Sailing into the New Year: Party in the Fairy Garden

I’ve been sprucing up the fairy garden today.  Word has it there will be a party going on.  I cleared away the furniture to make room on the dance floor.  It’s freshly swept and covered with fairy dust.  You haven’t really danced till you’ve danced atop some fairy dust.

Aerial View

Aerial View

I was fresh out of fairy-sized disco balls, so I improvised using a glass bauble from an old flower arrangement.  I squeezed out the last drops of Stickles™ glitter, brushed it on all the surfaces, then rolled it in sparkles for that extra-special glow.  What do you think?  Won’t those fairies have fun!

Please have a seat

Please have a seat

I tucked the table inside the garden yurt, decorated with pink candles (their favorite).  The party theme is “Sailing into the New Year.”  Will you look at that fancy ice sculpture?  It almost looks like…glass.

Candles and Sculpture

Candles and Sculpture

I draped some glittery blue ribbon flown in all the way from Canada to create a small, flowing walkway.  Fairies have wings, but they enjoy slippery ramps as well.  The invitations read: B.Y.O.B. or bring your own bauble, so I’ll be anxious to see what they bring.

Entrance to the Fairy Garden

Entrance to the Fairy Garden. Won’t you please come in?

Blue Ribbon ramp

Blue Ribbon Ramp

As for you, my dear reader, wishing you all things wonderful in the coming year.  Thanks for your love and support, your likes, votes and comments.  I’ve learned so much this year and I’ve had a great time along the way.

Happy New Year!!!

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Birthday Week in the Garden: Blue and Gold

Go Bears!

I’m sprucing up the garden this week.  My husband turned 50 today, so we’re celebrating this weekend with an informal party.  In honor of my Cal fan (Go Bears!!!), I bought a few annuals in yellows and almost blues, emulating his alma mater’s blue and gold.  I’ll plant them in a spare pot near the entryway.

I bought a fabric tablecloth (trying to use less plastic), but I need to make some modifications.  My sewing machine is on standby to bind the edges of the hole I’ll cut to accommodate the umbrella pole.

In my perhaps overly ambitious plans for the week, I bought fabric to sew a new cover for the garden swing.  I mentioned a few months back that my beloved swing was looking a little frayed at the edges.  Nothing like a party to light a fire under my procrastination.  JoAnn’s Fabrics had a 40% off sale on outdoor upholstery fabric so the timing was good.  I love the retro-1950’s style coupled with modern-day efficiency.  The fabric will resist water, mold and other outdoor perils while looking hip.

Pictures to follow.  Time to get busy…