The Faerie Handbook // The Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes & Projects
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In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Enchanted Living Magazine (formerly Faerie Magazine) welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections-Flora & Fauna, Fashion & Beauty, Arts & Culture, and Home, Food, & Entertaining, it offers an array of exquisite vintage and contemporary fine art and photography, literature, essays, do-it-yourself projects, and recipes. A Resources section provides a listing of Fairy Festivals and Fairy House Festivals worldwide.
With an inset image on the front cover, ornate silver foil patterning on the front, spine, back, and edges, and a satin bookmark, The Faerie Handbook is an eye-catching volume for fairy fans of all ages. Here's some of what you'll find inside:
Flora & Fauna: Where Fairies Live; A Listing of Fairy World Inhabitants; Katerina Plotnikova's Fairyland (photography portfolio); Fairy House Architecture and Interiors; A Fairy Herb and Flower Almanac; The Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle; Fairy Trees; Victorian Terrariums; Animal Friends and Foes
Fashion & Beauty: Fairy Queens; Fairy Couture (portfolio: tiny hand-crafted dresses fashioned from paper as well as real flowers); fashionable flower plates from J.J. Grandville's book Fleurs Animées; Fairy Cobblers: (portfolio: fairy shoes crafted from paper and flowers; fairy shoes for human folk); Garbed in the Garden (designer dresses for humans crafted from and embellished with live flowers); Dewdrops: The First Beauty: Elixir; Fairy Dust; Fairy Fragrances; Bathing in Fairy Style; Fairy Wings; Mori Girls
Part III: Art & Culture: A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Secret Commonwealth; How to Avoid Being Taken by Fairies; Changelings; Victorian Fairy Paintings; The Art of Arthur Rackham; Charles Vess, Cicely Mary Barker, and Brian Froud and Alan Lee; Fairytale World of Mr. Finch; Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland (photography portfolio), The Lady of Shalott; the Cottingley Fairy Hoax
Part IV: Home, Food, & Entertaining Midsummer Night's Dream Garden Party; Edible Flowers; Fairy Drinks; The French Fairytale Salon of Madame d'Aulnoy; A Fairy Tea Party; Fairy Party Tips; Fairy Portals and Pathways'; Fairy Tale–Inspired Houses of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Projects and recipes: Craft Your Own Fairy Furniture; How to Build a Flower Press; Flower Pressing Ideas and Tips; How to Make a Fairy Terrarium; How to Make a Fairy Flower Crown; How to Make Fairy Dust; The Perfect Fairy Bath; How to Construct an Arbor; Candied Violets; Flower Lollipops; Lavender Shortbread Cookies; Honey Ricotta Tart; Frosted Cranberries; Fairy Tea Cakes