Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Welcome to eFairies Blog


Welcome to our new and exciting Fairy Blog.  eFairies will post new and upcoming fairy products, information about fairies, interviews with today's fairy artists, and fairy stories.  Please visit our new and exciting Fairy Blog often, as we will be posting unadvertised specials and free fairy products just for you! We also are excited to post pictures we have received from our customers featuring how they have decorated their homes and gardens, fairy sightings and more!  Do you have a photo you would like to submit?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Magic Fairy Garden Pictures
from Camille, West Virginia

”Here are some pictures of the fairy garden. This has been so much fun! The fairies are wonderful and make me smile every time I look at their sweet faces. I look forward to adding paths, more plants and putting up walls…Thank you for such lovely products. I’m sure I will be ordering more in the future.” Camille

Creating a Fairy Garden

Fairy Gardens:
Inviting fairies into your home and garden can be a great project to undertake by yourself or with children. You can make it as simple or elaborate as you wish. If you have a yard you can start simple by adding a fairy door to the bottom of a tree or collecting items like stones, twigs, small branches, moss and bark and styling them into a small dwelling hidden in a protected place. (For great inspirational ideas check out our books Fairy Houses Everywhere, and Fairy Houses and Beyond by Barry and Tracy Kane in our Books & Videos Department.) You can plant flowers around it to attract the wee folk. Even if you do not have a yard you can create a small garden indoors in a planter using Irish moss and small houseplants. Try adding a small mirror surrounded by pebbles to make a little pond. Check out our fairy garden furniture in our Fairy Garden Furniture & Houses Department to find a wide variety of tables, chairs, benches and much more - all scaled just right to make the wee folk feel right at home.

Fairy Sightings

Fairy Sighting:

“While walking down a forested road one late afternoon, early evening, I kept seeing twinkling lights of different colors. From time to time I would stop and look around but didn’t’ see anyone or any animals. The forested road was quiet and serene as nature was exhaling from the warm summer day and preparing for night. I remembered I had my camera with me, so I took it out of my back pack and as soon as I saw the colored lights twinkle again, I took a picture - and lo-and- behold I captured a picture of a fairy!”.....Carmel, Washington State
Sending Fairy Pictures:
Receiving pictures from our customers really makes our day. Their creativity and enthusiasm and joy are contagious! Have you captured a picture of a fairy? Have you made a fairy garden or decorated your room with fairies? Have you been to a fairy party or gathering? We would love to hear from you and what you would like to say. Just e-mail us your pictures at

2. Fairy Facts:
Fairy lore has been found around the world from every continet dating back hundreds and even thousands of years ago. From Eskimos, to Egypt, from China to Chile, from Africa to Australia, from Native Americans to Europe and of course some of the most famous stories coming from the Irish, English and Scottish lands. The spelling of the name fairy, as you have probably seen, is presented many different ways: Fairy, Fairie, Faery, Fae, Fay, Feerie. But no matter the spelling, all are referring to the marvoulus little magical beings who have been on planet earth a very long time. In overview, our research of fairies indicates that the orgin of the name refers to “little people” or “little folk.” This would mean that the word fairy included fairies, elves, gnomes, pixies, dwarfts, leperchauns, etc. However, today, we use the word to refer to the elusive and mystical beings that mostly have wings, possess magical powers, and are dedicated to the care of nature and Mother Earth.