This past October I was asked to attend a fairy themed birthday party my friend was throwing for her two daughters. The invite was a little different as I was not going as a guest but the entertainment. What is a fairy party without a real fairy?! My friend knew I already had the outfit, accessories, glitter and wings ready to go and asked me if I would dress up and add some magic to the party. How could I say no?
Happy National Tree Day! Let’s take a moment to celebrate our native trees and the fact that without them we wouldn’t have our beautiful forests. Also happy first day of Autumn! Trees have been an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I’ve been trying to think back and figure out when I became so fascinated by trees and I always think of my beloved childhood tree an Eastern Cottonwood. That tree and I grew up together and it was the definition of a grand gentle giant. Towering over every tree in the forest with a massive trunk that split into several limbs perfect for climbing and…
120 years ago, Cicely Mary Barker was born June 28, 1895 in Croydon, England. She was an English illustrator who was best known for her Flower Fairies. You may have seen many of her illustrations and highly popular series of children’s books today.
It’s that time of year again when we celebrate a beautiful day dedicated to the fairies! Fairy day is a holiday celebrated all around the world from the imagination of artist Jessica Galbreth. I remember seeing her work back when I first became aware of the Fae and it really inspired me to look more into the world of fairies. Every year I’ve tried to acknowledge this day as a reminder that there’s always time to appreciate the magic in our lives. Celebrate today by looking closely at the magic around you. Those who don’t look for magic will never find it.
It’s spring and it’s time to start planting your Fairy Garden! I’ve compiled a list of the flowers that welcome the fairies and wee folk from my previous fairy garden. These flowers also attract other winged creatures like hummingbirds and butterflies. Pretty soon your garden with feel and smell magical!
The story of how my dog's name was inspired by Fionn MacCool from the Giant's Causeway. Miniature Australian Shepherds are incredibly loyal and intelligent.
Have you ever visited the Giant's Causeway in Norther Ireland? Do you know the legend of the giant Fionn MacCool?
Under the Ivy is a little faerie shop located in England. I discovered the shop online through Etsy and couldn't believe my eyes!