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Department 56 Enchanted Guardians Fairy Garden

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I'd heard of Department 56 Christmas villages. But until last week, I didn't know they had begun to put out products year round. This is how I came to get these Enchanted Guardians figurines for my own fairy garden. From the launch of this fairy garden line.

I scooped out the plants there were in the top galvanized container, and created a fairy garden there, with herbs and potato vines.

Just look at these creatures. Aren't they precious? Even a little mouse settled down in the moss they sent.

A squirrel is in charge of watching over the lemon verbena, which probably isn't a hard job, for it smells so wonderful.

The hedgehog is is adorable with his realistic texture and big expressive eyes.

Here is the little girl fairy in all her glory. Long blond hair and a flower bloom for a hat in front of the gate.

Guardian Porcupine is in charge of the sage and mint and thyme.

They all have a job to do, tending the herb garden. It smells so heavenly with the intermingling of mints, lemon verbena and pineapple sage.

A most precious crew of fairy guardians, wouldn't you say? The detail is just fantastic, and I am so pleased they chose me for this project.

Enter to win $500 in Enchanted Guardians product from this line at Department 56 here. 

(Visit D56's web site for a chance to win a full set of your own!) 
Brenda Pruitt
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  1. Hi Brenda. I knew they did the Christmas Villages, but had no idea about the Enchanted Guardians. They are so wonderful! I certainly will need to add a few to my garden.

  2. you really are the perfect person to choose for this project too! You have such a pretty container garden on your patio and you really want to see the fairies up close. They are all so adorable and add a lot of fun to your patio.

  3. Brenda, these little guys are so cute and make a perfect fairy garden for you! I'm so glad you got the chance to do this!

  4. That's so sweet! As spring goes on I can imagine how full and pretty this little garden will be.

  5. Department 56s Enchanted Guardians are sooooo cute.. It would be hard for me to choose and to know when to stop choosing their adorable fairy garden items.
    Your garden is adorable. You have such a "knack" for arranging everything in your garden and in your home.

  6. They're all gorgeous! I love them! I MUST have all the little animals especially the winged bunny. are they
    for sale now?

  7. That is so sweet, Brenda! I love fairy gardens and those little figurines are really cute in your herb garden!

  8. I made my first fairy garden last year, looks like I'll need to make another just so I can get some of these!

  9. Congratulations, Brenda! Your fairy garden is adorable, but I'm afraid to look at all of D56's goodies ~ could be QUITE addicting!!
    You did a great job ~

  10. I have never made a fairy garden, but now I am tempted!

  11. I am very tempted to do this. I have been wanting a fairy garden for a long time. I like these animals alot! And your idea to use herbs is fantastic!

  12. So sweet! Love your fairy garden and guardians!

  13. They are adorable... have a bit of a Marjolein Bastion vibe going... just too cute! And you have me on the hunt for petunias like you showed in your last post. Still waaaaaay too early in Ohio for petunias but a girl can dream.

  14. Brenda, when you wrote about your fairy gardens a few years ago, you inspired me. You certainly were ahead of the trend!

  15. I do fairy gardens every year and i love them! So fun!!

  16. My mother collected the houses and while I thought they were cute, I was never addicted. Now this. This I love. It could be a real problem for me with two little grand daughters. To share or not to share? Hahaha.

  17. absolutely enchanting! I've wanted to do a fairy garden but we've yet to get serious about it. There are several in the village that I like to visit!

  18. Department 56, has such quality merchandise and just look at these cuties in your gardens!
    Perfectly magical~

  19. It's so funny as I was just wondering about them this morning and their Christmas houses, if they were still in business. How sweet everything is living among all the wonderful smelling herbs!

  20. You're giving me garden fever Brenda! It will be so nice to get outside and dig in the dirt soon. Cute finds-thanks for sharing!

  21. This is so darling! I love the plant ideas. I have a little granddaughter who when she gets a little older, this will be a sweet project we can do together.

  22. I think this is absolutely darling. As the plants grow, the scene will change which is the fun part. I am surprised that no one mentioned that it looks like that is one of those cute little hedgehogs, isn't it? Gosh those things are cute.

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  24. So cute! But that little porcupine is actually a hedgehog. I got to hold one for the first time recently--he was adorable! Happy gardening.

  25. Your fairy garden is just darling! Love the container and of course all the friends xo

  26. Could they have picked a more enthusiastic person to highlight their adorable merchandise? I think not.

  27. I'd never heard of Department 56 before, Christmas or otherwise. By the post's title in my email I wad expecting something 'officey'. Well, now I'm in the know!

    The figurines are very cute. Yesterday evening I was eyeing a big galvanized tub at a discount store and just now had been debating about going back to get it. (The cold pouring rain is encouraging me to stay inside where it is nice and warm).

    Now I MUST go out and get one!

  28. Adorable! You did a great job. I am going to order some right now! Gayle

  29. My sister is a huge Dept 56 fan...all year round! Cute!

  30. Brenda, these are so cute the way you have them arranged among your herbs. I would love to get at least a couple of them to enchant my herb garden, too.

  31. Looking forward to add some fairies to my garden too Brenda!

  32. The fairy garden is so cute with its new occupants! They have their work cut out for them since all your herbs and potato vines look to be very healthy and vigorous. I hope you'll post another photo of it later on when the plants get bigger. I'm pinning the top picture to my Fairy Gardens Pinterest Board--thanks for sharing it with us.

  33. I thought I left you a comment, but....anyway- I "said" I didn't know Dept 56 made anything to do with fairies either. What a fun collection for someone to start (not me- I am over collected now!) Have a great night, Brenda~ xo Diana

  34. Adorable ,really adorable. and they look so cute in your galvanized container. Sorry I've been missing, I spilled a whole glass of ice tea on my laptop and it electrocuted itself! So I'm using a 17 year old dinosaur and it hardly moves, takes near a minute to type two works. Did you get anything from me?

  35. Such a cute little fairy garden, I know a little girl here who would be enchanted by it! You always put things together so beautifully, Brenda, whatever it is that you are arranging!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  36. Your garden is adorable, Brenda. xo Laura

  37. Absolutely adorable!! It looks great!

  38. Beautiful! I haven't ever made a fairy garden, but now I think I'll have to try one. I love the cute little Guardians! You've probably said before, but I've you drill holes in the bottoms of your galvanized tubs?

  39. This is great Brenda! Charming little creatures! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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