An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
This post was written and shared by our intern Molly Sams.
Every year The Rosemary House is in a buzz the month of
August preparing for The Fairy Festival. A lot goes into transforming the
garden into a fairy haven but it has become a well-oiled machine that shows the
wonderful talents of everyone who is a part of the house.
A few weeks prior to the festival the family and coworkers
work to create fun, miniature fairy scenes that children find throughout the
garden. Nestled underneath the fig tree or surrounding the pond there are
always fantastic little surprises for children to discover and that may be one of my
favorite parts. On a large scale the garden really jumps to life during this
weekend but what really makes it is that the garden is full of small treasures
you can find all over.
Not all the preparations are done at The Rosemary House.
Some of the products are made else where. One product is actually made in
Lancaster County. Our troll booger and fairy soap is both made by LancasterCounty Soapworks. Each piece is made by hand and decorated individually. This
year we were able to do a lot of fun work mixing our soap with exciting
elements such as fairy dust (mica) and drippy, gooey troll boogers (glycerin
soap). It was a lot of fun to experiment to find out what would work best and
we cannot wait to see what everyone thinks!
Everyone during the two days of the festival has his or her
own job. People find a job that best suits them. For some that may mean using
chalk to color the little ones’ hair and for others it may mean being the
Quidditch coach. It’s a wonderful time where kids are free to be wild little
sprites and adults can be kids again.
Possibly my favorite aspect of the festival is that they
strive to have something for everyone and to make sure each person has fun. I
love the fact that The Rosemary House tries to make new crafts, decorations,
and events each year to make it more fun and enthralling for everyone who
attends. They also want to make sure everyone feels welcomed and happy to be
here. Which may be why it is such a magical place.
Thanks to guest blogger Molly Sams. It was fun to see the festival written from your perspective!