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.

First prize winner of Fairy House contest at Michigan Renaissance Faire, Fairy House #2 created by Sarah Montgomery.
First prize winner of Fairy House contest at Michigan Renaissance Faire, Fairy House #2 created by Sarah Montgomery.
A purple fairy house at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A purple fairy house at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house made of twigs at MIchigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house made of twigs at MIchigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house made of colored sticks and recycled plastic straws and water bottle at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house made of colored sticks and recycled plastic straws and water bottle at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house with pine cones at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house with pine cones at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
Another fairy house made of twigs at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
Another fairy house made of twigs at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house with floor marbles at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy house with floor marbles at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A rose pink fairy house at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A rose pink fairy house at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
One of the fairy houses at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
One of the fairy houses at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A reminder to be quiet because the fairies are sleeping at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A reminder to be quiet because the fairies are sleeping at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
Fairies working in one of their quarters at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
Fairies working in one of their quarters at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy talking to a hunter at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
A fairy talking to a hunter at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012.
Some fairies and members of the Royal Court having fun at Michigan Renaisance Faire 2012.
Some fairies and members of the Royal Court having fun at Michigan Renaisance Faire 2012.

 

 

 

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