This adorable reversible Snow White plush doll was made in Belgium. She turns over to become a cheerful "wicked" queen.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
It's a shape book meant for small children, but I think I'll store this exquisite new book carefully on a high shelf away from children's grubby little hands.
"From Turkish Delight to Gooseberry Fool - Over 150 Recipes Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia."
I absolutely have to have this in my cookbook collection. I throw a lot of fantasy and fairy tale themed parties, so I'm sure this will come in handy quite often.
- Breakfast with Trumpkin the Dwarf — Fire roasted pavenders
- Tea with Tumnus the Faun-soft — Boiled eggs and sugar-dusted tea cake
- Snack with the White Witch — Turkish Delight
- Dinner with the Beavers — Fried trout and homemade sandwich bread
- Dessert from Father Christmas — Plum pudding and Christmas biscuits
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I'm thinking that this toadstool play tent would be perfect for my fairy tea parties I plan to throw this summer. I'd set it outside for the children (dressed in fairy and pixie costumes, of course) to play in, while their parents enjoy fairytale-themed libations.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Calla editions are special hardcover reproductions from Dover Publications. This version of Cinderella lovingly reproduces Arthur Rackham's original illustrations. One plate is in full color, nine are in three-color, and the rest are in black and white. For another look at Rackham's illustrations for Cinderella, see this blog entry.
The Calla edition of Sleeping Beauty with Arthur Rackham's illustrations will be available in March 2013.
Ruth Sanderson draws lavishly detailed, lush oil paintings which are then turned into children's fairy tale book illustrations. Her newest book, Rose Red and Snow White comes out in just a couple of weeks.
Check out the phenomenal paper sculptures in The Fairy-Tale Princess. The castle on the cover is stunning, and wait til you see the paper wedding cake and paper forest depicted within!
I absolutely have to add this Sleeping Beauty pop-up book to my collection. (I collect both fairy tales and pop-up books, so when I see both in the same package, I get pretty excited!) It's been so popular, it's already out of stock on Amazon.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
This cute board book is for babies aged 0-2. I love the charming illustrations! The pages have 1-2 words at most. Though the book series is titled in French, the words inside are in English.
I'm so looking forward to Cinderella being released in October. I have quite a few baby girls I want to gift this book to for Christmas!
Be sure to click on "Search inside this book" on Amazon for a sneak peek at the cute pages.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Serve tea in storybook style next time you have a tea party - even if it's just for fanciful grownups!
This blue Cinderella pumpkin coach teapot is made of ceramic, produced by Kreisler. It depicts Cinderella cheerfully smiling out the coach's window.
For very small girls, here's a pink plastic Cinderella's Coach tea pot. Great for apple juice "tea."
Or perhaps your little one prefers Princess Belle, from Beauty and the Beast. Here's Belle's teapot, also in plastic. We suggest using it to serve lemonade!
For a softer, gentler, more pastel Alice, here's an Alice in Wonderland Tea for One set.
This Snow White teapot is tinged with peach and decorated with porcelain birds and trees. It's made by Franz, and unfortunately it's for decorative use only (you can't serve tea from it).
This Disney Cinderella tea set is called "Enchanted Evening." It includes a cookie jar, creamer, teapot, sugar, and serving tray, but unfortunately no matching cups or saucers. You can get a better look at it here in photos from a more expensive listing.
"Cinderella and the Prince Dancing" is a figural Disney teapot. Lift the prince to pour out your tea.