kaneko isao

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“There was a poor but pious little girl who lived alone with her mother, and they no longer had anything to eat. So the child went into the forest, and there an old woman met her. She knew of the girl’s sorrow, and presented her with a little pot, which when she said, ‘Little pot, cook,’ would cook good, sweet millet porridge, and when she said, 'Little pot, stop,’ it stopped cooking.

The girl took the pot home to her mother, and now they were freed from their poverty and hunger, and ate sweet porridge as often as they chose. One time when the girl had gone out, her mother said, 'Little pot, cook.’ And it did cook, and she ate until she was full, and then she wanted the pot to stop cooking, but did not know the word. So it went on cooking and the porridge rose over the edge, and still it cooked on until the kitchen and whole house were full, and then the next house, and then the whole street, just as if it wanted to satisfy the hunger of the whole world. It was terrible, and no one knew how to stop it. At last when only one single house remained, the child came home and just said, 'Little pot, stop,’ and it stopped cooking, and anyone who wished to return to the town had to eat his way back.”

– “Sweet Porridge” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

overdress: Pink House
dress: h.Naoto GRAMM
skirt: Metamorphose
bag: Angelic Pretty
floral corsages: Moss Märchen
biscuit pin: Dearie 

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Natural kei teddy bear rough coord layout.  I. LOVE. THIS. DRESS. ILOVEITILOVEITILOVEIT.  It is the most decadent nk dress I own.  Seriously, it’s sinful how many pintucks there are.  There are double layers of ruffles all over it.  Not to mention that the two bow ties you see on the skirt portion are both drawstrings to control how wide you want the skirt to flare from the waist.  And the skirt is SO full.

Granted, it’s not THE most outrageously pintucked thing ever released in the nk world, but for the price I paid, it’s pretty damn awesome.

This is just a rough coord thrown together with the things I have, but I think I’ll teddy bear it up with lots of warm cozy knits and teddy bear things for the winter.

Blouse: Pink House

OP: Wonderful World

Skirt: Pink House

corsage: made by me

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“Round about the castle a thorn hedge began to grow, and every year it became higher, until it finally surrounded and covered the entire castle. Finally nothing at all could be seen of it, not even the flag on the roof.

A legend circulated throughout the land about the beautiful sleeping Little Brier-Rose, for so the princess was called. Legends also told that from time to time princes came, wanting to force their way through the hedge into the castle. However, they did not succeed, for the thorns held firmly together, as though they had hands, and the young men became stuck in them, could not free themselves, and died miserably.”

–excerpt from “Little Brier-Rose” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

dress, pink rose corsage: Pink House
gingham skirt: Wonderful World
skirt: Metamorphose
red mini rosette brooch: Perianth
other floral corsages: Moss Märchen
parasol, necklace: vintage, thrifted 

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“Once in summer when he was working alone in the garden, the day was so warm he took his little cap off that the air might cool him. As the sun shone on his hair it glittered and flashed so that the rays fell into the bedroom of the king’s daughter, and up she sprang to see what that could be. Then she saw the boy, and cried to him, ‘Boy, bring me a wreath of flowers.’

He put his cap on with all haste, and gathered wild field-flowers and bound them together. When he was ascending the stairs with them, the gardener met him, and said, 'How can you take the king’s daughter a garland of such common flowers. Go quickly and get another, and seek out the prettiest and rarest.’

'Oh no,’ replied the boy, 'the wild ones have more scent, and will please her better.”’

– excerpt from “Iron John” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

blouse: Wonderful World

apron skirt: Pink House

underskirt: Metamorphose

corsage: Moss Märchen

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“Then the king spoke, ‘My daughters, I know not when my last day may arrive. I will today decide what each shall receive at my death. You all love me, but the one of you who loves me best, shall fare the best.’ Each of them said she loved him best.

'Can you not express to me,’ said the king, 'how much you do love me, and thus I shall see what you mean.’ The eldest spoke, 'I love my father as dearly as the sweetest sugar.’ The second, 'I love my father as dearly as my prettiest dress.’ But the youngest was silent.

Then the father asked, 'And you, my dearest child, how much do you love me?’ 'I do not know, and can compare my love with nothing.’ But her father insisted that she should name something. So she said at last, 'The best food does not please me without salt, therefore I love my father like salt.’”

– excerpt from “The Goose-Girl at the Well” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

dress, hooded blouse: Pink House

skirt: Metamorphose

parasol: Baby the Stars Shine Bright

floral corsages: Moss Märchen 

jacket: thrift gift from Koda 

♥ this coord is dedicated to Selune, a fellow PH fan ♥

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“The bear said, ‘Here, children, knock the snow out of my coat a little;’ so they brought the broom and swept the bear’s hide clean; and he stretched himself by the fire and growled contentedly and comfortably. It was not long before they grew quite at home, and played tricks with their clumsy guest. They tugged his hair with their hands, put their feet upon his back and rolled him about, or they took a hazel-switch and beat him, and when he growled they laughed. But the bear took it all in good part, only, when they were too rough, he called out, 'Leave me alive, children!

Snowy-white, Rosy-red,
Will you beat your lover dead?’”

– excerpt from “Snow-White and Rose-Red” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

dress, blouse, shawl, bear pins: Wonderful World

skirt: Kaneko Isao

underskirt: Metamorphose

shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

ring, necklace: Innocent World 

cottage ring: MKL Accessories