The Essence of the Fairy Realm

  “Flowers are our miraculous tools from the heavens, entities of light and magic the we can feel and touch in this dimension. Flowers channel the essence of the fairy realm into our world, offering themselves as the ultimate design in creation, grace, and fancy.”

 ~Paulette Cole, from the foreward in Flowers for the Home, a beautiful book full of inspiration for the hostess with the mostest or gardener. You can have a taste here from my review if you like.

“From a chance encounter, gardeners, like lovers, often form lifelong relationships of great intensity. You see a plant, your eyes widen, your pulse accelerates, and huskily you ask even complete strangers its name, importunately tugging at coat sleeves.” ~ from Our Life in Gardens

“Flower beds are a perfumed paradise for fairies that desire beauty above all else. Every flower has its own fairy to care for it, which explains why most of my own fairy encounters have taken place in the garden.” ~  Fairyopolis, A Flower Fairies Journal

“Tread softly and speak quietly when you set foot in the fairies’ world. Who knows—perhaps you too will be allowed a glimpse into their magical kingdom?”

Another glimpse into the magical kingdom to come this week. . .

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  24 comments for “The Essence of the Fairy Realm

  1. May 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

    The florals are gorgeous Mary! Hoping our new Oak Leaf Hydrangea is that beautiful, one of these days.
    Loved this post!

  2. Clare
    May 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

    A beautiful way to start a Sunday morning! I’m going out right now to pick a few gardenias and magnolias. Maybe, if I’m lucky, I might see a flower fairy or two!

  3. May 22, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Hi Mary!
    I know your house has to smell heavenly! Peonies are one of my most favorite fragrances…lilacs & lily of the valley are right up there, too.

    Your photos are wondrous & the mosaics captured their essence beautifully.

    My sweet Caroline insists that a fairy named ‘Calliope’ lives inside her bedroom closet & comes out a night to teach her to fly. She REALLY believes it to, & almost has ME believing! LOL

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers. I’m still patiently waiting for mine to open. More rain today! *sigh*

  4. May 22, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful post. It must be ESP as I was wondering how many fairies were in my garden today and which one was hiding in the calla!!!! Have a delightful week!

  5. May 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I certainly missed some beautiful photographs and quotes here on your blog during my recent absence, great to be back catching up at last.

  6. May 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Your photographs and mosaics are stunning. I look forward to each new post of yours because they are visual treats!

  7. Vee
    May 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Oh I have that last book and just love it! I often open it and use it for a display. Your posies are delightful…the peonies are gorgeous…the quotes very special. Thank you for this nice time away…

  8. May 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I think that I am going to have to find a copy of How to find Flower Fairies! What lovely mosaics you put together!

  9. May 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Such gorgeous shots of such gorgeous flowers! I’ve enjoyed the mosaics!

  10. Pondside
    May 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Fairies live in our woods, but I know that if they saw the flowers at your place they’d pack up and move east in a minute!
    I’ll have to find that book for my DIL who loves the Flower Fairies.

  11. Be
    May 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous photos of these flowers…my oakleaf hydrangea is at its peak right now and I love it.
    Have a beautiful week!!!

  12. May 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Oh my goodness what beautiful blooms!!! I have wanted to try an oakleaf hydrangea, but I’m scared that the deer will decimate it. :)

  13. Ellen
    May 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Beautiful blooms and I enjoyed the quotes you shared…

  14. May 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Great shots, Mary. I envy you those peony bushes. Your garden and home must smell fabulous! I do have oak leaf hydrangeas. They are magical! No wonder fairies live in your garden. ~ Sarah

  15. A Garden of Threads
    May 23, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Beautiful shots. I am waiting for my peonies to flower, the magnolia is almost finished. Take care and have a wonderful week.

  16. May 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    oh its so nice to come home to you… i am breathing deep and joyful here~

  17. May 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I bet I know what kind of flowers you’re going to feature in THIS week’s tablescape!!! *wink*

  18. May 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Your photos and quote are absolutely fabulous! I especially enjoyed your magnolia which reminded me of the one I painted from my garden.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68255840/original-magnolia-botanical-art
    Have a great week!
    Barb

  19. May 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    How magical. I love the cover of that book. My fairies are about ready to come out again. Last night after Sunday dinner I had two granddaughters running around in the garden helping to “set up” the fairy garden. How delighted I am to see that they love Grandma’s garden and are looking forward to the fairies returning! It just seemed magical to me.

  20. May 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Utterly gorgeous! And I adore the fairy theme!
    So lovely! And thanks for sharing the book!

  21. May 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Mary,
    What a charming post. It captures the magic of the fairy realm. Love the quotes with the flowers! So very magical. Thanks for stopping by!
    Sherry

  22. Pat
    May 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I bought this book as a gift to myself duriung a Barnes and Noble bookstore visit a year ago, Mary I was enchanted by the faries and all the special little features in the book. It is a very sweet book!

  23. May 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Marvelous shots!!

  24. May 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Very nice collages!
    Joyce M

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