The Ancient Appeal of Garden Fairies

The Daydream Fairy SculptureFairies and their kind reveal themselves in a number of subtle ways. You see them as a blur of movement out of the corner of your eye as you walk through a flower-filled garden. You know the little people are around when your gardening hat suddenly goes missing and is returned the following day adorned with a four-leaf clover. You may have gnomes in the backyard if it seems like someone else is tending to your beet and tomato plants. 

Since the first days of Egyptian art to these modern, technology-driven times, people from every corner of the globe have told stories about fairies, gnomes, elves, and other small magical beings. Many are helpful, most seem to be mischievous, and a few are downright dangerous. Although few people claimed to have actually seen them, magical miniature beings are said to reside in the wildest reaches of windy moors. They haunt the ancient forests and the more dangerous of the bunch can put you on woodland paths that lead to nowhere. However, most are also said to bring good luck as long as you treat the animals and trees with kindness and leave them a little gift now and then.

Given the myriad of tales and warnings about fairies, it doesn't hurt to pay them homage with a garden fairy statue or two. Even if you don't find evidence of the little people, sculptures that depict them will fill your backyard with enchantment.

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