Cross your toes.
Close your eyes.
And smell a rose.
Then say under your breath:
"I believe in fairies, sure as death."
- Excerpt from 'Lady Cottington's pressed fairy book'
Although I’m normally not a huge fan of garden statues, I do have a few fairies and a fairy house in my garden because … Well … I like fairies. Here’s my favorite: a garden fairy I purchased a few years ago from a gift shop/garden shop in Lexington, MI. The owner digs up and gives a cutting of Lady’s Mantle to anyone who purchases a garden fairy, the legend being that fairies wash up in the morning with the dew that collects on the Lady’s Mantle leaves. She told me that she purchases these garden fairies from an elderly lady in Kentucky who makes them. Isn’t this fairy delightful, and doesn’t she just make you want to smile and throw up your hands in thanks for a beautiful summer day?
You can also find fairies in my etsy shop:
I also have some framed floral collections being guarded by their fairy:
There's more here.
Take a minute to sit quietly in your garden. Can you see the fairies?