Autumn Arrives In My Fairy Gardens

I’ve always loved miniatures.  When I was young, my mom bought me this  tiny set of cartoon characters. She said I played with them for hours and hours. This is when my love of them began.  As an adult, I love to use them to create little fairy gardens and vignettes.

The woods are full of fairies; the sea is full of fish; the trees are full of golden leaves; let’s make an autumn wish.


For fall,  I have several of these little vignettes. The first one is a fall fairy garden. I filled the container with soil and added small pebbles and moss.  Then the fun begins, I love to arrange what I’ve collected.  A fairy sign, fall trees (one lights up!) various pumpkins, a  basket filled with harvested veggies and of course,  a fall fairy  (who is perched on a pumpkin.)  I love this little scene (shopping sources listed below.)

My fall fairy garden
Close up of the cute pixie perched on a pumpkin

The next vignette, has a fall scene from the Hundred Acre Wood.  I really enjoy changing out elements of this for the different seasons/holidays. For the fall, Winnie  has a whimsical pumpkin house with a stone path  leading  to it. Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns complete the scene. The little white picket fence was painted by my mom. This vignette lives  in my hallway. A quote  from Winnie, “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you,” hangs above. (shop sources listed below).

It’s fall in the Hundred Acre Wood

The last vignette is a bit bigger in size.  The scene is of Cinderella about to get into her pumpkin coach.  The carriage is sitting in a bed of vines surrounded by cute little pumpkins and fall trees. Another quote (you might be realizing how much I love little quotes by now!)  says, “Live like there is no midnight.” That is a motto I try to live by. Another way to put it is “Carpe Diem” which means seize the day!  We only go through time once, so I like to live all out and love all out. Celebrating the magic of each day…this little scene reminds me to do just that. (shop sources listed below)

Cinderella goes to the ball.
Live like there’s no midnight.

Shopping Sources:

Fall Fairy Garden:

  • Tin container – Dollar Store
  • Pebbles – Dollar Store
  • Lit tree – JoAnns
  • Unlit tree – Department 56
  • Fairy – JoAnns
  • Fairy Sign-Mary Engelbreit Shop Online.

Fall In The 100 Acre Wood:

  • Winnie the Pooh miniatures – I purchased many years ago
  • Pumpkin House – JoAnns
  • Path – JoAnns
  • Jack-o-lanterns – Department 56

Cinderella Vignette;

  • Cinderella – Precious Moments
  • Pumpkin Carriage – Hobby Lobby (bought a year ago. Originally, it was gold. I spray painted it a brushed nickel)
  • Green Vines – Target Dollar Spot
  • Velvet mini pumpkins – Artjoystuff Etsy Shop
  • Live Like There’s No Midnight Sign – Hallmark Store

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