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Friday, May 21, 2010

Fairies In My Garden

Every garden should have fairies in it.

Inspired by Disneyland's Storybook Garden, I always wanted to make a part of my garden into a fairyland.  This section of my garden was designed to contain those pesky herbs that like to wander with oregano on the left side and mint on the right side.  One day a few years ago I decided to pull out the center and create my fairy garden.

I searched for small houses, starting with the ones I had for my Easter village.  Adding to it each year, it has grown, but this year I hit the jackpot at TJ Maxx.  They had lots of beautiful houses, with little fairies already in residence, flying from chains hung on the outside of the houses.  Other people must have been looking for fairy houses too because they went pretty quickly.  I saw a few left last week.

The small greenery above is thyme. The greenery to the left is the oregano.  It is already going crazy.  I like to make pesto with my fresh oregano in the spring before the basil has grown big enough.  It tastes amazingly similar.
  Of course fairies like cupcakes too, so we had to make fairy sized ones for them. I made them in cups used for chocolates and placed them in the mini muffin tin.

The little kids liked this size better than a big cupcake.  They take just a half spoonful of batter and I baked them at 350 for 10 minutes.  Try some. Your little fairies will love you for it.

I bought Disney's Tinker Bell and Friends that are about 2 inches tall for the kids to play with in the fairy garden.  After watching my little grandson, I decided he needed a garden for boy toys.  I bought him the Toy Story characters that are also about 2 inches tall.  Here is the garden for him.

Today they came out and planted vegetables with me.  My daughter, their mother said, "When does doing work stop being fun?"  Right now they want to work with me whatever I am doing.  So much fun!
I am posting this on Outdoor Wednesdays.


Red Couch Recipes said...

Your fairy garden is soooo cute! Can we come over to play? Joni

Lindsay Goldie said...

Hope your fairy garden holds up in this crazy Snow we are having at the end of May! Can we go to the beach, this weather is drving me crazy!

Theresa said...

Delicious post! Love the houses in your fairy garden. I always see these at HomeGoods and have tried to figure out where I could make them work - Eureka! The cupcakes are so yummmmmy looking...sigh... Happy Wednesday!

Average Girl said...

I wish I was a fairy, would love to eat those cupcakes!

eileeninmd said...

LOve your cute fairy garden! And your cupcakes look delicious. Wonderful photos! Have a great day!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love your fairy garden! Your cupcakes look delicious!

dogsmom said...

Fairy Gardens are magical places. You have made a very welcoming spot for the fairies and your kids. I know you will live in harmony.

arrielle_p said...

WOW! You have a very beautiful garden! One of my dream house in the future is to have a garden in front of it like to have a fairy garden too. Your blog is so gorgeous and inspiring. :)
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