Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fairy Garden Dreams


Do you believe in Fairies?
I have always been fascinated with Fairies
since I was a small child. 
So I created a lilliputian world 
to attract a Fairy of my very own. 


Step inside the gates to the Fairy Kingdom
and I will show you their world.

Fairies are very shy, so we must approach carefully....


Shhhhh! There she is - the Forget-Me-Not Fairy. 

She is taking a rest from her duties 
of attending to these sweet, innocent flowers of spring.


She is deep in thought as she blesses each tiny bloom. 


Her delicate wings are busy this time of year, 
carrying her all over the garden 
to carry out her duties. 


Tiny ducklings keep her company in her little garden,
keeping pesky slugs and insects at bay. 


Mama duck keeps a close eye on her little ones,
next to a potted Forget-Me-Not and a garden cloche
nestled among the woodland ferns. 


Her tiny cat peers curiously at us next to the bird bath. 



A sweet painted wheelbarrow stands ready for service
behind the garden gate. 


What's this? The Garden Gnome tries to make a getaway. 
He is very shy and perhaps we have frightened him. 

He holds a beneficial lady bug. 


He tries to hide in the Forget-Me-Nots. 

It might be time for us to leave this magical world
 before our Fairy decides to take flight. 

Once gone, it is hard to lure them back. 


With one last glimpse of this magical kingdom, 


We return through the kingdom gates
 to the land of mere mortals. 

But once you have glimpsed the world of Faerie, 
You are forever changed. 

xoxo

If you would like to create your own World of Faerie, 

I highly recommend this book....


You can find out more information about fairy gardens
and this delightful book Here

My sweet Garden Fairy was purchased Here


She was designed to capture the lovely fairy essence of the art of Cicely Mary Barker

I hope this inspires you to create your very own Fairy Garden

to attract a lovely Fairy of your own.

xoxo

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of disheveled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
-William Butler Yeats,- "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894

When the winds of March are wakening
the crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near
some budding little thickets,...
And when she sees you creeping up
to get a closer peek,
She tumbles through the daffodils,
a playing hide and seek.
-Marjorie Barrows-

Every time a child says, "I don't believe in fairies,"
There is a fairy somewhere
That falls down dead.
-James Matthew Barrie-
Peter Pan

I do not receive compensation for any books or company mentioned. 

34 comments:

  1. A fairy FALLS DOWN DEAD?! Oh. My. Goodness. Laughed so hard Josephine woke up and gave me a bleary eyeball! :)

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  2. absolutely love your little Fairy Garden, and no wonder you attracted her. You have so captured the story too in your shots. I have never heard or thought of creating a tiny fairy garden, but I have one little fairy that i got up in Washington in the San Juan Islands and will have to check out this book when I get back from my trip.

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  3. i love the duck and ducklings and the birdbath. :)

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  4. You have hit on one of my "secrets"....I LOVE fairies. I always have since I was little. We have them living IN the house-they are most active when the sun goes down at night and the light hits the crystal chandelier in the dining room. The slightest breeze sets them in motion as they move over the walls..and then the disappear for another day. I LOVE that fairy garden. It is one of the prettiest I have seen anywhere! ADORABLE! Have you read the Lady Cottington Pressed Fairy books? You NEED them. They are quite entertaining but not for kids~. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana - a fellow fairy lover! I think I would love to have a fairy living inside, dancing in the chandelier light! I have read the Lady Cottington Pressed Fairy books! I don't have copies of them, so I will need to find some. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my fairy garden! xo Karen

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  5. I have two fairies and two pixies in my garden, they move around a bit so they can oversee the whole garden.
    Merle...........

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  6. That is a very pretty fairy garden. I've seen a lot of these on blogs the past year and find them quite whimsical. Have a great day!

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  7. Such a very pretty garden! The fairy is so sweet. I love miniature gardens. We have one in a wheelbarrow and I want to make another one this year. Yours will be my inspiration:)

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  8. I made one this year too, and then it became 3!

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  9. Your fairy garden is just beautiful Karen! I love everything about it from the plant selections to the sweet fairy! Oh and that gnome hanging there just cracked me up!!! I think this form of gardening just lights our imagination and let's us all be kids again! What a delight and thank you so much for sharing this book...I have never read this one before! It will come in handy because we have been known to spy a gnome here or there! Happy week dear friend! Nicole xoxo

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  10. Dearest Karen,
    What a lovely story this would make to fill a children's book!
    Those mosses, forget-me-not and little ferns look lovely with your tiny fairy and her duck family with cat.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  11. What a beautiful fairy garden!! So many lovely delicate details, just right for a fairy to relax in! xx

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  12. I had a great aunt once who had lots of fairies in her yard :) this made me think of her.

