Curly Crafty Mom: My Lovely Fairy Garden (2014)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Lovely Fairy Garden (2014)

My-Lovely-Fairy-Garden-650x650
For Mother's Day, Brian took the kids to get me some succulents for my fairy garden. This was my second year making a fairy garden in the bird bath by our rose garden. (See last years fairy garden post HERE.) I plan to buy a new piece for the fairy garden every year when I do my annual shopping in downtown Kirkwood with my friends, so that I always have something new/fun to add to it. This year I was able to use everything I've collected, but I am sure as my fairy garden collections grows, I won't be able to display everything.


Autumn-by-bird-bath
Of course, the fairy garden didn't turn out exactly how I had envisioned it... because, I had a little helper! Autumn is so excited about everything to do with gardening this year and I think she found this fairy garden as a little outdoor dollhouse! lol! But, with me helping her, it turned out nicely and we had fun putting it together.


Fairy-on-Swing2
The new piece that I got for the fairy garden this year was this fairy on a swing. I saw it and couldn't turn it down. I purchased it at the OK Hatchery in Kirkwood, but then found it for $5.00 less at another store across the street (eek!). I wasn't sure if I could return it, so I just kept it for the price I paid. Boo. But, I still LOVE it.


House
Last year, I wanted to find the perfect fairy house for my fairies and this is the house I selected. I wanted something that was colorful and that wasn't too big for the bird bath.


Looking-at-the-fairy-garden_close-up
I took this photo of Autumn, you can tell how focused she is in this photo... 


Out-House
Every fairy garden needs an out house, right? I had to explain to Autumn what an out house was, she had no clue!


Succulent-close-up
Brian and the kids picked out some really original succulents for me this year. I love this one, it is pointy and you can tell it has a lot of water in it.

Woman-Fairy-on-Bench
Here is one of the fairies on the bench by herself... she has a broken wing :( But, I had to keep her... I am not sure where the piece went, it either broke last year or while we were getting the stuff back out.


Yellow-bird
I love to use blue glass pebbles to signify water and it looks so pretty in this bird bath against the color of the yellow bird.


Autumn-decorating-fairy-garden
Autumn is putting my new fairy on the swing. She is adorable, isn't she?!




Fairy-on-swing
Close up of the fairy on the swing


Aut-watering
Autumn decided she wanted to put real water in the fairy watering can and add some water to the bird bath. I told her to go ahead, why not let her have fun :)


Fairy-and-stepping-stones
I thought this was a neat photo of the fairy with the stepping stones in the distance behind her.


Fairy-Garden-Front
Here is one last photo of the fairy garden with a full view of how we decorated it. This photo does not do justice, that is why I did all of the detail shots... it is really neat to see in person.

Don't forget to check out last years fairy garden post HERE.

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