Saturday, May 26, 2012

What A Fairy Nice Garden You Have There!

Well, I know I was going to
show you my small deck
off the dining room today.
Sorry....Not happening!

No, indeedy,
We have fairies to take care
of today.
Here's a sneak peek..
Before I show you
the whole thing I want to show
you what we started with.

I picked the girls up at school
and we made a trip to 
a local nursery.
We found several sweet little plants.
We filled the old wheelbarrow
with my special secret
potting mix.
And then commenced to
smooth the soil.
We found an abandoned
cookie jar fairy house.
We painted it and you will
see it in its glory later.
We built a path to the door
of the fairy house.
And added a water feature.
We added a little picket fence
and a bird sanctuary.
Our rain barrel is supporting
some small tools.
The path is in...
and the bench is ready for sitting-
Whoops- except for the dirty
seat!  Guess the fairies 
will brush that off tomorrow.
And..then we wheeled our fairy
garden close to the playhouse
because we are pretty sure
that is where the real
fairies all live.
We had a little cat in our
fairy garden until Lulu
informed me that fairies
We removed him immediately.

We are hoping that we will
attract some fairies that
will grant us all our special wishes.
And what are we wishing for
you ask~
We are wishing that the
pumpkins we planted below the
fairy garden will grow.
Someone has promised
to take very good care of them.
Gotta love a girl that likes
to water!
I am hoping the pumpkin fairy
doesn't have to go buy
pumpkins this Fall to stick in the
garden to make
come true-
if you get my drift~
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Japolina said...

What a magical day with Grandma! How fun!

Patty Patterson said...

That is sooo cute! Grace would love to make a little fairy garden. I just have no idea where to put it.

Anonymous said...

What a perfectly darling fairy garden! You have such good imagination to have come up with this wee beauty!! I know your grand-girls loved helping you design it and will remember it a long time!! Great idea, Grandma!
Thanks for sharing with us today.
Have a great holiday weekend..
Francy (aka asmin Smith)

Susie said...

Diana, What a wonderful thing to do with your granddaughters. I will have Emma over soon. We are planning to make a garden also. She has 3 more days of school this year. I know you have a good helper in sweetcheeks. It's fun to see children want to plant things.xo,Susie

Tete said...

That looks like a fun thing to do with the girls. Looks like you all had fun doing that and its so cute. I will try that when I get grands.
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Meta said...

Very nicely done. Just found your blog. Love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, they did a great job on the fairy garden. I hope you get lots of fairies granting all your wishes so you don't have to buy those pumpkins.

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful experience to share with your beautiful Grand daughters.You have the best imagination and your grandchildren reap the benefits from it.Thankyou so much for being there for me , I'm so glad I gave blogging another shot, I have you to thank for that.You are a wonderful friend,

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh, Diana, I did get a kick out of it...I just loved it. They will always remember this! You are very
clever to have thought of making a fairy garden. Now I better go out there and start one to protect my cucumbers from the condo board!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Flora Doora

The Decorative Dreamer said...

What a wonderful idea. I bet your grands just loved creating that with you. You are making such great memories with them. It is adorable!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just adorable Diana~
I just looked at Mona's too, and now I think I need me a fairy garden~
And what a great project for you and those sweet and adorable grand-daughters to share!

Julie Marie said...

Ooooh Diana!... this is just the sweetest little fairy garden I have ever seen!... all my little flower~fairies will head for Wisconsin now to live in the little fairy house and those little stars at their entryway are so cute!... your real live flower~fairies are just precious and I can just imagine how much fun they had making that... everything about it is just so enchanting!... I especially love the little bird sanctuary... thank you for sharing this special spot... and I do believe I just saw a little flower~fairy beneath the sweet alyssum... she was sprinkling fairy dust on your pumpkin patch so it will flourish... xoxo Julie Marie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how fun, looks like the girls are having such a great time and they are so creative. Love their garden. They did a fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh how fun! IS that not adorable, and the girls..oh the fun you must of had!

Lucille said...

Dear Diana, you are such a fantastic, dear grandmother. Those girls must adore you. That little fairy garden is just so cute! What imagination you have. Now, I'm getting motivated. I have a huge pot on my balcony. I think it would be fun to try to make a fairy garden in it. It's been there for so many years and I've hardly ever used it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

A perfect way to spend the day together! Sweet memories for you and for them!

