Flower Fairies in the Garden

Flower Fairies in the Garden

I’m in the garden, looking for Flower Fairies

with Cicely Mary Barker’s

How to Find Flower Fairies as a guide. . .

How to Find Flower Fairies

Just in time for Cuisine Kathleen’s

Summer Whimsy Challenge.

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Suspend your disbelief and enter the

Flower Fairies’ magical realm. . .

after all, only true believers are able to see the fairies!

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From How to Find Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker:

“After much painstaking searching, I have discovered that there are five special spaces where fairies make their homes.”

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“Look with the pages of this book and you will find these magical places; the tree tops, the forest floor, the garden, the wayside and the marshes.”

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So I set out to conduct

my own research. . .

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 In the garden and around the Potting Shed

searching for Flower Fairies.

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“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.”

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  “Flower beds are a perfumed paradise for fairies that desire beauty above all else”,  so I brought my Staffordshire Bouquet to the garden to help lure the Flower Fairies. . .

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Along with some blooming flatware

to further entice the Flower Fairies. . .

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And some seeds to plant for a Fairy Meadow for an enchanting garden to attract & open my eyes to the magic of fairies. . .

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“Flower Fairies wear outfits fashioned from fallen petals—by dressing to impersonate the flowers that surround them, the fairies may flutter by unseen!”

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Flower Fairies

Before I knew it, the

 fairies began to multiply. . .

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Flower Fairy Garland

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A garden full of blooms

may conceal fairies galore!

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And a garden of cupcakes

began to bloom. . .

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Easy to grow with a

Meri Meri Flower Fairies Cupcake Kit.

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“Fairies appreciate the following:

Sweet delicacies such as fruit, jam and cake. . .”

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Enchanting fairy cupcakes from the magic of a Strawberry Supreme Moist Cake Mix, with cream cheese frosting and a sprinkling of fairy dust or nonpareils!

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“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.”

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How to Find Flower Fairies:

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!

You can find other Flower Fairy encounters here:

How to Find Flower Fairies and Fairy Cake 

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Looking for Flower Fairies

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A Fairy Little Christmas

And see Cicely Mary Barker’s

beautifully illustrated fairies here.

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Dishes / Staffordshire Bouquet by Johnson Brothers

Flatware /  Oneida Community Evening Star

Metal Teapot/ HomeGoods, several years ago

Meri Meri Flower Fairies Friends Party Garland, here

Meri Meri Flower Fairies Cupcake Kit, here 

Fairy Seeds/ Botanical Interests, here

 Fairy with tray, retail days

How To Find Flower Fairies

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining

Let’s Dish Summer Whimsy Challenge!

Also sharing with:

Metamorphosis Monday,

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us WednesdaysTablescape Thursday,

 Home Sweet Home,  Feathered Nest Friday

Foodie Friday

  38 comments for “Flower Fairies in the Garden

  1. maureen
    June 18, 2014 at 5:25 am

    This post would want me to be a fairy. Beautiful is all I can say. This post left me inspired!

  2. June 18, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Good morning! You can really capture your subject! Beautiful pictures.

  3. June 18, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Love your fairy posts. What fun you must have had making them.
    Your paper fairies remind me of the story of the Cottingley Fairies in England. The movie, “Fairytale: A True Story”, is so sweet. I want fairies in my garden, but all I have are toads. :(

  4. June 18, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Our youngest daughter loves fairies! I can’t wait to show her this post. She might want to create something fun like this over the summer. Very cute!

  5. June 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Ooh Mary, I want to come to your whimsical fairy party! I love how the potting shed door sparkled and voila, the fairies multiplied and the cupcakes appeared!! I must buy the cupcake decor and have a fairy party with my grandkids. Thanks for another one of your inspirations, Magical Mary!! xo

  6. Connie Elliott
    June 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

    As always, your posts are fabulous, and being a believer in Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies for some decades now, I have been so pleased to see them featured! I do have one question, however! I may have missed something in the post (my eyes are as old as I am!), but where oh where is the beautiful quilted table cloth with the flowers strewn upon it to be found? Is it something you have just picked up or is it part of the Staffordshire Bouquet line from Johnson Bros.? Thanks for continuing to make my days happy with every new posting that you do!

    • June 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Thanks Connie! The quilt came from Kohl’s :)

  7. June 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Oh my goodness, Mary….what a magical display!!
    I sure wish I had known about that cupcake fairy kit prior to this weekend’s cupcake party for Ms. C. They really would have added some whimsey.

    Forgive me for mentally pushing your pretty dishes out of the way so I could get a better look at that gorgeous quilt you used for a table topper.
    You always find the prettiest ones!!!
    Thanks for inviting us in for a peek.

  8. June 18, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Now that’s lots of Fairy’s! Enjoyed the post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. June 18, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Where do I begin?….all I can say is that this post is so over the top enchanting…I was so mesmerized by each photo and it just kept getting more and more mesmerizing…..I felt as though you can see feel the fairies spreading their magical dust over the table…as the table is “magical”…I popped over to order that fairy garland for my “sweetie”….thank for this every so enchanting experience!!!

