Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fairy Houses... Everywhere!...

Do you love flower fairies and fairy houses as much as I do?... I am totally infatuated with them!... during our long, cold winters here in Utah, I spend alot of time reading... one of the best books I bought and read is called "Fairy Houses... Everywhere!" by Barry and Tracy Kane...

It is one of the most delightfully enchanting books I have ever owned!... each page features beautiful little fairy houses... all made out of Natures findings... according to the book, the tradition of building fairy houses has it's roots off of the coast of Maine... where for years now families have built these captivating little homes in the hopes of enticing the fairies to dwell in them...

I was soo excited to begin constructing one of my very own... I knew I would have most everything I needed right within my own gardens, for you see, when Jack and I take our daily Nature walks (which I will be back to doing as soon as this darn foot heals!)... I gather what I call "treasures from the trail" all along our paths... bark and moss... feathers and pinecones... twigs and stones... acorns and seedpods... what more could one need to create a humble little fairy abode?... I had just the perfect old log out in a back garden... I took another old piece of bark and voila!... a fairy house roof!... I chose to place it in front of my delicate pink rose appropriately named "The Fairy" Rose which shall begin blooming in May... and next to it is my little path through my purple Delphiniums and pink Foxgloves... I'll be sure to post another photo of it when everything is in bloom...

I thought this old cut off part look like a little fairy door... so I just added a handle made of twigs... and a tiny twig ladder for the elusive little sprites to climb up to their door on should they choose not to fly...

A heart made of teensy pebbles hangs on the gable... with some moss and grass tucked in for good measure...

This old cut off branch makes a wonderful chimney!...

Pinecones purely for decorative reasons... fairies love their homes adorned with Natures treasures... yes... they told me so... really... they did...

A petite birdnest tucked in amongst the rafters...

And now...

I shall just wait for the little fairies to move in... what do you think of my little all~natural fairy house?... will the fairies be as delighted with it as I am???... I shall wish that they are... xoxo...

Linking this post today, May 10th, to Cottage Garden Party and Share Your Cup Thursday...

25 comments:

Kelly said...

I want to move in! ;) Those are cute Julie~

(hugs)

NanaDiana said...

Oh-How sweet is that? I am making a note of that book right now. My granddaughters and I are all about fairies! xo Diana ps...we even have a gnome that lives in a little room in the attic...deed we do!

NanaDiana said...

OH PS- I was so excited about that book that I forgot to tell you that your little fairy house is just adorable! So cute! I'm sure you will have a resident fairy in no time at all! xo Diana

Dawn's Craft Place said...

All I know if all my fairies I color go missing I will know where they have gone!
This is adorable as can be, I know it will be filled very soon..lol
Thanks for sharing

Terra said...

I can see you are an architect for the fairies, and that they talk to you and tell you what they like.
These houses are charming.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hey Sweetie! This little fairy house is adorable! Hoping you are doing well - missing our chats!!! I've been focusing so hard on fixing up a guest room (maybe you should come visit me?). Would be so fun to meet in person! Fishtail Cottage's Garden party starts up next Thursday May 3rd ~ hope to see you link up! xoxo, tracie

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I wish I was a fairy, I would MOVE RIGHT IN! It's perfect. LOVE the little ladder you put in JUST in case they didn't feel up to using their wings. I am getting more and more interested in the fairies with all this great inspiration from the "Land of Blog"!
Oh How I'm praying for your foot to be healed "FAST,FAST,FAST" so you can have your walks. Wish you lived next door to me, We would have SUCH FUN!
Big Hugs to you,
Donna

Sunray Gardens said...

Very cute and very creative ideas.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Tutti Chic said...

OMG Julie Marie I want to live in one of those sweet houses! Hope you have been well & are looking forward to a nice long spring. :) chris

Red Rose Alley said...

Julie,
I want to thank you for showing us how to get the old blogger platform back. I wasn't sure if I should leave it the way it is or change it. Thank you, again. It's people like you who are so helpful in times like this when we get so frustrated with the computer and all. Have a lovely weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Carolynn said...

It's adorable! I love fairy houses too. When we get our new home, I know exactly where I'm going to install a fairy door. Now, you've inspired me to build an entire house!

P.S. I surfed over here from It's a Beautiful Life.

Deb said...

I must look for that book Julie Marie! I love fairy houses too ♥
Your blog header photo is stunning.
Have a wonderful weekend with Tess.

Rebecca said...

OK...I want to first find that book...and then I want to shrink down small enough to get inside one of those fairy houses!

PRECIOUS!

xoRebecca

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Hi, Julie Marie!
I found my way here by way of Chillin' With Jill (whom I love!). Your fairy house is adorable! I've seen fairy gardens at our local greenhouse/nursery, and always stop to admire them. You've definitely inspired me.. I shall begin gathering items for my own fairy house!
Dianna

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Julie Marie,
Your fairy house is incredible. I just love it and all the details you added. Just amazing! You are one talented lady my friend and always design the best nature creations. The fairies are surely going to love their new home. I bet they are already moved in and enjoying living in your garden and neighborhood of fairies.

I so hope your foot is healing and feeling a bit better. Take good care and rest up.
XOXO for Tessy.
Have a great weekend.
XOXO Celestina Marie

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Just read your comment on Jills blog and I knew I had to come and see your fairy house. This is absolutely adorable. Very clever idea. Love it. TFS Ana

I made a captured fairy. It is a glass jar with a fairy inside. I have named her and all. If you go to my blog you will see it.

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so excited! I love, love, love it! I've been thinking about trying my hand at one but I know I couldn't do as well as you. It is just perfect! I will try though. Thank you, Julie Marie. *HUGS*

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I like what I see. Your fairy house is the cutest!! I love all the special details you added to make it a cozy home for the little fairies.-------
Shannon

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dearest Julie,
Your fairy house is the best! Oh, I do beleve in fairies, I do believe in fairies!!!! I have just got to make one now. If I were a fairy, I'd move right in to your little house and never leave!
Please let us know when you spot one, for they will surely come!
Big hugs to you!!!
Patti

Anonymous said...

Julie:
I agree with you--May is the best month ever--I am a also a May girl---I love Fairy Houses --I have been making them for over 20 years now-you have done an outstanding job on yours---I love when the house are made from nature--you know, that's what fairies like the best...Thank you so much for sharing all...Pam

Jody and Stan said...

Love the fairy house! So cute. Visiting from Rooted in Thyme. Would love for you to drop by, having a party today. New Follower.

Jody

Fishtail Cottage said...

I remember this post....it's beautiful & so glad you shared over here at todays Cottage Garden Party - i may need to find a fairy for my garden wheelbarrow (& think of you whenever i see it) xoox, tracie

Lavender Cottage said...

I have several fairy books but none on building houses for them. I will have to look for this book too because your little fairy abode is so sweet.

rockpaperscissors said...

Found you by way of the cottage garden party so happy that I did. Love your pretty blog. I'm going to keep an eye out for the garden fairies in my garden today! Hugs, Maryjane

Jann Olson said...

Oh Julie Marie, your fairy house is so delightful! I think you will have a no vacancy sign hanging from there soon. I must order that book. I would love to make a few to tuck in here and there amongst my perennials. All of your sweet touches are so cute. Sorry about your foot. What's up with us? My leg has been hurting for a month now. Finally had a MRi. I have a torn Miniscus and need a scope. Darn, not a good time to be laid up. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup!
Hugs,
Jann