31 december 2011



I wish you all
a very happy new year!!!

30 december 2011



Stories you read
when you’re the right age
never quite leave you.
You may forget who wrote them or
what the story was called.
Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened,
but if a story touches you
it will stay with you,
haunting the places in your mind
that you rarely ever visit.

29 december 2011

~Vintage Books..

sleeping beauty

Many a girl has waited long
For a husband brave or strong;
But I’m sure I never met
Any sort of woman yet
Who could wait a hundred years,
Free from fretting, free from fears.

Now, our story seems to show
That a century or so,
Late or early, matters not;
True love comes by fairy-lot.
Some old folk will even say
It grows better by delay.

Yet this good advice, I fear,
Helps us neither there nor here.
Though philosophers may prate
How much wiser ‘tis to wait,
Maids will be a-sighing still —
Young blood must when young blood will!

28 december 2011

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?
The mirror answered:
You my queen, are fair; it is true.
But the young queen
Is a thousand times fairer than you.

from the story Snowwhite
by The Brothers Grimm

27 december 2011

Robert Ingpen


Faeries family tree by Robert Ingpen
in Encyclopedia of things that never were.

25 december 2011



24 december 2011

by W.H. Walker .
Alice at the mad tea-party
by W.H. Walker


I had a lovely party,

with lots of tea and cupcakes,

wonderful presents,

handshakes and lots of kisses!

I was really spoiled

with friendship


best wishes for my 


so Thank you All!!!



22 december 2011

~The Fairy’s Birthday

William Heath Robinson

by William Heath Robinson 
The Fairy’s Birthday
~ Holly Leaves (Magazine) December 1925



21 december 2011


Now and again ladies pass in their pattens, a maid
perhaps protecting them with an umbrella,
for flakes of snow are falling discreetly.

Hugh Thomson, from Quality street,
a comedy in four acts
by James Matthew Barrie, London, 1913.

20 december 2011

Sulamith Wulfing


Sulamith Wulfing “The Big Friend”.

This illustration was featured
in Pete Sinfield’s album “Still”, 1973.

19 december 2011

Arthur Rackham


Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar at home.

by Arthur Rackham,
frontispiece from English fairy tales,
retold by Flora Annie Steel, New York, 1922.

18 december 2011

~Sunday Poem


The fairies are dancing — how nimbly they bound!

They flit o’er the grass tops, they touch not the ground;
Their kirtles of green are with diamonds bedight,
All glittering and sparkling beneath the moonlight.

Hark, hark to their music! how silvery and clear —
‘Tis surely the flower-bells that ringing I hear, —
The lazy-wing’d moth, with the grasshopper wakes,
And the field-mouse peeps out, and their revels partakes.

How featly they trip it! how happy are they
Who pass all their moments in frolic and play,
Who rove where they list, without sorrows or cares,
And laugh at the fetters mortality wears!

But where have they vanish’d? — a cloud ‘s o’er the moon,
I’ll hie to the spot, — they’ll be seen again soon —
I hasten — ’tis lighter, — and what do I view? —
The fairies were grasses, the diamonds were dew.

And thus do the sparkling illusions of youth
Deceive and allure, and we take them for truth;
Too happy are they who the juggle unshroud,
Ere the hint to inspect them be brought by a cloud.

by Carolina Eliza Scott (1777-1853)
art unknown to me

17 december 2011

by Hilary Knight

An illustration by Hilary Knight
for Beauty and the Beast, an edition of the fairy tale
that was first published in 1963.

16 december 2011

~Restaurant in Alice Theme

.. . .
This marvelous ministry of madness is the
Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant in Tokyo.

This marvelous ministry of madness is the
Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant in Tokyo.

Someone somewhere needs to do a full ranged,
cross platformed, balls to the wall, video game
themed restaurant. Master Chief as the
maitre d. Mario and Luigi in the Kitchen.
Advent children plays in the men’s room,
which looks like a scene from Bioshock.

“I’ll have the Soulcalibur Salmon please.
Soul Edge on the side.”

“And you ma’am?”

“I can’t decide between the Invincibility Code Club
or the Pokemon Emerald Cobb?”

“The Emerald is one of our specialties ma’am.”

“Then I’ll get that with extra Venosaur and hold the Pidgeot.”




15 december 2011


by Luigi and Maria Augusta Cavalieri

Maria Augusta Cavalieri

14 december 2011

I still believe.

I still believe!!!
I love the Grimms brother fairy tales.
I need to live in one of these books ..LOL

13 december 2011

~Vintage Books

Snow-White and Rose-Red

Not to be confused with just plain old Snow White.
This is another Brothers Grimm fairy tale, which is
about a prince, who was cursed by a troll and transformed
into a great bear, who is then saved by two sisters,
Snow-White and Rose-Red.

11 december 2011

~Sunday Poem

 by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

A Dream of Grace” by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

A dream of mist:
of ghostly shapes,
of sauntering shadows,
beneath moon's pale disk.

A dream of trees:
that rake the sky,
of silent sentinels,
a lattice of etched leaves.

A dream of beauty:
she glides with a grace
of a leaf skirting the wind,
silver moon-touched face.

9 december 2011

best decoration

“The best decoration in the world
is a room full of books.”
-Billy Baldwin


8 december 2011

7 december 2011

Coran Kizer Stone

Alice in Wonderland
by Coran “Kizer” Stone

6 december 2011

Rene Cloke

Sleeping Beauty by Rene Cloke

5 december 2011

by Juliet Marillier.
Wildwood Dancing
by Juliet Marillier, a retelling
of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”

High in the Transylvanian woods,
at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters
and their doting father.
It’s an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who
spends her time exploring the mysterious forest
with her constant companion, a most unusual frog.
But best by far is the castle’s hidden portal, known
only to the sisters. Every Full Moon, they alone
can pass through it into the enchanted world
of the Other Kingdom. There they dance through
the night with the fey creatures of this magical realm.

But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill
and must go to the southern parts to recover,
for that is when cousin Cezar arrives.
Though he’s there to help the girls survive the
brutal winter, Jena suspects
he has darker motives in store.
Meanwhile, Jena’s sister has fallen in
love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom
—an impossible union it’s up to Jena to stop.

When Cezar’s grip of power begins to tighten,
at stake is everything Jena loves: her home,
her family, and the Other Kingdom she has
come to cherish. To save her world,
Jena will be tested in ways she can’t imagine
—tests of trust, strength, and true love.

2 december 2011

by John Bauer.
Look at them, troll mother said.
Look at my sons!
You won’t find more beautiful trolls
on this side of the moon”
by John Bauer




1 december 2011