Please meet Verity at Home with a Happy Harvest


A beautiful studio doll sold recently and her beautiful face and outfit have inspired Janet Myhill-Dabbs to create this lovely rendition.  I have named her Verity.

We went outdoors on the front porch for our photos today.

Verity is very shy and a dear little puppy made friends with her right away.

Janet made this beautiful green gingham dress for Verity, a previous Pintucks girl, with the lovely smocking and white collar.  She knitted her very fine socks and made her nice green leather shoes. Her plaits are tied with velvet ribbons that are the palest of pinks.  Verity admired my medal of Mary so I let her wear it with a silver chain.

What is that lumpy, warty looking thing next to Verity’s puppy? Hmmm…more to come.

My beautiful Verity.

Verity, turn and look at all of those warty looking things!

“Mommy, I don’t need to turn and look because look beside me!  They are here too on this side of the porch railing.   They aren’t moving so I think we will be okay”.

I agree Verity, you are not only wise but beautiful.

More close up photos of Verity.


A slight smile maybe?

Verity, I must tell you that this is a goose neck gourd and we have been blessed with an unexpected harvest of these lovely, interesting gourds this year.

“How very nice Mommy. I see more on the other side of the porch and I think they are lovely “.

More close up photos of Verity because I love this beautiful girl and so does the camera.

“Oh Mommy, look what I found!”.

“A big bowl of these warty beauties, don’t you just love the colors too?  Oh look, a pumpkin too!  How exciting is this!”

A quick look at the area out back which is next to a large brush pile.  If you look closely, you can see another tiny gourd still on the vine.

On top of the brush pile, the gourd vine has spread and is growing profusely. See the gourd hanging from the vine?  Amazing because last year, Janet and I drove to see Dorisanne in New York and we stopped and bought local gourds near Dorisanne’s house.  After they had died, Rick threw them in the brush pile and now nearly a year later, we have lovely new gourds!  What a wonderful way to remember such a special trip.

Not exactly a pretty sight but just to show you the ugly brush pile that produced our beautiful, lumpy, warty gooseneck gourds.

Verity is enjoying her new home here at Sasha Shangri-La.  Her puppy is a sweet little friend for her to hug and hold until she meets her brothers and sisters.

I am so happy you are here dear Verity.

We want to thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed this post of Verity and our happy harvest.

Verity and I are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the weekend and week to come.

A Waterlogue image to enjoy.