Yikes - I think the teacher scarecrow stole that dress from the back of my closet (from my teaching days). It looks better on her.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love them all ! A great idea to do your hero...one year I did Scarlett O'Scara. (())

Tea in Texas said...

Cute as can be with many great heros. Nothings better than town spirit for creating great scarecrows!

Thanks, Pam

Infuse With Liz said...

What a neat collection of stuffed shirts! That's really fun that they come up with a theme. I love seeing the imaginitive things people come up with like this! Great fun!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

I think your favorite is mine too, Debbie!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

These are such cute, clever scarecrows, Debbie. Lt. McNephew is definitely my favorite! :D

This is a neat tradition for your town to carry out every fall. One of the fun things about the season.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Denise

Mary said...

What fun~ love those scarecrows! I have to salute the American Soldier and the Head Over Heels reader is a hoot!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I LOVE the last one best!! LOL! I have missed you! blessings ~ tanna

BlueShell said...

Wow, this is great!!!
thank You. xo
BShell

elizabeth said...

It's these kind of community things that make me miss when we lived in a smaller town.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love scarecrows! What a cute tradition for your town.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is SUCH a great idea!!!!!!!! I am going to share this with our local Chamber of Commerce to hopefully inspire them to get something like this started in our quaint little downtown area. This is great!!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This was such a FANTASTIC fall post that made me smile!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love seeing all those adorable scarecrows! Lots of talented folks up your way to come up with all those neat ideas!

I'm having a hard time snapping back from our long trip, maybe just lazy!

Katherine

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Your next post on peace (comments off) is right on.
We were discussing this very thing in church today. Abiding in Him, reading scripture, meditating on Him, spending time with Him. And we are given His peace. Everything that you said in your post resonated in my spirit.
Wonderful, Debbie!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love the scarecrow adventure!!! Glad I didn't miss it this year. Of course, Lt. McNephew, but the tree hugger cracked me up! So cute!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Go gamecocks! Love seeing those in Georgia. LOL! I also really love the theme of the scarecrows this year. That American soldier is my favorite! Thank you so much for your Sunday post too. I don't get to church much at all these days with work. I really love reading your Sunday posts as they are always full of sound lessons and reminders. From someone who has a very active imagination this really is a great lesson to heed. Thanks so much!

Vee said...

Thank you for your Sunday word...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love the stuffed shirts. I look forward to this because we are scarecrow deprived one state away!

XO,

Sheila

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