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  13. I love your fairy garden, Karen! I hope to grow mine from just a few things under the columbines to a more interesting one in an urn this year. Still weeks before I can start the project... still receiving snow here.
    Have a happy one!
    xo,
    Lin

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  14. Absolutely amazing and charming! I've just finished making a dust ruffle for my daughter's bed from fabric with the Flower Fairies on it. We are believers!

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  15. Gorgeous magical fairy garden...she is so beautiful...I wish I did have some fairies in the garden...You have inspired me to change that....Hugs May x x

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  16. That was such a beautiful stroll through your fairy garden! Your photography was done so beautifully that I thought the garden was near a pool and truly behind gates, yet it was just on your table, amazing!!
    Really enjoyed this post.
    Have a beautiful day!

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  17. The fairy garden is just so magical! I feel like you bring me to another world. During reading this I was thinking of Peter Pan and there you posted it.

    Love how you telling this is like perfect tale story for me to bed, here's noght though and I'm off to bed now.
    Blessing to you Mrs. Karen - you're my favorite :)

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  18. I love this Karen. I used to have a wood at the bottom of my old garden and we had little silhouette cut outs of fairies so it looked, at a glance, that you had spotted one, but then they disappeared! Have a wonderful week. xx

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  19. That is a beautiful idea for your garden! And those books would so much fun to read. Thanks so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. Here is my reply to you. I'm sorry I can't email it. Can you enable your email in your blog settings? Then I would be able to respond by email rather than taking up your comment space. Sorry.

    Hi Karen,
    Cougars? Did you say Cougars??? They're not even in the same league as spiders, snakes, and mice! Yeah, I'd be afraid of cougars if they were an issue here. Actually black bear are an issue here, although they're not a problem unless you come between a mama and her cubs. Only thing is, you can't be certain that when you're walking the in woods, that you're NOT coming between them. If you are, Mama bear is merciless!

    Judy

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  20. I'm a fairy lover too Karen! You brought me back to my childhood where everything was sprinkled with gold dust...So very cute this tiny garden!
    Wish you a glorious May day!
    Olympia

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  21. What a delicate little fairy garden! Love all your details, right down to the polished stones around the bird bath. I hope you attract more magical folk to this little oasis! Wendy x

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  22. Oh My!!! Lovely fairy garden with birds and fern etc♡♡♡ I was SO attracted by the sweet little fairy as I'm a very little woman my name has the Chinese character of this flower.

    I'm not asking you, my friend. This is the page I wrote about my name.
    http://orchidenglishblog.blogspot.jp/2013/04/does-your-name-have-any-anecdote-behind.html

    So sorry for my belated comment. Enjoyed this post of Fairy and forget me very much♡♡♡
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  23. Que delicada esa pequeña pileta del jardín mi querida Beatrice .. Adore esa linda angekita,,que tengas un óptimo fin de semana largo
    Besos

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  24. Karen, that lovely tea, I love tea and I take every day, afternoon and evening tea ... tastes like mother, warmth, love!

    I believe in fairies .... yes that your beautiful fairy garden, I was delighted with the details .... You're a fairy, now all made ​​to think of fairies I'll think of you.
    Often watched Tinker Bell - The Secret of the Fairy.
    Dear big kiss and a beautiful holiday for all of your home!

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  25. I love your darling fairy garden, Karen. I have one, too, out on my patio table. Mine has a gnome and two little fairies. I love your ducklings and I'll be on the look out for some of those. Who doesn't believe in magic?

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  26. A very sweet post and I love how you created your own little fairy garden. It looks very romantic and beautiful. I´m always looking after a rusty iron fairy - I saw one at pinterest. Maybe I have luck.

    I wish you a nice day,
    Tanja

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  27. I just love this Karen! I'm thinking of making one, and yours in such an inspiration! I've always loved fairies, too. The poetry you shared is lovely as well. Thank you for the book recommendations.

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  28. How magical and beautiful. You simply need only look closely, you can see them ... fairies and elves and sometimes the funny gnomes.
    A beautiful post.
    All the best
    Rita

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  29. What a charming post! :-) Peter Pan was a favorite for my daughter and me to share, and I would adore seeing his statute in Kensington Gardens! It was such a lovely book!

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  30. Oh Karen... it's so cute! You took a lot of time to put this all together and it turned out perfect in every way... Love it!

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  31. Magia,,Naturaleza y creatividad he encontrado en tu blog!!!

    Gracias por compartir todo ello

    Desde España con cariño

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