Flower Fairies Candytuft Teapot

Flower Fairies Candytuft Teapot from by Enesco available from Gift Giving… All wrapped up is a beautiful ceramic teapot, perfect for every afternoon tea event.  With it’s Flower Fairy design and pastel pink shade, it really does give off an elegant feel and would look fabulous either on a dresser or on a table for tea when friends or family pop around.

The teapot comes in a pretty and sturdy cardboard box with a handle that actually makes it an attractive package, perfect for gifting to someone.  Standing at 16.5cm tall the teapot is a really good size, perfect for lots of tea over an afternoon of chatter!

The design is sturdy but has a delicate feel with the Flower Fairies decor originally drawn by Cicely Mary Barker and first published in 1923.  They’ve now been given a contemporary update with the coloured background and been applied to a range of gifts to include jugs, cups, tote bags and scarfs.

The teapot is easy to hold and has a simple outline that’s easy to clean and use.  The lid is really pretty with the floral decor echoing the print around the sides.  I’m really pleased with this teapot and it’ll be displayed alongside some cake stands and other ornamental but useful pieces that I have and bring out for various occasions throughout the year.

If you are looking for a teapot that’s pretty, pink and a really good size then be sure to check this Flower Fairies one out!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Irish Fairy Door Perfect for Tooth Fairy Visits

The Irish Fairy Door Company make high quality wooden fairy doors perfect for little ones to bring the magic of fairy life into their homes and gardens.  My little 6yr old is a great believer in all things such as Santa, the Easter Bunny and of course the tooth fairy which he has been desperate to leave a tooth for but has yet to have lost one of his milk teeth, although I knew a fairy door would be perfect for him.

The Irish Fairy Door comes with everything you need to make a perfect home for a fairy and encourage lots of imaginative fun with little children.  We received the blue arched fairy door to try out and I knew my little Mister B would love setting it up as a few days prior he had the start of his first ever wobbly tooth!

The set is well thought out and comprehensive in the pieces included.

  • Wooden fairy door
  • Stepping stones
  • Notepad
  • Bottle with stopper and key inside
  • Welcome guide
  • Fairy lease agreement

Mister B was thrilled with the set when it arrived and amazingly got his first wobbly tooth a few days before it actually arrived so was very excited to set this up ready for the tooth fairy.  He was thrilled with the door and set it up on the skirting board outside his bedroom (at my suggestion thinking it will be easier to access than inside his room!).  The door is of very good quality, all wood with great detail that even Mister B commented on about how much he liked.  It can be used indoors or outside (just requiring a coat of varnish to help weatherproof) but ours was going to be inside as Mister B’s whole focus was on the tooth fairy.

The Fairy Welcome Guide is a lovely bright booklet that follows a story of a grandfather explaining to his grandchildren about the life of fairies and how to set up the door and believe in the little visitors.

The Fairy agreement is a scroll outlining your responsibilities which is really sweet and lovely.

Mister B wasn’t too bothered about the two above items and favoured the cute little key in a bottle and the stepping stones.  In fact we had a bit of a meltdown at the prospect that the fairy would take the key away and that would be how you knew she had visited!  So we decided that the fairy probably wouldn’t take the key and just use it when she arrived.

Mister B spent that day setting up his fairy door and was really excited with all the pieces.

Within a week or two his wobbly tooth fell out!!  I have never seen so much excitement and he couldn’t wait to put his tooth on one of the stepping stones ready for the tooth fairy to find at night whilst he was sleeping.  He wrote a cute little note on the note paper and left it all set up ready to check out again in the morning.

Of course we didn’t want to take away the key due to upsetting him, so left the bottle on it’s side with the cork stopper out and the key on the floor.  His tooth was gone and a £1 coin had appeared on the stepping stone instead.  Also the note he left against he wall was on the floor which totally convinced him that the tooth fairy had read it.

Overall this set of a fairy door from The Irish Fairy Door Company has been a total success.  My little boy really believes in the tooth fairy and his whole experience of losing his first tooth has been a pleasurable one that has been very much  enhanced by the fairy door.  He is a total believer and having a special place to leave his tooth meant so much to him.  He can’t wait to lose another one now and write a new note for the fairy.  This is a great concept that brings so much excitement, fun and memories to children – well worth checking out!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

The Other Kingdom TV Series on Nickelodeon

A new magical live action series, The Other Kingdom premieres in the UK on 8th August on Nickelodeon at 6.30pm.  It brings together the world of mythical creatures, magical beings and high school teens as the series follows the journey of Fairy Princess Astral (Esther Zynn) who has to choose between being a fairy princess or becoming human, as she is set to inherit the crown of her royal kingdom of Athenia.


