The Fairy Ball. - The Magic Onions

The Fairy Ball.

Oh, the luck of it!! The utter good fortune!! You won’t believe it, we hardly can! Hold your breath – We. Were. Invited. To. The. Fairy. Ball! Oh, the excitement!
We dressed up in our Sunday Bests and followed the magical fairy invitation… down the path, over the stream, under the Weeping Willow, over the stepping stones and, finally we found them, in a clearing, surrounded by toadstools.
There was Lilac, in her purple scented splendor.

And Sea Pink, in her frilly frock.
Wild Strawberry looked dashing indeed, in his scarlet jacket and green tunic.
Little Welsh Onion looked lovely in her white shift.
Daffodil shone in her golden gown.
Handsome Aster twirled magnificently in his fluffy collar.
While crimson Camellia sat with perfect poise.
Playful blossom giggled naughtily.

And was told rather sternly by Mother Rose to mind her manners!

But our favorite of all was this blue and silver gentleman, rugged and strong. He was terribly mysterious, though, and vanished before we could find out his name… perhaps you might know it?
What a wonderful Spring celebration it was… such pretty fairies all around. Who, prey tell, is your favorite from the ball?
Blessings and magic.
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. looks like borage to me. if so, yum-yum. it’s been a while since i grew it, so check to be sure first. we just got some borage seeds and i am excited! beautiful blossoms. you are blessed to be invited to such a ball!! ;)

  2. Wow, so beautifully dressed! I especially love that crimson Camellia- wow, such perfection! And I want to live somewhere where there are WILD strawberries! How awesome!

  3. How magical!


  4. Amazing post! Love the fairies! :)

  5. Oh what a lovely gala!! We have a cheerful Oleander who sits outside our window, beckoning us to come out and play. :)

  6. Your gentleman’s name is Borage. My favorite in the ball was crimson Camellia.

  7. I miss Lilacs, you have no idea. A big heaping vase on a kitchen table. Mmmmm. That’s one of my most missed plants.

    Beautiful ball! Very lucky family!

  8. Beautiful photos Donni!

  9. Thank you for those lovely flowers – here it’s only the beginning of sping yet. I found the first wood anemones yesterday.

  10. borage indeed. The flowers taste like cucumber. so lovely in a salad!

  11. how beautiful, I must say I am a fan of the humble daisy and so wish we had some in our lawn. I could spend many a happy hour making daisy chains.

  12. So many lovely guests in all their splendor! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Mother Rose was mine, lovely words. cheers Marie

  14. beautiful! loved your santa barbara daisies the best.

  15. Ah, yes, that is borage. A wonderful plant to have around. A favorite of bees and all sorts of pollinators. A great partner to strawberries. Can be used medicinally as well as an edible. A self-seeding annual.

  16. What a lovely ball! I think lilac is my favorite!
    happy tuesday

  17. A beautiful fairy ball!

  18. Oh how lucky you are to be surrounded by such fairy goodness! I think you last fairy friend is probably borage.

  19. What fabulous pictures! i wish we had so many flowers blooming here! Just starting to see daffodils and Glory of the snow.

    Your last photo is indeed borage. i had to pull a bunch of mine out last year because it invaded my strawberry bed. i do hope it reseeds again though. :)

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  21. What a lovely ball! Thanks so much for inviting us to come.

    By the way borage is a wonderful edible flower/herb! It is a wonderful addition to salads and adorning pretty spring cakes!

  22. What a magical wonderland! Thank you for sharing!!!

  23. I use borage flowers to decorate my cup cakes :)

  24. Drop borage in an ice cube tray to make lemonade that much more special!

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