Monday, October 12, 2009

First house on the Girl Quest tour

The first stop on the tour of Faerie Houses made by the Girl Quest Groups, was the "Flower Faerie House". The team had chosen a circular plan and had installed a lovely May-pole like structure in the middle. The enclosure featured silky milkweed resting places, a wishing stick and loads of lovely decorative touches. This photo does not do this house justice, but I wanted to show the whole structure... and the Maypole in the center was quite tall.

They chose to make their house out in the open along a long mossy avenue but still under the protection of a pine tree, so it had the feeling of a Faerie Green, a gathering place where all the forest Faeries could easily come and have their playful celebrations. The very tall and highly decorated Maypole (we were told) made it easy for the Faeries to locate the circle from far away.
Here some final touches are added.

Two of the youngest members of the building team describe their house for the rest of the group. It was delightful to see all the clever little touches they had incorporated into the design. They did a great job using all the dried flowers and natural materials that were provided plus many additional items which they had found, such as the beautiful Beech Leaf walls which surrounded the circle.

Well done Flower Team !!!!


GunDiva said...

This is great! I can't wait to see all of them.

Erika M said...

What a cute little design! and smart too then I see :) I bet it was so wonderful to see them work and be enthused!
I can't wait for the others!

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