Elvish Alternatives to Red and Green

Santa’s helpers? Christmas elves of the movie era are well-recognized as helpful little green-and-red-clad men with pointy ears who love to make toys—but the original elves were not quite so bubbly. ...
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Fairy Lights for the Holidays

What do you call those long strings of colored and white lights that appear in December? We Americans tend to call them what they are: ‘holiday lights,’ or ‘Christmas lights’ or ...
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12 Days of Christmas Fairy

Each of the first 12 days of December, we’ve posted a different fairy-inspired ornament on our Tumblr to help make your holiday decorating a little more fantastic. Below is a gallery ...
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Sugar Plum Fairy Dolls

Few fairy characters are as widely known as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Popularized by composer Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker Suite, the Sugar Plum Fairy has little documented history before the ...
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Woven Cloak of Elvin Kind

You certainly don’t have to stop enjoying the enchantment of dress-up and make-believe just because Halloween is over. There is a wonderful world of myth a child might find cloaked for ...
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Last-Minute Fairy, Gnome, and Hobbit Costumes for the Whole Family

Halloween as a celebration of costume and make-believe does not enjoy a lengthy history. The earliest recorded mention of donning a costume is around the year 1900. According to Wikipedia, “early ...
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This “Flying” Fairy Doll Comes with an Elaborate Backstory and Lovely Illustrations

Fairy sisters Eva, Daria, Alexa, come from the titular realm Slightly Above Time. Newcomers Mara and Aerioth also hail from the same land. Each of the five is her own character, ...
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For the Love of Gnome

Gnomes are often depicted as jovial little men wearing red hats and a wide belt. The iconic red gnome cap is a folklore detail that originates from ancient Mediterranean fisherman tradition. ...
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Fabric Fairy Dolls

With myriad textures, a full spectrum of colors, and every sheen under the sun at artists' fingertips, fabric lends itself beautifully to highly creative endeavors. Designing a fairy (in any medium) ...
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Hand-Crafted Gnomes: Small Wonders

Last week we reported on the mysterious Telephone-Pole Gnomes of Oakland, tiny painted gnomes that have added whimsy and life to otherwise ordinary streets. We encourage taking this to an even ...
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