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’•

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Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 20

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today’s door is rather simple – but still beautiful 😍 And so is the surprise behind it! πŸ€—

There’s something about it, don’t you think? ☺️

I do wonder why the handle is so low? πŸ˜… I just noticed that…any ideas? 🧐

Anyway- time to reveal today’s surprise – Christmas Trees from 100 years ago 😍

I love this picture so much! πŸ’œ

If you would like to see some more beautiful trees/photos, click Here – I hope you enjoy the trip into the past! πŸ₯°

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŽ„ ~ Day 10

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• It’s Day 10…that means two more weeks ’till Christmas Eve 😳 And I got hardly any shopping done! 🀭 Are you done? Or do you still have to check people off your list?

I wish I could find this wrapping paper 😍 Even though I’d probably frame it πŸ˜‰

Have a beautiful Sunday! πŸ’•