Thursday, May 29, 2014


many years ago, two young Victorian girls, while on holiday at the seashore, made a discovery that would change the course of history.

While wandering the dunes they happened upon a colony of tiny winged creatures adorned with seashells and sea glass. 
 They returned as the sun went behind the clouds and caught sight of them frolicking across the sand, leaving a trail of shining stars behind them.

In the morning, just before their holiday was coming to an end,
 the girls stole away once more and gathered the tiny beings up in a blanket and stowed them away in their satchel.

Once the long journey home to the mountains was over,
 the girls released their tiny treasures into the sanctuary of the Cottage garden.

As another day dawned the girls were excited to see how the little residents had settled into their new home. 
 The fairies had spent many years at the side of the sea and coming to the mountains would be quite an adventure for them.  

The garden appeared empty and many days passed before the girls caught a glimpse of the small creatures. 
 But, little by little, there were signs.

First they noticed a fairy ring
 so they knew that the fairies were once again dancing...

   ...and little doorways...

    ...were spotted among tree roots and rocks.

Finally, there appeared a small blue wheelbarrow 
and the beginnings of a community garden...

...a place where a much needed rest could be taken after an evening of chasing moonbeams
 and placing wishes on stars.

The fairies did survive
 and now if you get a rare chance to see one, they will be clothed in tree leaves with acorn shells for hats.  
They have adapted to the mountain lifestyle.

So once again the little ones roam freely at dusk, trailing bright strings of stars in their wake...

...and even though you must tread lightly while enjoying the garden at night
 and all large creatures with sharp teeth and big eyes must be kept at bay, 
the fairies are finally home and...






The End

Sharing fairy tales with:

Sweet and Simple Fridays at Rooted In Thyme

Feathered Nest Fridays at French Country Cottage

And wishing our dear Tami the happiest of birthdays today.



  1. Thank you Judy for that cute story:):) I love all your pretty things in the garden and the fairy garden is so sweet. Is that your cat? xoxo,Susie

  2. What a sweet story of the fairies coming to live in your beautiful gardens. I really enjoyed it and seeing the beauty there. Have a lovely weekend Judy.

  3. Oh Judy, I loved the story. Your garden looks so pretty and romantic. Looks like the kitty wants to see the fairies too.
    Great post - thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Such a a sweet story - and such lovely photos. I was wondering when the sparkles would appear. This would make a darling children's book. I read it three times - enjoying it more each time.

  5. Smiles so brightly :) Love your story in fact, I was shopping yesterday seeking to bring home a hand full of little fairies but was unable to spot even one! I suppose I was looking in the wrong sea (store). Maybe when I drive through Placerville in July on my way to Bodega Bay and San Fran I will find a few special little fairies to come home to the desert with me. Or then again, maybe fairies don't like the desert!!!

  6. Wonderful Judy! You tell a story in such a lovely way. And I do believe we all have fairies in our gardens. We just need to notice the signs!

  7. Hi Judy!
    Now you knew I would love that fairy garden, didn't you! All those cute mini's! Love that arbor too!
    As much as I love mini's I have not gotten into the fairy garden or gnome garden thing yet but I do so enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing with that. Thanks for sharing the cute story with us.
    Have a great weekend,

  8. Judy,
    Love this story and the fairy garden is too adorable. Love it. Have a wonderful week end.

  9. charming post, judy! happy weekend!

  10. What a cute post Judy. Your pictures are just beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    XO Barbara

  11. Oh dear Judy, How I love this post.
    Indeed the fairies are enjoying your garden. They have made such wonderful little doors and places where they can rest during the day.
    Your house is twinkling with fairy love.

    Wishing your Tammi a very happy birthday..
    val xxx

  12. Such a sweet and creative post, Judy! I love all the thought and whimsy you put into the post.
    Especially the little wheel barrow garden.

  13. Great photos and very sweet post, Judy!
    Thank you for the visit,
    Mary Alice

  14. awwwwwwwwwwwww that was so sweet!!! you have a pretty little fairy garden!!

  15. What a beautiful fairy story and so well suited to your pretty garden,

  16. Hi Judy,

    Very pretty fairy garden, thank you for sharing and I enjoyed your story.
    Hugs, Lynnie

  17. What a charming post, Judy! I love your pictures and your sweet fairy garden. :) Your darling cottage looks straight out of a fairy tale, my friend.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


    Denise at Forest Manor


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