14 April 2017

#AtoZChallenge | L is for Little Red Riding Hood


Little Red Riding Hood is a character I love. I had not seen this version by Fiep Westendorp until Heleen (the Netherlands) sent it to me in the shape of a postcard. The same illustration appears on the selvage of this wonderful (wonderful, wonderful!) sheet of stamps issued last year. Can you spot her?




And there is another version on the following postcard, also sent by Heleen:


But, besides Little Red Riding Hood, the Fairy Tale Wood, by Molly Brett (1902-1990) includes A LOT of fairy tales characters on one single illustration:




  • Puss in Boots
  • Hansel & Grethel
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • The Twelve Swans
  • The Three Piglets
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Red Shoes
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Petter Rabbit 
  • The Chinese Nightingale (Thanks, Heleen! Again)
  • Sleeping Beauty (Thanks, Donna!)
  • The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs (Thanks, Phillip!)
  • The Golden Bird (Thanks, Eva!)
  • Dick Whittington and His Cat (Thanks, Anne!)
  • Saint George (Thanks, Anne!)
  • ...


  • Are other characters on the postcard that I have missed?


    45 comments:

    1. The Chinese Nightingale?

      Thank you for posting, funny to see Dutch Post's canceling machine only hit three of the stamps and kept Fiep's/Annie's bus almost completely un-inked :-)

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      1. I wanted to post just for you to see the odd cancellations :)

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    2. It's such a pleasure to visit you Eva. Takes me back to the days of the post office:) When the hurly-burly of this challenge is done, I shall grab a cuppa and enjoy your space at leisure:)
      L is for Laundry

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      1. Thanks for your kind words! You're always welcome here :D

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    3. cute- I wish people still sent me cards! :P


      too late smart

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      1. You can join Postcrossing, for instance. But I should warn you... it is highly addictive!

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    4. I LOVE fairy tales! So much creative fodder there. They are such classics with their hidden messages about being human. I joined Postcrossing & have dabbled a bit. Fun post today. Lettering Arts Fits right in with mail art.

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      1. You're going to enjoy Postcrossing, I'm sure!
        Thanks for the link :)

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    5. I love the variety of postcards you post. Amazing!

      Nilanjana
      Madly-in-Verse

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      1. I'm trying to post different styles. Well... I get very different postcards!

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    6. These are just fantastic, Eva. You must have quite a collection!
      I think Sleeping Beauty is depicted with the knight on the horse by the castle.
      Donna Smith
      Mainely Write
      LKYPUP

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      1. Not a "organised" collection, anyway.
        Thanks for pointing out to Sleeping Beauty.

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    7. That stamp sheet is phenomenal. A little red bus for riding back to your 'hood.

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      1. This sheet is a favourite, I adore Fiep Westendorp. It is a pity that I haven't any better picture/scan (the envelope arrived to Spain).

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    8. Hey i love all the variety of postcards you post..Hansel & Gratel was one of my favourite fairy tail..

      Launching SIM Organics This April

      *Menaka Bharathi *

      *SimpleIndianMom*

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      1. Thanks! I used to like Hansel and Gretel, but I found it too sad, at the same time.

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    9. Beautiful! I love the last one especially, with the fairy tail animals. The goose caught my eye but my fave was the Three Bears.

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      1. The Three Bears is so funny, I love it too.

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    10. These are all so delightful!

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      1. I'm glad you like the postcards.

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    11. You do have fun stuff up, ma'am!
      Haven't spotted any more fairy tales but I'll keep looking!

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      1. Let me know if you find something.

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    12. Could the goose be the goose that laid the golden egg? Or is it part of a different story?

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      1. In our tradition, it was a hen, not a goose! :O

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    13. Just the card to send to children. Naturally I would have the stamps.

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      1. Well, they were sent to an adult...

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    14. Eva, what a wonderful life you're living. I can only imagine the delight when something like this lands in your incoming mail. It would be impossible to keep a smile off your face, no?

      Have fun!

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      1. Impossible :)

        (But you can't compare receiving mail to getting murdered every day with a different weapon, you know.)

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      1. Vintage? Maybe you're right...

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    16. What a wonderful card...an awsome stamp set and an amazing picture. The boy with the fox might be one, too...but I don't know it

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      1. I think it could be The Golden Bird. I added it, anyway. Merci!

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    17. Awesome Nederland stamp. I remember a time I was in Seoul, Korea and I wanted mail a letter back home and all of sudden the weight of the decision to travel abroad became so powerful. The Post person had no idea what I was saying and requesting.
      Posting stamps like this may motivate even ONE person to travel one day.
      L is for L'Engle, did you like Wrinkle in Time?
      http://theglobaldig.blogspot.com/2017/04/l-is-for-lengle-atozchallenge-via.html

      @trincarl

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      1. This sheet of stamps is one of my favourite ever (Mmm... I think I had already written that). Anyway, yes, I agree: stamps incite you to travel!

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    18. I really like the fun of finding all the characters in that last postcard.

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      1. Postcards can be full of fun!

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    19. They're all wonderful, but that fairy tale postcard is a marvelous work of art!

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      1. Imagine how many time sped the illustrator to make this!

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    20. Eeee that little red riding hood is so cute! :D I love it! The Molly Brett postcard is wonderful too - it reminds me of the illustrations in books my Mom and I read together. :)

      Here's my "L" post :) http://nataliewestgate.com/2017/04/liar-secret-diary-of-a-serial-killer

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      1. Very different styles,aren't they?

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    21. Such lovely illustrations! :)

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    22. Is that Dick Whittington and his cat in the background in front of Cinderella's coach?
      Love that sheet of stamps!
      A-Z of Printmakers

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    23. And Saint George on the horse?

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      1. I hadn't heard about Dick Whittington... Now I think you're right. Also with Saint George (although some people wouldn't accept his belonging to the fairy world...). Thanks for your visit and your suggestions!

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    Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.