Fairy Friends

I’m well aware that it is February, but looky what Santa brought me! It’s the next little pixie in the Flower Fairy series. I have a current set now and this Miss Tiger Lily Fairy is just perfect to complete my collection.

And her new friends are all waiting to be hung back up on my canopy where they can flit and twirl to their hearts content…along with the wind chimes and spinners. This little fellow is the Holly Fairy. I believe he’s just been kissed…see below.

But in the meantime, I’ll show them to you up close–because they’re so darn pretty. This is Miss Bluebell Fairy.

The Pansy Fairy–that we couldn’t find for positively years. But thanks to clever Lyndi–we have her now. Heh, heh.

Shy little Lily Fairy is one of my favorites.

The Poinsettia Fairy was actually the first in the set. I love her cute little hands.

Marigold Fairy is my second of her–because the real wood sprites that live here sort of broke the wings off the first one.

Rose Fairy is next with her gold tipped wings.

And lastly, the Mistletoe Fairy, blowing a kiss to the Holly Fairy–way up there at the top.

Nine so far in the set. I have no idea how long Hallmark will go with the collection, but I’ll be here as long as they will. After all…

I do believe in fairies.

:}

A Fairy Boy…

from a sweet friend in far away Portugal. Isn’t he just amazing?!

I never expected anything so gorgeous to just appear on my porch, out of the blue…like magic.

But there he was with his spindly little legs–carved out of a tree branch– I think…

and adorable smile. Ooooh, I could just eat him up! In fact, I’m going to hang him on the canopy of my bed so that I can see him all the time and just let him make me smile.

I positively LOVE him to bits!

And you too Teresa. Thank you so much for your kindness, and your generosity and most of all, for knowing just how much I love the fairy folk, and all the love and sparkle they bring to our world…

just.

like.

friends.

:}

PS~ Happy Summer Solstice everyone. Did you know that today is the longest day of the year? To celebrate, I’m going outside to walk around in my bare feet and…you know…connect with Mother Nature. Then, I think I’ll come inside–where it’s cool–and eat an apple or something.

What Summer-y thing are you going to do today?

The Fairy House

The girls and I took a little excursion to the Beehive Bazaar the other day. I should have taken about a thousand pictures, but I was completely enthralled by one little booth with all kinds of fairy type stuff…so I didn’t.

Well that, and I forgot my camera.

Of course a little brown tree stump fairy house with a purple roof sort of jumped out…

and landed in my arms.

And I have big plans for this little thing. After I clean up the strawberry patch and set the little cottage smack dab in the middle of it all, I’m going to scatter little bits of colored yarn scraps all around.

I’ve heard that little birds love yarn scraps and will pluck them out and carry them away to pretty-up their nests. Clever little things.

But I’ve also heard that bright colors…

attract…

fairies.

Hee hee…

OoooOooh…look. It’s working.

Baaa!

The Fairy World

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a thing for fairies. I love the magic of them, the fluttering, the sparkle, the pointy toes, the wings–all of it. So for Christmas one year, my daughter Lyndi gave me a Hallmark Flower Fairy. This one is the Marigold Fairy.

At the time, I had no idea that there’d be a new one each year. This is the Bluebell Fairy.

I have them hanging–each one, from a tiny piece of embroidery floss on the canopy of my bed. They just kind of float there and when the window is open, or the cool air comes on, they flutter just enough to look like they’re…

real.  This is the Rose Fairy.

Yes, I know–this little soul is missing something. Miraculously, she escaped one day and had a lovely time playing with a human child, and it cost her her wings. She doesn’t look too unhappy about her plight. This is the Lily Fairy.

In all the years since we started collecting, we’ve only missed one–the Pansy Fairy. There must have been something big going on that Christmas. I’ve seen her on line, but she’s become a collector’s item, so, well…yeah…we won’t be getting that one. :}

This is the Poinsetta Fairy.

Here are my newest ones. This is the little Mistletoe Fairy and she’s blowing a kiss to…

her little sweetheart. He is the Holly Fairy. I’m not sure how long Hallmark will keep it up, but I’m game if they are. These little guys make me think of Scotland and Ireland where they pretty much take for granted that fairies are still hiding out in the woods. I love that. Probably, I should just move there and find a little thatched roof cottage by a brook where I can put out fairy cakes and berries in little tiny teacups. Then I’d just sit by the window and wait. After all this time, it’s still true.

I do believe in fairies.