In the early 1980s I was growing out of my doll phase, so never played with these charming Flower Fairies dolls by Hornby. They're based on the Flower Fairies images drawn by Cicely Mary Barker in the early 1900s.
The Narcissus fairy wears a pretty gown of orange and yellow.
The Almond Blossom Fairy wears a lovely gown of red and pink.
The Thistle Pixie comes in his own box still, and includes a watering can.
I love the purple (or is it navy?) vest on the Blackthorne Fairy.
This one is simply called the Princess Fairy. I love her green butterfly/moth wings!
The Harebell Fairy has blonde hair and wears a blue dress.
The Storks Bill Fairy has pink petals on her dress.
The Healing Fairy wears an apron over her lacy dress.
Here's the Strawberry Pixie boy fairy doll from 1983.
The Plantain Pixie is another boy fairy doll.
And here is the cute Secret Garden playset made in 1983 to accompany the dolls. It includes a fairy swing, a webbed hammock, and a Japanese bridge over a pond.
This 1980s era Flower Fairies Annual features poems and stories showing the original Flower Fairies, as well as photographs of the Hornby dolls arranged in dioramas.
Check out this snail-drawn carriage from 1983. How unusual!