I am a Victorian Soul, who lives in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion!! I just recently lost my Hubby Joe, who was a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am so glad that we retired at 62 years of age and got to spend that time together before he passed....I still do love Retirement!!!!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fairy Garden in a Galvanized Tub, 2018


Today I will be sharing one of my Fairy Garden tubs that I have out in our back yard Cottage Garden for the Summer......

But first, I want to Thank Kathryn, over at The Dedicated House, for featuring my post, 2 Tea Cup Shelves in the Dining Room, in her Sunday Showcase post as the post who came in at 1st Place for The Most Views from last week's Make It Pretty Party!!!
Thanks so much, Kathryn!!

Please visit and link up to this lovely party!!

And I also want to Thank Cecelia, over at My Thrift Store Addiction, for choosing my post, Rose and Tea Cups, as one of her featured Highlight posts from  the Spring Tea Link Party!!
Thanks so much, Cecelia!!!

Cecelia, co- hosts The Vintage Charm Link Party so please stop by and visit and link up to this charming party!!!

It has been a wet month here in NEPA!!

Last week , we got 5 inches of rain over the week and just on Sunday, we received another 1 1/2 inches of rain!!!!
Usually the sun wrecks havoc in my Cottage Garden when I am trying to take pictures but I enjoyed a rather relaxing evening on Memorial Day after the kids left, sitting out in the back Patio and decided to take a few photos since the Sun had swung around to the front of the house.......

Off the patio in a large galvanized tub on wheels, is one of my Fairy Gardens......
I have had this Fairy Garden in a tub for several years now but this year, I decided to switch things up a bit.......

In a previous post, I shared my Fairy Garden that I set up on the mantle of my faux fire place in the Sitting Room.......
 Click HERE if you missed it......

I used a lot of the pieces for this indoor Fairy Garden that I had previously used outside.....

So I decided to head over to Big Lot's to see what was new this year in their Fairy Garden section.......

And here is what I bought....

A new Solar House!!
Some cute brick pathways......
 A darling Dining set.......
And a few more Fairies.........
And here is how it all turned out..........
 I don't do a lot of plants in the tub because I found that they tend to take over the entire tub......
So I mainly went with the succulents frequently called, Hens and Chicks.......
They have been planted in this tub for a few years now and I have to thin them out yearly!!!
This Tea Pot house was bought at Big Lot's in the past.....
Green gem stones from Dollar Tree symbolizes grass......
Several Fairies frolic outside.......
Including the new Fairies that I recently bought.....
You can also see the new Dining set and the pathways.......
Here is the new Solar house!!
Blue gem stones also bought at Dollar Tree, symbolize a pond......
You can see more Fairy Garden pieces and Gnomes in the Garden behind the tub.......
But that will be a post for another time....
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Fairy Garden in a Galvanized Tub for this Summer Season.......
 Did I mention that the tub is on wheels so it can be moved around???????

I also want to share this pair of Morning Doves that joined me out in the garden that evening.......
They were perched up in my lilac tree.....
Aren't they sweet??????

In my next post, keeping with the Fairy Garden theme, I will be sharing how I decorated the hearth area of my faux fire place in the Sitting Garden......
   So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. Oh Debbie, you've taken the fairy tale to another level.. it is amazing..

  2. Loving your fairy tale. I have so been wanting to do a little fairy garden with my grands. Maybe this was the inspiration I needed. Love the pictures. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. So sweet fairy garden. I want to do one with the grand girls . I used to make them in a crook of a tree or in between the roots. Used flower petals, pine cones to make stepping stones. Fun times.
    Ah the rains and you sure have got your share of them I see. What a mess and the mosquitoes are just so plentiful.....
    I just want to say that I hope all gets fixed with blogger soon...

  4. Congratulations on all the featues! Your fairy gardens are enchanting! As for the rain, you can send of it to Texas.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Sarah,
      I could not find any other way to get in touch with you so I am responding here.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  5. I love your fairy garden, it's magical

  6. Deb, you are so much more ambitious than I am. I had my little fairy garden set up in the little wheelbarrow some time ago and then a squirrel or something tore it up so now I just shut the little fairy door and let them enjoy themselves in the big garden. They do find lots of things to amuse themselves with!! Be glad when this mess gets fixed. It takes more time to answer this way and I don't always get back to the blog, like I do the e-mails, in a timely manner..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

  7. HPS! Very sweet share. You certainly go into great detail to make things special. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  8. The new additions to your fairy garden from Big Lots are a hit with me......love them! I don't think I mentioned on my blog that we had a nest of doves this year up in the greenhouse porch cover. We really enjoyed watching the 2 little birds hatch! hugs....

  9. Your fairy garden is so enchanting! I love it! Happy gardening.

  10. This fairy garden turned out so cute. I love the galvanized tub. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make.

  11. The galvanized tub with your fairy garden is adorable and you know I love fairy gardens!

  12. Your fairy garden is lovely Debbie, I would love one in my garden :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

  13. Awwwww Debbie, I just love fairy gardens and that little solar powered house is too adorable. I'd love to see what it looks like all lit up at night

  14. Debbie, you have definitely created magic in a galvanized tub. I love the whimsy and fun that is involved in fairy gardens. Thank you for sharing the loveliness with Gardens Galore and congrats on your features! Happy Gardening

  15. I love your pretty fairy garden Debbie and you do a great job each year with it. Thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J!!!

  16. Precioso mundo de fantasia

  17. Hi Debbie,
    Thank you for sharing last week on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features, this week your post is being featured!!
    Hope you will stop by and share again. Have a great weekend!

  18. Of all your projects this is my favorite so far. I love the little village in a tub. What a clever idea.

  19. I love your fairy garden, Debbie! What a fun way to use the galvanized tub. I'm always on the look out for new pieces for my fairy garden I created in an old bird bath. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle party. This was the most clicked from last week's party and all of the co-hosts will be featuring it at tomorrow's party!

  20. That is such an adorable and sweet fairy garden. I am so fascinated by all these fairy gardens but have yet to try actually making one myself. I am inspired now. Thanks for sharing at the Summer Time Fun Linky. Pinned.


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