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


Bird Feeder

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Decor, Home & Garden, NY Cupcake | No Comments »

DH and I saw two cardinals in the backyard on Saturday. I had birdseed for them and realized I needed a better bird feeder. I have a feeder especially for the hummingbirds, which I already set up last weekend. Haven’t seen any hummingbirds yet =( *bummer*. I ordered a really cute bird feeder today from Amazon. I can’t wait until it arrives! It is a pretty colonial design (can be hung or put on a post) and it cost $25, which I thought was fairly reasonable for its craftsmanship and size. The reviews I read gave it all thumbs up. I would be really pleased if it were also crow-proof but we’ll have to see. I hope this year I will see blue jays again like I did last summer. They are my favorite birds.

*Photocredit: Amazon.com