Friday, March 5, 2010

A twist in the road...



Some months ago, I believe it was close to All Hallows Eve, yes... that's when it was... a beautiful orangish moon was shining in an eerie looking black sky above... the wind was rustling the crisp, dried Autumn leaves about, and there was a feeling in the air of pure enchantment... I ventured out... I knew something magical was about to happen... something in the night breeze was calling out to me... I took a little "twist" in the road, and ended up out in the Arizona desert... at a most mystical, "fanciful" spot... here in the desert lived fairies and elves, gnomes and creatures beyond one's wildest imagination... (well, except for "moi", of course, mama always said I had the most vivid imagination, and she encouraged it to flourish!)... this oasis in the desert is also home to a most beautiful lady named Vanessa, who lives there with her beau and her precious fur babies... Vanessa brings the most fascinating of creatures to life, among all of her other talents like crocheting, baking, painting, writing... one very creative lady!... Recently I asked Vanessa if she might bring some little fairies to life for me... ( kind of like my two sisters and myself)...) she was most happy to do so... as you know, my home and gardens are filled with these elusive little beings... one can never have too many fairies, non?... oooh! the girls are all ready to meet you!...

As soon as they arrived at Idyllhours, they flitted about, here and there, taking in their new home, finally landing long enough to pose for some photos... Vanessa asked if I wanted to give them names, or she would choose for me... I asked that she might name them for me as she has such delightful names for all of her little creatures... first I would like you to meet Aurelia Sweet Blossom Fairy~Wing...


Here's a closer look at her... she brought me a little fairy kiss in her hands...


Look at her beautiful little features... I love her little pink glossy lips and soft blue eyes...


This is her sister, Evangeline Twinklestar Fairy~Wing... she is the most beautiful teal color with pretty bubble~gum pink polka dots on her little fairy dress...


She has captured my heart in her hands...


Evangeline has the biggest blue eyes and sweet rosy cheeks...


The third fairy sister is Violette Plum Orchid Fairy~Wing...


Violette has the softest brown eyes that remind me of a sweet doe... she also brought me a glittery fairy kiss...


Like her little sisters, she too has literally captured my heart!...



The three of them rested for a bit among my plants in my mudroom... they had a long journey from the desert to their new little home here at Idyllhours... Queen Lemonbutter Canary was quite intrigued by them and sat perched in a flowerpot nearby to keep them company...Here they are showing off their pretty little fairy wings in the back... so sparkly and precious!...



I am sure they will be the first of many of Vanessa's whimsical creatures who come to me from what she calls "a bizarre Arizona"... I seem to find her little spot anything but bizarre... to me it is a total delight!... Her blog is so full of all the things I love, fairytales, make~believe, daydreams, happily~ever~after things... like me, Vanessa wants only to post and talk about the good things in life, of which there are sooo many... her world is full of beautiful colors, from the pink desert sky in the morning to the crimson sky at night as the sun sets in the distance... her fur babies are always up to something... and you never know what Vanessa and her beau are up to next... she has a magical shop on Etsy you can follow the little path to from her blog... I could spend literally hours on her site, taking in all of her photos and words... she is a beautiful teller of tales that speak straight to my heart... I hope you will take a little "twist" in the road too and visit Vanessa...



Oh my!... you need some directions, but of course... look for the pink in the sky in the wee morning hours... listen for the quiet sounds of the desert waking up and the joyful barking of her two fur babies... there may be a light from a candle glowing from inside her gypsy wagon showing you the way... a gentle breeze will drift down from the canyons to pick you up and spirit you away to "A Fanciful Twist"... enjoy!.. oh yes!... I do believe she will have a nice warm cup of tea waiting for you, along with something wonderfully yummy just out of the oven... be sure to tell her Julie Marie and the girls sent you!... Bisous...