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Wednesday, May 27 2015

Get ready for it...three days, three great deals!
 
This week marks three years since we received our first shipment of fairy goodies, which included our favourite Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies and a range of antiqued miniature wire accessories.
 
We're celebrating by offering three deals over three days (starting Thursday) - that's one new deal each day, for three days. 
 
We've come up with some offers you're not going to want to miss out on... Is it too early to start christmas shopping???
 
Join us on facebook, instagram or sign up to our newsletter to ensure you're notified of each new deal as it's released.
 
 
 

 
But first, I'd like to share with you the story of how we got started...
 
Quite some time ago I saw a story on Better Homes and Gardens of an enchanting large sized fairy garden.
 
 
In early 2012, we'd not long moved into our newly built home and I was searching pinterest for inspiration for a fairy garden I wanted to create for my daughter.  I came accross wonderful images of fairies amongst flowers and rustic miniature furniture, lanterns, bird baths and other magical accessories. Our yard really wasn't big enough for what I'd originaly envisioned, so this was perfect!
 
Back then, miniature gardening had taken off in the US, but I only found a couple of stores stocking fairy garden miniatures here in Australia and none of them had anything like this. I showed my sister, who had never even heard of fairy gardening before, and she also fell in love with these cute miniatures. So much so that she said "we have to get these into Australia" - and so My Little Fairy Garden was born.
 
We started with only three suppliers and an eBay store, then launched our website in March 2013 as the popularity of our miniatures increased. We continued to search locally and overseas to bring our customers a range of high quality and great value miniature gardening products.
 
I love what we do, because we inspire children to learn about and respect nature through gardening. Fairies being 'spirits of nature' ignite young imaginations as well as represent a strong message of conservation. All learnt through play. And we've found adults are enchanted by our minitatuers just as much as children are. Whether it be in the garden, as a visual escape from the day to day norm, or collecting the beautiful figurines of the much loved Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies who's paintings and poems we all grew up with.
 
 
 

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Thursday, May 21 2015
When creating an inviting place in the garden for the fairies, you may wish to include a fairy home just incase the fairies would like to take up residence or have a holiday home in the human realm. We stock a range of houses in various sizes and styles, or you can make use of the natural elements in your yard. Add a door and accessories to a tree, an old tree stump or a cut log then plant a garden around it and watch the fairies weave their magic around their new home. 
 
Here are some of our favourites for your inspiration:
 
If you don't have a large tree or a stump in your yard, you could try carving a door into a log to position anywhere in your garden. I love the simplicity of these and they are easily acheivable for anyone with a little patience and a spare afternoon or two. 
 
      
               source: unknown (via pinterest); source: My Little Fairy Garden
 
 
This set up by farmhouse 38 is basic - just a door, mushrooms and a path - yet it's completely charming. Here are the before and after photos.
 
 
 
For this garden, a friend was removing a hollow tree from their property and Marie and her husband could see its potential for more than just firewood. They positioned the cut logs together to create this log 'villiage'. The photos show the progress of one of those log homes over 3 years. Inside this hollow log is a secrect fairy door hidden amongst a garden. You can see that with a little time and patience, the growth of the plants (particularly the fern inside the log) now create an enchanting space for the fairies.
 
 
source: Marie Martin via facebook
 
 
source: Flickr.com
 
 
This whimsical home is a stump that has been carved on location. The detail is incredible, including the exposed root that has become a stairway leading into this grand fairy abode.
 
 
 
 
Without a doubt, US site The Magic Onions is one of the best websites for fairy garden inspiration, with their annual fairy gardening competition. If you have a spare afternoon (or three) check it out. These photos show a stump which was styled by the children in this home. The stump was hollow in the top so they were able to put a plant in it, creating a charming a mossy rooftop.
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
    
source: ehow.com
 
I don't think there is anything more charming in a fairy garden than an old tree stump fairy home. They can be as simple or elaberate as you, or your fairies, wish them to be and styled however the surrounding landscape inspires. If you have a tree, a stump or a log that would make the perfect fairy home, we'd love to help you create an enchanting place for your fairies to visit, with our range of miniatures and personalised advice.
 
** Stay tuned (via our newsletter and social pages) for a look at our very own stump village. Work has begun on this wonderful project and we will be sharing the progress as it happens.

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