By Andrew Henderson
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Courtney Brown made a fairy house for her two daughters, and she had so much fun, she decided the she wanted to share it with others. Soon…”Courtney’s Creations” was born. The company specializes in floral design for fairy houses and for succulents.
Behind the home of Courtney Brown, a Lexington native and the owner of Courtney’s Creations, is an expansive green space that one might not initially expect to find.
Several trees form a path behind her garage to the backyard. Sunlight filters through the trees; the branches bend and arch along the path; you have to duck to get through.
The space would be suitable for any number of outdoor activities.
Brown often uses it as a sort of hunting ground for her business.
In February 2015, Brown started her business, admittedly by accident, as it sprawled from a hobby. During last year’s harsh winter, Brown made a fairy house for her two daughters, and she had so much fun, she decided the she wanted to share it with others.
Courtney’s Creations specializes in floral design for fairy houses and for succulents. She said she has developed a love for succulents and fairy houses over her life.
“I decided to combine my love for art, floral design and plants, and it just sort of came to be this,” she said. “A year later, I’m really surprised how everyone has really responded.”
Tracy Kane, the author and illustrator of The Fairy House Series, said in a 2014 interview with Women of Upstate New York magazine that fairy houses are “small structures made from natural materials to attract fairy visitors and nature’s friends.”
Brown said the fairy houses are her favorite to make, because they never turn out the same. She said the houses bring out people’s imagination and their playful side, and her family helps her gather the materials for them.