The inspiration for our spring window display is fairy doors! These tiny doors are believed to be portals between our world and the world of the fairies. Believers in the magical can place tiny doors in trees or other places to welcome visits from fairies. We could use a little magic to get us through the final days of winter and into the freshness of spring. We’re hoping the tiny doors in our new window display will usher in just the magic we need.
If you scroll all the way to the end of this post, you’ll find a Snail Mail Superstar video I made about the process of creating this window display!
“The Fae Door Legend, is that of a traveling door, given to a human, so that they may have access to the fae, and their realm. Legend states that a daughter of a brewer woman, had been going through trouble and the townsfolk had grudges against her for fear her mother was a witch. Late one night, the towns folk came to confront her mother. The daughter had woken up from the noise while the mother still slept, only to see a fae at a door, gesturing the daughter to come in. As soon as the mob came knocking at the door. The mother ran to get her daughter, only to see a door laying on the ground, wide open, with light coming through. She picked it up as the villagers set fire to the straw on her house. In nearby woods, she placed the door down at the base of a willow tree, and as she tried to open it, it wouldn't budge. She heard her daughter call out to her, but she couldn't ever open the door, so she carried it the rest of her life, waiting for the door to open once again.” (From Wikipedia)