September 1, 2012

Once Upon A Time

HAPPY SEPTEMBER! I was sorting through some pictures of books and other things I want to share in the next month and realized that I love and hate this time of year, blog-wise -- so much material. Not the worst problem, but from time to time I'm going to throw in some of what I'm calling mini-posts, just to make sure some tiny nugget of awesome doesn't get away from me that I want to share!

I'm happily surprised that Julia has taken IN A BIG WAY to this vintage book of fairy tales I happened upon. I thought the slightly old fashioned language and heavy text would put her off. She loves it! We've read every single story and she's been asking for several of them to be read again. There's a bit of people eating by various ogres and instances of fairy tale gruesome ends to villains, and man, she's into it.

Fairy tales are so awesome.


  1. Oooo! Love, love vintage fairy tale books.

  2. I love old fairy tales. Your book looks really great and the pictures are so beautiful! My boy and nephews are unfortunately not into them so much. But I hope that my future daughter will :D

  3. It's a really great book -- Julia's favorites are King Hawksbeak and Furball :)

  4. I'm newly obsessed with vintage illustrations, and I'm ordering this book as we speak. Love the colors and compositions of that style. Thank you, Julia and Melissa!

    1. Oh yay Michaele!! I hope you love it as much as we do!!

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