Anonymous said...

What a terrific project to do with your granddaughters! I'm going to steal that idea for mine.

Lynne said...

You are my grandma mentor, Sweet D!
Last night we sat with Holland. (Friday night is pizza/party night at our place.) Holland and I had our own little pizza. When her parents came to pick her up, I made her a little doggie bag with a couple tiny slices.
She clutched it all the way to the car. It was so cute.

I love your sweet dollies and their precious rolling fairy land!

Ricki Treleaven said...

How. AH-dorable! So cute! I have always wanted to make one of these. And I think that the water feature is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen in a fairy garden.

Nellie said...

What fun! Yes, I understand what you mean about that "maybe" trip to the produce stand to help trim that pumpkin patch.:) We haven't had a lot of luck with pumpkins here, but we haven't tried every year, either. Our best luck came one year with a volunteer from the compost.:)

momto8 said...

how fun! you are blessed to have such creative help!

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

I giggled when I read this because if I tried to make a "Fairy Garden" with the boys, it'd end up a race track and the little town would be demolished. The Fairy Garden will have to be place on my bucket list! Your little ones are adorable! You're such a good Nana!

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Have an awesome weekend.

LOVE Maria at

NanaNor's said...

Diana, How darling; alot of gals are making fairy gardens and until I saw yours, I really wasn't interested.
Now, I may have to reconsider.
Have a spectacular weekend.
Hugs & Love, Noreen

Gina said...

How stinkin' sweet! I have been saying for the past 2 weeks that I want a fairy garden. I think I want to be one of your grandchildren, just for a few days, ok?

Sweet Tea said...

That is wonderful and FUN - something the girls will ALWAYS remember...Come visit my BLOG today, it's about YOU!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH NO! Do NOT tell Sweet Cheeks that a little gold kitty is coming to live in the Fairy garden. I've made her a bed in the flower pot of nice moss. I mean, I wish someone had spoken up...
Well, I guess the Fairies..say..where are your Fairies.
I am off to send an email to you.. :)
I want a tiny dresser like yours.. :) Soooo cute..keep thinking of it and that is usually what gets me in trouble.
Keep us updated as you make changes...ok?

Suzanne said...

My sweet friend Diana,
What a blessing you are! Reading your blog just makes me want to be you! Better mom and someday grandma:). What a beautiful soul you are and your grabdbabies are ao blessed:). Thank you for the post...your fairy garden is adorable:)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You are the best of grandmothers! I adore this idea of making a fairy garden for your girls. How could you NOT remember that fairies don't like cats? :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a cute little fairy garden. I have seen several of these on blogs lately and just love them. Very good idea with the cookie jar turned fairy house. Love it Diana.


jessica said...

What an adorabella little garden!!! Hope your pumpkins thrive :)

Have a great holiday weekend!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

You girls did the best job and the fairy garden came out just perfect!

Stacy said...

What a cute fairy garden. I've been seeing a lot of these lately and thinking about giving it a try. I love your idea of putting it in the wheelbarrow.

Pam Kessler said...

How fun! I like the idea of the cookie jar house. Wonder if the fairies will hide little treats in there for the grandkids?

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I so get your drift!

My dealings with the Tooth Fairy didn't always go as planned either!


You are the Best Grandma! LOVE your fairy house! Mine is dying :( so it may become a rock fairy garden. Your Grandgirls are so sweet!

time worn interiors said...

How cute is that! And the fact you did it with the sweet grand babies makes it even better. Looks like they are very creative!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Fairy gardens are the best...and I love the little fairies that are helping you! Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

Janet said...

What wonderful memories for you and the girls. :)

Great job too everyone. Yayyy it looks great. A place all the fairies will be fighting to live in. :)

I hope your pumpkins grow nice and big. Have you seen the movie called 'Growing the Big One'? Its about pumpkins HUGE pumpkins. Really fun. From Hallmark.

Have a great weekend my friend.

Take care, Janet W

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I want to make one of these fairy gardens with my grands sooooo much! I just need to gather up some cute things. I love your waterfall and the picket fence.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So sweet Diana! They did a great job on that fairy garden and I hope all their wishes come true!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

So cute Diana! I can see that the girls are having so much fun. Love all of the fun details! Guess what I made yesterday? A gnome village. Just a small one to go out on my front porch. I figure if the fairies have their own little spot I best make a home for the gnomes. lol!
p.s. sure hope it works magic on those pumpkins!

