Tuesday, October 25, 2011

R Is For Rats

R Is For Rats....

MyHero turned his nose up
in disgust.
He wanted to know....
What kind of normal person
wants to use
when they decorate?

Well, I informed him,
was normal.

But THEN I had a

Hmmm...if they are selling
RATS in all the stores...
there must be some other
RAT LOVING people out there.

I found the first one perched
on top of my books
on the table behind my sofa..

Then there was one on my mantle...

Who was joined by a crow...

And one on the stairwell newel post...

Keeping company with
The Pumpkin Fairy
that hangs over his head.

And another out
by the front entrance...

sneaking up on that poor
little unsuspecting

And apparently,
the rats scared the
witch away
because all this is left behind
is her hat.

This crow flew from the
rats to seek  safe haven
in a birdhouse
that is much too small.

Whew...Well, that's all
the RATS I spotted
so far.

But those rascals that
visit here brought me a present.
They said,
Nana, this is perfect for you!

Wonder what the
hidden message is here?
I'll get YOU, my pretties...
Wait til I come to YOUR house!
Yeah...just you wait....
And ALL OF YOU bloggers
better be nice to me too!
your photo name


LDH said...

Got to admit... it was a little difficult to continue past your first photo. Rats are a little skeevie. Fun decorating for the season!

The witch and those nasty flying monkey's totally scared me since I first saw them in childhood! The OLD bat is looking a bit less frightening :)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well you just tell the Mr. there that your friend Debbiedoos is not normal either...I have them outside coming up the steps..they look so cute. So does your Halloween fun!

The enchanted home said...

It took A LOT for me to come visit you, seeing that picture of the rat gave me chills, dont' know that there are many who are as PETRIFIED as I am over these gross rodents. YUCK!!!! I could never bring myself even for Halloween to decorate with them...I just wouldnt' sleep knowing there is a plastic rat in my home, I would have a nightmare that it would come to life and pounce on me in bed...BOOO!!!!!!!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I think I'll let the rats stay at your house, Diana. They're a little too creepy for me. I just read a few of your other posts. Your ASCP desk is just darling, I can't wait to see the cushion. It looks like you had fun at the Swedish restaurant with BabyE--I'm with him, eat all the sugary stuff!!

Anonymous said...

With a little imagination even a rodent can look cute & cuddly!! I have never been afraid of rats or mice so this doesn't freak me out but to some ....eeeeekkkkkk!!!
Love them.....
Have a Great Day!!

Gina said...

Ha! I like your creepy rats, especially that one on the newel post. I bet he'd give me a scare until I got used to his being there.

Anonymous said...

I can't beleive the decorations they have for halloween now,, its amazing,, I think you've done a great job,, looks wonderful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, pahleeze, I will be nice I promise. Cute ratty decor. ha ha. The old bat thing is so cute.

Marydon said...

What a clever & cute decor & story, Diana. How creative you are! But I'll pass on those wee critters.

We were not up as far as Bradford Co., but what a lovely drive. We will try to get up further this next week before my surgery. Colors are really late in getting along & are just now starting to come in full array. Should be awesome. I will be posting the roads traveled in a couple days in 3 parts ... enjoy!

Have a wonderful week ~

Jettie said...

Well Rats! Cute decorating idea. I can send you a few cats that will take care of the rats, if you like.
Pink has 2 younger siblings that look a lot like him.

Patty said...

*LOL* We have to keep our decorations cute here.... nothing too scary. After all, I wouldn't want to frighten any of the Mommies and Daddies of my grandchildren. (I think the babies are braver than they give them credit for) But - when the kids were young Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimph was a favorite read aloud.

michelle said...

You are so cute! I love the rats! I only have the paper silhouette ones, but they are so fun. Rats are actually very intelligent animals and make great pets but I am sure that that wouldn't convince your hubby to like them. Mine doesn't like them either, actually he is scared of the little field mice that get in our house sometimes! babies! :) LOL!

Cass @ That Old House said...

You crack me up!
I keep telling myself that the black paper silhouettes I have are MICE. Yes, mice. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

From one old bat to another -- BOO!

jAne said...

we had pet rats. i'm sure that won't go over well with the other readers or your husband. but they're cute, very clean, quiet and actually quite loving.

i like your rats. :o)

niartist said...

Hi Diana! Although he sure is cute, I think it'd still scare the living daylight out of me when I wake up still groggy before my morning diet coke! LOL!
I'm terrified of them in real life, along with snakes -- eeeeeeek! So, I'll admire yours from afar.

camp and cottage living said...

OK, you maybe are not normal. You're unique!
However, you will not find any rat decorating around here. I agree with your hubby on that!
Bats? There I make an exception. So you, Ol Bat
are welcome to drop by my house any ol time!

Donna said...

Ok, now you really have gone batty, haven't you, Diana? (pun intended!) I think I'd be afraid to come and visit you now! Maybe those rats need a little bit of glitter, and they might not look so scary!!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

GROSS !!! I Hate RATS.... Oh, Diana~
I had a hard time getting past the first photo to read this post, I really, really, Hate Rats, hard for me to say the word, I always know to close my eyes when a scene comes on TV when I think one of those Nasty Critters will show it's beady little Gross eyes.... No Willard or even Charlotte's Web for Me!
Have a great day, Now that you have me freaked!

Pam said...

Your rats are very charming. Hope they don't attract the real variety.

Terri said...

Hi Diana,

I just LOVE your Halloween decor, rats and all. Thanks for dropping by. My granite is going in today. I go from loving it one second to wondering if I should have gone with the second choice stone the next. CrrrAzzzYYYY, I know. I'm hoping not to have to paint my cabinets but I don't know at this point....

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Those rats seem to be interested in something. It looks like they are smelling something good cooking in the kitchen.


Lisa said...

YOU ALWAYS make me laugh, Diana. Always. Your hubby is one blessed man to have a wife with a fun sense of humor! Love to YOU!

debi huntsman said...

Oh Diana, your Halloween decor is so fun! Love the rats. hehe

And I LOVE the old bat! That is too cute.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

I got a giggle out of that! Diana, thanks for ordering Inspirations. It was a thrill meeting Rachel. I’m still too shy to look at all the pictures! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.

Linda said...

Such fun Halloween decorating! My grandkids love my mantel rats!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I am a self-professed rat/lover and that one is soooo cute! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Romeo said...

MOL - "old bat" MMAO....oops sorry....nope, it wasn't me laughing....it was.....ummmm....don't know for sure, but it wasn't me......as for the rats.....LOVE rats....always decorate at Halloween with rats.....like you would expect anything else in MY Halloween decor?!?! Oh yes, crows too! I mean what else would you decorate with, hmmm? Well except maybe an "old bat".....meowrrrrrrooooowwwwwww gotta run before you hit me with your broom MOL