It started with some cutesy little flowers I picked up at the Trillium Festival a few weeks back. When I started adding them to the trillium, columbine and maidenhair fern I bought at last year's festival, it all seemed so delicate and whimsical. And a fairy garden was born...
Half the fun has been seeking treasures and found objects to add to it. I raided my "I'll fix this someday" box of broken jewelry and pulled out some treasures that I know I'm not really going to fix.
Here's our progress so far. I have to agree with our neighbor girl and co-creator when she says, "Now I just wish we could make ourselves small so we could play in the garden!"
|The "Great House" meeting hall (in process), with earring chandelier & jeweled bracelet fence and the beginning of the twig boardwalk.|
|We chose these little white flowers because they look like perfect fairy dresses. I. Love. Them.|
|While we were working, a little ladybug flew in to enjoy the garden.|
|Yashi made this for us, and it's perfect in the fairy garden, nestled between grape hyacinth and a tiny red tulip.|
|That's a hammock back there, and the beginning of a beaded path in the lower right corner.|
|The twig path leads from the Great Hall to the center of the garden, then the blue glass stones lead to the "Dance Circle"|
|The Frog Bard, waiting to serenade some dancing fairies.|