Here is a darling place to escape to. We are experiencing some unusually early snowy weather. No matter where you are and what weather you are experiencing, I invite you to hang out at this fairy lounge. (click image to enlarge.)
We can take turns in this swing made of dried herbs.
If we get chilly we can stoke the chimney.
Take a strong wiff as you hang out in this lounge, your lungs will fill up with the sweet smell of dried herbs and flowers.
Come back tomorrow, I'll be cooking up breakfast in a fairy kitchen.
Fairy Houses are small structures for the fairies and nature’s friends to visit. Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pine cones and nuts are just some of the natural materials used. Ranging from rustic to intricate ‘Fairy Mansions’, these whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.
An "authentic" fairy house uses only natural materials.
This structure was a delightful space for children to enter and let their creativity roam.
I loved the accents of hops and Japanese lanterns.
Unusual branches and pieces of wood add interest as well as structure to this unique home.
Join me tomorrow for more fairy homes - each one is so very different!
In September I attended the world's largest fairy home tour in Portsmouth, NH. It is the seventh year of this event and I picked a good year to check it out. The wave of fairy house building throughout the country was inspired by The Fairy Houses Series® of books, written & illustrated by Tracy Kane. The Series has popularized this wonderful outdoor activity that originally started on islands off the coast of New England.
Each day this week I will show you some of the magical and whimsical fairy homes. Today we start at Strawberry Banke at the Goodwin Mansion.
A child size tea set is the perfect spot for our morning tea, don't you think?
Oh look there is Mrs. Goodwin tending her garden. I wonder if we will see her husband the Governor.
Have you ever seen a snail begonia?
Bleeding hearts are a favorite of mine.
Look closely among the trees and shrubs and you'll see some fairy homes.
Each home is so unique.
I'll leave you here for your elevenses. Be sure to rest up. I have a lot more to show you this week. Listen for the siren's call tomorrow and you'll find your way back.
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