Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Ball at Na~Da Farm... Where is My Fairy Godmother When I Need Her??? ...


Cinderella... my favorite fairytale... that ends happily~ever~after... I was five years old when I received my very own book of Cinderella, which the beautiful illustration below is from... Cinderella DID get to go the the ball... with a little help from her Fairy Godmother...


I'm wondering where my Fairy Godmother has been lately?... Spring has not really "sprung" here yet... days and days of cold, snow and rain with just a tad of sunshine in between... which has meant staying inside so much... I have been feeling alot like Cinderella lately...staying mostly inside... cleaning, dusting, mopping, I even cleaned out the cinders in the fireplace... I caught my reflection in the mirror... old housecleaning clothes on, hair tied up... dustmop in my hand... and began to dream...
Dreaming of going to the ball... I so want to go to Na~Da Farm in May for their big event... and shop... and attend the ball... and meet Anne Marie...whose beautiful home and farm is featured in Fifi's new book Romantic Prairie Style which I love...and I want to meet Fabulous Fifi... and so many of my beautiful blog friends who will be attending, ... I have some pretty glass slippers... and my own Prince Charming... (who doesn't want to go to the ball however)...
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother told her to go to the garden and get her the biggest pumpkin she could find...

I'm not sure there are any real pumpkins left around here...
Do you think a faux one would do???...
I promise to be back by midnight...
Where are you Fairy Godmother???... xoxo...



27 comments:

  1. What a sweet post. I love the vintage illustrations too. Have a good time getting your ensemble together. That Ball sounds like it will be great fun. Have a nice weekend.
    www.skylarkmanor.com

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  2. you are too cute!! what an enchanting post....

    I do hope you can come...

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  3. Ah Julie, you will be fabulous at the Ball! Love those "glass" slippers that you are going to wear. Also love that "Cinderella" picture cleaning! I know your Fairy Godmother will be here soon to sweep you away, even if it isn't in a pumpkin coach! Have fun when you go!

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  4. I want to go to the ball with you- I don't have any glass slippers. My prince charming is use to me wearing my air cast and loves me anyways...lol
    Cute post sweetie.
    Hugs

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  5. Such a sweet post, Cinderella!! I am so sorry about your terrible weather. Is this normal for your neck of the woods?

    I was lucky enough to meet Anne Marie last fall, she is as beautiful as sweet. I promised I would be at this event, but it turns out we arrive home from Asheville the weekend of it. I could cry.

    There is another event next weekend that I am going to and there will be several people featured in the book at it. I am very excited! Should I bring the book for signing or is that tacky?

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Hi Julie Marie, what a sweet post... I do hope you get the nice weather that your longing for soon! The Ball sounds like a good time for sure!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  7. Love your post!!! Oh, I hope your Fairy Godmother comes as I would love to meet you there! My dear friend Leah and I will be attending!

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  8. Hi Jane... I would definitely take your book for signing!... I'm sure the ladies would be flattered!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  9. Hi Julie Marie,
    Love this post and do hope you go to the ball. The glass slippers are perfect and oh I want a pair too. LOL
    You are adorable in your Cinderella pic. A true princess even with a mop!
    Oh that pretty pumpkin is divine too.
    Love the Blue and White issue too. I just got mine and been enjoying it so much. I am so thankful to still own my grandma's original blue willow dishes.
    Love your rose tea set. Tea just tastes better in a pretty rose cup.
    Enjoyed catching up.
    Thank you for stopping by. Each day is getting a little better.

    Love you dear friend,
    Celestina Marie

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  10. Cute post Julie Marie!! I love it!

    Cool and dreary here too...waiting for spring warmth! :)
    Blessings~

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  11. What an endearing Post. You are so special sweeeet friend~ CUTE, TOO!

    Happy Palm Sunday to you...blessings and love are sent your way~

    Love, Rebecca

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  12. Oh dear Julie Maria...I wish I were a "fairy godmother"....I would make all your wishes come true.
    (O:

    Jo

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  13. Julie Marie, if you see her send her over here when you're done with her. I could use a night at the ball too!!!!
    big hugs...

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  14. Ahhh, this is a wonderful post! I loved the fairy tales of old and especially loved Cinderella. Hopefully spring will be here soon, Julie Marie. Gracie and me have our fingers and paws crossed.

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  15. Julie Marie,
    You are still beautiful in your mob cap and rags.
    How are you Dear One?
    I have a Prince charming also ...who never wants to go to the Ball...LOL.
    Tess is looking so good.What a beautiful dog . She is so happy. You can see it in her face more and more.
    This is a wonderful post and it put a smile on my face.I will try and call you soon.
    Thanks for stoping by.It is beautiful out right now.You will get your Spring soon.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

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  16. Hi Julie-Marie, I love that photo of you. I never look that good when cleaning. I am just now catching up on my blog friends as I spent the weekend outside. I wish some warm weather for you too! hugs♥O

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  17. You are just the cutest! Love your glass sippers. What a sweet post my sweet friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  18. You are just too cute for words! I love this post.

    -Marie

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  19. Hi Julie,What a beautiful post.One day the sun will be shining, it will be warm and you will be able to go outside and start enjoying Spring--It is the same here Im waiting to go outside so Im doing projects and painting inside--Love your shoes! Sincerely,Jonny

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  20. What a sweet post! So creative. The NaDa Farm event sounds like so much fun. I'm dreaming of a day when I can attend an event and meet so many of my wonderful blog friends! We'll get there someday. We can leave our Prince Charmings at home! lol

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  21. OHHH JULIE WHAT A SWEET AND FUN POST!! I DO HOPE YOU GET TO GO TO THE BALL :) I JUST KNOW YOU WILL BE THE BELL OF THE BALL.....GIGGLES!!

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALWAYS STOPPING BY AND LEAVING ME SUCH SWEET COMMENT :) YOU ALWAYS PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE :)

    XO~MARI

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  22. I found your blog visiting The Magic Tutu.....love your beautiful pictures and blogging.

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  23. Hi Julie Marie,
    Stopping by to visit this darling post again and to say hello.
    Hope your storms have calmed. We are due again today for more. Miss Beazy is not happy at all.
    Puppy hugs and kisses for sweet Tessy.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Love to you,
    Celestina Marie

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  24. Hello cute friend. I would love to meet the fabulous Fifi too. Take me with you. So much to share with you. My book arrived and I love it! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  25. Julie Marie~
    You MUST go to the ball. Wish I had half your blogging creativity. Most sweet. xoxo Amy

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  26. Oh my goodness! That is exactly the copy of Cinderella I grew up with, and I wrote a post about it. Come over and check it out, if you'd like. I'm a forever Cinderella fan!!!

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