Our Fairfield Home & Garden’s Top Ten Posts & Pins of 2013

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Our Fairfield Home & Garden’s Top Ten for 2013


Top Ten Posts https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/top-ten-posts-pins-of-2013-our-fairfield-home-garden/

Win this fairy by voting for your favorite post in the comments section below!

The contest is now closed and our winner is Louise Powers! Please e-mail your mailing address to me at barbsrosen@aol.com so I can send the Winter Fairy off to her new home with you! Thanks for entering everyone!

It is almost the end of the year, time to look over Our Fairfield Home & Garden’s most popular posts and pins of 2013. Here’s the top ten from this year so you can revisit your favorites and catch up if you missed one.

We are also having our very first Give-Away! So many people loved the Winter Fairy I showed on Our Fairfield Home & Garden’s FaceBook page that I purchased another one for a special drawing! The little Winter Fairy pictured on the left will be awarded on Friday, December 20th, to one of you lucky readers! Wouldn’t she be perfect for your fairy garden or Christmas tree? To enter the give-away, just vote for your favorite post/pin at the end of this page in the comment section and look for the drawing announcement here at 5pm, Friday. December 20th! One entry per person please. * (click on the fairy to go to Our Fairfield Home & Garden’s FaceBook page)

Thanks for a wonderful year, you have been a lovely group of readers and I have so enjoyed your thoughtful comments and responses. I wish you a happy, healthy and joyful New Year!

Happy Gardening & Good Luck!




Stacked Stone Birdbaths https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-stacked-stone-bird-baths/

STILL # 1 ~ Stacked Stone Birdbaths ~ Click & see how easy they are to make!

Flower Pot Trees https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

# 2 ~ Flower Pot Trees ~ click for winter decorating tips!

Planted Rusty Wheelbarrow https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/flower-pairings/sun-loving/

# 3 ~ Planted Rusty Wheelbarrow

Raised Garden Beds https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-raised-beds-for-free/

# 4 ~ Raised Beds For Free! ~ click to see how I did it!

Bird Feeder https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-turn-a-rake-head-into-a-bird-buffet/

# 5 ~ Make a Rake Bird Buffet ~ click to see how!

Terrarium Making https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/charmed-gardens-a-collection-of-fairy-miniature-garden-making-tips/

# 6 ~ Make a Rustic Garden Getaway ~ click for terrarium instructions!





Preparing the Garden for Winter https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-tucking-the-garden-in-for-the-winter-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

# 7 ~ Tucking The Garden In For Winter ~ click for the post!

DIY Rosemary Wreath https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-make-a-fresh-rosemary-wreath/

# 8 ~ DIY Rosemary Wreath ~ click for directions!


Apple Cake https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/its-apple-season-make-a-heavenly-apple-cake-with-a-sugary-crust-and-make-your-house-smell-divine/

# 9 ~ Grandmom’s Apple Cake ~ click for the recipe & directions!


Double-Decker Birdhouse https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/january-winter-garden/

# 10 ~ Double-Decker Birdhouse ~ A Winter Garden , click to see the article!

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Enter the Give-Away Now! Just leave one vote for your favorite 2013 post/pin in the comment section below ! Open to residents of the US & Canada.



93 Responses so far.

  1. martha mourer says:

    Love #1 – stacked stone birdbsth

  2. Becky McClellan says:

    I love the #3. I bought myself a wheelbarrow this Fall. Anxious for Spring so I can plant it full!!

  3. Denise Leinicke says:

    Love #6 the terrariums.
    I was looking for your seasonal treatments of window boxes. But I like these too since you get the garden all year long.

  4. Sue Kysar says:

    Love anything to do with miniatures, therefore love the terrariums!

  5. Julie Regner says:

    Love #3
    The color popping out of the middle of the green is showing off perfectly. Love the wheel barrel! Something I would have in my garden.

  6. Shannon Spach says:

    # 6 is my favorite. Love the miniature house.

  7. Connie Niedt says:

    I like #6.
    The “Belle of the Ball” Winter Fairy would look so spectacular in a terrarium container.

  8. catherine says:

    love tucking the garden in post. Full of fall bounty and easy to adapt any bench in your garden. Thank you for the idea.

  9. Sarah Davis says:

    I’m not a creative DIYer by nature. So the easier the project is the better. I like number 1. An easy bird bath combines three loves – easy to do, budget-friendly, and bird baths.

  10. Kathy Fowler says:

    #3- love the design.

  11. Ann says:

    My vote goes to #2…Flower Pot Trees! Awesome idea!

  12. Donna says:

    Love the terrarium number 6!!! Be a fun project over the winter ..

