Monday, April 16, 2012

Flower Fairies

Hello,
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

17 comments:

Bernideen said...

This is so cute - I love the story of Cicely Barker as well! Very fun!

Deb said...

How enchanting. It's all so beautiful. Deb

Lisa said...

Oh, how precious! I adore what you have done - it is magical! It was almost 90 here in south central PA, so I can't imagine it so cold where you live. Looking forward to seeing your fairies in the garden!
:)
Lisa

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What a treat to be introduced to your garden fairies! They are SO CHARMING and I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the display you have made with them. "It is PERFECT"!
I can't believe this crazy weather. Today here in Connecticut it was 94 and we had the WHOLE NATIONS HIGH! Unbelievable! TOO HOT, I wanted to garden BUT instead I sat in front of my fan!
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful little fairies! I'm going to HAVE TO GO look them up now and MAYBE add a few to my gardens. LOVED THEM!
Have a wonderful week,
Donna

relevanttealeaf said...

Lovely post, lovely collection, and lovely displays!

Micupoftea~ said...

oh, how charming...so whimsical! I have a few of these fairies myself. You have a pretty collection of wardians~ Love how you set up scenes inside. Happy SPring. Hope you can stop by for tea...English style, Persian or in the Haviland set the Lincolns used. :)
shawn
poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com

Texas Tea Party said...

I absolutely love your collection of flower fairies! They are kept so safe in the wardians. They make the perfect place to show each set. I have always been fascinated with fairies and enjoyed seeing all the detail on the different ones and their postions. Thanks for the post about your wonderful fairies. Pam

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Your flower fairies are so precious and those Wardian conservatories are beautiful! Thank you for sharing all that magic with us!
Hugs, Wendy

Diann said...

OMG! this is the cutest and sweetest fairy post! I love all your adorable fairies and their home! thank you for sharing with us. Oh, and it is nice to meet another Michigander!

Beth said...

I love this post! The fairies do look like sweet little children and your collection and displays are adorable!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow, these are adorable! I have never seen such a cute collection! I love Cicily Barker's artwork - so very sweet - perfect in your Wardian case! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Cottage Rose said...

OH how sweet they are,,, and the way you display them,,, well they look real... and having fun.... I would love to collect some,, where did you find your's?. can't wait to see them in your lovely garden.... have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Little Miss Maggie said...

Cute fairies. Love them.

janice15 said...

i LOVE ALL YOUR FAIRY'S...AND I LOVE THEIR HOUSES...WHERE DID YOU FIND THEM AND THEIR HOMES...THANK YOU ALSO FOR COMING BY TO VISIT ME...I WILL JOIN YOU AS A FOLLOWER AND HOPE YOU WILL DO THE SAME...HAVE A GREAT EVENING WITH LOVE JANICE

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Your flower fairies are the sweetest! I will have to share them with my little granddaughter - she loves fairies!

Luanne said...

I love your flower fairies! What a beautiful collection!
Luanne

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

OMG I adore these! I have a bunch of them too but I love seeing them in these inside conservatories! You've set them up in such adorable ways! I love it!!