November 1, 2009

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Turkeys!


Most of you probably decorated for Halloween like I did.  First, I Put up fall foliage, pumpkins, feathers, scarecrows, etc.  Then I added the ghosts, spiders, bats… yada yada yada. (I always think of Elaine on Seinfeld when I hear the yada thing!)  It is so easy to go by and grab the Halloween things, leaving the fall basics up and then put out the Pilgrims, Indians, Turkeys, Von Trapps - so forth and so on! 

So, if it’s so easy, why am I still staring at a mantel covered with cobwebs??? 

I did manage to create one easy Thanksgiving display today.  Yes, this is a weak Met Monday offering, but it’s all I got!!!!






Then I added the Von Trapp singing children!!!


Louisa Von Trapp




Frederich Von Trapp




Kurt Von Trapp




Brigitta Von Trapp




Uh…Liesl Von Trapp???




Gretl Von Trapp




Almost, The Whole Singing Von Trapp Family.

Okay, Okay.  I made it all up!  I know there were five girls and two boys in the Von Trapp family.   But Liesl sounds boyish…sort of!!  And I really don’t know where Marta is!   I love a good story and these carolers didn’t have one!  Now they do!

Did you know that there were ten children in the real Von Trapp family?  Yep, Google knows everything!

These are the first “Thanksgiving Carolers” I have ever seen!  But you’ve got to love them!


metamorphosis monday

I bet there are lots of genuinely worthy “Metamorphosis Monday” posts at “Between Naps On The Porch”.  Let’s go check it out.

Maria…oops,  I mean Rhonda


  1. Do love them! I didn't realize there were TEN kids in the Von Trapp family. Interesting. They look nice on your hutch.

  2. Rhonda, At first I thought those kids were just carolers, and didn't realize they were the Von Trapps. Now I just feel silly for for being so gullible... Must say you are a creative story teller.

  3. Girl-you are a HOOT. You might want to go check out my post--the new winners of the 4 unclaimed gifts is up and you might like the fun tutorial as well.


  4. Bonjour! Love the Von Trapps, one of my favorite movies! What a darling idea for your Thanksgiving carolers!

  5. The hills are alive with the sound of music... :)
    Oh, I love this! Your little shelf is beautiful. Love your dishes and the touch of the little figures are just perfect. I'm a follower now!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. How do you solve a problem like Maria? (cute singers!)

  7. I've been wanting those plates with Fish Design forever. They just take my breath away!

  8. CUTE! They are lovely and I love the fish plates!!!

  9. Hi Rhonda
    You crack me up... the VonTrapp family is very clever
    Thanks for your kind comment and stopping by
    Have a great week

  10. Oh I love those darling carolers! Just fabulous~ Cindy

  11. Okay Rhonda!
    You had me going there. How sweet is this tho? I love them on the little hutch area display. It is just beautiful and they add just the perfect touch to say Fall. Thank you for sharing this morning. I love it.

    Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

  12. Oh wow, I love those sorta-Von Trapp's! I think the whole cabinet looks just fantastic, well done!

  13. Gosh, that was beautiful! I love the plates with the fish and the Von Trapp figures are wonderful! God Bless, Kerrie


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