Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A fairy's tea party

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.

~Author unknown
I thought I'd start my return to normal posting by sharing this year's fairy garden!  I've made some changes from last year's version (which you can see here if you are interested).

Flittering among the leaves
and dancing past blooms,
laughter like wind chimes
on the breeze,
yet never seen. 
But brew a pot of fragrant tea,
and a garden fairy
may join you for a cup.
There is an extra chair if you would like to have a seat?
A couple of frog princes have already arrived.  One can always hope!
Maybe a treat too?
(I'll share the recipe for these Neapolitan cupcakes later this week)

Come away oh human child,
To the waters and the wild,
With a fairy hand in hand
For the world's more full of weeping, than you can understand.
~Yeats, "The Stolen Child"
I'm sharing this post on the tea parties below:
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea 
Rose Chintz Cottage's Tea Time Tuesday


  1. Really sweet and creative fairy garden! It's the perfect spot for reading with a cup of tea. I read your first post on your trip to Paris and this weekend I look forward to reading the rest in one sitting. I've been wanting to go to Paris for a while and now I can travel there vicariously through your blog. Merci!

  2. Carrie, I love a fairy garden and yours is very cute! Love the poetry too. We are about fifteen minutes from the beach that we usually go to. As you know being on an island affords us beaches anywhere we want to go here. It's a fantastic place to live in the summertime if you're a beach person like myself. Thank you for joining me for tea this week and Happy June!


  3. How precious!! My 11 yr old daughter has been wanting to create a fairy garden this summer. Now that school is out this is on our bucket list - great idea to make it into a bit of a tea party too! CUTE!

  4. Oh Carrie, I adore your fairy garden! I have one, also, but I need to fill it in with some plants. I'm off now to read about your trip....

  5. Sweet little faerie garden! I love Yeats.

  6. Your fairy garden is so cute! It is such a wonderful addition to a cottage garden...especially a fairy tea party! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  7. This is just too cut...I'm just now completing my little fairy garden..They just seem to make the surroundings magical especially with Yeats... Thank You for sharing the whimsy...Hugs


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