Friday, May 30, 2008

Flower Fairy Party

Well, this was a first. Although I had been to a Tea in my neighbor Nancy's barn before, I had never been to a Fairy Flower party. For the Tea we had been required to wear a hat, but today we were asked to wear flowers. I added a lei of flowers around my head to meet the dress code, hoping I wouldn't run into anyone as I made my way down the country road to Nancy's log home and barn.

I knew it would be delightful. Invited guests included neighbors, family, and some very dear old friends who had traveled quite a distance to attend.
Nancy designs beautiful gardens, is an animal lover, a fellow-horse lady, and a creative soul with a vivid imagination! She is also the best dog-sitter you could ever find, with folks coming from hours away to let their dogs 'vacation' in her home, our Black Lab, Zeus, being one of the lucky overnight guests.
Today, Nancy and Lary redecorated their barn to provide a Fairy Flower setting, with bales of hay covered with fabric and little vignettes of plants, fairies, flowers, rabbits, and live cats and Corgies to set the mood.

It was magical! The morning had been filled with heavy rainstorms, which made the sun and blue sky all the more welcome this afternoon!

One of the rooms in the barn is a mini-kitchen, beautifully decorated with wonderful antiques and little vignettes of her interesting collections.
We began with a toast of champagne to another dear horse lady we lost this past winter. I forgot to mention that Nancy is also a wonderful cook and baker, with attention to all the details of presentation.
A tour of her Fairy Garden and a take-home potted Impatient sent us happily on our way home. Thank you, Nancy! It was an afternoon that I will always treasure. May the fairies continue to entertain all of us!

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