Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pups & Summer Days

Dear friends,

Thank you all for joining me at the A Fanciful Twist Mad Tea Party!  I had such a lovely time visiting everyone and finding gorgeous new blogs to follow.

The Summer is slowly fading from its peak around here, and early harvests are coming in.

As many of you know, I took a summer semester at my university this year and have been in school non-stop since last Summer break.  My semester ends with my last exam next Wednesday and then I have August off!  I am so excited to do everything I have wanted to do.  Art and friends.  No more stressing about due dates and the stages cities in Canada have gone through in their development.

Tiny bits of progress on the dollhouse.  Lights, blue and white paint…  This wee fairy house is going to covered in moss and flowers too though!


Nearing the harvest season I always get the urge to redecorate a little.  I think my dressing room looks extra bohemian and harvest-like with all the browns, oranges, yellows, and rich plum colours.



Only the loveliest of visits from the sweetest dog in the world, Oscar.


I must admit, while I do share a lot of pup photos the only dog that is actually mine is Remington.  Oscar belongs to my boyfriend's family but I swear most days I'm tempted to steal him.  He has the most gentle, loving, and kind spirit.  Such a beautiful little soul.


And all tuckered out from a long walk.


And contemplating fishes out at the lake.


This picture below is a panorama.  Click on it to make it bigger!  There's Jamie and Oscar out fishing on the dock.  That is Lake Panache.  We are in a little bay but the lake stretches out for 25 miles.


Most days have not been spent out at the lake this summer, they've been spent channelling my inner Hermione as a dear blogging friend and I used to say.

Snuggled up here, cozy movies on the tv, stuffed animals scattered and textbooks galore. 
Though I must say, I have no complaints, I love learning!


Blessings and love,
Jenn





Friday, July 11, 2014

A Fanciful Twist Mad Tea Party 2014 "A Forest Fairy Tea"

Hello friends!

Welcome to the annual A Fanciful Twist Mad Tea Party!

I have to admit, I did not host this tea party myself.  It was more something I stumbled upon…

Perhaps a little mood music for my tale!


                   

As I was walking through the woods today…


Elfin skirts and jewels adorned me ;)


Along my usual path..




I spied a giant pocket watch out of the corner of my eye…  25 after 3, why it's time for tea!


As I followed the path I came upon a picnic basket…


So I continued to follow the path through the trees...






What I saw through the trees was the strangest thing.. a toadstool table with a tiny teapot!


 Had I stumbled upon a fairy tea time… deep in the Northern woods?


Next to the toadstool table there was a lace table cloth laid down in the moss, with a whimsical teapot and cup!  It was quite strange and I'd never seen anything like it on my journeys through the woods.


The strangest thing about it is that when I closed my eyes and opened them again..


The clearing was empty of any trace of teapots or toadstools!  

And off this little hobbit went home, knowing well that it does not do to mess with fairy affairs!


Thank you to Miss Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for hosting her annual Mad Tea Party!  Please do hop over and check out everyone's beautiful posts and pictures!

I will be making my visits on Sunday, so I will see you all soon!

Love,
Jenn






Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Forest Girl's Weaponry


Hello friends,

The summer is in full swing, the forest is in full bloom!

I have been out on my hikes in the woods in search of adventure, antler falls, tiny skulls and wood for wands.

I am always sure to carry a small hunting knife (and the occasional can of bear spray) to avoid getting into any trouble with any of the nastier forest creatures.

I thought I'd share my collection of weaponry, in case I run into a dragon out there in the wood ;)


My dragon dagger, sits on my altar as a makeshift athame.


My skull king sword.  Almost taller than me!  Working on mastering it though.




My French dagger.


My double-sided battle axe.


And my viking battle axe!


Off I go, the wild wood is calling!


Love,
Jenn







Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Solstice Enchantments

Dear friends,

I hope everyone had a blessed and magical solstice!  I spent my time with some muggle friends and ate delicious food and had a delightful evening.

The old holidays are not to last just one day, they are meant to be more of a time period that is celebrated.

Summer solstice brings the longest day of the year, on which we celebrate the fertility of the summer crops, the brightness of the Sun god and the fairies and sprites that so often grace our realms at this time of the year.

I have decorated my fairy cave with leaves, flowers and lights to celebrate the solstice, and the blessings of the season of the year.


I have been sprucing things up a bit around here and thought I would share some views into my little world.




I was very blessed to see a mystical white spirit wolf on my journey home on Midsummer's Night.  Wolves as spirit animals signify freedom, intelligence and powerful instincts.  I believe this was a symbolic sighting, to trust my instincts and trust in who I am and what I want.

I have placed a wolf totem candle on my altar, representative of the stunning creature who decided to grace me with his presence a few nights ago.  My goodness how I wished I'd have gotten a picture!


I have also been so very blessed to receive a gift from my lovely friend Sara in Sweden, who writes the blog Snovits Apple.

Wrapped as though it is a woodland gift from the fairy queen Titania herself!


A sweet little fairy from Copenhagen



And a beautiful necklace of a tiny purse that holds the fairy queen's secrets!  Handmade by Sara.  Thank you Sara, you are one of the most magical people.  I send so much love to you!


I apologize if I have not made blog comments in a couple of days, is anyone else's blogger feed acting strangely?  It is only showing me one blog post!

Blessings and love,
Jennifer




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Remington Goldenbeard of the Great North Sea

Hi friends!

Yo ho ho, it's been a pirate's life for me!  Me and my captain, Remington Goldenbeard of the Great North Sea.  We took a voyage through one of the fjords, surveying our kingdom!


First matey Swiffer on deck!  (And Grandpa in the background!)



Behold!  Our great green land!


This is Jennifer's Island.  We have claimed and conquered it!



Not quite sure if we're vikings or pirates, haven't decided yet :P










It is truly such a blessing to live in such a beautiful place, I thought I'd share our pirating journeys with you all!







Hope you enjoyed this picture heavy post, and had fun joining us on our little adventure!

Love,
Jenn