Thursday, April 16, 2009

Snow White and Rose Red


I love the rich colors of this wonderful postcard. It is a reproduction of of an antique postcard, printed in the USA on 100% recycled paper, by the Evergreen Press in Walnut Creek, California.
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The postcard reminds me of the old fairytale about Snow White and Rose Red. The two lovely sisters, one blonde, one brunette, live in a cottage in the forest. Going about their daily activities, they keep rescuing an ungrateful old dwarf from certain death and danger. They also befriend a rather large and hairy bear, feeding and sheltering him through the winter. Turns out the bear is not a bear at all. He is a handsome prince who has been put under a terrible spell by the same dastardly dwarf.
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At the end of the tale, the bear pounces upon the grizzled little enchanter and eats him up! The spell is broken, the bear skin falls away, and of course, the just-released prince marries Snow White. He introduces Rose Red to his younger brother--and they all live happily ever after. (grin)

3 comments:

Clytie said...

I like the way the 4-leaf clovers are strewn about, including the one they are walking on. Beautiful postcard, intriguing story.

Grannie Annie said...

Snow White and Rose Red is my absolute favorite fairytale from my misbegotten childhood. My Mom gave away my storybook. I thought I was the last surviving person who had ever heard of it. I haven't been able to find it in a currant fairytale book.
You are the best Sis, I am going to redouble my efforts to find it my granddaughter need to read it, and so do I.
p.s. The postcard is nice too!

Lois said...

I had almost forgotten about that fairy tale! Thanks for the reminder. I love the dresses on the girls!