I wanted to be a fairy or a mermaid when I was a kid. I was told that wishing on a falling star before they fade will make your dreams come true. So most nights, when I attend dance rehearsals for Sinulog, I would look up to the sky and scan the horizon for any glow. After years and years of chasing stars, I still haven’t grown a pair of wings nor a floppy long tail. It is a beautiful childhood fantasy long forgotten in the chaotic midst of corporate race and survival. But when I saw the fairies and fairy houses at Michigan Renaissance Faire, I smiled thinking of how silly yet wonderful that dream was. There were over 150 submitted entries for the Fairy House contest at the faire, only three were proclaimed winners via votes. Each fairy house however is a masterpiece, each reminded me of the time when fairies or magic dust is all that matters. It is a beautiful warm feeling of home, of friendship and of childhood.
Nope, I still don’t have my wings nor my tail I have been wishing as a kid but I sure grew a heart over the years. And that should count.
Most say beautiful fairytale house designs, really colorful, nice.
thank you. they are indeed very pretty, I am hoping one day we can join their fairy house contest as well.
I always look forward you article, now I am happy again, cheers !
thank you sydney :) cheers!
Great pictures. Having 3 Grand daughters I have had a lot of experience in making fairy houses. Most of them have been like your first 3 designs. It was great to see the other designs, it opens the mind.
i particularly love this post on fairies, it brings back all the childhood memories (and fantasies) making me feel younger :)
Beautiful photos, I love those fairy houses. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely fairy houses but the wings that woman is wearing are fabulous!
Thank you. I really appreciate the effort and the time these people put into their art. What is most amazing is that these people stay in character for the entire duration of the event. I doubt I can make these fairy houses myself too, my cat would probably eat the whole thing. Haha
Now following your wonderfully enchanting blog. All the best. Kris.
Thank you Chris! :)
This post is so timely! I’m working with my granddaughter to make some little fairy houses out of clay pots, and these photos give us some new ideas. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. It’s great to have you sightseeing with us!
That is exciting! I hope this post helps. I also enjoy reading your adventures. You look like you are always having a great time :)
Love it!!! What a delightful post and I am so honored that you are following my blog. I look forward to reading many more of yours, :) Blessings back,
Thank you Ms. Ellie! Thank you for following my blog as well. :)
How fun! I love the twig houses the most.
Thank you! Twig houses are beautiful and very ingenious! They all did a marvelous job. I don’t think I can make one myself.
Me either although it would be fun to try.
Now I want a fairy house…and a barbie!
Me too! Who knew barbies make a good addition to fairy houses! :)