  13. Debbie Martin says:

    I love #5… I love being able to sit and enjoy watching birds with a 88 year old friend. She especially loves cardinals and I know our friends would love this treats..that’s why I making one to go at her fave spot to bird watch.

  14. Kathey Perez says:

    Loved #1 I love any bird bath.

  15. Linda says:

    I vote for the flower pot trees

  16. Candace Millsop says:

    #10 for the birdies! I love hearing them in the Spring making their nests!

  17. Bianca says:

    Love #3 aways wanted to plant an old wheel barrow

  18. Susan Busha says:

    I have had a terrible time choosing a favorite. But I guess I’m finally going to settle on number 6, and as soon as I’m off crutches I’ll be making two of them and I already have the containers.

  19. Janet says:

    So hard to choose, but I loved #6. I love going to a “magical” place where you are only limited by your imagination.

  20. Sandi Noel says:

    The rusted wheelbarrow is great, I have one I fill with flowers every summer, great conversation piece

  21. Feral Turtle says:

    I have to say they are all amazing!!

  22. Kathy Shearer says:

    Love the stacked stone birdbaths. Made one for my backyard garden. Planning to create several more in the spring.

    Thanks Barb for your wonderful garden creativity. You have ignited a spark in me!

  23. Helen Malandrakis says:

    I love the bird bath

  24. dee says:

    i vote no. 3

  25. pam demers says:

    Lovely wheelbarrow my favourite…Very relaxing to look at..makes garden time enjoyment

  26. Martha Harris says:

    #5 rustic garden getaway

  27. Anna Ibarra says:

    Well this is hard, too many great ones to choose from. But I am going to say the Rusted Planted Wheelbarrow. It’s a beauty! I am just trying to get mine to even look half that full. :-)

  28. Catherine Gilmore says:

    Love them all but #2 is my favorite!!!

  29. Sue B says:

    I love #2! What a great idea for old flowerpots. Defiantly sparked some ideas of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. cindy ugarte says:

    #3 This is a beautiful idea, will try! Thanks

  31. My vote goes for #2…the stacked flowerpot tree…love it!!!! But they all are great!!!

  32. Linda Miller says:

    So hard to choose just one because I love them all. For now I’ll choose #5. I love feeding my little feathered friends.

  33. Judy Letz says:

    Number 6 is my favorite as I love terrariums. They are so much fun to come up with ideas and objects to put in them with the pretty plants.

  34. Rosary says:

    I absolutely love #6. So cute

  35. Becky Wine says:

    Love them all, but #4 has to be my favorite I love to recycle and have spent LOTS of money on wood for raised beds. Gonna start dumpster diving now :)

  36. Katy Wilson says:

    Love the flowerpot trees…so creative!

  37. Diane says:

    #5 I love any project that will feed birds.

  38. My favourite is #2 with the clay pots made into a tree.
    The fairy is very cute and would lovely on any tree.

  39. Jean Della Vecchia says:

    #6 I just love creating a small world.

  40. Robbie Helm says:

    #6 a place to keep day dreams…..

    • Barb says:

      Louise ~ you won the drawing for the Winter Fairy from Our Fairfield Home & Garden!! Please send your mailing address to me at barbsrosen@gmail.com so I can send her off to her new home with you!
      Thanks and congratulations!
      Barb Rosen

  41. Lynda Ramage says:

    I adore the Christmas fairy. She seems to say it all!

  42. Linda Arney says:

    Thank you for sharing such amazing and unique ideas, but I have to say I was partial to # 2 ~ Flower Pot Trees ~ since we have indoor animals and traditional decorated trees can be a bit challenging, these would make a beautiful pet friendly scene in a corner of the living room! Merry Christmas and God Bless Everyone!

  43. Dianna Akard says:

    the peace of #10

  44. Gail McDonald says:

    Love #10. So clever!

  45. Sharon Adams says:

    I love the post(s) on the raised beds, practical, and attractive. Great ideas as it grows more difficult to get around in the garden. Thank You for all of the great ideas, and, the opportunity to win the adorable Winter garden fairy!

  46. I just LOVE #5… the Rake Bird Buffet! It’s perfect for right NOW… Thanks for the contest.

  47. Anna Lindquist says:

    I enjoy the double decker birdhouse

  48. Tammy says:

    I just found your site. I’m very excited to explore your web site. I love fairies and fairy gardens.

  49. Kim Morris says:

    I love fairy gardens and #6 is one for all year around

  50. Lyn Edington says:

    I like them all but because we had our first snow and ice storm of the season (that is still on the ground)we are spending a lot of time looking at the birds.
    Gotta go with #5. We are putting bird snacks in anything we can find.

