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Robert Frost

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Fairies

Well here we are! It's December and the holiday rush accelerates! Oh I do wish I had a few extra Christmas Fairies running about that would help me with the decorating and preparations for the Christmas festivities! Instead I have an inquisitive helper who would rather play with the garland than help hang it (Guy)!

I love the vintage image of the fairy below, whipping up some beautiful holly out of her magic Christmas kettle.  I do not know who the illustrator is but I find it quite adorable!  The equally lovely poem below is by author Lewis Carroll.

Christmas Greetings from a Fairy to a Child

Lady, dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say -
Gentle children, whom we love -
Long ago on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above,

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, Glad New Year!

Christmas 1887 ~ Lewis Carroll

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blogs to see what you've been up to! 

Happy Holidays ~~ Diane 



  1. Diane, your header is an absolute delight, I love it! Wonderful post and music, as always, thank you so much for all you share.

  2. I could have used a Christmas Fairy today, too. We put up the Christmas tree, and as always it took the entire day. My poor dog missed out on playtime outside because of it. I hope she forgives me. :p

  3. Ok, this is really weird. I just wrote a comment to you and I think the Christmas Fairies took it away! They must be playing a trick on me! LOL!
    I love this post! It think it's so beautiful!
    Give Guy a hug from me ;o)
    Diane, your address is the same, right?

    1. Haha! Those fairies do like to play! Yes my address is the same. What are you up to my Little Crow?

    2. Me??? Nothing ;o) LOL! Where is your Etsy shop?

  4. I love your Christmas header! So adorable. Very beautiful pots. This is my favourite holiday of the year. It brings back so many memories from my childhood.

  5. I love the illustration of the fairy. I wish I had a couple of helpers too.

  6. Adorable! I love your seasonal header too. Please give Guy Noir a skritch for me!

  7. Dear Diane - a delightful poem as well as a beautiful vintage fairy. You always find the most adorable things to share. Hope you get Guy under control. I know how that goes with cats in the house...they can really create havoc with decorating! Have a beautiful start to December. Hugs!

  8. Gorgeous image, new header and music. I listen to your blog a lot! (I hope that doesn't sound too weird - haha!)

  9. That is a sweet picture and sweet poem! I hadn't read it before - thanks for sharing.

  10. Dear Diane, your Christmas header is gorgeous – I am very envious just now!
    I also love the image of the Christmas fairy and the beautiful poem.
    Happy December xx

  11. Beautiful image and a beautiful poem!! I loved it :)

  12. What a lovely, festive poem! And I love your Christmas header. Have fun with all your decorations and preparations, Diane! :)

  13. Oh, I love this poem very much, Diane......and how I love fairies. What a charming card this is. Thank you for sharing it. It got me more in the Christmas spirit. Fairies will do that every time.



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