I”m not sure who was more excited, me or my granddaughter.
When she first arrived she spotted her empty Easter basket next to the sofa. Her smile turned upside down. At the bottom of the basket there were twelve note cards with short hints on where to find her surprises. The instructions were to find the items and place them in her basket without unwrapping them.
When she found them and returned to the family room, her basket was heaped with colorful tissue paper. Her upside down frown turned into a full face grin mixed with excited giggles.
The first thing she opened was a mesh bag of pebbles, then a tiny wire table and chair set, a teeny watering can, a tall wire arch, (so even the bigger fairies could fit through) some plastic flowering bushes, a magic door, bird bath, bright flower buttons, a miniature chalk board, some polka-dotted mushrooms, and a clear bag of pink, green, and twisted straw moss.
My husband had spray painted an old medicine cabinet (the box part) glitter gold and I filled it with some potting soil. We left this on the deck. (It was a good thing to build outside and we were lucky enough that the weather cooperated.) My granddaughter put the unwrapped items back into the basket and we went outside to watch her build her fairy garden.
Now all we have to do is wait for the fairies to show up.
I began picking up these tiny things when I saw them on sale last summer. I had no idea when or how I was going to present them to her. Then when people began sharing their egg hiding stories, I thought, Easter and spring would be a perfect time to start a fairy garden.
Are there any good fairy picture books out there that anyone can recommend? Or any other fairy garden stories that you have? I would love hear them.