Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Merry Fairy Spring and a Fairy House Tour Giveaway!

Experience a magical fairy fantasy this month at Gardner Village. Brand new to The Village this year, are our enchanting Woodland Fairies. Complete with fairy parades your kiddos can participate in, face painting, a handmade (and spectacular!) fairy village, a fairy house tour, and so much more. It's a whimsical wonderland you won't want to miss!

Win a Free Fairy House Tour for Four
There's magic in the air at Georgell Doll Shop, where fairies have taken up residence on the back patio. There's a magnificent fairy village, lined with handmade fairy houses of all shapes and sizes from dress up campers (known as glampers) to multi-level fairy palaces. Yes, this charming tour is loaded with details that will delight, and you and three of your friends can win a tour for free! Please find more details on our giveaway below.

Want to take this charming Fairy House Tour with your kiddos? Here are the specifics:

Where: Georgell Doll Shop
When: Saturdays between noon and 5 pm,  now through the end of April
Tour Ticket Price: $5
What: A walk through a whimsical fairy land, including a special fairy party favor for all who visit!

Fairy Tea
Also, starting Memorial Day and running through Labor Day, you can enjoy magical fairy tea parties at Georgell's. Whether you arrange a private party or attend one of the weekly teas (Thurs. - Sat., 11-4), you'll have a divine time. Visit or call the shop for more details!

Free Fairy Adventures
FREE to all who visit The Village this month is our Woodland Fairies glen (in the center court, between Storybook Nook and Celebrations by Modern Display). This happy display is completely handmade and so worth the visit to experience. You and your children will be amazed by the details and every charming touch.

A Few Fun Fairy Facts
1. Fairies are quite shy. To spot one is a rare and wonderful treat!
Look! Just beyond that toadstool shrub. It's a fairy in hiding! 

2. Every time a new baby laughs for the first time, a fairy is born. No wonder they're so magical!

3. The Gardner Village Woodland Fairies and glen took more than 240 hours to construct. In other words, A LOT of love went into making this a memorable experience for you. A special thanks to Careen Densley, Wayne VanValkenberg, and Debbie Sampson for their tireless effort and dedication to creating our Village fairy glen.
This is Careen Densley. She's the talented and imaginitive individual who designed the details of the main Village fairy display.
Each impressive fairy building in the main Village glen was created by Wayne VanValkenberg. What talent!

4. The Woodland Fairies in our main glen have hand sculpted faces, and their wings alone took 45 minutes each to create.
Each petite fairy face in the main Village display was hand sculpted by Debbie Sampson. 

The Village fairy glen isn't the only place to spot a bit of fairy fantasy. As we mentioned, they're also at Georgell's, as well as other shops throughout The Village.

Check out this awesome, handmade fairy hotel, complete with a fairy swimming pool (designed by Bill Alder of Posh Peddler). Wow!

Don't take my word for it. As I was snapping shots for today's blog, young Village visitors stopped in their tracks to witness the whimsy. I loved watching their faces light up as they spotted each of the delicate details to be enjoyed.

Sweet Mia, a young Gardner Village visitor, enjoying the fairies.
Dear little Lila, a Gardner Village visitor, doing a little fairy watching. 

Fairy Parade & Face Painting
Want to see your young fairies star in a Gardner Village Fairy Parade? Simply bring them to The Village in their fairy attire. Free parades/guided fairy tours through the village depart from Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique at 1:00 each Saturday afternoon during the month of April.

Win a Fairy House Tour for Four
To enter a tour through Georgell's Fairy House experience. Simply leave a comment on today's post between now and Monday, April 6 for your chance to win.
Note: You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Thank you.

And the Winner Is...
Speaking of glorious giveaways, we're pleased to announce the winner of last week's book-stand giveaway, courtesy of CF Home. Our lucky reader is:

"Would love it in my kitchen!"--Mary
Congratulations, Mary! Please e-mail between now and Monday, April 13 to claim your prize.
Note: Due to our inability to store prizes for extended periods, this prize will be awarded to someone else if we haven't heard from our first winner selection by the date indicated. Thank you.

We'd also like to offer an added congratulations to Lonnie Beck, the winner of our major Easter Basket Giveaway!

Fancy a Fairy Afternoon?
Hope you'll join us at The Village sometime this month for a trip down Fairy Lane. With magic around every turn, you may just find yourself taking flight!

Megan Hoeppner

P.S. Want to celebrate Easter morning in a fun and delicious way? Join us for an Easter Brunch Buffet at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village this Sunday, April 5. Brunch is served from 9-2, with first come, first served seating (no reservations). Hope you'll hop down the bunny trail and join us in this celebration.


  1. I can't wait to bring my girls! A free fairy tour would be amazing!

  2. So cute. I have grand daughters that need to see this

  3. This is adorable! I need to bring my kids, my daughter is in a "fairy phase" and she would love it! Also, I want the trailer/camper in my size!!!

  4. I have two littles that would be in fairy heaven! We will absolutely enjoy this display!

  5. I love the fairies!! We are starting a fairy garden in our back yard and once had a tea party that was so fun at the gorgell shop!!!

  6. Not only would my kids be delighted by this, but their grandma would be charmed as well. We are definitely going to make this a girls-afternoon-out!

    Holli Yoho

  7. I absolutely love this! My girls and I have been looking at little fairy homes for the past two years and wanting to create on in our backyard. I would love to bring them to see such a magical display.

    Audrea Jenson

  8. I would love to take my 9 yr old daughter. She would simply love this! Thanks for the chance.

  9. This is such a cute idea!

  10. My girls would love this! How cute:)

  11. We are loving all things fairy at my house right now! We can't wait to come check out all the events!

  12. My two young cousins would love the Fairy House tour and so would their not so youngish cousin! Gardner Village is one of my favorite places to go, and now this fairy display gives me another reason to go there.

    1. Congrats Elise Fader! You win the Fairy House Tour for four in this blog post. Please email and learn how you can claim your prize.

  13. Amazing. Would love to share this with cousins.

  14. Oh my heavens this Is fairy magic at its finest! I would love to win this free tour for me and my girls! Fingers and toes crossed ;)

  15. Really want to share this with my sisters, aunts, and girls!

  16. I can not wait to bring my daughter here tomorrow to play in the magic.

  17. My girls would LOVE this! We will have to come visit!

  18. We are coming to Gardner Village soon as a girls day out! The fairy tour would be such a fun addition to our time together! It looks amazing!

  19. I was just at Gardner Village last week! You guys set this up fast! I can't wait to come back! I want to see all the fairies!!!!

  20. I have three little girls that would love this! Aunts and grandma's too!

  21. My girls would love this!! Can't wait to check it out!

  22. I love this!!! It would be a blast to go!

  23. My daughter and two little nieces would absolutely love to go on a fairy tour!! The pictures look amazing!! I can't wait to come and see the fairies in person! Oh how I love Gardner Village!

  24. We would love to see these!

  25. My daughter (and let's face it I) would love to do a fairy house tour!

  26. This would be such a fun outing with my friend. I would have to invite one of my co-workers, because she is obsessed with making fairy houses. Thank you for being so fun and generous!

  27. I would love to take my little girl here to see the fairy houses! thank you for the chance :)

  28. I would love to go to this with my family!

  29. I have a grand daughter who is obsessed with fairies and tea sets

  30. I want to go on the Gardner Village Fairy House Tour! Please pick me!!!!

  31. We are making fairy houses for our garden so my kids would love to get ideas from your tour!

  32. Ahhh! I just keep coming back to check this over and over! I want to win it so bad!


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