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Final Payment 5 of 5 Reserved: Fairy Dollhouse Oen's Refuge Magical Fairy Tale Fantasy Dollhouse Sculpture Reserved For Miss Josie

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This payment represents the fifth and final of 5 payments of $500. Upon the final payment, concluding a total sale price of $2500, Oen's Refuge will be shipped at sellers expense to the buyer. Please DO NOT purchase this unless you are Miss Josie. Payment may be made by cashiers check, credit card or Paypal.

After two years of painstaking work, The Enchanted Woodland Faery Dollhouse Company proudly presents "Oen's Refuge" a faery dollhouse replica of an actual fairy house believed to have been located in the charming little village of Woolstone in Oxfordshire, England during the First World War. Oen's Refuge has been extensively blogged around the world and has many, many friends who know and love it. This coffee table size fairy cottage stands approximately 24" tall (including chimney), on a richly landscaped base of 23" wide x 19" deep.
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Background: In May of 1916, rowdy Frank Summers, his mother and sisters lived in the tiny village of Woolstone, in the county of Oxfordshire on the chalk downs of England. Running through the centre of the village the lane on which the family lived was dark and cool with overhanging trees that dappled the afternoon sunlight on tangled vines. Breezes were heavy with spring promise and the brook which rose at the foot of White Horse Hill and passed under the road then curtsied into a dainty waterfall not far from their house. Frank had roamed the village as soon he was old enough to throw stones at crows and play toad cricket as the old men drinking at the White Horse Pub wheezed. So when young Francis disappeared from his home one night in a foul thunderstorm it was thought odd. Someone'd have a job making off with young Frank. Gave as good as he got, our Frank. When he reappeared at the end of that summer he told his family he had gone off with gypsies. With the Great War raging in Europe and Frank's father fighting at the front, his distracted mother and sisters were disgusted at his inconsiderate nature, assumed the worst and asked few questions. Frank was home- no worse for wear and that was enough to be getting on with. But if you watched closely he had changed, even if his family had not noticed. It was there, in the back of his eyes, in his touch, in every breath lay the gift of compassion and healing. Frank, formerly terror to tadpoles and larks alike, had become a quiet refuge to all small creatures.

Many, many years later, an elderly Sir Francis Summers, veterinary surgeon, told his niece a fantastic story of that summer in 1916. A summer spent, not with gypsies, but with the Woolstone fairies. Frank's secret lay inside Oen's Refuge- a fairy house hidden in the grasses, brambles and tendrils of stream that wound between the garden stones. At Oen's Refuge he learned to listen to the rhythm of nature and to hear the voice of small creatures. Oen and his elder sister, Rowena, the faeries of Woolstone, taught Frank unconditional love that healed the wounded and comforted the lost and neglected. Finally in the summer of 1983 when elderly Frank Summers disappeared again without trace only his niece snorted at the thought of foul play. No, she had her own ideas about Frank's disappearance that the authorities refused to credence. she believed Frank had returned to Oen's Refuge-to the Woolstone fairies under the prancing white pony on the chalk hills. He had simply home, after the very long, faultlessly sensible and irreproachably responsible years to be with those he loved best.

From details Frank provided to his niece, we retraced his last journey to find and recreate Oen's Refuge- because somewhere, someone else is cold and alone in need of compassion and unconditional love. That is what Frank would have wanted.

Oen's Refuge, the book, is now available in hard bound or paperback on Blurb, published 10/11/2011. The book also contain Max Kaufmann's amazing photographs of Oen's Refuge. The new owner of Oen's Refuge Faery Dollhouse will also receive the first signed copy of the Story of Oen's Refuge.

The replica of Oen's Refuge, in 1:12 inch (one inch to the foot) scale, garnered from the recollections of Frank Summers, is a one of a kind fairy cottage cut from 1/4 inch high grade plywood on a plywood base. The cottage has a ground floor and upper loft of stone with half timbered walls. Shelves are filled with food and grain, and the table is resplendent with pottery dishes of fairy food and Cotswold cheese supplemented with a loaf of crusty baked bread. A traditional pie waits on the sideboard.

If you look closely, the room is full of magic- leather books, a hidden jewels, and a Fae Sidth cat guards the kitchen window where a copper (battery operated with switch) lantern lights the way for Frank's return to the Refuge.

Up the flowered ladder you will find Rowena's drawing board and with her latest animal studies. Her sketch book is there. Look carefully and you will see her dressing table and basket of dresses- and everywhere are magical healing elixirs in crystal bottles. The fireplaces glow with ember light. The cottage lights are both independent battery operated fixtures(provided by Manhattan Dollhouse Co.) and installed imported LED battery operated lights with battery pack hidden in the stone bench in the garden.

And Rowena? She is there also waiting at the kitchen window for Frank to come home. Oen sits with a baby field mouse in the lush garden. Unlike Frank, Oen and Rowena have not aged. In the dense vegetation the wildlife of Woolstone is hiding- birds, frogs, baby field mice and butterflies. The water of the stream surrounds the chalk stone house on two sides, with a stone bridge leading to the house under which the brooklet bubbles.

The fantasy scale installation is entirely handmade of natural materials and high end silk fabrics and foliage. Mosses are cured and will last for generations, All dried flowers are professionally preserved and are purchased from all over the world. The house is painted in painstaking detail in artist acrylic paint, mediums and inks. Two dolls are included. Oen is dressed in hand painted suede. Rowena is hand sculpted by the artist and is dressed in silks and tapestries. The two rugs in the cottage are vintage Chinese silk doilies. Our fairy houses are meticulously thatched with hand wrapped bundles of natural broom straw each layer is carefully aged. Everything seen in the photographs is included.

*The entire display fits into a 25 x25 x 25 inch shipping carton and weighs approximately 40 pounds. It will ship nicely by UPS. If you live in the 48 contiguous United States we will pack and ship to you free of charge. If you live outside this area please contact us prior to purchase and we will get a substantially subsidized shipping quote for you.

Additional photographs of Oen's Refuge at http://tinyurl.com/3syepd6
Visit our website at http://FaeryDollhouse.com
See Oen's Refuge on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTMHJPwjsDI&feature=colike
*Internationally known and widely blogged fantasy artist Melissa Chaple is the runner up for the Froud Artist of The Year in 2009, has work, "Poppy's Cottage" in the permanent collection of The Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, Kentucky. The artists signature work, Poppy's Cottage, is featured in Miniature Collector Magazine, May 2011. Member of The Camp. Please visit the About Me page for more information on The Enchanted Faery Dollhouse Company. Please do not hesitate to email with additional questions. I would like to extend a major thank you to so many friends around the world that have so kindly blogged our Enchanted Woodland Faery Dollhouses. MC

Final Payment 5 of 5 Reserved: Fairy Dollhouse Oen's Refuge Magical Fairy Tale Fantasy Dollhouse Sculpture Reserved For Miss Josie


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