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Monday, July 30, 2012

Fairy Garden

A few weeks ago a I took a class on making a fairy garden. The class was fun and I loved the little garden I went home with. I selected a container that looks like a crown which somehow seemed appropriate for a fairy garden. I have the miniature garden displayed on another one of my trash pick chairs. The back of the chair is a little wobbly I guess that was why it was in the trash.

  

 The class was offered by a local landscape center, Pine Hill Nursery & Landscape they provided a few plants and extra materials like, moss, stones, bark, glass, shell and gravel. It was up to you to design your garden and pick extra accessories they had for sale. The garden accessories were so cute I had a hard time deciding which ones I wanted…...


Could resist the bridge, gazebo, chair, table, birdhouse and watering can. 


And how could I not pick up a pot for the moss. Then added a birdbath, wheel barrel, plus a few gardening tools. The flag and beach glass in the birdbath I added when I got home. I think every garden large or small needs a flag.








 I have yet to find the perfect fairy but I found a little bunny, see her by the bridge?




 The plant material includes: dwarf Blue Ice Plantain Lily hosta, Platt's Black Brass Buttons (under the gazebo), Coral Carpet White Flowered Sedum, Miniature Creeping Thyme, Irish Moss, mini Hens and Chicks from my garden and lots of moss. So glad I saved the tags.





The beach glass in the birdbath I collected along the shores of Lake Michigan.



I love this little garden and had so much fun creating it. I know additional fairy gardens are in my future. I can see a whole little village of them can't you? If you have created a fairy garden please give me your tips, suggestions or ideas for my next mini garden….


A special thanks to Honey at 2805 for featuring our Blackberry and Buttermilk Cake from last week!!!








50 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Laura,
I just love your Fairy Garden! Who would have thought you could find such teensey plants! You did a fabulous job and it is sure to bring you much delight. I would love for you to link this up with TTT. I am happy to see a fairy garden and it would be nice for the other ladies to see it too. I have a few gardeners participating and I know they would enjoy it. Have a beautiful day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Carolyn said...

That is just so charming! Love all the cute little additions to your fairy garden. I would have been so excited to find that pretty chair-sure you were too!

Carolyn

Susie Jefferson said...

This is very sweet - what a lovely idea! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Belated Happy Pink Saturday!

Beth said...

Laura, I adore your fairy garden! You did a great job. Love the look of the moss.

Kris said...

How fun is that! I love the bird cages. I have a few "Sprite" sculptures that would love to play in your garden.

kitty said...

Oh, I LOVE your fairy garden! I've been collecting things to make one with my granddaughters. Thanks for sharing your ideas and your pictures.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH so charming! I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile now...I'm inspired! Thanks so much for your nice comment on my magazine post!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh what a sweet fairy garden! You have given me lots of ideas. Thank you so much for sharing.
Nancy

Terrie@HearthandWhimsy said...

Your fairy garden is so cute! You did a great job!

Creative Raisins said...

I love fairy gardens, your is adorable

Gunilla said...

Adorable fairy garden!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh how beautiful!! You are so talented at putting this all together. I especially like the little bridge.

KP said...

It is such a neat additon to your gardens!

Beverly said...

♥♥♥ Love this. A place of dreams and enchantment. Great job.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Laura
I'm so glad you linked up with the tea party this week as I just love your little fairy garden. I've tried to put one together but the tiny essentials are what makes it perfect and I've not found any of these things yet.
Fairies are throughout my gardens and it would be fun to have a tiny space for the smaller ones.
Thanks for sharing.
Judith

Full Circle Creations said...

Such a sweet fairy garden. Love the flag in it too! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

bobbie said...

What a lovely fairy garden!
I still haven't found the perfect fairy for mine, either!

Red Rose Alley said...

Laura,
Your fairy garden is so sweet. Do you know that I am really into fairies right now. I have bought about five of them. If you ever get a fairy for your garden, please show us. I'd love to see it.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Michelle said...

I love your fairy garden. The miniatures are just perfect. What fairy could resist such a sweet garden!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Laura!

