the hydrangea fairy.



When I was younger I had a yellow cardboard shoebox hidden in the overgrown grass beside the swing. I used it to send letters to the fairies at the top of my garden. They always wrote back. It was usually silly little comments, like how school was doing and how I should play nice with my brother. To be honest, it didn't matter what the letters said; I was just happy to be getting mail. (I'm twenty years old and still feel the same way.)

In some ways the fairies were my first friends. From a very early age, I spent a lot of time holed up in my imagination, making daisy chains with tiny winged people and sleeping in silky hammocks pegged underneath mushrooms. I guess I have carried my love of those imaginary friends throughout my life. I mean, hey, my Pinterest username is fairiies. I don't plan to let go.

Last week, in the midst of a midnight beach adventure, conversation turned to birthdays. My twenty-first is coming up, surprisingly quickly. (I'm at the point in my life where all I do is go to 21st parties.) Dress ups are fun, aren't they? Do you want me to tell you about how I wasn't allowed to go trick or treating and so I wrapped myself in a bright green curtain (I do wonder about that curtain sometimes), pretending to be a crocodile, and wriggled around the house? Point is, dress ups are fun. The last fancy dress party I went to was last Christmas and it was Gatsby themed. Pretty bloody awesome, if I may say so myself.

I bought the top shown below in my most recent online shopping binge. The sequins are actually much more colourful than they look in the picture. It's basically me down to a T. In my wardrobe are the fairy wings I got from this year's Easter show. All I need now is a tulle skirt. Do you see where I'm going with this?

Yeah. I want to throw a fairy-themed 21st.


top from boohoo, hair wreath from sweetlittlesparrow @ etsy

Just imagine all the glittery things I could use as decoration! And the fairy bread! The invitations! Holy crap I'm so excited.

(Sad story: Eventually the fairies stopped replying. Mum said rats or possums had chased them away. It wasn't until many, many years later that I realised the resemblance between my fairy replies and mum's shopping list. End of childhood.)

15 comments:

  1. YAY A NEW POST! This is the cutest ever. I absolutely love that grey tulle skirt! I wish I lived closer to you because I would freaking love to go to a fairy themed party - haven't been to one in 7+ years!


    Also if you love mail you should email me your address and I'll send you some :)

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  2. You're mum is so nice for replying to your letters. Ya gotta give her credit, she tried.
    Yes yes please do a diary themed party! I have a fairy-ish dress hehe

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  3. Please tell me I'm invited to said fairy themed party... :3 Dinah, you need to move to California so you and I can have all the themed parties we want (I've never been to one, sadly)

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  4. i know right? i feel this sudden need for a tulle skirt. wish you lived closed too! damn :( bit of a trek for one party though i guess?


    i totally will. which email address?

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  5. she did try ahaha.
    so glad you like the idea. not sure anyone else is going to, ahaha.

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  6. you are most definitely invited. y u no move to sydney aye?

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  7. ooh, really? picture?


    i'll snail mail you if you want! mail is fun innit.

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  8. i've actually been looking at tulle skirts for months but can't seem to find the perfect one! it'll happen eventually.


    notxpictured@gmail.com :)

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  9. i love those shoes sooo much! there are so many other keds shoes i want because of pretty designs but so expensive. :( ooooh i would love snail mail!! i'll email you my address. =D snail mail is so much fun!

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  10. http://oi57.tinypic.com/28bcgi9.jpg i love those shoes sooo much! there are so many other keds shoes i want because of pretty designs but so expensive. :( ooooh i would love snail mail!! i'll email you my address. =D snail mail is so much fun!

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  11. that comment probably went twice and i'm so sorry lol

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  12. oooh i like! same with vans though. i want mooooore but exp :(

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  13. we'll work something out :P

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  14. Great theme for a party!!!!!

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