When the fairies need to sit for a bit they either lounge around on the lawn by the clothes line, or they sit on this little vine twig chair. I found this little chair and clay pillow at The Secret Garden in Elk Grove.
Here's a view of this corner... there's actually a lot going on here. This tiny path was created from chips off of my own garden path, and the wire edging is from my favorite garden center of all time, Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery. I.love.that.place. If you are ever in the Sacramento area, take the opportunity to go there. I always leave there feeling inspired.
This photo has a great variety of textures in it... the rocks, the three different types of foliage, and the metal pieces. It's so fun to place cute little accessories around the garden. I think little details add so much charm and character to these little gardens.
I love this sweet little birdbath. When I water the garden each morning, I always try to put some water in it. Yeah, I get excited about little things like that.
From above... so you can really see the layout.
...and nighttime! I love these little lights I bought last year from QVC. They're battery operated and have a built-in timer. The lights are each the size of a piece of rice, and they're strung on a fine wire... perfect for the fairy garden. I wouldn't have thought to put these lights in my fairy garden if it weren't for the inspiration from my friend, Lisa. As far as I've seen, her garden is the only one with lights. Placing lights in a fairy garden is such a brilliant idea!
I love to see the fairy garden aglow in the evenings... it makes me so happy. I find myself peeking through the window and going out to see it each night. (Just another photo of the fairy garden party--prior to being crashed by the gnomes.)