A Story About A Tale ~ Cinderella

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

A few days ago I came across a picture taken from a beautiful, antique edition of ‘Cinderella’, published by George D. Hurst in 1896. 

img_6830If you would like to see the other pages of this beautiful book, please click Here

I know this fairytale by the name of ‘Aschenputtel’, by the Brothers Grimm, always assuming (should never do that! 😏) that Cinderella was just the translated version of the old german tale. Shows you what I know πŸ˜„

The Brothers Grimm actually ‘borrowed’ the story of Cinderella from a french author by the name of Charles Perrault, born in 1628, died in 1703.
He wrote down all of the stories he told his own children, and collected them in a book called Stories or Tales from Times Past, with Morals: Tales of Mother Goose.
This very first fairy tale book contained the stories of Cinderella, Puss in Boots, The Tale of Mother Goose – of course, and more. img_6848

So basically a middle-aged, former lawyer is the father of our beloved fairy tales. 😊 Who knew? And a dapper gentleman he is…img_6849Thanks for reading! πŸ₯° Now, please tell me – what’s your favorite fairy tale? I can’t wait to find out.

Until next time πŸ’•


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. M-R
    Feb 27, 2020 @ 16:22:51

    Ain’t nevah seen an image rendered so long and so narrow as your signature “Tina XOXO” one in this post: what on earth did you DO, woman ?!
    Oh, I know: you were thinking of Jack & the Beanstalk, right ? [grin]

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Feb 27, 2020 @ 16:33:55

      πŸ˜… It looks fine over hea!
      But I did have a load of trouble with this post. I foolishly agreed to use the new block editor πŸ™ˆ I do dislike it strongly. But going back to the old version proofs to be a challenge. So until I figure that out…πŸ€ͺ Distorted blocks and pictures. Ugh

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      • M-R
        Feb 27, 2020 @ 18:22:50

        I had exactly the same problem ! I shall ponder over trying to remember how I solved it. Later ..


      • M-R
        Feb 27, 2020 @ 18:26:31

        “Will I still be able to use the old editor?”
        “At this time, as we’re introducing the WordPress Editor you’ll be able to switch between the WordPress Editor and the Classic Editor for posts and pages; some other content types may require the older editor.

        To switch to the classic editor, click on the β€˜. . .’ settings icon in the upper right corner of the editing screen.

        Then, click on Switch to Classic Editor.

        Newer sites don’t have this option by default, but if you do find you want to switch to the Classic Editor and don’t have the option, please do contact us and we can help you out!”

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      • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
        Feb 27, 2020 @ 21:02:46

        Thank you 😊 I had to repeat this ⬆️ a few times πŸ˜– I guess WordPress had to make absolutely sure that I really wanted to switch back to Classic Editor. πŸ€ͺ

        Liked by 1 person

      • M-R
        Feb 28, 2020 @ 02:32:31

        I think there are a whole shitload of people going back to the Classic editor !

        Liked by 1 person

      • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
        Feb 28, 2020 @ 13:09:16

        I think you’re right. I found an article on Google that mentioned most everyone is going back.

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  2. Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day!
    Feb 27, 2020 @ 17:01:36

    I love that story of the beginnings of our beloved fairy talked. The picture from the 1800s is quite different than our modern depictions. My favorite fairy tale will always be Beauty and the Beast/. She is just such a good person. Thank you for sharing such fun information. I hope you have a super wonderful rest of your day!❀️❀️

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Feb 27, 2020 @ 21:00:00

      I’m so happy that you liked the little background story, Tracy 😍 It is quite surprising, isn’t it? 😊
      I’m with you. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite also. She really is the sweetest. πŸ™‚
      I wish you a fabulous weekend! πŸ’œπŸŒ·πŸ’œ



  3. kathyreeves
    Feb 27, 2020 @ 23:05:35

    So interesting, Tina, thanks for sharing!

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