September 30, 2014

Perhaps It Was The Faerie Dust...

Be sure to click on the pictures to get a closer look!
 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. 

 I know when our granddaughters come to visit, they'll have fun investigating
the faerie garden their Grandma created. Until then, I'll play there from
time to time, too. I'll rearrange and add more treasures to it as I find them.
It's fun to create something that's different from what I usually do.
I found myself setting everything up, moving pieces around, and I was 
surprised to see how quickly the time flew. Perhaps it was the faerie dust?

9 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jacque. said... very fabulous is that!

Pat said...

Your Fairie Garden is wonderful. You are so talented.

Createology said...

How Faerie Delightful. I just know you will be adding to this little vignette. It looks wonderful in your sweet cabinet of memories. Creative Faerie Dust Bliss...

carolg said...

Love, love, love, love this. Wait, did I say that I love it?

Gloria M said...

Dear Donna, I love the Faerie garden, Love, love, love, the little tag in there, the babies, oh so sweet, how creative you are, enjoy and pretend you are back in Wisconsin enjoying you guys walk again.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

the baskets are beautiful and the cupboard adornments totally cute. especially the wellies...aaadorable!

Buttons said...

This is so sweet...and I have a few additions for your new garden. ������

Sharon said...

I love anything to do with fairies, Donna! You cabinet looks beautiful.

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