During my recent trip to New Hampshire, my granddaughter Madeline (age 9) introduced me to the world of fairy houses. Fairy houses seem to be quite the rage in New England. There is actually an annual Fairy Houses Tour in Portsmouth, NH. This year the tour is September 20-21, 2013.
Madeline showed me the beautiful photographs in her book, Fairy Houses…Everywhere! (The Fairy House Series). Yes, there is a whole series of books on fairy houses by Tracy Kane and Barry Kane!
And she also offered me a tour of the fairy houses she and her little brother Garrison (age 5) made.
I love their use of colored stones and twigs in this fairy house built between tree roots.
Below is a photo of Garrison. He's not so keen on getting his picture taken. But there is a fairy house built in the bank of the little babbling brook that is on their acreage.
My closeup of this fairy house was blurry, but Madeline used acorns, seeds, flowers and rocks to make a fairy "store." (You can see the acorns under her left elbow.)
What fun to see the grandkids using their creativity as they hunt for natural objects –acorns, leaves, stones, twigs – and turn them into magical fairy houses!