Faery Fanaticism

August 14th, 2013 Posted in Books, curiosities, Decor, Home & Garden | No Comments »

My faery fanaticism began with a book recommendation from my friend, Sylvia.  She suggested none-other-than Signe Pike’s amazing book, Faery Tale.  Following this was Grasslands Road’s fairy homes set, fairy-themed garden decorations, and other great books by Brian Froud.  I will admit several years ago I fell in love with Cicely Mary Barker’s Fairyopolis and How to Find Flower Fairies, which I discovered accidentally during a search on an unrelated topic.  Even as an adult I love pop-up books!  This year I received a beautiful fairy & flower bird feeder/bath for my birthday from my mother-in-law.  I unwrapped it immediately upon its arrival on my doorstep, quickly assembled it,  and placed it straightaway in my perennial garden.  Every morning I see it from my bedroom window and I imagine my garden faeries are pleased with it too.

*Photocredit: Amazon & Grassland Roads

 

Tempted by Crystal Temptations Candies

August 14th, 2013 Posted in Sweet Tooth | No Comments »

I was on line to pay for my snack and drink at Barnes & Nobles when these pretty little pastel candies caught my eye (strategically placed next to the register, might I add).  I’ve never been the biggest fan of non pareils; not that I had ever turned any down either.  These minty goodies taste a bit like After Eights, which I loved for many years.  Great for me since I’ve been crossing chocolate off my list due to its caffeine content.  I really like to keep a small container of them in my purse as after dinner mints.  A week or two later, I was at Michaels Crafts and saw an adorable “milk bottle” filled with tiny fish-shaped hard candies in assorted colors.  I didn’t realize they were made by the same company until I read the label.  My husband said they got me pegged.

*Photocredit: NYCupcake & Crystal Temptations