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HA! I heard that there was a radio spot for the Bank of Ann Arbor, on 107.1FM which mentioned the fairy doors. It is a pretty good ad, funny. I contacted 107.1 and the bank and will post the ad and/or link when they send it.

Perhaps the urban fairies should open a trust fund for all the coins they get. I don't think they have any need of more money... or ANY for that matter, but it would be cute >

"Bank of Ann Arbor, for large business loans or
wee little loans."

or seasonal:

"even the fairy folk know, the Bank of Ann Arbor, better than burying your pot o' gold."

(not quite as clever/funny as "I'm on a horse" <(love that one), but not bad)


As I investigated the Bank of Ann Arbor's ad campaign, I found that my web-site was linked in their list of "Some of Our Favorite Area Landmarks"... about half way down the list (must be random order! :) ). Fun to be recognized.

Also > I received an e-mail... the Jackson Fairy Fest is coming up and I was invited. wee! I believe, it will be called "ART 634 Fairy Festival" < pics from 2009.

Coming in April - The Fairies Return to Jackson

3rd annual Fairy Festival Saturday April 24, 2010 11am - 5pm

Face painting, fairy dust, crafts, fairy kingdom, and dress up

Tea with the Rose Queen, food available.


The Story of Ann Arbor's Fairy Doors
… and the Roots of Belief (Part 1)

by Lynne Meredith Schreiber, concerning her fairy Door adventure with her children has been published on .

Sadly, yesterday was a no show for the one girl sprout troup, but they intend to reschedule.


Today I read an interesting illustrated commentary in the journal/guest book that I left for the urban-fairy fairy door at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.
...there was a drawing of a gothic looking door in the base of a tree
(I'll have to go back and take a photo,. I am surprised that I forgot to! It was a very nice drawing), with a claim that is what REAL fairy doors look like, and NOT like they were purchased at Lowes or Home Depot. That REAL fairy doors are hand made. Below this was another note rebutting that, which I'll wil have to copy later.

As for me, I imagine that URBAN-FAIRIES are likely to integrate their entries with the buildings they choose to inhabit as form of mimicry & camoflage. And I've never seen a 7 inch door sold at either Lowes OR Home Depot. I HAVE seen small resin doors being sold elsewhere, which are obviously not real fairy doors, but a cheap attempt to trick people and fairies as some sort of impratical joke.

The wee doors at Sweetwaters, Peaceable Kingdom, RedSHoes Homegoods, Selo/Shevel Gallery, The Ark, Nicola's Books... are all REAL, they ar edefinately THERE. The general consensus is that they are indeed FAIRY doors. Though URBAN-fairy fairy doors, they are as real as any fairy door that I have ever seen.


The 3rd Jackson, MI Fairy Fest is fast approaching.
April 24, 2009.


It is kinda funny how the idea that the fairy doors are popular baffles my youngest daughter (14). Of course, she has never been without them in her life. The two of us sat in Sweetwaters for a bit and she was amazed that not only did LITTLE kids (& of course parents) seek out the doors, but also High School kids! and COLLEGE KIDS!


My eldest daughter had a fun extra credit assignment to create a Peeps® diorama. She decided to follow some peeps on their night out in Ann Arbor. The Peeps visited the urban fairies, but the fairies were not home. The Peeps went shopping, stopped for coffee at Sweetwaters micro brew café, and went for a show.

See some of her pics of the Peeps' big adventure.

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This is where it (fairy doors) all began — the concept, the phenomenon. This site is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan (the original fairy doors) and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright , certified fairyologist, discovers about them. It includes photographs of the Fairy Doors, comments in the Fairy Journals, Observations and speculations about the Fairies. Tiny Doors, Urban Fairies®, Faery, Faeries, Fairy, Fairies, miniature doors, tiny doors, little doors, tiny fairy doors, little fairy doors, little faery doors, tiny faery doors, weensy doors, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, Found Gallery, Mott Children's Hospital, The Michigan Theater, Google Offices, Nicola's Books, Found Gallery, Flying Pumpkin Cottage, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop, Flat Fairies, Clarence the Bridge Troll, fairy droppings. The site will be updated frequently with new excerpts from the Fairy Journals, New fairy sightings, Specifics about each location a fairy map. Any new knowledge of the fairy activity will be passed along by Jonathan. Also on this site are some hidden fairy surprises and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Fairies. There is a brief history of how Jonathan became involved with the Urban Fairies®. There are links to local publications about the Urban Fairy® phenomenon. Jonathan is currently writing several books on the fairies in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen, who coincidentally has found a fairy door in her kindergarten classroom. Hopefully it will be fun and informative to come back and see what's new with the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor.

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