They sang and they danced
out under the stars
And played little tunes
On their faerie guitars.
It started in Grandmother's garden. We left tiny foods on small, flat rocks for the garden faeries. We made hollyhock dolls to dance with the little people, tiny twig faerie houses with flower petal, pod, acorn, and nutshell furniture and carriages. At night, we stood under the star-flecked skies and listened for the chirping chorus of faerie voices.
Faerie furnishings from Toad Cottages
Winter walkabouts are a great time to begin gathering an assortment of natural treasures for your future faerie projects. Just last week, I collected a bundle of perfect sycamore twigs and tiny branches of mahogany colored birch. Smooth, colorful pebbles from along the creek will help outline miniature gardens and walkways, and two skeletonized leaves will make a perfect canopy for a magical little pod-bed.
Skeletonized leaves and smooth pebbles
Won't you share the magic of faeries with a child?