I have a magical little window sitting on my desk. Right there, staring at me, daring me to pick it up, to look through it’s pages, before placing it down again to look at the sweet cake balanced so perfectly on the sign for the Second Helpings Fairy Tea Room and Book Shop.
This little window to another world sitting on my desk combines some of my favorite things: Books, tea, cake, windows (yes, windows), and Tolkien.
And you can have your very own fairy door, made especially for Second Breakfast readers! Kirsten, the owner of The Story Stop contacted me asking if I’d like to do a review and giveaway with her-and she made both you, dear readers, and myself each a very special door. You can tell she put a lot of work into these, for they are so well thought out, and so lovely. . .
This is the description of the fairy door:
A Fairy Door on an Upcycled Copy of The Fellowship of the Ring
Long, long ago Fae traffic through this once gleaming door was heavy. Then, when the creatures of myth and legend left the Middle Kingdoms and the festivities, tournaments and fabled libraries disappeared with them, the fairy door fell out of favor. The Fairy Court prohibited travel between the two realms and wilderness slowly reclaimed the portal. Someday, though, the fairy door will be discovered again. A few magically gifted book fairies will stumble upon the door, break the curse and voyage once again to the Middle Kingdoms. Who knows what they will find there? Who knows what has returned?
And of course, the details:
This upcycled copy of Fellowship of the Ring has had a bit of love, but remains in very good condition. There is a small tear in the front page, but I decided to keep this otherwise very good copy. The book measures 6″ X 9″ X 1″. It has a mix of plants I’ve dried and faux greens. There is a tiny map hidden at the top of the fairy door, a handmade robin’s nest (with a few of my grandmother’s fake pearls as eggs) and some grapevine wrapping around. The door has been distressed and looks like it has sprouted a healthy growth of lichen & moss.
And I need to restrict entry to those residing in the US, I’m afraid, for the wear & tear of more than that might hurt the dried plants, or possibly the door.
I must say that whomever wins this sweet door-I am rather jealous of you! 😉
But wait! It’s not just one of you, my dear readers, who gets something special from The Story Stop, for though only one of you gets the Middle Kingdoms Passage, Kirsten also gave me a special discount code for Second Breakfast readers!
Enter SECONDBREAKFAST for 15% off-and it’s good until April 30th, so go pick out your favorite fairy door or window, while it’s still there! Personally, my favorites in her shop right now are are the Jane Austen window (this one is new, and I love it), the Robin Hood window (oh, that bow!) and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe door–but they are all simply lovely.
I was planning on doing a review with the pros and cons of my book window. But I find I cannot do it. Because in the two or three weeks I’ve had my little Tea Room, I haven’t been able to find any cons.
The day it came, I was thrilled-the packaging was darling, the window wrapped up carefully in bubble wrap, blue paper, and a bright yellow ribbon. It came with it’s own description, a note and also with this sweet tag:
And having this copy of The Hobbit built with the Tea Room and Book Shop sitting on my desk or bookshelf is great fun. I love displaying my books, and this window is a wonderful way to display a book you love.
Now I suppose you’re getting quite tired of all my talking, and so, here is the giveaway!