The Making of a Mushroom

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We’ve been spending a lot of time in the evening and on weekends creating mini garden accessories for our shoppe.  This is fun and relaxing for us, and we would much rather be crafting than all the other things we should be doing.

My mini mushrooms are made of clay, and they start out looking like this.  They have to dry for 24 hours.

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The next evening, we paint.  Red is the most popular, but I love turquoise and I feature turquoise in many of my fairy gardens.

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They aren’t spotted… that’s just my kitchen lights 🙂  This coat of paint dries for 24 hours and then comes the next step.

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Polka-dots!  These little guys are so much fun to make.  We sell them in packages of three.  Super cute!

I keep saying “we” and I should give some credit to my trusty assistant, who thinks I keep some strange hours.

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This is the brand new 2018 Sevierville Visitors Guide.  Some time ago, area businesses were asked to submit photos of handmade items for consideration for a page about locally crafted wares.  Our shoppe does have quite a few handmade mini garden accessories.  There’s even a special little tag and stamp for them!

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Anyway, our photo was turned in and we sort of forgot about it.

Well, guess what!?!?

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We were chosen!  I don’t know about you, but this is totally an honor to me.  I feel so pleased and lucky!

Well, you better believe that very night I went into production!

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And they are just as cute as can be, if I do say so myself.

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I’m happy to say, the most adorable little brown-eyed girl came in with her Mommy yesterday to get fairy garden supplies for a Spring Break project and took one of these home.  I hope they have fun together and their mini garden turns out beautifully!

Fairy Friday!

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This little fairy happens to be the cutest fairy I’ve ever met.  My very favorite.  One thing about him is, he loves to twirl.  He also likes to frolic and scamper.  It’s what fairies do when they’re not flitting.  Or sleeping.  Or eating cookies.

My girls love to twirl and dance, and my granddaughter twirls with me.  It’s a natural expression of happiness, I suppose.  Fairies know…  twirl a little this weekend!

You’ve Been Waiting For This!

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The Sevier County Master Gardener Flower and Garden Show

Stop by and see us there!

Check out lots of new mini garden goodies for your fairy garden, and plenty for your full size gardens too!  We hope to see you!

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Welcome Summer!

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This is what I think of when I think happy thoughts.  Sun, sand, toes in the water, and a fruity frozen beverage sporting a fairy-size umbrella.  Ahhhh!

You haven’t heard from us much lately.  Our apologies.  What a Spring it has been!  We are so grateful to be busy… but one day our landlord walked in and announced he was selling our building.  Soon.  So on top of our busiest season we have been hunting a new location, hiring contractors, designing a new space… oh so many little details.  Len is shouldering most of this and he’s been a champ.

If that weren’t enough, there is a sweet little angel named Oliver who thinks he might prefer to make his entrance into the world right side up, making his ETA impossible to predict.  Maybe July… maybe August. We’ll just have to pick a moving date and keep our fingers crossed!

Even though it’s been a bit stressful, we are thrilled about our new location and our new retail space!  We can’t wait for our customers to see it.  For that matter, WE can’t wait to see it.  We’re not there yet!  The plan is to expand our line of Miniature Garden accessories, as well as Garden Art and Home and Patio Decor.  Beautiful, quality items we’ve never carried before.  It’s very exciting!

Stay tuned!  Updates to follow!

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New in the Shoppe for Spring!  Micro-Minis!