even more fairy houses 2015

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The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall exhibit is well underway, with many visitors coming to see it daily. I run into people around town, from the supermarket to my Zumba class, who tell me how much they enjoyed seeing the fairy houses. The other day I saw a grandmother come into Highfield, accompanied by a fully outfitted pair — a little girl fairy and a boy with dragon wings.

When I see everyone’s smiling faces, all of the preparation and planning that went into organizing the exhibit seems totally worth it. And then there’s the time and dedication that each builder put into dreaming up and creating their houses! More than one of them admitted having symptoms of fairy fever, lying awake at night, conjuring up how they were going to make their dwelling. See the map with house locations here. This tour isn’t over yet, with even more photos to come in future posts!

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Glendell Towers by Glen and Susan Carliss

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Cordelia Butterdragon’s School for Magical Creatures by Angela Tanner

My fairy house, “Grate Hall” (shown below) has battery powered LED lights, which add a shimmer to the glass and mirrors inside. Read a post about how I made it here.

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Grate Hall by Salley Mavor

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Grate Hall by Salley Mavor

A few house are inside the building, including “Lichen Lookout”, my house from the 2013 fairy house exhibit.

Lichen Lookout by Salley Mavor

Lichen Lookout by Salley Mavor

The houses on display were made by 30 people and are all very different from one another. Their construction of materials include wood, bark, stones, shells and moss.

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Sparrow’s Post by Sheila Payne and Sally Egan

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Glittering Glen #1 by Becky Deptula

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Glittering Glen #2

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Beech Front Cottage by Julie Child

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Beech Front Cottage by Julie Chil

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Le Petit Maison by Ramune Jauniskis

4 thoughts on “even more fairy houses 2015

  1. Oh Salley I am having such a sad depressing day:(
    Then I opened your email and saw your Fairy house and It gave me such a huge needed smile and cheering up 🙂
    Did “I spy” a wire whisk and a crochet lace glove?
    I love it:)
    Salley, I want you to know I find your work inspirational and liberating. It is wonderful to see that I am not “Weird” when I see an everyday object and imagine it could used or made into something totally different than what it was intended for.. be it for Art or Practicality! Like a beautiful walnut shell can be used for a hammock or buttons for dish plates..lol
    Thank you Salley and Rob for such Fantastic Photos and closeups.
    GOD Bless,
    Rebecca

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