Friday, October 26, 2012

New Faeries For The House Tree

I have shown you my house tree before. My house tree is actually two wonderfully twiggy branches that came down from my side hedge under the weight of heavy snow a few years back now. They had grown up, intertwined and fit together as nice as two puzzle pieces, so that when I set them in plaster in a pretty blue French flower bucket, they look just like one tree. I have been thinking it's time to change the decor. Over the summer a darling flock of chubby pink and white curly birds have been roosting among the branches. (You can see one reflected in the mirror.) But as the days grow colder, I think it will soon be time for them to fly to some warm, far away place for the winter. In their place I am making these cute, sparkly faeries to flit among the branches, two down, ten more to go!

 I am also going to hang these pretty golden ginkgo leaves, I'll cover them in a coat of protective resin first. The first ginkgo leaf came to me at the store the other day, it was such a beautiful sunny morning and I noticed that one had found its way into my cart. When I was leaving, I decided to bring it home with me, it felt like I aught to look up the symbolism. The symbolic meaning attributed to plants, flowers and trees is so interesting. I was pleased to find that the ginkgo leaf represents Love, Peace, Hope and Longevity, nice huh? A good little reminder for me, as it's been a bit nuts around our home lately. It is the time of year for falling leaves, so I went back and picked up a few more for decoration.

I hope you had a wonderful week, be sure to pop over to Fiber Arts Friday and check out all the fabulous, creative folks at the blog hop!

Blessings Friends!


  1. oooh, the curly birds are adorable in the branches. I hope they don't fly too far away during the winter months.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your creations with the leaves. They do have a lovely shape.

  2. Oh my, that will be delightful with Ginkgo leaves and Faeries flitting about your tree.
    Anxious to see it all done up.

    1. Thanks Jan! I wonder if my nests could use some cute little crochet eggs? ( hint, hint)

  3. Melissa--"It's time for mother nature to change her clothes!" (apologies to Tom Chapin)
    I love ginko leaves as a design element. There's something soooo satisfying to me about that shape!

  4. The ginkgo leaves are so beautiful. In Chinese ginkgo (the tree) is also called grandfather-grandson tree, because it takes three generations of time for it to fruit (actually it's about 30 years). The nuts are very important in Chinese medicine.


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