Wishing You A Fairy Little Christmas!
With Christmas the Season to Believe,
I’m sharing a little holiday magic from the archives
to Wish You A Fairy Little Christmas!
Enter the Flower Fairies’ magical realm
and suspend your disbelief. . .
After all, only true believers are able to see the fairies. . .
Enchanted with the Flower Fairies, I created a table~ the Forest Floor~ where they are able to live in harmony with nature, safely hidden from human eyes ~
“Fairies require their homes to be cleverly concealed. A hollow in an old tree stump can be transformed into the perfect abode.”
I fell under the spell of this Stump de Noël Pan at Williams-Sonoma~ the fault of the Flower Fairies, I have no doubt as I followed their sparkling trail. . .
“Fairies sometimes sprinkle sparkling fairy dust upon trails to guide others to their home.”
A version of the French Bûche de Noël, the Stump de Noël Pan makes a cake in the shape of a woodland tree stump for the Flower Fairies~ drizzled with chocolate and decorated with Enchanted Forest Confections~ Mushrooms & Acorns I also found at Williams- Sonoma.
Little Chocorooms from World Market that adorned another Fairy Cake, and Poinsettias sculpted from Tootsie Roll Midgees, embellish the Flower Fairies’ dwelling~
I confess to using a box mix as a short cut with my busy December calendar and found myself reaching for Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes rather following the recipe included with the pan.
The Flower Fairies didn’t mind my time-saving steps~ but are anxious to try the Stump de Noël Cake recipe ~with 1 1/2 cups sour cream and 6 oz. of bittersweet chocolate in the batter along with another 4 oz. of chocolate & 1/2 cup of heavy cream in the glaze!
Microwave your Tootsie Roll Midgees for 10 – 15 seconds and flatten with a rolling pin between two pieces of wax paper. Cut your flattened Tootsie Roll with kitchen shears into leaf shapes and use the heat of your fingers to mold the leaves and score veins with a toothpick.
I borrowed my Mother-in-Law’s Spode Christmas Rose for my table since flower beds are a perfumed paradise for fairies that adore 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.”
“When you happen across a tree stump, look carefully for any knot holes, which fairies often use as entrances to their home.”
“Some fairies prefer the security of being on the ground and it is here, at the foot of the ancient oak, that I have discovered another favourite dwelling place ~ the forest floor.”
“A fairy ring is a place where fairies meet to dance. To find such a ring, venture into a shady glade in a quiet part of the woods. Look for a circle of fungi growing. But remember that the fairies only dance by moonlight. . .”
“No need for journeying, Seeking afar: Where there are flowers, There fairies are. . .”
“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. . .”
Fairy Little Christmas Table Details:
Dishes/ Spode Christmas Rose
Goblets/ Mikasa French Countryside
Chargers/ Round – World Market, Scalloped – Pier 1
Napkins/ Pottery Barn
Napkin Rings/ HomeGoods
Sophia Flatware/ Horchow
Matelasse coverlet/ Kohl’s
Beautifully illustrated, the paper engineering with its lift-the-flaps, booklets, maps, holograms, and other ephemera, hold surprises waiting to be discovered, and are sure to delight both young readers and the young-at-heart alike!
Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:
Love the fairies theme. . .Beautiful and well done! (. . .and it brings back delightful memories of when I would search for fairies in the woods as a child.)
Now I want to go play in the woods Mary ;o) I have that beautiful book, and “play” with it from time to time. We can all be young at heart!
Whenever we had a rain so hard the raindrops bounced on the pavement my mother would tell us that was the fairies dancing. Kept us entertained on very wet days while we tried to catch a glimpse of one as they hit the ground!!
A visual feast into “fairy-land!” I, too, have always had a “twinkle” for fairies and if one would look closely in my bookcases, kitchen cabinets, etc. they would see and believe!!
Your Tootsie Roll Poinsettias are amazing Mary-very pretty! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas-enjoy:@)
Wow…I sure don’t remember seeing this post before, Mary! It is GORGEOUS & I’m so glad you brought it back up. Your Mother-in-Law’s Spode Christmas Rose china is exquisite. I would love to have a set of it, but I suppose TWO sets of Christmas china would be extravagant.
Have a wonderful Christmas, Mary & thanks for all the inspirations!
I remember those tootsie roll poinsettias, Mary, and it was fun to see them and all your creations again. You’re a pretty fairy yourself with magic in those creative and inspirational hands of yours. Merry Christmas hugs sent to you.
Enchanting, Mary! Have a Blessed Christmas!
Love these poinsettias!!! Have very Merry Christmas and enjoy all the beauty.
I love that grown-up girls can still believe in magic…. You – indeed – do have a magical talent! Merry Christmas Lady!
so delightful to see this again in all its merriment. if i miss you, wishing you a very merry christmas, thanks for another year of joy you have shared!
Mary, sheer delight in your fairy garden. What a treat on this sunny, but very cold morning here in TX. I do think you have listened to the fairies, for you have the ability to enchant with all that you do. Sending hugs for happy holidays to you and yours, especially Chloe and Gracie. ~ Sarah and Sadie
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mary! Thank you so much for providing me with so many hours of enjoyment!
Amazing Mary..so very “enchanting”…love the tootsie roll poinsettias!
What a sweet theme…it is all insanely beautiful and so creative! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Mary! Be safe, and enjoy!!!
Thank you for a magical Christmas present! Your tootsie roll skills are enviable and that is the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen! I have enjoyed every fairy filled photo~ Merry Jolly Happy Christmas to you!
I simply love fairies… What magical pictures… Thanks for sharing…
Beautiful table, as always! Love, love, love that Spode china.
Everything looks beautiful and delicious, Mary! Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New a Year!
Wonderful creation for the season.Love the cute angel…Merry Christmas…:):
Utterly charming! I am beyond enthralled by your gorgeous details! I never fail to find inspiration on your blog! What a gift you have! I am so grateful that you are willing to share it with us. Merry Christmas!
How do you make a stump look gorgeous!!! Just ask Mary!! Your whole post is just magical. Every time I look at your blog it is like opening a beautiful gift!! Merry Christmas!! I can’t wait to see what the New Year has in store!!
What a magical table! All of the beautiful details are stunning.
I believe in fairies! I decorate my garden with them in the summer! That cake and embellishments are amazing! Visiting from Marvelous Mondays!