Today its snowing and blowing outside so thought I'd share with you my collection of Cicely Mary Barker Flower Farires that over winter with me in the house.
Cicely Mary Barker was born in England in 1895. She was frail all her life and educated at home. She mainly taught herself to draw and paint. Her fairies were modelled from children that attended her sisters nursery school.
I just love their facial expressions and how true to life they seem.
I keep most of them in my Wardian conservatories. These garden fairies look like their interested in what is going on with us humans!
The next few pictures is of my Wardian with a pump organ and one of the garden fairies giving a concert. Oh! One of the fairies is flying away and the other is tip toeing away!
This next Wardian shows some flower fairies warming up by the pot bellied stove. The one on the left looks like he's "pouting".
Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing my collection of flower fairies. I have more at my little farm cottage and will share them in another post.
The flower fairies seem quite content in their Wardian homes, but as soon as the weather warms up we may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them outside in my flower gardens.
Along with the fairies I have the "Complete Book of Flower Fairies" by Cicely Mary Barker. With pictures of each fairy she painted along with poems about the fairy names.
Thank you for visiting,
I will be joining the following parties:
Show off your cottage monday
Home and garden thursday
Feathered nest friday
Show and tell friday