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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fairy garden Sunday!

Well, yesterday my husband, Mom, daughter and I went antiquing in Arcadia, Florida. They have a sweet little downtown...a few blocks of shops and little restaurants, of which the one named Wheelers is the best ever! They have a full time dessert person who does nothing but make pies and cakes, etc. My Mom had Key Lime pie, my daughter had Chocolate Peanut Butter pie, and I had Butterscotch Peanut Butter pie! We had really intended to just go in for drinks since we were so hot and tired, and thirsty to boot! When we saw the list of pies, we caved in and ordered...but I think we were all glad we did. They were stupendous!
I was on the hunt for beautiful and colorful marbles, and some possible glittery items to add to my fairy garden. I read about how fairies really love the glitzy bling- stuff...from a new blogger named Sarah. She has made a wonderful fairy house, and enjoys it so much, reading her blog is delightful! She is only 13, and she is very crafty, and also writes fantastic poetry! You can find here at The World And It's Roses. I think I will start searching out blogs where fairy gardens reside, and make a separate section for my fairy garden friends!
OK...here is what I found...some tiny gold post-back earrings that I thought would make sparkly mushroom tops. I was going to make the stems from clay, but then I am not a waiting kind of person...I want something done NOW! So I spied some orange plastic straws in my kitchen and sort of cut them slightly on the diagonal and glued my earrings to the tops. My glue was dry enough in 10 minutes, and I was able to stick them right in the garden...and I like how they are whimsical, AND water will not bother them in any way!!! The fairies, particularly Tinkerbelle, who practically resides in there already fulltime, should be so happy!!!

This picture is blurry, but thought you might like to see little froggy hoppin around in there!

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This one you can see the mushrooms are just to the right of the house!

And here is a far away view of the whole garden. I can hardly believe those shamrocks are still thriving (the ones I pulled out of my Moms front yard)!!! The Arelias and English Ivy are going strong. I highly recommend them for low light situations! I have this garden in front of a window, but, sadly we have the curtains closed most of the time...I generally only open them on the weekend!

13 comments:

Mary T said...

That is so cute!
I'm finding the bed in front of my carport~patio is so hot in the afternoon that I am tucking more and more of my succulents in there. I think wha'ts cool about succulents is they look so 'otherworldly' you can always add some quirky stuff to the mix. :)

Sadly--last folks to live here planted hydrangeas in the bed! The poor dears. I'll be moving them to a less inhospitable spot in the fall--meanwhle, I'm just trying to quench their constant thirst.

Sarah said...

Hello!!!
Thank you for your nice comments. Cute fairy garden. Oh this is Sarah. Well bye.

Sarah!!!

Serena said...

Your little fairy garden is so darned CUTE!!!

Sometimes a girl just has to have pie! I saw a pic of a vegan version of Chocolate Peanut Butter pie and it looked delectable!

Claude said...

I've never been one to really appreciate fairy gardens, they're far too adorable... just not the adorable type of guy I guess, but I always found them interesting. They seemed to remind me of something, but I couldn't quite place it... then today, it occured to me... they reminded me of the Thai Spirit Houses... little buildings that are decorated as homes for the spirits, so that the spirits would be happy and not cause trouble... You see them in almost every Thai yard. Anyway, glad I figured that out. And this little dish garden is really quite nice...

Julie said...

Serena- I wonder if a vegan pie would have milk in it??? Or do you do NO milk???

Claude- I checked out the Thai spirit houses, and yes, I can see why this would make you think of these! They are really cool.

Just seeing my little fairy garden everyday there at my front door keeps me happy! LOL.

Teri C said...

You always make your gardens so darn interesting with all the great plants and accessories! Kudos to you!!

Aiyana said...

The pie sounds good. I haven't heard of the peanut type pies before. I've been wanting a great piece of pie lately, but so far, most have been mediocre. If I don't find that great piece soon, I'll weigh as much as a baby whale! Your little garden is coming right along. I'm glad you enjoy it so much!
Aiyana

My LIttle Family: said...

OMG!!! I was in Arcadia this weekend too! I have a 91 yo Aunt who lives there and I took my Dad to see her. If only I had known I sure would have said hello face to face.......Vickie

Julie said...

Vickie- OMG! What a neat place to live! Has she lived there her whole life??? My Mom and I were talking about how we all need to move over there when my husband retires! LOL. We usually go over about 3 times a year!

shabby*girl said...

Hello, Julie and thank you for visiting my blog and for the compliment! I just had to come and see your blog! CUTE and creative!!!! I love fairies! Wishing you a great day~ Missy

Pudgeduck said...

some day I will make a fairy garden like yours---It is soooo cute!! The pie sounds wonderful!

leo said...

woooow its really great

Beverly said...

Wouldn't you just love to live in such a magical garden? It's absolutely beautiful and looks so peaceful!