Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hobbit Garden!

Fairy Gardens and Pinterest...
I've been seeing a lot of Fairy Gardens on Pinterest and thought to myself  "I need to make one of those!"  Then my lazy self whispered back..."Too much work...besides, you have one already.  Remember the Hobbit Gardens you used to make?"
With the new Hobbit movie coming out in December, the dear little Hobbity creatures have been in my mind. 

I was a big fan of The Lord of the Rings.  I once turned all of my flower beds into Hobbit gardens...with Hobbit-sized everything.  One was "Bilbo's Tea Party" and another was called "Short Cut to Mushrooms."  "The Hill" garden had a miniature picket fence, a three-foot tall scarecrow guarding the miniature corn and sunflowers that grew inside the fence.  I wish I had taken pictures.

Tabletop Hobbit Garden...
It's been more than ten years since I made the little Hobbit garden.  It sat on a table in the hall.  Over the years, the moss has faded, but at least it's still in one piece.  I don't have much luck with living house plants...so I'm I am grateful for the invention of realistic silk flowers!  A birdhouse will have to make do for "Bag End."  But at least the door is round!

My poor little "Party Business" sign has seen better days.  Couldn't find a Middle Earth font...oh, well!  I'm sure it will discourage the Sackville-Bagginses from entering.


The dear little toad in the corner of the yard still waits for Bilbo's return.  Bilbo has gone to the Party Tree to supervise party preparations.  When the fireworks start...Toad will pop back into his hole.

Bilbo's Eleventy-First Birthday...
Bilbo is in fine form tonight.  He's wearing his best vest with his shiniest brass buttons.  He is very vain, you know.  Right now he is rehearsing for his big speech and finale.  "...Eleventy-one years is too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable Hobbits. I don't know half of you as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you as well as you deserve."  I am sure he meant it as a compliment.  One could probably say the same about fellow bloggers...LOL!

Time to go back to Pinterest and collect more ideas for things I am too lazy to make.


12 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

I really wish you had taken pictures of your Hobbit Gardens too! Some of my favorite scenes from The Lord Of The Rings are the ones with The Shire. I want to live there! I love your little tabletop garden. It's magical! And we are beyond excited to see the movie when it comes out!

vintage grey said...

Your Hobbit Garden is darling!! Hope you are having a lovely day!! xo Heather

Dorothy said...

Your Hobbit garden is too cute, I love it. And you are definetly not lazy!:)

retrorevival.biz said...

How cute is this?! Nice job:)

~Cindy

Betsy said...

I love the details Shirley! I have to admit, I haven't read The Hobbit since my freshman year in high school. But your little Hobbit Garden is just adorable.

Betsy

Dorothy said...

Hello again, Shirley!
I left you an award at my blog, if you want, you can stop by and pick it up!
~~Dorothy

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Shirley,
Your whimsical post has surely put a smile on my face!
You are so very artistic and I see your cute sense of humor coming through!
I'm playing a bit of catch up today, having just returned from the Oregon Coast. 51 of our family just celebrated my Mom on her 90th birthday. We had so much to eat, great conversation, walks on the beach and a bonfire the last night. It was an event to remember!
I hope you have a wonderful week, my sweet friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Toni said...

Hi Shirley - Love your hobbit house. LOTR is my Mister & mines fave movie. When it came out we would take the day off to go see it while J was in day care. Anywhoo - it is great to have time to visit you again. Have a great evening.

D said...

Hi, Shirley,
Thanks for stopping by. I love your little Hobbit house and wouldn't have been able to tell it was that old. I am sure with you on the real plants. Plus they are too much trouble. (I have a fake bird in my bird cage, too) :)
D

Pollyanna said...

Oh my, such a very charming post, and an adorable Hobbit Garden!! I love the description of your hobbit gardens, maybe this year you can recreate just one ... to share!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Love your Hobbit Garden! What a fun little corner! I have been thinking it will be fun to make a miniature garden. I like your idea of using moss and silk flowers! I might use some succulants!
Blessings,
Susie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Love your Hobbit Garden! What a fun little corner! I have been thinking it will be fun to make a miniature garden. I like your idea of using moss and silk flowers! I might use some succulants!
Blessings,
Susie