The Party

This is another story from Aunt Kitty’s Storybook. I based it on my niece, and all the fairies are based on fairies from Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairies. The Party Kaya liked to pretend she was a fairy. After all, she had a fairy forest in her own backyard! It had white lights on the … Continue reading The Party

Christmas

The following story is from one of the first antique books I ever owned. It is from the 1880s, and it is called Merry Doings of Childhood. It has fantastic stories, and has some of the most beautiful pictures that are still vibrant and dark. Some stories are not so sunny. They are there to … Continue reading Christmas

Gillian’s Christmas – Tree

Here is a story from Chatterbox, 1912. I really, really loved this story! GILLIAN’S CHRISTMAS – TREE. ‘Mother, can’t we have a Christmas-tree?’ asked Gillian Derwent, one December day, standing by the table, where her widowed mother sat painting Christmas cards, in a shabby sitting-room at Seacombe, a small South-coast watering-place, where they were spending … Continue reading Gillian’s Christmas – Tree

Lessons of the Snow

This is from a book called Parables for Little People by J. W. G. Ward. It was published in 1921, consisting of 52 ‘sermonettes’ as they are called. I thought this was going to turn into a sort of ‘A Christmas Carol’ sort of story, but it’s not, really. I thought it was nice. (Not … Continue reading Lessons of the Snow

In Winter

Songs of Childhood, 1923. Are you tired of winter references? Not when it is a reference from an antique book! IN WINTER Brown are all the trees, and bare; Leaves, we know, are hidden there, Waiting till the bluebirds sing Their song of the spring. This is from Chatterbox, 1912. Perhaps this would be a … Continue reading In Winter