Saturday 24 March 2012

Primroses and Flower Fairies

Primroses flowering in our garden.

The Primrose Fairy from Cecily Mary Barker's Book of the Flower Fairies

The Primrose opens wide in spring; her scent is sweet and good: It smells of every happy thing in sunny lane and wood. She's dear to folk throughout the land, in her is nothing mean, she freely spreads on every hand her petals pale and clean. 

Primroses and fairies on the front cover 

I adore spring flowers and you? Happy Spring!

The book of the flower fairies is now sold, thank you for your interest. 


  1. Yes, I like fairies and Cicely M. Barker.

    Happy Spring to you too Barbara. In Australia we are now in Autumn and can feel the change in the weather.


  2. barbaraannefisher24 March 2012 at 21:57

    Michelle, that’s another thing we have in common then! Do you follow Megan at Storybook Love Affair? She lives in Adelaide and has just written a lovely post about the things she is looking forward to during the autumn.

  3. flower fairies are my favorites. This book looks charming.

  4. This is really lovely Barbara - flowers and fairies - two of my favourite things (as I'm sure you already know!) The effect you have achieved is so fresh and beautiful and Cicely M Barker captured the spirit of these fairies so well.

    You should maybe link this page to Ewa's Flowers on Saturday at

    I'm sure you'll enjoy her blog as well if it is one you haven't discovered yet.

  5. The primroses are so pretty, lovely pic! I love fairies too :)

  6. barbaraannefisher25 March 2012 at 22:26

    Cicely Mary Barker is one of my favourite fairy artists, and this is a very special book because it contains more than forty of her illustrations.

  7. barbaraannefisher26 March 2012 at 12:10

    Yes, I do know you like them, and was hoping you would call in to see them. I don’t think there can ever be too many flowers or fairies. Ewa’s flowers on Saturday is new to me, so I’m going to call there now. Thanks Sharon, I appreciate your comment and the link.

  8. barbaraannefisher26 March 2012 at 12:16

    Hi Megan, I agree about the primroses and look forward to seeing them every year. The bluebells should be in flower soon – I will have to see if Cicely Mary Barker did a Bluebell fairy – I’m pretty sure she did, so will try to find a pic.

  9. What gorgeous primroses! I just love them! I am a HUGE fan of fairies. The book of fairies and flowers looks like such fun. I have quite a few books on fairies- but I don't have the one you posted! Beautiful!

  10. barbaraannefisher28 March 2012 at 19:33

    The primroses have been really beautiful this year. It is a lovely book, and the fact that it’s a compilation means you get lots more fairies in one place!

  11. Your primroses are so pretty! And they smell of every happy thing ... ah, I bet they do, with all the fairies in your garden. :)

  12. barbaraannefisher29 March 2012 at 18:26

    They do and the fairies and I love them!

  13. barbaraannefisher31 March 2012 at 07:36

    Thank you!


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