I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is 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 LOVING Retirement!!!!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Indoor Fairy Garden on a Mantel, 2022





  

 



 Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

 
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!
 
Just a reminder, I will be posting on Wednesdays and Sundays every week so be sure to check back on those days to see a new post...... 
 
 Today, I will be sharing my Indoor Fairy Garden on the mantel of my faux fireplace in the upstairs Sitting Room.....

In my last post, I shared how the back Patio looks now in the Early Spring after I set it up upon finishing my Patio extension project........





 

 

 Click HERE if you missed this post!!!

 
 
I want to Thank to Barb, over at French Ethereal, for choosing my post, Huge Patio and Back Yard Project, as one of her features from last week's Share Your Style Link Party!!!
 

 Thanks so much, Barb!!!!
 
 
And Thanks to Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn , for choosing my post, What's in Your Hutch: Moss Rose Collection, s one of her features from last week's Thursday Favorite Things Link Party!!!!
 

Thanks so much, Bev!!!
 
 
And also Thanks to Niki, over at Life as a Leo Wife, and Dee, over at Grammy's Grid, for featuring my post, What's in Your Hutch: Moss Rose Collection, from last week's Crafty Creator's Link Party!! 
 
Niki and Dee are the hosts of the party and Dee is choosing the features of the party for this month!!
 
 
 
Thanks to Dee and Niki!! 

Please stop by and link up to these charming link parties!!!!
 
 
 
And now for a few Personal Notes...
 

 
 Food of the Week.....
 
On Thursday,  I made a very simple dinner for Joe and I.....

 
These also come in Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken Parmesan....
 
We started eating the cordon blue ones after being invited to dinner at a friend's home over 20 years ago and she served them.....
 
AND Joe actually likes these!!!!
 
I made a package of Taco Rice.....


 
The lobster and scallop ones are quite tasty!!!


Joey does not like these stuffed chickens nor does he like Taco Rice so he had chicken tenders and Chicken Rice!!

LOL!!


On Friday, I fasted for blood work and since I do not like to run with the herd of people who usually go as soon as the doors open because they are fasting, I did not go until around 10:30am....

Walked right in, no one else there, sat down and was there and back home in less than 20 minutes!!!!!

My blood work was posted within a few hours and all is normal and better than ever except for an elevated White Count which is probably due to allergies as my sinuses have been bothering me with all the pollen....

I have an appointment with my family physician this week....

I forgot to drink my coffee until noon and then Joe was Preening and mulching the front slope.....


 
Good way to fall down the slope when pulling out a weed....

 
Glad I did not take this rhododendron out of my neighbor's yard when we landscaped her yard last year....

 
My neighbor, who I was talking to in her car as she was leaving, said that Joe looks like he is throwing rice at a Wedding!!!!



My neighbor who owns the house next to us , who is still remodeling it a year later, said we are on retainer for mulching her yard and slope each year so that is why Joe is doing hers....

And the flower bed under her Living Room window.....

 
The hostas are all coming up nicely!!!





I will be sharing more of this in future posts....

Since we were busy doing this, I did not eat anything until Joey treated us to Buffalo Wild Wings for Friday Dinner......

Joey got mozzarella sticks, Fries, Naked Chicken Tenders and Buffalo Mac N Cheese!!!!

 
Yes, he ate it all!!

I got the Cheese Curd Bacon Burger and Tater Tots!


It is a good thing that I did not eat all day as I saved myself for this baby!!!
 
 
Joe worked from 8 am til 4 pm on Saturday as a favor for Chef Steve so I threw in a Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pizza from Price Chopper for Saturday's Dinner!!!!
 


All this goodness for only $10.99!!!


After I packed away the Christmas decorations from the Sitting Room in February, I set the room back up in a Garden Theme.....


For the past few years, I have been setting up a Fairy Garden on the mantel of my faux fireplace.....


And this year is no different.....


I did do things a bit differently as I moved inside some things that I had been using in my outside Fairy Garden Tub.....


The outside one takes such a beating, especially last year with all the rain we had......


So I wanted to preserve some of the nicer pieces.....


I am going to let the pictures do the talking for the most part....
 

I took all these pictures in the evening with all the lighting turned on.....


Butterfly clip ornaments bought in Walmart after Christmas one year...


 
A vintage hand mirror hung on the wall....




 
 
 
 






 


I did the center differently this year....






I placed the wood pedestal in the overturned mountain cliff that I use in my Christmas Village under the Living Room Tree.....


At Christmas with the lighthouse on top of it....




I moved the house on top of the Tea Cup inside from the outside Fairy Garden Tub



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
I placed 2 bushes of greenery inside the "mountain".....

 
 I like the back drop it creates for the bench.....

 
 Almost looks like a tree trunk....





 
The vintage plate was gifted to my Mother when she was a child by a beloved Aunt....





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 The embroidered dresser scarf with the tatted edging that I used on the mantel was made by my maternal Grandmother.....
 




In keeping with the Fairy Garden theme, I also decorated the "hearth" area of the fireplace....


 
 
 
 
 
 A Fairy ornament....

 
 
A Seed Packet ornament....

 
 
 
 
Dragon fly battery operated lights from Dollar Tree...

 
  
 A Fairy House, a Fairy and a toad stool on top of the lantern......
 
 
 

 
 
 
 2 Thomas Kinkade pots filled with greenery on each side of the lantern.....
 

 
 
 
 Garden plaques from Dollar Tree
 
 
 
And Teddy Bear Tea....


 
 
I hope you enjoyed seeing my indoor Fairy Garden on a mantel and how I decorated my faux fireplace for the Spring and Summer.....
 


 It will stay this way until the Sitting Room gets decorated for Christmas in October.....
 
 
I will be sharing more of this room decorated in a Garden theme in future posts....

 

Not sure what I will be posting about on Wednesday but I hope you will stop by to visit then to see what I have been up to!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

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

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......


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 Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

10 comments:

  1. All that delicious food!!! You are so far ahead of us with the yard work. My husband has been painting both sides of our entire fence, but is on a break due to a combination of allergies and rain. Today we were forecast showers all day and all we got was a drizzle in the morning. Your fairy gardens are lovely!

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  2. Oh me, oh my, looks like you have been having a good ol time.
    Lovely!
    And the fairy garden is such a fun place to let the imagination run wild.
    Looking forward to Wednesday to see what you have been up to.
    Visiting with you always makes me happy.
    Blessings to you 💜
    Minnie

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    1. Minnie,
      Thanks so much for your very kind words and for taking the tie to stop by!!! Glad you enjoyed the post!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
      Hugs,
      Debbie

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  3. Fun post your Mantel is always so pretty. Thanks for sharing your yard and flowers. I don't have either anymore.
    Live all your projects nice to see active people.

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  4. I think your indoor fairy garden is just lovely. The details had me looking back and forth and your pretty photos for a bit...and dreamy about one of my own!! Hugs!!

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  5. I love the idea of bringing your fairy garden inside! And that patio looks great. I know I'd be spending a lot of time out there. I suspect you will too. Eventually. Still cold there?

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  6. Your fairy garden on the mantel is enchanting!
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 18.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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  7. Love your fairy garden on the mantel, Debbie! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  8. You have been so busy, Debbie. Hopefully the weather will finally settle down and give us some consistent temps...seems like we may go from freezing to airconditioning in one felled swoops. Lots of action in your mantel area and how colorful your back yard is already without much blooming. Have a great Spring, Sandi---or will it be summer? LOL.

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  9. Love this fairy garden! Thanks for the shoutout at the beginning of your post for Crafty Creators!
    XOXO,
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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