Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Entering a Fairy World

Inspired by a blog post from Magic Onion, Renee and I set out to make a fairy garden this past weekend. We scoured the house and yard for moss, bark, plants with small leaves, feathers, rocks and jewels from our collections. We dug the soil. We unearthed thyme, rosemary and moss, and replanted them. Then Renee arranged the stones, dried flowers, feathers, shells and sea glass. Thus we have found a use for our greenhouse.

Renee waters the plants and in the coming weeks we will make furniture and more inspired by the book Fairy Island. This magical book describes an island of fairy houses discovered by a grandmother in letters to her granddaughter. The pictures are so lovely and detailed. A beach house has a tiny bathtub made of shells and a real seahorse. There are tiny fairy shoes made of peanut shells, mirrors of isinglass, and musical instruments made of nuts and sticks. The book is a wonder.

This yard is full of fairies. Here is one that even sat still for me on a twig.


themagiconions said...

Your garden is enchanting! I just love the bark house! And the stepping stones... and the tall flower trees. Just gorgeous.
You are entered in the challenge and I will link to your photos tomorrow.
Blessings and magic.

Lisa said...

I found you through Magic Onions. What a beautiful fairy garden, fit for a fairy queen!


Andrea said...

Thank you for the comments. This blog started out as a way for me to document an unexpected move from a home we loved... now thankfully to a new home we're coming to love. Little did I know it would lead me to a group of like-minded, talented, kind-hearted friends.

Naomi said...

Oh your garden is so sweet and the book sounds lovely. I am going to have to check it out for sure.