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Fairy Homes and Gardens

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Many supernatural creatures are said to inhabit our world. Their magical, wonderland realm has been the subject of many books, movies, and our childhood dreams. In this richly illustrated book, 30 designers from around the world transform natural settings into enchanting displays that recreate that sense of wonder. Using artificial flowers, fabric, sticks, wire, crystals, ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Schiffer Publishing
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Althea Ann
Oct 19, 2014 rated it liked it
A lovely coffee-table gift for anyone interested in creating whimsical, miniature fairy gardens - or, a great introduction to and overview of fairy gardens, for those who aren't familiar with the phenomenon.

The book isn't long (128 pages), so the text is quite brief. It's also very focused on the cute, sweet and 'healing.' Now, I'm not saying that gardening and crafts can't be good therapy, or that some depictions of fairies aren't adorable... but in general, I like the more eldritch, eerie and
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Chris
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.

This largely a showcase of magnificent art with little text.

But oh my god, the artwork.

Fairy Houses are increasing in popularity, and this book showcases several different designs in different settings as well as focuses on the small touches such as doors. There are also brief bios of the various artists in the back of the book. The book seems to be geared towards parents or grandparents and children, possibly as the impetus to start such a project. What text is
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Katra
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
A captivating photographic collection of fairy houses by a wide variety of designers. The offerings range from whimsical ephemeral creations to minutely detailed fairy neighborhoods. The book also contains bios of the artist and a section describing benefits gained when constructing the miniatures in a therapeutic setting. I enjoyed the beautiful photographs and text, but really saw this book as a beginning. After reading it, I itched to get outside and construct my own little world.

Thanks to N
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Bekka
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley.com and Schiffer Publishing for early access to this title.

Really, Really neat book! I fell in love with these great houses! I totally want to have a fairy garden in my back yard, and this book is so inspiring. I loved the photographs and the descriptions throughout the book. A great addition to a library collection!
Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Review originally published at The Bookwyrm's Hoard.

Illustrated with beautiful photographs, Fairy Homes and Gardens offers lush eye candy for those who love fairies and elves or simply enjoy a touch of whimsey. As a coffee table book and a source of inspiration, it’s delightful. The homes pictured range from the ephemeral, such as Sally J. Smith’s leaf and flower creations, to the longlasting, like Beth Wittig’s moss-roofed Claddagh house, made from an old birdhouse and a sturdy stump. Some ar
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Chiara
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it
An extensive collection of pictures of beautiful and tiny Fairy Gardens.
From the most simple, built with rocks, moss and bark, to the most refined ones, where petals, water, pebbles and carved wood are used, this book shows a multitude of examples, and can satisfy anyone!
If you have a garden, you will feel like creating a special place for Fairies in it, and won't need anything that Nature can't provide. Should your building skills or your own imagination be lacking, never worry: just make a t
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Odette Cortés
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
I had no idea what I was expecting when first got the book but I was somewhat pleasantly surprised. The book records the transformation of ordinary garden spaces into something special as they bring a little magic into to mundane.

Fairy Homes and Gardens has a little self-published feeling to it, what I mean by this is that it is not as elegantly design as it could probably had been and the flow between a project and random information on the fairy world is a little shaky for me. Nonetheless all
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Charl
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a sweet little book that would make the perfect coffee table book for the artist or fantasy lover in your life. It's filled with photographs that will inspire you to make your own fairy home.

I was a bit disappointed in this book. I expected it to have detailed instructions on how to design a fairy home and garden. Instead, each group of photos is accompanied by commentary from the featured artist. The photographs are detailed enough that an artistic person can figure out ways to constru
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Melankalia
Nov 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: craft, garden
The main draw for this book is the lovely photography detailing beautiful examples of this art form. It is truly fascinating seeing how diverse the little houses can become when shaped by different creative hands.

The problem that I had with the book is that it is obviously geared toward adults, but the writing is sort of overly perky and at times reminiscent of childhood storybooks. I’d also expected that there would be more on the actual crafting aspects and perhaps advice on garden placement.

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Katherine
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This is so much fun to read, and the pictures are outstanding. Each fairy home is so elaborately done, the detail is tremendous. I found this very inspirational, and can't wait to get started on my own houses. I have several places in gardens just begging for fairy houses. My grand daughters also enjoy this and attend fairy construction workshops. This book is full of great ideas for anyone who loves to tinker with odds and ends, the junk you find in the bottom of a drawer, an ...more
Cassandra
Dec 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Fairy Homes and Gardens is an adorable coffee table like book featuring photos of various kinds of fairy dwellings created by human hands. While it is really not a book to read (basically the writing consists of the captions for each photo detailing the artist and materials used) it is certainly a complication to admire. Readers can expect to be inspired to start their own fairy homes and gardens.

A copy was kindly provided to me for review by NetGalley.
Jolene
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Breath taking pictures, ideas that will enrich any gnome and fairy garden…like my own. This book was a dream come true and satisfied my desire to build my garden even more than it already is. I spent hours carefully looking at pictures, reading the descriptions and felt that little girl inside me growing more excited at the possibility of expanding my garden.

This book would be an amazing gift for Christmas!!
Vivian
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: craft-cook-books
This is THE BEST fairy house book I've had the pleasure of thumbing through. It is not a how-to, although there is a brief nod to how to get started. It is a collection of amazing pieces with detailed descriptions, including credit to the creators.
GONZA
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Beautiful photos and good ideas if you are fixed the little houses for fairies or if you believe they exist....

Belle foto e buone idee se siete un pochino fissati con le mini case per le fate o, se ci credete....

THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD. FOR THE PREVIEW
Amy
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Filled with lovely photos.
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