Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fairy Tales

Ever since my cousin MLB told me about fairy doors, I've wanted one.  Back then, we were living in a high-rise condo and didn't have a garden or yard, or a tree we could use.  But now we're in a house, with LOTS of trees on our property, and one day last month, M surprised me with my very own fairy door!

He built it out of a tiny display case meant to hold small trinkets (my mother used it for thimbles), and part of a wooden cigar box.


Then he painted it the same color as our own front door, and attached it to the base of one of our live oaks.  I was a little nervous about driving nails into the tree, but M assured me it wouldn't do any damage (small nails, big tree).

See how cute it is, surrounded by other trees. (Click on the image to enlarge and get a better look.)

One morning, just a day or two after we put it in, we woke up to find the little door open!  Maybe a fairy family was moving in?  We haven't noticed any activity since then, but just in case, we've decorated it for the holidays.

I have a strong feeling that more fairy doors are likely to appear around here very soon!


  1. What a wonderful surprise! Love it!

  2. He did a great job on that! I just love it. I have one that is supposedly made for Christmas, but it made out of resin and doesn't have that punch that one has.

    I just love yours!



  3. That is adorable. I want one!

  4. LOVE IT! I can't even see mine anymore as it is hidden by river fern but come spring it will need a bit of sprucing up! Yours is adorable -- good job M! I need to come see it in person.


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