Kiddo and I love our faeries. We’ve been collecting them since she was a little girl. Part of the collection came from my own personal stash that was hiding in my mothers attic. What you don’t see in these photos is the separate fairy world in her bedroom in the form of Tinkerbell and all of her friends. There is a few play sets. Sadly, since Monster High came into the picture, Tink and her friends don’t get played with often. Some of their belongings have made their way to the fairy garden in the living room.
I grew up loving fairies. I watched Peter Pan over and over, part because I didn’t have a lot of princesses to watch when I was little, and part because I just wanted to be a tiny Tinkerbell fairy who got to fly around. As I got older, Beauty and the Beast came out and I simply fell in love with Belle as she was a bookworm just like me. My fairy love started to take a different turn when I started reading more about the Celtic and Irish traditions. I love reading about the myths and folklore’s.
My mother, as well as my step mother-in-law, who is also Irish, have given kiddo a lot of fairy kits, play sets, and books over the years. She loves reading them and, still, at 10, believes in all their magic. She leaves them notes and sometimes food. In return, they leave notes and treasures. The blue box you see on the dresser is full of all the tiny treasures the fairies have left behind over the years.
The old dresser, my aunt gave me that, I believe was my grandmothers. I had planned to use it as a dresser in the bedroom, but with 2 other dressers which go to a bed set we don’t even use already in there, we have no room. I don’t plan on taking that set with us when we move so we’ll have to create a space just for our garden when that time comes. For now, the dresser makes an excellent space in the living room for us to store our fairy garden. Hidden in the drawers are a lot of my food props for YUM eating.
On our trip to Northville where we hunted fairies we also picked up a few new homes, doors and another Believe sign. Believe is a big thing in our house. I mean, big. As in, my entire chest is tattooed with these words.
- Here’s the story behind the tat. You’ll learn a few things about me in the process 😉 You can also see how famous I am 😉 (Scroll to the bottom.)
Recently we added something new to our fairy garden, thanks to Silk Plants Direct, I never have to worry about it dying and our fairies have a new home.
I just love this assorted succulent and cactus mixed planter. It has a nice variety of color and plants. The base is really well made and doesn’t feel at all like cheap, thin plastic you might find in other stores. Even the plants are really thick. I was quite surprised.
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s gorgeous. I never have to water it. No worrying about it dying.
The Silk Plants Direct website is full of gorgeous flowers, trees, topiaries, palms, and more. To be honest, it was really hard for me to decide which one to order for our fairy garden. I am glad I picked this one. I think it fits in the space we have open very well.
Our fairy garden is always changing. Just this morning I found a hippo in the garden!
Disclosure: I received the planter for free from Silk Plant Direct in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. I am not being compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I have been seeing these all over the place lately and I was a little confused as to what they were? Are they just decorations? Or do some people think real fairies come visit or something?
At our house it’s a place for the fairies to come and visit. According to folklore, fairies only come if you believe. Kiddo will leave notes and treats and in return the fairies often leave her treasures and notes. Sometimes if they find pennies outside on the ground they will bring them in for her. Kiddo still believes in magic and she fairies are very real to her. I guess it’s all in what your household believes. Everyone does different things with the fairies. We have an outside fairy garden, too.
I love this! I would love to have a fairy garden or little Prarie my girls would love it too. I just love all of this, and I know they would too.
It’s our magical little place!
Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says
Wow, I’ve never heard of this before. Its very fascinating. I loved Tinkerbell as a child so much so it was my nickname.
I had a really silly nickname. We like Tinkerbell so much we named our little chug dog after her.
Liz Mays says
What a great addition to the fairy world! it definitely fits in with the aesthetic. It really is a magical place!
Christy Maurer says
I think Fairy Gardens are just so cute! I love all of the little details and miniatures. Using that planter was a great idea.
What a cute little fairy garden! I would like to get some succulents of my own for my desk at work as I have heard they are easy to care for and I am horrible with plants!
Your fairy collection is so cute! I adore fairies and fairy gardens! Thank you for sharing yours!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
Fairy gardens are nice to have, whether you believe in fairies or not. It helps children develop their creativity and teaches them to love and care for the environment.
I agree with this 100% ! She loves her outdoor fairy garden too and she also is a big help in the food garden.
How pretty! I have loved collecting anything fairy related since I was a teenager. I even have a tattoo of a fairy on my back. 🙂
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
I’ve never really heard any of the folklore about fairies. It’s very interesting! One of my daughters liked fairies when she was little but we never knew any of the stories about them.
I have seen a lot more fairy gardens pop up in my area! They even made the news as someone wondered what a tiny door in a garden was for!
I liked fairies when I was a kid. This is really pretty and I bet this is fun to make.
Dawn McAlexander says
That sounds fascinating. I have never heard of collecting fairy houses or anything like that, but it looks really nice! I wouldn’t be opposed to learning more.
Everything looks so warm and welcoming. I love the pics too. I like the fairy world .:)
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
I’ve been a fan of fairies ever since I was a little girl so I really love seeing your collection! My sister actually made a small fairy garden and it’s adorable!
Omg how cute is this?!?! My daughter and I just love all things fairy since she just got into tinkerbell!
We love Tinkerbell so much we named our little dog after her!
Susan Quackenbush says
I remember my aunt collected porcelain fairies when I was younger, had quite the display before she passed. She had a set of ‘Gully Fairies’ that were my favorite. I absolutely love yours as well, thank you for sharing these with us! 🙂
Paula Schuck says
I have been meaning to make one of these with my daughter. I have a little fairy collection, I have always loved them. It’s nice to have a little bit of magic around.
I agree 100% !
This looks so cute!! I think this would be a great ongoing project for when I have kids one day!! Great post!!
It really is quite fun. I am almost 40 and have yet to outgrow it.
Joanne T Ferguson says
I don’t think we ever get old to have a fairy garden or one to view! How cute are these and thank you for allowing me to peek inside your fairy world today! I have always had many wonderful fairy friends, especially when I was little and use to think they were imaginary, but now I know they are real! lol
Yona Williams says
I’ve always loved fairies, and I love that succulent garden – I need something low maintenance like that. The other day my nephew saw his first hummingbird in our yard, and he said it looked like a fairy. I can see why he said it.
Life as a Convert says
I love this little Fairy World. My sister would love this set up.
Our kids liked to make “fairy houses” every spring for a couple of years. They’d decorated cans and leave them out in the flower beds.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
What a lovely fairy garden! Wait till I show this to my daughter.. she’ll want one.