Would you like to join the fairies for tea?
by Catherine Macri
(Steep Falls, Maine USA)
On Going Garden Fairy Tea Party
This is a portion of our play space. My dad made the stove/sink, refrigerator, storage bins and tapestry table (which doubles as a craft table and kitchen table. The top comes off to work on the tapestry beneath).
The fairies join the kids often for tea and all the dolls/stuffies seen here were made by the children, friends, grandma or me with the exception of the fairy house and fairies. They were a loving gift from grandma. The pinwheels were made by the kids and displayed in the window in winter to mimic flowers (we had a long winter). The silk hanging over the kitchen serves to delineate this area from the other areas in our play/school spaces.
On the left of this space is our piano and music area. The piano also serves as a nature table. On the right there is a kid size woodworking bench where the kids made their birdhouses this spring.
In front of this area is our circle area. Behind the circle area is our handwork area which is filled with a comfy couch for reading and handwork and child-sized school desks.
Next to that area is our train/castle table which also serves as a toy bin for the trains and castle pieces.