Monday, August 20, 2012
Fantasy Cottages with Fairies
"Peace" in the Kashmiri language, spoken in India
Festival of the Hindu goddess - Dashama
Sabarmati River, India 7/29/12
photo credit: Amit Dave
Today is a fairy-good day!
c. 1909 'Wedding of the Fairies Waltz'
vintage song sheet cover graphics
I have more Fantastic Fairy Cottages to share,
and I always am on the look out for fairies,
so I have a few of those to share today as well!
Can anyone have too many fairies in their lives?
'I don' think so!'
- a memory of Ricky telling Lucy....
Dell Comics cover
"In a utilitarian age,
of all other times,
it is a matter of grave importance
that fairy tales
should be respected."
- Charles Dickens
a C. Rohal miniature, 1 1/4 inches high and the roof opens
Here are some fairies that would like to live in your fairy-tale cottage -
a vintage fairy ballerina
a dragonfly fairy by Purple Moon
coloring page, unknown source
"If I had influence with the good fairy,
who is supposed to preside over
the christening of all children,
I should ask that her gift
to each child in the world
be a sense of wonder
that it would last throughout life."
- Rachel Carson
a cottage in Carmel, California, USA
a house built between two large rocks!
Perhaps this little troll would like to live in that house -
a Scandinavian Knirke
Or perhaps she would like this one better?
The Simon Dale House in Wales
"Happiness lies not
in the mere possession of money;
it lies in the joy of achievement,
in the thrill of creative effort."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, former USA president
Here are some scherenschnitte houses and cottages for you to cut out:
from a Back Street Designs out of print book
another Back Street out of print design
Perhaps we need a country cottage?
red house www.cdn.home-designing.com
These little German paperdolls would love to live in either one!
I found this fantastic paper artist on etsy -
She will take a photo of your house
and translate it into a 3 dimensional version paper house!
Wouldn't these lovely ladies want to live in one of those?
Pride and Prejudice paper dolls Dover books
One last fairy cottage for the day:
Giethoorn, Netherlands cottage
Why not try making a paper doll house today,
that looks like your house?
'Water, Palm and Butterfly'
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired
made from all recycled junk mail