Monday, February 7, 2011

Flower Fairies

My latest op shop find is a childhood indulgence. I saw this sweet little picture in my local Vinnies, at Mayfield, for $5. The picture is mounted on some lightweight wood, and is in great condition.
As a child I had a little set of flower fairy books, with poems and illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker. This picture is one of her illustrations of sweet pea fairies. You can see a bunch of her fairy pictures here. Just click on the magnifying glass to see them better.

I tried to talk myself out of the picture intially, saying to myself "Bek it's a picture for a little girl's room, and you have no little girls." But it didn't work! I like fairies, and always will! So the fairies are hanging on the hallway wall outside my bedroom. :-)

Linking this over to Apron Thrift Girl for her Thrift Share Mondays.



4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle said...

LOVE your blog. We live in Qatar and there are no op shops just high end stores in malls. I miss the beauty of op shops. I shall be living vicariously through your blog until I get back to Oz in June.


Princess said...

Hi Bec, that is wonderful! I live in the area where Cicely lived! One of my favourite places is going to her Flower Fairy garden here!