My name is Sally Bright, the fairy house artist, I handmake all the fairy houses, pixie houses and gnome houses, this is my passion this is my love. Handmade fairy houses are a exceptional addition to your fairy garden outside or they are also lovely placed inside your home or on your porch. The magical thoughts when looking at the detailed fairy houses are priceless. They are decorated with great detail and each little room has something exciting inside.
Each piece is made with exceptional detail and includes all the decorations and furniture in the pictures, and it is one of a kind and are exactly as pictured. I have all sizes from single fairy houses to double fairy houses to triple to quadruple fairy house villages, fairy house tree stumps and more take a look.
I can personalize the fairy houses as well, by adding little nature signs on the platform of your choice or putting a special name on the fairy houses. Example: Welcome to the Bright Fairy Garden (your families last name). Or name signs (example: Sally) on each of the houses, with your children's names on them so it is made special for the receiver. The signs on the platform can also say anything. I can also customize the colors you would like of the materials used (example: glass color) seashells, charms or just let me know what you or the receiver would like me to use for the materials to personalize your fairy house.
The receiver of these homes are so enlightened by the presence of them. Create an entire fairy wonderland. They are just a mystical, magical sight.
All of the houses on the website are made for you to purchase exactly as is presented in the photos. Each house has a photograph of the exact measurements and weight of the home. Each house is made with lots of tiny decor and is very detailed.
I also make to order fairy houses from tree stumps. just send me a message or email or order the premade fairy house stumps featured on the website (if available).
Extreme Fairy Houses are a wonderful addition to your patio, porch or front door area, they are awesome inside and great conversation pieces, if you choose to take them outside, I recommend finding a sheltered spot as I cannot guarantee how well it will tolerate extreme weather conditions for a long period of time. Each house is coated with 2 heavy coats of Spar Marine Varnish, so it can be placed outside to preserve.
Enchanting handmade fairy houses are guaranteed to please each and every receiver of these magical handmade fairy houses. Create a fairy wonderland today. Browse the fairy houses we have a huge selection ready to be shipped today, so you are sure to find the perfect fairy house!
Extreme Handmade Fairy Houses collection are made in several sizes as follows:
Single Fairy House - The home sits on a 5–6-inch base and stands about 8 inches tall - piece is about 8-11 inches tall. Price Range is $30.00 - $95.00.
Mini Triple Fairy House - The village houses sit on a 6–8-inch base and stands about 12-17 inches tall. Price Range is $45.00 - $100.00.
Medium Triple Fairy House - The village houses sit on a 8–9-inch base and stands about 15-21 inches tall. Price Range is $80.00 - $245.00.
Large Triple Fairy House - The village houses sit on a 9-11inch base and stands about 22-29 inches tall. Price Range is $190.00 - $400.00.
Fairy Village on a Half Log - Price Range is $300.00 - $500.00.
Fairy House Tree Stump - Price Range $200.00 - $400.00
I can handcraft a fairy house and fairy house tree stumps special for you or the person you wish to gift the fairy house to. These beautiful decorative fairy houses can be specially detailed for you, your family fairy house, special names signs and special nature signs can be placed on the houses and the fairy house platforms. I can focus on neighboring fairies each with its own message or focus on an individual fairy house or fairy house tree stump. You may want windows in each house, fairy lights, a beautiful quote about nature, or a picnic area and outside bonfire for your fairy garden or house.
Please allow me two weeks for special orders. Each piece is unique and made with materials that vary in texture, color and design. I incorporate seashells, rocks, colored glass, charms, crystals, dried flowers, handmade furniture, ect, on each fairy house. I can also customize a plain fairy house with just the wood and moss, and you can decorate them yourself or with your children. Kind of like a DIY fairy house, I just supply the fairy house.
For custom orders my goal is to make each piece as uniquely yours as possible. Please provide your story and I will make it come to life. Let me know size, colors, names, materials of choice, ect.
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Back in the 16th century, it was very common for people to believe in fairies, but they didn’t think they were eight inches tall, necessarily good or even sporting wings. For instance, if a baby was born less than perfect, people referred to them as changelings and claimed that fairies had replaced them. Fairies were magical but were feared as more malevolent beings.
