Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MY SHABBY FAIRY HOME


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This past week in Florida has been unbearably hot! Temperatures reached 100 or more almost every day.  I stayed inside since I tend to faint when it's very hot.  So no gardening, no photography in the woods, no bird watching from my porch--what should I do?  My solution was to march into my studio, iced tea in hand, and create a lovely, airy fairy cottage.

I started with an old falling apart twig structure and removed all the loose twigs.  (I saved them all for a Sleeping Beauty diorama.)  Then I began to wind berries and leaves around the twigs.  Suddenly I remembered that I had sheets of moss tucked away somewhere.  Wouldn't a fairy have a grass floor?


Well, of course she would.  And she would decorate in the same shabby cottage style that I loved.  So I unearthed a very shabby wooden cabinet from my box of unpainted wood things and painted it a pearly white. A rusty metal soap dish cried out to be a day bed with layers of batting covered with tulle and lace.


I painted a little garden table and chair my friend, Dixie, had given me in the same pearly white.  I made another topiary as well as a bird's nest in a bowl with three blue eggs.  Green leaves were used as pillows and a placemat.  More berries were added.  And the piece de resistance, a fairy bed suspended from the roof!



I desperately wanted to sleep there myself.  A lovely confection of lace, tulle, batting and fringed aqua burlap.  And a leaf pillow!


I filled the china cabinet with aqua glassware and a very tiny cherry tart on a stand and then glued some fairy sized letters and postcards to the table.




As a finishing touch I draped the little house in tulle and added moss to the roof.

But now I think Does it need a garden?

This week I linked to Kerryanne's fabulous party called Shabbilicious Fridays.  You'll find her beautiful blog--
Shabby Art Boutique--on my blog roll.  Go see her and all those who have linked up.  You'll be dazzled!

11 comments:

  1. So lovely -- any good Forest Fairy would be right at home.

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    1. "Thank you, Dixie. I would love to get small for a day or two and live there.

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  2. Linda that's beautiful! You're so creative! :-)

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    1. Thank you. I think we all need our creative escapes from the real world from time to time.

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  3. Linda that's beautiful! You're so creative! :-)

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  4. How positively delightful! I'm in central Florida.....super hot and raging thunder storms all week. Making sweet clothes for our newest babe' in Virginia.

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    1. Thank you, Chris. So you can sympathize with our weather. I just can't take the heat anymore. Thankfully, I have my crafts to keep me going when I can't go outside. How lovely that you have a baby to make clothes for. I have 5 grandchildren, but none of them are babies anymore. I miss making those tiny clothes! Come visit anytime, Chris.

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  5. What a beautiful fairy cottage it is Linda. I think I too would like to rest my head in a suspended fairy bed and take in the view below. Perhaps the best possible activity for you on such an impossibly hot day. Stay cool my friend xx

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    1. You should have a suspended fairy bed in which you would have much needed, blissful sleep and perhaps forest fairy dreams! And when you awaken, iced lemonade would magically appear. Please don't work too hard! Hugs, Linda

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