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In the world of miniature gardening it is a pleasure to watch the fairies enjoy the beautiful plants and trees. Many of the fairies want to take pleasure in the tranquility of their surroundings, so they post signs to keep the gnomes from entering the garden. Happily the gnomes are too playful to follow signs and gardeners can enjoy their company.
The world known English artist Cicely Mary Barker has in her small children books, illustrated a series of wonderful flower fairies. Those illustrations are the inspiraton for the fairies you will find here. The fairies come packaged in a window gift box that includes a biography of the artist. The flower fairies can be used in fairy gardens as you see on this site, as Christmas-ornaments and gifts or as collectibles. They add a nice touch to the landscape. Each Flower Fairy comes with a fine gold cord for hanging and a detachable 6” metal floral pick so you can place the fairy in the garden, a flower pot, floral arrangement or gift basket.
Note - like all of us fairies need some sun protection if placed outdoors or in direct sun light. Give them a light spray coating of polyurethane and the color will remain vivid.
According to common fairy lore, Flower Fairies are tiny creatures that live in the bottom of gardens, the middle of grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes. Wherever and whenever a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree, and as this grows the fairy grows too. Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of looking after their flower or plant; keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems.
The best times of the day to see a fairy are at twilight, midnight and just before sunrise. And the best time of the year to see a fairy is on Summer solstice, as this is the most magical time for all fairies. Flower Fairies love music and dancing, and hold many balls and parties throughout the year, but on this special night they throw the most wonderful party of all, and every fairy in Flower Fairyland is invited! Fairies don't like to be discovered, and are very good at disappearing quickly (with the help of their magical fairy dust), so you must be very careful and very patient if you are to see one.
Flower Fairies are very shy creatures, and are especially wary of humans. They can be a bit mischievous and love to play. If you lose something in the garden, it may well be a fairy that has hidden it. Each fairy has extra-sensitive ears, so if they hear someone coming close to them they are careful to flutter into their flower and curl up tightly. Each fairy wears an outfit made from their own leaves and flowers, so it is easy for them to hide.