Oh it is a nasty winter day here in Oregon! No snow or ice but wind and cold and wet rain! I helped Jimmy set up the last display for the upcoming Antique and Collectible show in Clark County this weekend. I actually had a bit of time to catch up on paper work and made a big pot of veggie soup for dinner.
I get to go to so many Estate Sales and am blessed with lots of treasures for my Etsy shoppe and there's always a treasure or two for Linda Lou. I decided it might be fun to share a goodie or two on Tuesdays, when possible. I am trying to work my way back into blogging, so this can be a fun adventure for me.
I found this adorable little cup and saucer at a sale. It's child sized or demitasse sized and I love it because it is pink. There are no markings on the cup or saucer, but it has a great image of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf in granny's bed!
Some Fairy Tales can be scary! I did a bit of research and found that this story comes from Europe. It was first published by Charles Perrault in France. Of course the story was also published by the brothers Grimm in Germany, The stories morph and change a bit over the years, but basically, the sweet Little Red Riding Hood is off to take bread and cakes to her ill grandmother. Her mother warns her to go right to her grandma's house and to stay on the path. Of course, she talks to the foxy wolf and delays her trip to pick flowers. The wolf is able to get to grandma's house first and he gobbles her up. Then he hops in her bed and pretends to be Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother! When she arrives, the clever wolf tricks her and gobble her up too! Luckily, a woodsman comes along and rescues the two from the wolf's tummy and they fill him with rocks and he dies. The woodsman (or sometimes a hunter) skins the wolf. Little Red Riding Hood learns her lesson and all is well.
Being a Tasha Tudor fan, I remembered that of course she had published a Fairy Tale book. This is the edition that I own.
There are many wonderful vintage images to be found. I adore children's literature and especially enjoy vintage images. Here are just a few to enjoy.
As you can imagine, there are many Little Red Riding dolls. I really love this topsy turvy doll from 1890. I would love to own her!
I hope you enjoyed my little exit from the real world into fairy tale land for a bit. My mom was so good about reading to us when I was growing up. I think I owe my love of stories and books to my mom. Stay warm, grab a cup of tea and read something fun.
My blogger friend BERNIDEEN has added a blog party on Mondays. Do pop over to see her fun and beautiful blog...join in on the fun.