Thursday, October 8, 2009

My enchanted Fairy House

I made this enormous fairy house few years ago and I sold at ebay. The lady that bought from me was emailed me last year and told me that she couldn't keep the house any longer because of some damage that happened when she left the house outside. She was so gracious to send it back to me for repairs. I haven't had the time to repair yet and to set up because it is a large house and I need room to display but looking back at this made me smile. I have a little video that my children did with this faerie house , if I find it, I will add here tonight or tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy the tour and this magical house as much as I do!*grin*

This OOAK faerie house was made entirely from natural sources. The house consists of a thick wooden floor, large driftwood as a support for the second floor; the upstairs floor is a GIGANTIC REAL mushroom that has been properly dried and preserved. The roof is made of individual pine cone shingles. The front of the house was constructed over the same drift wood that supports the second floor and walls. The walls are a mix of meticulously braided twigs, snake skins, tree roots, dried petals, crushed glass, tiny logs, moss, lichens, dried cactus skeletons, and many others. For the door , used an antique jewelry box lid that has a metal design of roses and butterflies. And of course, a snail door knob. Two seashells hold mini lights that light the doorway.

The kitchen and it is probably my favorite. A loofah wall divides this room. There are a few shelves on the wall with sea shell tea pots, acorn bowls, and a sea shell picture. A wooden stove with a pipe is in the corner. And just like the bathroom there is a sea shell sink. A little broom rests in the corner. This room is also lighted the same way.

The bedroom. There you will find a dresser that was made with old barn wood, a little perfume sea shell sits on top of it, and a broken mirror as well. Her bed was rustically made with petals, moss, and sea shells adorning it. In a similar way I made a nightstand next to the bed. There is a wooden chair next to a stairway that leads to a loft. There is a mushroom as a ceiling and a hanging sea shell light.

Next to the bedroom is her bathroom. A cactus leaf serves as the wall. A sea shell sink with tiny snail knobs and a branch as a faucet and a little stone serving as soap all adorn the room. There is a shower with tiny sea shell knobs, rock soaps, and skeleton leaf as a rug. A resting chair sits in the corner with a sea shell light above.

This is the room is the living room. The floors are skeleton leaves, topped with rocks and moss. I used loofah as a dry wall. The table is a real mushroom that was dried and sealed. Two wooden shelves are against the wall holding precious stone enchanted books. There is also a sea shell light fixture.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am speechless. Really. Your work, is magnificent. I just can't tell you how blessed I am to see the quality and quantity of art you produce my dearest. I will talk to you later, Anita

Rattus Scribus said...


Anita showed me your fairy house. Honestly, you're starting to put in awe. How do you so much work so well?

I'm so glad Anita got me into this blogging thing. I have met some incredibly inspiring people like you that have awakened literary spirit in me. Besides my regular blog Rattus Scribus (to which I just posted another entry), Anita inspired me to start another blog to start getting into fantasy stories of my own. It's called Rattus Tales and you can find it here.

I would really appreciate it if you put me in your blog alerts because I would very much value you comments and opinions. Anita will also be sharing her magical view from the land of "Nowhere."



Patricia Cabrera said...

Dearest Anita and Ruben,
You both are spoiling me!*grin*
thank you so much for your ever so kind comments. This house was a labor of love and the love was returned to me when the buyer decided that it belong to my family. This was on very very kind woman and I was always think of her with tenderness.
I made thsi house using a lot of gatherings from our farm. We are blessed to have the Lane's creek all around our property and it is a wonderful thing to walk bear foot and feel the cold water on spring days while the children and I *hunt* for treasures. Much of what you see came from the creek, our woods and pond , so it is special to us.
I will most definetly look at your new blog and I can not wait to read your *fairytales* you and Anita are one of a kind couple and I am so glad to get to know you both!Love, T.

The Dutchess said...

So beautiful..Miss Moussie is asking,please can she stay there for a on a holliday..;)

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