In was in the early 1900s, probably as a result of the Peter Pan story, that the pretty little friendly female magic became the common image of a fairy. It was about the same time that the Cottingley fairy photos hit the headlines and took the world by storm. This new image persisted for some time and when Disney released the animated film of Peter Pan in 1953, Tinkerbell cemented that image as the de-facto description of a fairy into the
We all know about fairies, even if we wouldn’t all necessarily agree on an exact definition. Some of us may picture Tinker Bell from Disney’s Peter Pan, while others have images firmly fixed in our minds from other pop culture sources such as Dungeons & Dragons or The Spider Wick Chronicles. “Fairy” is even a type of Pokémon.
When it comes to trying to pigeonhole the fair folk, though, we find that they are (thematically enough) surprisingly elusive. While the word may call to mind images of pixie-like, minute creatures with delicate wings, coming up with a definition that captures the wide variety of fairy lore is all but impossible.
Indeed, even knowing what to call them can be tricky. According to Historic-UK.com, “when belief in fairies was common most people didn’t like to mention them by name and so referred to them by other names.”
Perhaps this is part of why there is such a bewildering array of epithets for fairies. You may see them referred to as little people, hidden people, good neighbors, kindly ones, and many more.
Ask a folklorist, and they’ll tell you that many of these names, especially the ones that make the fair folk out to be beneficent, are used in irony, or as a kind of ward against incurring their wrath.
Even the word “fairy” itself has an array of spellings and variations. There are fairies and faeries, fay and fey and fae—even once you settle on a spelling, the word “fairy” can mean a creature, or it can be used as an adjective, to mean “magical” or “enchanted.” It’s also often used as the name of the land from which these beings hail.
On top of all that, the term covers a dizzying array of different entities. Sometimes, the word fairy describes a particular thing—often those smallish creatures with the wings we mentioned earlier, though that is a somewhat more recent representation—while other times, the term includes all manner of other creatures, such as goblins or gnomes.
What we can pretty much all agree on is that they are a type of legendary or mythological being found throughout a variety of European cultures.
Fairies can be found in the folklore of the Celts and the Slavic peoples, as well as the history of England, Germany, and France, to name just a few. Many other countries are also home to folk tales featuring similar creatures, such as the Japanese yokai; but for now, we’ll confine our interest to the European fairies. After all, there’s plenty of them.
As you might expect from an entity with such diverse origins, there are a lot of different stories are just what fairies are and where they come from. Because they have been handed down from a wealth of different traditions, and passed through a number of different cultural filters to reach our understanding of them here in the present day, the possible origins and explanations of fairies are as bewildering as everything else about them.
Many of the Christian traditions that came to dominate much of Europe during the Middle Ages absorbed the existing belief in fairies and painted them as either demoted angels or as demons, depending on the inclinations of both the fairy and the storyteller. Other traditions, including Pagan belief systems which predated the Christianization of the continent, saw them as everything to prehistoric pre-humans, to the spirits of the dead.
It is as nature spirits that we most often encounter fairies in popular media today, though earlier depictions of them ran the gamut, from the Christian-tinged idea that they were fallen angels not quite bad enough for Hell, to the notion of them as the souls of the departed, literally “haunting” certain locations much as a ghost would.
Ultimately, fairies were creatures of oral tradition, and like all oral traditions, they were changeable, adapting as the needs and cultural lenses of the times and the specific tellers needed them to. It’s something fairies are particularly good at, and something that they’re still doing today…
Again, it depends on who you ask, but folkloric accounts have a wide variety of answers. Many early fairy stories revolve heavily around two things. One is stories of changelings, in which human children are abducted by the fair folk, and a shapeshifter fairy left in their place. The other is ways to ward fairies off, to break their spells, or to simply avoid their displeasure.
