Thursday, 27 June 2013

New Neighbours

So after we got home from holidays, My Rare One was puttering around the yard when she noticed something odd, very odd, under a tree . . . WTF?


She ran to get me from the house and warily, we approached the scene a little closer. Is that a . . .  a . . . door? With a welcome mat and a broom beside it? Jeez, it looks like someone's living there. Do we have . . . new neighbours? YES! Wee faeries have decided to move into our tree and set up housekeeping.


We haven't actually laid eyes on the faeries yet, but clearly they enjoy gardening and bird watching. Isn't that little wheelbarrow with the hedge clippers and watering can adorable? And the little birdhouse with the bluebird of happiness on top -- squeeee! 


So welcome, neighbours! We hope you enjoy living here!

[In actual fact, this gorgeous faery door and accessories were made by the extremely talented artist, Jeanne Gripp of The Candy Corn Chronicles. I've enjoyed reading her blog for several years now and decided to surprise My Rare One by custom-ordering this magical installation for our yard. And My Rare One was indeed very surprised and very delighted with it! Click here to go to Jeanne's blog and here to go to her Etsy shop.]

[All photos by Debra She Who Seeks]

46 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

I love the fairies living in my back yard. Got to watch out for them thieven birds...they love to steal fairy stuff.

Chung said...

I really like that small little door, I wonder if I knocked if anyone would answer.

Birdie said...

There are fairies in my backyard but they don't have this most awesome stuff! I think I need to go order it for them.

jadedj said...

Aw shucks...you had to go and tell me they're not real. Still pretty cute, though.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love faery gardens. This is so sweet. :) The little wheel barrel is adorable.

Francie M said...

I knew that faeries immigrated from Celtic lands along with some of my ancestors. I'm pleased to finally have evidence that they are here - but be careful Debra. They aren't what some folks think.

DEZMOND said...

I want faeries in my garden too!

Laurie said...

now that is cool, I love that!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Makes me wish I had a backyard...this is so cute!

Lois said...

So sweet! I'm going to check out the links... :)

Jeanne said...

Wonderful! I know your new neighbors will be very happy in your lovely yard!
And Thank You for the shout-out! :0)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

awwww...the wee ones have joined you. how wonderful!

Robin Larkspur said...

Fabulous!!! Love the whole set-up! I wonder what will come to that teeny tiny birdfeeder?
Jeanne makes wonderful things. I ordered faery key necklaces from her for Yule, and they are delightful! I just may have a key to that door!

A Beer For The Shower said...

That is very cool and my parents would absolutely love this (their backyard is full of huge trees). I might have to go surprise them with one...

brandi said...

~i am swooning...wee faerie neighbors for you...ever so magically adorable is their new home...much love light and blessings~

Birdie said...

Oh, here is a story. When my daughter was about 3 she found a Polly Pocket shoe. She was too little to know about Polly Pocket so I told her a fairy had lost the shoe. We kept the shoe on the mantle in case she came by our house looking for a missing shoe.

Ken said...

I hope, if faeries move into our yard, they learn to hide their broom. Our dog cannot resist eating any broom that gets left out. :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

*squeal* This is the cutest thing. Look at those tiny little accessories. So adorable. I would love to have something like this in my garden. I'll have to check out the shop!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

This is totally flippin' awesome! What fun for everyone who lays eyes upon this little scene. It's magical!

They Come Along said...

Those are the best neighbors. Really cute.

Cheryl said...

That is really darling. What a sweet surprise.

mxtodis123 said...

I was just thinking about building some indoor fairy gardens this morning. I love that little door and furniture. So special.
Mary

CraveCute said...

Oh Goodness! You are so lucky to have the little fairies living in your yard! I'm so happy for you! The accoutrements are just adorable!

CraveCute said...

P.S. I don't blame Canada for the storms, I blame the oil companies!

Riot Kitty said...

That is so cute!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I hope they're as sweet and cute as I imagine they are.

xoRobyn

Guillaume said...

Coool! Faeries! I adopted a Korrigan from Brittany. His name is Nimble:

http://vraiefiction.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/nimble-korrigan-at-home.html

sophie...^5 said...

I think the Doodle Faeries have invaded your backyard!!! Beware because they throw kisses when you least expect it!!

Sophie Doodle

Leeanna Henderson said...

SQUEEEE!!!!
It's so cute!!
I need to go check out that Etsy shop.

Lisa said...

Deb that is beautiful. My own fairy garden is washed out with all the rain we have had. The fairies have retreated UP the tree instead of into or under it. lol

knitwit said...

I absolutely love it! And everyone knows that anyone who's anyone has fairies at the bottom of the garden. You're obviously moving up in the world!

The Happy Whisk said...

Fantastic. I love it. The door, the little flowers. Great stuff.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

I. Love. This!! So whimsical and mysterious. I wish I had neighbors like that! Instead, we have rabbits. They eat everything. I bet the faeries wouldn't eat my garden. I would leave them snacks.

Linda said...

How adorable is that!
I want one too!!
You have a very funny blog here...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

That is just totally adorable! I need one for the tree in my front yard!

Little Messy Missy said...

LOVE IT!!! xoxoxoxo

Magic Love Crow said...

Debra, what a beautiful gift for your Rare One! I love everything! How special!

My Grama's Soul said...

oh Debra....you and your faeries.........too cute!!

Jo

Suzanne said...

awesome!

Jim said...

Now make sure Debra when you see these fairies and talk to them to do a post for us.
Hey, a couple of fairies would never hurt anyone!!

Cheryl said...

I'm not sure whether I'm more jealous of you having fairies living in your yard or having A Rare One.

Anne Johnson said...

Oh, snap. I had to pick today to be outside with my computer. My faeries are jealous. They especially want the welcome mat.

JACKIESUE said...

oh my...I love it.

Willow said...

Spoken with a hobbit accent (don't ask me why ..perhaps a Bilbo Baggins fetish ) I say " Loves me a good fairy haven ~I do ! "

laughingwolf said...

neat :)

heartinhand said...

Love it!