Eleven O’Clock BFF (But What Shall We Name Her!?)

by Becky on February 6, 2013 · 4 comments

in Fun, Travel

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As Miss Lavender sits in the library, studiously finishing up the calculus she so detests (there, we’ve said it), a certain Best Friend is getting on a plane.  And tomorrow morning, when Miss Friend lands in Barcelona, the fun will begin.

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But what do we call Miss Friend? She needs a flower fairy name!

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Why, you ask? Well, Miss Lavender is Miss Lavender not only because she adores the scent but also because she resembles, almost perfectly, the Lavender Flower Fairy who leaped from the mind of illustrator Cicely Mary Barker in the early twentieth century. And, when she was younger, Miss Zinnia likewise perfectly resembled the Zinnia Fairy (though these days, she’s more of a Snowdrop).

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The girls and I have consulted the Cicely Mary Barker gallery, and it’s official: our beautiful visitor cannot be anything but Miss Primrose.

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Fly safe, Miss Primrose. And get here quick!

Karen February 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

How exciting for your Miss Lavender! I’m sure you all will have so much fun showing off your new city. I love the fairy names. I remember going through that book over and over when we visited my grandma’s house.

Have fun!

Becky February 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I have the big book at home, with all of her illustrations! My girls used to spend hours in it. The faces are so precious, aren’t they? And your little one, asleep with flowers and bracelets in her hair . . . now there is a flower fairy. Take a look at the Candytuft Fairy illustration sometime! That face reminds me of Sophie’s.

Tami Holmes February 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

My envy knows no bounds! Enjoy her while I dream of my very own pilgrimage to the land of breathtaking sunrises and dear friends. xo

Becky February 7, 2013 at 3:12 am

That pilgrimage: get planning! XX

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