  51. Kelly says:

    #6 is my favorite! I love have gardens in the house to play with during snowstorms!

    Love your website and your pinterest!

  52. marty says:

    The raised beds w/markers creative and just imagine the results !!!

  53. Trudy Crebo says:

    #6 is my favorite!

  54. Jackie Isler says:

    Love #2 – Flower pot trees…

  55. catherine says:

    I love the colorful yet simple fall bench. Everyone has a bench they could easily use to dress up the garden. Thanks for the idea!

  56. Stacy Laughlin says:

    I love the.fairy.. she is so adorable!!

  57. Debi Plair says:

    #10 Double Decker Birdhouses. Great for our winter birds to make nest in!! Wonderful idea

  58. Cheri Wagner says:

    I had a difficult time deciding, but I’m going with # 10. I love watching the birds in my garden, and I think this is a fabulous idea! I can’t wait till I make one or two!

  59. naoise says:

    #8 fresh rosemary wreath – love this!!

  60. barbara says:

    Love everything; but will vote for the raised garden, can’t wait to try one

  61. Brenda says:

    #2 Adorable, love the versatility of the idea!

  62. Ann says:

    Love # 10 double Decker birdhouse!

  63. Bethany Thompson says:

    It’s a toss up. How can you go against a grandmother’s recipe or a wheelbarrow project that I’m planning next spring, but the one that I’m looking forward to that I had never considered was #2–the flower pot trees. What a great idea for a winter, not much in the beds of interest, garden!

  64. annette says:

    # 5 ~ Make a Rake Bird Buffet – I just made it today! love it and so do the birds!

  65. Julie Jenkins says:

    Really hard to pick a favorite, Barb. I love #2, and I made a wreath like #8 out of boxwood. Thank you for the fairy give away, she’s beautiful!

  66. Teresa says:

    I still love the stacking stone birdbaths. They are the perfect finishing piece to the all stone front yard my house had when I moved in.

  67. deb foster says:

    I LOVE the RED winter fairy! Hope I win!!!!! I have a fairy garden area in my house just waiting for her! She gets my vote!

  68. Sue S. says:

    I love #2 the Flower Pot Trees. But all of them are great too. So hard to choose. Thanks.

  69. geraldine says:

    I vote for #2, the flower pot trees, they’ll look great in the garden.

  70. Brenda says:

    Grandmom’s apple cake of course!!

  71. Pamela says:

    I adore the #3 planted rusty wheelbarrow. This past spring we took our rusty wheelbarrow apart and built a planter box that we attached in its place. You have a gorgeous display with the birdhouse and the greenhouse in the back ground. Wonderful composition

  72. Lois says:

    I have made #5 and what a great idea. I has been a good treat for the birds this winter in this cold winter we are having.
    Thanks for the great hint.

  73. Rebecca L. says:

    I liked #4 the raised beds.

  74. Kathy says:

    I liked them all, but I have to vote for # 2. I had a few problems with a few of the canidates, but #2 wins. It uses things found around house (or other’s houses) and can be put wherever you want it and at whatever height you want it. As I get older and have more problems with my back and knees, this will definitely come in handy and still keep me in produce!

  75. Shelly Mocaby says:

    #6 is my favorite.

  76. Rachal Morgan says:

    I love #5

  77. Gretchen Anderson says:

    #10 is my fav! I love creative ways to use clay pots and this project looks fun. I have Cousins Camp at my house every year. I think this would be a fun project for each of the cousins to make for their own homes and a sweet memory of our time together every time they look at it!

  78. Cybele says:

    I love the Terrariums, adorable and just draws you in! Great site and compilation. #6

  79. Cheri Leopard says:

    vote #10 my favorite — double decker birdhouse :-)

  80. Barb says:

    You are in the drawing, Cheri. I have to approve comments that are entered to keep spam out!

  81. Bette Ericson says:

    Love them all, but can’t wait till Spring, so I can make #1.
    , the stacked stone bird baths.

  82. Cheryl says:

    #6 – Terrariums – touch my heartstrings

  83. Becky says:

    Barb, they all were so good it’s almost impossible to choose. I guess if I must I’d vote for #2 as I love Christmas trees with stars on top and your flower pot trees are too cute to resist. <3

  84. Debbie says:

    #6, looks like a Fairy Garden to me. She would love it live here with some friends of course.

  85. Vickie L. Bailey-Bice says:

    My Husband & I both agreed on #6 if we had to choose one,but gotta say that I enjoyed them all! Glad to have found you & Love your Winter Fairy!

  86. Terri Austill says:

    Loved them all, but my favorite is the planted rusty wheelbarrow!

  87. Debbie says:

    Flowerpot trees


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