The Journal of Coquette

morililylady:

Fairytale Characters: Sleeping Beauty

A king and queen had no children, although they wanted one very much. Then one day while the queen was sitting in her bath, a crab crept out of the water onto the ground and said, “Your wish will soon be fulfilled, and you will bring a daughter into the world.” And that is what happened.
The king was so happy about the birth of the princess that he held a great celebration. He also invited the fairies who lived in his kingdom, but because he had only twelve golden plates, one had to be left out, for there were thirteen of them.
The fairies came to the celebration, and as it was ending they presented the child with gifts. The one promised her virtue, the second one gave beauty, and so on, each one offering something desirable and magnificent. The eleventh fairy had just presented her gift when the thirteenth fairy walked in. She was very angry that she had not been invited and cried out, “Because you did not invite me, I tell you that in her fifteenth year, your daughter will prick herself with a spindle and fall over dead.”
The parents were horrified, but the twelfth fairy, who had not yet offered her wish, said, “It shall not be her death. She will only fall into a hundred-year sleep.” The king, hoping to rescue his dear child, issued an order that all spindles in the entire kingdom should be destroyed.
The princess grew and became a miracle of beauty. One day, when she had just reached her fifteenth year, the king and queen went away, leaving her all alone in the castle. She walked from room to room, following her heart’s desire. Finally she came to an old tower. A narrow stairway led up to it. Being curious, she climbed up until she came to a small door. There was a small yellow key in the door. She turned it, and the door sprang open. She found herself in a small room where an old woman sat spinning flax. She was attracted to the old woman, and joked with her, and said that she too would like to try her hand at spinning. She picked up the spindle, but no sooner did she touch it, than she pricked herself with it and then fell down into a deep sleep.



Story of the Sleeping Beauty
Aug 29

morililylady:

Fairytale Characters: Sleeping Beauty

A king and queen had no children, although they wanted one very much. Then one day while the queen was sitting in her bath, a crab crept out of the water onto the ground and said, “Your wish will soon be fulfilled, and you will bring a daughter into the world.” And that is what happened.

The king was so happy about the birth of the princess that he held a great celebration. He also invited the fairies who lived in his kingdom, but because he had only twelve golden plates, one had to be left out, for there were thirteen of them.

The fairies came to the celebration, and as it was ending they presented the child with gifts. The one promised her virtue, the second one gave beauty, and so on, each one offering something desirable and magnificent. The eleventh fairy had just presented her gift when the thirteenth fairy walked in. She was very angry that she had not been invited and cried out, “Because you did not invite me, I tell you that in her fifteenth year, your daughter will prick herself with a spindle and fall over dead.”

The parents were horrified, but the twelfth fairy, who had not yet offered her wish, said, “It shall not be her death. She will only fall into a hundred-year sleep.” The king, hoping to rescue his dear child, issued an order that all spindles in the entire kingdom should be destroyed.

The princess grew and became a miracle of beauty. One day, when she had just reached her fifteenth year, the king and queen went away, leaving her all alone in the castle. She walked from room to room, following her heart’s desire. Finally she came to an old tower. A narrow stairway led up to it. Being curious, she climbed up until she came to a small door. There was a small yellow key in the door. She turned it, and the door sprang open. She found herself in a small room where an old woman sat spinning flax. She was attracted to the old woman, and joked with her, and said that she too would like to try her hand at spinning. She picked up the spindle, but no sooner did she touch it, than she pricked herself with it and then fell down into a deep sleep.

Story of the Sleeping Beauty

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histoire-de-lart:

john william waterhouse, the soul of the rose, 1908, oil on canvas
Aug 29

histoire-de-lart:

john william waterhouse, the soul of the rose, 1908, oil on canvas

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coquette-journal:

My Inspiration Friday: http://alicewonderland2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/discover-magic-of-tina-sosna.html

#tinasosna
Aug 29

coquette-journal:

My Inspiration Friday: http://alicewonderland2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/discover-magic-of-tina-sosna.html

#tinasosna

rosettes:

Wang Ji-Won in “Oh, My Ophelia” for for Vogue Girl Korea April 2007 photographed by by Oh Joong Seok


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Aug 29

rosettes:

Wang Ji-Won in “Oh, My Ophelia” for for Vogue Girl Korea April 2007 photographed by by Oh Joong Seok

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"If flowers can teach themselves how to bloom after winter passes, so can you."

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Working! Discover Tina Sosna: http://alicewonderland2.blogspot.com #tinasosna #inspiration #working at #franklins #franklinsrestsurant #selfportrait series by with #alicesaga #iamadream #girl with mirror photo by #augustebelloc (at Franklins)
Aug 29

Working! Discover Tina Sosna: http://alicewonderland2.blogspot.com #tinasosna #inspiration #working at #franklins #franklinsrestsurant #selfportrait series by with #alicesaga #iamadream #girl with mirror photo by #augustebelloc (at Franklins)

Adventures in my garden while baking bread:) #garden #fox #cat #thegardens #eastdulwich #dulwich #adventure #zoo  (at The Gardens East Dulwich)
Aug 29

Adventures in my garden while baking bread:) #garden #fox #cat #thegardens #eastdulwich #dulwich #adventure #zoo (at The Gardens East Dulwich)

My Inspiration Friday: http://alicewonderland2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/discover-magic-of-tina-sosna.html
Aug 29

My Inspiration Friday: http://alicewonderland2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/discover-magic-of-tina-sosna.html

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