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« on: April 21, 2011 06:48:06 AM »

Just wanted to share something I did at work! Even though I'm working that doesn't mean all of my creativity is put on hold. I had so much fun constructing this fairy garden that I hope no one buys it so I can bring it home for my yard!

I used an old wooden box lined with plastic for the base. The fairy house is actually an unfinished wooden bird house you can purchase at craft stores. I altered it with moss, sticks, and such and made a dwelling fit for a fairy!

A nice little path of colored gravel leads right to the hinge front door. The door knob is a teensy snail shell that was found in the moss.

Here is a view from another angle. You can see the fun gold ball that I added. I've been collecting interesting objects to add. The blue stone by the door is a piece of glaze from a clay pot. There is also some wee pine cones, interesting sticks, an old pop tab, and a piece of broken mirror, nestled amongst the moss.

Plans are in the works for a smaller version of this too. See kids, work can be fun!

« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011 07:08:23 AM »

Holy cow! What is your job?!

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011 07:15:52 AM »

This is so adorable!!  Someone is definitely gonna buy that!!!!  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011 07:44:31 AM »

i shall echo Tuba_nae.  What kind of job do you have?!  When I get a job, I want it to be one where I can make pretty things.  So cute and wonderful!   

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011 08:09:33 AM »

this is soooo great!  I'm wanting to do something like this in my yard and have been mulling ideas around for awhile now....this is a wonderful inspiration!

SOOOO cute...I want to work where you work Grin   I grab that up in no time Cool

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011 03:25:07 PM »

I also love your garden. I would like to do something like this where I work...I work with kids in a school setting. They would totally love playing with this...oh ya, and me too Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011 03:58:08 PM »

Thanks everyone! I work in my family owned greenhouse. It is our 35 year this year. My Grandmother owns it and I work with her and my Mom. We get to have lots of fun in the dirt, but it is WAY harder than it looks. We grow everything on site! We try to push the boundaries on container gardening, and we'll plant anything that will hold dirt!

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011 04:06:24 PM »

It is FABULOUS! So cute!
It is nice to see that you can have fun work days (because I know how sucky most of them are LOL)

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011 12:41:21 PM »

That's adorable.  It's a very good idea for people who don't have a lot of yard space and want some variety, too.  It's such a cute, small scale garden, and the plants you picked work really well in the tiny setting.

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