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!