On Building Faerie Houses…

I KNOW it’s not politics, but my head needed some clearing today and so I thought the kids and I would build the faeries a new home.  Since winter is approaching, now is the time to hunt and gather like all the other critters around here, plus the yard needed cleaning and it’s a perfect way to pick up the debris laying around and make it useful.  We chose one of our Oak trees as the back drop, it has a rock circle around it and the circle contained our spring flowers that have now become weeds…..

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The WHOLE crew showed up to start the construction…

Zion was in charge of the framing, he did a fine job.
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Of course, the oaks are dropping all of their acorns right now, it’s constant bombardment and we all got conked on the head a few times, but that’s just part of the fun really!

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Any faeries passing through are welcome to stay…

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A great way to pass an afternoon!
AND, we’re pretty sure faeries exist, just look at TinkerBell! 


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    • KrisC on October 4, 2007 at 12:17 am

    • pico on October 4, 2007 at 12:23 am

    there are fairy doors scattered throughout downtown.  For those of you who’ve never seen one, they’re basically tiny doors built into the exterior of buildings – often with elaborate architecture mimicking the design on the larger human doors.

    If you follow the links, some of them have really fascinating stories in their own right.

  1. with moss outside!!  my favorite.

    the house i lived in when i was little had a mossy hill in the yard, and i used to lie there and read for hours.  i envy your moss.  bad me!!

    • pfiore8 on October 4, 2007 at 1:01 am

    and i do love moss too, 73rd

    thanks for these lovely few moments…

    • pfiore8 on October 4, 2007 at 1:02 am

    and love tinker bell flying around 2

  2. in a long time! Kudos to the KrisC family…it truly is charming.

    When I was young my mom introduced me to stick people. They wore leaves for clothing and used seed pods for all sorts of furnishings. I could sit for hours building room after room for the stick family.

    And I think the Nature sprites appreciated it too!

  3. Hey – is there a face on that tree or am I seeing things? 

  4. My 19 year old niece is into fairies BIG TIME. She left a few months ago to go to NYU, so I made her a cd titled “Fairy Watching Music.” Here’s the playlist:

    1.Fairies – Anthony De Gennaro
    2.Fairy Melody – Patricia Spero
    3.Fairy Dance – James Newton Howard
    4.I Do Believe in Fairies – James Newton Howard
    5.Neverland – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
    6.Dance of the Lambs – Kim Robertson
    7.Colours in the Clouds – Alexandre Desplat
    8.Flying – Kerry Muzzey
    9.Cadillac of the Skies – John Williams
    10.Somewhere in Time – John Barry
    11.Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone and Yo-Yo Ma
    12.Claire De Lune – Debussy

    and here’s the cover:

    • fatdave on October 4, 2007 at 5:03 am

    What a lovely thread KrisC. Our daughter’s name is Fae (we had a “y” in it but she shook her head, looked kindly at us and told us we were idiots) so I’d like to send her a link to this if you don’t mind. The concept will make her happy.

  5. Thank you.  Great job.

    • RiaD on October 5, 2007 at 8:05 am

    my kids made faerie villages in the woods, daughter imported moss from anywhere she found it… i think she still makes them. i’m now sharing these skills with my grandson, age 2. its so fun to watch him gathering shells & twigs, clearing out a space between the oak roots and patiently building tiny houses. ver smart boy- he uses magnolia leaves for ‘roofeses’ and conch shells for ‘placefires’ 🙂
    we’ve always loved faeries here…strangely enough I just finished making new chair cushions & curtains for the dining room…all in different faerie materials…and i just got an order for a baby quilt – in faeries!
    thanks for this…lovely to see faeries are taken care of in so many places!

  6. You’re not only a good parent but a super cool one too.  Have told this story before but it is appropriate here.  When we first came to Bama my son was evaluated to make sure he could cut it in class with children not special needs.  They did an object identification test and both of the teachers here are deeply Christian.  So this picture comes up and my son says, “Fairy!” and the teacher flashed a look at me like I was Satan and told my son, “No, that’s an angel!”  Angel, fairy, fairy, angels, gnomes, and sprites, and hobbits, okay I’m Satan 😉

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