How adorable! I just love all the little miniatures that you have poked into that little fairy garden. I am sure that a fairy will appear soon... who could resist?

Thanks for sharing this at my party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another participant from Favourite Photo Monday, what fun, impossible to choose a favourite photo though, as they are all cute.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What a charming little fairy garden Laura.. its missing some little fairies.. you could hide them behind the plants.. of course you will be visited at night!!! they will love it.
I would keep it for a while.. its fun and you can add to it.
lovely chair..even a little fairy in the chair.!
lovley post thank you Laura..
val

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just adore your fairy garden and I LOVE the vignette that you created with it!!
So charming!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jody and Stan said...

I love your fairy garden! It's looks so magical with all the cute things you've collected. I love it in the wicker chair too!


Jody

Amy said...

Lovely little garden. Lots of fun details. I love the American flag.

Bella Gallatin said...

I love your blog. I am a new follower. Bella@ pepperminttwist.blog.blogspot.com

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Fantastic, you'd fit in wonderfully round here. :)
Paul

Carla Karam said...

You have left me speechless!
Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

Kristin@ A Vintage Fairy said...

Great garden. I do a fairy friday feature and would love to spot light a few of your little ideas. If you are interested let me know! Thanks and have a great one!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hi Laura!
That is so fun and amazing! I think it is adorable. All the details just look great!
blessings,
Susie

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Such a sweet garden. When you find your perfect fairy, I'm certain that sweet bunny will be happy to share this wonderful space.

Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday.

Debra

Geneva said...

That little Fairy Garden is so cute! I love that you put it in the old chair...which made it even more charming. I loved every single photograph you shared.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh!! I love it! it is a little fairy garden!! and a little piece of happiness!!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

What a wonderful fairy garden! I have an old wicker chair that I didn't know what to do with and I think it would be perfect for something like this. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I found your link on 2805 and am now your newest follower.

Have a great day!

Angela

Judy Bigg said...

Love it, the fairy garden is perfect. I would say you earned an A+ in your class.

Katherines Corner said...

what a sweet fairy garden my, love it! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

Brenda Kula said...

Love, love, love this fairy garden!
Brenda

Jann Olson said...

Hi Laura, I love your fairy garden in the crown! They have alot of those accessories at a nursery by me. I was so tempted to buy some of them because I loved them. But then I thought that mine had enough in it. Maybe I'll make another one sometime. Mine is in my vintage wheelbarrow. The only problem I have had is keeping the plants alive at the very shallow end. Evem the moss died out. Coming back a little now. I have to water it every day. Thanks for sharing your darling creation with Share Your Cup. Love it on the chair also.
Hugs,
Jann

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your fairy garden is adorable. Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday.

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

So precious! I am working on a mini fairy garden in an old wheel barrow. Yours is so darling ~ love the furniture and accessories.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Laura: Found you at Saturday Show Off and love your little fairy garden. I have quite a few little things I have collected over the years for a fairy garden but have yet to put one together. You know, you don't buy a fairy, they just come and find the new garden! Maybe the one that is looking for mine will get tired of waiting and come to yours..Happy Weekend..Judy

Leslie's Garden said...

This is adorable! Each element seems expertly placed! I have admired fairy gardens for some time, but I think this is my favorite one. I'm sure the fairies must be coming, they just hide when humans approach:)

In My Wild Eden said...

So sweet and fun! I love the bunny and the bird bath, OH! I love it all! Beautiful!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

This is my favorite fairy garden this year! Totally love the rusty wire furniture and perfect in the chair!

Jody and Stan said...

I love this fairy garden! Thanks so much for sharing this creative way to display miniatures on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love it!


Jody

lulumusing said...

Fairy gardens/houses are big stuff around here, and your post is just full of wonderful ideas. Love what you have created.

Laura said...

I love your fairy garden. It is magical. I also have fairy gardens, once you start making them, it becomes an addiction. I have really had fun with mine. Thanks for sharing.

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805! Thanks for being a great contributor!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my gosh this is adorable!! I am going to have to find some of these cute accessories for my little miniature garden.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How fun! I've bought a few things that I've put aside to start one of my own next year.

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