Friday, August 31, 2012

A Dance with the Fairies of Bunnyville Ivy

If you saw my earlier posts this week, you know that my nieces and nephew visited with us for a few days. We had the most wonderful time. This is a story of my youngest niece, Noelle, and the fairy dance.


Noelle, is eight. She is a magical little sprite that lives in her own little happy world. Much like her Auntie indeed. ;) I have her convinced there are fairies living in the ivy plant on the back porch. (my sister say's she'll forward the therapy bill to me later. hee,hee,hee)


They are "The Fairies of Bunnyville Ivy." They are the caretakers of bunnies and other critters of the woods. They don't show themselves to humans, but Noelle is special. They sent her an invitation to a dance. Noelle told my sister she needed to go to the store at once as she must have a new dress and a tiara for the dance. She was so excited!

Please enjoy this music as you read the rest of this post. This is the music I played at the dance. It is from one of my most favorite artists, Loreena McKennitt.





Nightengale, one of the fairies from Bunnyville Ivy, knew that she was not suppose to show herself to Noelle. You see that is against the fairy rules as humans can be quite cruel and mean to each other and to critters. Only those with kindness and love of all things can be in the fairy land. However, Nightengale knew that Noelle was kind and gentle so she had this sculpture made of her and asked me to give it to Noelle before the dance.


As the night drew near and the fairy light came on in Bunnyville Ivy, Noelle prepared for the dance. She put on her new dress and her tiara. I gave her my beloved, magical, bunny jewelry, handmade by my dear friend, Joanne May, to wear. Noelle's sister, Laura, took some lovely photos.


"Auntie?" said Noelle. "Aren't you going to dance with me? I don't want to be alone."
So like the adoring Auntie I am, I put on a dress (ick, gag, puke, ya know I don't do dresses) to dance with Noelle and the fairies.


Thank goodness Jonathan brought his Harry Potter wand as he had to keep lighting the darn fairy light!
We danced...


and danced...


and danced...


and danced.


It was a most wonderful time. The next morning there was a necklace filled with purple fairy dust in the ivy plant. There was also a note from the fairies to Noelle. They thanked her for the dance, told her she was so very beautiful and gave her the purple fairy dust as she was now one of them.


They reminded her that she must always have kindness and love for everyone and everything. The world is a beautiful place that we are blessed to live in.


It is good to be an Auntie and even better to be an eccentric, crazy, Auntie who lives in a magical, happy little world with bunnies. ;)

Have a magical and fun weekend. Purple Fairy Dust to you.
xx, Michelle, the Bunnies and the Fairies of Bunnyville Ivy.

36 comments:

Jeanette said...

What a beautiful story. Brought a happy tear to my eye. You both look beautiful. Hugs,

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Vroomans' Quilts said...

How sweet a story and what very pretty girls they are.

Pokey said...

Oh, Michelle, this sounds like such a happy memory you've created for your little niece! I'm glad the older siblings played along. You looked beautiful too, my dear!
I've had fun with the kindergartners digging for dinosaur bones, and having evidence of the leprechauns visiting our room in March. The kids loved it, and talk about it forever! Thank you for sharing ~
:-}pokey

shez said...

such a lovely post Shell xx

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Lovely!

Sunnybec said...

I wish I had an auntie like you when I was growing up. Hugs xxx

Heather said...

Such lucky children to have such a special Auntie. Those memories will be cherished!

StitchinByTheLake said...

First of all there's bound to be a fairy/bunny design dancing somewhere in your head right about now - right? Surely! Second, you need to write a children's book. Seriously. I bet it would be awesome! blessings, marlene

Debbie said...

What a fun story!!!! You all look beautiful!

DebbieM said...

Noelle is very lucky to have a wonderful Auntie like you. I played Loreena's music as I read and enjoyed the pictures, that was awesome. One of my favorite composers and musicians from Canada is Hennie Becker. I have all of his CD's and play it often when I need to relax.

speedyrabbit said...

beautiful and fun,what a wonderful time you all had!

