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Welcome to My Garden

Welcome to Carol’s Faerie Gardens, the place where—just for a little while—one can enter the tiny world of faeries and enchanted miniature gardens.

Zen Gardens

It has been (quite) awhile since I posted to this site. We have just been busy. Now that the contractors are done (yea!!), I can begin to repair the damage to our faerie garden under the trees. However, since it is raining today, I finally have a chance to put...

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Amazing Playhouse Deck

The last part of the playhouse project, that I want to show now, is the deck complete with garage. Doesn’t every playhouse need a deck?? It was a big project and took awhile to complete. But the upside of that is the kids had something fun to look forward to each time...

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More Amazing Playhouse

In my last blog post I mentioned that we created some neat stairs for our grandchildren’s playhouse. We decided to make them as functional and as colorful as possible. For function, we built cubbies under the stairs for their special treasures. Blue for boys, pink for...

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Amazing Playhouse

It is winter! And cold here. So we aren’t in the gardening mood at the moment. But I would love to share a project with you that we did a few years ago. Our daughter and grandchildren live far enough away that they usually stay overnight when they come. Although we...

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Snowmen Galore!

Happy New Year, Faerie Garden Friends! We are finally done taking down all our Christmas “stuff”. Because it is technically winter for at least another month, I rounded up some snowmen to decorate the mantel, probably until Valentine’s Day. As you can see in the first...

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Because It’s Christmas

Dear friends, I keep saying I am done posting for Christmas—BUT—as I was cleaning off my computer desk top I came across these photos that I had pulled from iphotos. So I thought one more post?? And I promise it really will be a short post. The first photo is so...

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O Christmas Tree(s)

Merry Christmas, Friends! I just have time for one last post before Christmas. I thought I would share some of our trees and how I decorate them. Did I mention that I love decorating?? : ) This tree is our “main” tree in the living room. It is done mostly in glittery...

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Christmas Mantels from Days Gone By

I have unearthed a few photos of Christmas mantels from previous years. The first four photos are of an arrangement I did several years ago, and it is still one of my favorites. I collect Department 56 New England Village pieces and I used some of them in this...

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Merry Christmas Mantel

It is that time again—time to redo our mantel for Christmas. Because it is a celebration of Christ’s birthday, I always use a nativity somewhere in my decorating. This year I used it on our mantel. As usual, I started with a clean slate. Then I tried several different...

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Enchanted Cottage at the Edge of the Woods

This is my last in-house faerie garden for the time being. I am going to concentrate on decorating for Christmas after I finish this post. (You didn’t really think I was going to stop decorating, did you?? : )) This is another of my favorite containers. While the...

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Cozy Cottage

Another day—another faerie garden. As my outdoor faerie garden gets demolished, my indoor faerie gardens take shape. Our contractor (finally) came today. Dave removed all houses, etc. that were in harm’s way (thank you, Hubby) and that little outside garden looks very...

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The General Store

Dear Faerie Garden Friends, Sad admission--I have seriously neglected my indoor faerie gardens over the summer! And they seriously needed revitalization!! I finally had the time yesterday to begin working on them. This one still needs a few accessories, but overall I...

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A Cozy Hearth

Today I decided to decorate our mantel for fall. I love our fireplace!! Since our house did not come with a fireplace, we built our own. A friend who is a designer suggested the overall design to incorporate an antique carved piece that was given to us. It was one of...

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Happy Fall Y’all!

Fall is here, friends. And if you are like me, you want a fall accessory “face lift” for your house. Last year, when we participated in our town’s annual fall festival, I put these little arrangements together to sell in our booth. The adorable little shoe planters...

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Fall Festivities

It is now officially fall!! I haven’t spent any time working in my faerie garden since August! I have to turn my head and ignore it in order to deal. I am ready to plant fall flowers and clean up for winter but—can’t... We are having our front porch replaced, as well...

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Versatile Container Gardens

Today I want to talk more about the versatility of container faerie gardens. I absolutely love it when someone comes to me and asks for a special garden for a special person. In fact, I have included some examples of faerie gardens that were meant for one purpose, and...

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The Options are Endless

In my last blog, I posted photos of a few of my little gardens and told you I would go into more detail about them. Since fall is rapidly approaching (and, after all these HOT summer days, it will be a welcome relief!) I thought I would start with a fall faerie garden...

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Welcome to My Garden

Hello, Faerie Garden Friends. I promised last year to be better at keeping this site updated regarding our faerie gardens and how they are doing. I really did intend to do just that—honest! But some of you know that I broke my ankle a little over a year ago and then...

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