Last year, the Pink Doll and Blue Doll pumpkins were way over the top in price at the markets, some as much as $18.00, so this year I planted seeds. The Pink Doll pumpkins are so large now, it takes two people to remove them. The Blue Doll pumpkins are not ready yet.
Check at the end of the post to see this pumpkin on the porch.
Dan and Roxy Jones came from Colorado to stay with us so we took them to see the Pacific Ocean and went to Florence, Yachats, Newport and Waldport.
After a tour of the coast we spent a few days at home and had a good time visiting the last remaining tea room in the area, which is nestled between antique shops.
I like these antique silk roses but never have seen any as realistic in the craft shops.
Roxy and I had tea there and it was the first time we had ever used the cone silk tea bags with the little green leaf string at the top.
Here we are the day they went home and now I am left with all these good memories. Our husbands took the best photos of us. They know just what we like.
We were inspired to spend time in the sewing room making cloth pumpkins, but I forgot to take pictures of Roxy's handiwork, so she will have to put them on her blog at Living From Glory to Glory. Do not wait to unpack, Roxy. I want to see the pictures you took!
That pumpkin must weigh 40 pounds! Dan cut it off the vine and carried it to the porch. I was all for bringing the wagon around to the garden and easing the pumpkin into it and then bringing it to the porch, or simply rolling it along the lawn, but he just "picked it up as if it were a dried leaf." Thanks Dan. Stan and I will miss sitting outside watching the sunsets with you in the evenings and talking about everything in life we could think of, plus all those long country walks!
I share my guests with Gloria, so we walked over from my place to her farm to visit her. I did not get a photo of her sewing room where she makes bags out of feed sacks by lining them with cooridinating fabric and adding handles, so that is another picture for Roxy to supply on her blog, because she bought a sunflower bag. Here are Gloria's sheep:
Roxy in Gloria's yard. I think the house looks so cottage-y with the different colors of paint.
In a little while I will show you the hand made things Roxy brought me.
As for what our husbands did during the visit, they went to a huge hardware store that seems a mile long.