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!