  10. June 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

    One of my favorite books as a child, was Cicely Mary Barker’s book, ‘Flower Fairies of the Trees’. I fell in love with the illustrations and the magical fairy world. I will be purchasing this book for the younger guests at my gardens. And as always, lovely pictures.

  11. June 18, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Super cute! I love the Cicely Mary Barker fairies. Your table is definitely whimsical and enchanting!

  12. June 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Mary, I can think of a dozen little girls who would love to join this enchanting garden party. Your sense of whimsy is sophisticated and charming. Thanks for sharing this delightful book. I must go out and see if there are any fairies in my garden.

  13. June 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Once again, Mary’s “Enchanted Potting Shed” works overtime to delight us…All I can say…Beautiful!

  14. June 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Oh Mary, I am going to be on the look out for my fairies tonight. Beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  15. June 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I know you have an abundance of garden fairies all around you Mary, because you always have an abundance of beautiful blooms~ and of course cupcakes, what flower fairy could resist those sweet cakes! Such a delightful and enchanting journey through the eyes of the flower fairies~ From now on I shall always see flower fairy clothes when I see petals! It just love the photo of the fairies on the vine going across the doorway with the light effects, magical!
    Jenna

  16. June 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Beautiful post!! Love those fairies, flowers, and pretty dishes!!

    Blessings,
    Gert

  17. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    June 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Very cute Mary! I love the pop-up bouquet:@)

  18. June 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Love your fairy theme and those colors are marvelous……..
    So many pretty images and love the fairy garland, so cute.
    This was a very creative post, course, they almost always are…..
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us.
    Blessings, Nellie
    Oh and that cake………amazing…………….if there was a way to snitch
    a piece it would be gone right now……….lol

  19. June 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    You honestly can’t get more whimsical than fairies, so this is just perfect for Kathleen’s challenge! SO, so pretty, Mary! I mean…just gorgeous! I love all the flitty little fairies, especially those in the photo with the “Fallen petals make perfect fairy clothes” pic! This is just absolutely magical!!!!!!!!

  20. June 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Gorgeous and whimsical, Mary!

  21. June 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    so many fun touches, love your garland and the prancing ladies here and there in your magical little playhouse. always beautful in your neighborhood, such a welcome respite from reality!

    not that i am complaining, i live in a sea dream!

  22. June 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    The fairies are so adorable. The cupcakes look delicious too!

  23. Pam
    June 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Oh! So Precious! The flower fairies are just lovely on the cupcakes and banner. Your special wrought iron teapot is just the perfect touch. The photos are beautiful with are the beautiful ideas. Have a great week!

    Pam

  24. June 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    ♥ all the faeries. What a magical post, Mary…and that cake with the berries is calling out to me…it is a work of art.
    Have a wonderful week.

  25. June 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    You really embodies the theme of the challenge with your Fairies. Everything looks like it absolutely could be used by the Fairies. I love the flatware, and you know I love the china, as I have that same pattern. In fact it was the pattern that started my dish addiction. The book is amazing. dianne

  26. June 19, 2014 at 10:05 am

    What an enchanting post! I do love fairies and your post was so much fun to read. Love all your china, silverware {I have the same pattern}, and fairies! The treats look divine. It was a real pleasure to visit you today, thank you. Have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  27. June 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

    You always put so much into your beautiful posts. One could spend an hour looking at all the details. Everything looks magical and whimsical! Yum on that cake too!
    Beautiful job!
    Thanks for taking part in the Summer Whimsy Table Challenge!

  28. June 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Mary, I always love the magical wonder of your fairy posts. I have read them all and find them full of such whimsy and magic. Always beautiful images. .

  29. June 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    What an enchanting post! Your photography is stunning as always! Love it!!

  30. June 20, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Oh wow What a post.Beautifully created.I love fairies.They always makes us to smile.

  31. Bev
    June 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Beautiful, enchanting, engaging, creative, colorful,…not enough adjectives to describe this wonderful outdoor setting. Love it all, especially the china…keep up the fairy hunting…looks very successful!

  32. June 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Yay! Another Fairies post! So, so lovely! I have got to get that book!

  33. June 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at home

    So beautiful . . . everything!
    I showed my little girls your post and they looked at your photos over and over and over :0)
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Suzanne

  34. June 24, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I love it all, Mary! Your table looks beautiful and I just love your chalkboard door. Such an enchanting book and I love all the cut-outs you’ve used as a banner, cupcake toppers and just scattered around. I don’t think it matters how old you are ~ fairies are loved by all.

  35. June 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Mary, I love this theme on your table! The enchanting fairy cup cakes are beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  36. June 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! What’s more whimsical than fairies? Lovely….I love the wrought iron piece! GORGEOUS.

  37. June 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    This is so beautiful I shared it on my Facebook page! Thank you Mary for your inspiration!

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