One of my favorite childhood fairy tales was Little Red Riding Hood. The little girl with the red cape with a hood. I yearned for a red cape with a hood. One Halloween I tried to talk my mother into letting me be Little Red Riding Hood figuring that I could get my cape that way, but alas, that was not to be --
The Little Golden Book of the story of Little Red Riding Hood of my childhood . . .
And the real life house from that book -- Grandmother's House!
Where inside . . .
Awaits the wolf!
The illustrations from that book are so dear . . .
And I especially like the illustration of the house . . . grandmother's house!
And I'm not the wolf, nor am I Little Red Riding Hood (or even a Big Red Riding Hood) and instead of a red cape with hood I have on a raincoat and rain hat -- it was definitely a rainy day at Grandmother's House!
The sign at the cottage . . . Mrs. Jones lived in the cottage at the time she illustrated the book and thus she drew on her own home for inspiration for Grandmother's House.
It's nice to see something that you're read about come to life . . . and that version of Little Red Riding Hood was the version I grew up with! I am now off to find a copy!
The house -- Little Red Riding Hood's Grandmother's House is at Pickety Place Herb Farm in New Hampshire. It's a bit off the beaten track and deep into the woods (but isn't that where Grandmother's House should be -- deep in the woods) but definitely worth a trip if you're in the area.
It's Wednesday and I"m sharing "Grandmother's House" with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.