Tom, Sam, and I went to the middle of New York to visit another faery festival. It was very different from our little festival, more adults in costume, more land, more food, and several tents with beautiful faery art and clothing for sale. The landscape was just perfect, with a beautiful babbling brook along the path to all the little grassy areas where music and theater was taking place. There were nests with baby birds along the way, and faery houses; and an occasional nasty trolls hiding on the path. Two very mean trolls guarded a bridge to the wishing tree and they would NOT let you pass without paying their toll –something beautiful or shinny. Fortunately one lovely food vendor was running around giving shinny white stones to all of the children so they could pay the troll toll. We were at a loss for anything shinny or beautiful so we had to turn around, besides, poor Sam was freaking out, she was very frightened of the trolls. Dogs are very wise. What I loved the most was this magical faery house on the side of the path. It was built of sticks and had carved log and mushroom tables. I would just love this in our yard. I think we might look for a bigger place for next year’s festival…something with water and woods. But how will we keep the trolls away?
Enter the faery door to the faery house
The faeries must be out playing in the wood...
Mama Troll and her baby enjoying the festival
Watching out for trolls...
I need a nail angel to do my nails while I wait in line!
Sam accepting comfort from a passing faery...the trolls were very scary.
No one seemed to see these ancient ones as they walked the faery trail.
These are a few of my favorite things:
http://www.nyfaeriefest.com/index.php The New York Faerie Festival
http://www.silkcloque.com/index.html Reyen’s Design Studio: Unbelievably beautiful tops of woven wool and silk. Perfect for a hot summer faery festival. If I had a million dollars I would buy you several!
http://www.moresca.com/intro.php Moresca Clothing & Costume… She’s come from Feyland and has brought her dresses with her, because it isn’t possible to make such beautiful dresses on the human plane– A must for every self-respecting adult sized elf or fae.
http://bodyartbyshara.com/ Faery Faces beautifully done. I’d love to take portraits of these little ones on the faery mushroom, I think they would be magical.
http://wingandtalonleatherworks.com/ These leather masks were unbelievable. But I loved the little ears the best.