Monday, May 13, 2013

Fairy Gardens, Part 1 of 4

Spring is in bloom in Texas, and with the help of my friend, Shawn aka: Poetry in a Pot of Tea/ MiCupoftea. I was introduced to a past time that has been popular on the East Coast and West Coast of The United States for some time now. It has been slow coming to Texas, as far as I know. In just a short time, it seems that I have been sprinkled with some fairy dust and put under the spell of Fairy Gardening! 
This miniature little garden was created as a Mother's Day present for my mother. The little birdbath came with no water in it and no bird on it, but I managed to come up with a way to make the scene look real. At Redenta's, my local organic gardening store I found some small crushed blue glass and used it to create sparkles in the bird bath and give it a blue color. Over the blue pieces of glass, I poured Glossy Accents by Ranger for a shiny clear effect, and allowed it to dry for 24 hours. Last, I glued the little cardinal on top of the bird bath, using Glossy Accents again. 
The little planters contain small plants that were purchased at Callaways in Arlington, Texas. 
Look at this beautiful little fairy! She is part of the Cicily Mary Barker collection, whose published illustrations of fairies inspired  current day artists to create beautiful little china fairies for miniature garden lovers! This little fairy was purchased from Fairy Homes & Gardens. Isn't she lovely?

This tiny hummingbird feeder was purchased at Miniature Garden Shoppe, as were all of the miniature decorations.

Thank you Shawn, for opening the door of Miniature Fairy Gardening to me!

6 comments:

  1. Oh Patty!!!!! I've been admiring Shawn's fairy gardens and now you are joining in the fun! I imagine your mother is astonished by this beautiful delicate garden!

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  2. Oh my Patty what a BEAUTY!!! I wish I could do something like this!!
    LOVE to you!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy for your sweet comment! Big hugs to YOU, dear lady!

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  3. Hi Patty! Oh My Goodness! Your fairy garden is magical! Love the tiny bird feeder and empty terra cotta pots- and the gate! Fabulous! I like the scalloped container you used, too. Awww. the fairy is so sweet. I cannot wait to see th others :)
    xoxoxo

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  4. Oh Patty, such an adorable fairy garden, it's so delightful and very charming, and I'm sure it is already inhabited by quite a few more little fairies that could not resist making it their home!! Your Mom must adore it!!

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    1. I thought about you this afternoon as I was working in my yard! Big hugs to you Natalie!

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