Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fairy Garden Passion...

I have been having much fun planning and planting fairy gardens. I look for unusual containers, like this chicken waterer, which has old marbles in the glass water jar. I added a tiny ceramic chick to add more whimsey along with the hen and chick plants.

I bought an old bird bath at an estate sale and turned it into a moss fairy garden. We have moss growing in our shady yard which I was able to use. I continue to add tiny mouse ear hostas as well as rocks to this garden.

I found several enamel bowls and planted the next fairy garden with succulents since it is up at our cottage (therefore needs less water). I just added the broken Robins egg for the beautiful blue color.

You never know when you might stumble across a great opportunity for a new garden~a friend mentioned that she bought a new bird bath so I quickly asked what she was going to do with the old one. So I now have another garden, also planted with succulents and cacti. I found the Queen of Hearts figurine at an estate sale (she was damaged-therefore inexpensive). Love the chair planted with hens and chicks. Friends have given me polished stones from their travels so they add more interest.

Always fun to share my latest projects! Enjoy your day! Linking to;

Liz Marie Blog
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Few of my Favorite Things

 I’m joining Laura from The Ironstone Nest ( to share pictures of a few of my favorite things. Luckily for you, my iPad will only let me share five pictures at a time on my blog...or you might be bored with all my favorite things...I tend to get carried away! First is a picture of my African violets, which love the windows in our living room.

Next is a picture of my agate suncatcher birds. The artist who made these (Norman Brumm) passed away a few years ago. I have many treasured enameled pieces of his as well as an agate lampshade. His work was inspired!

My collection of Wee Forest Folk has brought many smiles to me since I started my collection way back in the late seventies. I just set up this display on a vintage toy drum. I have to cover them or Bob (the cat) will rearrange or play with them!

I became ennamered with fairy gardens this year and have made a few. So far, this is my favorite~made in an old bird bath with mosses and hostas.

Last but certainly not the least is Bob. He wandered into our life three summers ago and has been a purring joyful part of the family ever since.