7/29/10

Altered Oranges~

Here are some of the fairy houses from my backyard that the fairies live in during the winter months. They live off of the orange pulp until it gets warm again for them to live amongst the plants on the ground. During the hot summer months they abandon their hollowed out orange houses and flutter freely amongst the plants and flowers in my garden. The orange tree is still full of these hollowed out houses, every now and then I see a squirral eating the last remnants of the orange that the fairies have left behind... and the weight of the squirral causes the hollowed out orange to fall to the ground... and I collect them. I finally got around to altering them... the fairies love them... they even hung around long enough to get their photos taken... and you know how hard it is to take a photo of a fairy! Here is one of my favorite little fairies~ Here are the rest of the Altered Oranges~

I've linked up to: The French Cupboard, and My Romantic Home.

14 comments:

vivian said...

what a sweet idea! And of course the fairies love them!
hugs
vivian

Rachel said...

Truly unique- IN A GOOD WAY! I am a Florida girl and don't know that I have ever seen an altered orange before! Bravo to you for being my first!!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh what a very creative and "juicy" piece of art! Fairies and flowers and fruit...doesn't get much better than that combination :)
xo, Rosemary

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

love fairies and love their altered homes!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very nice. I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog...so do drop by!!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

How cute is that!!! I am sure the fairies will be well pleased. Thanks for sharing.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh...how so very cute and whimsical. Full of fun.


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Gypsy Fish said...

What adorable little fairy houses....and it would always smell so fresh and clean like yummy sweet oranges....so creative!
hugs
Beth

Kristin said...

You are amazing! Who would have ever thought of that?! Kristin xo

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Very Outside the Box ~ Awesome....

Wendy said...

Those are great little houses. I understand about how quick you have to be to catch those little rascals hanging around. They look great hanging out in their little orange houses. I love them.
Thank you for sharing
Have a Wonderfully Mad and Curious Day....
Wendy from wonderland

Victoria said...

Ohhhh cute! Altering an orange is truly original:)

French Cupboard said...

Sooo cool! I've never seen this lovely idea before! How wonderful!! I'm so glad that you shared your altered creation with us.

Blessings... Polly

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

You have got to be kidding me....This is sssooo Creative!
Wow, they look wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia