I have a confession to make, I didn’t sign my kids up for one thing this summer and I’m paying dearly for it, lesson learned. If I just took a moment to explore my own backyard I could have had her in art classes at the Dragonfly Shops & Gardens. If you live in Orange County you have probably heard of historical Orange commonly known as The Orange Circle. Photographers know the circle well, its a frequent hot spot for portrait sessions and surrounded by all sorts of restaurants and shops that provide very color backdrops.
Last Saturday my 5 yr old and I were invited by Kara Noel of ElisLids to a taping for OCFamilyTV at a Fairy Garden party at the Dragonfly shop. I have driven by this place a few times and how I never actually made it in is beyond me, it has all my favorite stuff beautiful brightly colored ceramics, succulents, scarves, beads, jewelry all from local artists and its all packed into this adorable 1920s renovated bungalow. You have to check it out to really get a feel for HOW MUCH there is inside.
Owner Beth Davidson, was a professional recruiter for 20 years and much like me her right brain craved something to do and for her the solution was beads, she quickly became known as the ‘bead lady’ of Villa Park. Her ‘need to bead‘ spawned into classes and eventually an entire home turned shop that welcomed local artists and showcased one of a kind pieces for her rapidly expanding clientele.
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Today the Dragonfly Shops & Garden offer classes including the one my daughter and I sat in on called Make Your Own Fairy Garden. Each child painted, filled, planted, decorated and of course sprinkled with a good dose of fairy dust in hopes that fairies might move in to their new fairy homes. It was adorable and the mini living garden Super A took home is proudly displayed in our kitchen window.
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How To Make a Fairy Garden class is offered the first and third Saturday of every month cost is only $10.00.
The Dragonfly Shops & Gardens
260 North Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
Telephone: 714-289-4689 map
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00–5:00, Sun 11:00–3:00
During the next week I am going to feature some of the vendors at the Dragonfly Shops who will also be giving away an item from their line.
Make sure to check back for tomorrow where I will announce details of our next GIVEAWAY from featured Dragonfly Shop’s vendor Little Luxuries a Liquid Metal bracelet Check out the line it is the most beautiful unique chain mesh jewelry I have even seen, I almost never take mine off. One lucky reader will win one!
disclosure: My daughter participated in the class free of charge I was not compensated to write about the Dragonfly Shops. I was extended the same discount as my readers for my purchase made that day.