Sunday, June 28, 2009

Midsummer Magic

A cordial invitation to fairy followers near and far to join us for Midsummer Magic at Sovereign House, featuring paintings from The Illustrated Fairy Gazettes and Posy's Fairy Wardrobe.

This is merely a flutter away for some of us, across the 12-Mile Creek bridge in Bronte and down West River Street. There is a path through a fairy glade to Sovereign house, overlooking the lake.

Mazo de la Roche, author of The White Oaks of Jalna books, lived in this house from 1910 to 1915.

Saved from demolition by the Town of Oakville and the Bronte Historical Society in 1988 and modestly renovated with the addition of gallery space on the ground floor, it retains a quiet charm and is the perfect place for art shows.

This is the fourth year that we have hosted Midsummer Magic, and every year we have been graced by the presence of would-be fairies with best dresses, little flowered sandals and, of course, wings.


  1. There will surely be magic down that green path. It would be wonderful to visit ... if only I lived closer.

    Best wishes!

  2. What a very beautiful house, save me a place, I am on my way--if only I can borrow a pair of fairy wings.

  3. how i wish i can be there! sounds like a nagical retreat!

  4. Hello Frances, Your lovely drawing reminds me of PEI shoreline. Your Fairy is truly beautiful. The house renovation looks very well done and a perfect spot for your exhibition. Have a wonderful time. I hope we can see some more pics of your lovely art. Hugs Judy

  5. Thank you for your comment!

    That first picture is a painting I did many, many years ago. Perhaps around 1971? It was a view from the apartment I then lived in.

    Happy Canada Day to you!

  6. Beautiful House and your fairy paintings are beautiful.x

  7. Sounds like the most magical of celebrations!