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Thoughts and ideas while planning a miniature garden.

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As long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with creating unique and beautiful crafts. However, I did not have an opportunity to delve into miniature gardening until I was in my twenties. Having gone to college in downtown Minneapolis, I was constantly surrounded by concrete, metal, and glass. These industrial structures are beautiful in their unique way, but I always remember my roommate,...

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018

A bayou is defined as a sluggish, marshy stream connected with a river, lake, or gulf, the longest of which is Bayou Bartholomew, which flows 375 miles through Arkansas and Louisiana to the gulf coast. It is the bayou most famously associated with the Cajun culture. Due to popular culture, we perceive the Louisiana bayou as a place shrouded in magic and mystery, making it the inspiration for my ne...

Published: Monday, March 05, 2018

After my daughter was born, I started collecting books from my childhood that I wanted to share with her. It began with Where the Wild Things Are and other classic fairy tale books. I thought that these stories would provide ideas for future fairy gardens. Gathering books from my childhood quickly became a walk down memory lane where I found stories I had not thought about in years, but still mana...

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This last summer we took a road trip to Tennessee, on our way we played an alphabet game of finding letters on billboards posted along the roadway. I would not be surprised if people driving in nearby cars could hear, my husband or I shout out, ā€œNā€ as we saw a sign announcing that we had entered the city limits of Nashville. Signs are famous in fairy gardens too. In fact, there is a tale told ...

Published: Sunday, February 11, 2018

February is a month when we have thoughts about affection towards others in our lives - whether that means love of a partner, love of a child, or love of a friend. These different kinds of love kept popping into my head as I planned my newest fairy garden to celebrate my first Valentine's Day with a child of my own. I think we all look for special ways to have a good time and decorate our homes fo...

Published: Saturday, February 10, 2018

I have always had a soft spot for anything that holds a real and significant rustic charm. My feelings became obvious when I was driving through the country with my husband, dogs, and daughter in our big ol' truck. I believe there was something about those Sunday morning trips to the dog park, which reminded me that the world is beautiful and magical. We need to appreciate our rural areas and hold...

Published: Thursday, February 01, 2018

For my miniature fairy garden, I thought it would be fun to follow a new trend that I have seen on social media. The trend I am talking about is an ethnic style with traditional designs that takes its roots from Moorish and Moroccan architecture. Skilled craftspeople create richly colored pieces of art that are reproduced in the world of miniature gardening. The intricate and bold Moroccan pattern...

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018

As the snow was falling outside my living room window and my daughter was taking a nap, I decided to curl up on the couch beside my dogs, Chip and Sawyer. A decorating magazine in hand, I began flipping through the pages to find articles and pictures revealing the current color trends (a guilty pleasure of mine). I read that Pantone selected Ultra-Violet as the visionary color of the year. Is it a...

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018

There is something about Blobs that makes people smile. It might be the different sized eyes or the silly grin. If you are seeking a piece of art that has an impact in your miniature garden, then these adorable little Blobhouse Garden Planters are excellent choices. In every fairy garden, you want objects that represent the magical feeling associated with fairies, gnomes, and miniature accessories...

Published: Monday, January 08, 2018

When artisans have a passion for a craft, it is evident by the quality of the finished product. Even in miniature gardening, their work has unique designs that stand out in the tiny green spaces. Many storybooks depict fairies in a magical, overgrown, green forest surrounded by mature trees, moss, wildflowers, and mushrooms. That is why some gardeners view mushrooms as an integral part of miniatur...

Published: Sunday, January 07, 2018

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