Jo in TAS said...

Oh Shell, you're an awesome Auntie, i bet Noelle will remember this forever.
Hugs
Jo

Allie said...

Michelle, you win Aunt of the Year. What an amazing auntie you are. I have my own wonderful auntie and I know how magical she has made my world...
You girls are just so very gorgeous!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear, I am finding that my blog list is now working and I am late to everyone's posts! YOU ARE MY KInD OF PERSON! I BELIEVE! Tell your niece that there is another person out there (me) that KNOWS there are fairies that love the bunnies! Did you get your tags?

YOU ALL LOOK SPLENDID and I love THE MUSIC!

Hugs to all and may the fairies protect you and your bunnies....we are keeping watch for whatever came into our garden the other day.....Anita

Cindy said...

:0)

JCnNC said...

Just beautiful and loved seeing the playful and mystical side of Shell. More importantly is that you created a memory forever - what we do and learn in childhood stays in the heart. I also love new age music and have not heard of this one. Judy C

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Michelle this is so sweet. What a special time and memory for these lovely girls. It's great they have such a fun loving Auntie.

Sharon said...

Shell,

I love this post. After meeting Noelle, she definitely has a sweet fairy spirt. She is blessed to have you to dance with!

evelyn said...

You are the best Auntie ever! Love the story. What special, and happy memories you will all have.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Such a joy-filled post, Shell...and more than that, you made me remember that it's fun to let go and be childlike. You're a wonderful auntie!
Hugs
Jenny
xxxxxxx

Judy B said...

You are a awesome Auntie! The music is fantastic.

Vicki said...

Hi Michelle, what a wonderful auntie you are to put such magic into your niece's life. It is something that she will always remember. There isn't enough magic in childhood now. If feel sad when I hear about children who don't believe in fairies. Imagination is a wonderful gift which should be nurtured in our children. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

Christina said...

Magic is so rare today. You gave some magic to your niece.(and to yourself)That is priceless and the memories for her....

Crafty Green Poet said...

how lovely, you're a wonderful aunty!

Karen said...

Such lovely memories you have created for your niece! She will remember them always. YOU are magical!

Karen said...

That is a lovely memory you created for your niece :) What fun that must have been (even if you had to wear a dress, and a beautiful one it was)!!! It all took a lot of planning and timing to pull it off - good one Shell!!! I agree, an eccentric Auntie is the way to go. Teach them to enjoy life and the life that surrounds them, no matter how silly they may think they look. Life is meant to be enjoyed to its fullest and you taught her a wonderful lesson :) Hugs to you - karen

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Joanne said...

Hi Shell,
I loved the fairy story and the photos of you all.
Noelle, you look really pretty in your white dress and the bunny jewellery... I totally understand when you got a dance, you have to dance!
The 12th picture of you with your aunty Shell really made me smile because you have such a serious little face!
I know you have to get those fairy dance moves just right! ;-))

Have a beautiful weekend.

Fairy Sparkles.
Jo May.
xxx

P.S. Great music too by Loreena!

bunnits said...

What beautiful ladies. Your nieces are lovely.

BTW, Auntie, you look gawgus!

Kim said...

So fun to see a little girl be a little girl having simple fun with her favorite Aunt.
Mu granddaughter is so into fairies and you have given me some wonderful ideas to share with her.

Happy Sewing

Rabbits' Guy said...

You numb-wit. Now they'll be back again and again and again ... heck - even some of your followers will be sending their kids over. Your business is down the tubes.

Quilt Kitty said...

Noelle is blessed to have such an amazing Aunty & you look great in your dress. What a special bunny you are! I'm still wiping the tears from my eyes. Tracee xx

Barb said...

You both are soooooooooooo adorable!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Lovely story and the photos of you are so beautiful dancing.
Noelle will have such happy memories that will last a lifetime, with the magical time she had staying with you.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Raewyn said...

A beautiful story and beautiful photos, Michelle. So nice to see magic is still alive and well.