Ruth Kelly said...

What fun - teaching your granddaughters to garden and enjoy making little gardens. Maybe I would be a gardening fan if my grandmother had done that. She just had me and my brother weed the veggie garden.

Cindy Adkins said...

That is SO sweet! What a wonderful Nana you are, Diana!
Hugs, Cindy

Daniella said...

Awesome Diana!
I'm sure your Fairy garden will attract many fairies!
As for the pumpkins????

Sandra said...

Coming over from Sweet Tea :)

Love the fairy garden, I used to make them with my kids when they were younger, makes me want to make one just for myself lol

Debi WeeFaerie said...

It is a lovely fairy garden! I hope you get some inhabitants and they help your pumpkins grow! They will be perfect for Halloween :)

Heaven's Walk said...

What an adorable idea for the girls, Diana! They looked like they had such a great time creating that little garden. :) You are such a good gramma..... ♥

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

Such a delightful fairy garden and cute photos. I just loved this post!

Janet said...

Ok, I just figured it out. Well, a few minutes ago.

I have been wondering why, when I get up in the morning there are still dishes in the sink. This has been going on for quite a while.

NOW I know and the girls are luring my dish fairies away.
And calling them garden fairies. :(

Bad Bad Nana. Shame on you. lol

Please send a few of those nice little fairies back. I really need their help in my kitchen.

Thank you very much. :)
See ya, Janet W

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Can not tell you honey how much I enjoyed my visit with you tonight. Love the pictures of your sweethearts and the fairy garden is just too cute.
I hope those pumpkins do grow for you darling but if not thank goodness for grandma's
You have inspired me to do a fairy garden. Have been wanting to for a long time.

Holly said...

Oh Diana, I am inspired! I love this! I am thinking that I am going to have to do something like that now. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Maureen Wyatt said...

A perfect day with the granddaughters! My fairy garden is stuck in the starting stage. sigh I guess that's where it will be until I get everything else under control. I had better send my fairies to your house! ~ Maureen


Your grand girls are adorable and such garden fairys!! Your garden is coming out lovely, such pretty blooms and you sure have a green thumb lovely lady. The fairy garden is wonderful! Enjoy your Sunday in such lovely company. Lots of hugs,

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh yes, very sweet!

Sue said...

This is just such a sweet and amazing project that you and the girlies accomplished! I am going to head upstairs and get my fairy garden stuff right NOW! I've been saying I was going to put it together this year, but have been procrastinating. You have inspired me! Have a wonderful holiday weekend. :-)
hugs, Sue

Little Miss Maggie said...

Super cute, Diana. I love your fairy garden. I hope your pumpkins grow too.

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Diana, this is so wonderful! The girls will never forget this experience! So, so pretty!!! You just have the best ideas! I am sorry I am so late commenting. My life has been so crazy in the last few days. No time for anything! I hope you are having a grand Memorial Day weekend!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How cute! The girls did a great job!

custom sheds said...

I really like the kid's miniature garden. It is so pretty. Nice share.

Donna said...

Hi Diana!

How adorable! I have 'Pinned' several Fairy Gardens so when the kids come for a visit this summer we make our little 'Fairy Summit' too. This is adorable! Sweet Cheeks reminds me so much of Wee One. Always helping, attached at the hip. Gotta love these little girls!!

They did such a great job!

Blessings to you, the girls and your Garden Fairies!


LANA said...

Making the garden in the wheelbarrow looks like so much fun. I look forward (next year) to doing something similar with my grandson!

Gypsy Heart said...

Totally adorable! They are going to be watching and waiting...waiting and watching. :-)


Musings from Kim K. said...

Everybody is doing it! 3 of my favorite blogs have fairy gardens featured on them. That's it. I'm definitely doing this with the girls. They need a fairy garden near their tree house. What a fabulous activity to do with your granddaughters.

Lynn Wood said...

This is such a sweet post! I'm sure you will have fairies living there in no time!

Annesphamily said...

I love this! What beautiful girls you hve to help with the fairy garden!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Well this is just wonderful! I'm so doing this come summer! Surely summer is coming!