Brownie House Garden

My husband built a Brownie House a few months ago, hoping to attract a nice family of Brownies to help us fix the many broken items we have at our home.
imagewpid-20150701_122637.jpgBrownies are flightless fairy folk, similar to a hobgoblin, who love to fix things that are broken and improving them where possible. They do not like to be seen and will only work at night, traditionally in exchange for small gifts of food. Among food, they especially enjoy porridge and honey. Also, when ingredients are left out, they will bake something delicious, although they always attempt to make it into a dessert. I must have been a Brownie in a past life….

The Brownies that moved in didn’t seem to like the front walk and re-laid it more to their liking. I wanted their home to be a lovely retreat to enjoy during the day while they were resting from all the hard work they put into our broken items at night. I thought the flowers were a great touch. The Brownies must have agreed, as they added shiny glass gazing balls to their yard.

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Β© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

58 thoughts on “Brownie House Garden

  1. We have a tree out front with a little door and tiny mailbox at the base. It generates so much excitement from passing small children! Such a small thing. So much pleasure. πŸ™‚

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  2. I love your brownie house. Haven’t heard of them before. We had a fairy door in the lounge room for Christmas and I think the kids ripped it off and it’s now been filed. My husband has been working so hard on renovating our kitchen and after 14 years in the laundry, the dishwasher finally made it into the kitchen tonight…no leaks either! Happy wife, happy life!
    By the way, bought myself a couple of bunches of daffodils today. They are so happy and bright! Meanwhile, my fingers are frozen and purple as I type. Definitely time for bed or was that an hour ago? xx Ro

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  3. Wow. This is wonderfully adorable. And as I’ve literally just finished a middle-grade fairy mystery story for my publisher, I’m up to my eyebrows in all things of this size and fascination. Still not tired of it. What a world.

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  4. I have a book with all the months illustrated by Palmer Cox who envisioned Brownies with their adventures in an anthology. You may find his adorable and troublemaking characters amusing. I posted a few of his “stories,” for a month or two.
    This house is precious and I like your own Brownies who rearranged their walkway. I like how you taught me they can also be helpful. Smiles, Robin

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