Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Better Gnomes and Fairy Gardens


It's been just over a month since we planted our Fairy Garden and even with our cool spring things are happening. The poor ole gnome under the mushroom is barely visible (I think he likes it that way) and we have two fairies that moved in. They came from the same garage sale as the gnome, so no introductions were necessary. The creeping thyme and sea thrift are blooming -- the dwarf delphinium won't be long before it adds some blue.

May 30th
If you missed our first Fairy Garden post and would like to see how we made our Fairy Condo, you can find it here.


Miss M has this one winged fairy perched perfectly on her rain barrel.



We did have to do some repairs to the mini bunting. The wind and rain wreaked havoc on my school glue job -- we even lost a few pennants. I've resnipped and reglued & sealed them with two coats of Modge Podge. I'll give them a few shots of spray sealer too. I thought that I wouldn't leave a small space between the pennants this time, but looking at it now it's got that 'used car lot' thing going on. Oops. Plant growth forced the bunting to be moved over the pool, but judging by the fairy dust left there in the mornings I don't believe it has slowed down pool traffic.



Vintage sheep and chickens have taken up residence (thank you Louise!) and have settled in nicely. I am not sure if it is me or our daughter that gets the most enjoyment out of our wee garden. I love to look out my kitchen window and watch the bunting blowing gently in the breeze. If I could fit (and it had a vintage chaise lounge & wi-fi) I'd be ready to move in!

Thanks for visiting!

Edited July 9, 2012 to add: Dwarf delph's are blooming!





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26 comments :

  1. Well that has to be the cutest thing ever;)))

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  2. The pink sea thrift look like fairy tale palm trees. And when the blue delphinium starts blooming, won't that be pretty?!

    Now, I'm thinking you need some vintage fairymobiles or gnomecycles under the bunting.

    Tell Miss M your fairy garden is by far the finest in the land. :@

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  3. oh my gosh thats so cute!!!

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  4. eeek - looking SOOOOOO darling - HAD to post about you on fb! http://www.facebook.com/NorthernCottage xo

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  5. O even gnomes and fairys...have weather.....love this look....and still need to add a house to our Gnomes in my rock garden....

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  6. Your fairy garden looks so sweet and the bunting is too cute!

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  7. Thanks for some inspiring ideas! I had to dismantle my fairy garden earlier this year as the plants were growing too large but now I have an idea of what I want to do this time around.

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  8. Love your miniature garden. It looks so good! Thanks for stopping by, loved hearing from you. Hope you have a wonderful 4th with your family!

    Jody

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  9. Love your fairy garden! I just made one over the weekend, so fun. Laura

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  10. AWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! So fun, so cute!!

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  11. That is a great Fairy :)
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  12. Just love your little fairy garden. I'm inspired to create one now!

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  13. I love your design and I love your photos. Really wonderful. Thanks so much!

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  14. I just saw this on pinterest and had to come visit. LOVE!!!!! My girls would go crazy over this! (I also kind of like your blog design.) :)

    Keep up the great blogging! You're awesome!

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  15. You have given me the perfect idea for my barrels next year! This is absolutely perfect! I am going back to study your photos again. Bravo!

    Thanks so much for joining in today!

    xo
    Claudia

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  16. SO cute! I'm off to see how you made the condo.

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  17. That really is so adorable! I would want to check on the fairies every day! I would like to make one of these in my courtyard! Oh, what fun to collect the pretty things! Hugs

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  18. Very sweet fairy garden. :-) You've made me smile!

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  19. I want a fairy garden now! I love the penny stepping stones.

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  20. This is just so dear, Tracy, and so beautifully put together. You've inspired me to try this next spring!

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  21. I just saw your darling Fairy Garden in Pinterest. I have the perfect enamel pot I can do something with. And I may hang mine up. Wh e readers do you get the small plants I see everyone use? Deana

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