Thursday, August 29, 2013

Water lilies

Making mandalas from water lilies has not worked out well, so after a recent trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens. I had to post these glorious pictures of the water lilies there.  There were flowers blooming all over the gardens and I will share them with you in the coming weeks.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gnome Cottage

Back in the 1970's my husband made this gnome cottage out of a gourd and a piece of drift wood.  It's about 9" long. Rabbits, frogs, a crystal and a 'air' plant decorate it now. At Christmas, the fake walnut hanging from the driftwood branch opens up to a tiny nativity scene and I hang a star above it.  Anyhow enough on 'little' things, back to flowers which are in glorious bloom now - in the next post!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Beach Bowl

The beach in a bowl with more sand, some glass 'water' elements and a rock of Sea Jasper tucked on the edge.   Putting the Sea Jasper back in the sea and the bowl is round!  Anyhow had fun doing it.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Day at the beach

While not truly a fairy garden - I bought this "Day at the Beach" from American Zen with the hopes of turning it into a mini beach garden.  It was so complete I just set it up as it was sand, sling chair, umbrella, beach ball, sandals and sea shells to boot. The whole thing is just 4 inches square. I had started my search looking for a mini Adirondack chair but the shipping cost was prohibitive. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fairy Picnic

Again you have to do some hunting - for the fairy.  I put a mini table and chairs under an arbor, which is much overgrown.  The red in the middle is the edge of a red mushroom - the ceramic kind you can buy to stick in various pots.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fairy Garden

May be a bit hard to see but you have to look for fairies and elves hiding in the foliage.  When I first put this together - I had a door, a bench, an elf and some plants.  You can still see bits pieces of theses things in the mandala, but the ivy sort of took over.   When I was looking at the picture before uploading it, I thought it looked like the middle was a table set for six.  Have fun looking!