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Fairy House on the Rock

I made this miniature house as a gift for a friend who is retiring from sales and moving to Tennessee to build cabins in the woods. So I made a cabin out of woods.

He is a Christian and I was inspired by Jesus’ sermon in Matthew 7 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

So I started with a chunk of Tennessee flagstone as the foundation, mounted on a matching slab of Florida cypress. The oak door and windows were cut from a piece of recycled pallet.

One photo I forgot to take would have revealed the 30 miniature LED lights, both in the main floor and tower.

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Log Gnome Home

I found this log at a place selling firewood in Plant City, Florida.  The rotted knot makes a perfect entrance to a “fairy house” leading into a hollow cavity. It took about three weeks to construct this little work of art. It’s heavier than most that I’ve built because of the solid wood and piles of rocks.  (But not quite to Dade County hurricane standards).

 

 

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Cypress Dome Gnome Home

Tall cypress knees make the frame for this “fairy house” and two pecky cypress boards are the foundation.

 

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Cypress Knee Fairy House

The arches in this cypress knee look just like an entryway to an imaginary woodland. So I embellished it to complete the scene.

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Tea by the Sea

The inspiration came from my sister in law who collects tea pots and appreciates shells. So, for her birthday I made this fairy house.

 

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Miniature Garden (o.k., Fairy Garden too)

My wife and her sisters wanted to give another sister a special gift for her birthday. They started with this aqua colored ceramic ball and we got creative around it. Thanks to Driftwood Garden Center in Estero, FL for the fairy garden inspiration. Thanks also to Sundance Orchids and Bromeliads in Ft. Myers, FL for having such a huge collection of bromeliads to choose from.

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