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Monday, 12 September 2011

Harpole Scarecrow Festival - Pictures

Hi, thought you might like to see a few pictures of the Harpole Scarecrow Festival that we went to on Saturday.  The money raised goes to help the village community.  Various villagers opened up their front gardens to sell drinks and cakes and everyone who went appeared to be having a great time, with lots of oooh's and aaah's at the scarecrows.
Terrific fun arn't they.  I took loads more pictures as all the scarecrows were terrific.  I especially loved Toad of Toad Hall in his car.  The car was made out of cardboard, so clever.

We have two of our nephews visiting us today on a flying visit from Scotland which will be great and I will catch up with all your blogs tonight.  Hope you enjoyed seeing the scarecrows.  Take care, Hugs Annette x

50 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow how fantastic! What a wonderful way to celebrate community artistic abilities. I wish we could start something like that here, however, they would probably blow away!! Thanks for sharing Nettie.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

wow Netty what a beautiful scarecrows and a pleasure this party.
Fantstic.
Lovely greet Marja

craftattack said...

Lovely photos, and wonderful scarecrows, must have been great to see them *live*. Toad is my fave, too! Hugs, Valerie

Fliss said...

Thanks for sharing Netty. Those scarecrows are absolutely fabulous!
Hope you have a lovely time with your nephews.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Diane said...

Now this is VERY fun!!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Annette. Sounds like a great day out. I love scarecrows. We usually have a couple in the garden for fun which I make in the spring. Thanks for sharing these. Lots of interesting ideas although I think some would scare me! lol!
Regards Florence x

Helen said...

Wow, they're great fun! Your village has some clever people!

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic collection of scarecrows all look amazing seeing the village full of them must be incredible. Have fun today with the family. XOXO Zoe

Dezinaworld said...

What fab scarecrows Netty, i just love them, we have a festival in a nearby place 'Barnard Castle' and they are always fun to spot
have a wonderful day my lovely friend
hugs June xxxx

laurie said...

I love them,, my favorite is the one in the chest of drawers!Have a great visit with your family,

Doreen said...

Wow these are fabulous Annette,the imagination of people????xxx

CAROL said...

Brilliant! thanks for sharing with us Netty x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous it must have been great getting to see them all, I like the one with the head under the arm lol.
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

The are all super fun, it would be hard to pick out a favourite. Yvonne x

johanna said...

what fun!! i would loved to have been there... great captures!

JeanFB said...

How fun! I'm partial to the pirate, and the fellow with his head tucked under his arm! Have a wonderful visit. :)

Suze Bain said...

What a fabulous idea for a fundraiser, I've never seen anything like this before, they're all terrific, I bet everyone had a great time. xx

Terry said...

How fun that had to be to see them up close! Have a great visit with your nephews!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is too cool, thanks for sharing! : )

Carol Q said...

aren't they fab Netty. love it when villages get together for this sort of thing.

Joan said...

Ooh I love scarecrow festivals,fab pictures

Daniele said...

thanks for sharing the fab pics Annette it looks like great fun and very inventive scarecrows
hugs

wearestampers said...

Oh, how fun!! That would be a great time, too bad I'm so far away! Some really talented people you have around there!!
Pam

kay said...

brilliant pictures and what a great way to get everyone involved.x

Linda R. said...

How fun.. That would have been a lot of fun to see.. Your photo's look great.

Thanks for sharing..

Heidi said...

Fantastic!
Lovely photos and gorgeous scarecrows:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

coops said...

wow these are brilliant.they must take ages to make.really love the desperate dan and dennis the menace :D

xx coops xx

Laura said...

Simply glorious!

Carolyn said...

HOW FUN IS THAT! Everyone loves scarecrows and you photographed some fantastic ones for our pleasure.

Carolyn

Annette said...

Are these not fun or what? So glad you posted some of these. Now we can get into the fall fever. Lots of creative people here aren't there. Have fun and xo

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing, these are so cool!

RobanStudio said...

Hi Nettie! What a fun thing to have in the community! So many varieties of scarecrows. Wish we had something like that here. Oh well. Have a fabulous time with your nephews! Hugs xo ~ Rhonda :-)

Candy C said...

OH my goodness!!! I love all the scarecrows you took pictures of!!! They are all so unique and creative! Your weekend sounded so lovely. I would have loved going from house to house and checking out all the wonderful scarecrows. Thanks for sharing all the pictures you took! Thank you, too Annette, for the lovely comment you sent me on Facebook. I wanted you to know that I got it and I really appreciated it!<3 Candy

Jilly said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate community artistic abilities. Those scarecrows are absolutely fabulous!
Hope you have a lovely time with your nephews.sex addiction

Healing Woman said...

what an inspiration. All the scarecrows are very creative. Trick or Treating seems to be a dieing tradition in the US. No longer do we see kids going from door to door as in the past..at least not in my neighborhood. I used to decorate just like those villagers but not so much anymore with the lack of kids..of course...there are the grown up kids that might like to see them! LOL Thanks for posting.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Cool, thanks for sharing.

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Annette
I hope you are well. My new school is taking up all of my time at the moment and I love it, but I am missing my crafting and blogging buddies.
I love these pics - what fun and some great inspiration in them too.
Thanks for staying in touch and take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kim B said...

Oh how fun!! Those are too cute. Hope you are doing well. Hugs, Kim

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great day and such awesome scarecrows!
hugs Lynn

Andrea C said...

Looks brilliant, wish we had something like that here. x

Ali Manning said...

This looks so much fun - thanks for sharing the photos :)

trisha too said...

Fun stuff, Netty!

:)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic Photos ~ We have something like this in Rockport MA USA ~ next month ~ will have to try and take some great photos like you did! Thanks ^_^

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how fantastic, Netty!! Great pictures!!!
XO
Cindy

Tolegranny said...

What fun! Can you just imagine a yard full of them? Wonderful scarecrows for sure.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..so super cool...they are all dazzling and fabulous!
Victoria

Cheryl said...

oh gosh what fantastic photos,hun they are just amazing would have been great to see them,in real life they all look amazing hugs cherylxxxxx

Sue said...

Wow I love these scarecrows, I love the Desparate Dan one. There's a vilage in Yorkshire that has a similar thing and there was once one with a body sticking out from under a car on the drive -toooo realistic!! lol x

MarleneMAZ said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Love the Dennis the Menace and Desperate Dan scarecrows! They should auction them off afterwards to raise more money!

Linda Cain said...

these are so much fun!!!!