The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

  The Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, a shape-shifting lover, and an abundance of beautiful autumn fruit.   THE WOOING OF POMONA – An Autumn Story –   ONCE upon a time, in the happy days of old, Vertumnus, Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, […]

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The prettiest girl in all Ireland, a great fire and the most deliciously tempting music. Halloween, otherwise known as ‘All Hallows Eve’ is a celebration that takes place annually on the 31st of October. It is […]

The Last Bee of Summer – An Autumn Story

The Last Bee of Summer – An Autumn Story

A story of the changing seasons, a mournful peacock butterfly, and a hard-working bee whose end is very near.   This story was taken from Dewdrops from Fairyland – Illustrated by A. Duncan Carse.     […]

Summer’s Passing

Summer’s Passing

Summer’s Passing Beautiful autumnal illustration, and one our personal favourites by Jessie Willcox Smith. Taken from Dream Blocks, a wonderful book of children’s verse by A. C. Higgins full of Willcox’s gorgeous watercolours.   Summer’s Passing My […]

Autumn Illustrations – A Picture of Autumn

Autumn Illustrations – A Picture of Autumn

A Picture of Autumn – 10 Beautiful Autumn Illustrations from Vintage Children’s Books The Autumn Equinox is upon us. We love this time of year, the changing of the colours to auburns and oranges, rouge sunsets […]

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day It’s National Apple Day! To celebrate we’re sharing Arthur Rackham‘s beautiful illustrations from Eden Phillpott’s delightful book A Dish of Apples. We’ve also added our favourite […]