There are a variety of protective charms that are said to ward off fairies, with one of the most popular in modern culture being cold iron. Others include church bells, four-leaf clovers, and wearing your clothing inside out. Specific wards work for specific fairies, though, and we’re quickly going to get back into the weeds if we start talking about all the different varieties of fey that are said to exist throughout European history.
There are brownies and hobgoblins, who often do useful work around the house but may sometimes be hideous to look upon. There are banshees, whose wail is said to foretell the hearer’s death—or, in the Scottish Highlands, you might instead encounter the Washer-by-the-Ford, a web-toed creature with only one nostril who washes bloody clothes on days when someone is about to die. There are water horses and will-o'-wisps, not to mention individual fairies with personal names like the sinister Black Annis who hung human skins in the tree outside her cave, or Jenny Greenteeth, who drowned vulnerable people in the river.
From goblins to nobility, what all fairies had in common is that they were magical beings, intelligent and capricious, sometimes malignant, sometimes beneficent, often tricksters, and almost always bound to inscrutable laws that could, nonetheless, be used to trick, trap, ward, or repel them, so long as one knew how to do so.
Beyond that, descriptions varied wildly, and even wings—perhaps the most commonly ascribed visible characteristic of fairies today—is more often a Victorian addition to fairy canon than a part of the original lore.
Well, we don’t really know, do we? Obviously, we have no real evidence that fairies exist, but at the same time, it’s difficult to prove that they don’t, for the simple reason that it’s difficult to prove a negative.
Like cryptids and UFOs—which have, in some ways, taken fairies' place in the imagination of the credulous or those who, to quote the X-Files, “want to believe"—fairies exist for those who want them to badly enough, and there’s probably nothing that anyone can say that will dissuade them.
Here’s what we do know, though: There are definitely some of those people about—and there are people who are all-too-willing to take them in with a little good-natured (or not-so-good-natured) tomfoolery. And there are plenty of people who want to be taken in, for whom belief in fairies and fantastical beings could provide a welcome jolt to hoist “the material twentieth-century mind out of its heavy ruts in the mud, and will make it admit that there is a glamour and mystery to life,” So are fairies real? Maybe not, but our belief in them is, and so is our desire to see that belief borne out. And so long as we want to believe in magic, that will probably never change…
Difference between fairies and pixies is not much complicated to understand. Fairies and pixies are characters found in folklore, comics and animated films all over the world. Kids just love these characters and identify with these lovable characters quickly. People, when they do not know the differences between fairies and pixies, often talk about them as if they are the same. Though there are similarities, they are different entities that have different features and appearance. This article will highlight the differences between these two fictitious characters. In highlighting the differences, the appearance, temperament, and the qualities of both fairies and pixies will be discussed.
Most kids are unaware about pixies because they are infamous. Pixies have colored hair and skin. Pixies have butterfly like wings. These wings are not so large when compared to their body size. Pixies are just 4 inches in size. Pixies do not look like humans and pixies do not wear clothes. However, in some stories, you can see pixies in clothes. Pixies have pointed ears and wear pointed hats. When it comes to temperament, pixies are mischievous in nature and can sometimes be rude. They pull pranks on others and spend their time getting in trouble and putting others in trouble. If you have read Harry Potter or watched the movie, you can remember the damage the pixies do to the classroom of Professor Lockhart in the second book/ movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It is hard to tell about the gender of pixies. Pixies can take many forms. They enjoy stealing horses to ride. Pixies are constantly fighting fairies. They thrive on nectar and pollen and have a lifespan of 20 years. They are faster than fairies and ferocious fighters. They fight for the people whom they love and who love them. Pixies are also allergic to silver.
• Fairies and pixies are fictitious characters from folklore and stories.
• Fairies are just like miniature human beings with large wings on their backs whereas pixies have colored skin and hair with butterfly wings.
• Pixies are smaller than fairies. Pixies are 4 inches in size whereas fairies are 6 inches in size.
• Pixies are mischievous and constantly fight with fairies.
• Fairies are kind hearted and love to bestow wealth and kindness upon people they love. Pixies fight for the people whom they love and who love them.
• There are both male and female fairies. However, it is difficult to say the gender of a pixie.