Flower Fairies :: Fairies

Flower Fairies

Flower Fairies were produced 1983-89 by Hornby. They were a series of 7 inches dolls with little petal outfits and wings that fitted into their backs, inspired by Cicely Mary Barker's drawings.  Along with the fairy dolls there were

Images on this page thanks to Wylde Things Ltd and various eBay sellers!

Original Fairies

There were seven original Flower Fairies produced. Christmas Tree's outfit was also sold separately (see Costumes page).

  • Almond Blossom
  • Christmas Tree
  • Guelder Rose
  • Heliotrope
  • Narcissus
  • Pink
  • Sweet Pea
Almond Blossom Christmas Tree Guelder Rose Heliotrope

Narcissus Pink Sweet Pea

Deluxe Fairies

There were three Deluxe Flower Fairies produced at first, I'm not sure what makes them deluxe as the only noticable difference is the flower tipped staff thay all came with.

  • English Rose
  • Fumitory
  • Hazelnut
English Rose Fumitory Hazelnut

These four had their clothes sold seperatly as Deluxe Costumes. Poppy's box doesn't state she is a Deluxe Fairy, so maybe they weren't sold as such. I also don't yet know if the other three were also sold as dolls or just costumes.

  • Fuchsia
  • Poppy
  • Rosebay Willowherb
  • Stork's Bill
Fuchsia Poppy

Rosebay Willowherb Stork's Bill

I found mention that these two were also part of the Deluxe line. Tulip was also sold with some small accessories too (see lower down).

  • Marigold
  • Tulip
Marigold Tulip

Flower Fairy Twins

There were five fairy & pixie sets, which were also available individually. Christmas Tree, Narcissus and Sweet Pea remained unchanged from their original release (see above for images), making only two new fairies in this set. See Pixies page for their images.

  • Christmas Tree & Holly Pixie
  • Narcissus & Ground Ivy Pixie
  • Sweet Pea & Strawberry Pixie

The two new dolls:

  • Purple Clover & Nasturtium Pixie
  • Self Heal & Self Heal Pixie "with first aid bag, bandage, sling, splint & plasters"
Purple Clover Self Heal

Magic Flower Fairies

There were twelve Magic Flower Fairies produced, each one came with a glow-in-the-dark accessories (crown, wand/staff, brush and mirror). They were also all sold previously without the glow-in-the-dark accessories, their clothes didn't differ. I have so far confirmed six of the twelve dolls which were produced as Magic Flower Fairies:

  • Christmas Tree
  • Daisy
  • Orchid
  • Plum
  • Red Clover
  • Snowdrop
Christmas Tree Plum

Mail Order Fairies

There was one mail order fairy produced, available after collecting enough tokens from packaging.

  • Good Fairy

Magical Mist Fairies

There were three Magical Mist Fairies produced (possible sold in both blond and brunette). They each came with a small bottle of Magic Mist (water), which when sprayed onto the fairies dresses made flower patterns appear on the fabric.

Fairy with Accessories

There were at least three fairies which came with small playset accessories (see Playsets for more information on the accessories).

  • Fairy Princess
  • Freesia The Wishing Fairy
  • Garden Ballet
Fairy Princess Freesia, The Wishing Fairy Garden Ballet

There were at least two fairies which came with small accessories. They may also have been sold without the accessories too.

  • Mayflower "With extra long brushable hair!"
  • Tulip "With the help of a Ladybird this fairy can fly!"
Mayflower Tulip

All Other Fairies

Shown together in a catalogue image are the original seven plus ten more dolls:

  • Apple Blossom
  • Bindweed
  • Celandine
  • Daisy
  • Elderflower
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Plum
  • Queen of the Meadow
  • Red Clover
  • Snowdrop
Apple Blossom Bindweed Celandine

Daisy Elderflower Forget-Me-Not

Plum Queen of the Meadow Red Clover

Snowdrop

I know of at least eight more dolls which were produced, but I'm not sure where they fit in!

  • Beechnut
  • Blackthorn
  • Buttercup
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Orchid
  • Wild Cherry Blossom
  • Wilde Rose
Beechnut Blackthorn Buttercup

Laburnum Lavender Orchid

Wild Cherry Blossom Wild Rose

I've also found mention of a Fairy Prince and Unicirn, but I have no idea if they were ever released.

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