Enchanted Fairy Garden: Fairy Pumpkin House

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Since the days of Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, the harvest has held a special place in fairy tales. Thumbelina emerged from the flower of a barleycorn. Rapunzel was named for the lettuce her father stole from the witch’s garden. And, of course, a pumpkin carriage delivered Cinderella to the ball.

Now our fairy pumpkin house holds something equally precious, a fairy.

More than a shelter from the chill, this dwelling offers a darling hideaway for sprites and elves to watch the seasons change while the garden sleeps.

To create one for your own front stoop, you’ll need: a medium-large gourd, spoon, carving knife, bowl, towel, marker, tea light, lighter, and fairy windows.

Begin by carving a small square on the backside large enough to clean out the pulp and seeds. Once the inside is clean, trace the outline of the fairy window on the front with a marker. From there you will need to carve out the shape of the window and insert the window frame into place. The hard work is done!

Merely add a candle, light, and enjoy!

What finishing touch would you add to this fairy home? 

Enchanted Fairy Garden: Fairy Pumpkin Patch

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It arrives in a subtle rustling of the wind. . . The magic of autumn. 

This season embrace fantasy with a fairy or two hidden in your home decor. Our gothic terrarium lends itself as a subtle showpiece. Filled with Spanish moss, faux fall florals, and miniature gourds, the ambience is complete.

All that’s needed is the Sleeping Sprites Pumpkin and Gourd Fairy.

Display on your kitchen island, coffee table, or desk. Enjoy the delight of family and friends when they recognize the precious characters who rest inside.

Where will you house your flower fairies this fall?

Enchanted Fairy Gardens: Midsummer Night Fairy Garden

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Nights are made forever young with fairies nearby.

A flickering glow reflects off silvery wings, casting faint shadows. Dangling prisms seem to hold the same enchantment of dreamcatchers. Furthermore, airy moss abates the pointed lace trim for an utter ethereal piece.

Read on for secrets to creating your own luminary hanging fairy garden.

Victorian Trading Co.’s Guide To Hosting A Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Will you be watching?

Come Saturday, May 19th, Prince Harry will take a wife. The highly anticipated nuptials will be broadcast for hopeless romantics around the world. And will perhaps be the most-watched royal wedding yet.

One can turn the channel to a number of networks that will be airing live coverage. Harper’s Bazaar lists The Today Show (NBC), PBS, and BBC America among others.

St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, UK, will see the couple married at noon. A few time zones will issue a much earlier hour: New York (ET) 7 a.m., Chicago (CT) 6 a.m., Denver (MT) 5 a.m., Los Angeles (PT) 4 a.m., and Honolulu (HAST) 1 a.m.

Cherish the televised event with friends — spotting the unique hats of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie or dabbing tears during the exchange of vows. Hosting a royal wedding viewing party is a perfect way to commemorate the joyous occasion.

All you need to do is. . .

Enchanted Garden: Gnome Hollow

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Legend tells that garden gnomes were the protectors of hidden fortune.

As that may be, we are of the mind that the gnomes are the true treasure. They must be. Ever-watchful and laboring, our bearded trio takes the much-deserved position as guardians.

With such dedication, it only seems natural that they should be rewarded. This is why a hollowed home has been designed solely for them.

Should you wish to bestow such a gift to your own, follow the steps to recreate this scene.