Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fairy Door Discovered

So I was cleaning around the pond area yesterday after we had a big storm that caused leaves and sticks to fall all over the place. I like to keep the pond area nice and "manicured" so that we can sit out there and enjoy it. Well, as I cleaned around the tree that is in the middle of the pond, something red caught my eye at the base of the trunk of the tree. I began to brush away the leaves and debri and to my wonderment and surprise......look what I discovered!
WE HAVE FAIRIES!!!



OK, it was a stretch. But, I was so inspired by the story about the shop keepers in Ann Arbor who have Fairy doors all over the town. I first read about this in a magazine this summer. I believe is was Romantic Homes. Then, I saw the article about Amy Powers in ARTFUL BLOGGING (AUTUMN 2008)-SEE PAGE 96. She created this little fairy world she calls "Club Little House". You can view her blog here at INSPIRECO.

I was so intrigued and I could not stop thinking about how I wanted to create something similiar by my pond. I have so many ideas for it. I need miniatures to create different scenes. I have thought of several little scenarios to set up and photograph. This is all entirely to entertain myself. It does not take much! Heehee

Here is a view of the fairy door and their front dock to the pond. Oh, I hope I can catch them out in their boat or maybe fishing. We will see.

Now, on another note. It is not too late to do the Ten Tiny Things Challenge I posted here. I would love for anyone to participate in this challenge. I need lots of entries so I can create a beautiful mosaic and post it on my blog of all of your creative works! Hugs and Happy Sunday. Oh and thanks so much to Pocket Full of Prettys and Wild Over Wine for promoting the challenge! Love You!

8 comments:

Janet said...

What a sweet little fairy door! I can't wait to see more fairy adventures....I'm sure there will be many. Now I'm off to check out that other blog.

Nonnafairy said...

Lesley, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful imagination! Maybe add a diving board by your pond for fairy mermaids? I'm very impressed with the pic of you on "car phone"~even tho' you're looking down, you only have ONE CHIN! Create a tutorial on how you DO that! Keep going, FAQ, you are a jewel! Love ~ Prairie Fairy

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

What no pond boy? You know the one who brings us tropical drinks all day long? Oh I'm thinking of the pool boy @ Lisa's, sorry! Hee Hee! Love ya, Renea

Rhea said...

What a cute idea! I think I will have fairies at my new house cause there are lots of trees where I am going! Love you, Rhea

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Okay I finally got the html done right!!!!!!!! I always make things much harder than they have to be! But got you & LIsa on the featured artist etsy list. Go check it out. HugS***Renea

PLO said...

That is so damn cute. I used to tend a "faerie garden" in an old wooden box. The faerie's got mad at me and moved on when I began snipping their herbs, and not attending to the weeds. Oh well.

arlene said...

Oh. I'm thinking I need to invite some fairies to come and live in my yard. As long as my grandson Liam doesn't catch them. I think he loved the fish we gave him for his birthday a little too much. We just got word of it's demise. Too sad. But surely fairies are smarter than a fish in a little tank? ;)
xo arlene

carolyn said...

What an adorable door and I love the little path that leads to the fish pond. cute, cute, cute!