Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday's finds

Much to my surprise and delight, I discovered that I'm not alone in my love of fairies. So even though I will be posting other "finds" on future Fridays, hosted by Colleen at The Crazy Eight site, I thought they deserved at least one more week in the limelight.

(Ahem, I have enough stuff to do another 12 weeks or more but I won't. Maybe I'll drop a little fairy dust in once in awhile - just to keep the magic alive.)

So today, all you fairy lovers,
I give you
the author and artist of the "Flower Fairy".
Cicely Mary Barker

Here....pull up a wee chair and have a spot of tea. This little flower fairy tea set is no more than an inch high, so, mind you don't spill.

Comfy?....'k, so here are a few of my favorite fairy flower books.



Are you as crazy about little boxed collections of books as I am?



I can get lost in almost every page or painting.

Of course, for the background details of all things "flower fairy" and
the life of Cicely Mary Barker,

below is the ultimate reference book on every fairy and flower she invented discovered.


So, thanks for joining me today.
I always enjoy your sweet comments - they never fail to put a smile on my face.

...and a fairy happy friday to everyone!

15 comments:

She Writes said...

I love those types of fairies. They remind me of a 1920 style fairy!

Buckeroomama said...

These were magical, Wanda! :)

I think I would prefer that Z gets into fairies than into Barbie or the Disney princesses.

Leslie said...

gorgeous!

Gail said...

So lovely Wanda. The little boxed collections of the books are darling... I adore the tiny little tea set. Maybe because I love tea!

Happy Friday, I joined in with Friday's Finds on my blog too.

:) Gail

Colleen said...

well you know that "I" love fairies...considering their all over my daughter's walls..poor girl, even if she didn't like them, their on the wall LOL thank goodness she loves them too!!!
I love little boxed books..these books are gorgeous!!! My Addison loves to look through fairy books...wondering if these books are still available??
Did you check out Gails doll site??? I am ordering my girls the fairy dolls...too stinkin adorable!!!
Thanks for playing with me today!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful boxed collection of books!!! The fairies look so magical...... and I LOVE the tea set.....it is so vintage looking....really gorgeous!!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend:)

xo,

Lisa

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Hi Wanda. Your blog is full of beauty and you all look gorgeous. If you like travelling I invite you to my travelling blog which is in English and in Greek. Warm regards. Philip. Travelling

Lisa said...

Oh you just did it again! :) Simply wonderful and simply enchanting!

Thank you for letting us peek at your treasures each week. I adore the fairies AND collect tea sets of all sizes...the one featured is gorgeous and sooooo dainty!

Sending fairy dust wishes for a magical weekend your way my friend!

Love Letters To China said...

Wanda... Those books would put a smile on any girls face. And that tea set is ever so cute.

Thank you for sharing. Happy weekend to you!

Dita said...

Love these!

I was always enchanted by fairies.

Can I come over and have a little tea with you and your fairy tea set? I promise to be fairy, fairy careful!

Happy Friday, My Dear......
xoxoxo
Dita

Wanda said...

Dearest Dita,

My kettle is on.
:)

jenbusymom said...

I just love the tea set, so cute!

Shelly and Family said...

What a great Friday find! Our daughter Annabelle just loves fairies ~ especially that sassy Tinkerbell!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend!!!!

Briana's Mom said...

Fairy-licious! :)

If you love fairies, then you would love this birthday party Briana went to last year...

Here is the blog post -
http://waitingforbriana.blogspot.com/2009/04/do-you-believe-in-pixies.html

Indianalori said...

Fairies, boxed book sets, AND tiny tea sets?! Oh gracious, I love having daughters. When the weather breaks, we will once again be outside, making fairy houses! For now, it's endless winter tea parties...