Welcome to Fairies on Friday here at Baby Gates Down!
A few years ago I had this idea about doing weekly fairy posts because my eldest was so big on them.
I never did it, but I made a button and EVERYTHING, so I was pretty thrilled about “F” being on a Friday for the April A to Z.
F is for Fawn, my daughter’s favourite of the Disney Fairies.
Back at letter B you met her other favourite dolly.
You know, that one that draws all the attention by simply being (faux) Barbie and perpetually needing medical attention.
Fawn is more low maintenance.
You will see her here, in a collage from a 2014 post:
My eldest got her for Christmas when she was three as part of a set.
It was love at first sight.
The wings and the skirt are long gone.
But Fawn, the orange fairy, remains a favourite.
Here she is today, a little worse for wear:
While she doesn’t go to school, she and Una (the “Barbie” from post B) still travel pretty much everywhere of importance that we go.
Who is Fawn, you ask?
This is Fawn:
Why does my daughter love Fawn?
I asked her while doing this post and the answer involved an affirmation, an “I don’t know” and a reference to her hair.
Granted that braid is pretty sweet. But, if you need a bit more than that, I love Fawn for her sense of adventure. If my daughter needed to pick a fairy, she could do a lot worse.
Fawn is an “animal-talent” fairy – as in, she can speak multiple “animal languages”. She’s the “tomboy” and the prankster, always ready for rough-and-tumble play. But she also has a softer side, as a caretaker to Mother Dove.
So basically, she’s a multilingual, adventurous spirit with a good sense of humour who loves animals and takes care of others.
I’m good with that.
Above, I mentioned that she is one of the Disney Fairies. That franchise was created in 2005, building around the character of Tinker Bell from Walt Disney’s 1953 animated film Peter Pan (which we actually refer to, rather sadly, around here as “the original Tinker Bell movie”).
Tinker Bell is originally from J.M. Barrie‘s 1904 play Peter Pan and 1911 novelization Peter and Wendy. In Barrie’s 1902 novel, The Little White Bird, where he introduces the mythos of Peter Pan and the fairies he wrote:
When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies.
According to Wikipedia, the Disney Fairies are based on a similar idea: every time a newborn baby laughs for the first time, that laugh travels out into the world, and those that make their way to Neverland turn into a Never fairy.
The fairies generally reside in the Home Tree located in Pixie Hollow in Neverland. In addition to Fawn and Tink, other main characters include Vidia, Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist and Terence.
Here’s a sampling of Fawn in real life for those in need of a little larger fairy fix:
And if you are still questing for EVEN more fairies, I invite you to check out the Pinterest Board of all things fairy my daughters and I contribute to once in a while:
See you tomorrow!
She looks like a good role model to have in her person favourites, and I think it’s sweet that she’s had her wings and outfit completely loved off.
Leanne | cresting the hill
Yes… haven’t seen her wings in about two years now. And they came with this extra easily loseable wing attacher piece. Gone before Boxing Day!
But wings or not – yes, solid role model.
Lisa Elliott said:
love this post – so fun!
Thanks so much – happy you enjoyed it!
Tamara Narayan said:
We also had some Disney Fairie toys and my younger daughter loved the animated movies. If I had to be a fairie, the animal-talent one would fit best. The cat asking to sit on my lap right now agrees.
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Happy to greet another of the animal-talent affinitied (I’m making that a word) folk! Cats would certainly be able to identify you – so that works for me 😉 I like the concept – in fairy world as well as elsewhere.
Weekends in Maine said:
The fairies phase hit when my girls were a little bigger so we never had a favorite. My youngest however did have a favorite princess. Jasmine ruled in my house. “Aladdin and the King of Thieves” is referred to as “Princess Jasmine Gets Married” in my house.WeekendsInMaine
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Aladdin hit too early for it to be a favourite over here – although they’ve seen it. I do quite love your new title for it though 🙂
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Sreesha Divakaran said:
What a fun post! Fawn seems great. And yes, the braid is pretty sweet indeed! 🙂
There are a lot of great characters buried in various doll series once we started digging 🙂 I like that my daughter latched on to this one!
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The Disney Fairies flower dolls collection are beautiful and Fawn is a wonderful role model for your daughter 🙂
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