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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Chicken Coop Fairy Garden in the Making

I have been wanting to create a chicken coop fairy garden. Lo and behold my favorite little shop had just the perfect thing.


It had to come home with me and now it sits awaiting its place in the garden.


Loved the old time wash tubs.


I think I will plant it in a large pot with brilliant green Scotch moss but what I need most are some little chickens. Any ideas where to order some?



36 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your little chiccken coop and accessories. How fun is this. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, that is so darling!!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Elaine, it is going to be so darling! I know that I have seen tiny chickens somewhere. What about a toy shop that has cool farm animals? There is one here in UT that carries a unique line. Wonder if they would have them. They may ship. If interested I could check it out for you. Love the little washtubs. Can't wait to see it when it's in the garden!
hugs,
Jann

Lisa Tucker said...

Oh my goodness....now you have me wanting to have a chicken coop fairy garden...:) Your coop is adorable!!!

Tina Leigh said...

That's so cute! Maybe you can find some in the kids section at Walmart or Tractor Supply if you have one there. They have a lot if little farm toys at Tractor Supply.

Dawn said...

OMG this is going to be so stinkin cute:) Can't wait to see it all come together.

Acorn to Oak said...

That's going to be so cute! I love all the little things you found. I'd like to know where you found them.

I started shopping for fairy garden supplies last week. I found three places in SoCal that have stuff...Roger's Gardens, The Dragonfly Shops in Orange (they're online too), and M and M Nursery (online as "thefairygardenexpert.net"). The last place had the most. They had lots of supplies, the best plants and lots of fairy gardens to look at. It was a lot of fun. If you don't see what you're looking for on their website, I'd call. Seems like there was more in the store than what I see on their website. They might have chickens.

I found some containers for my garden(s) and I'm planning to go back to M and M this week to get supplies and plants for it. I'm so excited.

Can't wait to see how your garden turns out too. Have fun!

20 North Ora said...

That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. So you!!

Judy

Kris said...

That is SO cute!!!!! Love it!
xo Kris

Rachy said...

How adorable is that!!! x

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Oh this is beyond adorable!! I can't wait to see it in your garden..
XO

Christina said...

That is just too cute! What a fun find!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Oh, Elaine! How adorable.
Sherry

Simply Shelley said...

Wonderful...I love the washtubs...so cute! Can't wait to see your little garden complete.....Blessings

Diana Schmied said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see the finished project. I know Michaels and Hobby Lobby both have "good" plastic farm animals, including chickens. I don't know whether they will be in proper scale, or what their cost is. You might also check train hobbyist suppliers.

Linda W. said...

Ohhhh....so cute! And so perfect for you! A great find.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

that is so cute! So will this be in a tub with a little garden? Or in your real garden? Neat!

Echoes From the Hill said...

For little chickens, try Schleich toys. You can get them on The Schleich website or even on amazon.com
nancyr

nancy said...

Most craft stores here sell scotch moss...

Teresa said...

Try www.miniatures.com for 1" scale chickens. I don't know how big your house is for the garden, but these fit in a dollhouse sized yard. My 1 room dollhouse is 10 1/2 inches tall x 12 inches wide. Without any additions, except for a yard. Hobby Lobby may also have some. but might not be in scale.
I love your little house. You can also pick up pots in different colors if you want to do plants.

Faith said...

I would have done the very same..I didn't even know there was anything like this. I've got to go on the hunt. Who doesn't love miniature anything...so cute....thank you for the share...

Susan said...

This is going to be adorable. Do you have Michael's Craft Store? They have little animals of all kind.

Also, the Vermont Country Store (which has mail order) has small animals and I"m almost sure I saw chickens there.

Good luck! Cluck cluck cluck Susan

Michelle said...

So cute, can't wait to see what you do with it. It looks darling just like it is.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

you can check Tractor supply they have miniature livestock. Kind of pricey but they have it.
Otherwise, you might try making some out of salt dough...let Q help and you can paint them!
be creative!
otherwise...check etsy. :/

It is so cute, I see why you brought it home! Can't wait to see it all done up.

Pat

Debra @ Homespun said...

this is adorable!
Elaine are you discontinuing your sunday party ?

Hindustanka said...

What an idea! I like so much little chicken house :)
You can try finding those China made little yellow chickens which seat in the baskets.
Have a wonderful day!

Rachel Lloyd said...

Ok way too cute!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I would have brought that home too! Can't wait to see what you do with it...I love fairy gardens! Hugs, Penny

C. M. Designs said...

What a unique idea to make a chicken house fairy garden.. How about if you used Sculpey to make your chickens. It comes in all colors. After it is baked I think it would withstand the weather.
You could even make chicken feeders, containers for water,eggs, etc.
I will be looking forward to seeing all of your creativity. I know it will be so much fun.
Charlotte in Va.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Oh wow! How cute is this ?!

You can do a google search for the chickens, or maybe try Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Don't forget to post the end result!

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

Adorable!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How cute, Elaine! I find miniatures hard to resist. I always check them out when I see them. I need to refresh my little fairy garden. Have you checked on Etsy for the chickens?

✿Carol✿ said...

OMG, I can't wait to see this little fairy garden come to life! It used to be so easy to find little miniatures in the stores. Hobby Lobby is the only one that I know of that has dollhouse accessories. Or there's always Etsy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is so adorable! What a cute idea and it fits in perfectly with your decor! Enjoy your day my friend!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

What a cute idea. I have no idea about where to find chickens, but I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Jennifer said...

This is SO adorable!