A GLIMPSE OF THE ETHEREAL
Shh. Are you alone? Quick, close the doors. Because I am about to tell you a secret:
Fairies are real.
Bea, the fairest fairy of them all.
This amazing moment was captured by Delightful Little Darlings. I am in love with this picture!
Wouldn’t it be marvelous if your best friend one day told you this? This is the stuff of a little girl’s dreams. More specifically, this is the stuff of our dear Bea’s dreams, who so loves fairies with their fluttering wings and delicate features.
Thankfully, my job at Party Magic is to make those dreams come true, if only for that one special day.
Welcome to Fairyopolis.
THE CONCEPT: FLOWER FAIRIES BY CICELY MARY BARKER
When my good friend, Mommy Carmela, told me that Bea loved fairies, and that she (Carmela) loved the woods, the idea practically jumped at me. You see, a slightly eccentric hobby of mine is to collect special edition books. I have special edition, hardcover (and sometimes even pop-up) books on Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and even Beauty and the Beast.
But my favorite book of them all is actually a series of books on Flower Fairies, by Cicely Mary Barker. The first of the series was published (would you believe it) in 1923.
Although Cicely died in 1973, her legacy lives on through her wonderful works of art. Today, her estate continues her works through modern adaptations. This is how the first page of my own flower fairy book looks like: [Read more…]