You know, you cannot have a fall display without scarecrows, and you cannot have fall without football.
We went to the Flower and Plant Show at the Farmer's Market in Florence today to pick up some items to finish our fall decorating at the Crossroads. We bought a few mums, and once we got home, we walked across the street to Jay's Trading Post to get a pumpkin, some Indian corn, and another large mum.
We wanted to dress up the entrance at one of the driveways, so we added this display.
So we decided to make two scarecrows representing the biggest rivalry in our state-the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.
In South Carolina, you're either a Gamecock or a Tiger. In our household, we have mixed blood. I grew up living only 8 miles away from Clemson, so I grew up a Tiger fan. I even attended Clemson for 2 years, and then I transferred to the University of South Carolina. Leo also attended the University of South Carolina. So even though I was a Tiger for most of my life, I have gradually become a Gamecock fan, too. Leo has always been a diehard Gamecock.
After this past Saturday's loss to Auburn, I'm thinking about becoming a Clemson fan again!
Laura @Ms Smartie Pants
How cute! I adore scarecrows and I love that yellow bench too!
Very nice looking display. We are FSU fans, 🙂
Such cute scarecrows. Love the bench, mums, and Indian corn as well.
Me encanta como se ven los espantapajaros, que bonito que adornan en esta época.
I gotta say the gamecock scarecrow is way more cool than the tiger one. Great job and I love the new bench. Jean
Love your scarecrows and all your pretty flowers and pumpkins! Great Fall display!
Football been on a lot at our house lately, too!
Love your driveway. Just a perfect salute to fall and football.
May the best team win!
Jenny @ Simcoe Street
Cute scarecrows!! Looks great!
Great looking scarecrows!
Where are you from, Jane? My mom was born and raised in the Oakway community with a Westminster address. My aunt Betty lives in or near Townville (I think that is the name of it...the mailing address is Seneca) , and another aunt lived in Seneca for many, many years.
Ohhhh, too cute! Love the scarecrows!! Now I'm from Alabama and you know what they say you are born cheering for Alabama or Auburn! I bleed Crimson and White, The University of Alabama loyal fan!!
Your scarecrows are simply too cute. I absolutely love them! Have a great day.(-:
way way way cool
So cute! You will love this--one thing that drives my husband CRAZY is watching people buy mums that are already at their flowering peak. He wants to tell them, "You know that's not going to last but about a week, right?"
Glad to see that you have met my husband's approval on mum purchases LOL!
Oh, and I know what you mean about the USC/Auburn game. For those who don't know, if you're born in South Carolina, you declare your allegiance to Clemson or Carolina before you leave the hospital. My family is all Gamecock, although one of my sons married an Auburn girl and the other LSU girl--both Tigers but at least not Clemson hahahaha!
Your driveway entrance looks so pretty & so perfectly Fall-ish. The scarecrows are really cute too.
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JANE THIS IS HYSTERICAL. You take football to a new level. I live in Calif. but my son is a freshman at U. of Florida and my husband (also a gator) actually flew out for the game on Saturday against Alabama (I think)...major loss and ensuing depression. I just have to go with the flow...want some scare crows. Do the Gators play the Gamecocks or the Tigers? I need a handbook.
Your entrance looks great. Do you also get trick-or-treaters? I had to laugh at the scarecrows, I never knew they were football fans. LOL. I love the bench used in the first photos, did Leo build it? Your Fall decorating is fabulous.
I love the scarecrows--are their faces made out of metal?
Those are the biggest mums I've ever seen...really beautiful. You mentioned that you were thinking about getting a new camera. I don't know what you have but your pictures are really, really good. They aren't grainy or blurry at all. Very clear and the color is great. If I could have taken pictures like yours with my old camera I would never have replaced it! Have a great week.
Clemson is way better! 😉 Those scarecrows are so cute!