Hello my lovely friends.  Have you seen the latest decorative type craziness around your neck of the woods yet?  That which is called "Fairy Gardens".



I walked into my local Jeffery Alans (a local decorating/garden/hobby type store that is a step-up from Hob Lob) and found this huge display of Fairy Garden paraphernalia.  I was totally confused at first.  I though it was like some upscale outdoor Barbie furniture type stuff.  And I'm thinking "what in the world is Jeffery Alans doing selling Barbie furniture?" but as I got closer, I realized this stuff was for fairies, not some tramp like Barbie (just kidding Barbie lovers). ;)

These fairies are living large.  They have nicer outdoor furniture than I do.  Some even have beautiful gazebos with blingy outdoor chandeliers! (in the cutest, trendiest colors no less!)

If your fairy is too uppity to live in your garden you can make them their own little personal condo in a basket.  The fairy will insist on a blingy river with colorful stepping stones.


Check out their great furniture selection...

Wouldn't you love a super-cute aqua trellis and matching outdoor dining set?!  I would!!

Wishing wells, patios, bridges, hot pink butterfly benches, gazebos with built-in chandeliers, and more!  These fairies should be on Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous! (or MTV Cribs to those of you too young to remember Lifestyles, which I watched as a little kid and really enjoyed!) :)

The fairies have their own selection of live fairy-sized plants to go in their fancy gardens.  These would last about a week at my house thanks to my alter ego, "Captain Black Thumb".

You can even buy a fairy if you think a "real" one won't show up to live in yours.  ($14.99, is that a deal for a garden fairy??)

I felt like the stuff in the picture below was sorta for a tacky-ier looking fairy garden (note the lawn gnome and the ugly dead tree with a "Fairy Garden" sign, if you have to put a sign on it labeling what it is it's probably not a very good fairy garden).


So, have you seen any Fairy Garden stuff around your town?  

What do you think about it?  

I think it could be kind of a cute touch of whimsy to a certain type of flower garden.  Tucked back into some beautiful and colorful flowers.  But you'd really have to have the right flowery setting or it could turn really tacky really fast. I also think it looks like it could turn into an expensive project to have such a fancy garden for a fake fairy. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts... Thumbs up or Thumbs down for the Fairy Garden?

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