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Friday, May 31, 2013

Fairy Garden

When I first moved to Tennessee I was in High School. Yes, it was awful to be moved out of state and leave everyone behind.

There were no cell phones, skyping, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ any way to connect with friends. Just old fashioned writing letters. (that got old quick)

I had no friends and was ready to start in a new school. Then, a blonde hair beauty showed up at my grandmother's house one day. We were living with my grandmother till we found a house to move into.

Her name was Carol. She became my friend and I survived my transition. We had a blast! We laughed and did things we probably shouldn't have but we created some great memories.

We are still friends today.

This past weekend was Memorial Day festivities. We usually have a huge party but with all the travel we've been doing, we decided not to this year. Carol is always at our parties. We usually sit long after everyone has gone and talk and laugh and share our thoughts.

This year she had a party and I got to visit her and have fun at her house.

I got a treat! She made this adorable miniature fairy garden. I have made things for my garden before like this garden art, but never anything like this!

The details are amazing!

Every little twig carefully put together to form the furniture for the fairies.
I canopy bed complete with mosquito netting.

A place for old friends fairies to sit when weary and talk about the good ole days.

I loved all the details like the clay flowers on the arbor.

I enjoyed seeing another side of her. I knew she was creative but never seen anything like this.
 I had to share it with you.

Isn't it just adorable?

Reminds me of my Barbie Days..... making furniture

I really enjoyed our day together. Even read what I wrote in her yearbook.

You know "Friends Forever" and all that stuff.

Who knew back then that we would still be laughing and making memories?

A good friend is hard to find! When you have one like that you put it in a special place and treasure it.

like a fairy in the garden

Thanks for being here friends!


Little Miss Maggie said...

That is just adorable. What talent and patience it takes to make miniatures like that. It was so fun to see. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Thanks Deneen, you are my cherished friend as well! And just for the record, my 8year old "little adopted daughter", Macy wrote "Welcome Fairys" on the house and mispelled fairies. I left it that way becaue I thought it was so cute and it will remind me of her every time I see it.

Cassie Bustamante said...

adorable! emmy would totally love this, and i do, too!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

How cute! All that work! Yes, I remember those Barbie days well. I guess if we made Barbie stuff now they'd haul us away....we can get by with Fairy Gardens and still seem (sort of) normal!

Donna@AllthingsMing said...

All you have to do is say the word "fairy" and I am in! They are so adorable. Isn't nice to sit back and enjoy the party sometimes and not be the hostess.

srpprcrftr said...

How incredible her Fairy Garden is, such detail and thinking, planning it took to make all that. It is really very special.
Usually on Mother's day our daughter makes a fairy garden with her girls. She puts them out in front of door in their flower bed, looks so sweet and welcoming to visitors. So glad your special friend made her Fairy garden.

Unknown said...

How gorgeous - I have to pin this for sure!
Love the little chairs :)

Bliss said...

Now that is cute.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a sweet story and what a gorgeous job she did...Yep, us Carols are pretty nice people lol!


Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Yes Carol they are!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I am just stunned at the care and detail that went into all of those projects! What a fun friend!

Unknown said...

WOW. The details are over the top with this gift. What a cool friend you have Miss Deneen.

Haven't been reading the blogs in the last week. Been a tough one...but getting through. Gonna go catch up on the rest of the posts I missed.

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srpprcrftr said...

Would love to show our youngest daughter all the incredible furniture she made. For years now our daughter has been into fairies. On Mothers day she and her girls make a fairy garden. Since her b/d is in April we try to be sure to get her something for her fairy garden. Joanns is great place to find wonderful fairy items. Recently they had some fairy furniture and huts so I bought couple things - but love them so much will get her more, am keeping what I got for Spring and my bird stuff vignette.
Fairy gardens are so much fun. Seems they're more popular than I thought. Hope our daughter loves what we get her, she'll be 47.Your friend is so magical.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

srppcrftr thanks for the comment and sharing your story.