Sunday 11 November 2018


Ellabie's comment jogged my memory and I went looking for my collection of fairy books some of which I have posted today.  The Fairyopolis is an amazing album which I found described on Amazon like this:  Learn what really happened that magical summer when Cicely Mary Barker discovered the secret world of the flower fairies.

                                        Another of C.M. Barker's books

.                                   ..and yet more!

             Here's a book I found at a thrift store last week and have begun to read.

And another found the same day. I have one of Jill Walker's pictures that I've had for a few years. I saw it in the thrift store ( where else!!) priced at $7.50 and I didn't buy it. Went home and regretted it all week. The next week I went back and promised myself this time I would buy it IF it was still there. Not only was it, but it was half price.  I still think I like my picture best of all her art.

I don't know if you can make out the words. It says Asylum for aged destitute and infirm females.

                        Can't finish without a little nursery rhyme.  Remember this one?

                                                     Thanks for visiting today,

                                                              Granny M.


  1. "Polly put the kettle on"... I remember that from my childhood. The Little House Christmas book is a find, I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Thank you for posting a picture of your collection of Cicely Mary Barker books - they are so gorgeous! Are you familiar with the book "Hidden World of Fairies" (about the Disney fairies) by Tennant Redbank. Just love all the pockets, maps, and stuff to open and see in that book!

    1. Fairyopolis has much the same kind of things in it as well. I will be keeping my eye open for the Hidden World of Fairies .

  3. Oh that old ladies home is something else!

  4. What a great fin the Christmas Little House book. I do remember the rhyme well and have some fond memories of my sweet Dad reading it to us.

  5. Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm gave me a little tea holding dish that says, "Polly put the kettle on." So when I look at it, I have to sing that song for a while. Fairies are wonderful. I have pink fairies for my Christmas tree which I am itching to put up already! Happy Monday, GM!

  6. Nice collection of fairy books. I remember that nursery rhyme well. : )

  7. I absolutely love children's books . . . the simple and yet marvelous adjectives and the glorious art work. They are wonderful. Looking though your collection made me truly want to pick up How Zinnia Got Her Name. Thank you for sharing.
    Replying to the comment you left on my blog about my bathroom redo:
    Maybe you could find another special spot in your home for the stained glass sailboat. Some room where the sunlight hits it and shows off it's lovely beauty. I'm always moving things around the house . . . it's a much cheaper way to redecorate without spending a lot of hard earned cash.
    Wishing you a marvelous day!
    Connie :)

  8. I read several of your posts and think your blog is a happy place to visit, with the fairies and children's book art and poems.

  9. Ha! The grandboys and I got to singing "Polly" on our way to visit the Celestial Seasonings factory last week. And I think they started it!

  10. I'm pretty sure I bought that first fairy book up there for my daughter years ago. I wanted magic in my children's lives. I love the look of all those books. And I really like the house in the picture -- I could definitely be an old lady there! The town I grew up in, Jackson, Miss., used to have a retirement home, just for women, in the old downtown. It was truly called the Old Ladies Home. I went there to sing one year. It was a very old building, full of very old ladies.