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This weekend we went to the 8th Annual Fairy House Tour in Portsmouth, NH, held on the beautiful grounds of Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park and the Governor John Langdon House. Proceeds from the tour are donated to area nonprofit organizations, schools and civic groups that participate in the Tour.
It was a beautiful fall day, sun shining and temperature in the upper 60′s. Families were out and about – boys exploring and girls all dressed up. There were miles of tulle and fairy wings in every color.
This was, without a doubt, the biggest crowd we’d ever seen. So, with a crowd you need a crossing guard…
These pictures can’t do justice to the creativity because it just has to be seen in person, up close, and personal. But there were so many fairy houses, you couldn’t have counted them, and I couldn’t have photographed them all because I couldn’t get close enough to even see them all.
They were tall, short, big, and small. They were decorated with flowers, acorns, feathers, leaves, shells, rocks, moss of all kinds, and everything else you might find in a yard or barn. We hope you enjoy our photos because we sure enjoyed the Tour.
My six-year old grandson made his first (and possibly last according to him) fairy house. It was a Native American Teepee Village. While my eleven-year old granddaughter made an Acorn Fairy Garden in a drawer.
Tracy Kane (center in blue shirt), author of several books and the person who started our Fairy House Tour, was on hand to personally check in builders and direct them where to place their houses.
Tomorrow we’ll be on the tour, and after five years, we know we will be totally amazed at the creativity everywhere we look.