The Little Fairy House
April 30, 2015
So I broke down and purchased the little fairy house from our local garden store, Showplace Garden Center in Northern Kentucky. Is this one of the cutest things or what? No, I have not abandoned my plans to make one of these out of hypertufa, and another of pebbles, like the Fairy Garden Lady, makes. In the meantime, however, the grandkids will be able to enjoy this one. There is so much to do in the garden right now and I am in the middle of projects, yes plural, going on in the house at the same time.
Last year we were working on the deck, which had two sets of stairs, one long on the left, which led to the patio, and one short on the right leading to the sidewalk and the front yard. Dave had completely taken down the stairs and had planned to rebuild it. The treads were in bad shape. While he was working, I took some iced tea down to him and I sat down on the lawn chair. It dawned on me that the view of the woods in the back was not blocked by the stairs. Wow! I was liking this so much more!
So I asked Dave if it was really necessary to put the stairs back at all. I told him to come, sit down and take a look at the view.
At first, he was intent on putting the stairs back, but then he began to soften. After pointing out that the view was so much better and there was so much more space on the patio, he finally caved! But the big thing is that the stairs no longer cover up the area where we planned to put the fairy houses. The area is more open now and much more kid friendly.
The little fairy house has been nestled right there on the edge of the deck next to the fish pond. Yes, I realize they might reposition it, but that is okay, too. Hopefully, Sophia, Aidan, and I can create at least two more to make a little village. Dave saved some pea gravel from a project he was working on in the backyard. Sophia and Aidan can make paths with the little pebbles.
Today I pick the kids up after school. They have not seen the fairy house yet and have no idea that I bought one. After they get their homework done, we will take them down to see their new fairy house. Hopefully, a surprise is an incentive for Sophia to stay on task and get her homework done quickly!
Aidan has said his house will be a gnome house, not a fairy house. We may have to make another very quickly to please both of them! The next time they get to spend the entire day with us, Sophia and I will start the pebble house. I am sure we can personalize it to her liking. She is very creative. We probably should call this one the little gnome home for Aidan. Sophia can then have the little fairy house we can make a little more feminine!