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The Tale of Tam Lin

Ian J Chalmers-Worth

The Tale of Tam Lin

I love fairy stories and recently discovered this enchanting old Scottish ballad. A Tale of a headstrong young woman, Janet the heroine, love, enchantment, a knight captured by a fairy queen whom he now serves. This story is named Tam Lin: the name of the handsome knight: not the hero. The story has many connotations due to being sung through the centuries, but overall the essence of the story remains. My telling of this tale will not in any way be as poetic as it is when sung by entertainer’s, but I hope you enjoy. I have added links to...


My Reiki adventure

Ian J Chalmers-Worth

Tags Exciting Reiki Drop in service, Reiki

My Reiki adventure

I met a lovely lady in our shop several months ago, she mentioned she was a Reiki master and after a chat I agreed to put some leaflets on our counter. She convinced me that I would benefit from treatment....despite good intentions I never made an appointment. Plus I honestly knew nothing about Reiki. Forward to just before Christmas, Sonia of Rainbow Rose Holistic Therapies, came to browse our shop again...she is so lovely and I naturally warmed to her. When making a purchase she suggested we could hold drop in Reiki sessions in our back room. I can hardly...


Fantasy Artists, Part 2, Anne Stokes

Ian J Chalmers-Worth

Tags Angels, Anne Stokes, Fairies, Fantasy Art, Information

Fantasy Artists, Part 2, Anne Stokes

Apologies for the long wait but here is part 2! Anne Stokes has been one of my favourite fantasy artist's since long before I started my business. The (now retired) Angel Rose figurine was our first purchase from Anne's collection, we loved it not yet knowing anything about this superb artist, but adoring the gorgeous figurine. I follow Anne on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/annestokesart Here I discovered more about Anne's talent for using symbolism in her work to convey sentiment. For example her Angel Rose artwork (as pictured) is not necessarily sad but has a realistic empathetic undertone: Remembering with respect those...


The Mighty Vulcan, Our Fairies & Steampunk combined!

Ian J Chalmers-Worth

The Mighty Vulcan, Our Fairies & Steampunk combined!

Last Saturday the fairies and ourselves packed up and ventured with some trepidation towards the Vulcan experience at Robin Hood airport. The event was a Steampunk Spectacular organised by the White Rose Yorkshire Steampunk's. We knew we loved steampunk and this is reflected in some of the products we sell, but we were unsure how we would fit in! For anyone not sure what steampunk is: the definition is blurry, but it involves a combination of Victorian fashion and steam technology with a modern twist! The Lady herself (The Vulcan) was definitely the reigning celebrity: it was such an honour...


Fantasy Artists,Part 1, Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Ian J Chalmers-Worth

Tags Fairies, Information, Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Fantasy Artists,Part 1, Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Fantasy Artists: Jasmine Becket-Griffith recently attended the Avalon Faery Fayre in Glastonbury, her visit to the UK inspired me to find out more about some of the renowned fantasy artists whose work is reflected in many of the items we sell. Here’s a little insight in to what I found out.   Part 1, Jasmine Becket-Griffith         Jasmine has been a full time freelance artist since 1997. We discovered her work and fell in love (well before owning a shop) whilst we were searching for fairy figurines for our own collection. Jasmine has a very distinctive style: her...

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