Leaving her fairy world behind to pursue her ultimate dream of life as a mortal, Astral’s adventures begin when she enrolls into Theseus High School as a freshmen exchange student. With the help of her new friends Tristan (Callan Potter), Morgan (Celina Martin) and Devon (Taylor Adams) and magical spells and fairy dust, her journey through human teen-dom is full of laughs, self-discovery and romance, until a sinister plot threatens the fate of her fairy kingdom. With her time in the human world running out, she is torn between saving her homeland and choosing her new life—and she only has 90 days to decide.

DESCRIPTION: FAIRYLAND SEASON 1 GALLERY: Pictured: ASTRAL (ESTHER ZYSKIND) in FAIRYLAND SEASON 1 on Nickelodeon. Photo: MICHAEL WILLIAMS/Nickelodeon. © 2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

My daughter Miss M, has been lucky to preview the first episode of The Other Kingdom and I have to say she was glued, eager to find out what happens next.  She was also sent a box of goodies to help her transform into a fairy princess inspired by the style of Astral.

The other kingdom

She couldn’t wait to dress up and try out the fairy inspired tattoos and had an afternoon of fun trying out the various items.  It also helped her get into the mood and feel of the program leaving her feeling magical and inspired but a world you can only dream about.

The other side

Miss M is 8 yrs old and this series is perfect for her age.  She found it interesting, different to other series she watches and fell straight into the world of The Other Kingdom wanted to know what happens next.  I think it’s great when a series grabs your attention like that and shows that it has a good storyline.

We can’t wait to watch more episodes – make sure you catch the first episode on Nickelodeon 6.30pm Monday 8th August!

We received some fairy inspired goodies for sharing the show information with you.

Fairy Garden from Interplay – Review

Fairy Garden from Interplay is a really cute playset allowing for plenty of imagination creating a little world for your fairy to live in and then watch her garden grow.  The set begins as a craft kit and then turns into scene where you can watch the grass grow and play with various pieces moving them around.

WP_20160528_15_59_34_ProThe Fairy Garden comes with the pot, all the accessories and grass seeds, you just need to add a small amount of soil.  It is designed to be kept inside so you can watch it everyday, water it as necessary and cut the grass if desired.

Fairy garden 2

Miss M was eager to get started and used her little garden trowel to fill her shallow pot with soil.  The first job is then to construct the house which is made of glittery foam pieces which just attach together although she did require a little assistance to get it right but it did look pretty once built.

Fairy garden

Once you’ve put the house in it’s position on once side of the pot, there is a bag of brightly coloured stones to lay out in front of the house as it’s path and a large shell to bury on one side to be the fairy’s pond which you can later fill with water.  There’s a rather cute washing line to put up with a blanket and mini pegs, a toadstall and then a mouse who lives in the garden along with the fairy herself to place wherever you please.

Fairy garden 3Miss M really enjoyed putting the garden together, there are also some plastic flowers on stems to push into the soil and the last job is to sprinkle the uncovered soil in grass seed. As a twinkly final touch there are some glittery stars to make your garden sparkle.

Fairy garden 4With this set aimed at age 4+, you would need parental assistance to put this together.  Miss M is 8 and enjoyed it but did need me to guide her and assist in a few small areas like assembling the house and putting the washing line together.

She was thrilled just a few days later when she spotted the grass starting to grow and was surprised how tall it had got already.  She is hoping to give it a trim in a few more days.


Overall we’ve enjoyed Fairy Garden from Interplay, it’s cute, it’s fun, it gives children something to create and look after and enjoy for more than just one day!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Butterfly and the Birthday Surprise – Book Review

Fairies of Blossom Bakery is a wonderful series of books aimed at young girls that centres around Blossom Bakery and a group of fairy bakers that live in Fairycake Kingdom. WP_005342Butterfly and the Birthday Surprise is one of the books in the series and is a story about Butterfly getting organised for her birthday as she doesn’t want any surprises so decides to arrange everything herself.  Unfortunately things go wrong but luckily her friends are there to work together and save the day in this cute, Blossom Fairy story.

Butterfly bookAt the start of the book is a map of Fairycake Kingdom, which Miss M was eager to explore and see all the names of the different places.  She liked Blossom Bakery best with it’s big pink roof covered in blossom.

We then read the book, which is a good length for Miss M who is 6, not too short but longer than a lot of picture books.  This was a great story to sit and read in one sitting and although I read most of it, Miss M did have a go herself.  She thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and was keen to follow the pictures as I read to bring the story alive.

This is a lovely book for young girls and even includes a recipe at the back for Butterfly’s Fluttery Wings Cake, a delicious looking double layer sponge with cream and strawberries topped with sponge wings of course!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the book in order to write the review.