Friday, July 10, 2009

Salad Dressing

Would you believe this is the second yard scarecrow I've spotted in the last few weeks? The first one stood guard over a well-tended patch of herbs in a ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood. And get this: it was wearing what looked like a Betsey Johnson dress. Nothing like a bad economy to give us new uses for high priced fashion. (I think it's a great idea. Frankly, some Betsey Johnson fabric prints scare ME!)

I noticed this less couture scarecrow in the side yard garden of one of South Pasadena's biggest mansions. It might not make the best-dressed list, but that's okay. Home-grown vegetables are always in vogue.

18 comments:

dbdubya said...

I guess the economy has got even the people who live in mansions growing their own vegetables. There's some healthy looking corn, rhubarb, tomatoes, and I'm not sure what else. And I think that's a mighty fine looking scarecrow.

Shanna said...

Love Scarecrowella's outfit!

If Betsey Johnson scares YOU, that is saying a lot. Well, at least it will keep you out of her corn.
HaHaHa!

Dixie Jane said...

It's been soooooooo hot and I have been in so long I didn't realize that Betsey Johnson's fabrics are right out of Grandma's quilting party. And those prices!

Yakpate said...

I;m with dbdubya, How cool that mansion dwellers are planting gardens on their lawns... and that they have the wit and humor to dress a blond scarecrow in pink!

Judy Williams said...

Maybe she's waiting for Dorothy to come skipping down the path with her red sparkly shoes, free her and they can both take a quick trip down to the Santa Monica pier and ride the carousel.

Cafe Pasadena said...

In So Pasa I hear they call these, Scarephotogs.

Petrea said...

The link is terrifying.

Margaret said...

I think it's adorable. And look at her corn! I'm envious.

Judy Williams said...

I rather liked that Betsey Johnson dress myself. Am I weird?

Dixie Jane said...

Judy, you must take a quick look at the pink link to get the full impact. I'm all for skipping to the Santa Monica pier. That carousel is one of my favorite things.

Shanna said...

I took a closer look at the Betsy Johnson dress on the pink link.
If the lower ruffle were black instead of yellow, it would look like something I would wear. At least when I'm not in all black.
We both must be weird, Judy.

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

I looooooove Betsy Johnson. I have some of her Butterick patterns from the '70s that I scoured from Ebay recently. Those were her best days, I think.

The farmer's market yesterday in So. Pas graced my basket with purple figs, purple potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and sunflower sprouts. All delicious. But no corn will I buy or grow. After watching Food Inc. at the Academy in Pas for $2 I'll never consciously eat another piece of corn since it is used in almost everything consumable---and Monsanto owns the DNA. I wonder if these folks will have to turn in their seed or pay royalties on that corn.

Vanda said...

Aren't there some neighborhood association rules against scare crows? Or just what they wear?

Laurie said...

I liked Betsey Johnson in the 80s. I also liked big bangs, spandex bike shorts and earrings that looked like hubcaps!

lifeinoleg said...

Nothing like a good scarecrow to keep one company while gardening.

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone! Until tomorrow...

Jilly said...

Too adorable. I wonder if scarecrows really work?

Kaori said...

Cute Cute Cute!!! I haven't seen a scarecrow in ages, but this is definately the cutest :)