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If you recognized this as the cabinet that used to be in my studio, congratulations!
I know I said I wanted to get rid of it, but I just couldn't. I love it too much.
I moved it onto the covered lanai so it would be out of the weather, and then
I placed my Nantucket baskets and seashells into it. It's been like that for
most of the summer, but we came home from Wisconsin with "company",
so I decided it was about time I did something to make them feel at home.
You see, we came home with faeries. They followed Tag back to Florida!
I had lots of things that were just their size, along with a few other special
touches, and I think they'll be so much more comfortable here now.
On this end, you'll see that they have sweet, little chairs to settle into,
and I've made sure the faerie bunnies have a little hidden place to play.
My friend, Krisann crocheted a little brown, covered acorn for me, but
it's just the perfect size for a faerie basket and the acorn top is now a
tiny tray to hold snacks on the chair arms when the sprites get hungry.
If you peek in the back, you'll see a couple of faerie babies tucked in
and sleeping...and a wee Corgi will watch over them to keep them
safe! He'll bark an alarm if anything dangerous tries to bother them.
There's a little red-haired faerie hiding behind the morel mushrooms.
I know one red-haired granddaughter who will love this faerie!
Morels grow in Wisconsin in the woods, so I knew they'd be a nice addition
to help the faeries feel at home. Do you see the heart-shaped stone? It was
a gift from my friend, Denise, and we want the tiny folk to know they're
loved. There's another baby sleeping under the oak leaves, too! Good babies.
If you've got the feeling that this is a little faerie "daycare" you're so right!
If you're wondering, "Why a daycare?", this corner explains everything.
You see, the other faeries aren't just hanging out in the Florida sunshine.
They're gardeners! They've been collecting acorns and air plants, but
there's also a tray of mini faerie veggies and empty pots waiting for
them to plant more! If you look around, you'll find other treasures
they've collected and brought into their yard.
I even gave them Wellington boots in their size so they don't get
muddy feet. Of course, they're still sitting next to their tools, so I
guess they really prefer to be barefoot when they're out exploring.
Even though I have a placed a lovely acorn-adorned birdhouse in
back for them, it can be a sturdy, little house for the faeries live in, too.