What adorns the top of your Christmas tree? For some it is the star and for others an angel but for me it has to be a fairy. When I was a child, my sister and I had a fairy each. My sister had a plastic fairy doll that looked like a baby with huge glittered Micky Mouse style ears. My doll was a little more refined with her plastic sculpted hair and 1950's style dress!
Each year our dolls took it in turn to be top of the tree and each year there were arguments of whose turn it was! If your fairy didn't make the top of the tree that year then it was placed a little further down the tree. Every so often our dolls would acquire new costumes usually fashioned from white crepe paper and a touch of glitter!
I have had the fairy above for a few years now. She is a modern porcelain fairy and has poseable arms and legs. I think she is just as a tree top fairy should be. She is tiny and delicate and really looks like she could fly up to the tree and pose on the top. When I was small I imagined that at night the fairys would unhook themselves from the branches and fly Tinkerbell style around the room. Oh to be that child again.