Thursday, April 5, 2012

hansel and gretel

The animals tried to warn them. The deer stamped its hoof on the earth three times.
The hedgehog sneezed. But Hansel and Gretel did not hear.



Rabbit whistled softly, and mouse put down her radish and let out her loudest squeek.
But Hansel was hungry. He had his mind on ginger cookies
and little tarts and hot chocolate.
Even badger tried to help when he peeked from his den and let out a low growl.
However, Gretel's stomach was growling too , for peach pie. So she didn't hear the warning.
Then , in a clearing in the woods they thought they saw a cottage, with a cookie roof and a walkway made of butterscotch drops. And they smelled woodfire and saw the smoke curling from the candycane chimney. They walked on , feeling sure someone truly wonderful lived in such a delightful house.



*Next time, Hansel and Gretel meet the witch!xxx




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38 comments:

Laura Farrow said...

Hello delightful Julie Whitmore! Happy spring!

Valerianna said...

Enchanting! I'm waiting with bated breath for the next installment!!

Vicky said...

Hi Julie,
Thankyou for this wonderful, magical journey through the woods with Hansel and Gretel!!!
Your pottery pieces as always are exquisite!!!!
Hugs
Vicky xxxx

Librarian said...

How sweet is that!! Can't wait for the next instalment :-)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

I love the way you have illustrated this old favourite with your lovely pieces Julie! Did you make the delicious looking peach pie as well? Lesley x

cr-mics said...

Your story makes me hungry. Here they're called "Hans en Grietje". I'm curious for the witch!

Claire said...

Hey Julie, I'm feeling a little peckish after reading your wonderful story.......

I'm sure I would be enchanted by that wonderful cottage too and those ginger cookies look amazing...

I'm up early as I couldn't sleep I think it's time for some toast and a cuppa after reading this and I look forward to the next instalment.

I wonder what the witch will look like?

Have a great weekend,

Claire x

Pixie said...

A beautiful story......and such beautiful pottery......always a delight to see your work Julie.

Pixie x

farmlady said...

Oh, this is wonderful... and so are all the new creations. Your pottery is so beautiful. There is nothing like it anywhere.
Can't wait to hear the end of this old, but new, story.
Charming post!

Robin Larkspur said...

A wonderfully delicious re-telling of the Hansel and Gretel story. All those beautiful animals working hard to keep those two hungry kids safe! I adore your pottery.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hansel and Gretel are my husbands favorite characters from childhood!

Your work is just lovely!

Zulma said...

Beautiful Hansel y Gretel ... hermosa historia !!! el pastel , aca lo llamamos " pastafrola " se ve muuuuuy rica !!!! dan ganas de comersela .... besos querida Julie y FELICES PASCUAS !!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Somebody has been making beautiful ceramic art, baking yummy pies and telling wonderful stories. I hope the witch won't ruin everything when she comes.

: )

Wonderful work Julie!

lynne h said...

oh that badger... i would feel so strong if i drank from his cup...

xoxo

Lori ann said...

julie, a perfect bedtime story. i've never enjoyed hansel and gretel more.

LOVE everything (as always).
xox

millefeuilles said...

Julie, this is divine! As far as I am concerned your creations and the way your imagination works are really the stuff that dreams are made of.

Nature meets sweetmeats. It doesn't get much better than that.

Stephanie

Susan Wells said...

I'm skeerd Julie!

nina said...

run, hansel! run, gretel! run like the wind!!!!
these are so so beautiful and perfect for spring.... (did you make the lovely ginger cookies too?!)xo

dulcy said...

Another absolutely charming post, Julie! Your cottage dish is the sweetest...... I'm actually eating cereal as I write from my foxy cup you made. I use it for breakfast every day....really!

xo
dulcy

Patricia Griffin said...

You never fail to delight! What treasures!

vicki said...

Oh no-- not the WITCH!! I've got my eyes covered----

Beautiful creations- cant believe I missed them ALL when you listed them! I love the little cups!

You give life to beautiful whimsy--- I'd love to live in your beautiful creative world.

Beautiful as always Julie!
Vicki

Barbara said...

I love the way you do those fluted edges and the Hansel & Grettal Cottage is lovely.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love the way you tell the story....I want a cupboard full of these.....Happy Happy Easter to you!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Hansel and Gretel,
come come to The Vintage Fairy Tales, we have no witch only, "Johnny you're too bad",
he's not interested in kids;)

Happy Easter Julie
XX
Becky

Helen Philipps said...

I really didn't want this post to come to an end, Julie! What a wonderful, creative way of story telling....and how beautifully illustrated with your sweet pottery pieces. Delightful! I am looking forward to the rest of the tale now...
Wishing you a Happy Easter.
Helen x

Country Rabbit said...

sooooo beautifully enchanting and magical...i so love the way you create such wonderful fairytale ceramics - really special and a beautiful talent!...Hansel and Gretel art work is really special...love old fairy stories ;0) happy easter x

felicity said...

One of my favourite fairy stories. I'd love some moulds like the ginger cookie ones - wonderful patterns.

sharon said...

Your whimsey makes my day! How very beautiful Julie! Each piece you make is amazing!

Deb said...

Beautiful!
Happy Easter Julie ♥

Aprilgirl said...

Who could resist Hansel and Gretel done a la Julie Whitmore's enchanting pottery...

Mozart's Girl said...

Dearest Julie, another beautiful post... creativity & magic entwine to make a very special mixture. Hoping you had a wonderful Easter too. Not sure if you read my reply to your comment, but i DO have a copy of Recipes from an Old Farmhouse...I bought it 36 years ago, with my pocket money! Absolutely charming, as I find all of Alison Uttley's books. You will love it too, i know. happy week xoxo Rachel

kate fern said...

too lovely and the ginger cookies look amazing
best wishes

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Rachel, Hello and yes I am so pleased you know the book, its much the same way I bought The Pepperidge Farm cookbook which i still love to read.
I can't wait to receive it and will let you know my impressions ,
) I did manage to find one with the Tunnicliff
illustrationsxx.

vicki said...

Hi Julie- I'm just back-- looking for the witch!!
Vicki

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Beautiful pottery to go along with a childhood story. Loved it!! I also love that peach pie. It will be a while before peaches are in season in New England.

jone hallmark said...

You make me smile....and that is so welcome these days....
thank you, dear Julie, for that gift.

xo

Kathryn Glover said...

I'm so in love with all of your creations!

jen storer said...

I do love badgers and your badger bowl is perfect. I feel slightly awful because i made the badger in The Accidental Princess a baddie! My only excuse is that the Imp Master made him that way. You've been extremely prolific Julie. Do we have spring to thank for this? jxx

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