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« on: August 04, 2012 10:40:08 PM »

Last year I made these fairy houses. This year I had an arty farty open house and sort of expanded... a lot. I created a whole tour of fairy places for my visitors to see the world as I see it.

There were still a few houses from last year. The squirrels had  a heyday with the leafy rooves last year so not all of them survived for their public debut. The doors are also a lot less vibrant and the laundry on the line a little sun bleached.





I added a few new fairy houses too...



Next stop on the tour was a fairy tree. There were ladders going up higher than you could reach. A tiny tire swing. Balconies and canopies.







At the base of the tree is this arch which leads down to a very deep and dark hole. It is worth mentioning here that there IS something that lives in this tree who is not always pleased with my decorating choices and often moves things around.



Next is the Troll Hole situation beneath my hanging tree.



The hole is fairly deep and if you look down it you'll see a wooden 'door'. My kiddo made the "go away" sign Smiley



We told visitors that the troll had three green thumbs and he grew the grumpy mandrake roots I sell.



From there visitors were directed to this old gooseberry bush.



Fairies are fond of living in berry brambles. Upon close inspection several pixie houses could be spied in the mossy stump beneath. They're only a few inches tall.



On to another fantastic looking old tree. This one has a door a the base of it. People were very curious exactly what type of creature lived in this tree.



From there we moved on to a gnome camp. I don't have photos because it was terrible to shoot in the dimness of the trees and the flash spoils the illusion of everything. There's a sort of 'hut' there with a hammock, fire pit, treasure chest, empty stubby beer bottles... I'll see if I can get a good shot later.

ANYWAY... we take a stroll up a hill and see this...



A hobbit home! The kids LOVED knocking on the door to see if anyone was home. My husband told the kids that the Hobbit must have gone to visit his Nana for the afternoon  Wink

And finally the tour ends off at "Brownies Way". It's a fairy abode beneath my deck.



Now, you can think whatever you like but I did indeed see a real live brownie scoot beneath the deck in this very spot in February. Hopefully the few bits I've added to his collection of things will make up for the fuss of today.

It was SOOOOO much fun taking people around to these spots today and seeing their excitement. Some people stayed for HOURS in the sweltering heat looking all around and taking loads of photos. Some of the stops have already 'disappeared' and most will be taken down shortly. I plan on doing the same thing next year and hopefully, it will be bigger, better and even more elaborate!

P.S. Here's a little montage one of my visitors made today Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012 01:28:09 AM »

What a lovely idea.  I'm sure the kids adored it - and their parents too.  It was generous of you to let them share your garden and all the little homes.  Don't know if the fairy folk approve  Undecided but they ought to be grateful to you for giving them so many lovely houses.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012 02:27:40 AM »

Love this idea - it's brilliant, and so well done. I love all the little homes you have created for your little folk.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012 05:44:46 AM »

I wish I could have taken the fairy tour. It looks enchanting!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012 10:56:54 AM »

How adorable!
How many houses, caves, dwellings were there?
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012 05:45:48 PM »

This is really amazing -- I love your imagination! And I cannot fathom how much time this must have taken you -- sorry, the fairies and other folk -- to put together. I am jealous of the people who got to take the tour!
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