Fairy Day is Done...

... And I'm sure we made the fairies sad.



Because we did nothing.  Even our fairy house is a sad neglected mess.  (To be fair, so is our entire backyard.)  Monday, June 24th, we babysat my niece and that night, Mr. B and I saw Old Crow Medicine Show in concert, but apart from some fairy wings - worn very briefly by both daughters - nothing fairyish happened around these parts.




So let's look at a favorite book that we should have looked at on Fairy Day!  (Or Friday, for Midsummer.  But really, any day can be Fairy Day, right?  RIGHT, LITTLE FAIRY CREATURES???? - Nope, I think they hate me now.)

Someone new to this blog, reading this for the first time, probably thinks I'm crazy...  They're probably right...

How to Find Flower Fairies, a beautiful pop-up book,
featuring the art of Cicely Mary Barker.
Warne, 2007.






I love the combination of Cicely Mary Barker's sweet flower fairies and intricate pop-up book design.  Look at the old-fashioned camera pop-up at the end!  (And to see the Greek-language edition of this same book, check out my bloggy friend Georgia's Fairy Day post!)

 I'll have more fairy books to show you this week, as I get to them.  I hope you don't mind my less exacting blog schedule.  We are enjoying our summer!

P.S.  I became an aunt again today!  My sister had her second baby girl this evening.  Everyone is doing well, and we hope to meet the girls' new cousin soon!

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  1. I love pop-up books! This one about fairy is totally gorgeous! Congratulations on your sister's baby!!!

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    1. Thanks! We hope to meet her this afternoon. I love the books this company puts out. We still need Fairyopolis, which is the first book in the Flower Fairies series. :o)

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  2. I just became an aunt again too - my sister's baby was born on Monday, a girl as well!

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  3. Oh happy aunty day! And seriously, are kittens born EVERY DAY at your house? my kid would be over the moon at the unending supply of kittens....love your fairy books! the fairies don't mind what we do and when, I think they are just happy to be loved...:) love your pink flowers!

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    1. It feels like there's an unending supply of kittens. In this case, the mother is one of our original kittens from last fall. She's letting me handle her now, so I hope we can get her fixed after we find home for her three babies. Her brother is also starting to come around, so we'll be able to get him fixed, too. This fairy book is awesome. The sweet peas are growing on the chain link fence belonging to the rental house next door. Big Sis counts down the days until they bloom. Seriously. The day they started blooming, she was running around the house, "The sweet peas are blooming! We have sweet peas!" The girls love to pick them to put in jars EVERYWHERE.

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    2. Our sweetpeas are just starting to bloom too!!!

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  4. well, hey, Im sure the fairies prefer the bramble, right? That's what Im telling myself as they psycho vines keep trying to take over the back of our yard, lol!
    What a sweet little book and what sweet little kitties!! ahh, love kittens! Mine is being a bit of a brat today though ;)
    and congrats on the new baby in the family! how fun!

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    1. Mabel, our "kitten" who will be one sometime in August, is still a brat, too. (Those are her littermate's kittens.)

      Our yard looks sad. So much overgrowth, not to mention stuff spilling out of the shed, because the last time my husband was off with time to organize it, he ran out of time. And toys. Everywhere.

      And thanks! We hope to meet the niece this afternoon!

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  5. I totally agree- any day can be fairy day! I'm sure the fairies understand. Great to see the original edition of the book, love the grass scenery of your pictures- very appropriate, unlike mine.. :0) And congrats on the new baby, that's such happy news!

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    1. My house doesn't get the best natural lighting, and since it was cloudy, I had to go outside to take any decent pictures! We visited the baby this afternoon. She's very sweet and tiny. I have a bunch more books from the library now. More coming soon!!! xoxo

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  6. No momentous Fairy Day fun happened at our house either, sad to say. Perhaps the fairies like it better that way, free to celebrate in their own right without us humans in the way:)
    I love the book you featured:) Going to have to snag a copy for my daughter since she in convinced we have fairies living under the big rock in our front yard. A field guide for finding them would be right up her alley.

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    1. Oh, how sweet! It's such a lovely book. My youngest is finally starting to play along with me again. She went through a rather practical phase last year... My oldest is my extremely logical one, but she has a sentimental side. I can always get her to play with Mom. ;o)

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