A vintage postcard showing Hansel and Gretel and The Witch. Click on all pics for better views.
She asks in both German and French...who is nibbling on my little house?
Postmarked 1938....Rotterdam and Oosterbeek
These are made by Elastolin in Germany. The witch looks like she is just about to smack Hansel right on the back of his head! Gretel looks like she already got smacked.
Another set by Elastolin.
These are cake toppers from Hong Kong.
This set is by Bully from West Germany.
Hansel and Gretel and The Witch house from Japan.
These were also used as cake toppers.
The Pied Piper of Hamlin....another favorite tale.
As you might have noticed the last few days posts show more playful witch items than earlier posts. This is because I am literally crawling through the attic pulling out boxes which I have not touched in well over 12 years. A lot of this was collected and used when my children were young. That is why it is more whimsical than most of my collection. When my kids were little I would decorate several rooms from the beginning of September through Halloween with all of my collection. As they got older it was pushed to the back of the attic. I was up there yesterday just knowing that something creepy crawly had to be lurking somewhere when I stepped on something. I looked down and started screaming like a loon. I stepped on one of the many mice I use to decorate for Halloween but in the dim light I thought it was real. Hehe...I tricked myself!
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